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“The Best Christmas Ever!”
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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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Martin R
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The Best Christmas Ever!”
Reviewed 31 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
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We had anticipated this trip for nearly a year and our expectations were not only met but exceeded. From Adity's warm welcome at the beginning of the holiday and Simon's historic tour of the castle at the end, our hosts could not have been more welcoming and helpful.
When I say warm welcome I mean warm. We had envisaged a cold windy castle but not a bit of it. It was so warm, in fact, that we had to turn the heating down. There was an unlimited amount of logs to place of the beautiful fire in the drawing room which made for an atmospheric Christmas morning opening presents.
Each bedroom was beautifully appointed with everything you could wish for.
There were 12 of us in our party from 2 years to 83 years, there was so much space that we were not triping over each other.
Simon and Adity have only been running this for two years so any negative reviews here are either before they took over or another place entirely and the reviewer is mistaken.
A great place and FANTASTIC value.

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Libbz44
Stornoway, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Incredible setting for pre-Christmas get together”
Reviewed 29 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013

Booking the Castle through Scots Castles Holidays was easy, clear and very cost effective for a large group. When we arrived at the castle it exceeded our expectations. It mixed history and grandeur with a warm welcome and comfort that made a special weekend despite the weather! The owners put themselves out to make us more than comfortable and warm. A magical place, set in beautiful grounds.

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Liked best: The drwaing room & grounds
Liked least: The WIFI was not reliable. But this was not a major issue for us.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mrs_Doyle...
East Renfrewshire
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic Castle Weekend”
Reviewed 18 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We have just spent a fantastic 2 days at this gorgeous Castle. A workmates r&r break and a few surprises too! The accommodation is very comfortable and each room is individual. They all have their own story to tell. The facilities were top class and the Laird and family made us very welcome. Everything you could want for a fun filled weekend. Ideal venue for family gathering or small intimate wedding. We will definitely be back and highly recommend Craufurland Castle.

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Lesley M
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“Fabulous venue for a special occasion”
Reviewed 11 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Last weekend I stayed at Craufurdland Castle with my family and close friends to celebrate my 50th birthday (there were16 of us in the 6 bedroom Tower House). It was fabulous. From arrival to departure everything was perfect. The house was equipped to cater to all our needs. The kitchen equipment accommodated 16+ which was great for our overnight guests, and not having to bring towels etc. was a bonus. Tea bags, coffee and complimentary wine and chocolates were gratefully received after a long journey. The castle bedrooms were all different and were carefully chosen to accommodate our guests individual needs. Having extra guests join us on the Saturday night also caused no problem as cupboards in the dining room provided us with more than enough crockery and glassware. The drawing room provided a place for everyone to gather over a roaring fire and 35 of us had the most wonderful night ever catching up over wine and coffee.
Our weekend created memories in such a wonderful historical castle with great hosts. Adity and Simon were on hand at all times and the castle tour that Simon gave us on the Friday was a delight for all who took it. Everyone including Max the dog can honestly say it was wonderful...fantastic venue, fantastic hosts, fantastic memories......

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Nov 2013
Thanks for your review. It was a real pleasure and honour to help you celebrate you birthday.
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Jennifer...
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Craufurdland Castle a fantastic hidden treasure!!!”
Reviewed 25 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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I stayed at Craufurdland Castle with my family (10 of us) last week and what can I say... best place I have ever stayed by far! The pictures on this site do not do it justice as it is an incredible castle inside and out! I couldn't believe the amount of history this Castle has... is just fantastic, from their links to William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scotts and Robert Burns!
The whole stay there was brilliant and the wonderful owners Simon and Adity couldn't have been more helpful and made us feel very welcome...what a lovely couple... plus their dogs Guiness and Scrumpy were a delight and got on with our 2 dogs really well. The gardens and trails surrounding the Castle are fantastic for walkers, pets and bikers from a casual ride to the extreme sports! There is even a trout fishery should you wish to do a spot of fishing! Overall I would give this 10 out of 10 and I will definitely be returning back very soon!

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