Glenapp Castle, Scotland
|KA26 0NZ, Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland, UNITED KINGDOM.|
Description: Glenapp CastleIn April of the year 2000, a very unique and exciting event took place in the sleepy Scottish fishing village of Ballantrae in Ayrshire. For the first time, after many years of neglect, followed by a painstaking restoration project, Glenapp Castle, a vast and spectacular Victorian mansion set high above the village overlooking the Irish Sea and the island of Ailsa Craig opened its doors as an exclusive luxury hotel.
Within the castle there are graceful lounges and elegant dining rooms as well as 17 individually furnished and decorated bedrooms and suites and seemingly endless oak panelled hallways and corridors. All are handsomely furnished with personally chosen antiques and fine oil paintings, and individually decorated to the highest standard in traditional style. All of the castle's rooms are bright and sunny thanks to the tall and elegant Victorian windows and all rooms have luxurious traditionally appointed en suite facilities, as well as colour television, video recorder and compact disc player. Each bedroom and bathroom has a direct dial telephone. Many bedrooms have coal and log effect gas fires, and all rooms have superb views of the gardens or the coastline, or both in many cases.
Type of rooms: Glenapp CastleThere are seventeen luxuriously appointed bedrooms and suites at Glenapp. All are individual, and all look out upon the beauty of the gardens or across the Irish Sea to Ailsa Craig, Arran and the Mull of Kintyre.
The two 'Master Rooms' are palatial in size, with highly ornate cornice-work. There are two suites, which in addition to the bedroom area have an interconnecting sitting room.
Additional information: Glenapp Castle
Disabled facilities on request.
Activities in the area: windsurfing, sailing, horse-riding, shooting, paintball.
A six-course set dinner is served each evening.
Children are 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.
Dogs on request.
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, 2011.
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 2005.
GPS Coordinates: 55° 5' 2.86'' N 4° 59' 18.06'' W
Nearest airport: Glasgow International Airport - 114 km.