High Wards Group Accommodation in Loch Lomond

High Wards House :  To reserve this property call 01242 285755

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High Wards House

Sleeps 21 in 9 Bedrooms

  • 4 Double En-suites
  • 1 Twin En-Suite with 2 extra Trundle Beds
  • 1 Twin En-Suite with 1 extra Trundle Bed
  • 1 Twin Bedroom
  • 1 House Bathroom
  • 1 Double & Twin En-suite
  • Drawing Room
  • TV Room with Sky TV
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen
  • Pool Table
  • Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Tennis Court
  • 2 Pets Welcome
  • Free Wifi
  • Extensive Grounds Suitable for Helicopter Landing

We regret we do not accept Stag Parties

In Detail

Detailed Description

Set against a gorgeous natural backdrop of tree-lined wetlands – and grounds so extensive you can safely land a helicopter on them – High Wards House is simultaneously spacious and intimate, thanks to an airy open-plan kitchen/dining room that opens onto an adjoining patio. Dangle your toes in the heated pool, or relax over a game as you take in floor-to-ceiling views of the magnificent nature reserve through the huge picture window in the living room. Just outside are the spectacular flora and fauna of the surrounding wetlands: Get an eyeful of ospreys, pink-footed geese, and whooper swans with the provided telescopes and binoculars.

First Floor Bedrooms:

Bedroom 1: Large room with king bed with separate dressing room and en-suite bathroom with double shower and deep freestanding tub perfect for bubble baths, plus window views to outside.

Bedroom 2: Twin Beds with Bathroom next door.

Bedroom 3: Super Kingsize bed and en-suite shower room.

Bedroom 4: Twin beds and 2 trundle beds and en-suite shower room.

Bedroom 5 & 6: Double and twin room perfect for families: The twin room is accessed through the double room and well-suited to kids traveling with Mum and Dad. The en-suite shower room is accessed through the double room.

Second Floor Bedrooms:

Bedroom 7: Double bed and en-suite bathroom with separate shower and bath

Bedroom 8: Twin beds and 1 trundle bed with en-suite shower room.

Bedroom 9: King size bed or twin beds and en-suite shower room.

Living Spaces:

      • Drawing room with seating for 20 and incredible views of nature reserve; telescopes (2) and binoculars included. Pop-up TV and open fire for cozy movie nights.
      • Pool table in its own space at the far end of the sitting room.
      • TV room with large flat-screen TV and DVD player, plus a stash of games for kids and kids at heart
      • Large kitchen with double oven plus 2 additional ovens, 2 combination ovens, induction hob, 3 dishwashers, microwave, coffee machine, and an abundance of other appliances. Two large refrigerators and one large freezer.
      • Dining room for all your large, rambling dinner parties: The table seats 18 intimately, and a second table in the adjacent conservatory seats 16.
      • Indoor pool with views of the grounds with french doors to patio. Accessed by way of secure coded door to ensure children do not enter unaccompanied. Pool room includes a shower.

Outside:

In the house’s outdoor space you’ll find a small paradise: a big patio with room for outdoor parties or for unscheduled fun: There’s a kids’ area complete with trampoline, wendy house, slides and swings, an all-weather tennis court.   There is walkable access to Loch Lomond through RSPB nature reserve to the private beach. There is plenty of parking, as well as room for helicopter landings.

Amenities + Other Details:

      • Indoor heated pool
      • Pool table
      • Large TV & DVD Player
      • Free Wifi
      • Electric double oven and hob
      • 2 Extra ovens
      • 2 Combination Ovens
      • Dishwashers x 3
      • Washing machine
      • Tumble dryer
      • 2 Sub Zero Fridges
      • 1 Sub Zero Freezer
      • Bread maker
      • Coffee machine
      • Sandwich maker
      • Blender and mixer
      • 2 cots and high chairs
      • Large gas BBQ
      • Childrens Play Area
      • Tennis Court
      • Racquets available
      • Childrens scooters and bikes available.

With its stunning views of the flora and fauna that surround it, High Wards House promises a breathe of fresh air for travelers looking to relax and recharge among beautiful natural surroundings.

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Catering

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the owner Emily by filling out the form below

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Breakfast

Bacon, Sausage (link or square) and Egg Rolls
(2 rolls per person)
Selection of Fruit Juices
£7.00pp
Add a Seasonal Fruit Platter £20.00

Minimum order 15 Guests

Lunch

Selection of sandwiches platters
Soup kettle with homemade broth
Choose from:
Roasted Tomato & Basil
Granny’s Lentil; Italian
Minestrone with Fresh Grated Parmesan
Scots Creamy Leek & Potato

Homemade Cakes platter

£9.50pp
Add Quiche Lorraine £1.50 pp
Add Chicken Caesar Salad £1.50 pp

Dinner

Aberdeen Angus beef chilli con carne served with pilau rice & tortillas
with sides of Homemade Guacamole, salsa, jalapenos and soured cream

A classic four layered handmade beef lasagne with tossed salad & garlic bread

Chicken, leek and Gruyere cheese lasagne topped with pine nuts with tossed salad & garlic bread

Slow marinated chicken tikka in a creamy masala sauce with basmati rice, mango chutney, spiced onions and poppadums

Creamy Four Cheese Baked Mac & Cheese with tossed salad & garlic bread

£10.00pp
Add dessert for £2.00pp

Individual Homemade cream meringues with seasonal fruit
Homemade Fudgy Chocolate Cake with ice cream

• Breakfast Rolls are prepared on-site by chef – 1 hour service
• Lunch is set up buffet style
• Dinner options are delivered with full instructions to bake in oven.
• A member of staff can be provided @ £15 per hour (minimum 2hours) to prepare dinner buffet style and clear up.

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High Wards Dinner Menu
Complementary Canapés served with your Fizz
To start
Pea & Lettuce Pannacotta, salad of Tarbet bay crab
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New Season Asparagus, soft hens egg, capers & golden raisins
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Cured Argyll Salmon, young beetroots & radishes
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Vine Tomato Tartare, sourdough, mozzarella & balsamic
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Egg & Soldiers, slow roasted duck leg toastie & boiled duck eggs

Soup options ~ served with homebaked breads
Cauliflower & Barwhey Cheddar White Bean
Chorizo & Black Cabbage
Broccoli Almond & Brown Shrimp
Sweetcorn & Tarbet Bay Crab
Parsley & Smoked Eel

To follow
Rump of Blackface Lamb, charred baby gem, anchovies, mint & parmesan
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North Sea Coley, wild garlic & pearl barley risotto & shetland mussels
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Linseed Flatbread, butter bean crush, pickled vegetables & lemon mayonnaise
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Sea Bream Coq Au Vin, braised chestnut mushrooms, pancetta & red wine
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Roast Pork Ribeye, fresh peas, marjoram & sherry vinegar

To finish
Bread & Butter Pudding, marmalade ice cream ~ Milk Chocolate Petit Pot, peanut brittle & crème chantilly
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Almond & Lemon Cake, poached & roasted pear
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Rum & Raisin Brioche, with banana custard
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Macerated Strawberries, burnt meringues, honeycomb & basil

£30.00 per guest £60 Wait staff (4 hours) £150 Chef (4 hours) includes linen napkins, table cloth and candles

Weddings

Weddings are available at High Wards throughout the year. Minimum stay of 3 nights at 85% of the weekly total plus a £1000.00 event / wedding fee.

Included in the rental are:
Use of the Gazebo for the wedding ceremony
Complimentary Tasting of your chosen menu for 2 people
Personalised Table Plan, Menu Cards & Place Cards
Your own Wedding Co-ordinator throughout planning your big day

Rates do not include marquee hire, catering, drinks, flowers, photography, wedding insurance (we will require to see a copy of your wedding insurance on reserving and paying your deposit).

There is a security deposit of £1000.00 for all wedding events.

We love showing people around High Wards, but as we respect the privacy of guests staying at High Wards and the estate also contains our family home, we would appreciate that any access to Wards Estate this is strictly by appointment only

Wedding Menus 2016
£47.00 per guest including VAT

Canapés:

Chicken pops with pretzel coating
Mini yorkies with rare roast beef and horseradish
Pork fillet with on an apple pancake with crispy onion topping
Triple coated honey and mustard chipolata duo
Smoked salmon blinis
Smoked trout and brown bread cigars
Mackerel pate cucumber cups
Tempura prawns with wasabi mayo
(v) spinach and nutmeg pate toasts
(v) melon, grape and mint refreshers
(v) mango and brie presents
(v) buffalo mozzarella and autumn fruit crostini

Starter:

Seasonal soups of your choice with heart shaped croutons
Seasonal root veggie salad with crispy bacon, quails egg and black pudding soil
Chicken liver parfait with redcurrants, micro salad and oaties
Loch Fyne smoked salmon and caper layered salad pot
Favourite prawn cocktail in a bloody mary marie rose
(v) carrot pancakes with hummus and garden salad
(v) balsamic griddled nectarines with gorgonzola and caramelised pecans

Main:

Butter chicken with a melting mushroom and herb middle
Roasted chicken with black pudding and apple centres in a Drambuie cream sauce
Braised chicken with verijuice, grapes and tarragon
Tequila chicken with coriander and chilli flakes
Steak pie and pastry hearts with juniper and claret gravy
Beef stroganoff with brandied crème fraiche and wild mushrooms
Salmon with fennel and lemon scented lentils
(v) paella of vine vegetables and almond slivers
(v) ricotta cake with honey and cardamom roasted vegetables
(v) creamy vegetable and chickpea crumble

All main courses are served with artisan breads, butter, herbed potatoes and in-season veggies

Dessert:

Chocolate or butterscotch profiteroles filled with Chantilly cream
Tipsy laird trifles
Bubble wrap chocolate mousse
Turkish delight cheesecake
Pineapple crumble with caramel cream and an exotic surprise
Chocolate caramel tarts with edible diamonds
Blushing apples with almond amaretti cream
Chocolate brownie and strawberry kebabs
Highland cheeses with oaties and frosted grapes
£50.00 per guest including VAT package

Canapés:

Horseradish scones topped with rare roast beef and caramelized onion jam
Crostini topped with basil mascarpone and chorizo slivers
Our unique potato scone nachos topped with spiced haggis
Hoisin duck parcels tied with a chive ribbon
Pan fried chicken on arctic bread topped with micro herbs
King prawns wrapped in potato crisp ribbons with sweet chilli dip
Smoked salmon and poppy seed lollipops
Lobster and caper toasts
(v) Roasted vegetable cones with basil mayo
(v) Pineapple satay kebabs
(v) Blue cheese and walnut pastries
(v) Cheese scones with Isle of Bute cheddar and pickled pears

Starter:

Beef carpaccio, crispy potato and horseradish mayo
Charentais melon, parma ham and buffalo mozzarella
Smoked venison circle topped with Scottish berry drizzle
King prawns with toasted hazelnuts, chilli and garlic
Rosti crab cakes with avocado salsa
Crab cocktail with lobster tails
(v) Blackberry, beetroot and goat’s cheese salad with poppy seed croutons
(v) Spinach and herbed cream cheese roulade

Main:

Sticky lime and ginger chicken
Duck and hog’s pudding cassoulet
Rioja braised beef daube
Brisket ragu with mushrooms and parmesan mash
Honey and black pepper game or poultry with roasted squash
Moroccan lamb tagine
Sea bass with lemon butter and capers
Sea bass with a duo of grapefruit and a hint of the orient
Updated fish pie with sauce tartare
(v) Cauliflower ‘steaks’ keftedes and couscous with sautéed leaves
(v) Pumpkin and coconut curry
(v) Moroccan veg pastille parcels

All main courses are served with artisan breads, butter, herbed potatoes and in-season veggies

Dessert:

Salted caramel chocolate pots
White chocolate pear trifles
Pear and Szechuan pepper tart
Cherry brownie babycakes
Raspberry and ginger trifle cheesecake
Chocolate jaffa pots
Nutella mousse
Coconut pearls with stone-fruit salad and mango coulis
Banana and passion fruit banoffee layer
Sticky toffee somethings
Bourbon brulee cheesecake
Highland cheeses with oaties and frosted grapes

Additional menu items that can be added to either of the packages to allow more choice

Canapés:

marinated chicken skewers – using our chef’s favourite recipe
creamy egg and bacon tartlets
oriental chicken parcels tied with a chive ribbon
retro tuna and lemon mayo in a pastry crown
(v) cheese and chive tartlettes

Starter:

Velvet chicken liver pate pots
Asparagus and parma ham plate
Scrunched smoked salmon on a carpaccio of cucumber
(v) carrot, coriander and almond salad jar

Main:

Tagine of chicken with seven spices
Chunky chilli with dark chocolate surprise and all the trimmings
Glazed salmon with a lemon and rocket pesto
Sesame and coriander crusted salmon fillets
(v) mushroom and chickpea bake with courgette spaghetti
(v) cauliflower cheese tart
(v) celeriac, sage and hazelnut dauphinoise

Dessert:

Lemon curd and raspberry pots
Meringue kisses sprinkled with pixie dust

Evening buffet suggestions: from £5.50 per guest including VAT

Bacon, sausage, potato scone & veggie sausages with breakfast rolls and sauces – always a winner!
Table of Scottish cheeses and crusty breads with grapes
A selection of scotch, steak and macaroni pies
Soup of your choice and a ‘mile long’ sandwich selection
Pate table with crackers and chutneys
Sandwich and wrap selection
Stovies
Haggis, neeps and tatties

Children’s’ menus are available on request.

The price includes the following –

• Full set up of the marquee
• 3 canapés per head – can be split up to 6 different items
• 3 course meal followed by tea coffee and homemade tablet – a pre-ordered choice of 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts at a £2 per head including VAT can be arranged
• Full cutlery and crockery
• Waiting staff for canapé reception, wedding breakfast &evening buffet
• Chefs for the day
• Full pre wedding tasting for 2 guests – additional attendance at the tasting charged at £25 per person including VAT

Additional costs –

• Tea and coffee with the evening buffet @ £1.80 per guest including VAT
• Plate warmer @ £50 including VAT for all weddings over 50 guests
• All glassware for drinks reception and tables
• Drinks staff for reception including set up and table service
• Table name holders if required
• Linen for the full day including napkins
• Tables, Chairs and Bar Furniture

Hen Parties

Highwards house Pamper Parties (Mini Treatments)

15 minute treatments – Prices: Up to 10 treatments £14 each, thereafter £16 each

(2 therapists will attend for 10+ treatments)

Nail File and Polish
Nails are filed and painted in block colour (nails should be polish free)

(Upgrade to gel polish for an additional 00 – 30mins)

Foot File and Polish
Nails are filed and painted in block colour (nails should be polish free)

(Upgrade to gel polish for an additional £8.00 – 30mins)

 

Back and Shoulder Massage
De Stress those tense shoulders with this deep massage

Body brushing and exfoliation
Get rid of all those dead skin cells leaving the back smooth and boosting circulation

Scalp Massage
Great for headaches and tension

Mini Facial
Cleanse, Exfoliation, Tone and Moisturise

Facial Massage
Relaxing massage to the face

Lower Leg and Foot massage

Hand and forearm Massage

Terms & Conditions
Treatments provided by Lomond Beauty please call Lesley direct to make your booking on 07875367822 or emailku.oc1513197207.ytua1513197207ebdno1513197207mol@y1513197207elseL1513197207

A non refundable 50% deposit is required to secure your booking, this can be done by bank transfer, PayPal or cheque
All guests will be required to complete a brief medical questionnaire for insurance purposes.
Cancellations on the day will still be charged for
Alcohol consumption should be kept to minimum

Reviews

Fabulous Holiday Home…wish we could have stayed for longer.
Date of Stay
30 May 2016
17 of us have just returned from this beautiful holiday home. Emily the owner’s attention to detail is faultless. The extras they provide go above and beyond what you would expect from a holiday rental. The facilities were fantastic and the finish to the house and grounds are outstanding. We would all return in a heartbeat..private beach, amazing picture windows, cooking/dining facilities, superb seating areas inside and out and stunning bedroom/bathrooms.

April family visit
Date of Stay
01 April 2016
Great house. Beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms. Loads of social space. Well located for walking: Conic hill and Ben Lomond. We had a family reunion and the proximity of the airport and Waitrose food deliveries made the organisation very straightforward. Highly recommended.

Amazing house in a great location
Date of Stay
24 March 2016

We booked High Wards for a family holiday of 8 adults and 6 children. The property is in a superb location with terrific views and wonderful facilities for adults and children. The standard of the accomodation is 5 star. We enjoyed relaxing in great room in the evening and having pool competitions. The outside areas were excellent for the children riding their bikes and the house has its own collection of bikes and ride on toys. The tennis court and childrens play area were well used together with the wonderful indoor pool.

Amazing house in a great location
Date of Stay
24 March 2016

We booked High Wards for a family holiday of 8 adults and 6 children. The property is in a superb location with terrific views and wonderful facilities for adults and children. The standard of the accomodation is 5 star. We enjoyed relaxing in great room in the evening and having pool competitions. The outside areas were excellent for the children riding their bikes and the house has its own collection of bikes and ride on toys. The tennis court and childrens play area were well used together with the wonderful indoor pool.

Everything you could wish for in a house

Date of Stay
30 October 2015

We stayed for a week with family and friends (15 in total) to celebrate my husband’s 60th birthday and the house was loved by everyone. It is the most well equipped, clean, warm and comfortable holiday home we have ever stayed in. The owners Emily and Jim make it very easy to relax straight away as they are so welcoming and only a short distance away if any problems arise. Like all the reviewers, the only down-side is having to leave.

Fantastic !!!

Date of Stay
18 September 2015

From start to finish this place was amazing. Great house, great location and the owners were very helpful on arrival and during our stay. We will be back !!

A wonderful time was had by all

Date of Stay
10 July 2015

There were 21 one of us in all. We have a big family! Youngest was 4, oldest well, we won’t say. There was something for everyone. The kids had a great time, and so did the big kids. The house is excellent in every way. Everything you would expect from 5 star accommodation. A real home from home (if only!). It would be nice to think that we will be back again. Nothing was any bother for Emily and her husband when we did need to call on them, which was only a couple of times.

A fantastic place!
Date of Stay
10 June 2015

The stay was a wedding gift to me and my husband from our friends. We were 16 Norwegians coming to Scotland for a long weekend. We loved the house, the lovely garden with all the flowers and the fantastic view. The house is very tastfully decorated and very well equipped. We had a feeling of luxury all weekend. Everything was clean and nice and the owner was very helpful and forthcoming. Everybody was very happy and we had a great time. We can truly recomend this fantastic house! Ann Mari Shephard, Norway

Wonderful Wards Estate!
Date of Stay
04 June 2015

After falling in love with the place we decided to book High Wards for our wedding. We had 35 of our closest family and friends with us for the weekend staying between the house, the cottage and a neighbouring B&B. We couldn’t have imagined when booking how amazing it would have been, it certainly exceeded our expectations! Emily (the property owner) couldn’t have been any more helpful in the run up to the wedding offering lots of suggestions and answering any questions we had. Her friendly, relaxed and welcoming manner made the stay at High Wards so much more enjoyable. The house itself is stunning and as you drive down the private road you can’t help but gasp when you see it for the first time. Its surroundings are spectacular, so colourful and very peaceful. It is beautifully decorated and very well equipped with everything you could possible need, and more! It’s an excellent size for a large group, we could be gathered together in one room and not have the feeling of being over crowded but there was more than enough space if you wanted to take time and have a quiet five minutes. Each of the rooms were large and spacious and with all but one having an en suite it allowed all of our guests comfort and privacy from the rest of the party when they needed it. The house is also very well equipped for children. We had two young boys with us for the weekend and they were well entertained, from time in the swimming pool to time in the games room they were never bored. For us the weekend couldn’t have gone any better. Some of the special moments included the pre-wedding dinner having everyone round the kitchen table, the wedding dinner itself in the conservatory surrounded by our family and friends, the evening ceilidh starting in the Great Room and spilling outside, the BBQ the following day and of course being able to hold the ceremony outside under the fixed gazebo. The comments we have received from those who attended our wedding have been wonderful, one guest said it was the best event (not just wedding!) he had ever had the pleasure of being invited to. There’s so much more that could be said for High Wards but the best thing would be to go and see for yourself. It lends itself to every event you could think of, from a wedding to a relaxed weekend with family and friends. This place will not let you down. The only disappointment it brings is that you have to leave!

Fantastic!
Date of Stay
23 May 2015

The property is absolutely fantastic- so much space and such a great location. Everything is perfectly clean and the facilities are very good. Comfiest bed I have ever slept in in! Highly recommended.

Perfect Weekend
Date of Stay
17 April 2015

The venue exceeded our expectations. The house was lavishly appointed, thoughtfully laid out to provide a variety of comfortable areas for our guests to relax and mingle. The good weather allowed us to enjoy the grounds and setting to the full. I’d recommend to anyone as a outstanding place to stay.

“Stunning”
Date of Stay
27 March 2015

We were blown away by how spacious, luxurious and well equipped the house was. Definitely an ideal location for a party or just to relax in the tranquil surroundings. We would highly recommend this beautiful house to anyone looking for that “somewhere special place” whatever the occasion. Emily was there to welcome us and she couldn’t have been more helpful. Thanks again for everything. Janette x

What a wonderful house for a special occasion
Date of Stay
31 October 2014

I stayed at Highwards with a group of 21 friends and we had an incredible time. The house is lovely, wonderfully clean, big and full of plenty to do. We enjoyed our meals together around the big kitchen table, had a great time playing on the trampoline and in the pool. It’s the perfect place for a break away, plenty of things to do, come rain or shine. I would recommend this property to my friends and family. Emily was very attentive and we are grateful for the fabulous service which made our special weekend a very memorable one.

My 60th birthday bash June 14
Date of Stay
13 June 2014

We found this GEM of a ‘mansion’ through the House-Parties site on the internet. If you are looking for a private 5 star venue 30 mins from Glasgow airport/30 mins to Stirling and the North and with stunning views to the hills and Ben Lomond then look NO FURTHER. High Wards is ideal for that unique birthday party/wedding/family gathering or for a special occasion. As you drive down the private road to your venue, you will gasp as the house comes in to view along with the fantastic backdrop. We found the premises to be ideal and the management company and owners could not have been more helpful as we planned the celebrations. The House was spotless has a indoor pool, American pool table, state of the art televisions along with a Bose Bluetooth sound system in the great lounge. With the extensive lands around the house there is plenty to do and as well as a play area for children there is a tennis court. We have travelled the world over the past 30 years and here we find a House which ranks amongst the best we have stayed in (from Peru to Sydney. Hoping to go back one day to High Wards and would recommend this to family friends and business colleagues.

Amazing Experience
Date of Stay
14 March 2014

This house is truly breathtaking. We had a fantastic weekend. There were 18 ladies staying for the weekend and there is ample space for more! We celebrated a special hen party in style. Everything is luxurious and the house is kitted with everything you can think of. The heated pool was a lovely added extra – and well used. The grand dining table seated us all and was great to host our parties. Each bedroom we entered was better than the one before, finding your bearings around the huge house was part of the fun. We left the house for an afternoon to dine out but were all desperate to get back. It has such a relaxing atmosphere. Highwards has certainly set the standard for any future group holidays/mini breaks and it will be hard to beat. We all hope to return soon and are recommending to all. So sad to leave.

Absolutely wonderful house !!
Date of Stay
21 February 2014

What a fantastic house… we were able to celebrate a very special family birthday with friends and family last week ( youngest member 14 oldest 59) The house and the estate lend themselves to having space to rest and relax as well as opportunities to explore… so much so that the huge party were able to make use of each little corner of the house and grounds to suit their needs. We had such fun with our Gatsby Theme Birthday Party and the huge dinning table was great to host our celebration dinner. The use of the conservatory for high tea in the afternoon was simply stunning. We have stayed in large houses in the past but this one has certainly impressed all. Each bedroom was better than the next and we were so comfortable for our three night stay. My daughters will never forget this beautiful house and the memories we have created for their 21st Birthday ….we are so pleased we chose Highwards House for this special occasion and hope to return again later in the year. The owner was on hand to help on arrival and departure and was so helpful and at ease with our booking this made us feel comfortable from onset ..thank you

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