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Three Unique Highland Holiday Homes with Heated Indoor Pools - Ardgour House

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 22
  • 11 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Description

Ardgour House

Ardgour House, built in 1765 is an ideal venue for larger family groups, groups of friends or colleagues. It provides basic but comfortable accommodation for up to 22 people in 11 bedrooms. With 10m swimming pool, snooker room, games room with table tennis, T.V. Lounge and large drawing room, it has excellent leisure facilities. It also has six bathrooms and two separate W.C's. With large private gardens and lawn, it is the ideal venue to escape the pressures of City life. Lochaber is the outdoor capital of the UK and has a wealth of activities available. Please note that we offer short breaks (minimum 3 nights) at many times of the year. Please enquire for prices and availability.

We are also offering wedding packages. Please contact us for details.

Please note week long bookings are available from Saturday-Saturday.

Please note that we do not take bookings of single-sex parties.

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About the property

Ardgour Holiday Homes

Our three holiday homes all offer indoor swimming pools and games rooms. Ideal for family and/or friends get togethers. Ardgour House is a Georgian mansion and accommodates larger groups, whereas Allt an Ailein and Keil View House are both more modern, more intimate properties.

All houses are set in their own private grounds with generous garden space. The area is perfect for those wishing to explore the outdoors and is close to local fishing lochs and popular hill climbs and country walks.

Please note that we do not take bookings of single-sex parties.

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About the Owner

Graeme Cox
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
1 June, 2017

Why Graeme Cox chose Fort William & Lochaber

Ardgour House is a basic but very attractive property in a stunning setting.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

A lovely house with plenty of space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Graeme,

Just a short note to say what a great time we had at Ardgour House in October. The house and surroundings were as beautiful, if not better than we remembered them from our last visit 13 years ago ! All of our party really enjoyed their stay in the house and are already talking about coming back in 2016. Thanks especially for your very prompt help when we had the minor glitch with the pool pump being tripped by the power cut.



Thanks again from us all for everything and hope to see you and the house again next year,



Regards





Stephen
Oct 2015
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Graeme,

Just a short note to say what a great time we had at Ardgour House in October. The house and surroundings were as beautiful, if not better than we remembered them from our last visit 13 years ago ! All of our party really enjoyed their stay in the house and are already talking about coming back in 2016. Thanks especially for your very prompt help when we had the minor glitch with the pool pump being tripped by the power cut.



Thanks again from us all for everything and hope to see you and the house again next year,



Regards





Stephen
Oct 2015
  • 1 of 1

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Notes

Booking deposit of £650. Balance of rental due 12 weeks prior to arrival.

1 Reviews

3/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

3

Stunning old house in need of some TLC

  • 3 of 5

This is a fab old house in a good location for exploring the area.

It is old and is in need of some good tender loving care and some money spent on basic maintenance.

WIFI would also be welcome in this day and age and very poor phone signal.

Bedding and towels clean but any of the dishes in the kitchen needed washed before using.

Front lawn lovely and deer seen there every day, back of the house a bit of a mess. Sauna not working at full capacity.

Would love to come back but to be honest it would need some basis Care first and then might be worth what we paid.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Evelyn, Thank you for your feedback. I take on board your comments but do have to counter some of the sweeping statements made. The House is not "desperately in need of some basic tender loving care". It is a very old, very large and pretty basic, self catering property aimed at larger groups. Each year a lot of money is spent maintaining this listed property. I find it a bit unlikely that every dish was not clean. I was in the house when you arrived over an hour early and indeed my wife showed you in. Five staff had just spent the last five hours cleaning the property. If a few of the approximately 170 items of crockery were found to be not clean, I apologise. Guests don't really have access to the rear of the house, there is nothing there for them, however it is in need of a clear out. Getting rid of broken items is not very easy in remote areas and we hire a skip a few times a year. Sorry if you had problems with the sauna. I check it between each use and did not find any fault with it. There is a timer switch on the heater itself. Instruction for this is in the visitor book and we are contactable 24/7 for any problems guest experience. Most mobile networks offer good reception at Ardgour House, although sometimes, as the walls are so thick it requires stepping out to the porch to get a good signal. I get very good 3G on the Three network. We do not advertise wifi at the house, nor is it currently possible to get wifi, much as we would like to. The local shop/tea room have wifi for customers, as do the local hotel. We did note that a few of the bedrooms were not used by your group. This in effect made your rental per head much more expensive than other groups. We charge the equivalent of £28 per person per night for short breaks. Commensurate with the rentals charged for accommodation in 'glamping pods' in the area. This drops to as low as £14.90 per person per night at maximum occupancy for off peak weeks. We are always sorry if guests are not happy with the accommodation we provide. We try to accurately represent Ardgour House as basic but comfortable accommodation, with very good leisure facilities and suitable for large groups. In light of your comments we will review our descriptions to ensure guests expectations are not unreasonable high. Graeme"
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Location

From the Owner

Ardgour House is a basic but very attractive property in a stunning setting.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Glasgow at 95 Miles Nearest Barpub : Inn at Ardgour at 1.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Ardgour at 1.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Dragons Tooth at 6 Miles Nearest Train : Fort William at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Inn at Ardgour at 1.5 Miles Nearest Ski : Nevis Range at 14 Miles Nearest Beach : Salachan at 1.5 Miles Car: necessary

Within Lochaber there is canyoning, white water rafting, paintball, quad biking, skiing, mountain climbing, hill walking, museums, sailing, pony trekking and many other activities available. Around Ardgour, there are many lovely walks, fishing and a lovely beach.

Facilities

From the Owner

A lovely house with plenty of space.

Property Type

  • chateau / country house

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Ground Floor
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, Ground Floor
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Four Poster
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Four Poster
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Four Poster
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 8 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 9 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 10 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 11 - 2 Single Bed

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only