Sleeps 18; 11 Bedroom; 4 Bathroom
Mr and Mrs Emery
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Lovely joint family holiday.
Beautiful country property!
We enjoyed a lovely 1 week stay at Barscobe House. I only wish it had been a bit longer! The house is a grand old country home which was very spacious indeed. We were a large family group of 17 ranging in age from 89 years old to 2 years old. There was plenty of space to spread out throughout the property. There was also plenty of space in the kitchen and boot room area to accommodate our Golden Retriever "Monty" on his first ever holiday. The bedrooms were large and well furnished. The walk in shower was convenient for the older members of the family. The garden is huge and was wonderful for the little ones to run around in. They particularly enjoyed exploring the woods nearby with a "den" for them to play in. The estate was wonderful for walks, especially the lovely walk to the nearby waterfall, which is definitely a must-see! A special thanks to Vicki and Duncan who were wonderful hosts, visiting every morning to check that we had everything we needed. The local area had plenty to see as well, ranging from beautiful beaches to quaint tea rooms. All in all, I would certainly recommend Barscobe House for a wonderfully relaxing holiday.
We appreciated the wonderful country setting and the beautiful gardens. The views and walks were spectacular. Duncan and Vickie cheerfully check on us each day. The critter house met all our needs. Thank you
The property was great everyone loved it.
We had a great time together even though the weather was not good, plenty of rain and wind and we could not really use the grounds, but enjoyed the snooker and darts every night, the loch was a bit remote but we did catch once I got my breath back, the internet was bad and I thought this would be a problem at first but was probably a blessing.
Overall we had a great time.
We had our annual family reunion here. The house has bags of character. Very memorable stay. We had 11 of us that swelled to 14 midweek and the house was never crowded - always spare rooms downstairs to relax and find quiet time. They installed a new walk in shower which was superb. The kitchen was very well equipped and I loved the AGA. Negatives were the windows - we were told that only one of them opened due to age - I'm not deducting a star for that - but we had a bit of a heat wave while we were there. Two dishwashers made for easy clean ups and two washing machines were great. Dryer needed fixing which I am sure has been taken care of. Overall 5 stars - would I stay here again? No question.
The perfect place!
For a group of 16 friends and family, with nine children between 10 and 6 years old, Barscobe was the perfect destination. The house is an exquisite blend of grandeur, comfort and beauty; the grounds and views breath-taking!
Walking over the hills through a blizzard to show the kids the loch, arriving just as the sun came out, the snow stopped and the light seem to make the whole landscape glow, will be a memory to last a lifetime!
Having space back at the house to dry clothes, warm up round three open fires, play together, eat together or disappear for a quiet read was priceless. The bar and snooker table was the icing on the cake!
The kitchen was well stocked with culinary basics that we thought we'd have to buy and the cold room a god send for all our leftovers. Impressively, the entire house was spotlessly clean and constantly warm, we felt at home from the moment we arrived.
Excellent, friendly communication from the caretakers and owners. The Clachan Inn in Dalry did great food with wonderful service for us. The water sports centre on Loch Ken were very helpful and knowledgeable. It all made for a truly wonderful holiday and the first of many trips back we hope.
Thank you all.