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The Eisenhower Apartment, Scotland
|Culzean Castle, Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland, UNITED KINGDOM.|
Description: The Eisenhower ApartmentOn a cliff edge overlooking the Firth of Clyde about 15 miles south of Ayr in South West Scotland, Culzean was originally a rambling fortified L-shaped tower house. It was built by the Kennedy family in the late 1500's. 200 years later the new owner set about repairing and making renovations to make the castle more comfortable.
An architect was commissioned to transform Culzean from a dowdy fortress to a grand, romantic and fashionable castle. Like a storybook castle, this fantastic example of genius stands dramatically on a cliff with superb views across the sea to the mountains of the Island of Arran. Pronounced "Cullane" this is probably the finest Georgian castle in Scotland. Its Circular Saloon and Oval Staircase are acknowledged as the final masterpiece.
Today, Ike's Scottish holiday retreat provides exclusive accommodation for visitors in 6 bedrooms. There is a charming round sitting room with one of the most spectacular sea views in Scotland, and an elegant dining room where guests enjoy the best of Scottish food.
Type of rooms: The Eisenhower ApartmentThe Eisenhower Apartment is self contained on the top floor of the castle and can be reached by stairs or lift/elevator. All the other rooms are arranged around a magnificent central Oval Staircase.The Eisenhower Suite has twin beds, bathroom and dressing room; the Ailsa Suite has a splendid four poster bed and private bathroom; the Kennedy and Guilt Suites are twin bedded rooms each with private bathroom. The Adam and Cairncross Rooms have twin beds and share a bathroom and are ideal for a family.
All bedrooms apart from Kennedy room have en-suite bathrooms.
Kennedy has a Private Bathroom.
The Eisenhower: The Eisenhower Suite is named in honour of General Dwight D Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe. This was where Eisenhower stayed when visitng Culzean, staying here four times and once as President of the United States. He referred to Culzean as his Scottish White house. The Eisenhower Suite features a 6ft superking double bed (can also be split into twin beds if requested) in a large bedroom, with a comfortable seating area. The adjacent dressing room can accommodate extra beds if required, making this an ideal room for families. En-suite facilities complete this and comfortable suite. The view from the bedroom and dressing room windows is of the Fountain Court Garden, Viaduct and Ruined Arch. The en-suite bathroom offers splendid views over the Carriage Ring, Clocktower Courtyard and views of Culzean Bay. Double Occupancy : £375.00 Single Occupancy : £250.00
The Ailsa: Ailsa takes its name from the title ?Marquis of Ailsa? which was bestowed upon the 12th Earl by King William IV. The name ?Ailsa? is derived from ?Ailsa Craig?, a volcanic island located in the Firth of Clyde, which can be seen from the Dining Room windows. The Ailsa Suite features anoriginal Kennedy family four poster bed, in a large bedroom with comfortable seating and a spacious en-suite bathroom. The view from the large, bright windows in both the bedroom and en-suite bathroom is of the Carriage Ring, Clocktower Courtyard and views over Culzean Bay. The Ailsa Suite is perfectfor those planning a romantic getaway. Double Occupancy: £325.00 Single Occupancy: £225.00
The Gault: Gault is named after General Sir James (Jimmy) Gault, Eisenhower?s Chief of Staff during the Battle of Europe. Gault features a wide superking double bed (can also be split into twin beds if requested), in a comfortably sized bedroom, with en-suite bathroom. Its position on the ?cliff-edge? side of the Castle offers outstanding panoramic views across the Firth of Clyde towards Isle Arran. Double Occupancy: £275.00 Single Occupancy: £180.00
TheAdam : Adam is named after the renowned Scottish architect Robert Adam, who was responsible for the re-design of Culzean Castle from a modest tower house into a neoclassical mansion. Located at the top of a short, flight of stairs, the Adam features a 6ft wide superking double bed (can be split into twin beds if requested), in a comfortably sized bedroom, with an en-suite bathroom. The Circular Original ?oeil de boeuf ? bedroom window offers views of the Fountain Court Garden, Viaduct and Ruined Arch. Double Occupancy : £250.00 Single Occupancy : £170.00
The Cairncross: Cairncross is named after Hugh Cairncross, the ?Clerk of Works?, employed by Robert Adam during the late 18th Century re-design of the Castle. Located at the top of a short, flight of stairs, the Cairncross Suite features a wide king-size bed, in a comfortably sized bedroom, with an en-suite showerroom. The circular Original ?oeil de boeuf ? windows in both the bedroom and en-suite offer views of the Fountain Court Garden, Viaduct and Ruined Arch. Double Occupancy: £250.00 Single Occupancy: £170.00
The Kennedy: Kennedy is named after the family of the Marquis of Ailsa. The Culzean Kennedys are one of Scotland?s oldest families and trace their ancestry to Robert the Bruce. The Kennedy features a 6ft wide superking double bed (can be split into twin beds if requested). Kennedy has its own seprate, private bathroom just across the corridor with sea views over to Arran. Bathrobes are provided. A large, bright window offers views of the Carriage Ring, Clocktower Courtyard and view of Culzean Bay Double Occupancy : £225.00 Single Occupancy : £150.00
Additional information: The Eisenhower Apartment
The Castle stands in 600 acres of Ayrshire's finest woodland and coastal walks. Culzean is in the heart of Burns country, a central base for visiting the poet's haunts.
Activities such as riding, clay pigeon shooting, fishing and sailing can be arranged. Some of the best golf in Scotland is close at hand at Turnberry, Troon, Prestwick and Western Gailes.
From April to October the Castle can be hired after 4.30 pm. In winter, it can be available for functions throughout the day. Some rooms in the Castle and other buildings around Culzean's beautiful grounds can be hired at any time for a more self contained event and at a more modest fee than that for the whole Castle. Please see the hotels website for further information.
Dining: With stunning views over the Fountain Court Garden and the Firth of Clyde towards ?Ailsa Craig?, relax over a delicious meal, freshly prepared by the resident Chef. For an ?exclusive use? booking, or a family gathering, the large formal dining table can seat up to 16 guests in comfort. Otherwise, guests dine at their own individual tables.
Breakfast: served from 8.ooam until 10.00am.
Cream Tea: handmade Scones and fresh Cream, is served in the Drawing Room at 3.30pm.
Dinner: three courses priced at £55.00 per guest per evening is served from 7.00pm until 8.30pm (seating times). Children?s Menu is priced at £15.00(age 12 and under). A full wine list is available for those who would like to purchase wines to accompany a meal.
Weddings: The Drawing Room is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies ? up to a maximum of 18 guests may attend .Wedding celebrations can be hosted in this setting in conjunction with an accommodation booking.
The Eisenhower Balcony is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies ? up to a maximum of 18 guests may attend. Weddings can be hosted in this setting in conjunction with an accommodation booking.
All costs, prices, and policies, including exchange rates, package deals, and cancellation policy may change and should be confirmed with the hotel upon booking.
Number of rooms: 6
Official category: Grade A listed property.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1500.
Period of closure: Over Christmas and for February.
Languages spoken: English.Smoking policy: Non-smoking property.
Credit cards accepted: Access, Mastercard, Visa.
Restaurant closed: Dinner is served at GBP 55.00 per person and there is no minimum number for dinner. Price may change.
GPS Coordinates: 55° 21' 16.46'' N 4° 47' 20.99'' W
Nearest airport: Preswick - 25 mi.
Rates: The Eisenhower Apartment
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|All prices listed are per room, per night and are inclusive of afternoon tea (served at 3.30pm.), full Scottish breakfast and VAT. There is no additional taxation or service charge.
Exclusive Use: There are 6 suites so 12 people is the normal total occupancy. Extra beds can be added in some suites for a maximum occupancy of 15 people, total.
All costs, prices, and policies, including exchange rates and package deals, may change and should be confirmed with the hotel upon booking.
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|Booking and cancellation policy|
|Early departure prior to scheduled check-out date: considered a last-minute cancellation.
If cancelled more than 30 days prior to check-in date, no cancellation fee.
If cancelled 20 - 15 days prior to check-in date, 25 % of the entire stay is charged.
If cancelled 14 - 7 days prior to check-in date, 50 % of the entire stay is charged.
If cancelled 6 - 0 days prior to check-in date, 100 % of the entire stay is charged.
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