A magnificent property in an outstanding location and with its own indoor swimming pool. High Wards is set in 98 acres with access to Loch Lomond shores and close to the newly established RSPB wetland habitat nature reserve.
Accommodation: 9 bedrooms, 4 doubles, 5 twins (sleeps 21)
A magnificent property in an outstanding location. Wards is set in 98 acres with access to the shores of Loch Lomond and adjacent to the newly established RSPB wetland habitat nature reserve with views of the islands and Ben Lomond. The estate offers superior accommodation and facilities with landscaped grounds and woodland; providing a secluded and unspoiled backdrop to your special occasion or family get-together as enjoyed by a discerning clientele who return time and again for the perfect holiday break.
The house itself has nine comfortable bedrooms on the first and second floors; seven of which are en-suite, with an additional family bathroom and shower on the first floor. On the ground floor, there is a boot room, swimming pool suite, double cloakroom, large laundry, four spacious public rooms and two built in sub-zero fridges and one freezer for entertaining. Extending from the generously proportioned kitchen/dining room through to the conservatory overlooking the child’s play area and “faery” garden to the TV & games room with toy cupboard and extensive range of gadgets; this entertaining property culminates in the impressive Great Room accommodating a formal dining room and sitting room with superb views across the lochans. Log burners, large glass windows, double height ceilings and superior furnishings and fittings are standard throughout this exceptional property.
No superior property would be so called without the benefit of an indoor heated swimming pool with a ‘jet current’ exercise option and large windows and glass doors leading out to the sun patio. With changing and shower rooms and a large store of towels, this facility provides a fun filled alternative to those planned excursions in all-weather conditions. The pool has security code door access for your safety.
The estate grounds offer extensive past times appealing to the young and old, from woodland walks to meandering in the garden areas and playing games on the many lawns. There is a hard surface tennis court and wonderful children’s play area with swings, slide, trampoline and Wendy house. Patio areas surround the house and there is plenty of garden furniture to ensure you enjoy your BBQ in the sunshine with those views.
The grounds extending away from the house have been purchased by the RSPB and designated a place of Special Scientific interest. The lochs and wetlands are home to a multitude of wildlife - some rare and others more familiar but equally charming, including the roe deer that graze there. You can still pack a picnic and walk down to Loch Lomond shores where you can enjoy the secluded little beach and marvel at the wooded islands and Ben Lomond. Please note the canal is fenced in; however, young children will need supervision on the estate at all times.
Despite the privacy, solitude and rural location, you have easy access to good local restaurants, hotels and spas, golf courses and places of interest; located as you are at the start of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The great city of Stirling with its castle - home to the Stuart Kings and Mary Queen of Scots; and Glasgow with its renowned shopping and entertainment are only 40 minutes away in either direction. For the energetic, there is boating and fishing on the loch as well as numerous walking opportunities. Wards offers an exceptional property in the perfect location for a superior holiday experience.
Wards Cottage (sleeps 4 + 2) may be available to rent alongside High Wards at an additional nightly charge of £120 (min. 2 nights) bringing the total capacity to 27.
Extra refundable cost: Good Housekeeping Deposit £750.00 (payable to owner).
Front entrance, vestibule, main hallway and stairs, ante hallway leading to The Great Room with large double height ceiling and picture windows with views to the lochans and Ben Lomond - this superb entertainment space opens into a formal games room with pool table which leads into an impressive drawing room with a central log fireplace.
Inner hallway incorporating large built-in sub-zero fridges and freezer, large open plan kitchen & dining room with breakfast island, dining table and wood burning stove. Conservatory with sitting area, wood burning stove and large dining table, doors to terrace and garden. Family games/TV room with access to walled garden.
The driveway entrance with car port opens into a large boot room and back hallway giving access to: cloakroom (2 WCs & 2 WHBs), laundry & drying rooms, secure door entry to swimming pool with shower area, separate WC & towel store. Back stairs to first floor bedrooms.
Bedrooms 1 & 2: Family suite – double bedroom leading through to twin/nursery bedroom (child-sized beds) with en-suite bathroom (shower, WC & WHB), sleeps 2A+2C.
Bedroom 3: Master king sleigh bed with en-suite bathroom (shower, WC & WHB), sleeps 2A.
Bedroom 4: Twin beds plus 1 x pull-out trundle bed, plus 1 cot bed, with en-suite bathroom (shower, WC & WHB), sleeps 2A+1C+cot.
Bedroom 5: Twin beds (sleeps 2A).
Family bathroom: bath, separate shower, WC & WHB.
Bedroom 6: Master king sleigh bed with dressing room and en-suite bathroom (roll top bath, rain dance shower, WC and his & hers WHB), sleeps 2A.
Bedroom 7: Double sleigh bed, with log burner, with en-suite bathroom (bath, separate shower, WC & WHB), sleeps 2A.
Bedroom 8: King/twin zip link beds with en-suite bathroom (shower, WC & WHB), sleeps 2A.
Bedroom 9: Twin beds, each with pull-out trundle beds, with en-suite bathroom (shower, WC & WHB), sleeps 2A + 2C.
Large paved sun terrace with garden furniture and gas barbecue, lawn with children’s play area (adventure frame, slide & swings, Wendy house & trampoline) hard tennis court.
Indoor heated swimming pool with a jet current exercise option surrounded by large windows and glass doors to terrace. Changing and shower rooms plus towel store.
2 telescopes & 4 binoculars for watching wildlife.
Dogs: maximum of two dogs restricted to the boot room/laundry room areas. They must be under owner’s control at all times.
Additional housekeeping and catering services by arrangement.
Refundable extra: Good Housekeeping Deposit £750
|High Wards||£5,205 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.