Holiday House Details
Knock Old Castle
(2 reviews)
From £1,994 per week
Sleeps 8
4 bedrooms
1 double, 3 twins

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 03 Jun 2017Fri 08 Sep 2017£2,615£785
Sat 09 Sep 2017Thu 12 Oct 2017£2,744£825
Fri 13 Oct 2017Thu 19 Oct 2017£2,615£785
Fri 20 Oct 2017Fri 27 Oct 2017£2,627£780
Sat 28 Oct 2017Thu 02 Nov 2017£2,565£770
Fri 03 Nov 2017Thu 09 Nov 2017£2,077£625
Fri 10 Nov 2017Thu 23 Nov 2017£1,994£600
Fri 24 Nov 2017Wed 20 Dec 2017£2,077£625
Thu 21 Dec 2017Wed 27 Dec 2017£2,843£855
Thu 28 Dec 2017Wed 03 Jan 2018£2,843£855


Perhaps the word ‘unique’ is over-used but in this instance, it is, without doubt completely accurate in the case of Knock Old Castle. The castle dates back to the 14th century and lay as a ruin for many years. Now it has been resurrected into a quirky, luxurious and unique holiday house. Local materials have been used throughout – from estate harvested wood for the beams and doors to local stone and craftsmen. The longer you spend looking inside the castle, the more fascinating detail you will see. Look for the tiny carved yew wood mice and you will not miss the ‘sheep’ grazing on the sedum and wild flower roof.

At a practical level the castle is warmly luxurious with wood burners and delicious locally made beds with wonderful linens to sink into at the end of the day. Take a drink up the stone spiral staircase to the very top where the round benches in the turret make a perfect viewpoint across the sea as the sun sets. Another turret holds a small sauna – space has been well used here! As with all old castles the rooms are relatively compact though the modern addition has created an excellent sitting room and a big kitchen/dining space complete with beams – an essential for 21st century life.

Knock Old Castle looks out across the sea to the Isles of Arran and Bute and Cumbrae. This is an ideal spot to explore the islands and the Trossachs National Park. If golf is your thing then famous courses like Troon, Turnberry and Prestwick are nearby. The path from next door Skelmorlie gives you a 100 miles to cycle or walk. Be sure to visit the National Trust for Scotland’s fabulous Culzean Castle and at a less grand level the ice cream parlour’s of Largs are a treat! Glasgow is a quick train journey and both Prestwick and Glasgow airports are within ½ hour drive. There is a tennis court which can be used by arrangement with the owner.

Outside there are lawns to enjoy as well as a fairytale walk through the woods and over the little stone bridge. The views across to the sea are beautiful and there is a peace and quiet to this lovely rural spot that belies its proximity to the numerous nearby opportunities.

Don’t miss this one – it is exceptional and divine and great fun.

Don't just take our word for it, why not see for yourself and watch ourvideo walk through and read our Blog on this stunning property.



Ground floor:

‘Keep’ cosy sitting room with wood burner and seating. WC. Kitchen with dining area.

First floor:

Sitting room with wood burner and patio doors to balcony. Twin bedroom with en suite shower (no WC). WC.

Second floor:

Twin bedroom with en suite shower room and wc.  Crenallated stone walkway to turret sauna.

Third floor:

Twin bedroom with en suite shower room and wc.

Fourth floor:

Coombed space with a king sized bed.

Fifth floor:

Seating area with look out over sea.


Ample guest parking.Courtyard with seating.

Please note:

Guests/parents:There is a stream running through garden which is not fenced.


  • Largs 2 miles.
  • Hotels, restaurants, shops, world renowned ice cream.
  • Supermarket. Petrol.
  • Ferry terminal.
  • Biomass central heating and underfloor heating on ground level. All heating and energy included
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Electric double oven
  • Electric hob
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden furniture
  • High chair available on request
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking for 8 cars
  • Private garden with patio area
  • Television
  • Travel Cot available on request
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Wood burners - all fuel supplied
  • 2 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (2 reviews)
    Knock Old Castle reviews
    We stayed here for a family reunion and had a truly memorable experience. The quirky, eccentric decor all added to the fun! Beautifully appointed, clean and everything we needed. Great location and sea views, our toddler loved exploring the gardens too!
    Mrs Jonker - June 2017
    Great conversion - sorry, recombooberation - of the old tower house. Cunningly, the tower with its four rooms one above the other is only used for sleeping quarters, and of course the lookout at the top. The living accommodation is more conveniently organised in the 'new' bit. Lovely detailing everywhere, fittings lighting and furniture are top-notch. And your hosts are lovely too. Even though only a few hundred yards up the (very minor) road from the edge of Largs, the castle feels miles from anywhere. Best local 'things to do': the ice cream in Largs, both from the Art Deco palace of Nardini's, or the lovely little artisan chocolatier Geraldo's just beside the ferry (who will also fill a litre 'tub' for you to take home...); and a day out on Cumbrae (or at Millport, as the locals would say) where a visit to the Fintry Bay Kiosk is highly-recommended, very friendly service, terrific views across to Arran and the other islands, and excellent breakfast batties with everything in them!!
    Mr Wyatt - April 2017