a luxurious stay AT ARDGOWAN


Opening the doors for the first time in 600 years, the Shaw Stewart family cordially invite you to be their guest here at Ardgowan.

The peaceful ambience of a house much lived in and loved over the centuries will provide the perfect haven from which to view the world. Treat yourself to a little luxury and book  Ardgowan with your friends or family. 

To book your stay, or for further information, please contact the Estate Office on 01475 521 656 or email

View our drinks and dining options on the DINE page.




A world apart and yet easy to get to, this stunning coastal Estate overlooking the River Clyde has woodlands and beaches to explore, as well as the James Ramsay designed parkland and private gardens accessible only to our guests.

A stay at Ardgowan gives you unparalleled access to one of the finest stately homes in Scotland. 

Upon entering the Palladian mansion house, ascend the grand stairs and marvel at the glass capped dome hallway – a feat of engineering that stretches up 3 storeys above you.

Radiating off this space are the grand reception rooms of the house. Curl up with a book in front of a roaring fire in the Library, or enjoy a glass of wine under the gaze of ancestral portraits in the Drawing Room, or challenge friends to a game of billiards on a Victorian full-length table in the Billiard Room.


Ardgowan is a private house and not a hotel. There is no air conditioning, minibar or personal television, but what you can expect are…

Antique four poster beds made up with the highest quality 19th century linens. Large, high-ceilinged rooms, elegantly decorated with antique furniture and furnishings.

Robe-like bath towels and Edwardian baths with breathtaking views from each window to the moors and sea.

With 10 unique and beautiful single, twin and double bedrooms, all with designated or ensuite bathrooms, we are able to comfortably accommodate 20 guests at any one time. Experience the tranquility and magic of Ardgowan for yourself – the perfect retreat to relax and unwind in.



At Ardgowan, we operate on a bed and breakfast basis where check in and out times are applicable unless otherwise agreed by prior arrangement, however we would encourage you to explore the Park and the local area for as long as you wish – all parking on the Estate is complimentary for guests.

Your booking includes a hearty Scottish breakfast to welcome in each day. For larger numbers, evening drinks and dinner can be catered for at additional cost to supplement your stay [see our DINE page]. Likewise there are packages available for longer stays. 

We have disabled access via a lift to the first floor bedrooms only. Prices will depend upon room size, availability and seasonality. Minimum booking numbers apply.


Ardgowan wartime-hospital


View the History page

ardgowan tour 1


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small map of estate


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