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The Hope Scott Wing at Abbotsford provided a warm welcome, an intimate atmosphere and extremely comfortable accommodation for our visit. You can’t help but be touched by the history of the place – our party had a very memorable stay in a truly unique setting.

Bruce Deans, Edinburgh


Our group had a fantastic weekend. The tower itself is an amazing space and we managed to get to the clay pigeon shooting and a few walks so all good. Thanks also for the recommendation on Meldcat for the catering - Cathy was lovely and everyone enjoyed the food. There was a great pub about a 40 minute walk away as well which helped enormously. Will definitely be booking again some time.

Jo Bohling, London


We all had a fantastic time at Aikwood, it really is a very special place. I've given it some thought and I can honestly say I don't think I've ever stayed anywhere that has impressed me as much as Aikwood. I think the history and obvious care and attention from the family who own it and the fact that they have left so much of their personal history in situ makes you feel quite privileged to share the experience. Aikwood has also been modernised magnificently and so combines modern creature comforts within the tower effortlessly. Everybody had a fabulous time and we all agreed it felt too short. I couldn't recommend the place highly enough. Best wishes for 2012

A Ward, Edinburgh, Scotland


The weekend went so well, better than I ever could have wished for. Aldourie really is a magical place and Lavinia and her team are so incredible. They really are the best of the best and were so lovely to my parents. Thank you so much for all of your guidance, arranging and help Jenny. It really has been such an amazing experience, and Mum loved every minute of it.

Spargo family, Kent
October 2016


Aldourie far exceeded our expectations. The house is, of course, remarkable. But the service and food provided by Lavinia and Richard were what made our stay so memorable. We will be back!

Jon - 60th Birthday Party, Boston, USA


“A fairytale experience, wonderful hospitality, a tiny piece of us will remain here forever”

John, Nessa, Lloyd and Maria


'We had a wonderful time at Aline. It's hard to imagine a more beautiful setting for a lodge, and we loved the variety of things to do from fishing, stalking and grouse over pointers to beach trips and surfing. A great family holiday'.

Jack Pitman, Hertfordshire


Alladale exceeded our expectations in every possible way. The house was so comfortable, Sarah was wonderful, infact every member of the team made a difference to our stay. Tom produced delicious meals for us. Inis was so informative on the vision and the conservation, Ryan was also great he took us out to shoot clays. Marie and Jean where great with lots of info on the area. We enjoyed the walks and all that went with them, it is stunning countryside. It was a magical few days with those near and dear to us. Thank you for all your help it was a pleasure dealing with you.

Mr & Mrs Lambert, Crieff
April 2017


We had a wonderful stay at Alladale this past week. The facilities were great and the staff was perfect. Herve was a wonderful chef with a superb personality, thank you for recommending him! Thank you so much for the wonderful recommendation!

Mike Long and Molly Visosky, Virginia, USA


What a wonderful time we had. Somehow, as a group, we managed to catch salmon, shoot clays, have owls land on our heads, learn archery, hike mountains and gorges and NOT break anything at Ardtalla. Quite an achievement. The girls had terrific fun, Erica was very sweet to us and the household ran beautifully. Thank you, Margaret, for all your help and please pass our thanks on to George as well. Really a swell time. Looking forward to next year.

Susan Mikula


Once again had a terrific, action packed time at Ardtalla. Some of the second timers felt it was even better than last time, which is high bar indeed, and those that were with us for the first time all had a marvellous time.

Clive Eminson, Suffolk


We had a lovely stay at Arienskill and Eilidh (the manager) was lovely. The cottage and setting is certainly picture postcard and the location was ideal.

Helen Knight, Formby


A perfectly situated cottage in a breathtaking part of the world. Incredible views from every window and a loch with a little island a few feet from your doorstep - simply stunning!

Roz Bruneau, Belhaven, East Lothian


We had a wonderful holiday at Auchmull - to be honest we could not fault it, fantastic attention to detail all round.

Graham Paterson


We had a wonderful time at Bardmony this Christmas! Just a beautiful home and the family was fantastic. Many thanks for your help and happy new year.

Jessica Goldman, New York, America


We had a fantastic weekend. The house is amazing. Loads of room for 17 to be together as well as other rooms to escape to. We got on well with the aga considering none of us had used one & it was easy to cater for 17 all weekend. The cold pantry was a hit with everyone. Nigel was very helpful even down to giving us a cup of flour & telling us where to find charcoal for our Hawaiian bbq!! Only having to light the fires & not clean them out was great. Could have stayed another week! Barscobe will be on the top of the list for next year. Three 65ths to celebrate!! Thanks for all your help with booking.

Mrs Gina Chicken, Tarbert, Argyll


We had a fantastic stay at Barscobe House, Nigel and Vicky couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. It was such a treat to have the fires set up every morning! The house provided us a comfortable, family friendly place to relax and enjoy each others company. My mum was really pleased with the house and we all loved the big comfy beds! A fantastic holiday.

Mrs Brownlee, Newcastle upon Tyne


Barscobe in Dumfries and Galloway (only Galloway I knew of before was 'George'!) is a gem of an estate that enjoys all the magical unspoilt delights of a remote Scottish holiday but amazingly only an hour from the border; Gretna Green and turn sharp left! The wonderfully spacious, yet cosy, warm and friendly house sits in the middle of 'the Highlands of the Lowlands'. Surrounded on all sides by beautiful and expansive views, providing for endless walks, plenty of fishing in freshwater lochs and ample space for the whole family to explore in safe and friendly surroundings. We all loved it and we will definitely be going back.

David Newall


Barscobe was a lovely family holiday with plenty of space both inside and out. The house oozes comfortable grandeur but offers the modern amenities. We loved exploring the extensive grounds which we all returned from refreshed and looking forward to a comfortable bath and glass of wine or two! You must partake in the invigorating river swimming – fantastic!

Emma Hallett


Our family holiday at Barscobe was fantastic - it’s the real deal. A hide-and-seek heaven for children with stunning walks amidst its rolling hills, dramatic waterfall and fishing on the loch – what more could we ask for? Log fires, snooker table and a fabulous old bar for a wee dram and a wayward game of darts. Perfect!

Miranda Nugent


We had such a fantastic time at Barscobe. We could not recommend it highly enough. The house is a perfect mix of formal and informal, roomy and cosy. A stunning location for a relaxing escape with plenty to keep the more energetic entertained!

Mrs N Dobson, Shropshire


The fishing and stalking were all good, certainly a highlight for me was my daughter catching her first salmon. Bighouse is really a unique place for a large gathering of families because, with the beach, it offers great appeal for both adults and children. Thank you for your part in setting up another very enjoyable week for us all.

Jeremy Gordon


The house is extremely comfortable and relaxing and provided us with the ideal venue for a family gathering for the weekend. The kitchen is perfectly stocked, we had books aplenty and a homely environment in which to spend quality time together-a rare and special thing in today’s busy world. Evelyn and Andy could not have been more helpful and it was great to learn a little more about the history of Binsness. The garden and grounds are beautiful and the early mornings spent in the shelter of the Findhorn Bay were truly stunning. A real hidden gem - we hope to return again at some point.

The Lawson Family, Nairn, Scotland


Dear Jane, I cannot thank you enough for your help and your patience regarding our Birkhill adventure. It was perfect. You could not have chosen a better estate for our group. Everyone at your firm gave us superb service and I know I had many detailed requests. I was a pleasure speaking and organizing the trip with you. Take care and have a great summer. Regards Caroline Pratte

Caroline Pratte, Quebec, Canada


First of all I must ask you to pass on our thanks to the owners for letting us stay in the lodge and for Davy and Kirsty for looking after us. We had a fantastic time at the lodge. The lodge’s location was great and we had such good weather it was a truly amazing time. The lodge itself was extremely comfortable and well equipped. Just like home. I think Davy and Kirsty are doing an amazing job at the lodge and everything ran like clockwork and was well kept and looked after. Davy was very well informed and pointed us in the right direction in terms of the fishing and dog training areas. Everyone seems to have had a great week away and I managed to do 11 more munros which was good news. Only 28 to go! Thank you so much for your help as well. It is also much appreciated.

Mr D Jinks, Surrey
May 2016


We had a lovely week. Lodge was great and very well equipped. Everything worked and comfortable. Absolute highlight was Davy, Kirsty and Bobby who are a delight and looked after us beautifully. Nothing was too much trouble and they went out of their way to make the week active and enjoyable. Please do pass this on to the owners because they have some special people there.

Mr R Wilson, Alnwick


WOW!! We are struggling to come down to earth having just spent the most unforgettable, magical weekend at Blair. From the moment we arrived everything was perfect. The warmest of greetings from Annie who already knew the names of all our guests and where they were staying. Her amazing, discrete, friendly team that worked tirelessly all weekend to anticipate our every need - be it a fresh pot of coffee after a morning walk or warm soup after standing in the rain during the Falconry display. The attention to detail was superb and yet the atmosphere created was one of a home from home - think Downton Abbey not boutique hotel. Chatting in the kitchen with Annie and her team on the details of each event during the weekend, joking over breakfast with the girls or roping one of the servers into filming speeches there was a genuine desire by all the staff at Blair to make sure that we were having fun & goodness they succeeded. Formal dinners, informal lunches, barbecues (in the pouring rain) everything was organised with perfection and the food is excellent! The house is fantastic - a great rambling pile, with multiple staircases, corridors and charming bedrooms. The beds are to die (or rather sleep!) for - many of our friends commented that they had never slept on such comfortable mattresses….i think we would all have smuggled them home had we been able! The reception rooms are beautiful and at the same time homely; filled book cases, family portraits & a fabulous piano. I loved the boot room - complete with a full array of wellies and parkas to entice us into the grounds which are spectacular. Clearly a park for centuries, the maturity and splendour of the vegetation is breathtaking: alleys of grand beaches, caverns of rhododendron and gunnera, giant laburnum, stunning copper beach, rows of Wellingtonia and the whole wrapped in the excess of green growth that is so spectacular in this temperate rainforest. The formal gardens are immaculate, the borders beautiful and the hedges trimmed to perfection. In fact perfection is the only adjective that works for our weekend at Blair. I cannot recommend it highly enough! Thank you to all the team for making our weekend so incredible.

Simon & Natalie Lindsay, London
June 2017


What an amazing venue Blair House is. It’s hard to put into words the feeling of the place. It is rich in history and the original furnishings, throughout, bring that history to life. The owners are knowledgeable and can guide you through the life of the building and the various centuries that it has lived through. We got married here and we had our dream wedding. The rooms are all amazing and unique with some brilliant touches throughout. We loved the original Victorian Bathroom complete with original flushing Victorian, commode style, toilet! The Dining areas are exquisite and the food was amazing too. We spent 6 days here all in all and we fell in love with the whole place. We miss walking through the gardens after breakfast and playing Croquet on the lawn with a nice G&T! The Staff were brilliant too, from start to finish, anything we wanted they handled for us. Special mention to Annie and Steve who really looked after us. From the moment we first contacted them Annie has been brilliant and the whole reservation and organisation of the event was handled extremely professionally and everything was so well organised right from the start. A really wonderful experience that makes us wish we could get married all over again!!

Mike & Jules Sowa


I have to say a massive thank you for sorting out Blair House for us. It was truly amazing. We were a little bit anxious at first but I think that was simply because it was so last minute and were unsure about a lot of things at that time. As soon as the events started everything was amazing and the wedding was a dream wedding for us. We loved every minute and all our guests did too. Annie and the staff, Steve especially, were all amazing. We will be sending our proper thanks to everyone soon. Thanks again for helping us and if you ever need any references for the venue or for your company I would gladly provide one for you.

Mike Sowa


A celebratory evening at Blair House: Thanks to all the staff at Blair House for a fantastic weekend - Teri & Phil; What a beautiful place, we had a lovely time, thanks to all who made it so special - Simon & Julie Fantastic setting for a wonderful occasion. Unique. Steven & Sheila l will definitely come back - Julie Thanks to everyone for a super weekend. Cannot be beaten - Mr & Mrs Davis Amazing place, great time, a unique experience - Steven & Julie Marsh Just like being at home - Barbara One word - WOW! Thank you - Jocelyn Very special place, felt like home - Anon Many many thanks - Elaine, Steve & Harvey

Mrs E Owen, London, England


Dear George It was another stupendously good trip organised by you. Thank you again so much. Taransay is breathtaking (though easier on the pins than the steep slopes of Gaick), the lodge and setting amazing. Steve was brilliant - competent and liked by all. Rupa v good. I can't give you credit for the non-stop sun though. Pouring down in London, by contrast! You have done brilliantly on three occasions now, precisely what I was after each time. Thanks. Best regards Rupert

Rupert E, London


Thank you for a wonderful stay at Brachkashie Cottage. It was like living in a House Beautiful magazine and I have returned home inspired to redecorate our own home much to my husband’s annoyance. He has returned home determined to take up rowing!

Liz & Family
April 2017


We had a great time and the cottage is stunning! Everything fits so well, the house, the interior styling and the location. Coupled with the beauty and tranquillity of the surroundings it is as close to a bit of heaven on earth as you are likely to get.

James Henderson, Scottish Borders


Just to say thanks for a wonderful week at Brachkashie. We fell in love with the Loch and the quiet pace of Highland life. We spent a whole day on the Loch and had champagne and sausages by the water! We'll be back!

Mr Tim McDonnell, Hampshire


We had such a great time, walking, fishing, eating and drinking. What a beautiful cottage and so tastefully decorated, the location was perfect and we managed to snap some great photos whilst enjoying the outdoors on our first family holiday with our daughter. I'm sure it will not be the last holiday with Goldsmiths!

Mrs S Kitchen, Little Sutton


We are back home after a fabulous vacation! Brewlands was fantastic. We had absolutely perfect weather while we were there. The kids had a blast, skeet shooting, tennis, table tennis, hot tub, feeding baby pheasants, fishing, playing soccer. Simon was wonderful and very available when we needed him. Craig the games keeper was great with the kids too. A great time was had by all. Thank you again for all your help in making our family holiday so special and I won't hesitate to call on you again.

Hearn Family, Canada
August 2016


Loved the house! We had a great time and it was the perfect venue. Tempted to go back with a group of friends! Thanks again for sourcing it!

Mrs Raffan, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
12 April 2016


Thank you again for your support and kind assistance through our booking process. It all went so beautifully. Simon was lovely, the charming house engulfed us in warm chintzy colours and classic furniture and probably the room we spent most time in together was the kitchen, cooking and planning the next day’s excursions. Scotland was a dream and the highlands took our breath away. We saw castles, villages, distilleries and even the Highland games in nearby Pitlochry.

Mrs Brinck-Johnsen Margel, Norway


Everything at Brewlands was simply perfect and our family enjoyed the week immensely. It was a vacation that we will talk about for years to come. Simon is the perfect caretaker and chef. Always agreeable, he cooked and served delicious food, he was totally professional and yet an extremely fun person to have at the house. He figured out our needs before we did and helped us at every turn. Thank you for guiding us to Brewlands.

Mrs Fraser, New York State, USA


Brewlands Estate was absolutely lovely! It is a very comfortable house and we enjoyed it tremendously. We found it very easy and welcoming for children, which is important for us. We were able to "contain" them (and all their games and toys) in the library/tv room and keep the lovely sitting room for the adults and our ongoing jigsaw puzzles. We enjoyed many lovely walks as well as fishing and skeet shooting. Simon was very helpful and delightful. Thank you for all your help and we look forward to another family visit in a year or two.

Mrs C Robertson, California


Many thanks to you and your colleagues for arranging Wester Brewlands weekend. It was fantastic. Janet was overawed by my talent at keeping things under wraps. It was only when we crossed over Blacklunans into the wilderness beyond that she was heard to utter "this doesn't have something to do with George Goldsmith, does it" Well, obviously your reputation precedes you! And the weather was fantastic. A perfect break during a stressful time. Thanks again. Scott

Scott Morris, Edinburgh, Scotland


"Thank you for the beautiful setting for our wedding, we had a truly perfect day. We couldnt have asked for anything more - from the wonderful lakeside ceremony, to the fabulous hogroast and BBQ and the spectacular fairy tree! Simon and family - thank you for letting us share your beautiful home with all our guests. To the caterers, marquee guys and entertainments folks: you were magic! We have been so lucky to have had this wonderful weekend, we will remember it always. Kate & Mark

Kate & Mark


Hi Dorcas, Just returned home. It was wonderful. We had a great!!! time. The house was lovely and cosy, food was great, Angus' hospitality - wonderful. We loved every minute of it. We hope to have more fantastic holidays with your help. Sincerely Larissa

Cavens, United Kingdom


We again had a fantastic time in Glen Lyon. A group of mixed ages and mixed sporting ability, but a wonderful time had by one and all. With regards to the lodge, there is no question the improvements are for the better, while the old arrangements certainly had their own charm the updated bathrooms are of course an improvement. All the guests commented on how comfortable they were and how sympathetically everything had been done. Our cook who knows the lodge and he certainly approves of everything that has been done downstairs, both in terms of the kitchen and his accommodation. With regard to the sport, the day on the hill was particularly enjoyed by guns, beaters and dogs alike. While I know Hamish was a little disappointed by the bag, this was more a reflection of the calibre of a pretty inexperienced team of guns rather than a lack of grouse. We also had a wonderful day up at the brown trout loch with a number of the younger members of the party getting involved in the sport, although only one fish was actually landed before swimming seemed to dominate proceedings! We were rewarded with a c. 17.5 lbs salmon which surprised as much as it delighted. It was in fact especially notable as breaking the fisherman’s size record of 32 years which had been set with the first fish he ever caught! My thanks for your help in ensuring that everything went so well.

Anonymous, London
August 2016


"I am not sure where to start to express my gratitude for your hospitality for Katie’s 21st weekend! We ALL had a wonderful time. The venue was perfect and all the elements I had requested came together beautifully. We all felt totally at ease in your house and what a beautiful house it is! That it exceeded our expectations was a bonus and you will never really know how much this meant to Katie. Thank you all from the very bottom of my heart!"

Anonymous
December 2016


We have now landed back in Perth, Western Australia some 3 weeks ago & now have sorted most of the problems that being away for nearly 5 months involve & would like to thank you both so much for all your input in helping us choose Conaglen for one of the best weeks of our lives, & I mean all 14 of us. We were lucky with the weather in Conaglen which put the icing on the cake. The staff were excellent, being able to mix friendliness with professionalism. The food was exquisite & the menu brilliant. Ross & John also treated us to some good fishing & walks & we were all very sorry when the week ended.

Ross & Rosie Minchin, Perth, Western Australia


We all had a really enjoyable stay even though the weather was not very kind! Sandra and her indoor staff were amazing and nothing was too much trouble, the house was spotlessly clean on our arrival and also every day. Claire and Casper were both accomplished cooks and the meals were to die for. We had a well known "cordon bleu" cook in our party and even he with his high standards was very impressed with the quality of the cooking and the presentation of the food. The outside staff Ross, Ian and Martin were extremely helpful showing us the best walks and the best stretches of the river to fish. I believe the fishing is underrated in Conaglen's website as we caught 3 salmon and a large number of sea and brown trout and were all very satisfied with the availability of a range of fishing to suit everyone. We have these "old friends" reunions every three years and last one was held in Kenya and the time before a week in Ireland and I think we all have high expectations and standards, both of which were surpassed by our stay at Conaglen and we all agree that we will definitely be back in the near future. Thank you all, at George Goldsmith for making our stay such a memorable occasion.

Nigel Nesbitt


We had a great time. The staff in the house were extremely kind, and the cook is absolutely first rate.

Gordon Veneklasen


We are safely back from an excellent two weeks at Conaglen. They have found themselves a very efficient and competent housekeeper in Diana. She kept everything running very smoothly and was completely unflustered by the arrival of an unexpected guest. They also provided a very enthusiastic cook, Merrell, who was quite a last minute addition but cooked everything we wanted. The weather could have been kinder but the lack of sunshine just meant that we had to climb rather more mountains than we might have anticipated. Just as well, given the amount of food that you consume when you have a cook. Kind regards Anna

Anna Hocknell, East Saltoun, Scotland


We had such a fantastic family holiday at Conichan - it was everthing we wanted! Thanks for all of your help in organising it - it really was just brilliant! Everyone loved the property and felt really homely straight away! We all loved the area and will definately be returning!

Pip Taylor


Conichan was lovely and we all enjoyed our stay there. In fact we left heavy hearted! Its remoteness, warmth and comfortable accommodation was a treat - the hot water bottles and woolly bedsocks we filled our cars with were absolutely not required!! Many thanks for all your help Dorcas, we really did have a super time.

Amanda McLeod


A fabulous week at Corrour for all the family with unforgettable food and hospitality from David and Lynne in glorious weather with obliging stags.

J Koerner, USA


We loved Cortes House, it was the perfect luxury getaway for our large group. Everyone was so impressed with the standard of cleanliness and decor in all the rooms. It was fantastic to have so much space inside and outside and all the facilities we could possibly need to keep us entertained. All the staff who helped us with the booking and house arrangements were really efficient, friendly and polite.

Catriona Matthews, Chepstow


Craiganour was fantastic. The staff, Eileen, Jim and Tom treated them all like royalty and were extremely obliging, knowledgeable and nothing was any trouble. They all had a wonderful time and the chef’s meals were fantastic. It will definitely be kept on the radar for future ventures etc. Thanks again for all your help Jenny and you too always forever cheery and a very knowledgeable star.

Robert Graham, Bridge of Allan


We had a magnificent stay at Craiganour! It was beyond what we expected. The staff was amazing and made us feel right at home. We will definitely be returning in the future. Thank you for all of your help! It was a pleasure working with the George Goldsmith team.

Christina Szczupak, Michigan, USA


We have been going to Craiganour for a sporting week for some eight years. It has a stunning position, unrivalled views and wonderful atmosphere. Keep it to yourself!

Andrew Hamilton, Hertfordshire, England


Thank you so much for such a wonderful place to have fun with all the family. Great views, walks, fishing, shooting, golf etc. The Borders has been a new experience and we all loved it! We hope you have many, many more happy years here. Thank you again.

The Russells, Belts & Richards, The Wirral


We had a fabulous stay, thank you ever so much. The castle was the perfect treat we were looking for that special birthday occasion. It had so many features that appealed to all three generations. My dad (who's 70th it was) loved the art gallery and all the documentation of the rebuild and the history. My nieces and nephews were so excited and thought it was their very own Hogwarts for a few days. We were bowled over by the sheer size of it. It had a perfect mix of feeling homely (with great amenities) but also feeling grand and something that little bit extra special. Etsuko was also really friendly and helpful in sharing their (and the castle's) journey. I would highly recommend Dairsie castle to anyone looking for a break from reality, with a touch of something a little bit different.

The Griffiths family, Tyne and Wear


We had a wonderful stay at Dairsie Castle. It was the first time we stayed in a castle and the kids absolutely loved it. We met the owner who was very friendly and accommodating. It was a great experience for our family. Thanks.

Mrs L. Goddard - United States, USA


We had a wonderful week at Dairsie. It exceeded our expectations. Being so close to St Andrews was a real bonus and we enjoyed Cupar as well. The location couldn't have been better. Meeting the owner on our exit was a splendid finish. Thank you Rob

Robert Quinn, Kentfield, CA, USA


We had a wonderful time at Dairsie and enjoyed the opportunity to meet and visit with the owner on Friday. I’m sure we will be looking to rent the property again in the future (and perhaps some of the others you have listed). Many thanks for all your assistance.

Gordon Taylor


We LOVED Dalcross!! Thank you for making it possible! All rooms were beautiful and comfortable (common areas and bedrooms). The grounds were enjoyable to explore. The caterer suggested by you, Good Highland Food (Mike and Yvonne) provided excellent service above and beyond catering. All in all, we could not have been more pleased with our Scotland experience.

Cathy Coates, USA
September 2017


We all thoroughly enjoy staying at Dallas. One of my sons said 'it's just a home from home'. All our usual family/friends and any guests we bring who are new to the place also love it. You can tell what effort goes into keeping everything so lovely. We have stayed in all sorts of lodges over the years and I think Dallas comes out on top every time.

Anonymous
July 2016


We so enjoyed ourselves. It was a lovely setting and one felt it was home. The children loved the playroom and the boat on the pond — not to mention the trampoline. Laurie, the chef, loved the kitchen and found it very easy to work in. It is a home and that made it so welcoming.

Mrs E Dean, Sussex


We have rented several properties over recent years but Dallas Lodge is head and shoulders above the others. Jean looked after us extremely well and made our stay very comfortable.

Mrs Lawrie, Edinburgh


What a wonderful house for our family in the most beautiful setting. Perfect for children -- and adults”. Candy and Peter Robertson. USA

Dallas Lodge, Scotland


We had a fabulous time and loved the property. The staff at Dallas Lodge were outstanding, and Kathy, our cook, was the best part of the vacation! Thanks so much for everything. Kim

Kim Bassey, Winnipeg, Canada


We had a great time at Dalness - what a stunning estate/part of the world. My middle son shot his first stag and it was a mighty animal, very exciting - on the fishing front we were less successful - Jim was great and very patient while helping us try to catch salmon on the river. The salmon rods that the estate provided were excellent. In summary we all had a fantastic holiday - lovely place, great crew of people looking after us, wonderful meals, and everything worked!

A Gray, London


What a magical stay! – perfect weather, stunning views, spectacular walks, fishing, clay-pigeon shooting and even swimming in the river!

George Thomas, London


"Dalvey was a stunning place, we were able to fill exclusively with our friends and families. I cannot recommend Dalvey enough; lovely people, beautiful house, stunning grounds and the freedom to plan your wedding how you always dreamt of it"

Owen & Alison


We had a lovely time at Dell House. We appreciated all the work that has been carried out since we were last there and we were very lucky with the weather. It was perfect.

Sally Basing


We had a family gathering of 21 people and 4 generations, aged 2 to 79! The main house has been meticulously renovated and restored to it's former glory by the Lewises. To say that my family LOVED every minute of every day of the week we spent in and on the Estate is to understate our joy at being together in SUCH a magical place! Louise Lewis and her wonderful staff could not possibly have been more generous and accommodating. They went out of their way to to be both helpful when needed and yet allowing us privacy for our family games, singing, and fun. The meals were served buffet, we ate in the beautifully appointed dining room, had cocktails,afternoon tea, and after-dinner coffee in the equally beautiful drawing room overlooking the Sound of Mull. The impossibly romantic sunsets were a nightly adventure. The main bedrooms were princely, comfortable and very clean and beautifully appointed. All the bathrooms were spic and span clean, as well as being up-to-date and functioning perfectly. We explored the estate, engaged with a local artist, came to know the estate manager, some local musicians. Side trips to The Isle of Mull, exploring Tobermorey and other areas, were highlights. Long walks about the estate, archery, shooting, croquet, touring the distillery, visiting the "lost villages" and the restored Chapel, one intrepid member of the family even swam in the Sound, doing jigsaw puzzles, card games, learning to play Snooker, dancing in the main hall and playing "Murder" in the evenings were all ways in which we were able to amuse ourselves and each other during our magical week at Drimnin House. I/We simply cannot recommend a stay here strongly enough!

Helen R. Cook, New York City, USA
July 2017


“Loved the house, decoration, so cosy and homely, food lovely. Louise was lovely and helpful. Relaxing and peaceful. Absolutely stunning location and loved the nature, the boat trip and the ecology and photography guided walks”

Joanne Martin
2016


“Enjoyed our time here, we think it’s great and enjoyed the estate especially the cycling, Doirlinn and the information from Louise. Hospitality and helpfulness wonderful and very kindly too."

Hugo Allen
2016


“We had a wonderful stay at Drimnin House; the location was breath taking, the food was delicious, and Louise was a warm and welcoming host. A stunning venue and perfect base for exploring this beautiful corner of Scotland."

Carn Burton and family
2016


"Thank you for a wonderful, once in a lifetime experience. What a way to begin a great adventure and build wonderful memories, it was perfect and everyone involved fantastic."

Gail Galbraith Joyce
2016


"Simply delightful beginning to end; The holiday of a lifetime. Drimnin House, the grounds, estate excursions - exceptional! The people extraordinary"

Jan McCaleb Elliott
2016


"Drimnin Estate and it's amazing people made it a trip of a lifetime"

The Ruthardt Family
2016


“We had a wonderful stay at Drimnin House; the location was breath taking, the food was delicious, and Louise was a warm and welcoming host. A stunning venue and perfect base for exploring this beautiful corner of Scotland”

Carn Burton (Location Manager) and family, Penzance


We had some marvellous days on Skye, in particular, with the walkers among us able to enjoy some stunning views from the Cuillins. We also had some leisurely lunches / suppers in Plockton, which never fails to entrance. The house was everything we hoped for and most of our party agreed that this was one of the very best we had ever had the fortune to find in over 20 years of hiring large houses around the Highlands. Certainly the views are unbeatable! Please thank the owner and housekeeper for making us feel so much at home. Many thanks for your help in facilitating such a really enjoyable week.

Mr J Huxtable, Brentwood


We had a fantastic time, house could not have been better. Would recommend the house to anyone and would also return in a heart beat. Thanks again Best wishes

Mr G. Wilson, North Berwick


We had a spectacular time of which most noticeable was the Wedding and our time at Duirinish. I have to tell you that had we known how special Duirinish Lodge was, we definitely would have spent more time there. We were both very taken by this beautiful area, and you should expect to hear from us for a follow up trip...hopefully soon. Thanks again for everything and to all the staff that were so helpful during our stay.

David and Donna Donan, Palm City, Florida, USA


We all had such a great long weekend at eagles crag. We couldn't recommend the place and the rangers enough! We went clay pigeon shooting and fly fishing too. Such a stunning place, even better in real life than in the photos!

Miss C Markie, Glasgow


We had a wonderful time and the weather was unusually good. Edinchip was perfect for the size of our party and very comfortable.

Mr Brunsmann, Aberdeen
August 2016


Edinchip has an air of grandeur surrounding it, however, it still maintains a homely charm from the well maintained and impressive interior. The setting, views and ease of access to good walks makes Edinchip, for me, a perfect retreat and a place I didn’t want to leave.

Maurits Moretto, Italy


We stayed at Edinchip for a week over New Year. The house is spectacular, and when we arrived there had been a dusting of snow – the perfect winter wonderland. We so enjoyed a number of long walks on the estate, with exquisite scenery and Mhor 84 – a pub we frequented many times over – close by. Edinchip is beautifully maintained and the house has this fantastic vibe of generosity and love which it is difficult to put into words. It was so warm, with three big fireplaces, a huge stash of firewood, an excellent central heating system and the AGA. The kitchen is one of the best equipped I’ve seen, with all the mod cons ones heart desires. Alex, the estate manager, was really helpful and welcoming and no effort was spared to ensure our comfort. Many in our party felt that this was one of the best new year celebrations ever, certainly one for the books. I would not hesitate in recommending Edinchip as the perfect destination for a week of stress-free bliss in the perfect setting.

Dr Harriet Jackson, South Africa
December 2017


We had a grand week at Eilean Darach. Brian and Carol were exceptional and we had a gem of a cook. Kind Regards Michael.

Mr M. Coombes, Kent, England


I had a brilliant week at Eilean Darach.

Robin Brims Esq, Newcastle Upon Tyne


We adored Eilean Shona. It is a truly magical and remote place, we really felt like we were on adventure going there. It all harked back to my husbands childhood, playing on boats and crabbing. We went prepared for every eventuality and had a great time. Kate and Paul looked after us really well and were very welcoming, nothing was too much trouble. I am sure we would love to go again.

Mrs McIntyre, Ayrshire


We all had the most wonderful time on Eilean Shona - thank you. We didn't want to leave. Kate and Paul are extraordinary and, in particular, went out of their way to make things easier/more comfortable for me. So, thank you, thank you - for letting me know about the house via your brochure (please keep me on your mailing list), and for organising everything for us. With thanks again, Mrs J. Hill

Mrs J Hill


It was a very special long weekend and the perfect setting. The weather was unbelievable and the views are breathtaking. The staff there are very easy to get on with and the food was great.

Johnny Walker, London


We had a wonderful week on Eilean Shona, thank you. The house was lovely - huge, warm, very comfortable, masses of bathrooms and hot water, a fire laid for us every day. It was great to stay in a house which had books, CDs, wellies, waterproofs, games, boats, kayaks, life-jackets, fishing lines - a hugely generous quantity of equipment left for our use which made it feel like a home rather than a holiday rental. We didn't need to bring nearly as much stuff as we did bring. We swam off the pier every morning, kayaked to both beaches, picnicked, wrote limericks, barbecued, explored the islands, walked to the top, over the hill and nearly all the way round. We feel utterly rejuvenated!

The Rea Family


We've loved our time at Erchless Castle! What a special place and Alison and Greg are lovely and wonderful at all they do - very positive contributors to the overall experience. Alison cooked several meals for us and it was so nice to just relax, enjoy the food and only have a little clean-up to do afterwards. The "kids" (they're all getting too old to be called that) are laughing and talking in the hot tub as I write this. They've had such fun and most importantly created some wonderful memories.

Dowdall family, USA
June 2016


Erchless Castle was wonderful and the surrounding area beautiful, we felt like aristocracy whilst there and would recommend it to all our friends. Thank you so much for all your help and assistance. We will certainly contact you again for future Scottish holidays.

Mr N Seraphin, Dorset


We had a great time at the Castle, the whole family had plenty of room to spread out and we wanted for nothing, everyone was very reluctant to leave. Lisa was very kind and welcoming and while on hand if we needed her, was not at all intrusive.

Mrs Pearson, Lincoln


We had a wonderful time at Erchless and would highly recommend to other guests. The castle is charming and comfortable. Lisa is of a personable nature and although we didn’t require her I felt that she was always on hand to assist if required. George the ghillie is such a lovely man and nothing was too much trouble for him, he tried his very best to find us some fish and deer! Never the less with only one catch we still had a splendid time!

Mr & Mrs C Amos, Staffordshire


Overall we all had a thoroughly good time and we all agreed that we would definitely come back again for a repeat holiday! Thanks for all your help with arrangements - the 40th birthday week really couldn't have gone any better!

Jo McKay, Buckinghamshire


Our stay at Erchless was wonderful and far exceeded our expectations in every way. Helen could not have been more accommodating. This is a very special place and we are so happy to have been able to experience it. The descriptions do not do it justice. Many thanks. Mary

Mary Prudence, Oak Park, USA


The house is enchanting and we didn't want to leave, me least of all. The house is situated in the most stunning setting, it's extremely comfortable, it's a genuine home from home and we thoroughly unwound and had the loveliest time together. It's a place you could stay happily without venturing out, it's that lovely!

Mr N Vincent, London


We had a fabulous week at Fasnacloich, the house was lovely, one of the nicest we have stayed in, and all our party enjoyed their week. Irene the housekeeper was a great help, it was so nice to return each day to a tidy house! We would definitely consider staying again, and if not there we will use George Goldsmith for future Summer breaks....we have already recommended you to many of our friends.

Mr & Mrs N Bush, Lincolnshire


We had a lovely time at Fasnacloich - not only was it a wonderful house and surrounds but we had great weather too. Sorry to have to leave... Hope to hear from you soon. Kind regards Caroline

Mrs C. Campbell, Edinburgh, Scotland


Thankyou, Fasnacloich was fabulous. The house, situation and the people made our holiday memorable. Would love to return. One day if the house is available. Thanks Jenny.

Mrs Jennifer Barr, Gers, France


We had an excellent time at Fasnacloich, it is a beautiful and very comfortable home and we were very well looked after by the housekeeper Mrs Livingstone. All our guests were entranced by the setting, with very peaceful and everchanging views of the Loch and hills. The chef, Jeremy, was tremendous, very good food produced quickly and nothing too much trouble. I therefore had a very relaxing time! We do not know our plans for next year, but if we were to go back to Scotland would contact you. Many Thanks. Lady Chadwyck-Healey

Lady Chadwyck-Healey, Hertfordshire


Just returned after a great few days at Fasnacloich drenched in sunshine. You can't beat the West Coast with weather like that. House was fabulous, great setting, grounds and decor/facilities made for a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. Chirstine was superb - great wholesome food. She was great with the kids too. Thanks again for organising at short notice. My American contingent said it just blew them away. Kind regards. Peter.

Peter Lillington, Edinburgh, Scotland


We had a truly wonderful time. Our six couples arrived to a warm welcome by our hosts who ensured we had absolutely everything we needed. The house itself, although imposing from the outside has a warm, welcoming ambiance inside and we immediately appreciated the patina of a family home. It is beautifully furnished and had space for us to enjoy dining together, laughing together and yet space enough to seek individual peace and quiet when a quiet corner was desired. As the weather improved so too did our appetite to explore the extensive grounds which was rewarded by frequent sightings of deer, hares and song birds and even the sound of the cuckoo. Although the House appeared in most respects to be deep in the countryside, facilities and amenities were all close to hand; from the essential grocery stores to the equally important restaurants and shops. We feel privileged to have enjoyed the special warmth and hospitality of Finnich Malise and are looking forward to returning at the very next opportunity, be it as a couple or the complete group.

Evelyn White


The week was truly special and to be fair exceeded our expectations. Blair Athol is nothing short of spectacular and has opened the eyes of many of us from 'South of the Border' into what Scotland really has to offer. Your input has been greatly appreciated and made the whole experience memorable from start to finish. We will certainly be back for more.

Mr Hacket, Birmingham


Thanks you for a wonderful experience on our most special of days. May the “keep” stand for another 1000 years. Warm Regards Mick Hucknell

Mick Hucknell


The castle proved to be the perfect venue set in the most fabulous location and it was the perfect setting for our wedding. ….It was an unforgettable experience and it was everything we had ever dreamed of and more. Steven & Alice

Steven and Alice


Dear Margaret, This is just to thank you for all your help in renting Forter Castle for Kathleen and Gordon's wedding. We had a wonderful time. Just being there was a unique experience. We loved it. We were very grateful for your advice and help along the way. With Kind Regards Helen Standen

Mrs H Standen, Edinburgh, Scotland


We had a very enjoyable stay at Fyrish. It is a very attractive house, comfortable and well-equipped, and had everything we needed. My wife thought it was the best house we have stayed in over the years. The lay-out works well. It is also well positioned for those arriving part of the way through the week. They could fly or get the train to Inverness and it was easy to pick them up without a major expedition from the back of beyond.

Anonymous


I'm very glad to inform you that we had a fantastic week at Fyrish House and thoroughly enjoyed the whole set-up. The fishing was very enjoyable and is clearly well-managed and organised by Roger Dowsett and the ghillie Peter. Fyrish House suited us perfectly and was a very comfortable way to spend the week, especially given the flexibility with rooms etc. We had someone come up to cook for us and she thought the house catered to her needs very well too. All in all, a great week and we will strongly consider re-booking for next year once (if permitted) once we get ourselves organised in the New Year. Many thanks to the GG team for ensuring the process has run so smoothly.

Mr T Maber, London


Just back now to Somerset and wanted to say how much we, the Jarvis family, enjoyed the very lovely Gamefield. It is the most comfortable and beautiful home and garden in that spectacular bit of Perthshire, a wonderful week in all respects and thanks to a most friendly and helpful Tracey and to the owner, William. We would all love to come again and will write a glowing report in the visitors' book next time which sadly, this time, we forgot to do. Thanks also to everyone at George Goldsmith!

Jarvis Family, Somerset, United Kingdom


We had an amazing holiday, the cottage and estate were lovely!!!!!!!!! We did not want to come home – at the moment I have two depressed cocker spaniels, they loved the estate and we walked the paws off them both! There was not one aspect of the holiday we could fault – Lavinia and Hugh were both very welcoming and totally dedicated to looking after the Estate – great to see! Once again many thanks for helping us have an outstanding holiday!

Anna Allington, Oxfordshire


We found Geordies Cottage to have a relaxed feel to it and immediately felt at home. We appreciated the gorgeous views from every window and enjoyed how the sunlight played on the hills during the day. It is tastefully decorated and well appointed (plenty of towels, warm comforters, etc.) Every detail is taken into consideration and it shows throughout the cottage. We would definitely recommend this cottage to our friends and would come back year after year.

Jan Tyler, USA
July 2016


We had a marvellous time (at Glaschoille) as usual and Joanne made everything very cosy for us. Altogether a fabulous place and we would like to come again at the same time next year.

Suzanne Birkett


Glasnock is a wonderful and special place; one that we'd hope to return to one day. It is definitely a place to go to get away from a busy life. In my opinion, ideal for a family. The house is clearly new, which is nice, and the owner clearly wants to ensure that her guests are comfortable - which we were. The kitchen is incredibly well stocked. One night we had langoustines which we got in Lochcarron at the butchers - they were fresh and delicious. We can only dream/hope to go back one day.

Mr D Keith, Milan, Italy


The stay at Glasnock was just superb! Lovely house, lovely location and it had everything that we needed. Rebecca has done a great job and Sharon the house keeper was very helpful too. Thanks for all your help.

Mr G Timmermans, Woodborough, Nottingham


I wanted to write to you and let you know that we greatly enjoyed our stay last week at Glenfernate. The lodge has a wonderful homely and welcoming feel (quite unlike many lodges I have stayed in!) and was extremely well equipped and comfortable. Even the weather cooperated for some competitive tennis and croquet. Margaret was absolutely wonderful and could not have been more helpful and accommodating. Likewise we had her daughter Jackie to cook for the week and the supplies of excellent food were endless. Davie did a great job on the hill as did another Davie on Thursday who I gather came over from Glenshee. Finally I would like also to say how professional and helpful George Goldsmith and his team in Edinburgh have been. They could not have been easier or more pleasant to deal with.

Mr R Baxter, Clathy, Perthshire


We had a great time, and loved staying at Glenfernate. It is in a lovely part of the highlands and everyday we did something different. They kids loved everything from croquet to stalking and fishing, to swimming in the river. Margaret and Jacqui looked after us very well, and David was a superb stalker, and was great at looking after the kids.

Greg Clinton, Singapore


The week was great as always. I stalked on Fealar and one day on Glenfernate with "little" Davey who was great. Mark Wood at Fealar was also brilliant and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with him (and the ponies, one of which - Angus - head butted the Ghillie into the stream!). Margaret at Glenfernate was her usual fun self as was her daughter, Jackie, who cooked for us and her daughter, Alison. Though I would give Margaret more praise for the fact that she does everything she can to make the stay comfortable and warm as possible. It's rather like staying with family (but nicer!). Likewise Jackie - just great cooking and great to be with. But what was really good was wifi which meant we could work far more easily and that led to a lot less stress and more relaxation. We'll definitely be back if allowed!

Mark Darley


We had another brilliant week at Glenfernate. Margaret the housekeeper and Jackie the cook (Margaret's daughter) were both jolly and efficient throughout the week and made our stay a pleasure. Gordon (head stalker) and his team were first class again. I need to talk to you about our plans for a week next year.

John Spratt, Banbury, Oxfordshire


We had a great time at Glenmuick and it was lovely to return after a couple of years away. We would very much like to book the same week in 2013. All was fine and i cannot say enough good things about Fern...she is a superstar! She gets on with the job in hand and always has a smile. Cook, Suzie Mackenzie-Smith and her helper Elizabeth were brilliant as well. Thanks also to Ab and his team, they produced two excellent walked up grouse days and my house guests and family were pretty accurate with the stags and roe deer. Nothing but praise for the team!

Mr McMullen, Bishop's Stortford


This was our fourth year at Glen Muick with our family and the experience is still one of the best holidays that the children enjoy. Our grandchildren of whom there are eleven vary in age from three to sixteen and they all enjoy different parts of the holiday. I have been in touch with George concerning next year and if the dates can be made to fit then we shall visit again. As always the premises and the staff are excellent.

Richard


Dear George, I wanted to let you know how much we ADORED the House of Glenmuick. We had the most memorable week and birthday celebrations, and yes indeed, the balmy weather helped make everything that much more special. You were spot on, the house is a very unique place, and we felt totally at home there. Thank you also for everything you did to oil the wheels: the fishing, stalking and shooting were the icing on our cake, and very much appreciated! The chef you organised, namely Pip, is a GEM of the first order! We - as well as our guests - thought he was fantastic. Meanwhile, all the very best, and thank you once again. Kate. I can't add much more to what Kate has said other than saying it was all ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! We had such a fantastic time and are already thinking hard for an excuse to go back soon! Thank you so much once again. Best wishes Tim p.s. Pip certainly was a star. He really did make the stay thoroughly memorable

Tim and Kate Slesinger - Conde Nast, London


' It was a joy staying in the House of Glennie last week - a glorious place, lovely surroundings and a beautiful stretch of river....The peace and quiet, with no responsibilities, was a longed for treat. The little touches were so appreciated : fresh flowers around the house and in the bedrooms; the freshly laid fires and ready wood for us each evening, so welcome after long days either on the river or anyway in the fresh air. Thank you so much for letting us share your beautiful home for a week, with your lovely pictures, interesting books and family photographs. A memorable week indeed. '

Prue Keigwin, North Yorkshire


Our week at Glennie was just as we were hoping – a true 'home from home' that is cosy, comfortable and relaxing, yet able to sleep a large number of people. The convenience of a fine stretch of salmon fishing running through the garden is hard to beat and the myriad of local castles, beaches, hills, towns and distilleries offer plenty of distractions.

Will Duff Gordon


It was all excellent. Ros was brilliant, the castle was ideal, the rooms were nice and the beds comfy. The chef was exceptionally good, and I am very particular about my food. Even the weather was great on Sat and Sun. On Friday we couldn’t fish which was a shame but so be it. The mini highland games were great fun. I have already recommended it to a few people. Thank you for organizing and your recommendation was spot on!

Tom Lindsay, London


We really don't know where to start with the compliments. We'll try the hotel itself. What a wonderful building and how true it appears to have remained to it's heritage. Welcoming, comfortable, interesting, characterful and special. Please don't ever fall into the trap of making it into some sort of contemporary boutique luxury "same as every other" hotel offering. The hotel provided the perfect canvas for the masterpiece of hospitality and customer service that the management and staff created and delivered.

Mr R McGregor, Hertfordshire


My guests and I enjoyed our stay tremendously, and I can't tell you how many favourable comments I heard on my choice of venue. I can't think of a better place to have celebrated my birthday and I am very grateful to you and the others at Greywalls for making it such a special occasion. It's difficult to know where to begin in saying what makes Greywalls so special. The house and the setting are obviously spectacular, but I think what sets it apart from other establishments is that it doesn't seem like a hotel, more like a country house with a superb staff. It would be invidious to single out individual members of staff for comment, as they were all excellent, but I felt I must make particular mention of Chef and his brigade. We enjoyed a series of fine meals culminating on Saturday evening in one of the most memorable meals I have had. The menu was beautifully constructed and brilliantly executed, at least that was the general opinion among us. I hope I will have the opportunity of visiting Greywalls on many occasions in the future and I think my guests have similar hopes. Thank you again.

Norman Bachop


We had a great week at Gualin Estate. Great Lodge. Wonderful staff. Stunning scenery. Even got some water and got some fish. The loch is quite magical. Definitely would like to repeat the experience. The most excellent Marlene helped us out too. Perfect. Thanks!

John R Andrews, Caithness, Scotland


We all had a wonderful time. The lodge is in a great location with lots of accommodation, we particularly enjoyed the large wood paneled drawing room with a roaring log fire. I very much hope to return for a week next summer.

Mark Boucher, London


We all had a fantastic time, thank you. It is a lovely house and a magnificent estate with very hospitable owners and staff.

Chris Tiso, Edinburgh


We all had a wonderful time and very much enjoyed our stay on the Dougarie Estate. I will write to thank Mr Gibbs for ensuring we had a good time. Thank-you for all your help.

Gerald Lawson-Tancred


We had a great week, really good fun and the house is beautiful and well decorated/equipped etc. Also, the arrangements for the sea boat with 'Kipper' the boatman was excellent! We went out three times and ate about four delicious lobsters, as well as numerous mackerel. Thanks for all your help

Jack Pitman, London


We are back home after a fabulous vacation! Yvonne was a wonderful hostess, House of Turin was breath-taking and we spent our last night at a private dinner and ghost tour at Glamis, very special. Thank you again for all your help in making our family holiday so special and I won't hesitate to call on you again.

The Hearn Family, Canada
August 2016


I just wanted to touch base and extend my thanks in all your help in making the weekend event a successful one. The feedback I have received from the guys has been immense and the thanks really should go to you. My part in organising this was made so much easier with all your help and advice. The House of Turin was very much a winner. And one where I am sure we will be revisiting in the future. Thanks again and I look forward to having the opportunity to working with you again.

YPO Group, Edinburgh


We are back safely from our fishing trip at Inshewan. We enjoyed the week and we caught 6 fish and lost seven - the Beats were very attractive and well maintained and we were particularly impressed by the Hut and facilities. Having a proper toilet and little kitchen with running water was a great bonus particularly as we had a non-fisher in our party! Colin Gibbs the owner was most helpful. Kind regards.

Colin and Rosemarie Bray, Pewsham, Wiltshire


Everyone enjoyed their stay at Inverbroom Lodge thank you. Speaking personally, I thought the place was perfect for us, in every way. In particular the large lounge, kitchen, and en-suite bathrooms, which included a 6ft bath, with power shower. The instant hot water was highly impressive! (can you tell I used to be a plumber?) Regards, Jim.

James Byrom, Lancashire


We have just returned from a fabulous week at Inverbroom, the house, location, weather, scenery etc etc were stunning.

Mr N. Hardman, Lancashire, England


This is probably our favourite George G property so far – in a nutshell, we loved it. Even on the mistier days (and we were VERY lucky with the weather on the whole, so 8 Munros bagged), I could have just sat and looked at the view for hours. The cottage itself was clean, comfortable and so well equipped. We would certainly like to return in the future so hope you keep it in your portfolio.

Jayne White, Glasgow


Just a quick line to say that we had a fantastic week. The accommodation was perfect, whilst the estate was beautiful with plenty of wildlife to enjoy. The estate team did everything they could to make it a memorable week. All the children loved the place - as did the adults! Thank you for all your help.

The Gray Family, London


The facilities throughout the house were excellent and the location superb.

Paul Tarry, Lancashire


We all had a lovely time at Kindrochet Lodge despite the weather! The house is lovely with beautiful surroundings. We loved the log fires and the huge dining room table big enough to accomodate us all. We did a couple of walks and went to the House of Bruar. The children also enjoyed the snooker room.

Mike & Gill Anderson, Farnimgham, Kent


We had a very enjoyable weekend and were delighted with the property. It was very comfortable and the kitchen was especially well equipped. We were very lucky weatherwise and had a couple of good walks. All in all, a great success!

Jacqueline Scott, Edinburgh


We had an fantastic holiday up at Kingie. The lodge was 5 star and extremely comfortable and very luxurious. A great base. Please pass on our thanks to the owner and a big thank you to Rena and John who couldn’t have been more helpful. John was fantastic in taking us down the loch and picking us up again.

Mr D Jinks, Dormansland, Surrey


I just wanted to thank you for organising a perfect week up in Scotland for me. Kingie was ideal. The stalker was great and the lodge very comfortable. Chris was an excellent cook and very helpful generally in knowing where to procure the little things that we'd left behind. Thank you too for the contact for the 4 x 4. It worked out very well. I had a great experience with your agency and would be happy to recommend you to others. I will by using your agency again myself. All the best. Majid Jafar.

Majid Jafar, London


We had a great visit to Kinlochmoidart - I’m pretty certain everybody had a wonderful time and a good break from their normal existence! The house was more wonderful than I had remembered, the weather was excellent and we walked, kayaked, canoed and biked around. Making it annual would be great in many ways. There has been talk of repeating it before my 60th, but let’s see! And I would like to repeat again my sincere thanks for your kind support to us.

Annonymous, Cambridge, United Kingdom
April 2016


Thank you for telling us about the Colt House, we did so enjoy Kinlochmoidart and its surroundings. Nino was very helpful and at her recommendation, we bought and cooked some lovely live prawns which were delicious and particularly enjoyed by the 3 year old! We also enjoyed products from the smoke house at Glenuigg and the pub there! Not all the time was spent eating! The men travelled on the Jacobite train, we visited Rum from Mallaig, visited the lighthouse and distillery at Ardnamurchan when not walking and generally enjoying the surroundings. The house was beautifully warm and we enjoyed the log burner.

Anonymous, Stafford


We had an amazing time at Kinlochmoidart at New Year! A great house in a great location with friendly owners - thanks for all the recommendations and help.

Sean, London, United Kingdom


We had a very relaxing break with great weather! The cottage (The Coach House) was all we expected and more, full of character and well equipped. The location was excellent for us and we managed to explore the surrounding area well. Nino Stewart was welcoming and helpful and we would have no hesitation in staying at Kinlochmoidart again, indeed we probably will if only to see more of the main house! We learnt a little of it's history and the recent restoration is clearly of extremely high quality and served to protect a stunning building for generations to come. Waking up on the first morning to see a young stag just outside the window was an unexpected bonus! Best wishes

Mr B. Bennison, Brampton, Cumbria


Thank you for this. We had a stunning week at Kinlochmoidart. The weather was fine, which makes all the difference and was all the more surprising given that the rest of the country was underwater. The Turret was perfect for our needs and Mrs Stewart was very welcoming. All in all, we couldn’t have had a better week and many thanks for your help in arranging it.

Stephen Keys, Hassocks, West Sussex


I want to thank you very much for your professionalism and hard work at helping with my arrangements for Kinlochmoidart House. You were great at providing timely information and help for all my questions and requirements. Kinlochmoidart House was perfect in every way for entertaining my friends and celebrating my birthday. Nino Stewart was there to greet Ryan, Sophia, and I when we arrived, and I talked with her at the end just before we departed. She was very helpful and everything was ready for us when we arrived. We did a number of fun activities – hiked a 6-mile loop trip to Tioram Castle, visited Ardnamurchan peninsula, took the “Jacobite” Steam Train to Mallaig, hiked to the top of Ben Nevis on Wednesday, 20 June, and toured the island of Mull. The most brilliant idea was your suggestion to have a chef cook for us throughout the week. Thank you for the advice, as it increased our enjoyment of the house and convenience for dining. I have only the highest praise for Laurie Mill and his culinary talents during the week. Again, Dorcas, my holiday would not have been nearly as well organized or enjoyable without all your efforts – thank you very much!! I have only the highest recommendation for you, your organization, and Laurie Mill.

Professor Peter Haug, Washington, United States


We had a fantastic time. We had been slightly concerned that it would not be so good second time around but it was even better. We plan to return as much as possible over the years. It is remote but beautiful and so relaxing. The great thing about it is that the rooms are beautifully turned out but you don’t feel you are treading on eggshells. I am telling my friends they should book it. A secondary issue but important none the less was the bed-sheets. Nino told me she bought them from the White Company so we have bought the same for home.

Mike Smith, London


Thank you so much for suggesting Kinlochmoidart for 2012. We all had the most fantastic holiday, the property is amazing, full of interesting things & the accommodation is excellent, it was great to start to explore another area of Scotland & can see there's much more to discover so everyone is keen to return. Mrs Stewart made our stay so easy, was very helpful if we needed anything & just left us to get on with our trip, perfect!

Bernadette McCauley, London


We had a super time, the house is ideal for entertaining 21 thirsty and hungry people. The flexibility of Leaper was very helpful also. The house has a super feel to it and the evenings were extra special in the spacious dining room. I would recommend the sea kayaking which we booked through Rockhopper, based in Fortwilliam. A recommendation from Glenuig hotel. They can also provide this for more experienced kayakers. Stalking is also superb, with amazing views. Extra special to have nice, helpful stalkers who took their time and explained to the novices about the art of stalking. Thank you for making the booking so easy. It was a super couple of days.

Tarquin de Burgh


That's us returned yesterday from Kinlochmoidart House after my 60th birthday weekend. Can I say what a fantastic time we all had. Over 30 in the party, including my 2 grandchildren, and every single one of us had a ball. The house was superb, Nino is a very attentive hostess, but very unobtrusive and Jill ,the caterer that you recommended, was quite outstanding. She even suggested the dj for Saturday evening!! And to top it all one of my very good friends caught his first ever salmon. Thank you very much for helping make my birthday celebrations even more special.

Jim Bogan & family, Perthshire


We had a lovely stay at Kinlochmoidart. We had all sorts of weather, as usual, and thoroughly enjoyed rediscovering the area. Glenfield was very comfortable and the grounds of the house magnificent. The fishing was also enjoyable although we didn't catch anything.

Claire Cuttell


We had a terrific time (at Kinlochmoidart) and everyone wants to go back sometime. Big shame its all over now. Jill was brilliant. Peter

Peter Gow, USA


We did enjoy our stay at Leiper House very, very much. All of us have been quite pleased, I would even say smitten by the property and the grounds. Our landladies have been very helpful and there was simply nothing whatsoever we could criticize. Thank you very much for your help. I am looking forward to working with you again in the near future.

Philipp Schmoetten


We all enjoyed the house and the location. The house is spacious and full of character. The Stuarts are relaxed hosts and did not seem to mind the noise and disturbance generated by children, dogs and over-excited adults. A great holiday for our family and freinds, capped by great catering by Jill Gosney.

Rob Laughton


Our stay at Kinlochmoidart was very nice, it was just a shame we couldn't stay longer. The Coach House was very comfortable, even for the couple who slept in the upper beds who had to scale the ladder

Richard Henson


Dear Dorcas We had an excellent stay. Duncan and Ruth were both very kind and hospitable to us, and the house was just amazing. We all 23 agreed that none had stayed any where so grand before. The place was fantastic, and all for less than a budget hotel's nightly rate! Many thanks to all, Matt Whitney

Matt Whitney, York


I was not the organiser nor was I the last (or the first) to arrive but I think I’m safe in saying that everyone was very impressed with the accommodation that you provided; in so far as we needed it we were looked after by the people on the ground very well. We were incredibly fortunate with the weather, of course, and as you know the surroundings are magnificent; in other words we had the best possible time.

Henry Whitney, York


Kinlochmoidart Estate: It has been widely praised as the best party EVER anyone has been to. Nino was very welcoming. Robert and his group were perfect. All in all I couldnt be happier. Thank you, 51 is only a year away :) Duncan

Kinlochmoidart


My family and I had a superb time at the Kinlochmoidart Estate. This will be a Christmas we will never forget, from the stunning scenery of Mountains, Lochs, Rivers and endless countryside covered with a think blanket of powdery snow, to the majestical Kinlochmoidart House, this was a perfect way to spend our last Christmas together before we emigrate to Australia. We spent one of the coldest weeks in Scotland, where everything just stood completely still, while natures winter took hold and delivered a fantastic and picturesque backdrop. We would like to thank Mrs Nino Stewart, her husband Duncan, Ruth and Andrew for all their efforts to keep us happy during our stay, this was not an easy task as the winter tried it best to beat them. The grandchildren just loved the Christmas Tree for their presents to nestle under and also Rudolf turned up Christmas Eve to check out where Santa was suppose to drop off their presents....how perfect. Julie Sayer

Kinlochmoidart House


We had a fantastic time on the Kinlochmoidart Estate, it was everything that I wanted for such a milestone in life. I wanted to hit 40 with a bang and do something really different and this most certainly was. It was the perfect place and opportunity for friends and family to meet for the first time and get to know each other. My family all live in England and had never been to scotland, and what a place to go on your first visit. They all really enjoyed it. My Parents even came back to Edinburgh and stayed for an extra 3 days. They may even come back again!! Mrs Stewart and "staff" (sorry I don't remember names) were always helpful and really had no objections to anything we wanted to do, from having a Band in the house to play on the saturday night, to moving furniture around and rearranging the tables in the dinning room. Fetching more fire wood for the fires.... The weather was kind for this time of the year with some very good sunny warm days and the odd very very wet day. The Estate was made for lots of fun and enjoyment, this acompanined by good local food, drink and excellent company made the perfect celebration. If you ever need a reference for the estate please let me know. Kind regards Mark

Mr Duncan Bridgeman, Kent, England


We had a wonderful time, thank you. The Coach House, on the Kinlochmoidart Estate, is a lovely little cottage with all that you could possibly need. We thoroughly enjoyed the tiny bit of Scotland we saw and are eager to return!

Mrs R. von der Burg, London, England


Hi Dorcas, The weekend was incredible, thank you so much for helping me organise it. Kinlochmoidart House was amazing, it had everything we needed and despite the forecast for hail storms and heavy showers we had fabulous weather.. Hopefully we'll be able to go back sometime. Thanks again, Mitra

Ms M Abrahams, Edinburgh, Scotland


Thank you. We had an absolutely wonderful time and good weather at Kinlochmoidart. The house was magic and very well equipped. We had a big dinner and a ceilidh, both of which were enhanced by the surroundings.

Mrs L Meek, London, England


Hi Dorcas, Kinlochmoidart was really wonderful, extremely beautiful and with so many interesting artefacts. Mrs Stewart was very helpful, the food and overall service by Jill was exceptional, the coach driver was excellent (from GoClick travel that you recommended) and the whole weekend was fantastic. Thank you very much for all your help throughout the time and I would have no hesitation recommending you to anyone who is thinking of doing something like this. All the best, Ari

Dr A. Andricopoulos, London, England


Thank you, thank you! We all had the most wonderful time at Kinlochmoidart. The house was beautiful, homely and just perfect. The owner is a kind and wonderful lady and we're already thinking about our return visit. Many thanks & best wishes, Nicky.

Mrs N Acketts, Essex, England


We would just like to say that we enjoyed our stay at the Dairy Cottage and would certainly return to Kinlochmoidart and maybe try one of the other properties on the estate. Thanks again CarolAnn

Ms C Collins, Kirkcaldy, Scotland


The week was magical - in no small part due to the weather. It seemed like such an extravagance beforehand, but Kinlochmoidart was truly perfect. Everyone had heaps of space and kids could play noisily in a far corner away from my dad who needed lots of rest. We went to Tobermory (Balamory) on my niece's 6th birthday and generally had a ball. My thanks again for all the assistance in arranging a truly unforgettable holiday and family milestone. All the best. Stephen

Stephen Ward, Dollar


I am happy to report that I enjoyed the greatest birthday of my adult life in June at Kinlochmoidart. I would like to thank everyone at George Goldsmith for help in sorting out the fine details - from Jill Gosney's cooking to Paddy and Libby Shaw's dance band, to the piper and Keith Eddie's light show. Kinlochmoidart has firmly cemented itself as my family&'s favourite place on earth (this was our third time staying there, and counting..) Sincerely, Duncan Robinson

Duncan Robinson, Florida, USA


Just to say thanks very much for your efforts in arranging the Kinlochmoidart booking for my birthday. It really is a wonderful estate and we were very fortunate to have blue sky as well. The food provided by your recommended local cook, Jill Gosney, was top rate. We had a ceilidh followed by more dancing and everyone had a great time. I think the Danish contingent particularly enjoyed the highland scenery, coming from such a flat country. I look forward to visiting the estate again in the near future.

Ross Gardiner, Copenhagen, Denmark


We had an absolutely superb time in Kinlochmoidart last weekend - it all went off without a hitch and we had good weather as well, just to round off the weekend, plus the house itself lived up to all expectations. Best regards.

Paul Barker, London


Thank you for your note. I can only report that we had a magnificent time, everyone loved the estate, it will be the most memorable week of our lives! I think one of the plus points about Kinlochmoidart, apart from the fabulous buildings and location, is the unprententious attitude of Nino Stewart, she basically lets one get on with it and does not interfere or have a long list of rules! It truly felt like our home. But she was there if we needed her. We would certainly go back there, and just hope the right occasion arises, so that we can. Very best Wishes

Christine Chatfield, Leamington Spa


Thank you for all your help for our 40th Birthday celebrations at Kinlochmoidart House. We had a magical time and look forward to many more holidays in Scotland through yourselves. You were fantastic in every respect for which I am very grateful. Warm regards.

Sherry Budenberg, Cambridge


We had a wonderful holiday at Kinlochmoidart and would all really love to go back again. It was the second time in the house for most of us. We would change nothing. We had a group of 26, ranging in age from a very fit 67 to just under one year and we all found it a very special holiday. We especially found the local people very friendly and helpful and ate some wonderful local beef, fish and venison. It was so lovely to have a big family get together in such a wonderful spacious house.

Mrs Jane Melloy, Cambridgeshire


Thank you for the follow-up and your assistance for our trip. Our entire party thoroughly enjoyed Kintradwell and Tressady estates. The shooting, conditions, and game keepers met our expectations. Both Jamie and Harold were knowledgeable, courteous and proficient in their tasks. We very much enjoyed shooting with both of them and their assistants. Our hunting in Scotland was a wonderful and memorable trip for our group. We also would like to personally thank you for your courtesy, professionalism and promptness during the process. You were a pleasure with which to work. Best of luck in the upcoming year. Kind regards.

Mr Scott Fugate, Tenessee, USA


We had the most wonderful week, from romantic dinners outside to full dinner parties as the party arrived, 21 in all, and there was plenty of room for all, and we particularly enjoyed the large stag room. The whole Knock team were excellent, Andrew, Renata, Cathy, Alex, David and Martin, looked after all our needs and more with a very good humoured approach, making us all very welcome, and they were a pleasure to be with. Louise and Roz, were really excellent, and we had a superb range of local fare menus, keeping us well looked after throughout, with great Breakfasts, Packed Lunches, Tea and Dinners. What more could anyone ask for. We had a local band for a Ceilidh on the Friday and along with the near perfect weather, allowed us to visit the local islands, sea fishing, see the wildlife and climb Ben More, as well as numerous other walks, tennis and cycling. An action packed week left us glowing. I’d love to go again, and some of our guests left with ideas of future bookings as birthdays near, so I’m sure they will be in touch. Many thanks for your help with all. Best wishes.

Nigel Sampson, Leeds, United Kingdom
14 June 2016


I wanted to communicate my own thanks to you, your team, and the team at Knock. You may have been aware that the holiday was a present for Dad in celebration of his 60th Birthday and I don’t think we could have asked for a more successful trip. Knock House is supremely comfortable and superbly set up for house parties. Kim and her team kept the place immaculate all week and Michelle Cowe was brilliant. She never once seemed stressed or flustered which is such a good quality in a cook and her food was delicious. We all enjoyed the sport and had some thoroughly good stalking. Donald and Andrew were not only good stalkers but excellent company too. Having spent most of my time on the hill I didn’t spend much with Roland or Nielsen but I know those who did thoroughly enjoyed themselves. My sister in particular had some excellent fishing with Roland. Please pass on my thanks to all the team. I know Dad is hoping to take a week at Knock next year and I hope that plan comes to fruition – I will be back there straight away if it does!

Nicholas Verney


Once again we had a fabulous stay. The house staff, particularly Kim, Glenys and Renata were delightful and we all much enjoyed the company and skills of Donald, Roland, Andrew,and Nielson outside. Our cook, Louise Palmer was the same as last year and I cannot recommend her highly enough. I have sampled many cooks fare over the years and she is streets ahead of everyone else.

Andrew & Lucinda Fleming


My family and friends had a wonderful time at Knock House in October. The owner really should be proud of the quality of the keepers, staff, he has at Knock House. Donald was extremely professional yet also approachable and friendly. He put us all, including our wives, at ease. We were all extremely impressed by Andrew's thoughtfulness and of course Donald's ready enthusiasm to go out of his way for us. Kim and her team were equally impressive. Thank you for arranging this for us: we are already looking forward to next year.

John Spratt, Oxfordshire


We have had a fantastic week at Knock House. Both the house and the staff exceeded our expectations not to mention Mull itself. We all thoroughly enjoyed our week. I was particularly impressed by the way the ghillies, led by Donald, ensured that there was something for everybody and most of us achieved a first sporting experience at some point in the week; this was no mean feat considering the variety of ages and personalities within the group! We have some wonderful memories of a very special week. Many thanks for your help with the booking and for the introduction to Pip who produced the most amazing meals and didn't complain at our occassional last minute time delays. We are seriously considering booking for next year. With kind regards. Jan Sibthorpe

Jan Sibthorpe, London


Lairg was wonderful. Angie and the staff were so lovely and helpful. We could not have asked for more. We all agreed that the lodge is one of the best we have ever stayed. Very comfortable. Alick the ghillie was equally lovely and helpful!

Mrs L Ridley, Lincolnshire


We have had a magnificent week on Lary-such a beautiful setting and a wonderful house. The weather has been great and 8 Munros have been climbed so the walkers are happy. Those of us less energetic have been well entertained with walks in the valley, various gardens admired as well as some beautiful art works viewed. Thank you so much-we will never forget our week here and hope to return to tackle some Corbetts. Best wishes Isabel

Mrs Isabel Watson, Hexham, Northumberland, United Kingdom


Dear George I wish to thank you for our holiday at Morsgail as it has been a great success. I think you did a great job at advising this estate for our party. Meterologic conditions were not ideal for salmon nor for deer but Malcom compensated a lot with alternative activities to entertain the kids. All the children loved it and are obviously hooked onto sports now on. That was the initial target and the result is well accomplished. Looking forward for more of Scotland in the future. Please convey my regards to the owner and thank him for sharing his passion for this lovely estate with us.

Edmond


It was a great event thanks in no small part to the cooperation and efficiency of all at George Goldsmith & the family and staff at Murthly. Thank you also for all your help and efficiency in finding us the place and helping to negotiate our way through it all. Hopefully we will be doing the same itinerary next year so will need a venue. Best wishes. David Bland - The Event Business - Land Rover - Range Rover

David Bland, On behalf of Land Rover


Our wedding - what can we say - just truly incredible. The chefs you put us in touch with were so organized and wonderful. The chapel at Murthly was enchanting and the reception at Halliburton made the day. What a country Scotland is. Thank you all. Bonnie Hilman & Paul Van Gemert. USA

Bonnie Hillman & Paul Van Gemert, NewYork, USA


We had some incredibly stunning days and Persie House made our Wedding a very special one. Our friends and family were very impressed with the setting and even though the weather was nice all week apart from our wedding day, we enjoyed every minute of it! Thank you so much for being such a vital part in this, thanks to your kindness and grace we managed to have the wedding of our dreams.

Annonymous, Switzerland


We all had a great time at Persie House. Location was great, the house was a good size and was very well equipped, especially the kitchen. A lot of our time is spent preparing and cooking meals (and eating!) and it was good to have such a well fitted out kitchen to work in. The games room was easily converted to a dance floor for a mini ceilidh on Hogmanay, which was fun. Normally we ask the housekeepers not to bother coming in at all and just do our own cleaning, setting fires etc. as we like our privacy. However, Gerard and Cherry were quite insistent that they would top up logs, set fires, maintain the bathrooms etc. They did a fine job and were very discrete. Gerard had chopped down a huge fir tree and had placed it in the hallway when we arrived. Overall, I think everyone felt that this was the best house we have stayed at and the majority have said already that they would like to come back this year.

Mr G Wallace, Stewarton, Ayrshire


Just to say thanks for your help in booking Persie House, we had a great weekend and the weather held up before the snow! We were all pleased with the facilities. Thanks again, and will be sure to contact you if I am part of any other large groups looking to get away.

Thomas Urquhart, Aberdeen


Persie House was one of the loveliest places I've stayed in - I could stay here forever!

Dorothy Platt, Bristol, England


Salmon fishing and success are, in my experience, a comparatively unusual combination! The Alness is one of the prettiest rivers I have ever fished on and everyone found it a delight to be there and to fish the water. We realised from the water level we were not likely to catch a huge number, maybe half a dozen or more, so it was a bit frustrating as there were fish there, but that’s salmon fishing. Anyway we all enjoyed fishing the river and as the weather was good at least we did not get soaked catching very little. Access to the river is very good and well marked and we were supplied with very good maps, it was all very well organised.

Anonymous


We had a wonderful holiday at Scatwell House which is beautiful both inside and out. There was loads of space where we could all chill out and relax together or be energetic when we felt the desire and of course the weather (which you kindly arranged on our behalf) was magnificent and really put the icing on the cake! Our family loved the venue. William and Brenda were absolutely delightful. Nothing was too much trouble for them. We would certainly return if we decided to repeat the event in that part of the world as the venue is just magnificent. Many thanks to you all for everything you did to make this such a success for our family.

Phil, Maggie and family, Glasgow


We were bowled over by the beauty of the surroundings of Seaforth Cottage. Overlooking a loch and the rolling hills of Harris, the cottage was a wonderful holiday base; it was such a pleasure to return every afternoon after a morning exploring the area. The cottage itself is cosy but modern, and is very good value. We will be back again sometime, I hope; when the weather holds, there are few places more breathtaking in the world.

Dr C Reid, Sheffield, England


Seaforth Cottage was excellent - we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, with it being ideally placed for enjoying both Harris and Lewis with excellent walking right at the door, and we were lucky enough to spot seals, otters and golden eagles from the cottage. The cottage itself was simple, cosy and very comfortable and we would recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful retreat for a week or two. I don't think you could improve on it to be honest! Thank you for putting us onto it, it was idyllic - and the R&R was much needed.

Ms A Clelland, Scottish Borders


We loved St Colms and had the most wonderful week there. The house was fabulous and all our guests just enjoyed being there. We loved North Berwick and everyone had a really fabulous time.

Anonymous
August


St. Colm's was the most wonderful venue in which to celebrate. The house was so perfect with lots of space to do one's own thing and then a beautiful reception room and dining room to get together every evening. Although we did go out a couple of evenings to sample the local restaurants it seemed a shame to be leaving the house. We played four games of golf in varying weather conditions and a couple of trips into Edinburgh, including a private tour of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, the curator being the cousin of one of the guests. A real highlight of our stay.

Lynn Dyson, London


Everything went very well. St Colms was great and of course Margret was the icing on the cake. We truly enjoyed ourselves and are already talking of booking again next year. John M. Cefaly

John M. Cefaly, New York, America


Dear George, Perhaps a little belated but we felt it appropriate to convey our appreciation to you and your staff particularly to yourself and Jane Burney for your professional and very personal attention to our requirements over Christmas and New Year. We were very impressed with unlimited assistance and attention to detail your organization provided. All our family had a very memorable time at St. Colms. We were very comfortable and the size of the house permitted each of us to our own privacy if needed or together en-masse as we did on Christmas day. Should we have any future requirements in the U.K. in which your organization could or can assist we will only be too happy to make contact with you again. Once again thank you so much for contributing to our memorable family occasion. Yours sincerely Anona and Ron Gray

Mr and Mrs Gray, Dubai, Middle East


We leave tomorrow, having had a simply marvellous time. St Colms is lovely and we were so well looked after by Margaret. Weatherwise we were very lucky and had one or two terrific days. Lots of visits to Muirfield which was as good as ever. Thank you so much for letting us have the house. I am quite sure there will be lots of future demand! Best regards Simon

Simon De Zoete, Hampshire, England


Our stay at Strathconon House was fabulous. The house was of an impeccable standard and I cannot think of anything we were left wanting for.

Sam Cook, Colchester, Essex


We would like to thank you and your team for organising a brilliant time at Strone Estate with Vicky and Johnny. We really enjoyed the Stalking, the breathtaking view and the excellent dinners.

Dr Ruediger and Monica Beier, Destedt, Germany


Our stay at Duirinish Lodge was beyond all expectations and we cannot fault anything about it. Willie was there to meet us and promptly invited us to join him in a most welcome drink on the terrace, followed by a tour of the property. The guest wing was excellently equipped, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Willie's flexibility even extended to allowing us to arrange to spend an extra night so that we did not have to miss out on the bank holiday (which we didn't know about when we made the booking). You will certainly be hearing from us again the future.

Jayne Whyte, Glasgow


Long-standing fisher and visitor to Tomatin House has now caught over 100 fish on the House beat. "The Tomatin House beat is the most idyllic beat of any river that I have fished anywhere in the world."

Dennis
2016


We had a fabulous and relaxed weekend at Tor Hatch. Such a lovely feel and totally perfect for our special family gathering.

Rupert Smythe, London


I thought I should email you to let you know what a super time we had at Traigh last week. What a wonderfully mellow house and such a beautiful spot. We were blessed with fine weather despite a dreadful forecast and enjoyed every day on the beach. Everything was so straightforward and well organised in the house. Sharp knives in the kitchen, plenty of larder/fridge/freezer space for provisions, a super fire in the drawing room for cooler evenings and comfortable beds all contrived to give a most relaxing and enjoyable week. With many thanks Lorna

The Smith Family, Aberdeenshire


We had a fantastic week of sport and relaxation. The lodge was lovely, Heather and Fearne did a wonderful job of looking after us, splendid food, immense flexibility on last minute room changes etc. I have to say however the highlight was the sport - Bill was as described and he could not have been more accommodating or flexible. I had a memorable two hour stalk, including bagging a munroe, sliding down a steep gully, lying in the heather and then getting a right and a left. To top it off a snooze in the sunshine following a flask of whisky while waiting for the Argo. It could not have been better.

C Hogan, Hampshire


I had a great stay at the lodge that proved to be a perfect location to celebrate my 40th with a small group of family and friends. Heather was fantastic and really looked after us during our time there. The meals were always good, and we never went hungry. The birthday meal was especially good. I had the opportunity to get out twice with Bill onto the hill and he was extremely professional and knowledgeable, especially dealing with a novice such as myself. The location was truly magical and on some of the walks I really felt like I had the entire place to myself. The kids loved it there, and we were very lucky as most days it was warm and sunny. But there was plenty for them to do on the odd day when it did rain/snow a little. I would definitely recommend the Lodge to other people wanting to mark a special occasion with an intimate group of friends and would love to return there one day in the summer months to try my hand at stalking the red stags.

Bruce Presland, Accra, Ghana


I enjoyed every moment of our stay at Tulchan Lodge. From the beautiful river where the kids spent most of their day throwing rocks, to the lovely walks around the house and most of all Heather's cooking. Heather and Fern made our holiday so relaxing. The meals were amazing and Heather was very accommodating to everyone's dietary needs. Fern produced excellent service at dinner time, and she was so polite and courteous. Tulchan Lodge was a wonderful holiday for us to enjoy with our family and friends and we hope to return again one day in the future.

Melanie Presland, Accra, Ghana


The estate and its Lodge were simply fantastic and everything I had personally hoped for. The Lodge was extremely warm and welcoming in character, and this was only enhanced by Heather, Lilly and Fern. I cannot emphasise highly enough the wonderful job that Heather and her small team did for us. The welcome we received and quality of the fabulous meals they produced made the weekend for us all. As to the Lodge it's self - The reception room was perfect for entertaining my guests and I enjoyed a dram or two after the evening meals whilst sinking into one of the comfy sofa's to relax and unwind in front of the fire. Tulchan's Head Stalker Bill was a wonderful chap who I instantly warmed too. Bill and his team were very professional and I can see he's developing other sporting opportunities such as Partridge on the estate which I'm sure will add some additional sporting opportunities to your clients. The quality and quantity of Red's on Tulchan was staggering and I saw groups of over 200 on Saturday morning... I heard them all night too as the Rut was underway and the Roar of the stags at night carried and was wonderful. I'm pleased to report that one of my party (Angus) managed to shoot a further 4 hinds on Glen Isla I think it was and he thoroughly enjoyed his day on the hill with the Stalking from a neighbouring estate. In summary: I'd like to express my gratitude to George and Jenny for listening to my requirements and finding just the perfect location in Tulchan Estate. The Estate and its staff are a credit to its owners and I am very grateful to have been able to spend my 40th Birthday with some of my closest friends in such a wonderful location. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services or those of the Estate and its staff and hope to return to Tulchan again in the near future. I had a ball.....

Darren Robinson


We have had a most delightful short break at the Tulchan and much appreciate all your help. Craig and Matt were most welcoming and Matt kindly took us up the hill on Tuesday which allowed us the opportunity to walk for miles in perfect weather on the high tops; very welcome for ageing bones! Debs looked after us very well and made us feel most comfortable. We were particularly touched by Florian's calls and please would you convey our thanks to him for what was a most interesting and indeed nostalgic experience - as to be expected, since my last association almost 60 years ago much had changed, both inside the Lodge and its environs, and all for the better - but the essence of the Tulchan still remains as captivating and delightful as ever. Again, my thanks and sometime well drop into to say hello! With best regards.

Mr Hamish Swan, Kingussie, Scotland


Wyvis is an incredibly special place, wonderfully private and so tranquil, it's definitely somewhere we'll be revisiting again. We were comfortable and lovely and warm, and the four boys we had with us couldn't believe their luck with places for hide-and-go-seek and sardines! We were just so happy there, it's somewhere to unwind and be, somewhere we can't recommend highly enough. Thanks again for everything and I hope to be in touch again soon.

Nicholas Vincent, London


Wyvis was an absolutely marvellous experience. Words can’t really sum up its special spirit, and the warmth and attention that was lavished on us. Gordon Beattie’s respect for and love of the property was infectious, and Marie Beattie looked after us as if we were family. Members of our group both fished and (successfully) stalked with John who was immensely knowledgeable and patient. Guide Sam Harvey took us on memorable treks, with a fantastic running commentary on the ecology, mythology and history of the Highlands (it provided a marvellous distraction from the effort of hopping from tussock to tussock). I also owe you a debt of thanks for Simon Rodgers. Not only is he a supremely talented chef, but he is a thoroughly lovely young man who was a pleasure to have at the house. We do indeed want to make it an annual thing but now we want it for TWO weeks, instead of one!

Susan Ainsworth, New York, New York, USA


We had a most enjoyable stay at Wyvis. We all loved the house and thought that the setting is stunning. We were very well looked after by the stalkers, and Marie ensured that everything was in order in the house. I really am unable to think of anything that was amiss with the arrangements. We would also like to say how wonderfully our chef, Laurie Mill, looked after us for the week. The food was excellent including homebaked bread every morning, a cake for afternoon tea and a varied 3 course meal every evening. He even entertained us, playing the bagpipes and guitar. He did ask that we pass on his contact details to you and we are more than happy to recommend him. We would thoroughly recommend Wyvis as a beautiful and isolated location to spend a week at, where you can really get away from it all. Please pass on our thanks to all the staff at Wyvis who helped to make our stay so enjoyable, along with all the staff at your office who ensured that everything was so well organised

Justin & Clare Grady


We had a very good time at the Lodge. The arrangements at the Lodge were perfect. Marie and her team do a fabulous job and are extremely cooperative with any requests we make. Scott was great also. He took us stalking, spent an afternoon doing some target shooting with the children and was very friendly and great fun. The fishing was a little disappointing (two fish over the whole week) but ok. It was very nice to have the boat on the loch. You have a very good team there. Could not be more helpful, efficient and friendly.

Henry Page


Just to say we have just had the most amazing 2 weeks at Wyvis Lodge. Mhairi, the housekeeper and her husband Gordon made us so welcome and could not do enough for us. They were wonderful. The house was superb and the views breathtaking. We were so sorry when it came to going home. A very memorable holiday and birthday for my husband. Many thanks.

Alison Kennedy, Lasne, Belgium


We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Wyvis. The estate is beautiful, the location tranquil and very private. Marie and Gordon made every effort to ensure our stay was memorable and trouble free. You were right about the Hill Loch fishing, Loch nan Druidean fished spectacularly, we had fantastic sport on dry fly, Loch Coire Bheachain fished well given that it was howling on the day. The walk up was more than repaid by the views. It really is big country up there. All in all a great time had by all, relaxing and very good for the soul. Thank you for the recommendation and usual good service.

Dean Griffin Esq, Kent


Our stay at Wyvis was fantastic. Things went really well and everyone had a great time. The lodge itself was beyond our expectations, the scenery was unreal at times and the prescence of wild life on the estate only added to the magic of the place. The housekeeper and her husband were brilliant, the location was magical, and fortunately the weather played its part. We will be back again in the future but next summer we'll be looking for a place in the Edinburgh/Fife area.

Mr Hany Abdelnour, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


We have now landed back in Perth, Western Australia some 3 weeks ago & now have sorted most of the problems that being away for nearly 5 months involve & would like to thank you both so much for all your input in helping us choose Conaglen for one of the best weeks of our lives, & I mean all 14 of us. We were lucky with the weather in Conaglen which put the icing on the cake. The staff were excellent, being able to mix friendliness with professionalism. The food was exquisite & the menu brilliant. Ross & John also treated us to some good fishing & walks & we were all very sorry when the week ended.

Ross & Rosie Minchin, Perth, Western Australia


We all had a really enjoyable stay even though the weather was not very kind! Sandra and her indoor staff were amazing and nothing was too much trouble, the house was spotlessly clean on our arrival and also every day. Claire and Casper were both accomplished cooks and the meals were to die for. We had a well known "cordon bleu" cook in our party and even he with his high standards was very impressed with the quality of the cooking and the presentation of the food. The outside staff Ross, Ian and Martin were extremely helpful showing us the best walks and the best stretches of the river to fish. I believe the fishing is underrated in Conaglen's website as we caught 3 salmon and a large number of sea and brown trout and were all very satisfied with the availability of a range of fishing to suit everyone. We have these "old friends" reunions every three years and last one was held in Kenya and the time before a week in Ireland and I think we all have high expectations and standards, both of which were surpassed by our stay at Conaglen and we all agree that we will definitely be back in the near future. Thank you all, at George Goldsmith for making our stay such a memorable occasion.

Nigel Nesbitt


We had a great time. The staff in the house were extremely kind, and the cook is absolutely first rate.

Gordon Veneklasen


We are safely back from an excellent two weeks at Conaglen. They have found themselves a very efficient and competent housekeeper in Diana. She kept everything running very smoothly and was completely unflustered by the arrival of an unexpected guest. They also provided a very enthusiastic cook, Merrell, who was quite a last minute addition but cooked everything we wanted. The weather could have been kinder but the lack of sunshine just meant that we had to climb rather more mountains than we might have anticipated. Just as well, given the amount of food that you consume when you have a cook. Kind regards Anna

Anna Hocknell, East Saltoun, Scotland


We found Geordies Cottage to have a relaxed feel to it and immediately felt at home. We appreciated the gorgeous views from every window and enjoyed how the sunlight played on the hills during the day. It is tastefully decorated and well appointed (plenty of towels, warm comforters, etc.) Every detail is taken into consideration and it shows throughout the cottage. We would definitely recommend this cottage to our friends and would come back year after year.

Jan Tyler, USA
July 2016


The fishing and stalking were all good, certainly a highlight for me was my daughter catching her first salmon. Bighouse is really a unique place for a large gathering of families because, with the beach, it offers great appeal for both adults and children. Thank you for your part in setting up another very enjoyable week for us all.

Jeremy Gordon


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