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Ormidale House - sleeps 30, pool, hot tub, sauna

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Holiday Rental House -
13 Bedrooms , 8 Bathrooms , Sleeps 35
Glendaruel, Cowal Peninsula, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
A fabulous, luxurious, historic 'laird's house' with 13 bedrooms and ample space for a house party of up to 35. Ormidale House sits in 22 acres of private grounds in beautiful scenery. The house is brilliantly situated for sight-seeing around the West Coast. The immediate area is renowned for some of the best walking in Scotland, and it's a great base for fishing, riding, shooting, golf, sailing or cycling. We've put in 6 fishing rods, 12 bikes for different sizes (with helmets), and 8 bags of golf clubs.

There's loads to do in the area, and some great local pubs and restaurants, but we've also tried to make it comfy enough for people who don't want to go anywhere else.

Ormidale House was built as a seat of Clan Campbell in 1696. After ongoing minor changes through the centuries, in 1900 the house was...
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Listing #HL131910
About the Owner
John D
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2010
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

We stayed in Ormidale House for a week in April, we were a large family gathering of 24. Although we had a wonderful time the house left a lot to be desired, the public rooms were large and comfortable as were all the beds, unfortunately...More

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johnD1963, VR Owner at Ormidale House - sleeps 30, pool, hot tub, sauna, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

I am glad you had a wonderful time but am very sorry that you were in anyway dissatisfied - and would still like to say thanks for coming and for taking the trouble to post a review. We can learn from criticism, and we will...More

Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Amazing property, beautiful location and in excellent condition. A pretty perfect trip - couldn’t have asked for better service!

Thank Imogen D
johnD1963, VR Owner at Ormidale House - sleeps 30, pool, hot tub, sauna, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us and thank you for mentioning the standard of service. We do our best!

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Reviewed June 22, 2018

A group large group 20+ of us stayed here in April 2018 to celebrate a 30th birthday and had an amazing time! House is full of character, rooms are lovely, and surrounding area is beautiful. We ordered the hot tub which was just as you'd...More

Thank lloydscot
johnD1963, VR Owner at Ormidale House - sleeps 30, pool, hot tub, sauna, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thanks so much for the positive review and for looking after our house so nicely. We will look forward to welcoming you back!!

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(3)
  • Dining Seats (35)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(7)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (4)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (4)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (26)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Pool Table
  • Private Garden
  • Private Indoor Pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Sauna
  • Shared Tennis Court
  • Single Beds:(18)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
With a large drawing room with open fire, huge dining hall, play-cum-TV room, extra TV room snug, breakfast room, games room with full size billiard table, kitchen with 4 oven Aga, the living accommodation is flexible enough and comfortable enough to suit most types of parties – and at most times of year.

We've tried to make it more luxurious and better equipped than our own house, so that even a wet weekend will be a comfortable and memorable one.
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    4 Full baths
    4 Attached (ensuite)
    7 Fulls
    3 Cribs
    18 Twins
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
- School holiday and half term weeks are all shoulder season rate.

- Short break prices for 2 or 3 nights including a weekend, or three or four nights midweek, are approximately 75% of full week prices.
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About the neighbourhood
As well as general site-seeing and trips to the Island of Bute, Inverary and further afield, there are a host of other activities you can undertake around Glenaruel. It’s fabulous walking country and we’ve also provided twelve mountain bikes for those who want to explore on two wheels rather than four. There are some really excellent and quite varied routes direct from the house, involving all sorts of terrain and levels of strain!

Golf – there’s a lovely 9 hole pay and play course ten minutes away above Tighnabruaich. We’ve supplied five bags of golf clubs for the house and they probably won’t be too fussed about the usual rules re golf shoes provided you don’t arrive in jeans and carve the course up. The same applies to the almost equally spectacular nine hole course at Blairmore &...
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How to get there
Airport: Glasgow Airport: 50.0 km
Ferry: Dunoon and Portavadie: 21.0 km
- Glasgow Airport, an hour and a half drive away

- Prestwick Airport, an hour and three quarters drive away

- Railway Station is Gourock, connecting to Dundon Ferry Port (25 minutes)
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 20.0 km.
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