Glenapp Castle

Drive through the ‘splendid’ wrought iron gates and up a ‘beautifully wooded’ path: in ‘meticulously tended’ grounds stands this ‘impressive’ 19th-century Scottish baronial castle. More

Contact details

Glenapp Castle
Ballantrae
Ayrshire
KA26 0NZ
Scotland
01465 831212

Hotel information

Bedrooms

17. 7 on ground floor, some suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, drawing room, library, 2 dining rooms, wedding facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 36-acre grounds (walled gardens, woodland, lake, tennis, croquet), boat for charter, access to local spa.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 2 bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B from £350, D,B&B from £450. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Enter through the ‘splendid’ wrought iron gates and continue up a ‘beautifully wooded’ drive: in ‘meticulously tended’ grounds stands this ‘impressive’ 19th-century Scottish baronial castle. It is now owned by Paul and Poppy Szkiler; John Orr, the manager, is ‘calm, kind, perceptive – very much a people person’. Within oak-panelled halls, all is ‘refined’, from the ‘magnificent’ staircases and Corinthian columns to a ‘delightful flight of carved ivory elephants’. ‘The spacious, immaculate lounge, with its deep, high-backed sofas, has the feeling of a grand entrance hall.’ Traditionally decorated bedrooms have views of garden and woodland, or the wild Ayrshire coast. ‘Our gracious room looked over lush gardens towards Ailsa Craig rising majestically in the sea. In the large period bathroom: soft towels and bathrobes. Housekeeping was excellent.’ In the restaurant, ‘high-quality’ French–Scottish dishes (perhaps roast chicken, pommes purée, baby vegetables, black pudding bonbon) use produce from the Victorian greenhouse and the kitchen garden. Breakfast, ‘served promptly’, continues the feast: home-made muesli and yogurt; ‘a wide selection of tempting hot dishes’. (Robert Gower). Glenapp Castle is also a member of Pride of Britain hotels.

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Glenapp Castle
Ballantrae
Ayrshire
KA26 0NZ

Guest comments

'Service is exemplary. Excellent welcome. The gardens are a delight. Our rooms were large, with a large bathroom. We appreciated the evening turndown. Dinner was very enjoyable. Dogs are accepted free of charge. ' - S T - May, 2012

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