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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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HISTORIC MEDIEVAL CASTLE

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6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14

Ground floor - Entrance hallway with low ceiling entrance; library/bedroom, with double bed that folds out from the wall, with en-suite bathroom, with a stone bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin; utility galley kitchen in vaulted room with low ceiling; a “pit prison”; spiral stairs to floor above.

First floor - Great Hall, which has the living space, dining area and kitchen. With wood burning stove, plasma TV hidden behind tapestry, dining table for 12 and AGA within kitchen; w.c, with w.c and wash hand basin; spiral stairs.

Second floor - Double room, with king size four poster bed, with “priest hole” and wood burning stove; double room, with king size four poster bed, with “oratory” and wood burning stove; adjoining to both bedrooms – is one wet floor shower room, with shower, w.c and wash hand basin; spiral stairs.

Third floor - Double room, with king size four poster bed, and wood burning stove; double room, with queen size four poster bed; bathroom, with roll top bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin; spiral stairs.

Fourth floor - Master suite, with super king size four poster bed, and wood burning stove, with en-suite dressing room, en-suite TV room, with TV and sofa-bed, suitable for 2 small children, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin; spiral stairs.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner / Property Manager

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Speaks english
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Prestwick
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
West Kilbride
Car: not necessary

This exceptional fifteenth century keep is a stone clad castle, which sits high on a hill, with stunning views over the Firth of Clyde and onto the Isle of Arran. In recent years the castle has been refurbished and it retains an authenticity rarely seen with its stone walls, turnpike stairs and stone flagon floors.

Handily placed between Glasgow and Prestwick, it is accessible through the village of West Kilbride, and once up the hill, this grade A listed castle can be found within an acre of its own grounds. Inside, a rustic spiral stone staircase, aged with hundreds of years of use, connects all the five floors. The main reception room is on the first floor, and is the Great Hall, which is the main living space with wood burning stove and seating area, a dining table and the kitchen in the recess area. This is a very impressive room with modern touches with the large flat screen TV with cinema sound and under-floor heating. Whilst there is one bedroom on the ground floor, the rest of the accommodation is found on the second, third and fourth floors. The bedrooms mainly have four poster double beds with shared or en-suite bathrooms. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated with lots of attention to detail. There is one further room on the ground floor, which is a vaulted room, which can be used for pre-drinks or utility space, depending on your requirements. By the very nature of the building due to its age, there are low doorways to encounter and steep stairs, which takes getting used to, but is part of the charm of the castle. Outside, there is parking for about 6 cars, depending on size. There are very few castles in Scotland that are as authentic as this in structure and in design and anyone booking this castle will know they are getting something completely different for their money. It is ideal for a family holiday with a difference, a special event, an intimate wedding for up to 12 people or even for a golfing group. This is a castle that everyone will talk about for years to come.

WHAT TO DO IN THE AREA

Golf at the Open Championship courses, such as Royal Troon or at Prestwick and the good local golf courses. Take the ferry to the Isle of Arran. Kelburn Castle and country estate has activities for all age groups. Stroll along the River Ayr Way, Scotland’s first source to sea walking route passing through picturesque scenery. Fish on Ayrshire’s lochs and rivers. Cycle on numerous mountain bike trails. Day trip to Glasgow, just 30 miles distant. Children will love Heads of Ayr Farm Park with its animals, playground and quad biking circuit or Loudon Castle Theme Park. Explore Robert Burns Country and Visitors Centre in Ayr.

Nearest Attractions:

1. Culzean Castle

2 . Islands of Cumbrae and Arran

3. Largs

4. Kelburn Country Park

5. Clay pigeon shooting nearby

6. Quad Biking centre nearby

7. Golf courses- West Kilbrid. Troon.Turnberry.Prestwick

8. Boating near Lochwinnoch

9. Glasgow

10. Day trips to Bute

Area: Dumfries & Galloway

Type of Location: Coastal

Nearest shop: 0.2 Miles

Nearest supermarket: 2 Miles

Nearest pub: 5 Miles

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West Kilbride Castle Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
British Pound
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Week 27
Jul 5 2014 - Jul 12 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
 
 
Week 28
Jul 12 2014 - Jul 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
 
 
Week 29
Jul 19 2014 - Jul 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
 
 
Week 30
Jul 26 2014 - Aug 2 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
 
 
Week 31
Aug 2 2014 - Aug 9 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
 
 
Week 32
Aug 9 2014 - Aug 16 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
 
 
Week 33
Aug 16 2014 - Aug 23 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
 
 
Week 34
Aug 23 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
 
 
Week 35
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 6 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
 
 
Week 36
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 13 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
 
 
Week 37
Sep 13 2014 - Sep 20 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
 
 
Week 38
Sep 20 2014 - Sep 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
 
 
Week 39
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 4 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
 
 
Week 40
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 11 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
 
 
Week 41
Oct 11 2014 - Oct 18 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
 
 
Week 42
Oct 18 2014 - Oct 25 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
 
 
Week 43
Oct 25 2014 - Nov 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
 
 
Week 44
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 8 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
 
 
Week 45
Nov 8 2014 - Nov 15 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
 
 
Week 46
Nov 15 2014 - Nov 22 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
 
 
Week 47
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
 
 
Week 48
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 6 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
 
 
Week 49
Dec 6 2014 - Dec 13 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
 
 
Week 50
Dec 13 2014 - Dec 20 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
 
 
Week 51
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
£5,500
 
 
Week 52
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
£5,500
 

Notes

  • Saturday - Saturday.
    Price (per week):
    £2,950 to £5,500

    Four of the five bedrooms have a woodburning stove. Please note that at some points the doorways have low ceilings and that the steep staircase is not suitable for the elderly or unsupervised children or toddlers.

    Dogs Allowed: NO.
  • Use of a car is not essential, as the castle is located in the centre of West Kilbride, which has its own train station just a short walk from the property, although to discover the true beauty of the surrounding areas, car hire is advisable.

    For those flying into Scotland, the closest airports to this property are Glasgow 23 miles away and Prestwick 20 miles away and hiring a car or 4WD couldn’t be more convenient if you are choosing to travel by air. There are a variety of well known car rental companies situated within walking distance of the arrivals terminal at Glasgow and such arrangements for car hire can also be made for arrivals at Prestwick.

    If you are driving into Scotland from the south, the major arterial motorway into Scotland, the M74, although busy is generally free flowing.
  • The closest station with car hire facilities available on site (or within short taxi/walking distance) would be Irvine, approximately twelve miles from the castle. Although trains from Prestwick town railway station to West Kilbride, will take approximately 50 minutes, whilst trains from Glasgow airport station to West Kilbride will take approximately 75 minutes.

Amenities

West Kilbride Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Notes:
Aga CD Player Fridge/Freezer Initial Supply of Logs Tumble Dryer 42 inch plasma TV with surround sound 5 woodburning stoves Great Hall SKY TV Underfloor heating