£425 / night
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Craufurdland Castle- Tower House, Nr Glasgow, Our Castle ...your Family Home – Home 501755 Castle

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 16 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Craufurdland Castle- Tower House, Nr Glasgow, Our Castle ...your Family Home – Home 501755

  • Castle
  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 16
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 76 reviews

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Castle / 6 bedrooms / 6 bathrooms / sleeps 16

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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.

LAST MINUTE NEW YEAR DEAL DUE TO CANCELLATION - £3995 FOR 3 NIGHTS FOR SLEEPS UPTO 16 - from just over £83 per person per night. 29th Dec - 1st Jan , ( late check out).

Its 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.

The Estate now boasts a beautiful Cafe/ Restaurant, The Laird's Table serving Scottish local seasonal food with a stunning view over the tranquil Loch.

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 upto 16 , 4 of the 6 bedrooms are ensuite. There are 4 sofabeds in 3 of the 6 bedrooms. A 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 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.


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 the 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.


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 at toilet paper, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, bin bags, bathroom cleaning products etc are also provided.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • 4 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Super King Bed 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 5: Super King Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 6: Super King Bed Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 4 En suites, 1 Toilet Only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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.

Interaction with guest

Most of the time we are here to greet you and show you around, if for some reason we can't be here, we email in advance to make alternative arrangements. We are as hand on or hands off as you wish us to be. A guided tour of the castle and its history is available at no extra charge on request. We can recommend walks, restaurants, sights to visit etc if that is what you require or if you like dogs, you are welcome to join us to explore the nooks and cranieis of the estate on our dog walks.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £500.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

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.


About the owner

Adity H.
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
16 Jun 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Castle has 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and sleeps 16. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 11 Jun 2013. Located in East Ayrshire, it has 76 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £2285 to £6641.

The Owner has a response rate of 91% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Jun 2019.


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Guest reviews

76 reviews

Very Good

“Big birthday get together”

Reviewed 3 Dec 2017

We had a wonderful time at Craufurdland Castle we had booked it for the weekend. It was a spectacular place to have the celebration.

Owner's reply: Hi we are really chuffed that you had a wonderful time here, we try as much as possible to make our Castle your home for your stay.

“Perfect family holiday!”

Reviewed 13 Jun 2017

We had an amazing holiday at the castle with a group of family and friends. Adity, Simon and family were incredibly welcoming and friendly, and very helpful in the run up to and during our stay. The castle and it's grounds are fascinating to explore and a good location for excursions to beaches, mountains and more. I would highly recommend and we will certainly return!

Owner's reply: Really pleased you guys had a great stay. We try our best to help our guests make everlasting memories.

Review 1-10 of 76


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