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Barcaldine Castle

Benderloch PA37 1SA Scotland
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#1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Benderloch
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Barcaldine Castle offers something truly beautiful. A Scottish Castle set on the shores of Loch Creran with breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains of Glencoe in early Spring to the golden colours of Autumn - a memorable experience awaits you.The sumptuous interiors are carefully designed to encourage our guests to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of relaxation. Unobtrusive and calm, we aim to make your stay as memorable as possible.
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Sue G wrote a review Mar 2021
London, United Kingdom34 contributions12 helpful votes
We booked this Castle for Exclusive use over Christmas 2020. We booked and paid a substantial deposit well over a year previously. We ( just two of us) in October 202 to check that everything was in order, , liked the place very much, and the managers seemed competent. Introduced us to a chef to cater for us as we would be 12. Paid him a deposit as well. Checked out all in the area for Children and adults alike. Understandably 2020, was a difficult year, and after our November Lock down, when it looked like all systems go, we contacted ABBEY, the manageress, and this is when she became difficult. She Ummed and Ahhed. She did not get back to us, so twice we had to call her and then she said, Well I don't think so. Having spent a considerable time and effort sourcing this property for a special occasion, understandably we were more than annoyed, Sleeper train for 12 had been booked and paid for, along with return flights and hire cars. As is happened Scotland closed it borders and families in England could not meet over Christmas. However my objection is the Complete unprofessionalism of the manager and her husband and for that reason alone I would not recommend anyone to visit.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Abbie and Daniel Dracea, General Manager at Barcaldine Castle
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Sue, I'm sorry you felt you had to write a review. At the time of your booking, the Scottish and English governments restrictions were not quite the same and only days before your booking, lockdown hit again. We gave you as much of an update following the government guidelines that we could, that we knew of. It was hard for everyone, I didnt know any more than anyone else at that time. We had numerous phonecalls and emails as the government provided us with information. We also refunded you as soon as we knew it wouldn't be allowed to go ahead so that you could try and make reservations elsewhere. You had my personal mobile number and full contact throughout. Everyone's plans for Christmas were ruined, as lockdown was confirmed (which were our worries in the first place). Please also bear in mind that you were coming from London, a city. During the pandemic. We hope that others reading this review will take into consideration that this is our livelihood and we would loved to have taken your booking, but we will not break the rules.
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom125 contributions16 helpful votes
We had a couple from Australia who while touring with us felt it was essential to stay in a castle at least one night. Barcaldine castle was a great choice at a good rate and even though we turned up very late, there were no issues whatsoever. We will be using Barcaldine again in the future and you should too.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Macaulay1980 wrote a review Oct 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom72 contributions42 helpful votes
Stayed here in October and we both loved our stay. Very Covid conscious so no 'meet and greet' but a note left inside the front door with instructions of how to find your room and feel at home. I think i actually preferred this as it was exciting exploring the castle yourself and making yourself at home. A luxurious B&B with gorgeous main hall and open fire or smaller reading room, board games, excellent breakfast, large bedrooms stunning views of the loch and surrounding countryside. I can't praise this beautiful, atmospheric B&B high enough. Loved every minute.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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NavUK1503 wrote a review Sep 2020
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom46 contributions20 helpful votes
We spent 3 nights here in mid September 2020 and really enjoyed our visit. Very Covid conscious throughout and a very personal service by the wonderful hosts Abbie & Daniel. It is a luxurious B&B, with a fabulous choice of breakfast, large bed rooms, a lovely lounge and parlour to relax in the evenings, with a real fire - very atmospheric with views of the loch and surrounding countryside. And a decanter of malt whisky for a "wee dram" left in the lounge for a night cap. It is not the cheapest of B&B's but the atmosphere, service and uniqueness of the castle - it is well worth a stay here.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Carolyn82 wrote a review Sep 2020
Lincolnshire, UK111 contributions59 helpful votes
Barcaldine Castle is advertised as a luxury B&B, and it is certainly that! The room was very comfortable with plush bedding and all in keeping with the property. The shower in the cupboard was a bit of a surprise, but worked well. Breakfast was exceptional and will definitely keep you going until lunch time (and maybe even tea time!). The castle is so atmospheric and interesting to explore. We didn't experience any ghostly activity, but the stories we heard certainly gave me goosebumps! The hosts were wonderful - friendly and informative and cook a mean brekky! It's a little pricey, so more of a treat than an every day hotel, but definitely worth it :-)
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$244 - US$399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Barcaldine Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Barcaldine Castle?
Nearby attractions include Castle Stalker (6.8 km), Falls of Lora (6.4 km), and Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel (6.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Barcaldine Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Barcaldine Castle?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Barcaldine Castle?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Barcaldine Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Old Inn, Tralee bay Fish and Chips, and Poppies.
Are there any historical sites close to Barcaldine Castle?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castle Stalker (6.8 km) and Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel (6.5 km).