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101 reviews
High Wards
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Gazebo
Bridge to Gazebo
Tennis Courts
Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
Great Room
Great Room Picture Window
Great Room Games Area
Hallway
Kitchen
Kitchen Table
Conservatory Dining Table
Conservatory with Log Burner
TV Room
Laundry Room
Boot Room
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom Bath
Shiny Tap!
Master Raindance Shower
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Bedroom 3
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Bedroom 5
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9 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms, Sleeps 21
Gartocharn, Alexandria, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

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mmaakk
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Fantastic accommodation”
Reviewed May 18, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We stayed at the estate with our family for our wedding. The house is just excellent. It is very luxurious and spacious, the bedrooms are big and clean, and beds very comfortable. It was important to us that almost every room in the house had its own bathroom. The space downstairs was great, big enough to fit in the whole family but still very cosy. Kitchen was clean and very well equipped, and the games room and swimming pool only added to the unforgettable experience. The estate itself was beautiful, great views and lots of space to relax and Emily, the owner, was very friendly, helpful and accommodating to us and our dogs. We were offered advice prior to and during our stay. We will definitely consider staying again.

Date of stay: March 2015
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Liked best: High standard and size of the house and great customer care (very accommodating for us and the dogs).
Liked least: Two of the bedrooms were joined together and sharing a bathroom. Although it may be no problem when travelling with kids, it would have suited us more if they were separate rooms with separate doors.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Shona K
Falkirk, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“This property is truly stunning inside and out. Didn't want to leave!!”
Reviewed April 28, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

I can't rate this property highly enough. It's a beautiful house in a beautiful spot. I want to go back asap. Very well equipped, it has everything you need

Date of stay: April 2015
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Liked best: Amazing property, beautifully decorated & the views are just incredible
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Christine...
Falkirk
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Supercalifragalisticexpialidocious !!”
Reviewed April 28, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Excellent, Superb, fabulous, wonderful. Words are not good enough to describe this marvellous house. Where will I start. Bedrooms out of this world with such comfy beds and lovely linen, en-suites, each one better than the next, and lovely white fluffy towels. On the ground floor the public rooms are luxurious, kitchen fully equipped, (maybe a bigger oven when cooking for 21) (but all parties may not have a qualified cook as we did). There was a big enough table in the kitchen for us all to sit round and the same in the conservatory for breakfast. Pool table was well used by all age groups. Swimming pool provided great fun. (maybe a wee handrail to help those not so fit but still wanted to swim). Terrace where we all sunbathed one day and watched the snow falling the following morning. Lovely grounds with pleasant walks. This was my daughter's Hen weekend and we are talking about a reunion next year. Thank you Emily.

Date of stay: April 2015
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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: There is nothing to dislike here.
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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lyndar541
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Fabulous venue leaving wonderful memories!”
Reviewed April 28, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Celebrated our pearl anniversary with a few family and friends and couldn't have wished for more. A stunning venue inside and out with idyllic surroundings (and the weather was fantastic too). Had our renewal of vows outside with a wonderful backdrop of the Trossachs and Ben Lomond. Facilities in the house are excellent. We were all very sad to leave but great memories created. Thanks to Jam Jar Catering for lovely food and Loch Lomond Shooting School for a fun (and competitive) morning. Our expectations of High Wards were more than met! Thanks Emily and (Cosmic).

Date of stay: April 2015
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Liked best: The setting and amenities
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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FuzzyCudd...
Falkirk, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Absolutely Amazing!”
Reviewed April 28, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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We stayed at High Wards for my hen weekend and from first view we were deeply impressed!
The house is beautiful and set in amazing surroundings.
Every room we walked into was filled by sounds of appreciation & awe.
The bedrooms are stunning, comfortable and well furnished.
The living rooms are beautiful - the Great Room lives up to its name and the view is spectacular.
There is not one bit of the house which I didn't love - it is so well stocked with equipment and toys that you would never need to leave the house!
I would like to personally thank Emily - the phone call to check everything was fine & to wish us a great time was appreciated - a really nice touch. High Wards has made my hen weekend the highlight of everyone's year! I don't even think the wedding will be talked about this much!

Date of stay: April 2015
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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111janett...
Ayr, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Stunning”
Reviewed April 14, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
1
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High Wards was our chosen venue to celebrate my husband's birthday and it certainly didn't disappoint.
16 adults were blown away by how spacious, luxurious and well equipped the house was. Definitely an ideal location for a party or just to relax in the tranquil surroundings.
We would highly recommend this beautiful house to anyone looking for that "somewhere special place" whatever the occasion.
Emily the owner was there to welcome us and she couldn't have been more helpful.
A real treat!

Date of stay: March 2015
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Liked best: The size of the property
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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 it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Cat L
Paisley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic Hen Weekend”
Reviewed March 24, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
3
people found this review helpful

Stayed at the Highwards for two nights in March for my hen weekend. Wish we could have stayed longer. The house is fabulous and very well equipped. So hard to decide which bedroom to stay in. Every bedroom has an en suite apart from one which had a bathroom next door to it which is just as good as an en suite. We were a large group of 21 and found the house very spacious with lots of things to do. Enjoyed my morning swim and thereafter lounging around the pool. There are two large fridges and a large freezer which provided more than enough room for all our food and drink. There was also an ice maker which came in very handy. The dining area in the kitchen is ideal for a large group with another dining area in the conservatory. The grounds are very spacious and would be great in the hot summer weather. The view is spectacular. We booked Lomond Beauty who came and provided massages and treatments which we all enjoyed. We used Chimes Chinese restaurant nearby and they were very helpful with our large order and delivered to the house no problem.

The owner Emily met with us when we arrived and she was very helpful and made us feel very welcome. Really recommend the Highwards and look forward to returning at some point in the future.

Date of stay: March 2015
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
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Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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 this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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