Holiday Cottage Testimonials

Holiday cottage testimonials – what our guests say

Below you can uncover many of the testimonials from our holiday cottage guests here on Aldourie Castle Estate. Whether you’re looking to stay at Ivy Cottage, Garden Cottage, Pier Cottage or Gate Lodge, discover what visitors before you loved the most and exactly what they thought.

Each of these comments have either been left in our visitors’ book or on one of Aldourie’s social media pages.

The attention to detail was amazing; everything so thoughtful, and we have never felt so at home anywhere away from home. A truly special place. The Highlands were a dream come true and I shall always treasure this visit. The beauty and the lovely Scottish people we met…can’t say enough about how peaceful it was.

Leslie and Karin, Virginia, USA

What a magical (first) stay at Aldourie. We’ve fallen in love with this place and will no doubt be back (even after our 35km hike and the bog incident…). Thank you for your hospitality!

Adama and Michell, UK

Wonderful to be back ‘home’ again in Ivy Cottage. Many thanks to Hugh and all involved in making our stay so comfortable and enjoyable. Hopefully see you again next year!


Bob and Rose, Berkshire, UK

Another year and another magical Christmas spent at Aldourie. First stay at Ivy Cottage, usually stay in Garden Cottage – was just as special. Huge thanks to Lavinia, Aileen, Hugh and all the team at Aldourie. Kind wishes, always.

The Gibb family, UK

To all the Aldourie family, thank you so much for a fantastic stay! We have loved every moment, from the unexpected welcoming party to the beautiful weather you arranged for us. We’ve enjoyed days on Loch Ness and Fort George was fantastic. We can’t wait to return to see the works on the Steadings and the gardens when completed. Wonderful memories for life.


Lisa, Andrew, Harry and James, UK

This was our second stay at Garden Cottage and good to visit at a different time of the year. What an amazing walled garden. Super that we were able to bring our four-legged companions too!


Lisa, Joe and Amy, UK

Our stay at Gate Lodge has been a fantastic experience. It was a well-equipped home away from home. The views of the Loch were unforgettable. We saw robins, deer and red squirrels and enjoyed leisurely walks most days. Our thanks to Hugh for the warm welcome on arrival.


Garry and Laurie, Brisbane, Austraila

You did everything right! This breathtaking place. The lovely Gate Lodge. The new vegetable garden, the walks through the forest, the huge trees. Just beautiful and perfect.  Thank you, we will visit Aldourie Castle again!

Family, The Netherlands

…wonderful Garden Cottage! Beautiful and comfortable house and very friendly and welcoming staff (and dogs!) We have had both rain and sun and have been out long days looking at Urquhart Castle, the Cairngorms, Black Isle, Falls of Foyers and more, but the prettiest views were here…the wonderful park and the lovely walk to Dores Inn. The beach is so pretty. We hope to return!


Clare and Birgitta, Sweden

We have been so well looked after every step of the way. The Castle and grounds were stunning and Ivy Cottage was a perfect respite. Our perfect stay was finished off with a chilly but refreshing swim from the pier. We look forward to coming back again.

Katie, John, Mary and Martin

We last visited the Estate in May 2014…we knew we had to return! A beautiful week for weather. Ivy Cottage was perfectly presented just how we remembered it. So much to do around the area and Glen Affric is a must. We look forward to seeing you again in the future and thank you for a fantastic stay!


Callum, Jane, Anna and Ruby, Cumbria

…have had a wonderful time at Aldourie and Garden Cottage. We have been blessed with wonderful weather too! Thank you…everyone who has made this a holiday we won’t forget.

The Bird and Simpson family

We enjoyed a wonderful week at Ivy Cottage. The Castle is breathtaking and the cottages have a very homely and warm atmosphere. What a wonderful location. Ivy Cottage hedgerows testimonials


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