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Fairytale Castle on 2000-acre Private Scottish Estate by the Sea Sleeps 50

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23 bedrooms
18 bathrooms
50 guests
3 nights minimum
Castle
Established by a dapper industry magnate and Member of Parliament Charles Lindsay Orr Ewing, Dunskey Castle infuses intelligent luxury and historical romance into every second of your spectacular stay. The Castle, completed at the turn of the century, showcases unrivaled technology of its heyday and historical architecture of enormous proportions. Throughout the Castle, physical features will bring alive the patriarch's globetrotting influences and the rich history of Scottish merchants at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution. From the iconic Delft tiles that grace the mantelpiece in many bedrooms and social areas, to the outrageously intricate Baronial plaster ceiling, which is deemed culturally significant by the Scottish government. Every moment at Dunskey promises true immersion into ...Established by a dapper industry magnate and Member of Parliament Charles Lindsay Orr Ewing, Dunskey Castle infuses intelligent luxury and historical romance into every second of your spectacular stay. The Castle, completed at the turn of the century, showcases unrivaled technology of its heyday and historical architecture of enormous proportions. Throughout the Castle, physical features will bring alive the patriarch's globetrotting influences and the rich history of Scottish merchants at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution. From the iconic Delft tiles that grace the mantelpiece in many bedrooms and social areas, to the outrageously intricate Baronial plaster ceiling, which is deemed culturally significant by the Scottish government. Every moment at Dunskey promises true immersion into history, authenticity, and a perfectly bespoke luxury that befits the Castle's historical grandeur. The Baronial Porch pays homage to the Castle's medieval roots by original stoneworks from the 11th Dunskey Castle ruin that still stands dramatically cliffside a few miles down the coast. Its pared-back austerity sharply juxtaposes the entrance foyer, where rich oak panels immediately cocoon guests in warmth and resplendence. Ornate frames of art works original to Castle are displayed throughout the reception rooms, including an ever-growing collection of ceramics, a tribute to Charles Orr Ewing's travels throughout South and East Asia. Inside the Great Hall, the Jacobean fireplace with its impressive curved countenance, bearing the ancient family crest, commands your attention and invites hours of lazing in front of its cracking embers. Offering views of rolling meadows, through the woodlands and as far as the eyes can see to the coast, the Great Hall embodies a quiet magnificence that can sheathe and soothe outward distractions. In contrast to the stateliness of the Great Hall, the Victorian Drawing Room recalls silk gloves and calligraphed letters. Sink into sumptuous wool and velvet upholstered armchairs, most of which have been painstakingly restored. Stretch out on our buttery leather four-seat Chesterfield and be seduced by the handcrafted Grecian and Scottish vines and foliage that adorn the ceiling. Or play the liveliest round of Chinese Whisper on our leather-and-grommet Windsor conversational settee. There are few places better for escaping into a book than next to the roaring fireplace, beneath the spectacular floor-to-ceiling mantelpiece painted in the softest of dove gray. Operatic callings may be on the cards with the presence of the 19th-century mahogany pearl-inlaid piano, or if karaoke is more your jam, consider treating it as a station for whisky tasting. Speaking of strong tipples, ensconced yourselves at the United Turkey Red Bar, named after the company founded by the Orr Ewing brothers in 1898, to produce their famously passionate and royal red dye. Entirely bespoke to Dunskey Castle, the bar retains its character from the oak wood paneling salvaged from the attic! While perched on gold and velvet barstools, you'll be charmed by maritime artefacts that came from yachts commissioned and built by Charles Orr Ewing, including gilded prints and photographs. The unusual exposed-brick, multi-tier fireplace will transport you to all the ship's rip-roaring follies on the sea once upon a time. Drink up if the ship's bell from HMS Anson is rung out. Charles' son David was a Naval Captain aboard HMS Anson during World War II. If it gets too lively at the bar, retreat to the Officer's Corner, a stately homage to the Estate's history and records upon its formation. Here, you'll find an impressive stone-carved fireplace and a fascinating bookcase designed specifically for this quarter. Leather bound and gold embossed volumes of Estate records, crystal ink pots, and mementos from Charles Orr Ewing's globe-circling travels will certainly stir at your own wanderlusts. If that's not quite enough, wool upholstered sofa, throws of sheepskins and velvet armchairs will undoubtedly spur the most intimate parleys. Wander past the main carpeted stairs and towards the art-deco double-door into the main dining room, one of the most romantic spaces in the Castle. An enchanting chandelier evoking golden liquid sunlights and dappling raindrops hang from the intricate plaster ceiling. On all four walls, a custom-designed Chinoiserie mural in shimmering lavender and copper takes you back to gilded Victoriana. At each end of the dining room, the signature painting of suave Charles Lindsay Orr Ewing gazes cooly upon his happy guests, while the portrait of Lady Augusta Hunter Blair smiles coyly. Both paintings have been heavily influenced by the John Singer Sargent aesthetics. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
All full-serviced events will require to purchase alcohol through Dunskey, as we are required by our insurance to be the sole provider and distributor of alcoholic beverages on the premise.
Bathrooms
13 Attached (ensuite), 5 Full baths
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About the Owner
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2016
Interaction with guests
Our incredible and compassionate team will be available to assist you throughout your stay.
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Reviewed December 8, 2019

I had the good fortune to spend ten days at Dunskey in September for an art workshop. Initially, I was a little nervous that the entire time would be spent on the grounds of the estate--I need not have been. The accommodations were lovely, the...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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Reviewed November 7, 2019

Dunskey Estate is a magical place for any type of event. The venue and grounds are elegant, yet the hosts and staff make you feel like you are at home with family. They take care of your every need before you even know you need...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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Reviewed October 26, 2019

It seems to us that it was yesterday that we were in Port Patrick , Dunskey Estate. We had such a lovely time and we have a multitude of wonderful memories that we are telling again and again to the friends around us. It was...More

Date of stay: October 2019
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Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

my Stay at Dunskey Castle and Estate was a trip of a lifetime! Top-notch hospitality, food, activities, accommodations and vistad. I would go back in a heartbeat. Our Hosts and The Scots are warm and fun people. . The grounds, the beach and Extraordinarily appointed...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Boat Available
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Elevator/Lift access
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Playground
Pool Table
Private Yard
Safe
Secure Parking
Shared Tennis Court
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Stove
Swingset
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
You're not simply staying in a Castle Estate: you are staying on one of the most beautiful spots on the planet. Dunskey Estate boasts two waterfalls, two lochs, and three beaches, with the most magnificent walks along the craggy Scottish coastline. This pleasure ground will be completely yours to explored, including a private walled garden and a maze. You will have the time of your life, I promise. The walled garden with its glass house is a romantic and peaceful retreat on the estate. Two lochs nestle into the hills and rhododendron banks. Wander along the glen walk past a rushing waterfall, and a babbling brook, to the two beaches to spot dolphins and seals. Dunskey Golf Course and the picturesque Portpatrick Harbour is two minutes away.
Getting around
A car is not needed, but recommended. We can assist with booking all transports for you.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairytale Castle on 2000-acre Private Scottish Estate by the Sea Sleeps 50

Fairytale Castle on 2000-acre Private Scottish Estate by the Sea Sleeps 50 is able to accommodate up to 50 guests. See all property details.

Fairytale Castle on 2000-acre Private Scottish Estate by the Sea Sleeps 50 has 18 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Fairytale Castle on 2000-acre Private Scottish Estate by the Sea Sleeps 50 has 23 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Fairytale Castle on 2000-acre Private Scottish Estate by the Sea Sleeps 50 must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.