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Three separate properties all with heated indoor swimming pools - Ardgour House

Sleeps22
Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms6
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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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Owner
Graeme Cox
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 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

Thanks for the great stay Graeme! We loved to stay at this classic castle in the highlands of scotland. There is a lot to do in the surroundings of the castle, and the castle is perfectly suited and outfitted for large groups.
May 2017
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Available Rentals

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Notes

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


Amenities

Fort William Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 22 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Ground Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Ground Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Four Poster
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Four Poster
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Four Poster
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double
    Bedroom 9 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 10 - 1 double
    Bedroom 11 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • 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
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Ardgour House
average rating of 3.0 based on 6 reviews
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Stunning old house in need of some TLC

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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.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: 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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Map

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

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