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“Quirky stay with chores....”
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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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jules2219...
Mauchline
Level 6 Contributor
186 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Quirky stay with chores....”
Reviewed January 14, 2018 for a stay in January 2018
1
person found this review helpful

Great party venue. Every room Is different. Beds very comfortable, decent dining room but quite small kitchen for this size of property. The castle are big on recycling which is refreshing for rentals. The bins are around half a mile away from property though so be prepared to pack car boots and do some bin runs! Lots of rules - eg clean the toilets, strip the beds and vacuum. Bit much if you ask me, never encountered that before all with a 10am checkout. We ended up cleaning vaccuuming the night before as no time with all the kids in the morning. We enjoyed our stay but couldn't really relax with all the chores we had to do and instruction letters stating large charges for not adhering to house rules. We are always super respectful of rental properties. If you don't mind a bit of cleaning and enjoy unusual properties then this is for you.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Jan 21, 2018
Thank you for your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed our Castle. I am sorry you felt the castle kitchen was too small; we generally only book it for a maximum of 16. In this case, we extended it accommodate your whole party as your friend asked if another family could join them. As we didn’t want to spoil the get together we agreed.
Regarding the cleaning, most of our customers have said they prefer the prices to be kept down, rather than pay more for cleaning to be included. Also, with more than usual guests there inevitably is more than usual cleaning required.
Taking you feedback into account, I will look into how to do an extra option for a cleaning fee so our customer can simply leave The Castle tidy. I know our welcome letter and list of chores seems onerous, unfortunately it has become that way iteratively as many people don't do basics such as tidy before they leave.
Regarding 10am checkout, if asked we do offer a later check out time when possible, especially in off peak season.
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Caroline...
2 reviews
“Perfect setting for a significant birthday”
Reviewed December 12, 2017 for a stay in December 2017

When I booked Craufurdland Castle for my 40th birthday celebration I didn’t realise how perfect it would be. Really well equipped kitchen with some stocks of non-perishable items which you inevitably have forgotten as well as cling film, foil etc which are normally overlooked. The owners were helpful and informative while being available but discreet. The house itself was beautiful and such a treat to use as our home for a weekend. Surrounding countryside was magical in the light snow and frosty weather. Thank you to Adity and Simon.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 13, 2017
Thank you so much for your review, as we said we try our best, though it sounds cliched, to make it a home from home.
Thank you also for treating our home with respect.
Look forward to having you stay again.
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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.
Was this review helpful? 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Indescribably wonderful”
Reviewed June 7, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
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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