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Sleeps 12 adults
+ 2 children
Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 4 Pets Not accepted Region Ayrshire Town/village Largs

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Historic Medieval Castle, near Largs

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 for their money. 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 ideal 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.

Welcome to the castleThe main living space of the castle is the Great HallThe Great Hall houses the seating area, the dining area and the kitchenGround floor utility room with vaulted ceilingThis castle is packed with history and charm. Ancient steep turnpike stairs connect the floors of the castleTV room with sofa bed on the fourth floor.Take a step back in time in this fiftheenth century keep

Living Space

Reception rooms

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.

Kitchen / Dining

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, ground floor
  • Aga
  • Bed, Four Poster
  • CD Player
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Hall, great
  • Heating, Central
  • Heating, underfloor
  • High chair
  • Internet Access
  • Logs, initial supply
  • Microwave
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV, plasma, surround sound, 42 inch
  • TV, Sky
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Wood burning Stove
  • Castle, stunning
  • Castle, floodlighting availble on request
  • Mobile reception
Ground floor double room, with a library of books and with an ensuite bathroomThe en-suite bathroom has a unique stone bath.A flash of colour in the detail, in the ground floor double bedroom.Bedroom 2, a double four poster bedroom with medieval charmThis castle holiday house has an amazing 6 four poster bedroomsBedroom 5. Four poster double room in castle in ScotlandShower room on the second floor.Large double bedroom with a four poster bedBathroom with roll top tub.Bedroom 6, a four poster room on the fourth floor.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 12 + 2

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.

  • 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
You and 13 friends can enjoy an authentic castle stay in this unique property.Historic Castle sleeping 14 in AyrshireFifteenth century castle, large holiday rental in Scotland Perfect for an authentic castle experience Historic medieval castle with views over Firth of Clyde for large group holidaysThis fifteenth century keep sits high on a hill with views over the First of Clyde.The castle can be lit up at night on request

Grounds & Surrounds

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.

Conditions

Security Bond

The owner requires a fully refundable security bond to be paid within 7 days of the holiday start date.
This owner has chosen to use our secure online payment service to collect this bond from guests.

Check in / Check out

Guests are welcome to arrive from 4:00pm and are asked to depart by 10:00am on the day of departure.

Cancellation Policy - Strict

Included in the rental

Linen & towels; electricity; oil central heating and an initial supply of logs.

Notes & Warnings

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.

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.

Whilst this property can supply a highchair. Please make sure you submit a note on your booking form to the bookings team requesting this item so the owner knows to put one out for you on arrival.

This is a pet free property, please contact us if you require help searching for a suitable alternative.

LocationLargs

The small traditional holiday town of Largs can be found on the west coast of Scotland, overlooking the Firth of Clyde. The town features an attractive Victorian promenade, testament to its historic architectural heritage. To the east of the town you will find the fringes of the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, great walking country and abundant with interesting wildlife. The town of Largs is most famous for its dramatic Viking history, and you can learn more on this in the town’s interactive multimedia experience, Vikingar! The site includes swimming facilities and soft play for the tots, so is a real attraction for the whole family. There are two courses in the town for golfers to whet their appetite, and no trip to this neck of the woods would be complete without a visit to the nearby Kelburn Castle and Country Centre. The kids will love the playbarn, secret forest and adventure courses.  

Ayrshire

Located on the west coast, Ayrshire offers a diversity of landscapes for the discerning traveller. The shores of the Firth of Clyde offer beaches and a range of watersports, and the rolling Galloway Hills to the south offer a haven for nature lovers and walkers. Ayrshire is historically a diverse industrial county, and most famous for its production of the worldwide favourite Scotch Whisky, Johnnie Walker, in the town of Kilmarnock. The namesake town of Ayr is a bustling seaside resort. With its long esplanade and sandy beach it is a popular tourist town. Further north along the coastline the town of Irvine is home to the main site of the Scottish Maritime Museum. Other places of interest in the county include the Ayr suburb of Alloway, birthplace of Scotland’s poet Robert Burns. Ayr Racecourse, which hosts the Scottish Grand National is a great day out. Turnberry Castle claims to be the possible birthplace of Robert the Bruce, and is an interesting historical attraction. Just a ferry trip across the Firth is the Isle of Arran. Boasting geologically diverse High and Lowlands the island has been inhabited since Neolithic times and has a range of attractions with mountain ranges, rolling countryside and sandy beaches, there is a range of things to do here. If you are a golfer, the area offers over 42 courses including three Open Championship links courses at Royal Troon, Prestwick and Turnberry.

Southern Scotland

Stretching across the border with England, and reaching up to the central belt from Glasgow to Edinburgh, the Southern Scotland region is a popular location for short break holidays. Although you may not find the monumental mountain ranges of the Highlands, don’t think that this region lacks the traditional Scottish landscapes. The famous 7Stanes mountain biking routes can be found across the Border counties and Dumfries and Galloway, as there is an abundance of hills, glens and forests to challenge even experienced bikers. The region has plenty of fishing opportunities too, most popular perhaps is the River Tweed, well known for its salmon, and miles of coastline, ideal for walking and bird spotting. Golf can be found in abundance in this area too. For gentler activities, visit the Four Borders Abbeys, magnificent tributes to the religious history of the area, at Kelso, Jedburgh, Dryburgh and Melrose.   

Area Ayrshire Type of location Coastal Nearest shop 0.2 miles Nearest supermarket 2 miles Nearest pub 5 miles
Nearest Airport
Glasgow 23 miles
Prestwick 20 miles
Nearest Train Station
West Kilbride 0.1 miles
Historic Castle in West Kilbride, with an acre of it's own grounds.View from the castle over to the Isle of ArranCulzean Castle is about an hour round the bay but worth the tripTurnberry Golf Course is about an hour on the coast road

Reviews

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27th April 2016 Excellent 

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.

Service rating : 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!


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

25th April 2016 Excellent 

we went to Law 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!

Service rating : 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.


Product : 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.

6th January 2016 Excellent 

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.

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

28th October 2015 Excellent 

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

Service rating : 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!
Product : 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!

7th January 2015 Excellent 

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.

31st December 2014 Excellent 

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.

17th October 2014 Excellent 

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

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