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Castle Wing

Kilmarnock (3mls NE), Ayrshire

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Sleeps 16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 5
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 5 star
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing on site / nearby
Family friendly
Wedding venues
Parking on site / nearby
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

Occupying a wing of a unique private castle, this is a wonderful, elegant retreat for a family or a group of friends looking for a peaceful getaway. Ideal for a special family occasion, the castle is set on a stunning estate and has been owned by the same family for over 700 years. Members of the family would be delighted to give you a private tour of the castle and estate, with opportunities to discover the family’s private collection of historical artefacts and hear some fascinating stories about the property’s history. Situated over three floors, and sleeping 16 guests across six beautiful bedrooms, this is a sumptuous holiday base perfect for exploring the glorious Ayrshire coast and countryside.

With two ovens, dishwashers and fridge/freezers, the attractively designed kitchen is fully equipped for preparing a celebratory meal for the whole party which you can enjoy in the impressive dining room which comfortably seats 16 guests. Beneath the castle’s staircase is a ground-floor den with a choice of books and a multi-purpose games table so you can play pool, table football or air hockey. The spacious drawing room is on the first floor and features large windows, an open fire set in a marble fireplace, historic paintings and plenty of seating so you can relax and enjoy a film or music. The first floor offers four delightfully decorated en-suite bedrooms: a zip-and-link double; a large room has a Four-poster bed and a pretty stained-glass window; a super-king-size room is located at the end of its own private corridor halfway up the stairs and features a wood burner, a roll-top bath set in a private window recess, and stunning views. A split-level bedroom has a super-king-size zip-and-link bed, two sofa beds, stained-glass windows, and a cast-iron spiral staircase. A spiral staircase leads up to the two beautifully decorated bedrooms on the second and third floors. The estate offers some 600 acres for you to roam, or you could sit back and relax with a BBQ or a glass of wine in the evening. Wellington boots and a buggy/pushchair are provided for you to explore the grounds.

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  • 6 bedrooms on the 1st floor - 5 bedrooms can be made up as super king size or twin beds and 1 bedroom has a four poster double bed
  • 1 bedroom on the 2nd floor that has a zip and link double that can be made up as a twin plus sofa bed
  • 1 bedroom on the 3rd floor that has a twin zip and link plus sofa bed
  • Bathrooms - 4 out of the 6 bedrooms on the 1st floor 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
  • STL License number : EA 00023 F
  • EPC rating : D
  • 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
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £500 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £65. We’ll provide more details about this when booking 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.


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From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Vinzenz 21st July 2023

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We spent a wonderful time for a family reunion in the castle. Most rooms are very spacious with high ceilings, historical paintings and a wonderful view into the surrounding lawn and woods. The kitchen is fully equipped to cook for 16 people which we often did. Every room has its specific character, distinctive colour and wallpaper design, and manyRead more nooks and cupboards with a hidden toilet in them to discover! The dense and old forest around the house is perfect for a morning stroll. Beautiful! Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 11th November 2022

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Stayed here with friends in November. What a fantastic place, well equipped, comfortable and so cozy. Adity was such a great host and were excited to go back soon

Reviewed by Marjorie 1st July 2022

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