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Knock Old Castle

Largs, Ayrshire
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
5
star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Spa Facilities
Tennis Court
Quirky
Castles
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spectacular castle with views out to sea and magical gardens with a hot tub that overlooks the countryside.
  • Previously known as 'The Pink Castle'
  • A sauna lies in one of the many turrets
  • Paths with hundreds of miles of countryside to explore on foot and by bike lie right on the doorstep
Property code: CA202

Magical, luxurious and truly unique - this restored castle is simply stunning and sure to provide an unforgettable getaway with a group of family or friends.

The countryside location of this property means that not only is the interior spectacular, but the surroundings are wonderful too. With sea views out to the Isles of Arran and Bute, you are perfectly placed to explore many of the islands and the Trossachs National Park. The town of Largs is 2 miles away and is renowned for being home to some pretty great ice cream and also lovely independent shops and boutiques. If you haven't had your fill of castles, then just outside Largs lies Kelburn Castle and Country Park whose outer walls have been painted in bright and bold eye-catching designs by Brazilian graffiti artists - it is certainly worth a visit! With a train station nearby, you can also hop on a train and head into Glasgow for some city fun with all of the party.

 

Despite being close to such an offering of activities and sites to see, this castle is situated in a wonderfully peaceful and private location. Dating back to the 14th century, this home has been made into a quirky yet luxurious space for many to enjoy - throughout, many local materials have been used such as estate-harvested wood for the beams, local stone and local craftsmen to help bring it all together. On the ground floor lies the perfect central hub for all to gather - a spacious kitchen/dining space that has been beautifully finished with an island and floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides to let plenty of light in. There are two sitting rooms within this property, one on the ground floor and one on the first floor both with a cosy wood burner for the cooler evenings. A bedroom lies on each floor from the first floor up, and they have all been cleverly finished to maximise all of the space that this castle offers. The highlights of this property are likely to be the small sauna held in one of the turrets, perfect for relaxing in after a tiring day exploring, as well as the very top of the property where round benches lie in another turret, making a magnificent lookout spot across the sea and to the sunset beyond.

 

The gardens surrounding are almost as magical as the inside and are sure to be a big hit with younger members of the family. There is plenty of lawn space to enjoy some games, as well as a fairy-tale walk through the woods and over a little stone bridge. Finally, there is a patio area complete with garden furniture where you are sure to enjoy spending an evening dining alfresco with a glass of something refreshing in hand when the weather allows.

 

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 king, 3 twins
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 shower room (no WC), 2 en-suites
  • 2 separate WCs
  • Electric double oven, electric hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Woodburners - all fuel supplied
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private garden with hot tub, patio space, lawn space, garden furniture and a stream running through (children must be supervised at all times)
  • On-site parking for 8 cars
  • An unfenced stream runs through the grounds - children to be supervised
  • Tennis court - by arrangement with the owner
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £500 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

April McKillop

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by April.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Christine, 26th April 2024

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Perfect ! Seven centuries of history combined seamlessly with 21 st century luxury to create an amazing holiday destination with great hosts. The attention to detail is astounding, everything you need has been thought of. The beautiful grounds were a paradise for us and our dog, we definitely will be returning. Largs, 3 miles away, has all the amenRead moreities you need. Hide

Reviewed by Helen, 9th February 2024

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As my granddaughter said during our stay "Why would anyone book a hotel when you can live in a castle?" Just wish our stay was longer!

Reviewed by David, 2nd February 2024

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Reviewed by Jacky, 26th January 2024

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Reviewed by Cheryl, 8th December 2023

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Reviewed by Craig, 16th October 2023

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Dont Knock it! This wonderful castle is simply magical! The owners have painstakingly refurbished it to the highest standard and all week we kept finding unique features which really showed the love and care. It was so warm and cosy, even in October! We never had to light one of the fires as the heat from the underfloor heating kept us toasty & warRead morem. There are a lot of stairs so de be aware of that, but totally worth it for the unique experience. Sitting in the hot tub under the stars was fab! Hide

Reviewed by Katrin, 22nd September 2023

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Altogether it was a very disappointing experience. I request at least 50% of the money we paid to be returned. The reasons: - not clean - the carpet is probably 10 years old and is falling apart. On all our clothing we have carpet pieces. Absolutely disgusting and the first thing I did at the new location (whis is wonderful and clean) I put everythRead moreing in the washing machine. - Construction work on the site for 2 days. I can send you pictures that we literally watched the construction from the Hide

Reviewed by Ruth, 18th August 2023

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What a beautiful place to stay - a stunning location and an exquisite restoration full of character and love. It was a privilege.

Reviewed by Jeanette, 26th May 2023

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Absolutely stunning! The owners are amazing, we even had amazing weather all week. Would love to come back again, the whole family had a wonderful time. Nardinis in largs still make the best ice cream, Fencebay at Fairlie so friendly and helpful and the seafood amazing. Sad the holiday is o over but fabulous memories.

Reviewed by Mel, 17th February 2023

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Reviewed by Peter, 22nd December 2022

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A quite fantastic property in a wonderful location. A remarkable transformation, or recombooberation, of a building from ruins to a comfortable, luxurious retreat. The attention to detail is amazing but the overriding feeling is a sense of fun. The owners should be very proud. I would strongly recommend a stay iin Old Knock Castle, the Pink Castle.Read more The nearby town of Largs is really lovely with plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants. The locals are so friendly too. Hide

Reviewed by Robert, 15th December 2022

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First rate, while you should expect things such as a tight staircase and put mobile reception, it's a literal castle and it's by far the best castle I have ever stayed at.

Reviewed by mark, 26th August 2022

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Reviewed by Tim, 8th July 2022

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The Pink Castle is fantastic. It is a privilege to stay in idyllic accommodation in a dream location.

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