Set in the most beautiful countryside near the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, High Wards is the most stunning property with all rooms furnished to a very high standard. The two main lounges are simply out of this world and allowed us to carry out our planned birthday programme of quiz, fancy dress party and murder mystery with ease. One of my best memories will be of us all seated together in the lounge beside the pool room, watching the England v Scotland rugby match by a roaring open fire! The kitchen is a wonderful focal point, very well equipped and including a splendid dining table. All bedrooms are perfect, especially the master bedroom with its double shower, free standing bath and separate dressing area, not to mention the amazing views from the unusually shaped windows. Having a morning dip in the swimming pool really set us up for the events of the day, which included a pleasant walk up the nearby hill (looks like a dumpling!).
We opted to have Emily do the catering on two of our evenings - we were not disappointed - the chilli, mac n cheese, lasagne and veg curry were all beautifully cooked and very well received by everyone.
Now we are just looking for an excuse to return for another weekend as soon as possible!
Booked High Wards for a long weekend for a family and friends ‘get together’ and birthday celebration. The house is fabulous, very well equipped, roomy but very comfortable with lovely scenic views of Ben Lomond. There are plenty of activities for children and adults available in the house and grounds but although situated in the countryside it is only 10 minutes travelling time to main routes. Emily provided wonderful meals for us, and everybody had an extremely enjoyable and relaxing time. Cannot recommend this property enough.
I booked High Wards for a group of 20 staying at the start of Feb. We had an absolutely amazing time. This really is a fantastic spot to base yourself and explore all that Loch Lomond has to offer. We went on a speed boat pub tour. We played Highland games on the front lawn and had spectacular walks. When we arrived, all the group were blown away by the house and the location is truly spectacular. We ended up cancelling one or two of our activities and just staying in the house! Emily was a brilliant host and the catering offered was delicious. We couldn't have had a better stay. I would absolutely recommend High Wards to any large group!
What an amazing house, location and owners. Just returned from a weekend stay with my friends for a hen weekend and we had a fantastic time. The house is stunning and every room is done to a very high standard. So many aspects to the house and the swimming pool is a lovely touch. WiFi available within the house and plenty of space for us to spend some quality time with our friends.
The owners, Emily and Jim are such friendly and accommodating people and are always happy to help. Unfortunately due to the snow my car got stuck. They were incredible and quickly came to our rescue. After trying and trying to get my car out the single track road, Emily kindly drove us home in her 4x4. They went above and beyond for us and got us home safely. There are people in this world who put others first and Emily and Jim and two of these people. Thank you so much.
Definitely a 5 star rating for the house, location and owners.
We rented this amazing house for a hen weekend it was out of this world and more than we could have asked for. We will definitely be back and the owners Jim and Emily are so nice. Going above and beyond as there was heavy snowfall and some of our friends were stuck and had to abandon their cars. Emily even drove them home!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful property. Could not recommend enough huge fridges, 4 ovens and everything you could ask for in a kitchen. Swimming pool was lovely and warm and every room more or less had an ensuite. Beds were extremely comfortable and luxurious all the furniture is to a high standard just amazing!
What can I say, above and beyond all expectations. Blew everyone away and suited a the wide range of ages perfectly. Will def be back with my family after a fantastic memorable hen. The whole place was fantastic, above and beyond and the food was brilliant. The catering also wonderful, Even the fussy veggies who are difficult to please loved it which is huge ;) Everyone saying how fabulous it was. Thank you, thank you xxx
We had our wedding at High Wards in July 2017 and could not have had a better experience, thanks to Emily and her team (with a special mention to Jim too!). We stayed in the house for five days, from the Friday to the Wednesday, with the wedding on the Saturday. As the house sleeps 21, we had close family and friends to stay with us too.
On the Friday night, Emily catered for all our wedding guests with a meal and drinks, and this was delicious, yummy, scrumptious - whatever! The wedding day catering was praised by all too, with special dietary needs even being taken into account, and the evening buffet again was superb. On the day after the wedding, all our guests enjoyed a BBQ, again being characteristically sumptuous.
The house is stunning and kept to an immaculate standard. It is luxurious but also homely, and we did not feel awkward with children & grandchildren in tow, with our dog present for the full five days also. The whole venue, the little touches like the swimming pool, garden games, tennis courts, the well appointed kitchen and the grounds are all magnificent, and lend weight to High Wards being an excellent venue in which to relax.
Emily and her team were brilliant. She is so easy to work with in helping to plan the Big Day. Clearly, she is a fount of knowledge for someone wanting to arrange big events there, and she could not have been more helpful in making things happen, with all the small touches we wanted. She has gone "over and above", in our opinion, in helping us with some extra detail to make our wedding so very memorable.