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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely break at the garden cottage in January. We have family in Mallaig, but wanted to enjoy the tranquillity of the Ardnamurchan peninsula while we were in the highlands. The garden cottage is in a beautiful location - we enjoyed some brilliant walks around the loch behind the cottage and along the coast. We drove up to...

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Highlandglen, Owner at Ard Daraich, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It means a lot to us to get such positive feedback. Thank you, Anna & Norrie.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ard Daraich is an impeccable home in an idyllic location surrounded by a loch, fields with grazing sheep & a beautiful garden. We became fast friends with the enthusiastic hosts, Norrie & Anna. My college kids loved it too! I will forever be dreaming of my return to Ard Daraich.

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Highlandglen, Owner at Ard Daraich, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, Jennifer. We enjoyed meeting you all too! Many thanks for your stay, Anna & Norrie.

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Anna and Norrie couldn't have been more welcoming we arrived with their lively conversation, excellent advice about places to visit and to eat, and much needed tea. Their garden is tremendous, and supplied blackcurrants for our porridge at breakfast , as well as Norrie's excellent jam and marmalade, with which we have been supplying our family since our return. We...

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Highlandglen, Owner at Ard Daraich, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your very appreciative review. We loved meeting you both and please thank your wife for her lovely letter.

South shields
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We did not stay in this charming place,but came to explore their garden.We were not disappointed,and after a warm and friendly greeting,we were given a map of the 7 acre garden to wander at our leisure. I suppose it is best described as idiosyncratic,but a delight to explore.It is,as a garden that "does- its-own-thing" should be ,natural and spontaneous,with love...

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Highlandglen, Owner at Ard Daraich, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We describe the garden as "marginal gardening", gardening with and in the wild. It seems more appropriate in such a rugged landscape.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit and we were delighted. The house is situated within a glorious garden adjacent Loch Linnhe, a short ferry ride from Corran (nor Fort William) and within close sight of some of the most beautiful scenery Scotland has to offer. OK we were blessed by exceptionally warm, sunny and clear weather, but the location and quality...

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Highlandglen, Owner at Ard Daraich, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we really appreciate it. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope you might return one day..... With best wishes, Anna & Norrie.

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Staying in the self-catering cottage is perfect for me when I want to come up and get away from it all - I can choose to be snug and cocooned in the lovely house with its wood burning stove and well equipped kitchen or, if I want consistently superb advice on what to do or a quick chat and a...

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Highlandglen, Owner at Ard Daraich, responded to this review

Thank you Man About Town. You always say such lovely things! Look forward to the next visit already.

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We stayed 4 nights with Anna and Norrie in their charming house, once the home of Constance Spry, the famous mid 20th century florist and cookery writer. Norrie took over the house from his parents and Anna's creative skills have turned it into a charming place to stay. We had the upstairs double room with the most comfortable bed we...

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Highlandglen, Owner at Ard Daraich, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we are both delighted you enjoyed your stay. With best wishes, Anna & Norrie.

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We were booked here for one night, and it was beautiful. The garden is just heavenly especially when I went exploring early in the morning, and found an unexpected view of the sea. The rooms are comfortable and quiet and the breakfasts were fantastic. Home made bread and fruit salad as well as a wide choice of cooked breakfasts. You...

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Highlandglen, Owner at Ard Daraich, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your breakfast and particularly saw the garden at its best. With best wishes, Anna

Bangor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2016

An old house with lots of charm, situated in a quiet secluded location accessed by either a ferry from Corran to Ardgour costing £8.20 (car + passengers) each way, or a round trip from the main Fort William to Mallaig road on single track roads. Your host Norrie is charming and will make you tea/coffee on request. (There are no...

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Highlandglen, Owner at Ard Daraich, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We do live in a remote rural location which is what most of our guests enjoy. I hope you went on to have a happy holiday. Anna & Norrie.

glasgow
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Late autumn was the perfect time to make a visit to Ard Daraich Gardener's Cottage. Nestled in the most amazing garden the property was immediately inviting. As we entered, I sensed we'd made a fabulous choice in coming here. Everything was available to make the cute and cosy cottage the perfect place to come home to after exploring the stunning...

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Highlandglen, Owner at Ard Daraich, responded to this review

Thank you for your very appreciative review. We are both delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you here again if you choose to return. With best wishes, Anna & Norrie.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ard Daraich, the prefect place for a self catering holiday. Once the holiday home of cook and gardener, Constance Spry. Ard Daraich is now the home of Norrie & Anna Maclaren. We welcome you to our 8-acre Hill Garden with stunning views of Ben Nevis and Glen Coe. The shrub nursery has an interesting selection of trees and shrubs from all over the world. Situated on the shores of Loch Linnhe we are within easy reach of Fort William, Outdoor Capital of Britain. Ard Daraich also makes the perfect place from which to explore the West Coast of the Scottish Highlands, either as a walker, cyclist or by car. ... more   less 

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Address: Sallachan | Ardgour, Near Fort William, Ardgour PH33 7AB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Ardgour
Number of rooms: 3
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“Upstairs room has beautiful views of the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles CCNV, 7 Sep 2015 | Read review
“wifi is available but unreliable due to location Ferry is £8 for a car and free for foot passangers I'd say about a 5 minute drive and a 15 min walk from ferry to accommodation”
 of 5 bubbles harrytandme, 5 Jul 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in a double and a double + single bed rooms. All great!”
 of 5 bubbles ScotinLondon1, 28 Aug 2014 | Read review
“I'd feel undelicate if posting pictures of the rooms, I'll only say that everyone has so beautiful details that is difficult to choose one. All of them are quiet, warm and gorgeous.”
 of 5 bubbles barcelonaconnection, 30 Jul 2014 | Read review
“My general tips for the cottage would be to pack plenty of appropriate clothing for the variety of weather and plenty of provisions for self catering as the local shops and restaurants are fairly limited (which is part of the charm of the area and a good thing!)”
 of 5 bubbles StIvesPowelly, 22 Nov 2013 | Read review
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