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16th Century Kilmartin Castle | Luxury Bed & Breakfast | Available Exclusively

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Kilmartin Castle on the hill side
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5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum
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A unique castle experience in Scotland! When we traveled around Scotland in 2014 we were disappointed that we could not find a castle that 'felt like a castle' once inside. When we saw Kilmartin Castle for sale, it had been a ruin for 200 years and was in an incredibly original state. Typically, the Victorians would make the windows larger and add ugly extensions to buildings like this one. Luckily, Kilmartin Castle was overlooked and left roofless for 200 years. It was the perfect building to create the genuine Scottish castle experience we had been looking for as travellers. We quit our jobs, sold everything we owned, and moved across the world to start renovations. Work finished in 2019 and Kilmartin Castle now has 5 bedrooms that have been individually designed to provide modern-day...A unique castle experience in Scotland! When we traveled around Scotland in 2014 we were disappointed that we could not find a castle that 'felt like a castle' once inside. When we saw Kilmartin Castle for sale, it had been a ruin for 200 years and was in an incredibly original state. Typically, the Victorians would make the windows larger and add ugly extensions to buildings like this one. Luckily, Kilmartin Castle was overlooked and left roofless for 200 years. It was the perfect building to create the genuine Scottish castle experience we had been looking for as travellers. We quit our jobs, sold everything we owned, and moved across the world to start renovations. Work finished in 2019 and Kilmartin Castle now has 5 bedrooms that have been individually designed to provide modern-day luxury including copper tubs and wood-burning stoves, walk-in rain showers, underfloor heating, and of course, luxury linen, towels and robes! The grand hall is the heart of the castle, with a roaring fire to share stories around in the evenings. Our kitchen has been designed with sociability in mind and is a great place to cook as a group. The kitchen has everything you will need to cook up a feast and the barrel-vaulted dining room is a special place to enjoy dinner. We can also introduce you to our private chef if you would like to take the night off! This castle is not purely a holiday home, but our home, and we love sharing with people who appreciate these old buildings being brought back to life! Kilmartin Castle is now open as a luxury bed and breakfast throughout 2021, offering exclusive stays to groups of up to 10 people. From 2022 we will no longer be offering bed and breakfast, only exclusive stays. THE AREA Kilmartin Castle sits over Kilmartin Glen, one of the most important archeological areas in Scotland. The Glen is glacial and human inhabitation dates back to the neolithic period. Standing stones are dotted around the landscape and have been here longer than the pyramids in Egypt. The local pub, serving dinner, is a traditional Scottish pub, and within walking distance of the castle. PRICES Please reach out for prices of bed and breakfast rooms. They start from £190 per night including a 2-course breakfast. Vegan and vegetarian options are always available. We have a 2-night minimum stay at the bed and breakfast. For the exclusive use of Kilmartin Castle, our rates are correctly reflected on this website as well as our own. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We do not allow parties or events at Kilmartin Castle, unless discussed at the time of booking and organised as a separate agreement.
Bathrooms
5 Attached (ensuite)
About the Owner
Simon H
Response Rate:60%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2015
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Reviewed 10 January 2019

We decided to get married in Scotland after finding Kilmartin Castle online and fell in love with it! It was used as my immediate family’s base camp while we got married at Stonefield Castle because we ended up having 30 guests fly in from the...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank cblevins1
Reviewed 2 January 2019

This gorgeous castle was right out of a fairytale! It was beautiful, the entrance hall, with short doorways, was all stone, with vaulted ceilings, 2-3 foot thick stone walls, with the ambiance that made us feel as if we stepped back in time. Then we...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank cmb24570
Reviewed 11 May 2018

My girlfriend and I stayed at Kilmartin Castle over the May bank holiday weekend and we had an absolutely incredible time. The castle itself is just so unique and it's been done out wonderfully. Karen, who met us upon arrival was lovely and gave us...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Chook21
Reviewed 25 January 2018

This is a castle. Really! It’s amazing, exactly as described and so exciting to be able to actually stay somewhere like this. A true once in a lifetime experience! All communication was easy, on arrival, Karen explains eveerything well, as well as providig wine, cake,...More

Date of stay: January 2018
2  Thank davea540
Reviewed 2 November 2017

One night at the castle was more than enough to truly feel like a prince and a princess. It is located in a very private zone so there aren't any "outside" distractions, although the pub is really close (that is good). The castle has been...More

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank Alan A
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Date of stay: October 2017
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This gorgeous gem of a castle is fully restored with enough mod cons to keep you happy, but with a healthy dose of "lost in time" tranquility. Absolutely perfect - comfy beds, a clean and well stocked kitchen with everything you need to cook in,...More

Date of stay: September 2017
1  Thank BobnDoe A
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Think of it as a 16th century castle renovated and decorated, so it feels cosy. Walk to the local pub in 5 minutes or have wonderful Ali cook a meal for you, served in the arched stone ceiling dining room. Listen to classic record while...More

Date of stay: August 2017
2  Thank Beat K
Reviewed 6 September 2017

My husband and I have stayed here twice (Dec 2016 and August 2017), and both times were absolutely perfect. The space, while large, still feels incredibly cosy. It is well-stocked with supplies—they even have a good collection of rain/walking gear, which is super nice—we didn't...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank 720katien
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had the pleasure of staying in Kilmartin Caslte over a long weekend in January...the place was fantastic. We loved the blend of history and modern touches. The place is spacious with hidden secrets at every turn. My favourite part was spending nights by the...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank Darren B
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Mountain Views
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Kilmartin Museum has just received a large grant as so many treasures are still being discovered in our glen. There are too many great walks to do on one trip and most guests say that they wish they had stayed longer.
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