Glenapp Castle, Scotland
|KA26 0NZ, Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland, UNITED KINGDOM.|
Description: Glenapp CastleHigh above the dramatic coastline of southwest Scotland, overlooking the Irish Sea and the iconic Ailsa Craig Island, sits Glenapp Castle. This baronial castle is hidden from the rugged surrounding landscape by 15 hectares of magical parkland including an Italian garden designed by the renowned horticulturalist Gertrude Jekyll.
Underneath its fairytale towers and turrets are imposing rooms with rich fabrics, art and antiques echoing the splendour of a bygone era.
With award-winning international cuisine, Glenapp Castle is the ideal base for country sports and world-class golf. Glenapp’s all-weather boat allows guests to explore the surrounding Scottish isles and whisky distilleries, or to fish and observe the spectacular wildlife.
Type of rooms: Glenapp CastleThere 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 (size). Many rooms have superb sea views. Ground floor rooms are beautiful rooms which face the garden and woodlands are generally priced less than first and second floor rooms with a sea view.
Stairs: 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.
Additional information: Glenapp Castle
History: The castle and surrounding estate have a rich history. The Glenapp Estate was already well established under the ownership of the Earl of Orkney when the industrialist, James Hunter (later to become the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire), acquired it and commissioned in 1870 the celebrated Edinburgh architect, David Bryce, to design a suitably magnificent home for him.
Architecture: Bryce was a leading proponent of what came to be known as the Scottish Baronial style: combining elements of the Gothic and Renaissance design to create the grandeur and fairytale appearance we recognise today. The castle's mellow sandstone battlements, topped by soaring turrets and towers, have earned Glenapp a rightful place as one of the most romantic luxury castles in Scotland.
Children: not permitted in the dining rooms after 6.00pm. Children's meals are served between 5.30pm. and 6.00pm. Babysitter and nanny services are available and should be requested at the time of booking. A selection of books, games and videos are available for younger children.
Photo ID matching the reservation credit card may be required.
Extra costs: Check the complete terms and conditions of additional services and facilities, as well as early arrival or late departure fees and current prices.
Costs that are not automatically included must be paid. The hotel may charge the guest according to its own current policies (deposit, cancellation fees, daily exchange rate to local currency, etc.). Check their policies and consider travel insurance that covers cancellation fees for all circumstances.
Photos may not show each specific bedroom.
Number of rooms: 17
Official category: Michelin: 4 stars, AA 3 red stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1870/2000.
Period of closure: until March 24th.
Languages spoken: English.Smoking policy: Smoking is only permitted in the library.
Credit cards accepted: Acces, American Express, Switch, Visa.
Restaurant closed: From November to April. Open for individual weekday bookings throughout November.
GPS Coordinates: 55° 5' 2.86'' N 4° 59' 18.06'' W
Nearest airport: Glasgow International Airport - 114km.