• About Braidwood Castle - Braidwood Castle

    Enjoy a stay at this magnificent restored tower, awash with history, which boasts a majestic great hall and is set over four floors.

    Ground Floor:
    Step to entrance.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, vaulted ceiling and flagstone floor.
    Separate toilet.
    Very steep and narrow stairs with deep treads to...

    First Floor:
    Great hall: With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Very steep and narrow stairs with deep treads to...

    Second Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    Very steep and narrow stairs with deep treads to...

    Third Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and vaulted ceiling.
    Very steep and narrow steps with deep treads to...

    Fourth Floor:
    Bedroom 3 (accessed via short external gantry/walkway): With double bed, door leading to external gantry/walkway and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

    Enclosed garden with garden furniture. 1½-acre natural grounds with lawned area and orchard (shared with Orchard Cottage at Braidwood Castle ref UK10671). Private parking for 2 cars. Please note: The headroom is low from the stairs onto each floor level of the property. There is a fenced stream in the garden 20 yards away.

    This is an extraordinary place, merging the history of a 500-year-old building with contemporary, high-end comforts. It is like time travelling, but Braidwood Castle also offers Wi-Fi, a dishwasher and a fabulous en-suite master bedroom right at the top of the tower. Braidwood Castle is in a class of its own, a rare gem owned by the same family for 350 years, but however tempting it sounds, please be aware that the stairs are steep and narrow, and a stay here would not be advisable if you would usually prefer to take the lift! Orchard Cottage set beside the tower (ref UK10671, sleeping 2) would be a more suitable choice.
    Set in the lovely Clyde Valley and also known as Hallbar Tower, Braidwood Castle has a venerable history, being built around 1581 as a fortified tower to protect the Douglas family and neighbours from Border Reivers, and it still is a refuge of peace today. The tower was restored with enormous care and attention to authentic historical detail throughout this ancient building, and the great hall has a unique, painted ceiling.
    The somewhat austere exterior has crow-step gables, narrow windows and an external parapet walkway with fantastic views over the Braidwood Burn and the surrounding countryside. The tower was designed, of course, for that very purpose of giving early warning of unwelcome visitors!
    Very effective electric central heating helps maintain this ancient stone building and is very cosy for visitors too. A steep stone staircase with deep treads, built within the 1.5-metre exterior wall, connects each floor with the kitchen/dining room and a toilet on the ground floor. The kitchen/dining room has a stone floor, a barrel-vaulted ceiling and is fully equipped. On the next floor is the great hall, which has a low (5ft 6in) doorway, a huge original fireplace with a wood burner and it is beautifully furnished with period oak furniture and lovely fabrics. The painted ceiling shows heraldic motifs, flowers and beasts of the forest, reflecting the fact that hunting was an everyday pursuit 500 years ago. Just imagine an evening in the peace and warmth of this special room, then going up onto the battlements to look at the moon and stars. The bedrooms are on the next three floors, and include a pretty single room and well-appointed bathroom above the great hall. There is also a spacious twin bedroom with a wash hand basin, period furnishings and a vaulted ceiling. Finally, the master bedroom, at the top of the tower, is reached by going out onto the parapet walkway; it has a good sized shower room and lovely period furnishings.
    The surrounding enclosed 1½-acre grounds comprise native woodland, and an orchard with a seating area which is shared with guests in Orchard Cottage. A walk leads to the River Clyde directly from the grounds. The central location of this historic tower house enables easy access to some wonderful countryside in the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve just north of Lanark, 5 miles, where there are way marked trails to explore, while at the UNESCO New Lanark World Heritage Centre on the magnificent Falls of Clyde, you can discover how life was lived at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Youngsters will love a visit to the Clyde Valley Family Park close by, or enjoy a day in Glasgow which is very easy by train from Carluke. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.
    Braidwood Castle can be booked together with Orchard Cottage at Braidwood Castle (ref UK10671) to accommodate up to 7 guests.

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      Cottage

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      3 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 5 people

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      Yes 2 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Highchair
      Highchair
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Television
      Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Heritage collection
      Heritage collection
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Hoseasons "Enjoy a stay at this magnificent restored tower awash with history which boasts a majestic great hall and is set over four floors.\n\n\nGround Floor \n\nStep to entrance.\n\nKitchendining room \nWith electric oven electric hob microwave fridge freezer dishwasher washing machine vaulted ceiling and flagstone floor.\n\nSeparate toilet.\n\nVery steep and narrow stairs with deep treads to...\n\n \nFirst Floor \n\n\nGreat hall\n With wood burner Freeview TV and DVD player.\nVery steep and narrow stairs with deep treads to...\n\n \nSecond Floor \n\n\nBedroom 1\n With single bed.\n\nBathroom\n With shower over bath and toilet.\nVery steep and narrow stairs with deep treads to...\n\n \nThird Floor \n\n\nBedroom 2\n With twin beds and vaulted ceiling.\nVery steep and narrow steps with deep treads to...\n\n \nFourth Floor \n\n\nBedroom 3\n accessed via short external gantrywalkway With double bed door leading to external gantrywalkway and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.\n\nElectric central heating electricity bed linen towels Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.\n\n Enclosed garden with garden furniture. 1½-acre natural grounds with lawned area and orchard shared with Orchard Cottage at Braidwood Castle ref UK10671. Private parking for 2 cars. Please note The headroom is low from the stairs onto each floor level of the property. There is a fenced stream in the garden 20 yards away.\n\n This is an extraordinary place merging the history of a 500-year-old building with contemporary high-end comforts. It is like time travelling but Braidwood Castle also offers Wi-Fi a dishwasher and a fabulous en-suite master bedroom right at the top of the tower. Braidwood Castle is in a class of its own a rare gem owned by the same family for 350 years but however tempting it sounds please be aware that the stairs are steep and narrow and a stay here would not be advisable if you would usually prefer to take the lift Orchard Cottage set beside the tower ref UK10671 sleeping 2 would be a more suitable choice.\nSet in the lovely Clyde Valley and also known as Hallbar Tower Braidwood Castle has a venerable history being built around 1581 as a fortified tower to protect the Douglas family and neighbours from Border Reivers and it still is a refuge of peace today. The tower was restored with enormous care and attention to authentic historical detail throughout this ancient building and the great hall has a unique painted ceiling.\nThe somewhat austere exterior has crow-step gables narrow windows and an external parapet walkway with fantastic views over the Braidwood Burn and the surrounding countryside. The tower was designed of course for that very purpose of giving early warning of unwelcome visitors\nVery effective electric central heating helps maintain this ancient stone building and is very cosy for visitors too. A steep stone staircase with deep treads built within the 1.5-metre exterior wall connects each floor with the kitchendining room and a toilet on the ground floor. The kitchendining room has a stone floor a barrel-vaulted ceiling and is fully equipped. On the next floor is the great hall which has a low 5ft 6in doorway a huge original fireplace with a wood burner and it is beautifully furnished with period oak furniture and lovely fabrics. The painted ceiling shows heraldic motifs flowers and beasts of the forest reflecting the fact that hunting was an everyday pursuit 500 years ago. Just imagine an evening in the peace and warmth of this special room then going up onto the battlements to look at the moon and stars. The bedrooms are on the next three floors and include a pretty single room and well-appointed bathroom above the great hall. There is also a spacious twin bedroom with a wash hand basin period furnishings and a vaulted ceiling. Finally the master bedroom at the top of the tower is reached by going out onto the parapet walkway it has a good sized shower room and lovely period furnishings.\nThe surrounding enclosed 1½-acre grounds comprise native woodland and an orchard with a seating area which is shared with guests in Orchard Cottage. A walk leads to the River Clyde directly from the grounds. The central location of this historic tower house enables easy access to some wonderful countryside in the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve just north of Lanark 5 miles where there are way marked trails to explore while at the UNESCO New Lanark World Heritage Centre on the magnificent Falls of Clyde you can discover how life was lived at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Youngsters will love a visit to the Clyde Valley Family Park close by or enjoy a day in Glasgow which is very easy by train from Carluke. Shop 1 mile pub and restaurant ¾ mile.\nBraidwood Castle can be booked together with Orchard Cottage at Braidwood Castle ref UK10671 to accommodate up to 7 guests. " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/106/840/10664813.jpg UK10672

    Braidwood Castle - Braidwood Castle reviews collected by Reevoo

    8.4 out of 10 – based on 5 reviews

    Overall rating

    8.4

    Comfort and Equipment

    8.6

    Location

    8.8

    Cleanliness

    9.0

    Value for money

    8.6

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    8
    out of 10

    Great castle - it was such an exciting holiday for us as a family - I was a bit worried about our young one (3yrs old) managing the stairs as they were steep and of course - stone, but he aced them! My kids loved the adventure of being in a castle and the surroundings were idyllic. My only suggestion perhaps for improvement is if somehow the crumbling mortar in the kitchen could be controlled as there would be bits of the stone on the cooker etc. so it needed cleaning each time and my children were a bit worried about something dropping into their dinner ha ha! But that's what you get for a building old and with history - so no grumbles at all!

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    2019-08-01

    8
    out of 10

    Definitely one for the fit and active- but if you are that, then this is a wonderful place. Owing to the nature of the historic building, kitchen is cramped, so don't plan a dinner party, but perfectly adequate for family of 4

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    2019-06-09

    10
    out of 10

    The castle is amazing and a very challenging stay (stair climbing). Don't forget too duck and don’t forget to bring things down from your rooms or you will have a big climb back up to fetch it. We had sore heads and a sore eye but the stay was amazing the castle is perfect.

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    2019-04-23

    8
    out of 10

    Spectacular place to stay. My 3 kids (13,11 and 9) loved it. Complimentary basket of food and bottle of wine on arrival which was a very nice touch. Stairs are very steep and narrow and watch out for the low doorways but these retain the character of the building. We used it as a based to explore Edinburgh and Loch Lomond and surrounding areas. I would also recommend the Station Inn and La Piazza as places to eat in the evening for families.

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    2019-04-18

    8
    out of 10

    braidwood castle is stunning, has a very well equipt kitchen and peaceful location. may not be suitable for very young or old due to layout and 5 flights of very old stone steps. but if you are looking for something a little bit different with charm and character you wont go wrong with this property.

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    2019-04-09

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