Large group of ladies stayed here for 2 nights at the start of September for my sisters surprise hen weekend. We were all blown away by the house! Before our stay I couldn't stop looking at the pictures online and thought the house was too good to be true however on arriving it was even better than the pictures. Emily was friendly and gave us a lovely welcome and was very attentive throughout our stay and was also our chef for a night, providing us with a delicious 3 course meal. We had arranged a team of entertainers to come and preform a murder mystery night, Emily was very accommodating and helped the planning around this. One of our group had accidently left a watch and jewelry in the house and Emily emailed straight away to make us aware and posted belongings promptly. We all had a fantastic weekend and cant wait to go back!!!
Our family had the best long weekend here in May 16 for my wedding. We stumbled across the house in Jan 16 & with the help of the wonderful Emily organised a great weekend wedding. Everything you could possibly think of is & can be catered for here. If only we could win the lottery to go back!
An amazing location, with beautiful views of the Trossach mountains and surrounding countryside, a perfect self contained venue that was exclusive. The facilities, catering and service were excellent and it all made a perfect day.
This is a very unique and special venue.
We stayed here with 19 of our family for 4 nights.
We were getting married at Highwards and what a venue it is for such a special occasion.
The whole family loved staying here - it's luxury wrapped up in the most amazing views.
The house has a great amount of space for everyone to relax and socialise and the outdoor space seems endless.
They house caters for your every need - cooking, dining, comfort and enjoyment.
Indoor swimming to out door BBQing something for all weather. We were very fortunate as even the weather was perfect for us.
The rooms are extremely comfortable and with a variety of different sleeping arrangements.
As a wedding venue - Highwards have something very special and exclusive here. Working with Emily to arrange your big day will ensure you have the flexibility to have everything just as you want it with the peace of mind that you are in safe hands.
We had the most amazing 4 days celebrating our wedding with friends and family.
It's a hidden gem that will exceed your expectations.
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My husband and I booked High Wards Estate for our wedding in May, 2016 and stayed for 3 nights. We first made contact with Emily about 12 months prior and from the first email I knew that this prospective venue was going to be very promising. Upon visiting we were 100% sure this is where we wanted to tie the knot. Emily was very helpful from the beginning; sending us menu options and answering all our questions over email, it truly felt like nothing was too much trouble.
The grounds are so much more stunning than photographs convey, the views are breathtaking and the property's location means it's wonderfully peaceful and secluded. Everything is so well-kept and clean and there's a real feel of luxury as you wander around the grounds. I was especially fond of the side garden which we had some gorgeous photos taken in on the big day.
The house itself is everything you could need for a group/family stay. The kitchen is excellently equipped, the receptions rooms provide lots of space to spread out and the great room is something to behold with its magnificent panoramic window and full-size pool table. The bedrooms are spacious and clean with luxurious bathrooms and each one offers a unique view outside. We had no complaints from our families who came to stay with us, they all spoke so highly of the quality of the accommodation. Many enjoyed the swimming pool too!
We decided to have a small ceremony with only 12 guests so we didn't need an extra marquee and just used the wooden gazebo outside. We opted to have all meals except breakfasts catered which was just brilliant and allowed us all to feel like we're on holiday without someone having to do the washing up. The meal options were fantastic and each day Emily cooked delicious dishes from scratch. Our wedding breakfast was the best food at a wedding I'd ever had!
The ceremony itself was a wonderfully emotional and intimate event, walking down the aisle to such a stunning backdrop is one of the best moments of my life so far and I couldn't imagine doing it anywhere else. The grounds of High Wards made for so many photo opportunities that we almost ran out of time! Despite the drizzle we had on the day, High Wards offers an exceptionally beautiful setting full of character and romance.
On top of the wonderful surroundings, I believe Emily and her staff made our wedding day what it was - it's so rare to find a holiday rental where the owner is so invested and passionate about making your stay memorable. The success of our wedding day is a real credit to Emily & co. Thank you!
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We rented High Wards for our friend's Hen Party. We could not have asked for more. The house is immaculate and catered for our every needs. It's easy to have an amazing weekend when you stay in such a high quality place. All of the facilities from the kitchen, to the dining areas, lounge, bedrooms and pool exceeded our expectations... especially the fantastic kitchen with its three double ovens and three dishwashers making it as easy to cater for 21 as it can be!
We had the most amazing weekend and are now all looking for reasons to re-book. Emily and Jim are on hand to answer any questions, without being intrusive. Perfect touch. Thank you High Wards, hope to stay again soon!
Myself and a group of friends (14 Guys) spend an amazing 4 days at High Wards. The house is incredible. Well decorate, equipped and the grounds round about are perfect for a week away from the outside world (we didn't leave). Emily (owner) and her husband live just up the road and were more than helpful with any questions we had. The views are incredible and we couldn't have asked for a better setting for a week away with the guys. Would 100% recommend High Wards to anyone!