• 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.

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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

    9.0 out of 10 – based on 5 reviews

    Overall rating

    9.0

    Comfort and Equipment

    8.8

    Location

    9.2

    Cleanliness

    9.8

    Value for money

    9.0

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    10
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    Well what can I say? I have fallen in love with Hallbar Tower (Braidwood Castle) After years of seeing ruined tower houses and private ones we were so excited to have found this one to rent. To say that we were excited was an understatement and we weren't dissapointed. The location is great for exploring the Clyde Valley but the star of the show I'd the Tower, perfectly restored, yes you are going to crack your head on every door frame if you are over 5ft tall and curse, but this does not detract from the absolute delight of staying in the property, and yes the stairs are very steep but you will get used to that, at the end of the day it's a 16th century fortified tower house. The 'garret' bedroom is a delight and to climb the stairs at night and then to stand on the walkway and stare at the stars before entering the warm cosy bedroom was delightful and the shower in the ensuite was terrific. As you might have gathered by now, we loved the place, just remember to leave things where you need them as to leave your glasses on the top floor when you are in the kitchen is a pain. The welcome basket was lovely, the only thing missing would be some milk in the fridge on arrival for a cup of tea on arrival. Would I stay here again? In a heart beat.....

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    2019-12-01

    10
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    Had a great time! The accommodations were comfortable other than the obvious steep stair climb, which was already mentioned in the literature on line. Would recommend this as adventure in an old medieval tower fortress castle. Was also cool to know my ancestors built this centuries ago.

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    2019-09-15

    9
    out of 10

    Loved the castle but it's definitely not the place to stay if you don't like climbing steep and narrow stairs!

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    2019-09-08

    8
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    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
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    2019-11-05

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