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Knock Old Castle

Largs, Ayrshire
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09/06/2019
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Pets 2
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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

    13/08/2019
    Confirmed guest, 09/08/2019
    The most amazing fairytale castle that we didn’t have to share ! The place is to die for and we had all the grounds to explore as well. Near to beautiful Largs and the ferry to island hop ! We celebrated our anniversary there with a hand fasting ceremony my husband in his kilt and me in my wedding dress a medieval gown , what a fitting setting. One word to describe it MAGICAL 😍💕💗


  • 10

    27/07/2019
    Confirmed guest, 26/07/2019
    No amount of pictures can prepare you for the breathtaking beauty of this property, we have just had the most amazing two weeks here and being able to take the dogs was fantastic. The castle is stunning and restored to an incredibly high standard, the lawns and grounds are also fabulous and there is so much space. The town is also really lovely and there is lots to do in the area. We booked to go again while we were still there and can’t wait to return. A truly unique property which does not disappoint!


  • 10

    28/06/2019
    Confirmed guest, 21/06/2019
    Absolutely loved the castle, was gutted that we had to leave :) the owners are very welcoming and accommodating. Would 100% recommend this place to anyone looking for a holiday with a bit of a difference.


  • 9

    20/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 21/12/2018
    Had a great time staying in a castle - 2 families with kids. It was just before Christmas so it was decorated with lots of Christmas decorations and a tree which we loved. Plenty of space for kids to run around and explore. We were also able to take our dogs which meant our whole family could enjoy the experience. Loved the attention to detail - there were things for the dogs, games and toys for the kids and even bath robes in the top bedroom for using to come down the turret stairs.


  • 10

    13/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 12/11/2018
    Brilliant property for a big family getaway! We went for a 50th birthday celebration to stay somewhere special and it didn't disappoint. I give it 10/10 for everything apart from few little niggles on equipment e.g. 2 slice toaster but adequate for amount of guests, few cooking utensils and bowls to add to collection. The view is breathtaking and the attention to detail in all the rooms is amazing, would definately go again and recommend highly to others.


  • 10

    03/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2018
    Wonderful stay! We loved every minute of our stay! Thank you! Thank you!


  • 10

    26/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 24/09/2018
    A truly unique and magical experience! The castle is very comfortable and has been filled with quality furnishings etc. Read the story of it's history and refurbishment if you go, it's fascinating. You can meet the lovely owners too who made us feel very welcome. The welcome pack was a first for me and was very useful. The view from the hot tub was the best I've ever had. Look out for the Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales toilet too. 4 floors and lots of stairs so not suitable for people with mobility issues. Our whole group had a wonderful time.


  • 10

    12/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 07/09/2018
    Great place. Quirky and comfortable.


  • 10

    13/08/2019
    Confirmed guest, 09/08/2019
    The most amazing fairytale castle that we didn’t have to share ! The place is to die for and we had all the grounds to explore as well. Near to beautiful Largs and the ferry to island hop ! We celebrated our anniversary there with a hand fasting ceremony my husband in his kilt and me in my wedding dress a medieval gown , what a fitting setting. One word to describe it MAGICAL 😍💕💗


  • 10

    27/07/2019
    Confirmed guest, 26/07/2019
    No amount of pictures can prepare you for the breathtaking beauty of this property, we have just had the most amazing two weeks here and being able to take the dogs was fantastic. The castle is stunning and restored to an incredibly high standard, the lawns and grounds are also fabulous and there is so much space. The town is also really lovely and there is lots to do in the area. We booked to go again while we were still there and can’t wait to return. A truly unique property which does not disappoint!


  • 10

    28/06/2019
    Confirmed guest, 21/06/2019
    Absolutely loved the castle, was gutted that we had to leave :) the owners are very welcoming and accommodating. Would 100% recommend this place to anyone looking for a holiday with a bit of a difference.


  • 9

    20/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 21/12/2018
    Had a great time staying in a castle - 2 families with kids. It was just before Christmas so it was decorated with lots of Christmas decorations and a tree which we loved. Plenty of space for kids to run around and explore. We were also able to take our dogs which meant our whole family could enjoy the experience. Loved the attention to detail - there were things for the dogs, games and toys for the kids and even bath robes in the top bedroom for using to come down the turret stairs.


  • 10

    13/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 12/11/2018
    Brilliant property for a big family getaway! We went for a 50th birthday celebration to stay somewhere special and it didn't disappoint. I give it 10/10 for everything apart from few little niggles on equipment e.g. 2 slice toaster but adequate for amount of guests, few cooking utensils and bowls to add to collection. The view is breathtaking and the attention to detail in all the rooms is amazing, would definately go again and recommend highly to others.


  • 10

    03/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2018
    Wonderful stay! We loved every minute of our stay! Thank you! Thank you!


  • 10

    26/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 24/09/2018
    A truly unique and magical experience! The castle is very comfortable and has been filled with quality furnishings etc. Read the story of it's history and refurbishment if you go, it's fascinating. You can meet the lovely owners too who made us feel very welcome. The welcome pack was a first for me and was very useful. The view from the hot tub was the best I've ever had. Look out for the Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales toilet too. 4 floors and lots of stairs so not suitable for people with mobility issues. Our whole group had a wonderful time.


  • 10

    12/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 07/09/2018
    Great place. Quirky and comfortable.


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9.6 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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