We spent two days over New Year with family at the Mill House and Garden Cottage. It is a stunning setting, with lovely surrounds and
opportunities for outdoor activities. In particular, we all enjoyed a long
walk on New Year's morning.
In general the kitchen facilities were satisfactory. The dining area was a good size, and the fireplace was a nice feature.
And now for the bad news. There was agreement from all of us that the cost (£110 per head per night self catering ) was excessive. The bedrooms(bunk rooms) were very cramped some sleeping up to 5 people. One of the children fell down the stairs from his bunk. There was effectively no storage space for clothes.The bathrooms were also disappointing. Several had non functioning locks, and were poorly lit. There was water lying permanently on the floor of one of the bathrooms. There was no soap at the baths or showers, variable hot water and a shortage of toilet rolls. In fact we had to purchase some ourselves! The windows in some of the bedrooms were mouldy. The hot tub was never hot, and appeared to leak. The couches in the lounge area were rapidly approaching the end of their lives!
The games room was unattractive, not easy to access, and poorly furnished! There were a number of refuse bags lying partially opened on the ground in the bin area and it came as no surprise when a large rat was seen running in this vicinity.
It is the view of our group that this facility, while having potential, is in need of extensive refurbishment and is considerably over priced.
Beautiful and well presented house, grounds and location! Very clean with all amenities and home comforts. Staff were very helpful and couldn't do enough to ensure a great stay. Excellent value for money. Highly recommended!
We had an absolutely wonderful weekend at Ormindale House! The house was fantastic and in the most beautiful location. The ground floor is a huge space and can be used for a large dinner party and makes a very good dance floor! The bedrooms were all very clean ranging from nice double bed rooms to fun dorms. There were also bicycles, a jacuzzi, a swimming pool, tennis court and a games room so plenty of things to do at the house if some people were to hungover to go on walks to the plentiful lochs and rivers! Overall a top weekend, would definitely recommend.
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We all loved our week's stay in The Mill House. We were warmly greeted by the support team who helped with all our enquiries. They were on hand at all times during our stay should we have needed anything. Although it rained a lot there was no shortage of things to do. The children really enjoyed being able to run freely outside, to go swimming and to have enough space to play inside too. We all appreciated the amount of room downstairs where we could all relax and enjoy each others' company with ample facilities to cook and eat if we were staying at the house for the day. However, we also went on several day-long trips visiting Mount Stuart, Inverary Castle and the surrounding countryside which is spectacular. All in all we had a wonderful holiday and we'd all love to return.
For the school holiday week in October, a group consisting of my family and friends (20 in total!) spent the mon-fri at the mill house. It was fantastic! The kids and adults all had a ball! There was so much to do from gorge walking, football outside on the very slippery marsh! (this is a must the kids are still talking about it!) and the swimming pool. There's also the option to head into Tighnabruaich 10mins by car to spend the day. We had the hot tub this is also something I'd recommend as I found this a god send the morning after the marathon pie face challenge we all had! Oh the memories just keep coming back to me or should I say flash backs!!!!!
Anyway I would definitely recommend this to any large group wanting a very enjoyable and memorable few days away!