• About Knock Old Castle

    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.

    Ground Floor:
    4 steps down to...
    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.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    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).
    Separate toilet.
    Second Floor:

    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Third Floor:
    Bedroom 3:
    With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Fourth Floor:
    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.

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    Key information
    • icon-accomm-cottage

      Cottage

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      4 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 8 people

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      Yes 2 pet(s) allowed

    • Special Offers: There aren't any special offers at this time.
    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
      Barbecue
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Highchair
      Highchair
    • Sea view
      Sea view
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Television
      Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Luxury collection
      Luxury collection
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Heritage collection
      Heritage collection
    • Green scheme
      Green scheme
    • Coastal within 1 mile
      Coastal within 1 mile
    • Coastal within 3 miles
      Coastal within 3 miles
    • Coastal within 5 miles
      Coastal within 5 miles
    • Hot tubs - private
      Hot tubs - private
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "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. \n\n\nKnock 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.\nFrom 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.\nThe 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.\nAyrshire 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.\nCulzean 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.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nGround Floor\n\n4 steps down to...\n\nCastle keepliving room 1 \nWith wood burner beams and wooden floor.\n\nKitchendining room \nWith electric oven electric hob microwave fridge freezer dishwasher washerdryer beams wooden floor and patio doors leading to courtyard.\n\nSeparate toilet.\nFirst Floor\nLiving room 2 \nWith wood burner 48 Freeview TV DVD player CD player beams and patio doors leading to balcony.\n\nBedroom 1 \nWith twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle no toilet.\n\nSeparate toilet.\nSecond Floor\n\n\nBedroom 2 \nWith twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.\n\nThird Floor\nBedroom 3 \nWith twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.\n\nFourth Floor\nBedroom 4 \nWith super kingsize bed and Velux windows.\n\nTower \nWith sauna.\n\nBiomass 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. \n\n\n\n\n\n" https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/130/840/1308153.jpg UKC868

    Knock Old Castle reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.6 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews

    Overall rating

    9.6

    Comfort and Equipment

    9.5

    Location

    9.6

    Cleanliness

    9.9

    Value for money

    9.6

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    10
    out of 10

    The most amazing fairytale castle that we didn’t have to share ! The place is to die for and we had all the grounds to explore as well. Near to beautiful Largs and the ferry to island hop ! We celebrated our anniversary there with a hand fasting ceremony my husband in his kilt and me in my wedding dress a medieval gown , what a fitting setting. One word to describe it MAGICAL 😍💕💗

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    2019-08-13

    10
    out of 10

    No amount of pictures can prepare you for the breathtaking beauty of this property, we have just had the most amazing two weeks here and being able to take the dogs was fantastic. The castle is stunning and restored to an incredibly high standard, the lawns and grounds are also fabulous and there is so much space. The town is also really lovely and there is lots to do in the area. We booked to go again while we were still there and can’t wait to return. A truly unique property which does not disappoint!

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    2019-07-27

    10
    out of 10

    Absolutely loved the castle, was gutted that we had to leave :) the owners are very welcoming and accommodating. Would 100% recommend this place to anyone looking for a holiday with a bit of a difference.

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    2019-06-28

    8
    out of 10

    Fantastic house in a beautiful location, bedrooms well appointed but stairs and access difficult with children. Kitchen facilities not suitable for large groups as only one small oven with integral grill, double oven needed. Local staff were great hot tub cleaned regularly, lots to do around the grounds . Great place for family holiday .

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    2019-05-02

    9
    out of 10

    Had a great time staying in a castle - 2 families with kids. It was just before Christmas so it was decorated with lots of Christmas decorations and a tree which we loved. Plenty of space for kids to run around and explore. We were also able to take our dogs which meant our whole family could enjoy the experience. Loved the attention to detail - there were things for the dogs, games and toys for the kids and even bath robes in the top bedroom for using to come down the turret stairs.

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    2019-01-20

    10
    out of 10

    We had such a fab time at Old Knock castle- we will be back- one thing that could be improved is the top double room really lacked storage space and hanging space for clothes. This is hard to achieve in a bedroom in the eaves by possibly a small clothes rail or even a couple of hooks on the wall as you enter the room would be a help. Other than that, we all loved it!

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    2018-11-26

    10
    out of 10

    Brilliant property for a big family getaway! We went for a 50th birthday celebration to stay somewhere special and it didn't disappoint. I give it 10/10 for everything apart from few little niggles on equipment e.g. 2 slice toaster but adequate for amount of guests, few cooking utensils and bowls to add to collection. The view is breathtaking and the attention to detail in all the rooms is amazing, would definately go again and recommend highly to others.

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    2018-11-13

    10
    out of 10

    Wonderful stay! We loved every minute of our stay! Thank you! Thank you!

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    2018-11-03

    10
    out of 10

    A truly unique and magical experience! The castle is very comfortable and has been filled with quality furnishings etc. Read the story of it's history and refurbishment if you go, it's fascinating. You can meet the lovely owners too who made us feel very welcome. The welcome pack was a first for me and was very useful. The view from the hot tub was the best I've ever had. Look out for the Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales toilet too. 4 floors and lots of stairs so not suitable for people with mobility issues. Our whole group had a wonderful time.

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    2018-09-26

    10
    out of 10

    Great place. Quirky and comfortable.

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    2018-09-12

    10
    out of 10



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    2019-04-20

    8
    out of 10



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    2018-11-06

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