Glenapp Castle - Ballantrae
A truly hidden place. A place to be inspired, reflect, recharge and reconnect; where you will feel 'at home' whether you're travelling on your own or with a party of friends. This luxury, award-winning five-star hotel in Ayrshire, provides an intimate level of service with genuine attention to detail.  With period furnishings and interiors, perfectly manicured gardens to explore and seascapes at every turn, Glenapp Castle truly is a magnificent place with a rich history which you won’t regret visiting.

All of the public rooms at the castle are on the first floor. There are bedrooms on the ground, first and second floors. All of these are accessible by lift though some are more suitable than others for guests who have difficulty with stairs.

There are 17 guest rooms at Glenapp Castle. All of these rooms are individually designed and lavishly furnished and equipped to the same high standard. They are priced according to their location in the building, their views and their floor area. Many of the rooms have superb sea views. The  ground floor rooms are beautiful rooms which face the garden and woodlands are generally priced less than the first and second floor rooms with a sea view.

Master Suites
Experience the height of luxury in the largest and grandest rooms at Glenapp Castle. Wake up to sweeping views across both the surrounding estate and the stunning seascape overlooking the iconic Ailsa Craig. The Master Suites are traditionally furnished to reflect the opulent history of the castle and provide the ultimate experience for stunning 5 red star luxury castle accommodation.

Junior Suites
Situated in the East Wing of the castle these two suites offer a refined luxury fitted with stunning bedrooms and separate sitting rooms they are ideal for longer stays. With double sofabeds in the sitting rooms, Bryce and Hunter are also a perfect fit for families with one older child or two small children.

Grand Sea View
Countess of Inchcape and Ailsa Craig are our premier second floor 5 star accommodation. Both are large rooms with beautiful sea views. The stunning panoramic sea-views across to Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran and, on a good day, the coast of Ireland makes waking up in these premier second floor rooms an absolute pleasure.

Grad Garden View
Located on the second floor, this room is both spacious and luxurious, looking out across the front courtyard and up towards the Estate’s woodland. The Dial Room certainly provides a unique castle experience.

With both sea and garden views this bright first floor room with its cosy bathroom is ideal for a shorter stay.

Being the largest ground floor room with lovely garden views, Knockdolian works well for families and those wanting a bit more space.

Garden View Classic Rooms
These cosy yet luxurious 5-star rooms are all located on the ground floor and have lovely garden views, with the exception of Auchencrosh which has a courtyard and woodland views. There are 6 Garden View rooms available at Glenapp Castle all traditionally decorated to highlight the charming history of our castle.

Fine dining at Glenapp Castle's award winning restaurant is a truly unique experience. Whether you choose the six course dining experience or the 'Taste of Glenapp' three course menu, we believe you will enjoy the authenticity and flair of the cuisine. Indulge in a delightful afternoon tea, or enjoy an extended evening dining experience in the gracious surroundings of the castle's elegant dining rooms.
The restaurant's six course gourmet menu which includes canapés, coffee, and petits fours allows you to watch the sun set over Ailsa Craig, the Mull of Kintyre, and across the beautiful Ayrshire coastline. Whatever the occasion or time of day, dining at Glenapp Castle is a culinary experience not to be missed.
Major investment is continuing on the estate and in the castle gardens and during 2020 we will see even more produce grown here at Glenapp with plans for even greater sustainability and sometimes quite rare produce grown here in the Castle's gardens.

MARA CUAIRT-DANACHD (Sea adventure in Scottish Gaelic)
After nights of fine dining and surrounded by the wonders of Glenapp Castle and its estate, come on board the Glenapp boat to now explore the Hebridean islands and your adventure will continue. Your private chef will be on board and the professional crew will navigate you towards remote islands, coastal castles and distant inns.

Enjoy lunch at one of the many famous sea food restaurants, before arriving at an island or beach where the Glenapp island concierge team will have prepared your luxury glamping in the wild. A well-deserved hot shower and a ‘dram’ before chef prepares a memorable dinner under the stars. This will be an adventure which few have experienced before.

Travelling between islands you will spot bountiful sea and bird life, or go ashore to the site of an ancient monastery, archaeological site, hidden castle garden, or whisky distillery. This will be your memorable and unique Glenapp sea safari.

For the first part of your adventure you might decide to take ‘Ripley’ the sea eagle with you. ‘Ripley’ has been trained aboard the boat to catch fish in the local waters. At 7 pounds and with a wing span of 7 feet she is a formidable hunter and can easily take fish up to 4 pounds in weight, one of the many raptors who visit Glenapp through our partnership with Elite Falconry.

Cameras ready, the Hebridean islands await.
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