43 Forsyth Street, Hopeman, Moray. IV30 5SY. TEL/FAX; 01343 830694.
Ardent House is situated on Hopeman's main through road B9040 (Lossiemouth - Hopeman) or B9012 (Elgin - Hopeman). Only a few miles from the main A96 (Aberdeen - Inverness route) which connects with the A9 (Perth -Inverness).
The house is set well back from the road, in it's own grounds, with off-street parking at the rear.
Hopeman's popular Gala week during July, has gone from strength to strength during the last 26 years. Our regular visitors play an important part in it's success, and have such a wonderful time, that they often plan their holiday around it.
There are many excellent restaurants in the area, and the local seafood is a real delacacy. The safe sandy beaches of Hopeman are a must for young and old alike. The golden sand slopes gently into the sea making it ideal for a paddle and having fun.
There are many varied walking routes in the area, including Hopeman's pleasant sandy beaches, forest walks in the remains of the Caledonian Forest and the remote cliff tops. The coastline walks are renowned for their archaeological and fossil interest. It was formed by sandstone rocks, which belong to the "Permian - Triassic" period, about 225 million years ago!
Explore Clashach Cove, Daisy Rock, Prieshach, or find a lucky "Cowrie" shell. Admire the spectacular sunsets over the Moray Firth and watch the antics of the local seal and Bottlenose Dolphin population whilst they play.
Hopeman has an 18 hole Golf Course, with a licensed club house, where you can enjoy a drink and a snack meal. The indoor/outdoor Bowling Club which is situated opposite Ardent House, extends a warm welcome to visitors, and offers meals and entertainment most weekends, in their refurbished licensed club room.
Located 6 miles East, is the birthplace of Ramsey MacDonald and has a Championship Golf Course. It also has a fishing and community museum, swimming pool, and nearby can be found Spynie Palace and Covesea Caves. Lossiemouth also boasts two golf courses, one of which is a Championship course.
Located 6 miles South, is the administrative and commercial capital of Moray. Elgin has a wide choice of excellent restaurants, and the local fresh seafood is a particular delicacy. The town has many old and interesting buildings such as the Cathedral, which was raised to the ground by the Wolf of Badenoch. There is a Motor Museum, Elgin Museum, Wool Mill with Cashmere Visitor Centre, Shopping Centre, Cinema and for the more energetic, Elgin boasts two golf courses, one of which is a Championship course, Joanna's nightclub and the new Leisure Centre complete with swimming pool, ice rink and fitness suite.
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