Gowanbank in Huntly – Home 7059123 House
- 5 bedrooms
- 11 sleeps
- min stay varies
Gowanbank in Huntly – Home 7059123
- 5 bedrooms
- sleeps 11
- min stay varies
- Child friendly
- Car not necessary
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
Gowanbank was built in 1900 for the Duke of Gordon's Factor. It is situated in Queen Street one of the premier locations in Huntly. It is one of the grandest houses in Huntly with 2 large drawing rooms, a separate dining room, large dining kitchen, separate utility room, downstairs cloak room and a separate shower room with large walk in shower. Upstairs there are 5 bedrooms and a bathroom with bath and shower over. Outside there is a large fully enclosed garden. Commensurate with its status, Gowanbank retains all of its original Victorian fire places, picture rails, ornate cornice detailing and Arts and Crafts stained glass windows. The doors are also original and even the original butler's hatch remains. The house is a 5 minute walk from the shops and a 5 minute walk from the train station from where there is a direct link to Aberdeen or Inverness.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
Bedroom 2: Super King Bed
Bedroom 3: Super King Bed
Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
Bedroom 5: Single Bed
Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Housekeeping Included
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £150.00
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.
About the owner
- Average reply time:
- 2 hours 36 minutes
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 27 Apr 2021
- Years listed:
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
This House has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 11. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 30 Mar 2016. Located in Aberdeenshire, it has 6 reviews with an overall rating of 4. The average weekly rate varies from £1071 to £1203.
The Owner has a response rate of 85% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 27 Apr 2021.
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– based on 6 reviews
- Very Good
“Lovely house, let down by lack of some essentials and general upkeep/maintenance”
Gowanbank is a beautiful house with large rooms and plenty of original features. It is a shame, therefore, that it has not been properly maintained for some years. On the surface everything is fin… More
Owner's reply: I am afraid that the only lack of care in the house was the extreme lack of care that this group took of our house. Our previous guests who left 2 days before these guests left us a 5 star review and they left our house in a perfect state. Unfortunately these guests were the exact opposite. My housekeeper was extremely upset by the state she found the house in. The sticky substance they mention was left by them and was also all over the kitchen floor, The house was very untidy and unkempt, so many bags of rubbiish had to be removed after our tidy up. They moved the furniture all over the house and made no attempt to put it back, this proved quite a problem for our single housekeeper. There are two very large drawing rooms that each seat 8 so the mind boggles as to how many people were actually in the house if they could not find enough seating! You can judge for yourself from our photos. I was in contact with the party during their stay because they wanted more cutlery and glasses (we found their broken glasses when they left). They left the back door unlocked on leaving which could have been catastrophic. Finally they broke our folding bed which we asked them to pay for. They disputed our claim from start to finish but Trip Advisor ruled in our favour. The above review is not accurate and includes some down right lies.If there really was only 1 pot in the house how do they suppose our guests have been cooking their meals? It is a great pity that when people lose a claim they sadly attempt to exact revenge by printing lies or half lies as in the claim "has now been resolved" which should read as TripAdvisor deducted the amount in full for the bed from their damage deposit having judged that they did break the bed. Until that point they had been telling us how lovely it all was. I cannot stress strongly enough: Gowanbank is a beautiful Victorian house and if you are not prepared to treat it with the care it deserves then please don't come.
“A few attention to basics in the kitchen would have pushed it to 5 stars.”
We really enjoyed the space and the impressive furniture. However the first thing we did was make a cup of tea....needing a teaspoon we pulled out a broken drawer we battled with it for another day and then left the cutlery tray on the work surface. The house was generally very clean except for my bedroom where I found a pile of used contact lenses on the floor by the side of my bed, this was not typical of the rest of the house. We used the central heating on two cool evenings, it was very efficient and warmed the house quickly. The bath was super!
“Lovely house needing upgrading in places so 4 star for house 3 star for lack of cutlery etc”
We booked this for the weekend of our daughters wedding , so the whole family could be together. The sitting room and drawing room were beautiful and perfect for pictures of the bride and her bridesma… More
Owner's reply: The number of showers in the house is clearly specified in our listing as is the number of beds. If guests do decide to hire extra put you up beds they should expect to have to share the bathrooms amongst more people. Before we received this review we unfortunately had to complain to these guests about damaged furniture and missing cutlery. The cutlery and crockery should amount to sets of 12 but from time to time items are broken and go missing as was the case with this let. As soon as we are aware of missing or broken items we replace them. Gowanbank is a beautiful old house which contains many antique items. If guests are not prepared to treat it with the respect that it deserves and take care of it and make sure that all of their party do likewise, we would rather that they did not book to stay.
“Spacious and comfortable stay in Huntly”
Very central and quiet location in Huntly, close to the railway station and shops. Beautiful countryside and coast nearby. All in the house was perfect although there could have been more small tables… More
Owner's reply: We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Gowanbank. We will have a look at your suggestion for more small tables in the lounges. There are already several tables which of course have lamps on them which we assumed guests would use and the large coffee table footstools in front of the sofas can also be used for cups provided a tray is placed on top. We will certainly consider your suggestion. As for the downstairs shower we will see if it operating correctly and if it is we could perhaps add in clearer instructions for its use. Many thanks for your helpful suggestions and we hope you are able to visit again!
“Down memory lane”
We rented Gowanbank for 2 reasons. The house used to belong to my grandparents over 30 years ago and wanted to see what it looked like now and as it was my partner's 60th birthday I thought it wo… More
Owner's reply: We're glad that you enjoyed your stay but I shall certainly asking my housekeeper to keep an eye out for cigarette ends outside since as you know our house is non smoking . As for the power cut I think that was due to a furious thunder storm! Glad the power was quickly restored!
A beautiful house which is in a quiet road, but still close to amenities. The house is warm, very comfortable, spacious, and private. Lovely bedrooms and beds. The only downside is it could do with a double oven as cooking for a house full was tricky, but even so we would definitely return.
Owner's reply: Thank you for your review. You are quite right about the oven. Our ultimate aim is to entirely upgrade the whole kitchen which is when we will put in a range oven. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay in any case and you clearly fell under the spell of Gowanbank! We look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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