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Castle Wing

Kilmarnock (3mls NE), Ayrshire
Sleeps 16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 5
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Wedding venues
Towels included
Cot available
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Private Scottish Castle set on a beautiful estate with loch, walks in abundance and café
  • 600 acres to roam with garden furniture and BBQ, perfect for dog walkers and nature trails
  • A wealth of history and an invitation to have a tour of the families private collection and artefacts
Property code: CWING

Stunning unique private Scottish castle wing arranged on three floors with trout fishing, woodland walks and café on the private estate. Beach 10 miles, shops, pubs and restaurants 1.5 miles. Ideal location to explore Ayrshire coast, enjoy a game of golf at Troon or Turnberry whilst remaining within easy reach of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Please note there is currently a discount in place for smaller party sizes.

Enjoy every moment of your fairytale escape in this regal castle home in Ayrshire and Arran. Located within a private 600-acre estate, you can spend leisurely mornings wandering the enchanting grounds, skimming stones at the nearby loch or tucked away in one of the cosy nooks of your castle wing. Should you be able to tear yourself away from your beautiful holiday home, the town of Kilmarnock is only 3.5 miles away and the area is home to more stunning country walks than you could possibly want.

Boasting a vast history, this superb Scottish castle is one of a kind. Owned by the same family for over 700 years, you are invited to share its intrigue and romance - the family will happily show you around the estate sharing fascinating tales before you return to relax in your private wing. The perfect combination of authentic, quirky and oh-so comfortable, means your whole family will find something to fall in love with. And, with space for up to 16 people and two dogs, no one will be left behind.

As soon as you step through the hall’s stone archway into the wing, you will immediately feel the uniqueness of this castle. Arranged over several floors, the ground floor is home to a cosy den with mountains of books and a multi-purpose games table as well as the kitchen, dining room and utility room. On the first floor, the drawing room is a lovely place to gather and complete with large windows, a marble fireplace, open fire and an array of entertainment. On this floor you will also find a family bathroom with a shower over the bath.

Halfway up the stairs of the first floor, you will come to a super-king-size bedroom (with a romantic wood burner and a roll-top bath positioned in a private window recess) while on the first floor itself you will discover three more bedrooms, including a split-level bedroom. Up on the second floor, you will reach a zip-and-link double (which can be made into a twin upon request) with a large sofa bed, and on the third floor you will find a twin zip-and-link with another sofa bed. The cherry on the cake at the top of the tower, this final bedroom is accessed via a spiral staircase and boasts incredible views, not to mention a TV and PS3 game station – perfect for children!

There to be enjoyed whatever the season and whatever the time, the castle’s 600 acres are a paradise for walkers of all ages, two-legged and four. To make your stroll a little easier, wellies and a pushchair are thoughtfully provided. Once you’ve had your fill of walking, take a seat outside and crank up the BBQ, ready for a dinner alfresco.

  • 6 bedrooms - 5 bedrooms can be made up as super king size or twin beds and 1 bedroom has a four poster double bed
  • Bathrooms - 4 out of 6 bedrooms have en-suite.  Bathroom on 1st floor and WC on ground floor 
  • Kitchen - 2 electric ovens, 2 hobs, 2 dishwashers, 2 fridge/freezers and 1 microwave
  • Utility room - Washing machine and drinks fridge
  • Open fire in the drawing room which is located on the upper floors
  • Ample parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome
  • Please note dogs are not permitted on the upper floors of the property
  • Lairds table award winning restaurant on site.  Fresh Scottish food with a twist 
  • Short break guests - 10% discount for breakfast and lunch in the restaurant (food only)
  • High wire obstacle adventure from ages 6 and above available to book with prior arrangement
  • Crate stacking, outdoor fitness, fly fishing, archery and mountain bikes available to book with prior arrangement
  • Beach 10 miles, shops, pubs and restaurants 1.5 miles
  • Please note that the property is completely sanitised using ozone machines between each group of guests
  • Please note if the property is not left in a fair state of cleanliness this will result in a £250 charge
  • Group Bookings – these may need to be checked with the owner first before confirming
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday


This is certainly one place you will never have to worry about keeping all generations entertained. Benefiting from a huge amount of private space to explore, you can relish the stunning surrounds and walk, run and play from breakfast 'til bedtime. Less than 2 miles down the road, you can make the most of the nearby adventure playground, urban farm, visitor centre, tearoom and shop too.

With the centre of Kilmarnock 3.5 miles away, you can easily pop into town should you fancy it. Pick up supplies from the local baker for delicious breakfasts at home and take note of your favourite eateries for a light lunch or evening meal. If you have a hankering for a round or two, Kilmarnock's Annanhill Golf Course is only 4 miles away and is open to both members and visitors.

If it's a breath of sea air that you need, a 13-mile drive will take you to the coast, where Gailes awaits with another beautiful golf course! For a complete change of scene, make the 20.5-mile journey to the city of Glasgow, or, if you'd prefer to keep the wild vibes going a little longer, travel a little further to the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory at Dalmellington (31 miles) where stars blaze in the night sky.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


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Highly recommend this property spotless and very historic set in amazing grounds will definitely return

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