Enjoy an uplifting experience within a wonderful parkland setting - with easy access to the stunning coastline and golf nearby.
Hidden away in Ayrshire, Blair Estate sits within 250 acres of landscaped gardens, park and woodlands, just 30 minutes from Glasgow International Airport and Ayrshire’s world class championship golf courses. The origins of the ancient castle date back to circa 1105, and the castle is reputed to be the oldest continually inhabited mansion house in Scotland. East Wing at Blair Estate offers luxury accommodation with special touches provided such as soft Egyptian cotton sheets, goose down bedding, fluffy towels and bathrobes. Bespoke packages are available including guided tours, special occasion dining, clay pigeon shooting, all by prior arrangement, and offers the perfect hideaway with a true sense of luxury.
The entire area is known for its gently rolling landscape, and is a hugely popular area with walkers and cyclists of all abilities. Ayrshire is home to the Ayrshire Coastal Path, a 100-mile long coastal walk with one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles. Crowned with a superb backdrop of the ever-changing profile of the mountains of Arran across the Firth of Clyde, this coastline is steeped in history and teeming with wildlife, including red squirrels, deer, otters and seals and is a haven for bird watchers.
Inland there are further gardens and castles to visit, including Dumfries House, or try riding, racing or golf. There is a good choice of golf courses, with the world famous Trump Turnberry close to hand, as well as Royal Troon, Prestwick Golf Club and Dundonald Links. Culzean Castle (owned by the National Trust for Scotland) is spectacular and is Ayrshire’s most popular tourist attraction.
Ayrshire is the heart of ‘Burns’ Country’, steeped in tradition and history. Burns Cottage, the Burns Memorial Museum and the Brig o’ Doon (the bridge from the famous poem Tam o’ Shanter) are a must for Burns fans.
Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan, whilst a short drive leads to Ayr, a traditional seaside town. Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling make good days out, as does Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. There are also ferry links to the islands of Arran, Bute and Cumbrae within easy reach. Beach 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and wooden floor.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link 3ft 6in twin beds (can be emperor size on request) and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Living room: With 50" Sky TV with Netflix, DVD player, iPod dock and CD player.
Bedroom 3: With zip and link kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.
Bedroom 4: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 5: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bathroom: With freestanding bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot, travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Sitting-out area with garden furniture. 250-acre landscaped grounds with lawned areas and woodland (shared). Bike store. Private parking for 6 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced river in the grounds, 20 yards away.
There is a river in the grounds. All of the bedrooms have zip & link beds which can be made up as singles or double, please request at time of booking.Get the full listing »