Celebrating a good friend's 50 th...can't imagine a better place to do it. Space, scenery and incredible history. A welcoming feel with genuine credentials. I even had a go at fly fishing!
Thank you Adity, Simon and Alex.
A truly remarkable part of the world in a scenic location straight out of 'The Hound of The Baskervilles'.
The family that owned the castle were always at hand when ever needed and were fantastic with our son who was a couple of months old. Nothing was a problem for them, they even gave us a guided tour of the house, extensive grounds and the depths of the family history, as well as letting us borrow their buggy as we couldn't get our up to Scotland from Cardiff.
The kitchen facilities were impeccable.
The grounds themselves managed to be remote yet also close enough to shop like Tesco and even Kilmarnock centre to walk to.
We took a day out to both Glasgow and Edinburgh which were easily reachable from Kilmarnock station.
Wellies and umbrellas are provided in all shapes and sizes, amongst many other things such as torches to explore or night time strolls. It's these little touches that gave our stay a truly homely feel, and made us feel like 'The Laird of the Manor' so to speak.
Fully recommended. Why leave Britain?
Julia, Rhys & Lloyd
We had anticipated this trip for nearly a year and our expectations were not only met but exceeded. From Adity's warm welcome at the beginning of the holiday and Simon's historic tour of the castle at the end, our hosts could not have been more welcoming and helpful.
When I say warm welcome I mean warm. We had envisaged a cold windy castle but not a bit of it. It was so warm, in fact, that we had to turn the heating down. There was an unlimited amount of logs to place of the beautiful fire in the drawing room which made for an atmospheric Christmas morning opening presents.
Each bedroom was beautifully appointed with everything you could wish for.
There were 12 of us in our party from 2 years to 83 years, there was so much space that we were not triping over each other.
Simon and Adity have only been running this for two years so any negative reviews here are either before they took over or another place entirely and the reviewer is mistaken.
A great place and FANTASTIC value.
Booking the Castle through Scots Castles Holidays was easy, clear and very cost effective for a large group. When we arrived at the castle it exceeded our expectations. It mixed history and grandeur with a warm welcome and comfort that made a special weekend despite the weather! The owners put themselves out to make us more than comfortable and warm. A magical place, set in beautiful grounds.
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We have just spent a fantastic 2 days at this gorgeous Castle. A workmates r&r break and a few surprises too! The accommodation is very comfortable and each room is individual. They all have their own story to tell. The facilities were top class and the Laird and family made us very welcome. Everything you could want for a fun filled weekend. Ideal venue for family gathering or small intimate wedding. We will definitely be back and highly recommend Craufurland Castle.
Last weekend I stayed at Craufurdland Castle with my family and close friends to celebrate my 50th birthday (there were16 of us in the 6 bedroom Tower House). It was fabulous. From arrival to departure everything was perfect. The house was equipped to cater to all our needs. The kitchen equipment accommodated 16+ which was great for our overnight guests, and not having to bring towels etc. was a bonus. Tea bags, coffee and complimentary wine and chocolates were gratefully received after a long journey. The castle bedrooms were all different and were carefully chosen to accommodate our guests individual needs. Having extra guests join us on the Saturday night also caused no problem as cupboards in the dining room provided us with more than enough crockery and glassware. The drawing room provided a place for everyone to gather over a roaring fire and 35 of us had the most wonderful night ever catching up over wine and coffee.
Our weekend created memories in such a wonderful historical castle with great hosts. Adity and Simon were on hand at all times and the castle tour that Simon gave us on the Friday was a delight for all who took it. Everyone including Max the dog can honestly say it was wonderful...fantastic venue, fantastic hosts, fantastic memories......
I stayed at Craufurdland Castle with my family (10 of us) last week and what can I say... best place I have ever stayed by far! The pictures on this site do not do it justice as it is an incredible castle inside and out! I couldn't believe the amount of history this Castle has... is just fantastic, from their links to William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scotts and Robert Burns!
The whole stay there was brilliant and the wonderful owners Simon and Adity couldn't have been more helpful and made us feel very welcome...what a lovely couple... plus their dogs Guiness and Scrumpy were a delight and got on with our 2 dogs really well. The gardens and trails surrounding the Castle are fantastic for walkers, pets and bikers from a casual ride to the extreme sports! There is even a trout fishery should you wish to do a spot of fishing! Overall I would give this 10 out of 10 and I will definitely be returning back very soon!