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High Wards

Loch Lomond, Glasgow and Clyde Valley

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Sleeps 22
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 8
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 5 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Beach within easy reach
Fishing on site / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Indoor swimming pool
Spa Facilities
Sky TV
Tennis Court
Parking on site / nearby
Swimming pool
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A fabulous holiday retreat on the edge of Loch Lomond
  • Explore the extensive grounds and woodland
  • Opportunities for boat and fishing trips as well as spectacular walks
Property code: CA171

On the shores of Loch Lomond, this magnificent property is set in 98 acres of landscaped grounds and woodland and provides superb accommodation for a family get-together or special occasion.

Escape the hustle and bustle, and retreat to this majestic house close to the shore of Loch Lomond. A property for entertaining, it sleeps 21 guests across nine bedrooms and comes with an indoor heated swimming pool, games room, outdoor activities, and ‘the Great Room’, a large and light space with sweeping views, perfect for accommodating the entire party. Keen walkers and nature lovers have the adjacent RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond nature reserve to explore, as well as the property’s extensive 98-acre estate. A range of local amenities and services are close at hand, including the shops and restaurants of Balloch (5.5 miles).

The spacious ground floor of the house has numerous rooms where guests can spread out over the course of an evening in. Ample storage space keeps mess to a minimum, and if you’re going for a dip in the pool there is a towel store and showers in the same space for ultimate ease. The well-equipped kitchen, two large sub-zero fridges, and wine fridge are ideal for catering for formal dinners and celebratory parties, and you can all gather round the table in the stylish dining room. Afterwards, relax on a sofa in either the TV room or in front of the woodburner in the pretty conservatory; play a game of pool in the games room; or make a night of it, load up your favourite playlist, and dance the night away in the Great Room. All bedrooms are on the first and second floors, so once you’re ready, climb the stairs to bed. On sunny days, and quiet mornings when children have energy to burn, the garden will go down a treat. Hold BBQs on the terrace and sit out on the lawn with drinks while younger guests run free on the play area. There’s a hard-surface tennis court too, so make sure to organise an afternoon of friendly competition.

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  • 9 bedrooms – 2 master king-size sleigh bed, 1 king sleigh bed with day bed and pull out single bed, 2 king, 1 twin room with an additional 2 pull-out trundle beds, 1 king-size zip-and-link which can be made up as a twin, 2 twins
  • 8 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 5 en-suite shower rooms with shower and WC, 2 en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and WC
  • 3 WCs
  • Hob, double oven, 3 dishwashers, microwave, freezer, 2 sub-zero fridges
  • Washing machine, dryer, steam iron
  • TV and games room
  • SkyTV, DVD and iPod dock
  • Great Room
  • Drawing room
  • Conservatory
  • Boot room
  • Laundry
  • Walled garden
  • Paved terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Children’s play area
  • Tennis court - Not available during November to the end of February
  • Heated indoor swimming pool and towels are provided
  • Wine fridge
  • Wood burners
  • 2 telescopes and 4 sets of binoculars
  • Set in 98 acres
  • Additional housekeeping and catering services available by arrangement with the owner and their consent must be obtained prior to the services being provided  
  • Please note: young children should be supervised throughout the estate
  • Glasgow 19.5 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £1000 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £75. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

 

Staying at this incredible property, you will be spoilt for choice things to see and do. Surrounded by acre upon acre of estate hugged by woodland, lochs, canal and SSSI nature reserve, you can wander for hours enjoying the scenery and looking out for the shy, beautiful wildlife who too call the area home. Take little children by the hand and see all there is to discover.

While luxuriating in the gardens and exploring the grounds will be a timeless pastime enjoyed by many, there are also opportunities a-plenty to explore further afield. Just 2 miles away, Buchanan Castle Golf Club invites you to polish your swing and admire the scenery while the abandoned Buchanan Castle itself lies 3 miles away, slowly being overtaken by nature.

For adventurers of all ages, Loch Lomond promises many a happy hour with an array of on-the-water activities, including kayaking and leisure cruises. You can even take a seaplane over the loch to receive a birds-eye-view of the incredible vistas below. If you have brought or hired bikes, there are lots of opportunities for cycling too; a particularly good route takes you around the West Loch Lomond cycle path.

For somewhere to eat or sup a local tipple, there are a huge number of pubs and restaurants within a few miles of the property. 6.5 miles away, Alexandria and Balloch are particular hotspots for eateries and attractions, including the SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium (6 miles).

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Lynne 7th June 2024

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High Wards was an amazing property. It was everything we thought it would be and more. Very comfortable & clean. Had everything there you would need and a fab location with amazing views. Emily the manager was extremely helpful & nothing was too much trouble.

Reviewed by Emma 25th April 2024

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The house was absolutely 10/10, it surpassed our expectations. We were a large group of friends but it would be equally as fantastic for families. Emily went above and beyond before and during the trip to ensure we got everything we wanted out of it. The house has every single thing you could need, attention to detail and comfort were wonderful. YoRead moreu felt miles away from home and could fully relax. Would stay there every weekend if it was an option! Surrounding areas absolutely beautiful too. Hide

Reviewed by Catriona 24th November 2023

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A wonderful house for a birthday celebration allowing a large family/friends group of mixed ages to party in style and in great comfort. Amazingly well equipped there was nothing but food, drink and people required. A fantastic location too with an amazing weather week to set off the stunning landscape to the north. The Christmas trees! and decs weRead morere a real bonus for some little girlsand bigger ones! Hide

Reviewed by Angela 5th August 2023

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All our family had a fantastic stay at High Wards. It is a stunning location, the house has plenty of room for everybody with everything you could possibly need. We were made to feel very welcome.

Reviewed by Dougal 23rd June 2023

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Excellent venue for a large extended-family get-together. The kitchen and bathrooms are particularly well-equipped, all beds really comfortable. Great variety of places to sit (outside and in) at different times of day, especially when it was sunny. Not one single midge spotted. The indoor pool was in daily use, adults and children - a good size, rRead moreeally excellent, water temperature absolutely fine and the room itself very warm. The book and toy cupboard was greatly appreciated. A great success. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 28th April 2023

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The property was fantastic in every way, spacious, comfortable, very well equipped and set in a beautiful location. The owners have thought of everything to make the stay memorable for all ages, children are particularly well catered for with the provision of games, toys, outdoor equipment etc. The kitchen and catering facilities are particularly gRead moreood with plentiful crockery, cutlery, glasses and cooking and cleaning equipment. Very highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 7th April 2023

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Reviewed by Joanna 3rd April 2023

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Reviewed by Alison 20th March 2023

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Incredibly well equipped house with a sprawling ground floor so even with 19 guests people could find a quiet spot. Catered dinners were amazing. The location is superb for exploring all of central Scotland.

Reviewed by Alison 10th March 2023

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We are just back from a week away . Where do I start? Emily was so nice and nothing was too much trouble. The house is just amazing ,the pictures just don't do it justice. The owners have thought of everything you would need. We ranged from age 1 to 83 and there was facilities for everyone. The toy room was a welcome suprise ,the kids used this eveRead moreryday. The views from the big livingroom were just breathtaking and there was deer most days on the grounds. We will be back. New memories made. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 27th January 2023

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An absolutely fantastic house and location and Emily made us feel very welcome. We'll definitely come again.

Reviewed by Mary 4th November 2022

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High Wards was an amazing place for a big family celebration we had a super time. Lost for words to describe the stunning outlooks and views of the surrounding hills. While we were at the property in November there was plenty to entertain kids and adults but summer I am sure will be spectacular. All bedrooms were spacious, very comfortable and a plRead moreeasure for guests. Kitchen is fabulous and well equipped, rooms are warm and comfortable lots of space for everyone. We will definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Marlene 8th July 2022

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Fantastic holiday all amenities within house luxury. Everything and more, fantastic family stay Thanks to Emily for providing such a beautiful home to give families memories forever

Reviewed by Angela 13th June 2022

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