Just back from a long weekend with family and friends at Ardgour House - without exception we had an amazing time in this beautiful, shabby, rambling gem of a house! If you're into boutique hotels and new properties this isn't for you, but if you find comfortable old buildings with original features, set in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland, absolutely enchanting then you won't be disappointed! It isn't in perfect condition but it was exactly what we were looking for, everyone fell in love with it's character and charm. Very well-equipped (not brand-new fridges, but perfectly adequate) kitchen, towels in the rooms, plenty of hot water. The pool and sauna were very much appreciated, and the games and snooker/billiards rooms mean that there's plenty to do if you can't get out! Completely relaxing watching the sheep, lambs and deer whilst eating and drinking outside. It was a privilege to stay in a place with such a history; I felt quite sad to leave and would love to go back!
Went here for long weekend (20/04/2018) with 10 adults, 11 children and 2 dogs. Everyone had an absolute ball. Location excellent, lots of great walks straight from the front door. House itself was warm, homely, clean, rough round the edges and bursting with character, wouldn't change a thing about it. Lots to do in good or bad weather. Highly recommend!!!
We immediately fell in love with Ardgour House. It's not perfect ... it is well worn and in need of repair in places. However, it is clean, warm (it is remarkable how such a big house can be so cosy), charming, impressive, full of character and had everything we needed to keep a large party of mixed ages entertained. The swimming pool, the snooker room, the well equipped playroom, the walks, the scenery ... all fab ... and the little tea room at the end of the lane provided wi-fi for those who needed it (and delicious bacon sarnies!) The kitchen had everything we needed but we spoilt ourselves by using an outside catering service (the Ariundle Centre) on some of the evenings who served us fresh local food around the impressive 22 seater dining table. We are so pleased we have discovered this gem of a house in the Scottish Highlands and are aiming to have another family gathering there again as soon as we can. What an amazing experience!
We stayed at ardgour house for a week in early February, about 18 family members plus 2 dogs. It was absolutely ideal and was exactly what it had advertised on the web site very large and spacious, not grand but very comfortable and homely with everything you could possibly need when catering for large groups. The lack of wifi was a pleasant change as it meant the kids weren't constantly on their phones , they participated in family games and what's more enjoyed it !
I have never written any review before but felt compelled to do so after reading the previous review and disagreeing with it so strongly.
Many thanks to Graeme and the team at ardgour house.
Fab location and lots of walking close at hand.
This house is in desperate need of some basic tender love and care and if it had this I would go back in a flash.
Bedding and towels clean but had to wash any dishes before using.
Lovely lawn at front and you can see deer there every day.
The rear of the house a bit of a tip and sauna not working properly and all mouldy. Swimming pool in need of a clean as well and jacuzzi not working.
Poor phone signal and no WIFI which is ok if you want away from it all but in this day and age WIFI would be a bonus. TV signal fine with ability for sky but no sky card available and for what you are paying for the house sky would be buttons.
Don't think that this house is worth the money but could be if had some basic care given to it.