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High Wards
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Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
Great Room
Great Room Picture Window
Great Room Games Area
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Conservatory Dining Table
Conservatory with Log Burner
TV Room
Laundry Room
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9 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms, Sleeps 21
Gartocharn, Alexandria, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

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Elaine M
Kelso, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Couldn't have been any better”
Reviewed June 2, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We stayed here as a family of 12 adults & 9 children aged 7 months to 8 years for a long weekend for my daughter's wedding held in a castle locally. We could not have found anywhere that would have suited us any better. The kitchen was unbelievably well equipped, with an amazing quantity of glasses & crockery & cutlery so that we never ran out. The toy cupboard in the TV room & the range of outdoor toys & the swimming pool meant the kids were very happy & well entertained. When they all went to bed the adults were spoiled for choice for which beautiful room to relax in, though the 'great room' was truly splendid. All the bedrooms were gorgeous & the beds extremely comfortable. And of course I haven't mentioned the views Wow doesn't do it justice. Hope to have the occasion to book this again.

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Liked best: Huge amount of living space
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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mrsbux
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Fabulous Hen Weekend”
Reviewed May 19, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We stayed at the stunning High Wards House on the May holiday weekend. There were 23 of us and each and every one of us were blown away by the views and the house. Each bedroom and bathroom was lovely, most bedrooms had great views. The kitchen was also very well equipped.
On the Friday evening, we had a fabulous dinner party which was catered for by the wonderful Jam Jar catering company, the waiting staff served us our lovely canapes and champagne in the Great Lounge, then into the fabulous conservatory for our dinner. Each and every one of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
On the Saturday morning, Lomond Beauty came and treated us all to some well received pampering.
On Saturday evening we used the local Chinese, Chimes, for a takeaway, it was satisfactory.
We have all left High Wards with memories that will last a lifetime, and many of will hope to return one day.
We also rented the cottage which was a great retreat for a few of us.
Thank you Emily for creating such a stunning venue that made my daughters Hen Weekend one to remember.

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Liked best: the location
Liked least: nothing not to like
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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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.

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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
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Shona K
Falkirk, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“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

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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.
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Christine...
Falkirk
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
17 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.

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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).

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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.
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Large groups
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FuzzyCudd...
Falkirk, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 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!

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