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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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donaldped...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“An amazing weekend for our family party of 14 - Wonderful memories to treasure.”
Reviewed April 19, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We needed a special venue to celebrate my wife's 70th birthday. over a long weekend (three nights). Our immediate family attended - 3 daughters & spouses plus 6 grandchildren, aged 16 to 6, plus Dougal, the dog. The accommodation was excellent, just what we needed, and the children were thrilled with the historical setting, to say nothing for the parents. We had long walks in the grounds, walked on Troon beach for hours in sunshine. We ate out on the Saturday night in Stewarton (the Mill House, which I would recommend). Everything about the weekend was just right, and Adity's tour of the house was an added and unexpected bonus. I could have spent all weekend in the Library.

An added personal bonus arose quite out of the blue - Adity's father and I were colleagues in the same business 40 years ago. what a small world.

I have nothing but praise for Simon & Adity in their commitment to restoration and development of Craufurdland. Our family with them well.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 20, 2017
Dear Donald.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so pleased our home helped to make lasting memories for the whole family. This is exactly what we aim for- a place of family gathering and making everlasting memories.
My dad was really disappointed that he missed you.
Life is full of surprises maybe another chance meeting.
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ScottieCa...
Calgary
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“WHAT A JOY”
Reviewed November 9, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Can't say enough about the fun we had at this place.
I had family come and stay, some just came for dinner. This place is fantastic and is on a hundred acres. I regret not fishing in the wonderful trout pond that was available. I have a niece who has five kids, the fourteen year old said to me that was the first time he's had a bedroom to himself. This place has six bedrooms' seats sixteen for dinner, has two ovens, two dishwashers, two coffee makers, two toasters and tons of beautiful cutlery. We went for a walk in the woods and got lost, the youngest who was twelve, suddenly said this a great adventure, and you know what, it was an adventure.
I just got an E-mail from the family asking me when I am staying here again. This might happen, but I hate flying.
I will say, it brought us all closer together.
I almost rented two suites at the Glasgow Hilton, what a mistake that would have been. Nobody would have remembered a hotel room, but they will all remember CRAUFURLAND CASTLE

THANK YOU ADITY AND SYMON

By the way loved your dogs

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 11, 2016
Thank you so much for this lovely review. I am so glad we are part of bringing your family closer together and creating such wonderful memories and adventures. I have to say you were all wonderful guests.
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Shauno67
Leyland, United Kingdom
1 review
“Simply amazing”
Reviewed August 24, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed here for a week with 8 adults and 6 children. When you first come up the drive and see the castle you just say WOW. The bedrooms where all very spacious as was the living room and kitchen. Everything you need is provided just bring some food and drink and you are sorted . The local pub the Kings Arms is a short drive away and serves really good pub grub,we ate there twice and it was really nice. We also found Tikkaway on Just Eat which delivers to the castle for an extra £1.50 which we couldn't fault either. Some lovely walks around the grounds spotting wild deer is a must.Troon has a really nice beach for the kids and in all a really enjoyable stay and would highly recommend it.

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Traveling group: Large Group
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Management Response
Aug 25, 2016
Thanks for your lovely review, I am really glad you had a good time whilst you were here, we like to think we are a hidden but accessible gem in Ayrshire 5 minutes away from the Motorway making the likes of Troon and Glasgow very accesssible.
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SalisUK
Chorley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“King of the Castle”
Reviewed August 23, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Well we are back from our stay at Craufurdland Castle, a wonderful place to spend an adventure, exploring the Castle, surrounding walks and area. We used it as a base for adventures to Troon, Isle of Arran and Largs.

The Castle was great for our large group (17). Kitchen well equipped, large dinning table and wonderful rooms full of history and character, just remember this is an old castle!
Adity is a wonderful host and you get a tour and history thrown in to boot.

Well worth a stay, missing it already!

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Management Response
Aug 25, 2016
Thanks so much for your lovely review, really pleased you all had such a good time. When you see the photos of the castle surrounded by woods , I don't think people realise how easy it is to get to places from from here. The Government has luckily built us a motorway 5 mins drive away. I would also like to take this opportunity to say what wonderful guests you were too.
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rose g
1 review
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“40 th birthday gathering ( fantastic )”
Reviewed May 16, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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What a fantastic place to spend time with my familly for my sons 40 th birthday , rooms fantastic , and suroundig estate to explore , we had 4 grandkids ,with us, they had so much fun they did not want to leave , owners family friendly and welcoming , we hope to return in the future , would recomend this castle for a unique experience ,

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Liked best: the castle and estate
Liked least: licked all
Traveling group: Extended Family
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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Management Response
May 17, 2016
Thanks for your lovely review, so glad you had a good time. See you again soon.
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FeeTee84
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
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“An experience that won't be forgotten”
Reviewed April 5, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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I booked the castle for a surprise 50th Birthday celebration. Adity and Simon were really helpful allowing my friend to collect the keys and helping to hide the cars from the front of the castle. Their 2 friendly dogs wandered round frequently to say hello but otherwise we would hardly have known the family were right there next door!

The instructions given for arrival were really easy to follow and everyone able to find the place with ease. 16 adults in total stayed for 3 nights yet there was plenty of room for everyone to be comfortable and most enjoyed some lovely walks through the estate. The drawing room and the dining room could also accomodate the full group, which was really nice to sit by the log fire upon our arrival.

Every bedroom has it's own unique character and many are tucked away in different corners accessed by spiral staircases leading off in different directions. The King James room won it for me with the bath overlooking the garden and a hidden room in the wall.

The birthday boy summed it up I think when he said: "I don't often use the word perfect but that was about as close to it as I can think of". A wonderful time, with great people in a spectacular location and less than a half hour from home. We're already looking for an excuse to go back.

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Liked best: The drawing room was a great space to all get together and spend time chatting and playing games.
Liked least: There was an issue with one bathroom but the owners were on hand to help with it
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Apr 12, 2016
Hi
So pleased you guys had such a lovely time, we try our best to ensure we can help in any way we can to make your stay as memorable as possible.
Cheers
Simon and Adity
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mylesfry
Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
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“A Castle To Experience”
Reviewed January 11, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

I had a genuinely amazing first castle experience. It came kitted with all the gear, to include a lovely host family next door. It was spacious enough to fit 14 of us comfortably, and solid enough to allow for bedroom neighbors to sleep in peace and quiet (even with a baby in the next room). A bit of board game action, lazy reading by the fireplace and grand feasts were all we needed to have a good time. But in case you want more there’s a brilliant bit of history to discover, great views to see, and trails to walk.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 11, 2016
Really pleased you had a good time. As we say it our Castle but your home.

cheers
Simon and Adity
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