• 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.

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      Cottage

    • Asset 46

      4 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 8 people

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      Yes 2 pet(s) allowed

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    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

    9.4 out of 10 – based on 13 reviews

    Overall rating

    9.4

    Comfort and Equipment

    9.4

    Location

    9.2

    Cleanliness

    9.4

    Value for money

    9.2

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    10
    out of 10

    We had the most wonderful week staying at Knock Old Castle. When we booked, we had not expected it to be even better than the pictures. The detail on the building is incredible, every single element has been thought through very carefully. It really is a fairytale setting, perfect for our honeymoon with our 3 children. They are aged between 9 and 15, all had the most amazing time. We didn’t have one moment of boredom from them, we were content enough to not even leave. We took a trip to Glasgow to go to the snow centre where a session of skiing and snow boarding was had. Overall, out of all the holidays we have had, it was voted the best by far and we can’t wait to return. Thank you to Nicky and Bruce, incredibly thoughtful hosts, great at communicating and we were grateful for the welcome tray of delights.

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    2020-03-01

    9
    out of 10

    Knock Old Castle is truly magical! Throughout our week long stay we were finding new quirky little hidden gems every day. The attention to detail that has gone into creating the castle is absolutely phenomenal. We all commented on how well we all slept, the quality of the bedding and mattress really does show. It is fair to say Knock Old Castle is one of the most interesting and wacky places we have ever stayed and we thoroughly loved our stay. Just a warning, Largs and all the surrounding towns are extremely run down and there is not a great deal to do in any of them! In all fairness, you don't really want to leave the castle and there is so much to do and explore in and around it.

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    2020-02-06

    10
    out of 10

    We had the most amazing stay in this wonderful castle-the best property by far that we have stayed in. The occasion was my granddaughter's 9th birthday celebration and the children loved the quirkiness of this beautiful castle. The views from the hot tub were stunning.

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    2019-11-13

    7
    out of 10

    Fantastic weekend break away with the Girls, location absolutely wonderful and stunning, unfortunately a few niggles with finishing touches and the 'little things' (all easily rectified) plus a problem with the water supply meant it just didn't quite live up to the very high expectations of luxury set by all the marketing materials and cost.

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    2019-11-07

    10
    out of 10

    Pleasantly quirky and unusual. Great opportunity to live in a castle, be it only for a week! Highly recommend

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    2019-10-15

    10
    out of 10

    Great family holiday, something for everyone

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    2019-09-22

    9
    out of 10

    Excellent location with lovely panoramic views

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    2019-08-30

    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
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    2019-09-05

    10
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    2019-04-20

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