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9 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 22
Glendaruel, Cowal Peninsula, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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Lesley R
UK
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A great experience but the welcoming pack made me very nervous….they need to do themselves more justice!”
Reviewed 22 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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We’ve just returned from a fantastic weekend at the Mill House, part of the Ormidale House estate. It was a lovely place – well equipped, spacious, comfy and in beautiful surroundings. The real selling points as far as I was concerned were the hot tub, sauna and luxury bedding, as well as estate manager, who was helpful, friendly and could not have done more to make sure we were comfortable and looked after.

Unfortunately the welcome pack did not convey this, and in the lead up to the trip I honestly did not know what to expect – it is not necessary to tell confirmed bookings that you have had staffing issues, that there have been problems in the past, or to apologise for the fact that the bedrooms are on the small side! All this really did was make some in the party nervous as to whether we had made the right decision – completely unnecessary for what was actually a really nice holiday experience.

For the record, the bedrooms were smaller than average, but this in fact meant we could accommodate a decent sized party in the house for our celebrations, and the rooms whilst small were nicely decorated, clean, comfy and had ample storage. Also, the public areas of the house were open plan so the place still felt very spacious and very luxurious.

Such a shame they were so self deprecating in the welcome pack…. They should be very proud of the Mill house.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Jul 2013
Delighted you all enjoyed it so much. The welcome pack is designed to ensure people don't find us over-promising, but I am aware that it made you nervous.... thanks for the kind comments.
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AndiK73
Stirling, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fantastic Party House”
Reviewed 12 July 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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We've just returned from a fabulous weekend away at The Mill House on the Ormidale House Estate. We were a party of 15 adults, 10 children (all under the age of 10) and one very cute dog. We rented The Mill House and the Garden Cottage next door to accommodate the whole party. The Mill House itself is wonderful, with a great open plan living space downstairs, well equipped kitchen and a play room with access to the gardens. On the upper level the property goes on forever with another sitting room leading on to the garden, a sauna, at least 3 bathrooms & all the bedrooms.
The property was ready for us, very clean, everything was really easy to find. The housekeepers pointed us in the direction of all the facilities and were really helpful during the rest of our stay if we needed anything.
The pool was a huge benefit for us with so many children to entertain, as was the games lodge. The grounds are wonderful, great for exploring, we didn't quite manage tennis, it was too wet, but we did have a game of rounders on the football pitch before we left. You aren't far from Tighnabruich if you need to go for supplies or just for a wander but there's more than enough adventure to be had at Ormidale.
We had the services of Chef Stuart Campbell whilst there for an evening meal which was delicious, you have to book him separately from the The Mill House, but he is well worth it if you are celebrating something special.
Our only request (not a criticism) would be that the owner maybe looked to invest in a couple of larger gas or charcoal BBQ's, maybe one for each property as we struggled to cook for our large party on the ones that were there.
I would highly recommend The Mill House to anyone looking for a great place to stay, we are hoping to book again next year.

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Liked best: Open plan living and the swimming pool
Liked least: I can't think of anything we didn't like
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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