We booked this for the weekend of our daughters wedding , so the whole family could be together. The sitting room and drawing room were beautiful and perfect for pictures of the bride and her bridesmaids getting ready.
The bedrooms were perfectly sized and comfortable.
The downsides were that there were only 2 showers for coping with 11 possible guests and the one in the roll top bath which was on a step was scary to get out of and no bath mats provided to step out onto , to prevent slipping.
The kitchen was a perfect size but unfortunately some of the drawers are falling off of the rails and it needs updating .
Also , there wasn't enough cutlery to serve 11 guests (7 forks) and having stayed in many places before would have expected there to be 11 of everything and there wasn't. A wee bit of a mismatch with the rest of the house.
The garden was lovely , but again there was not enough seating for the capacity of the house.
We had a lovely time and would recommend , but if we had been staying for longer ( and not out all day Saturday at a wedding ) we would have complained at the time.
We planned a BBQ for the Sunday and took our own as they said they didn't have ( there was a small kettle BBQ at the side of the house ) and also plastic forks etc which solved our lack of fork situation
Very central and quiet location in Huntly, close to the railway station and shops. Beautiful countryside and coast nearby.
All in the house was perfect although there could have been more small tables in the lounges for tea and coffee cups, and the downstairs shower's heating better regulated.
We rented Gowanbank for 2 reasons. The house used to belong to my grandparents over 30 years ago and wanted to see what it looked like now and as it was my partner's 60th birthday I thought it would be the perfect place. The house is fantastic,very comfortable,within walking distance of all amenities. Only a couple of complaints. As a family of non smokers it was disappointing to see the amount of cigarette ends just outside the back door and although it was no one's fault we were left without electricity for 2 to 3 hours one morning but the fault was soon rectify