Glenapp Castle | Ballantrae | South Ayrshire | Ayrshire | Scotland

South Ayrshire

Property Description

Welcome to a truly hidden place. A place to be inspired, reflect, recharge, and reconnect; where you will feel at home’ whether you’re traveling on your own or with a party of friends. Welcome to Glenapp Castle.  The luxury, award-winning five-star hotel in Ayrshire, Scotland, provides an intimate level of service with genuine attention to detail. It has great beauty in its period furnishings and interiors as well as through the breath-taking gardens, forest, and seascapes that surround that castle. Beautiful Scots Baronial castle set in 36 acres of stunning gardens and woodland overlooking the Ayrshire coastline and out to Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran, and Mull of Kintyre. The castle is Scotland’s highest-rated Country House Hotel with 5 AA Red Stars and 4 AA Rosettes, 5 VisitScotland Gold Stars, EatScotland Gold Award, and a Michelin Star.

ACCOMMODATION

All of the public rooms at the castle are on the first floor. There are bedrooms on the ground, first and second floors. All of these are accessible by lift though some are more suitable than others for guests who have difficulty with stairs. The castle has good facilities and access for the disabled. Please ask at the time of reservation if you require these facilities.  There are seventeen guest rooms at Glenapp Castle. All of these rooms are individually designed and lavishly furnished and equipped to the same high standard. They are priced according to their location in the building, their views, and their floor area. Many of our rooms have superb sea views. Our ground floor rooms are beautiful rooms which face the garden and woodlands are generally priced less than our first and second floor rooms with a sea view.

MASTER SUITES WITH SEA VIEWS – Experience the height of luxury in the largest and grandest rooms at Glenapp Castle. Wake up to sweeping views across both the surrounding estate and the stunning seascape overlooking the iconic Ailsa Craig. The Master Suites are traditionally furnished to reflect the opulent history of the castle and provide the ultimate experience for stunning 5 red star luxury castle accommodation.

GRAND SEA VIEW – Countess of Inchcape and Ailsa Craig are our premier second-floor 5-star accommodation. Both are large rooms with beautiful sea views. The stunning panoramic sea views across to Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran, and, on a good day, the coast of Ireland makes waking up in these premier second-floor rooms an absolute pleasure.

GRAND GARDEN VIEW

The Dial Room – Located on the second floor, this room is both spacious and luxurious, looking out across the front courtyard and up towards the Estate’s woodland. The Dial Room certainly provides a unique castle experience. 

Garleffin – With both sea and garden views this bright first-floor room with its cozy bathroom is ideal for a shorter stay. 

Knockdolian – Being the largest ground floor room with lovely garden views, Knockdolian works well for families and those wanting a bit more space.  Ballantrae  – As a spacious ground floor room with excellent garden views, Ballantrae is a little bit of a hidden gem within the Castle.

GARDEN VIEW – These cozy yet luxurious 5-star rooms are all located on the ground floor and have lovely garden views, with the exception of Auchencrosh which has a courtyard and woodland views. There are 6 Garden View rooms available at Glenapp Castle all traditionally decorated to highlight the charming history of our castle.

JUNIOR SUITES – Situated in the East Wing of the castle these two suites offer a refined luxury fitted with stunning bedrooms and separate sitting rooms they are ideal for longer stays. With double sofabeds in the sitting rooms, Bryce and Hunter are also a perfect fit for families with one older child or two small children.

CASTLE PENTHOUSE APARTMENT – The Apartment has been in the planning for more than two years and aims to become Scotland’s finest Castle Apartment. The Endeavour combines traditional Scottish baronial style with plenty of modern luxuries to create a sumptuous and truly welcoming, home from home. Spanning across 4,000 sq ft, this elegant four-bedroom apartment sits high above the West Coast of Scotland, offering extraordinary views of the iconic Ailsa Craig island, the Isle of Arran, and the Mull of Kintyre.  In addition to the four stunning bedrooms and bathrooms, The Endeavor features a media room with seating for 12, and a separate library and games room. The lounge and dining room, and adjacent period kitchen, can seat up to 16 guests, making it perfect for feasting with friends and family. Plus, you’ll have a private chef and personal butler at your beck and call throughout your stay.  The apartment also includes a sauna, treatment room, and private access elevator. A spiral stone staircase provides access to the historic turrets of Glenapp Castle where, by day, you can soak up panoramic views and, come nightfall, simply marvel at the stars.

DINING

Fine dining at Glenapp Castle’s award-winning restaurant is a truly unique experience. Whether you choose the six-course dining experience or the ‘Taste of Glenapp’ three-course menu, we believe you will enjoy the authenticity and flair of the cuisine. Indulge in a delightful afternoon tea, or enjoy an extended evening dining experience in the gracious surroundings of the castle’s elegant dining rooms. The restaurant’s six-course gourmet menu which includes canapés, coffee, and petits fours allows you to watch the sunset over Ailsa Craig, the Mull of Kintyre, and across the beautiful Ayrshire coastline. Whatever the occasion or time of day, dining at Glenapp Castle is a culinary experience not to be missed. Major investment is continuing on the estate and in the castle gardens and during 2020 we will see even more produce grown here at Glenapp with plans for even greater sustainability and sometimes quite rare produce grown here in the Castle’s gardens.

LUNCH – Bring your family to Glenapp to experience the exceptional dining experience with a three-course lunch prepared by our award-winning kitchen. Then enjoy a stroll in the gardens and grounds, spotting our many rare plant species during the afternoon.

DINNER – Our award-winning restaurant is one of the finest dining experiences available in this part of Scotland. Whether catching up with friends or having a romantic dinner or treating your corporate team to an award-winning dinner, we know your experience will be memorable.

LUXURY AFTERNOON TEA – Relax and enjoy an afternoon of luxury and tranquility in the castle or our stunning gardens with our luxury afternoon tea – for added indulgence why not add a glass or two of champagne?

WEDDING

Hidden away in 36 acres of stunning gardens and woodland, the magical towers, turrets, and crenellations of Glenapp Castle greet you as you sweep up the tree-lined drive telling you this is a magnificent place for your special day.  The hotel will provide you with your own wedding organizer and our team is completely dedicated to making sure every detail of your big day goes according to plan.  Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a more lavish reception you can be assured that you and your guests will have a memorable and hugely enjoyable experience in a truly beautiful setting.

EXCLUSIVE USE

Many people are aware of Glenapp as a beautiful Relais & Chateaux hotel with exquisite gardens, cuisine, furniture art, and of course the sense of privacy for the most discerning of guests. Fewer people would be aware of the amazing trading history of the owners of Glenapp going back almost 150 years. Many describe Glenapp as being a place, not only of great beauty but, of inspiration; a place where creativity seems to flow and often strategic decisions are made.

PRIVATE HIRE – Our ‘exclusive hire’ offer really does give you the freedom to enjoy the hotel and the company of those close to you in complete privacy.

PRIVATE DINING – We offer private dining for both friends and family gatherings and private business events. Enjoy a private celebration with our trademark attentive but unobtrusive service.

CORPORATE EVENTS – With discrete security and an ambiance of a home and hotel, this is the perfect destination for your successful business event.

CELEBRATION ENQUIRY – Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and engagements at Glenapp Castle; let our fantastic events team help you create a memorable celebration.

HEBRIDEAN SEA SAFARI

Our team can put together a 4 night / 5-day Sea Safari adventure, it is a totally personalized itinerary.

This 4 night / 5-day Sea Safari adventure includes two nights in a sea view suite at Glenapp with a three-course gourmet dinner in the evening and a traditional full Scottish breakfast each morning. Guests will then be transferred to our local harbor of Girvan to start their spectacular sea adventure which includes two nights of luxury glamping on the stunning island of Jura with a full board of breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day as well as all refreshments and wines. Each Sea Safari is totally bespoke and will be tailored to our guest’s specific interests and wishes and can be extended to include a few additional nights at Glenapp either before or after their time at sea.

Once at sea guests will have the opportunity to explore numerous islands such as Ailsa Craig an iconic volcanic plug, Islay with several whisky distilleries, Gigha with the famous Boathouse restaurant and gardens as well as Colonsay and Oronsay, and the MacCormaig Islands. Their island home for two nights will be on Jura where a private luxury glamping site will be prepared for them. They will also have their own private Chef and Glenapp butler ready to serve them a superb gourmet dinner each evening and full Scottish breakfast each morning. They will also see some amazing bird and sea life from puffins and gannets to dolphins and if they are lucky even a minke whale!  In addition, due to the lack of light pollution on Jura, they will be dazzled by the wonders of a truly inspiring night sky.

Once at sea guests will have the opportunity to explore numerous islands such as Ailsa Craig an iconic volcanic plug, Islay with several whisky distilleries, Gigha with the famous Boathouse restaurant and gardens as well as Colonsay and Oronsay, and the MacCormaig Islands. Their island home for two nights will be on Jura where a private luxury glamping site will be prepared for them. They will also have their own private Chef and Glenapp butler ready to serve them a superb gourmet dinner each evening and full Scottish breakfast each morning. They will also see some amazing bird and sea life from puffins and gannets to dolphins and if they are lucky even a minke whale!  In addition, due to the lack of light pollution on Jura, they will be dazzled by the wonders of a truly inspiring night sky.

Our Hebridean Sea Safari provides guests with a totally bespoke experience, a chance to reconnect with the beauty of nature as well as an escape from all the pressures of modern-day life. Guests will return to the mainland with a renewed sense of wonder, wonderful memories, and lots of exciting stories to share with family and friends. A truly unforgettable experience!

Please inquire for details and pricing.

ACTIVITIES

Glenapp is so much more than just a hotel with fine dining, we have an Activity and Experiences Programme that offer a full ‘destination experience’ for your guests. Currently, we have 65+ indoor and outdoor different experiences on offer. And a lot of unusual ones also!  From perfume making, archery, stargazing, foraging, fishing, mountain biking, falconry displays,  and even the opportunity to finesse one’s Scottish fiddling skills – there really is something for everyone. Furthermore,  as of this year, we have introduced several brand-new activities which include ax throwing, coasteering, yoga, kayaking, digital detox, canoeing, and forest bathing! Our wonderful concierge team will help create fabulous itineraries and arrange and book all of these for your guests.

Amenities
FEATURES
  • Free parking
  • Free High-Speed Internet (WiFi)
  • Free breakfast
  • Bicycle rental
  • Tennis court
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Airport transportation
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Bar / lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Banquet room
  • Meeting rooms
  • Concierge
  • Non-smoking hotel
  • Picnic area
  • Butler service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry service

ROOM FEATURES

  • Bathrobes
  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Room service
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Bath/shower
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Seating area
  • Telephone
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/alarm clock
  • Hairdryer

ROOM TYPES

  • Oceanview
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Suites
  • Family rooms
Basic Details
Property Type : Castle
Listing Type : Vacation Rental

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