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Historic Medieval Castle | 006

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Overview

  • At a Glance
  • Facilities
  • Accommodation

    • Sleeps 14 (12 adults + 2 children)
    • Sleeps 1 infant
    • 6 bedrooms
    • 4 bath / shower rooms

    Your holiday home

    • £2,950 - £5,500 per week
    • Security Deposit £500 (refundable)
    • Saturday changeover
    • 4:00 PM check in
    • 10:00 AM check out
    • Sorry, no pets
    • No smoking
    • Property rating: 5
    • Facilities

      • Washing Machine
      • Wifi
      • High chair
      • Dishwasher
      • Microwave
      • Central Heating
      • CD Player
      • DVD Player
      • Tumble Dryer
      • TV, Sky
    • Features

      • Ground Floor Bed
      • Wood burning Stove
      • Four poster bed
      • Internet Access

Description

For a week or weekend you can be king or queen of your very own castle when you book this Medieval castle for the Scottish holiday you have always dreamed of.

This exceptional fifteenth century keep is an ancient stone clad castle, which sits high on a hill, with stunning views over the Firth of Clyde and onto the Isle of Arran. Built in 1442, it fell into disrepair over the centuries and it was restored to its original state in 2001. Furthermore it has been refurbished throughout and it retains an authenticity rarely seen with its stone walls, turnpike stairs and stone flagon floors.

There are very few castles in Scotland that are as authentic as this in structure and in design and anyone booking this castle will know they are getting something completely different. By the very nature of the building due to its age, there are low doorways to encounter and steep stairs, which takes getting used to, but is part of the charm of the castle. If you are a “Game of Thrones” fan or prefer “Wolf Hall”, then this is a venue that takes you back in time. It is an ideal castle to stay in Scotland. For a family holiday with a difference, a golfing group, a special event or an intimate wedding for up to 12 people, this is a castle that everyone will talk about for years to come.

  • Living
  • Beds & Baths
  • Grounds
  • Please note
  • A rustic spiral stone staircase, aged with hundreds of years of use, connects all the five floors. The main reception room is on the first floor, and is the Great Hall, which is the main living space with wood burning stove and seating area, as well as housing the kitchen and dining area. This is a very impressive room with modern touches with the large flat screen TV with cinema sound and under-floor heating. With the fire lit and seating in comfort in one of the leather sofas, you can take in the wooden beamed ceiling, crossed swords on the walls, as well as the hung tapestries. It is like stepping back in time. At ground level, there is a small library, but as it is also a bedroom, it is more likely to be used for accommodation.

    The main reception room is on the first floor, and is the Great Hall, which is the main living space with wood burning stove and seating area, as well as housing the kitchen and dining area. Accessed under a low arch, the kitchen has an AGA with two hobs, two ovens and two warming ovens. A microwave oven and fridge freezer is also available. Stone and slate work space has been created to assist in food preparation. The dining section is in front of the kitchen and there is a pitch pine refectory table, benches and chairs available. This whole room is ideal for hosting medieval banquets and creating amazing atmosphere on any feast that you may wish to have.

  • Accommodation is provided for a group of 12 adults in 6 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms and 1 shower room, as follows:

    • 2 King Size Four Poster Bedroom With Shared Wet/shower Room
    • 1 King Size Four Poster Bedroom With Shared Bathroom
    • 1 Queen Sized Four Poster Bedroom With Shared Bathroom
    • 1 Super King Size Four Poster Bedroom With Ensuite Bathroom
    • 1 Double Room/s With Ensuite Bathroom

    Ground floor - Bedroom no 1, with double bed that folds out from the wall, with en-suite bathroom, with a stone bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin.

    Second floor - Bedroom no 2, with king size four poster bed, with “priest hole”. Bedroom no 3, with king size four poster bed, with “oratory”; adjoining to both bedrooms – is a wet floor shower room, with shower, w.c and wash hand basin.

    Third floor - Bedroom no 4, with king size four poster bed. Bedroom no 5, with queen size four poster bed; bathroom, with roll top bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin.

    Fourth floor - Bedroom no 6, with super king size four poster bed, with en-suite dressing room, and en-suite TV room, with TV and sofa-bed, suitable for 2 small children, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin.

  • Handily placed between Glasgow and Prestwick, it is accessible through the village of West Kilbride, and once up the hill, this grade A listed castle can be found within an acre of its own grounds. There is parking for about 6 cars, depending on size, on the gravel to the front and sides of the castle. Set in an enclosed policy accessed by a gate, it is mainly grass and gravel. Local shops are within walking distance, albeit with a hill to climb, and the larger town of Largs is just 8 miles away. This west coast area is well known for its golf courses, with good local courses nearby, with Royal Troon, Prestwick and Turnberry further south.  Day trips to Glasgow are easy as it is only 32 miles away.

  • ACCESSIBILITY
    Please note that at some doorways are less than 5 ft 5 inches in height and that the steep staircase is not suitable for the elderly or unsupervised children or toddlers.

    GROUP TYPES
    Stag and Hen bookings, may not book this property, unless discussed in advance for approval. Neither the Owner nor the Agent will accept any liability should a booking be confirmed as a consequence of non-disclosure of the above which may later result in a booking cancellation by the Owner. For more information on this matter please speak to a member of our staff.

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Map

Area
Ayrshire and Arran
Nearest shop
0.2 miles
Nearest supermarket
2 miles
Nearest pub
5 miles
Airports
Nearest Airport
Glasgow Prestwick Airport 17 miles
Glasgow International Airport 21 miles
Train Stations
Nearest Train Station
West Kilbride 1 mile
Ardrossan 4 miles
Ardrossan Harbour 4 miles

Photos

You and 13 friends can enjoy an authentic castle stay
You and your friends can enjoy an authentic castle vacation
2019-06-21 15:55:31
A beautiful Dear doorknocker
The main living space of the castle is the Great Hall
Imagine the medieval banquets around the dining table in the Great Hall.
The Great Hall houses the seating area, the dining area and the kitchen
An open window
A book, candle and window
The Great Hall is the main reception room, located on the first floor of this fifteenth century castle
Ancient steep turnpike stairs connect the floors of the castle
Kitchen with aga
The old privy
Room 1 is a ground floor double room, with an en-suite bathroom
Room 1 is a ground floor double room, with an en-suite bathroom
The en-suite bathroom has a unique stone bath.
En-suite bathroom on second floor.
Bedroom 2, a double four poster bedroom on the second floor
Bedroom 3 is the other four poster on the second floor
Shower room on the second floor, between rooms 2  and 3.
Bedroom 5 is also on the third floor
Bedroom 4 is the first of two on the third floor
This bathroom is located on the third floor
Bedroom 5 is also on the third floor
Bedroom 4 is the first of two on the third floor
This bathroom is located on the third floor
This bathroom is located on the third floor
Bedroom 6, a four poster room on the fourth floor.
Bedroom 6, a four poster room on the fourth floor.
TV room with sofa bed on the fourth floor.
Historic Castle in West Kilbride, with an acre of it\'s own grounds.
The castle can be lit up at night on request
View from the castle over to the Isle of Arran
Culzean Castle is about an hour round the bay but worth the trip

Guestbook

08 January 2017
Rated 5 out of 5

Exceptional Experience at the castle.

We hope you have some fabulous memories following your holiday at this historic venue and we hope to be of assistance should any future trips be on the cards.

Although credit Card payment made some troubles the personal service made Booking.com quite convenient.

 We're always happy to go the extra mile if guests have any questions or queries, so great to see you rated us five stars and found our service helpful and personal along the way.

08 September 2016
Rated 4 out of 5

All very clear and professional

Thank you, hope you had a lovely stay in this impressive medieval castle. 

All very clear and professional

Many thanks for the feedback, glad you found the booking process clear and hassle free. We would be delighted to hear from you again in the future. 

27 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5

The castle was great and the owners where Excellent they keep in touch with us weeks before we arrived and took a lot of pride in showing us around.

Lovely to hear the owners gave your group a nice welcome upon arrival and a tour of this impressive castle.

Very helpful from start to finish

Thanks so much, great you found our service helpful it was great to help with your holiday plans and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with all our new blogs and special offers!

25 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5

we went to the castle for a weekend to celebrate a 30th birthday. The property owner was very friendly on our arrival and very helpful. Communication throughout was excellent. The Castle itself was stunning...beautifully and loving restored giving our weekend a great backdrop and really set the scene for our murder mystery night! The property was very clean and tidy with plenty of linen etc and a very well kitted out kitchen and washing facilities - we were only there for a weekend but could have more than comfortably stayed longer. The staircase was a bit tight but that all added to the experience!

Sounds like a lovely holiday was had by all and that this historic castle was perfect for the murder mystery night and birthday celebrations! Great to hear you found the owners helpful as well as the castle clean, tidy and well stocked.

Don't forget to claim your Scotts Castles loyalty discount if you ever wish to return in the future.

Very pleased with the service. Very prompt communication with clear payment instructions and receipts. I felt I was kept up to date at every step. I would highly recommend this service and will be using them again in the future.

Thanks for your feedback, it's always invaluable so we may improve our service where possible. Great to hear you rated us as excellent and would recommend us to friends and family. We would be delighted to help again in the future and look forward to hearing from you soon.

06 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5

Amazing magical castle and the perfect setting for 2 large families to come together and welcome in the new year together! Would love to return one day. Thank you to the castle owner Kate for her communications and helpfulness. Great holiday all round. The Del-Knotts, Manchester.

Sounds like an amazing time was had by all at this magical, authentic castle and you all had a great New Year! Glad the owners were to hand for any questions and queries, should you wish to book again don't forget Scotts Castles offer a loyalty discount, so be sure to claim this next time!

Excellent communications...great service

Fabulous to hear you found our service excellent, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us again in the future.

28 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic place fit for a king or queen , it's like stepping back in time with a few mod cons , owner was lovely and very helpful

Brilliant to hear you all had an excellent time at this Enchanting castle, totally agree it’s like stepping back in time, filled with history and yet some modern comforts! Glad you found the owner helpful too, if you would like to re book, don't forget we offer a loyalty discount!

Great service , quick response to any questions or issues

Perfect to hear you found our service responsive and that we could answer all of your questions. We hope to hear from you again in the future, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

07 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5

Awesome place. We had a great time !!!

So pleased to hear you all had a fabulous time at this historic, unique castle! Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay, any feedback is always helpful.

We hope to assist with your holiday plans again in the near future, if you wish to rebook with Scotts Castle Holidays.

Awesome service from Kate ! Everything worked like an expensive watch !

So pleased to hear you all had a fabulous time at this historic, unique castle! Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay, any feedback is always helpful.

We hope to assist with your holiday plans again in the near future, if you wish to rebook with Scotts Castle Holidays.

31 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5

Magical once in a lifetime experience

Thanks for your feedback, It sounds like you've had a wonderful Christmas holiday at this beautiful castle!

We hope we can be of help again in the future, please don't hesitate to contact us again.

Very friendly and very helpful staff.

Thanks for your feedback, It sounds like you've had a wonderful Christmas holiday at this beautiful castle!

We hope we can be of help again in the future, please don't hesitate to contact us again.

17 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5

The castle and the landscape was as beautiful as promised. But in the castle there was a couple minor details that was a little inconvenient. There was not a single blankets to use f. ex in the livingroom couch or for that kind of usage. Also no large pieces of pots and pans for cooking for a larger group (12 persons)

Many thanks for your feedback, we try our best to provide a personal yet efficient service here at Scott’s, so we are so pleased that you felt it was excellent.

Sounds like your party had a holiday to remember overall, enjoying the castle and local area. We shall note your comments and pass these on, as any feedback is invaluable to allow room for improvements where possible, to ensure all visitors have the most comfortable stay aswell as an enjoyable one!

We hope to be of help with your plans again in the future.

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

The service was fast and also very personal.

Many thanks for your feedback, we try our best to provide a personal yet efficient service here at Scott’s, so we are so pleased that you felt it was excellent.

Sounds like your party had a holiday to remember overall, enjoying the castle and local area. We shall note your comments and pass these on, as any feedback is invaluable to allow room for improvements where possible, to ensure all visitors have the most comfortable stay aswell as an enjoyable one!

We hope to be of help with your plans again in the future.

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

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