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
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
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.
We rented the property for a long weekend to celebrate my parents' golden wedding anniversary. We had 20people for dinner and managed to accommodate them all at the dining table and in the drawing room afterwards. Everyone commented on how warm and welcoming the house is and those who stayed over slept well in very comfortable beds.
The kitchen is very well equipped with more than ample plates, glasses etc and all the other kitchen items one has at home, but that are often absent in holiday properties. Two dishwashers makes washing up easy and three fridges mean there is plenty of room to stock up on food.
We did not have good weather but still walked in the beautiful grounds and I can imagine that at a better time of year they would be spectacular.
All in all I cannot recommend this property enough.
Simon and his family are very welcoming and go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. It was also a pleasure to find out about the history of the castle and the family that has lived there. If you have a dog he will love it there, the grounds are great for dogs and kids to explore, if you can try the fishing!
Thanks for a great stay