This 14th-century castle is the perfect retreat for a luxurious gathering with family, where you can relax with your feet up around the wood burner.
Knock Old Castle dates back to the 14th-century and has been fantastically resurrected by the current owner into a truly unique, whimsical, fairytale castle. In what has been a 5 year long project, this detached castle has been lovingly restored. Local craftsmen have utilised their skills, imagination and expertise to make this property into something that will amaze every guest.
From the quirky doors and interior, where no straight lines will be found, to the sauna in the tower, and the painted ceiling in the keep, to the stunning views over the sea from the glass domed lookout, and not forgetting the sheep grazing on the wild flower roof. Old Knock Castle will be sure to exceed every expectation.
The castle is situated on the Ayrshire coast, in a private setting, 200 yards from the owner’s home, with only a short walk from the shore and close to the bustling town of Largs with its shops, restaurants and promenade. This holiday property is ideally located to explore the islands of Cumbrae, Arran and the Isle of Bute. Ferries run to Dunoon and the Cowal Peninsula, giving access to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.
Ayrshire offers a varying coastline with villages, beaches and rocky coves to explore, and is an ideal location for cyclists and walkers, with Skelmorlie heralding the start of the Ayrshire Coastal Path, a 100 mile long coastal walk. Inland there is walking, cycling, gardens and castles to visit, riding, fishing, racing and a choice of golf courses, including the world famous open venues of Troon Prestwick and Turnberry.
Culzean Castle Country Park, extending over 550 acres, has a network of wooded trails passing along the beach. Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily reached for a day trip, with rail links available from the town. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
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Castle keep/living room 1: With wood burner, beams and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, beams, wooden floor and patio doors leading to courtyard.
Living room 2: With wood burner, 48" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, beams and patio doors leading to balcony.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle (no toilet).
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 4: With super kingsize bed and Velux windows.
Tower: With sauna.
Biomass central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burners included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Courtyard with lawned area, sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Private sauna. Hot tub for 7 (private). Bike store. Private parking for 8 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are steep steps throughout the property and grounds. There is an unfenced stream in the garden, 10 yards away.