Just back home after our 10th year visiting Ormidale House and it was fab, fab, fab as usual!!!
We were greeted by Pamela and her hubby, the housekeepers on arrival who attended to our every need throughout our stay - and with a group of 23 women that was no mean feat!
The house was spotless and caters for exactly what we always look for - comfort with a bit of grandeur!
The bedrooms are well presented and the beds are extremely comfortable with the most luxurious bedding. We entertain (perform!) in the drawing room with ‘Ormidale’s Got Talent’, Lip Sync, quizzes and laze about in the TV room to watch our favourite movie. However, our most favourite place in the house is the kitchen as we just love sitting around the kitchen island for a good old blether!
Depending on the good old Scottish weather we explore outside but this year we spent a lot of time on the grounds with Ormidale’s ‘It’s a knockout’. Given the age difference in our group goes from 13 to 73, this was a challenge with a few serious competitors amongst us but the hot tub eased away a few aching pains afterwards!
Although we are just back today from Ormidale 2018, we are already planning for Ormidale 2019 and can’t wait for our next visit!
Ormidale House is a country house of great character, in a magnificent rural setting, which proved an excellent choice for our family reunion, bringing together cousins from various parts of Britain and North America. There is lovely country to explore, by car or on foot, with several good eating places within an easy drive. The frozen food available from the on site caterers was excellent.
The amenities were good, with barbecue, hot tub, swimming pool, a rather rough tennis court, football field, lawns, trampoline, games room, even if some attention to detail was required in places.
The house was clean, well appointed, if in need of a lick of paint here and there, and the supply of hot water was a little variable at times. However any minor problems encountered were promptly dealt with by the staff on hand.
We stayed at this house for a week to celebrate my uncle & aunt's wedding. There were many of us (around 20) and it was plenty spacious with different rooms for all sorts of entertaining (games room and the dining area were use most by us and the fire in the games room made it super cosy).
The house was tidy and organised so we were able to access everything we needed to (kitchen was really well equipped with lots of stuff and cooking facilities too).
Overall for a large group looking for a secluded beauty with amazing views, super kind and helpful owner and staff I'd 100% recommend Ormidale!
Lovely walks, cycle rides and places to visit. Or you can just relax in hot tub or swim in pool, play snooker, read etc. We found Ormidale house exactly as described and it suited us well.
Wonderful house, lovely staff to deal with. Was clean, tidy and had everything we needed. Staff couldn’t do enough to make us feel welcome and assist.