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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
1 night 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)
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

A relaxing 4 night stay which was a very unique experience! It has all the history, architecture, quirkiness and charm you would ever need for a holiday on the west coast of Scotland. The Castle is well equipped with everything you would need for self-catering...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We booked the castle for my Wifes 50th Birthday, and we had a great time. With no TV and just the radio it was like stepping back in time, very relaxing. Although you can get a sinal on your phone in parts of the castle...More

Date of stay: January 2017
1  Thank 221angusc
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Simply amazing. Allround. You get the full castle exprience at the luxury of your own private castle. Spacious, authentic, clean and a lovely host who provided wine, bread, cookies... upon arrival.

Date of stay: October 2016
2  Thank sebastianzinke
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Wow, what an inspiring building, we arrived to a wonderfully warm welcome from Louise, loved our stay in the castle, so comfortable, warm and full of character, it was an experience we'll never forget, there was everything we needed and more, record player was lovely...More

Date of stay: December 2016
1  Thank KirstyM24
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Another wonderful stay in the Castle, revisiting lots of happy memories of our honeymoon. The Castle is a magical place to spend Christmas and we are hoping to do so again next year! Thank you in particular to Louise for the warm welcome. In addition...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank MJDOCH
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stayed at Kilmartin Castle last week with 3 close friends and got married in the Great Hall. It's an absolutely beautiful building, warm, cosy and superbly decorated. The area is stunning and the cafe and pub are delightful. We couldn't have wished for anything...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank KatieH_UK
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Forget about TV, videos, wifi, dishwashers and the trappings of modern life. Experience dining beneath a vaulted stone roof lit by candles, keeping warm in front of the wood fire, playing records, talking to your children and playing board games. None of which is normally...More

Date of stay: September 2016
1  Thank Michael A
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I've never lived in a castle before, but this made me want to move into one. A stunning location and amazing restoration. It’s tucked away and feels very private, but still still walking distance to everything you need. Loved the fire and the record player....More

Date of stay: September 2016
1  Thank RabR_123
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The castle is amazing. We were greeted by the property manager Louise and a beautiful basket of goodies that got us started on our daily breakfasts. Simon & Stef have really thought of everything that you need to enjoy your visit. The castle is nestled...More

Date of stay: August 2016
2  Thank HikerCas
Reviewed 31 July 2016

How often do you get the chance to live in a castle with hosts who have thought of every detail? Staying at Kilmartin Castle was the best decision we made for our 2 week trip this summer, and we would certainly make a return visit....More

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank heather493
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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