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Knock Old Castle

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Largs, Ayrshire
Grade 5 Star rating
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms3
Pets 2
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Description

This 14th-century castle is the perfect retreat for a luxurious gathering with family, where you can relax with your feet up around the wood burner.

Knock Old Castle dates back to the 14th-century and has been fantastically resurrected by the current owner into a truly unique, whimsical, fairytale castle. In what has been a 5 year long project, this detached castle has been lovingly restored. Local craftsmen have utilised their skills, imagination and expertise to make this property into something that will amaze every guest.
From the quirky doors and interior, where no straight lines will be found, to the sauna in the tower, and the painted ceiling in the keep, to the stunning views over the sea from the glass domed lookout, and not forgetting the sheep grazing on the wild flower roof. Old Knock Castle will be sure to exceed every expectation.
The castle is situated on the Ayrshire coast, in a private setting, 200 yards from the owner’s home, with only a short walk from the shore and close to the bustling town of Largs with its shops, restaurants and promenade. This holiday property is ideally located to explore the islands of Cumbrae, Arran and the Isle of Bute. Ferries run to Dunoon and the Cowal Peninsula, giving access to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.
Ayrshire offers a varying coastline with villages, beaches and rocky coves to explore, and is an ideal location for cyclists and walkers, with Skelmorlie heralding the start of the Ayrshire Coastal Path, a 100 mile long coastal walk. Inland there is walking, cycling, gardens and castles to visit, riding, fishing, racing and a choice of golf courses, including the world famous open venues of Troon Prestwick and Turnberry.
Culzean Castle Country Park, extending over 550 acres, has a network of wooded trails passing along the beach. Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily reached for a day trip, with rail links available from the town. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

Ground Floor:
4 steps down to...
Castle keep/living room 1: With wood burner, beams and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, beams, wooden floor and patio doors leading to courtyard.
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Living room 2:
With wood burner, 48" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, beams and patio doors leading to balcony.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle (no toilet).
Separate toilet.
Second Floor:

Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Third Floor:
Bedroom 3:
With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Fourth Floor:
Bedroom 4:
With super kingsize bed and Velux windows.
Tower: With sauna.

Biomass central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burners included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Courtyard with lawned area, sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Private sauna. Hot tub for 7 (private). Bike store. Private parking for 8 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are steep steps throughout the property and grounds. There is an unfenced stream in the garden, 10 yards away.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
    Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Castle
    Castle
  • Hot Tubs - Private
    Hot Tubs - Private
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages

Customer Comments

  • 10

    14/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 13/04/2018
    Loved the castle, best rental we have ever had. Kids 9, 7 & 5 had a ball so much to explore in the Castle & Grounds. Big Kitchen, comfy beds, wood burner in the Living room, great views from the tower, hot tub fun, lots of fun & laughter had. Largs is a nice little town with lovely cafe's & pubs.


  • 10

    06/01/2018
    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2018
    A beautifully and skilfully restored castle which perfectly blends original features with modern living. The attention to detail has to be seen to be appreciated. The views over the sea to the islands from the garden and tower room on clear day are superb.


  • 10

    19/12/2017
    Confirmed guest, 11/12/2017
    A fantastic property, remote enough to be quiet, but close enough to town for all your needs. Landlord is a great and very friendly. I would recommend Knock Old Castle to every one.


  • 10

    18/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 14/09/2017
    This castle is an incredible piece of architecture. It's cozy, unique, charming and memorable in the best possible ways. The grounds are gorgeous, with a stunning view out over the water. Largs is nearby, with some good food and shopping, but we spent most of our days up north. The details and story of the place is worth the visit alone. Very highly recommended.


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