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“Stunning Castle!”
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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.
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“ARRGGHHH! We turned around and left!”
Reviewed August 28, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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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.

Date of stay: August 2011
Value Cleanliness
Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Family
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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Stunning Castle!”
Reviewed June 9, 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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The best choice we made on our trip to Scotland. This castle is stunning, beautifully decorated, rich in history and very comfortable. Our hostess was very welcoming. Hot breakfast cooked for us each morning and served in the dining room. The property is also beautiful.... walking trails everywhere, flowers were all in bloom, a creek, wildlife and even fishing.

Date of stay: June 2011
Value Cleanliness
Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Couples
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fantastic Castle”
Reviewed June 3, 2011 for a stay in May 2011
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This is a virtualy unknown gem. An ancient real Scottish castle with English hosts !!
The rooms are authentic antiques not make believe tarted up just for Americans.
Amazing views fantastic hosts the west wing rooms are simply a delight. We have now visited several times and when up that way we look knowhere else.
And a breakfast cooked with eggs from hens in the garden...........

Date of stay: May 2011
Value Cleanliness
Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Couples
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