Glenapp Castle is a wonderful hidden hotel just waiting to be discovered. This stunning Scottish property provides the perfect spot to be inspired, to reflect and to recharge – the perfect retreat, whether on your own or with a party of friends.

The luxurious, award winning five star hotel provides an intimate level of service, with genuine attention to detail. It has great beauty in its period furnishings and interiors and through the breath-taking gardens, forest and the seascapes that surround the castle.

As you arrive along the long tree-lined driveway you’ll glimpse the beautiful façade of the castle, with the magical towers and turrets capturing the romance of the Scottish Baronial style.

Stroll through the oak panelled halls into the heart of the castle and enjoy stunning views of the sea, including the volcanic outcrop of Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran, Holy Island and even the hills of Northern Ireland on a clear day.

There are 17 guest luxury rooms, all individually styled with a unique combination of fabrics, furnishings and art. These spacious rooms boast open fires for the winter months , while the suites enjoy magnificent views over woodland and the nearby sea.

Pricing

Double room for two people per night including full English breakfast from £225

For best available rates call 0800 089 3929

Contact

Address

Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle Hotel, Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland KA26 0NZ

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Reservations

01666824666

General Manager

John Orr

Offers & Packages

Our Best Deal

The Early Bird catches the worm

Book your stay at Glenapp at least 60 days prior to your arrival and take advantage of our very special offer.

 

Enjoy a 15% discount on all room types when you book with us 60 days prior to your date of arrival. Choose from any of our large bedroom suites, enjoy a sumptuous 6-course gourmet dinner, relax and let us take care of you. Don’t forget to ask about our range of activities.

 

Terms & Conditions: Offer must be booked at least 60 days prior to arrival. Not available in conjunction with any other promotion and excludes the festive period. Applicable for 2 people staying in one room, minimum 1-night stay. Full non-refundable payment is taken at the time of booking, date change subject to availability.

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Inclusive Packages

Savour the flair and authenticity of the castle with our ‘Taste of Glenapp’ offer

Calling on all foodies! Stay with us on our ‘Taste of Glenapp’ offer and you can enjoy a sumptuous three course gourmet dinner each evening all served in our award winning dining room whilst sipping on a glass of wine. Afterwards, enjoy relaxing in one of our magnificent bedroom suites or watch the sunset over Ailsa Craig and across the beautiful Ayrshire coastline from the castle’s elegant drawing room or library.

 

Dinner at our award winning restaurant is a one of the finest dining experiences available in Scotland. Our kitchen uses only the best of British and local ingredients including fruit, vegetables and herbs coming from our own kitchen garden. All our fish and shellfish are line-caught or hand-dived off Scotland’s west coast and the game comes from local estates from across Ayrshire. Our Executive Chef, David Alexander, has created a truly mouth-watering, memorable dining experience which includes canapés, coffee, and petits fours with menu changes every night. You won’t be disappointed!

 

Terms & Conditions: Subject to availability. A deposit of the first night stay is required at the time of booking. Not available in conjunction with any other promotion. Minimum two night stay.

 

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Christmas & NYE

Christmas at Glenapp Castle

Make this Christmas truly memorable with a three-night stay including a host of unique experiences and activities. Falconry displays, stargazing, archery, fine dining, new friends, open fires, whiskies and Santa Claus – this is the place to be this Christmas!

 

The Itinerary

Christmas Eve (Day 1)

Arrive in time for afternoon tea and enjoy listening to the Glenapp pianist in the drawing room baby grand piano. Get settled in, relax by the roaring fire or enjoy exploring the Glenapp Gardens including the unique Italian Garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll.

A leisurely six-course gourmet dinner is served, and afterwards perhaps a nightcap in the library before the Glenapp piper sends you off to bed in true Scottish style. Transport to the Watchnight service at Ballantrae Parish Church is also available.

Christmas Day (Day 2)

Merry Christmas! Santa always finds his way to Glenapp and presents will await you. Enjoy a full Scottish Christmas breakfast, visit the local Ballantrae church for the Christmas service, or relax around the Christmas tree with family and friends and enjoy your Christmas gifts. Keep an eye open for Santa, he often hangs around at Glenapp for our famous home-made mince pies!

Mid-morning there will be a falconry display with beautiful birds of prey swooping on to your leather glove.

Champagne reception prior to a fabulous festive four-course Christmas lunch. David Alexander, Executive Chef and his team are proud to source the very best of local produce both for its freshness and excellent Ayrshire quality.

After lunch, experience the endless possibilities for walks on the coast, in the Glen and throughout the Estate.

An evening buffet and our Scottish ceilidh band in the drawing room will keep everyone entertained from the young to the not so young! Night-caps will be served before bedtime.

Boxing Day (Day 3)

A traditional Scottish breakfast awaits and morning of activities for you to choose from; clay pigeon shooting, archery and treasure hunts are all available on a complimentary basis as part of the Christmas programme.

A light Boxing Day lunch will be served in the Castle and your afternoon is free to explore more of the Glenapp Estate or further afield.

The Glenapp Harpist will play whilst you enjoy a final three course gourmet dinner followed by coffee and petit fours in the lounge with new found friends.

27th December (Day 4)

A final great Glenapp Scottish breakfast before a final farewell …   Haste Ye Back!

Rates

Our rates vary depending on which style of room or suite you would like to book.   Each of our bedroom suites are individually and luxuriously styled with a unique combination of fabrics, furnishing, antiques and art. All our rooms are spacious, with most having fires and there are a variety of suites with magnificent views over woodland and the surrounding seas; a perfect retreat after outdoor adventures and exquisite dining experiences.

The following rates are per room, for the three Christmas night getaway detailed and include all activities and full-board of breakfast, lunch dinner.

Garden View Suite: £2,775

Grand Garden View Suite: £3,675

Grand Sea View Suite: £3,795

Junior Suite: £3,945

Master Sea View: £3,945

Master Suite £4,575

 

Children

Children are most welcome at Glenapp. We have a few rooms with adjoining rooms with sofa beds and most of our rooms can accommodate extra beds. Children’s menus are available.

Children up to and 5 years or age are accommodated free of charge, and children from 5 – 15 years are charged at £125 per night on a full board basis, and children 16 years + are charged at half the above room rates.

All children charges are based on sharing a room with two adults.

Available until 24/12/2019

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New Year at Glenapp Castle

A Guid New Year tae Ane an Aa (old Scots language to wish ‘a good new year to everyone’)

 

The Itinerary

Monday 30th December 2019

Arrive early, relax and enjoy the beauty of Glenapp; far more a home than a hotel. Wander through the gardens or corridors of this baronial castle and enjoy the art, ambience, and service of a bygone era.

It will soon be time for Champagne afternoon tea whilst listening to our Glenapp pianist playing the baby grand piano. With a roaring open fire in the drawing room, you will soon begin to connect with the pace of life in this baronial castle surrounded by seascapes and woodland; the old year will begin to fade as the New Year beckons.

Before a glorious three-course dinner, come and meet your fellow house party guests over pre-dinner drinks and canapes, accompanied by the Glenapp harpist. Get to know new friends and special people from all over the world over dinner before a whisky nightcap and off to bed.

Tuesday 31st December 2019

Enjoy a traditional Scottish breakfast and then experience the thrill of handling birds of prey with the Glenapp falconry display on the south lawn in front of the castle, giant owls, baby owls, eagles and raptors from across Scotland.

Lunch will soon be served and endless Glen walks, coastal paths and journeys through the walled gardens of Glenapp await. Whether by mountain bike or on foot this is coastal Scotland at its best.

The black-tie Hogmanay party begins with a champagne cocktail in the drawing room and accompanied by Piper Liam Rogers who will pipe all our guests into the six-course Hogmanay banquet dinner. Glenapp has an enviable reputation for its cuisine and this night will be the culinary highlight of your stay. It will soon be time for traditional Scottish dancing with a ceilidh band and from beginners to old hands New Year’s momentum builds.

A ‘dram’ at midnight and the piper will bring in the bells Glenapp style, join friends and family with Auld Lang Syne and whether reflecting on the old or the new or dancing into the night enjoy the warmth and wonder of this very special castle home.

Wednesday 1st January 2020

Happy New Year! Brunch will be served at midday with lots of time in the morning for reading newspapers, walking before brunch and a trip to the local curling rink. The local Stranraer curling rink will bring out your most competitive nature as you slide along the ice, team against team.

Preparations for the evening before the final six-course gourmet dinner, followed by a prize giving for the winners of the curling competition. Who will be crowned Glenapp King or Queen of curling this year?

Thursday 2nd January 2020

A well-deserved breakfast before a leisurely departure, ready and refreshed for what 2020 will bring!

 

Our rates vary depending on which style of room you would like to book. Each of our bedroom suites are individually and luxuriously styled with a unique combination of fabrics, furnishing, antiques and art. All our rooms are spacious, with many having fires and there are a variety of suites with magnificent views over woodland and the surrounding seas; a perfect retreat after outdoor adventures and exquisite dining experiences.

The following rates are per room, for the three-night New Year getaway detailed.

Garden View Suite: £2,895

Grand Garden View Suite: £3,795

Grand Sea View Suite: £3,990

Junior Suite: £4,185

Master Sea View: £4,185

Master Suite £4,725

 

Children are most welcome at Glenapp. We have a few rooms with adjoining rooms with sofa beds and most of our rooms can accommodate extra beds. Children’s menus are available.

Children up to and 5 years or age are accommodated free of charge, and children from 5 – 15 years are charged at £125 per night on a full board basis, and children 16 years + are charged at half the above room rates. All children charges are based on sharing a room with two adults.

Available until 30/12/2019

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Map

Directions

By Road

If you're arriving by car from the north, the castle is 1.5 hours south of Glasgow via the A77, and 2.5 hours south west of Edinburgh along the M8 then M77/A77.

If arriving from the south and east, the castle is two hours west of the M6 at Gretna Green, taking the A75 and A77.

By Train

The nearest railway station to Glenapp Castle is Girvan.

By Air

The castle is a one-hour drive from Glasgow Prestwick Airport, while Glasgow International Airport is 1.5 hours away.

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Weddings at Glenapp Castle

There are few more magnificent settings for your wedding day than this spectacular fairytale Scottish castle.

Enjoy full use of the castle grounds and its 36 acres of stunning gardens as you celebrate with friends and family. Set atop a hill looking across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Arran, the Mull of Kintyre and the magical Ailsa Craig, Glenapp Castle is a unique wedding venue.

The castle is available all year round to host exclusive weddings, both in the castle itself and with the benefit of a marquee for larger parties.

House Parties at Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle offers guests privacy, superb cuisine and exceptional standards of service. If you’re looking for a stunning exclusive venue, then this Scottish location if perfect. Glenapp Castle can be hired exclusively for weddings, family gatherings, corporate meetings and incentive, event and activity days, group celebrations, weekend house parties and private lunches and dinners.

Meetings at Glenapp Castle

24-hour delegate rate: from £265 based on a two-night stay
Maximum number of overnight delegates: 74 ( including 40 guests in the five-star local cottage along the Stinchar River)