The classic Norman Barrel vault room, which is the ground floor of the 14th Century Tower House or Keep. The entrance doorway and window in the hall were both formed in the 1980’s when the house was split into two houses. The door at the far end now takes you to the lobby of the kitchen and dining room, it was originally the foot of the spiral stairs that were added to the tower, probably in 15th Century.
Housed in a smaller vault, the utility has a small WC at the end, with sink. This also contains your washing machine, and lots of pegs you can dry any coats and waterproofs, that’s if it rains.
Architecturally, few kitchens can boast more unusual windows, the Tower House kitchen will remind those old enough of TV’s ‘Playschool’, with its arched, round and rectangular windows. We hope you will find everything you need in the kitchen including all your herbs and spices! We have tried to make the castle a home from home, and as such kitted out the kitchen hopefully with all the tools of a cook’s kitchen. If you can’t find anything you need please ask, we’re just next door.
Please don’t let my ancestors put you off your food, they’re good sorts really. The table will take up to 16 and with that many voices and laughs, how can you not enjoy the food, drink and merriment.
Stairs and Landing
The grand stairs were the main staircase for the Castle. More ancestral paintings are hung on the walls and space allows for some very large pictures. At the bottom of the stairs is our “snug” where there are giant bean bags, books, and a games table with foosball, mini-pool, air hockey etc. The King James Room is halfway up the stairs.
This beautiful Georgian Drawing room with exquisite cornicing and 10 foot high windows looks over Craufurdland Water below. The large marble fireplace keeps things nice and cosy. This room has ample space and seating for everyone in the house to gather. The large fireplace will keep you warm, whilst yet more ancestors on the walls keep an eye on proceedings. By all accounts they enjoyed the house too, so will watch with envy. A TV, DVD Surround Sound, Radio/CD with i-pod dock are all in this room.
- DVD player
- Private Garden
- Woodland to explore
- Mountain biking
- Lochan for fly fishing (extra charge)
- Tree Top Trials Highwire Obstacle course (extra charge)
- Crate Climbing (extra charge)
- Restaurant – The Laird’s Table
Butler Services (extra charge)
Should you require Butler services please contact Rosset Bespoke Butlers to arrange this service during your stay.