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Garmoran Square
Reviewed July 6, 2012

We found Garmoran Square a warm, cosy and comfortable haven from the Scottish weather, which was rather unkind to us. The same could not be said for the owner of this beautiful accommodation, whose care and willingness to share her hospitality shines through the apartment as soon as you walk through the door. We were welcomed with fruit loaf, fresh bread and jam, coffee and milk in the kitchen, and pampered with luxurious products in the bathrooms.
The cottage was spotlessly clean and a delight to spend time in.
Garmoran Square sets a standard in accommodation that is often sought but rarely found. We're so pleased we found it, and we loved it.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Gonefishingagain
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Management response:Responded July 9, 2012

Many thanks for your great review. I am really sorry the weather was unkind to you during your stay, but this is the one aspect of the holiday unfortunately we have no control over!

However thank you for all the lovely comments about me, the welcome basket and toiletries, which are all very much appreciated.

We are also pleased you found and loved Garmoran and we hope if you are holidaying in Scotland in the future we will see you again - hopefully to let you sample some beautiful Highland sunshine!

Kindest Regards
Susan MacDonald

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Reviewed June 30, 2012

The hosts are fabulous, the setting is fabulous the accommodation is fabulous - what a else do you need? Oh yes the equipment is brilliant as is the welcome pack, just book it, you'll thank me.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Thank Quentin B
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Management response:Responded July 9, 2012

Many thanks for this fabulous review, it was a pleasure to meet you all and I am just sorry it was such a short stay, you will need to try and get back for a longer stay next time.

Thank you also for mentioning the equipment and welcome pack we have in the houses, we try and update / add to the equipment every year, trying to think of what guests may want / need while on a self catering holiday. The idea behind the welcome pack was that people can arrive, have a cup of tea /coffee with some cake and relax after their journey before having to unload the car - so that everything they needed for this was already in the house awaiting their arrival, and with a few treats as a thank you.

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Reviewed April 11, 2012

Just returned to Ireland from a family reunion where we all stayed at Garmoran Square. Cannot get over the quality of the self-catering accomodation nor the hospitality of the proprietors, Kenneth and Susan. Would highly recommend this property to anyone. Scenery more than acceptable as well! Will look forward to a return visit sometime.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Paul M
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Garmoran, Owner at Garmoran Square, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2012

Many thanks for your lovely review, I am so glad that you had a great time at Garmoran Square, it does lend itself to family gatherings. I would like to thank you all for the great comments left in the guest books, and I love the fact that each line starts with the letters from GARMORAN - I will be using this on the website!

We hope to see you again in the future for the next Scotland, Ireland get together.

Best Wishes
Susan

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Reviewed March 22, 2012

we stayed in Somerled for 4 nights on a special couples offer. it was fantastic, everyhting it looked on the website. wish we could have stayed longer. go to the beach at castle tioram (about 2 miles away) for sunset and visit camusdarch beach and morar silver sands. i hope we can come back soon!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Paul_Yvonne
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Garmoran, Owner at Garmoran Square, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2012

Many thanks for your great review. I am really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, and enjoyed the surrounding area. We are very lucky to have so many great beaches close to hand and glad that you got to see the sunset at Castle Tioram - this is a must. We hope you make it back to Garmoran Square again in the future - maybe for a longer stay next time, to let you explore more of this fabulous area.

Best regards
Susan MacDonald

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Reviewed March 17, 2012

We have stayed with Susan and Kenneth,twice in different cottages ,both were outstanding. I would highly recommend Garmorran square. Never been to a place so peaceful If you haven't been to the Highlands before,this is the perfect place to start your exploration .

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Jack M
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Garmoran, Owner at Garmoran Square, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2012

Many thanks for your lovely review, your kind comments about Garmoran and the area we are very luckily to live in are very much appreciated. We hope you to see you at Garmoran again in the future.

Kind Regards
Susan MacDonald

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Reviewed March 16, 2012

Apologies for late review. We stayed for 4 nights in November 2010 and had a wonderful time. The accommodation was of excellent standard, and my partner would say I am very fussy! Very comfy beds, quiet nights (I'm a light sleeper), lots of hot water, well equipped kitchen, comfy lounge, lots of space and all tastefully decorated. We enjoyed fabulous walks with great scenery in the local area, the colours in autumn were still stunning in November. Our visit also coincided with Guy Fawkes day and we had a lovely meal and watched the fireworks in the local village of Salen; locals were extremely friendly. I'd thoroughly recommend this accommodation to anyone - couples or larger groups / families. We are hoping to book again soon (although there are so many other lovely places to visit around Scotland!).

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank TheOtherBoleynGirl
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Garmoran, Owner at Garmoran Square, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2012

Many thanks for your wonderful review, I am really please you found our beds comfy and enjoyed the quietness of the nights at Garmoran. We have upgraded the bed protectors this year to a more quilted one, so the beds should be even more comfy. I am glad you enjoyed the fireworks it is a great community event that is put on every year. We hope to see you at Garmoran Square again in the future.

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Susan MacDonald

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Reviewed October 24, 2011

Anyone who thinks perfection isn't possible should stay at Garmoran Square. We've stayed several times over the last few years, in all four seasons, and just adore the place. Susan and Kenneth have gone to incredible lengths to ensure everything you could possibly require is on hand - and then some. For instance, we decided to have a bbq last time we were there and popped out to the local store to get the necessary charcoal etc. There had been no need as everything required was in the bothy for guests to use. The kitchens are amazingly well stocked, even food processors if you fancy a spot of baking (we have!) This attention to detail extends into every room, king size beds and even fluffy bathrobes in the master bedroom. And the views - I've lost count of how many times I've attempted to paint Ben Resipol (badly.) I cannot speak highly enough of Garmoran Square and congratulate Susan and Kenneth - the friendliest and most helpful of hosts - on providing this excellent place for us mere mortals to stay.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Angie C
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Garmoran, Owner at Garmoran Square, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2011

Many thanks for taking the time to write this lovely review and for adding some photo's along with the review, it lets people see the place in winter. It is always great to have you and your family stay at Garmoran Square and thanks you for being such regular guests. We look forward to seeing you all in November.

Best Regards
Susan

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Additional Information about Garmoran Square

Address: Mingarry, Acharacle PH36 4JX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Acharacle
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Acharacle
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Garmoran Square consists of 4 luxury 5 star apartments situated on the picturesque West Coast of the Scottish Highlands. Each is unique and has been tastefully, decorated, with quality fixtures and fittings throughout — open fires, log burners, solid oak and slate floors, satellite TV, spa baths, and under floor heating throughout.Fantastic 11.5ft ceilings and floor to ceiling windows frame the stunning scenery. All bedrooms are en suite, drying rooms are provided and pets welcomed. ... more   less 
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Garmoran Square Acharacle, Scotland

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