The location is the perfect balance of nearness to main roads and stations, easy to find, and yet secluded in its beautiful surroundings of field, woodland and loch. We had a wonderful weekend gathering for two significant birthdays, with permission to have extra day guests as well as those staying over. Everyone just adored the castle wing with its grandeur and yet cosiness. It was well equipped in every way, and Adity could not have been more helpful with our queries in advance of our stay, and very relaxed with our special 'party' requests. All in all a superb few days, with several friends asking about possible future stays.
We spent a week at this wonderful location to get married in Scotland. We flew in with family and friends and could not have asked for more. Craufurdland Castle is a magical place to spend some time with a group of people.
During the booking process, Adity had always been very helpful and had responded very fast to our Emails. Whenever we had a special request she tried making it possible!
The place itself was fully equipped to host 16 people. There was enough of everything, starting with 2 coffee machines to provide everybody with coffee in the morning to enough pots and pans to make dinner. There was absolutely nothing missing.
The drawing room was the most precious room with comfortable couches, a huge fireplace and a great atmosphere, just as if you were taken back in time. The bedrooms each had their own unique furniture and they all had a different look and were all wonderful. Even the roof could be accessed to have a fantastic view over the grounds. The castle is big enough to have time for yourself and has many great spots where you can hang out with others.
So if you are looking for a unique and magical week to spend with loved ones, this is the place!
Our guest have already requested we make it an annual trip :)
Far too hard to do Craufurdland justice in a short review. Amazing, characterful, comfortable rooms, personal access to fascinating family history and artefacts, charmingly beautiful castle and grounds that feel like they really belong to you, unbelievably welcoming interesting hosts. You won't regret booking a stay here. We will definitely be back. Thank you so much to Simon, Adity, Indra and Manisha from Zaila, John, Freddie & Arthur x
Craufurdland Castle has a rich and unbroken family history stretching back centuries and is hosted by the current Crawfords: Simon and Adity. They were always on hand but never intrusive and made us feel very welcome during our short stay. We were made to feel genuinely welcome and that the castle was our home for the few days we were there.
The castle is close to a few sights; Culzean Castle being a highlight, but there are miles of walks to be had on your immediate doorstop.
We would definitely recommend Craufurdland and make sure you get the tour from Simon and Adity as they know a huge amount about the castle's history, which is fascinating.
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.