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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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Joanna L
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Homely high living! A wonderful place to stay!”
Reviewed December 7, 2017 for a stay in November 2017

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.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 11, 2017
Thanks for your lovely review. What a beautiful description of the Castle , it's grandeur and yet cosiness, that is exactly what we have been aiming to achieve. We do try our best to accommodate our guests wishes, (within reason of course) . We look forward to having you as our guests again.
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Reviewed December 3, 2017 for a stay in November 2017

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Management Response
Dec 3, 2017
Hi
we are really chuffed that you had a wonderful time here, we try as much as possible to make our Castle your home for your stay.
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Lena S
1 review
“Most magical stay!!”
Reviewed August 19, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

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 :)

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 3, 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We try as much as possible to make your stay an easy and memorable one.We are really pleased you had such a good time, (though the roof is officially out of bounds).
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 13, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

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Management Response
Aug 20, 2017
Really pleased you guys had a great stay. We try our best to help our guests make everlasting memories.
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ZRhodes
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Indescribably wonderful”
Reviewed June 7, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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person found this review helpful

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

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Management Response
Jun 10, 2017
Thanks for the lovely review, really pleased you had a lovely stay. WE try our best to ensure that the Castle is your home for your stay.
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gh0sted
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A wonderful stay”
Reviewed June 6, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

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.

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Management Response
Aug 20, 2017
So pleased you had a great stay. We loved having you as our neighbours.
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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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