And it's a 10 from us.
We have hired a number of properties for family holidays over the years and have sometimes been disappointed. We had high expectations of this one and we're not disappointed in any way.
Everything about High Wards is six star. The rooms (including every bedroom and ensuite) are spacious and beautifully furnished. The house is well stocked with everything you could possibly want. All the appliances are top quality. The kitchen is fantastically equipped - three double ovens, three dishwashers, coffee machine, enormous fridges and freezer. One almost needs an app to discover everything in the cupboards.
The bed linens are top quality and best of all luxurious full size bath sheet towels in all the nine bathrooms and the swimming pool. Unlike most rental properties they supply all the basics - tea, coffee, sugar, toilet and kitchen rolls, olive oil, foil, washing powder, dish washer tablets etc etc. Also they supply body wash and lotion in all the bathrooms.
We were a family group (age range 3 to 72 ) and there was lots for the children of all ages to do. The swimming pool is warm and provided hours of fun. Also there is a tennis court and a pool table. The play room has a toy cupboard. Full WiFi for the teenagers and a fulll Sky package which enabled them to watch Manchester United win their first match of the season 4- 0. Also a good stock of DVDS in the playroom for the little people.
The enormous gardens are well maintained and the views spectacular. There is lots on offer in the immediate area but there was so much to do at the house that we didn't venture out much.
There are two barbecues and top quality garden furniture on the various patios around the property which allowed the grandparents to escape and enjoy an early evening glass of wine in the evening sunshine.
The owners Emily and Jim are really helpful and nothing is too much trouble.
I could go on and on but perhaps I should just say that we have already booked it for next year.
In the words of my five year old grandson - Brilliant!
The House is so spacious and comfortable without being overwhelming. Just so easy to move in and feel at home. The gardens are beautiful but also fun to play in.
Emily is a star who keeps it all calm and efficient.
We stayed for a week, loved every minute and were sad to leave.
We stayed her with 16 friends and family to celebrate a birthday. The house was ideal and the standard of comfort exceptional, such comfortable beds. I highly recommend this property, suitable for all ages.
Our family stayed at Highwards over a long weekend surrounding our daughter's wedding at a nearby venue. The house provided a high level standard of accommodation for our various family groups.
The great room has the most stunning views where we saw deer in the garden and loads of wildlife. The room layout allowed for both relaxation and a more formal drinks party. The pool table was well used by our party too. We just didn't have enough time to enjoy the music and tv facilities and the 'wi' that is available for use.
The main lounge is a huge space which we used for a formal evening dinner as well as board games and relaxation. The tasteful decor and ambience is first class.
The kitchen and eating area is every cooks dream. Every appliance and utensil is of a high calibre and a pleasure to use.
The swimming pool was well used and the constant warm temperature, abundance of towels made it a pleasure to swim.
Each bedroom is of a different style and decor but each one is impressively fitted and decorated and with bathrooms to match.
The grounds and patio furniture allow for great al fresco eating.
Children of all ages catered for from a toy room indoors to a large play area in the garden.
On arrival for our stay the house was presented impeccably throughout.
Emily provides a warm welcome and is most helpful from the initial booking process through to arrival and then throughout your stay. Her enthusiasm and love for her house is obvious and this spills over to your enjoyment of your stay.
This really is the perfect place to stay and couldn't recommend it more highly.
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A group of 21 of us stayed here for the weekend for my sister's hen do. It was a surprise for my sister and what a surprise it was! We had such a ball. Every single room was absolutely stunning and the views are breath-taking! We were so comfortable and the pool went down a treat! We had everything we needed and because there was such a large group of us, the cost was so reasonable between all of us. Thank you so much Emily!
We will definitely be back.
We have just spent the last week staying at high wards. The house was fantastic, spacious and very luxurious. Accommodated us all and plenty space both in and outdoor. Can't recommend the place highly enough
We have just returned from the most fantastic stay at High Wards!
We knew from the website and photos we were in for a treat however I would say it was even better and bigger in real life!
The only way to describe it is simply stunning, it is so well equipped, and everything in the house is the highest quality! The kids just loved having their very own swimming pool, toy room and the games room with pool table was very popular too!
There is so much living space it always seems so peaceful even although we had 15 kids in our party!
The bedrooms are beautifully decorated and very spacious and again very high quality furnishings!
The house is not far to get to the centre of loch Lomond, only about a 10 minute drive!
Emily the owner is also very friendly and nothing is too much trouble!
We had the most amazing stay and will definitely be returning soon hopefully! Thanks again