The Giffen Castle Apartment
Near Dalry, AyrshireGuest Rating
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.
|Sleeps: 2/3||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
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).
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.
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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.
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.
- 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 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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 3|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£325.00||£365.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£395.00||£450.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£325.00||£365.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£295.00||£345.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£325.00||£365.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£275.00||£295.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£395.00||£450.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£395.00||£450.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||£275.00||£295.00|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£295.00||£345.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£325.00||£365.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£295.00||£345.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£325.00||£365.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£395.00||£450.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£325.00||£365.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||POA||POA|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||POA||POA|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||POA||POA|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||POA||POA|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||POA||POA|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||POA||POA|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||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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Perfect for a quite, relaxing place to stay away from it all
Fabulous place, full of character. Owners very helpful, provided tips for local places of interest.
Value for money and a new experience. Returned home looking back on our stay with favour and hoping to return. So many t...Read More
Have stayed here before, and like the place.
The apartment is much bigger than it looks in the photographs.
The owners are very friendly and helpful.