The Giffen Castle Apartment

Near Dalry, Ayrshire

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The Giffen Castle Apartment is superbly situated on the top floor of a small baronial castle tucked away at the end of half a mile of private drive and amongst mature woodland. Set in the rolling hills of North Ayrshire in the South West of Scotland, its delightful grounds feature rhododendrons, monkey puzzle trees and Scots pine.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2/3 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • WiFi

Only 30 minutes from Prestwick and Glasgow International Airports, the Giffen Castle Apartment is an ideal base for keen golfers (the championship courses of Troon and Turnberry can be reached within the hour). For those interested in Scottish heritage and literature, it stands right on the edge of Burns country.

The apartment is extremely well-appointed and has all the style and atmosphere one would associate with baronial accommodation including many original features such as a speaking tube with bell and two pull cords which were used to summon the staff once upon a time.   There are spacious rooms of interesting shapes, high ceilings, a big bay window with working shutters and one of the turrets even serves as a walk-in wardrobe! Bright and sunny in its elevated position, it overlooks the gardens and has an entrance from the courtyard (with stairs).

Map & Local

The apartment is an ideal base from which to explore the cultural and shopping attractions of Glasgow (40 minutes), Edinburgh (90 minutes) and central and south west Scotland in general. There is also the option of leaving the car at Dalry (4m), from where there is a regular train service to Glasgow (journey time only 20 minutes).

The nearest towns of Beith (4m) and Dalry (4m) both offer shops, pubs and restaurants, while the pretty Clyde resort of Largs (famous Italian ice cream in an Art Deco setting at Nardini's) is only 18 miles away.

From Ardrossan (16m) it is possible to take the car ferry to the lovely island of Arran and near Troon (20m) there are sandy beaches to enjoy. Just to the south towards Turnberry, Culzean Castle (40m) in its dramatic cliff-top setting, is well worth a visit.

Local Events and Attractions


Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.



Single Storey

Large studio bedroom with TV/DVD, double-bed and a single chairbed (extra charge)
Kitchen/dining room with electric cooker, fridge, microwave etc.
Room with shower, WC, basin.
Laundry room (located in the courtyard) with washing-machine and tumble-drier.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry pets are not accepted. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Valentine's Week From 10/02/2018 to 16/02/2018

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 3
07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018 £275.00 £295.00
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018 £295.00 £345.00
24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018 £275.00 £295.00
03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018 £295.00 £345.00
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018 £325.00 £365.00
14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018 £295.00 £345.00
05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018 £325.00 £365.00
26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018 £395.00 £450.00
02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018 £325.00 £365.00
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 £395.00 £450.00
01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 £325.00 £365.00
22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018 £295.00 £345.00
06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 £325.00 £365.00
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 £275.00 £295.00
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 £395.00 £450.00
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 £395.00 £450.00
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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Fabulous place, full of character. Owners very helpful, provided tips for local places of interest.


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