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Craufurdland castle in Glorious sunshine.
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Craufurdland castle in Glorious sunshine.
Craufurdland castle in a moody Ayrshire sunset. The manicured Back Lawn, as seen from The Bard's Room.
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Craufurdland castle in Glorious sunshine.
Craufurdland castle in a moody Ayrshire sunset.
The manicured Back Lawn, as seen from The Bard's Room.
Carpets of Scottish Blue Bells in the woods around The Castle.
Beautiful ancient architecture with the moon peeking through.
Craufurdland's  
amazing daffodils.
The 14th Centuary Norman vauled entrance to the Towerhouse.
Kitchen with lots of work-surface , 2 dishwashers, 2 ovens & 2 fridges to accommodate upto 16.
Dinning for 16 in baronial luxury.
Table set for a King
Our beautiful Georgian Drawing Room looking on to the Back Lawn and The Lush Ayrshire Countryside.
Enjoy a roaring wood fire with your loved ones in the elegant drawing room.
Great room for an old fashioned family gathering of board games.
Wallace Suite upper floor - enjoy the view through the stunning stained glass baronial windows.
Relax in the spacious upper floor and while away the hours reading a book in peace and quiet.
Wallace suite upper floor - Up the lace spiral stairs to either Superking or Twin beds.
Enjoy the intricate workmen-ship and the space in this grand room.
The mesmerising Lace Spiral Stairs leading to the upper floor in the Wallace suite.
What a view !!
The stunning stain glass window in the Wallace suite looking out on to the front lawn.
Chair fit for a Queen.
Enjoy the 'living' area of the Wallace Suite, need more beds - turn the sofas into large single beds
Loving the Lace Spiral stairs.
Wallace En- Suite. Shower over bath.
The King James room in the Original 14th Century Tower of Craufurdland Castle.
A quirky room in the Tower with the hidden toilet & sink and a fabulous “Sash window” dressing table
Relax in the bath & enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of our Countryside.
Enjoy the bath in the Bay Window and soak up the tranquillity that the estate has to offer.
The beds in the King James Superking or Twin.
The lantern lighting the passage way from the King James Room.
The Queen Mary Room with its beautiful antique double four poster bed.
Relax on the four poster with your favourite tipple and enjoy the views over the front lawn.
Enjoy the space and tranquility of this elegant room.
The en-suite with a walk in shower.
Bard's Room cements our relationship with 'The Bard', with the discovery the Epitaph 'Grizzle Grim.'
Enjoy the views of the back lawn and beyond, watching Craufurdland Water meander through the fields.
The beds for The Bards and his companion can be Superking or Twin.
Main Bathroom
Main Landing on the first floor.
The landing from Queen Mary room to the Drawing room.
Landing on the first floor heading down to the kitchen and dinning room.
The Knights Room in the original 14th Century Tower named after Sir Reginald & Sir William Craufurd.
Relax in Knights' Room and look out over the stunning Ayrshire countryside and enjoy the peace.
This room can be Superking for the Knight & his Lady or twin with large sofa bed for his companions.
The stone spiral stair case leading you up tp the the Garrtee within the Castelations of The Tower.
The Garrett - Make your way up the stone spiral staircase and enjoy the Castelations of the Tower.
This room is affectionately called  'The Harry Potter Room' by some of our guests.
The Garrett- Travel back in time and enjoy staying within the Castelations of the Tower.
The drive teasing you until you turn the corner to get a peak at the Castle.
The deer dancing and prancing on the front lawn.
The colourful flowers of spring and summer.
Be at one with Nature, explore the Woodlands on Craufurdland Estate.
Let the rivers energise you.
Craufurd Water one of the 2 rivers that borders the Estate
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6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Ayrshire, Scotland

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Andy B
Bath, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fantastic place, wonderful people”
Reviewed 8 July 2012 for a stay in July 2012
22
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The worst thing about our stay at Craufurdland Castle was that we only had one night there. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the castle and all of the surroundings were fantastic, but the icing on the cake was the owners. They were so very accommodating and made us feel very welcome.
Breakfast was very good and plentiful.
I really hope we can make it back there one day

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Anna C
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fabulous castle...we loved our stay”
Reviewed 4 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012
14
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We recently stayed 5 nights at the Craufurdland Castle as part of a wedding party. The accommodation and whole experience was fantastic. A true castle but with modern facilities and great accommodation. The kitchen is fantastic, equip with all the appliances and tools you could want. The owners and hosts have done an amazing job with recent renovations and they couldn't be more welcoming and happy to assist. We traveled with our 11 month old daughter and they were happy to lend a highchair and some of the daughters toys. My husband loved his try at fly fishing at the fishery on the estate. If you are looking for great value accommodation with character and history this is your place.

Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family
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Robertand...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful castle and great hosts”
Reviewed 29 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012
17
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We stayed 5 nights at the castle with a group of family and friends, and it was also the venue of our wedding during this period. We are really happy we chose this venue and we had a wonderful time. The owners are really nice people and helped arrange catering and wedding furniture hire, and made sure everyone was well looked after. They did lots of extra little things like giving wedding guests a castle tour. The castle itself is really amazing and the grounds are just as beautiful. We had a go at flyfishing on the castle grounds which was also great value.

Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family
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Richard R
den bosch
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“great place to stay with friends and family”
Reviewed 18 April 2012 for a stay in February 2012
12
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One of the stops on our trip to Schotland in february 2012 was Craufurdland Castle. We experienced a warm welcome by the lord of the castle and his wife and had a great time celebrating a birthday with a group of friends.

If you want to experience a real scottish castle and all the things that go with that (history, atmosphere, all kinds of different rooms, family pictures) then this one is worth your visit.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Friends
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MMM1968
RIVERVIEW, FL
Level 6 Contributor
85 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“loved it--a real castle”
Reviewed 9 October 2011 for a stay in August 2011
13
people found this review helpful

Stayed 8/27/11. It was a little hard locating this castle! I had booked a tour with Serenity Scotland and Iain said this was really hard to find and he has a GPS! I was appreciative of its age--showed alot of charm! The front facade is newer but I truly enjoyed the experience. I had booked the mezzanine room but due to damage to the roof over that area, I stayed in the King's room which was lovely. The best room in the house to me was the library. Sandra, the innkeeper, lit the fire for me and I ate my dinner (brought something prepared from a grocery store) in front of the fire. The old books were fantasic though I wish they were in better shape as the oldest was from the 1500's! Just holding it and carefully leafing through it was great! There was no one else in the castle except me and SAndra so I spent the entire evening in the library and read and she was respective of my alone time. Remember that there wasn't insulation installed when the castle was built so indeed, it was quite chilly but I just enjoyed the ambiance. Thanks for making this experience a reality!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Solo
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Johnny R
Reykjavik, Iceland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“An excellent accommodation”
Reviewed 25 September 2011 for a stay in June 2011
9
people found this review helpful

We can surely recommend staying at Craufurdland Castle where we enjoyed wonderful hospitality. The mezzanine suite was like a fairy-tale, with its vaulted ceiling and stained glass windows. It was so cozy to sit by the fireplace in the beautiful living room with a nice cup of tea in the evening. Breakfast was delicious and the surroundings of the castle are beautiful.
Craufurdland castle is really a hidden treasure - and great value for money !
We feel like we have to point out that Tshark's review is terribly wrong. We even wonder if they were staying at the same castle. The other reviews sum up our wonderful stay very well though.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family
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Tshark
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“ARRGGHHH! We turned around and left!”
Reviewed 28 August 2011 for a stay in August 2011
19
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Alas, I have to take exception with the other couple of reviews. We booked quite a few other castle hotels through Celtic Castles. They were wonderful. This property, however, is a disaster. Their website does not provide a true assessment. We arrived at the castle, were shown to our room, given a tour of the castle, then immediately left to find other accommodations. (1) There is a cat which has the run of hotel and my wife is highly allergic to cats. This is not indicated on the castle web site. (2) It was much colder inside the hotel than outside and the manager said that she would not turn on any heat until October. It was so damp inside our room that there was moisture and mildew on the inner walls. (3) Our room was very plain, merely a bed and table and bare walls.

This was an extreme disappointment as the castle website make it sound great. And as I mentioned earlier, other properties arranged by Celtic Castles were fantastic! However, if you want the experience of what it might have been like to stay in a castle several hundred years ago, then so be it. But if you're looking for elegant accommodations, or even acceptable accommodations, go elsewhere.

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