Glenapp Castle

Ballantrae, South Ayrshire, KA26 0NZ
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Description

'We want our visitors to consider themselves honoured personal guests in our home. We want them to feel, as we do, that this is a special place where they can come to escape from the world for a while and renew their energies in peace, quiet and privacy, while enjoying all the creature comforts of a luxury hotel.' Graham and Fay Cowan.

A member of Relais & Chateaux

The castle is open to individual guests as an exclusive luxury retreat from April through October each year and is available throughout the year for exclusive use reservations.



History

Glenapp Castle was built in 1870 by the celebrated architect David Bryce for James Hunter, the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire.

The Castle and its lands were purchased in 1917 by James Lyle Mackay, subsequently, the first Earl of Inchcape. His descendants owned the castle until 1982, during which time they expanded the estate considerably and enlarged, altered the castle to its present form.

The McMillan family acquired the castle in June 1994, by which time it had sadly fallen into a very poor state of repair. Their daughter and son-in-law, Fay and Graham Cowan made the castle their home and embarked upon a lengthy restoration. For six years their full time occupation has been the restoration and conversion of the Castle and its thirty acres of magnificent gardens. That work is now finished and Glenapp has been restored to its rightful glory.

In 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, seemingly endless oak panelled hallways and corridors. All are handsomely furnished with personally chosen antiques and fine oil paintings, individually decorated to the highest standard in traditional style.

The castle is open to individual guests as an exclusive luxury retreat from April through October each year and is available throughout the year for exclusive use reservations.

 
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Rooms

Availability for:  1 Adults   13/07/2021 - 14/07/2021

No rooms found for selected dates and / or guest combination.

Suite Single


Luxury Room Double


Luxury Room Single


Suite Double


Master Single Room


Master Double Room



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