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“60th Birthday weekend”
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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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26JoanC
Isle of Bute
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“60th Birthday weekend”
Reviewed 14 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

I have recently stayed at Craufurdland Castle Tower House with my family to celebrate my 60th Birthday. It was a great weekend the Tower was warm and had a lovely log fire in lounge, very comfortable bedrooms some extra special, liked roll top bath at window ! a very well equipped kitchen and we had a fab meal in the lovely dining room plenty of space for the 14 of us. It was snowy when we were there and we had great walks by the river and a spooky night time walk ! The Tower is impressive but has a relaxed lived in feel so we all felt chilled out, I would recommend the Tower for a weekend away from busy lives. Thanks Adity and Simon hopefully we will visit again in the future.

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Liked best: Comfy relaxed lived in feel of property
Liked least: Drive at front of house needs work was muddy and slippy but weather was icy!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Aug 2015
wow and what a birthday celebration it was, Thankyou so much for inviting us to be a part of your celebrations.So pleased you had such a wonderful time here.
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Debby B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful Family Weekend”
Reviewed 4 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

The weekend break was booked to celebrate my husband and Dad's birthday, so I wanted something a bit special. I definitely wasn't disappointed.
An ancient historical castle which the owners have renovated to a high standard provided us with everything we needed, considering there was 14 people aged 15 to 77 + 2 dogs this was no easy task.
Adity & Simon's friendliness and kindness added that extra special touch which made the break more memorable for us all.
We will all remember our holiday for a long time, and will definitely be recommending to friends.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Aug 2015
Thankyou so much for your glowing review, we try our best to help as much as we can. We are delighted have helped in a very small way to help make memories that for your family
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MarkSouth...
North Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect place for our family celebration”
Reviewed 12 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Superb authentic castle with character bedrooms, some quirky but all with their own history. Simon the laird and his wife Adity - the lady laird are proud of their heritage and made us so welcome. We hired the Castle for 4 nights to celebrate my 60th birthday and celebrated the occasion by arranging storytelling with harpist, a ceilidh, and wine tasting . On my actual birthday we had a formal meal in the dining room with family and close friends seated around the large oak table being " watched over" by the Craufurdland ancestors. A piper and dancers completed the perfect evening with piper leading us down the impressive staircase and into our meal. Local caterers Wine and Dine provided first class cuisine accompanied by a friendly professional service..
Very highly recommended

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Aug 2015
you guys certainly did have a great time and thank you for letting us join in your celebrations, we will remember the celebrations for a long long time. You have set the bar high for 60th celebrations something for us to aim for. we do try our best to be as welcoming and helpful as possible
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William_L...
Lancashire
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic Experience at Christmas”
Reviewed 8 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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person found this review helpful

This castle is an amazing place to celebrate a special occasion. Simon and Adity make you feel like you are actually the owners and keepers ofthe castle for your stay. The location does also give you access to Kilmarnock in 10 mins and Glasgow. Simons tour is a must if you get the chance. Thanks for an incredible experience and your warm hospitality

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Jan 2015
Really pleased you all had a good time. I know it sounds corny but we try our best to make our castle your home.
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Eleanor M
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous for celebrations”
Reviewed 3 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014
1
person found this review helpful

The perfect place for a large family / friends get together. Warm, welcoming, historic and quite spectacular. We thoroughly enjoyed every nook and cranny (of which there are many), found cooking a pleasure in the well equipped kitchen and the dining room was perfect for our group of 14. We lounged in the drawing room by a roaring fire then off to bed in a range of delightfully different rooms. Pretty much perfect. Very welcoming hosts and good grounds to explore too.

Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family
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Management Response
10 Aug 2015
thankyou for your great feedback, we try our best to make it home from home, special, enjoyable and comfortable too. it is fun to explore in the woods, many hours have been spent exploring the woods and they change from month to month depending on the weather.
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