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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.
Craufurdland's  
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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Bruce A
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing! Rent This Place!!”
Reviewed May 5, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
1
person found this review helpful

A group of 11 of us booked the castle for the week over Easter. We all had high expectations and the castle 110% exceeded our expectations. The kitchen had every possible utensil, pot and pan needed for a large group and the Tesco is very close. The grounds are amazing and the views from the drawing room were fantastic. All of us could have spent the rest of our lives there. I highly recommend renting this place if you can!

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Management Response
Jan 26, 2015
Thank you so much for your lovely review, I am so glad you all had a good time here, life is about memories.
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Ann B
Raunds, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Most magical weekend”
Reviewed March 5, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Have just had the most wonderful long weekend stay to celebrate my Nephews 21st Birthday at this marvelous property.
The rooms and facilities here are amazing. With a well equipped kitchen and dining room wonderful comfy beds in bedrooms that are so unique - so many things to see around the Castle 3 days was not really long enough. Enjoying dinner in the great dining room then going to the drawing room with a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire what could be more special. Set in wonderful countryside just outside Kilmarnock it is like walking into a smaller version of Downton Abbey (only its a 'do it yourself' ).

The owners Adity and Simon (or should I call them Laird and Lady Laird which is their official title) could not have been more helpful even giving us a guided tour round the whole of the castle. If you want a most memorable stay that is completely different then this is definitely the place to go.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: leaving
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Jan 27, 2015
Thankyou for your kind review, we try our best to make sure we do what we can to ensure your stay is as enjoyable as possible.
thanks again.
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Crissie O
Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Highly recomend this for any special occasions or just a getaway hol.”
Reviewed February 22, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We have just reuturned from Craufurdland Castle having spent a week there with friends (16 of us aged 8 to 50). Simon, Adity and their children were brilliant. Simons tour of the castle, including part of their own quarters, brought the place to life and made us appreciate that not only were we in a beautiful setting but also we were sharing the Craufurds home and history. We played sardines, absolutely brilliant, lit the fire and relaxed. There are plenty of places to eat near the castle if you dont want to cook, the chinese delivers! and the Ayreshire Outside Caterers did us proud for our celebration night. The castle was very easy to find, travelling in the area was good and there are lots of places to visit. We hope to return in the future. Thank you SImon Adity and girls.

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Liked best: The welcome from the family and castle
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Mike D
Taunton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed February 16, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
3
people found this review helpful

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.

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Julia L
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Magical Family Retreat”
Reviewed January 31, 2014 for a stay in September 2013
4
people found this review helpful

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

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Family
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Martin R
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The Best Christmas Ever!”
Reviewed December 31, 2013 for a stay in December 2013
7
people found this review helpful

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.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Family
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Libbz44
Stornoway, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Incredible setting for pre-Christmas get together”
Reviewed December 29, 2013 for a stay in December 2013

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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Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
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Service
Liked best: The drwaing room & grounds
Liked least: The WIFI was not reliable. But this was not a major issue for us.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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