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Craufurdland Castle - Tower House, Nr Glasgow, Our Castle ...your Family Home

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Craufurdland castle in a moody Ayrshire sunset.
Carpets of Scottish Blue Bells in the woods around The Castle.
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6 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
16 guests
2 nights minimum
Castle
Up to 60 % discounts for smaller groups - Please email for the discounted occupancy prices as the prices here are still for full occupancy and for 7 nights as this is the best way to reflect the 7-night price. We have a flexible cancellation policy, you can get a full refund for cancellation of up to 2 days prior to arrival if the booking is cancelled due to Covid travel restrictions or local lockdown. Proof will be required for reimbursement. Please check T & Cs. TO ALLOW FOR THOROUGH CLEANING AND DISINFECTING WE HAVE CHANGED OUR MAX. STAYS TO 6 NIGHTS WITH A 5 PM CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT UNTIL THE COVID PANDEMIC HAS SUBSIDED. Craufurdland Castle is one of the oldest in Scotland has been with the Craufurd of Craufurdland for nearly 800 years. Set in 600 acres of stunning Ayrshire country...Up to 60 % discounts for smaller groups - Please email for the discounted occupancy prices as the prices here are still for full occupancy and for 7 nights as this is the best way to reflect the 7-night price. We have a flexible cancellation policy, you can get a full refund for cancellation of up to 2 days prior to arrival if the booking is cancelled due to Covid travel restrictions or local lockdown. Proof will be required for reimbursement. Please check T & Cs. TO ALLOW FOR THOROUGH CLEANING AND DISINFECTING WE HAVE CHANGED OUR MAX. STAYS TO 6 NIGHTS WITH A 5 PM CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT UNTIL THE COVID PANDEMIC HAS SUBSIDED. Craufurdland Castle is one of the oldest in Scotland has been with the Craufurd of Craufurdland for nearly 800 years. Set in 600 acres of stunning Ayrshire countryside surrounded by woodlands. It's within 20 minutes of Glasgow yet you feel as if you're miles away from anywhere and can enjoy the tranquillity of the Estate with the hustle and bustle of Glasgow a stone's throw away. We now also have a restaurant on the Estate, 5 minutes walk from the castle, overlooking Craufurdland Loch. We serve fresh, quality local Scottish food with a twist. It is open daily 9-5 pm and The evening A La Carte menu changes regularly and is available Friday and Saturday evenings 5-8 pm. The latest addition on the estate id the Tree Top Trials High wire obstacle course. 3 course suitable for all abilities from the trepid adventure to the hardcore. The explorer experience is suitable for children as young as 5. More details are on www.ttt.scot The 6 double bedrooms, all unique and beautiful, the Georgian Drawing room stunning with spectacular views, and steeped in history sleep up to 16 guests. Sleeps up to 16, Suitable for a maximum of 12 adults. 4 of the 6 bedrooms are ensuite. There are 4 sofabeds in 3 of the 6 bedrooms. The main bathroom serves the other 2 bedrooms. Please note: NO Stag or Hen Parties. 5 minutes from Jn 8 of the M77, Kilmarnock, Only 20 mins from Glasgow, 60 mins to Edinburgh. Craufurdland Castle Tower House is one of Scotland’s Oldest Castles but has newly refurbished interior enjoying fantastic views over the Ayrshire Countryside and set within grand and impressive grounds. Towerhouse is located within the tranquillity of the ancient Craufurdland Estate, with the village of Fenwick, and the town of Kilmarnock within a mile of the two Estate gates. A mere 20 mins drive from Scotland’s biggest and most vibrant city, Glasgow, you can enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside in the morning, followed by the vibrant and lively city in the afternoon, with its numerous excellent restaurants, bars, shopping, museums, Art Galleries and every type of recreation and culture. Craufurdland Estate offers the perfect outdoor space to enjoy the beautiful Scottish countryside with a wide variety of outdoor pursuits, including Mountain Biking, walking through the woodlands and fly-fishing. ENTRANCE and GARDEN The Towerhouse experience starts as soon as you arrive at the commanding Entrance, flanked by imposing gate pillars, with views down the half-mile tree-lined avenue which leads to the castle. Keep your eyes peeled for the resident Roe Deer which often bound across the drive, and admire ducks, Heron and leaping Trout in the beautiful Craufurdland Loch. As you reach the end of the avenue, you can wonder at the strange arched shaped ‘Bee Boles’ set in the wall of the Castle’s old Coach house and Stables (now a private house), before driving down to the castle, whose castellations and tower only appears over the tops of the Rhododendrons as you enter the gardens of the Castle. The imposing Gothic Façade of golden sandstone stands looking over the large gravel driveway which leads to the expansive front lawn with a Ha-Ha wall at the end of the lawn separating the grounds from the field beyond. The entrance to the Tower house sits discreetly to the righthand side of the castle, within the 13th Century Tower, complete with castellation’s, balistraria and machicolation. HALL Entering the Hall of the Towerhouse is like stepping back in time, with the beautiful; sandstone Norman Vaulted ceiling, huge Flagstone floor. Pass through the arched door at the end of the hall to access the Kitchen, Dining Room or Main stairs, with the vaulted utility room and WC off to the right of the Hall. Basic Herbs, Spices, Tea, Coffee, Sugar and Milk supplied to start you off. Consumables such as toilet paper, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, bin bags, bathroom cleaning products etc are also provided. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
The house is not suitable for under 30's, though family groups under 30 are welcome. The bedrooms in the castle are over 4 floors: The Knights is on the 3rd and Garret on the 4th and as a result we do not allow under 5's to be in the Knights and The Garret. As the ballastraids on the stairs are wide we provide netting for extra safety and stair gates if the party has toddlers in it. Pls note that dogs are only allowed on the ground floor and the drawing room is on the first floor.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Half bath, 4 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Manager
Adity Houison Craufurd (Property Manager Tower House Craufurdland Ltd)
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
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Reviewed 13 August 2020

A real find especially as it was a late booking. A truly ideal location for a family reunion that included ages 8 to 77 and a cocker spaniel - the castle proved to be warm, very welcoming, comfortable and spacious. It lived up to all...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Alan W
Reviewed 12 August 2019

As a professional heritage and castle photographer, I have seen a lot of castles and castles owners, and let me tell you that you will be hard-pressed to find more caring, welcoming and generous people than Adity and Simon, really. The day I left Craufurdland,...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank marcolivierg661
Adityhc, VR Owner at Craufurdland Castle - Tower House, Nr Glasgow, Our Castle ...your Family Home, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2019

Thanks so much for your review Marc, likewise it was lovely to get to know you and you definitely left as a friend and we said are welcome back anytime. Hope to see you on your next visit to Bonny Scotland.

Reviewed 6 November 2018

We spent 2 nights here and we were so impressed. There were 8 of us staying and there was so much space, we never even made it to some of the rooms! Really comfy beds, good quality sheets, and the decor suited the castle perfectly....More

Date of stay: November 2018
1  Thank katrfd
Adityhc, VR Owner at Craufurdland Castle - Tower House, Nr Glasgow, Our Castle ...your Family Home, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2019

Thanks very much for your review, i am really pleased you enjoyed your stay here and we played a small part in making memories. We did put a lot of thought into how we furnished the castle both decor and kitchen to blend the historic...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018

A real wow factor to this location; beds comfortable; plenty of space, impressive paintings and furniture, but for the money you pay, elements need a bit more work;our bath had a tidemark of fake tan around it and hairs from previous guests, there were dirt...More

Date of stay: August 2018
2  Thank Crispin H
Adityhc, VR Owner at Craufurdland Castle - Tower House, Nr Glasgow, Our Castle ...your Family Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you felt that the Castle was not as clean as should it have been, I wish you had let me know at the time when we spoke on the few occasions, whilst you were here, as...More

Reviewed 28 June 2018

We rented the castle for 3 nights while on a UK and ireland vacation. Wow is all my family has to say. It was definitely a highlight! The owners are awesome and the castle is stunning. We highly recommend.

Date of stay: June 2018
2  Thank 402christineg
Adityhc, VR Owner at Craufurdland Castle - Tower House, Nr Glasgow, Our Castle ...your Family Home, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thanks for your great review, really pleased we were a highlight on your holiday.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

We came, we ate, it was awesome. This is a hidden treasure about 30 minutes outside of Glasgow. The food was delicious and the facility is filled with artifacts from the Craufurdland Castle. The best part was the items that can be ordered all day...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank MindyC123
Adityhc, VR Owner at Craufurdland Castle - Tower House, Nr Glasgow, Our Castle ...your Family Home, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

really pleased you enjoyed The Laird's Table Expierence, we pride ourselves in using quality, fresh, seasonal and local produce as much as we can.

Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic and beautiful venue for my Mum's surprise 60th. The whole family went and loved it. Plenty of space and the beds are very comfortable. We all had a fantastic weekend. Adity and Simon are very nice people and extremely welcoming and helpful. I...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Maps378128
Adityhc, VR Owner at Craufurdland Castle - Tower House, Nr Glasgow, Our Castle ...your Family Home, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thanks for your lovely review, really pleased you all had a good time, life is all about creating memories and we are so glad that in a small way we have helped create happy memories for you all.

Reviewed 10 April 2018

We have just returned from a super week at Craufurdland Castle. It was for a family reunion of 13, to celebrate a 70th Birthday, and our Golden Wedding. The Castle kitchen was very well equipped, with two of everything.... dishwashers, fridge freezers, toasters, filter coffee...More

Date of stay: March 2018
1  Thank Dreamer766312
Adityhc, VR Owner at Craufurdland Castle - Tower House, Nr Glasgow, Our Castle ...your Family Home, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you for your lovely review, really pleased you all had a great time, we try our best to ensure we can play a small part in creating lifetime memories you and your family

Reviewed 6 March 2018

We booked this for a family 70th birthday as a surprise. There were 16 in our party. From booking and right through our stay Adity and Simon were amazing. Helping keep the surprise, making it special and being there throughout our stay when we needed...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank simmi1608
Adityhc, VR Owner at Craufurdland Castle - Tower House, Nr Glasgow, Our Castle ...your Family Home, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely feedback,we try are best to make our guests as welcome as possible. We very much aim for our castle to be a home from home and help to create lifetime memories.

Reviewed 21 February 2018

I stayed at Craufurdland Castle with 15 friends for my 30th birthday and had the most amazing time. Simon and Adity were very lovely and generous with their time. It was a beautiful building, so much history and yet all the modern amenities you'd want....More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank doddyf3
Adityhc, VR Owner at Craufurdland Castle - Tower House, Nr Glasgow, Our Castle ...your Family Home, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Thank you for your kind review. Really pleased you all had a good time and hopefully a 30th to remember . We try our best to make Craufurdland a destination for memories.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Blender
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Playground
Private Garden
Safe
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Swingset
Toaster
Towels Provided
Trampoline
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Near the lovely village of Fenwick, just north of Kilmarnock. Its only 25 minutes from Glasgow City Centre, with some of the best shopping in the UK. 1 hour from Sterling and Edinburgh and 45 minutes away from Ferry to the beautiful Isle of Arran.
Getting around
The nearest town is Kilmarnock , which has both a train Station and a Bus Terminal. The no 4 bus goes through the Fenwick Village which is 1.2 miles from the castle. X77 X76 stop on Glasgow Road 1.3 miles away, accessed by the Kilmarnock drive. If you want to use the castle a base for sight-seeing i would recommend a car.
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