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Condo/Apartment -
7 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Glendaruel, Cowal Peninsula, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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Calum R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brilliant and Comfortable stay!”
Reviewed May 26, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Travelled here for a couple of nights with a group of friends for a 21st birthday celebration. The lodge itself was well maintained and very comfortable. Owners were incredibly accommodating and helped promptly whenever a problem arose (ie. hot-tub for lodge was not working properly so gave us access to other properties' tub as no-one was using it). Where the lodge comes into it's own is all of the outdoor activities that are on offer. These include a swimming pool, hot-tub, bouncy castle, table tennis table, pool table and a pretty woodland walk with a waterfall along the way if you fancy a swim. Overall had a really great stay here with very little issue, and would not hesitate to recommend to a friend.

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 26, 2016
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a positive review for us. Not all our satisfied customers do so, and we appreciate you for making the effort. You were a great party and we hope to see you again.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 15, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

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Liked best: All of it!
Liked least: everything was great! no bad feedback!
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 18, 2015
I am so pleased that you had a good time. Thank you for visiting and taking the trouble to post such a nice review. I hope we see you again and that other people find the review helpful, too.
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IDrylie
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely holidays”
Reviewed May 4, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

My family and I stayed at the Old Barn 13th-17th April. We had a wonderful time. Location is great and the surrounding scenery is lovely. The Old barn itself is in good condition. Beds comfortable and showers hot! The accomodation has everything you need to please all ages. We made good use of the swimming pool, games cottage and hot tub/sauna. Kids found it hilarious sheep and lambs had to vacate football pitch before we could play! Bikes weren't usable on arrival but staff were very helpful for anything we needed and soon there was a repair man round to service bikes. Overall we had a lovely time all being together under one roof, location and accommodation lovely. Note- deposit returned 11 days after our return (I would say this worried me after reading other reviews but owner did respond to any communication from me and explained delay.)

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 18, 2015
Thanks for taking the time to review us. I am glad we managed to get bikes fixed for you - it is amazing how some people treat them and we are wondering if we should start charging for them, to make people look after them better. The deposit is returned after the house has been very thoroughly inspected in the process of being prepared for the next guests. that sometimes takes just over a week. We also need to check if you have left anything that needs posting back!!! Thank you for the review and for staying.
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Ormidaleh...
Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great weekend, fantastic accommodation!”
Reviewed October 30, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Our group of friends including myself had an absolutely fantastic time staying at the Old Barn and Garden Cottage in September. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and the weather was the cherry on top of the cake. We certainly plan to come back next year as we all enjoyed our weekend.
The property was clean and tidy when we arrived and had all facilities required to make the ideal weekend away (especially the use of hot tub)!
Making reference to the comment below, I can confirm the deposit was returned when the bank details were provided.

Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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GRamsay12...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“DO NOT GIVE DEPOSIT IN CASH!!”
Reviewed October 20, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Being a bit green behind the ears. We handed over an £800 deposit in cash to John the estate manager. We left the place clean and tidy. No damages. Been trying ever since to get the money back only for calls/texts/emails to be ignored. It's nothing short of daylight robbery.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 5, 2015
This is completely inaccurate. The deposit was 100% returned to the person who booked the holiday as soon as they supplied their bank details. They will confirm this if asked. They asked for this review to be taken down and Tripadviser refused, even thought the person writing it dint book the holiday or ever deal with us. The person who booked with us said they would give us a 5 star review. Also, it wasn't £800 and the estate manager isn't called John. Apart from that, really fair comment.....
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UK
Reviewed August 19, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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Liked best: The recreational facilities
Liked least: The Wifi was a bit dodgy.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
LSinclair...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent - would highly recommend”
Reviewed June 6, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

A group of 13 stayed here in May 2014 and had an excellent 3 days. The house was very clean and we were impressed with how spacious the rooms were. The kitchen was large enough to cook our meals for 13 people, and the 14 seater dining room in the house allowed us all to eat our meals together. All of the rooms provided towels and dressing gowns which was very handy to use to go in the sauna or out to the hot tub. The garden area outside was lovely, and we made use of the large garden table along with the bbq in the sunny weather. The private hot tub was very popular with our group.

The games room was a great hit with the boys in our group, spending a lot of time on the ping pong table especially. This was perfect to keep them entertained especially if the weather was not particularly good. The tennis court is not of the highest standard but it is useable and was great fun - tennis rackets and balls are all provided.

The couple who run the estate were exceptionally helpful and welcoming. They were on hand to answer any questions, and gave us advice on what there was to do in the nearby area. We had an emergency one of the nights and they were more than willing to help us with the situation. They were a very nice couple.

Overall it was a wonderful place to stay and we will most definitely consider returning in the future. Great value for money!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The amount of facilities you are provided with - whether you want to relax or be active there is something for everyone to do.
Liked least: Midges!
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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