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Crossbasket Castle

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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
Suites
5 Star accommodation
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All reviews afternoon tea sandwiches taster menu special occasion lounge menu small double room wonderful venue surrounding gardens my mums birthday cheese selection first class pre dinner drinks member of staff drawing room staff were attentive gift voucher cheese board
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed here one night to belatedly celebrate my husband's 70th birthday. We only live about 30 minutes from Crossbasket Castle and although my husband knew of the place he didn't know it was now a hotel so I had managed to surprise him! The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were invited to lunch by family members who live in High Blantyre, just a five minute drive from the Castle. We had never seen it before and our first impression was very favourable. The building has been beautifully renovated and the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a venue ! We undertook a 2 day wedding and it was magical. The food was prepared by a world class chef, the service was outstanding and the grounds out of this world.No wonder it is a small hotel of the world. A visit...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A stunningly restored mansion. The highly professional staff ushered us in for pre-lunch drinks and canopies before being taken to the opulent dining room. A beautifully presented and delicious, locally sourced and elegantly presented three course lunch made for a unique and memorable EXPERIENCE.More

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Response from CrossbasketCastle, General Manager at Crossbasket CastleResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear David M, Thank you so much for reviewing your recent visit to the Castle for lunch. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourself and that my team looked after you. We very much hope that we have you back again soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a special occasion recently with my friend. Customer service was cordial upon arrival leading us into sitting area and presented with menus. First impressions of sitting area was one of attempted grandiosity in keeping with the beautiful building and surrounding gardens. On closer...More

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Response from CrossbasketCastle, General Manager at Crossbasket CastleResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear JCMcGh, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Crossbasket Castle for afternoon tea. I am saddened to hear that you were unimpressed with the surroundings of the Stewart Room. We take great pride in being able to look...More

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Crossbasket & Estate History The tower of Crossbasket was erected in the early 15th century, and was a jointure, or dower-house of the Lindsays of Dunrod whose principal residence was the slightly earlier More Mains Castle. John Lindsay of Dunrod had been granted the lands of Kilbride by King Robert the Bruce in 1382 after the estate had been forfeited by the Comyns who had fought against the King. Lindsay was the successor to James Lindsay who had assisted the King in killing John III Comyn, Lord of Badenoch - also known as Red Comyn. Crossbasket remained in the hands of the Lindsays until the beginning of the seventeenth century, when the extravagance of Alexander of Dunrod ruined the family and caused the alienation of the estates. By 1747, the Castle was in the possession of the Peter family, who had acquired it from John Kincaid in the first decade of the 18th century. Kincaid himself had purchased the property in 1661. The most notable member of the Peter family, and resident of Crossbasket, was Thomas Peter who was the Dean of Guild of Glasgow from 1708-9, perhaps purchasing and moving to Crossbasket after this date. A later generation of Peter was a Lieutenant-General, and it is thought that the distinctive General's Bridge of 1790 nearby was either built by or named after him. Crossbasket House was occupied by many families during the 19th century including Alexander Downie, John Caddell, and most famously by the inventor and raincoat manufacturer, Charles Macintosh (1766–1843). Charles Macintosh was the celebrated inventor of waterproof cloth used in the manufacture of raincoats. Many of his experiments involved dyes and, as the mill on the River Calder at the rear of the house was originally constructed as a dye mill. By 1878, ownership of the Castle passed from Charles Macintosh to Alexander Downie and then John Cabbell. The latter sold the castle to Robert Clark. His son, James Clark was a partner in the Glasgow textile and trading company James Finlay & Co. He died at Crossbasket in 1876, and his son, John Kerr Clark continued the Clark family ownership of the castle until 1891 when it was sold to George Neilson and it was under the ownership of George Neilson that the building we recognise today was formed. The pattern of ownership continued. The merchant Thomas Dunlop Findlay owned the property from just after World War 1 until 1932 when it was sold to James Little. James Little donated the Castle to Dr Barnardo's homes around 1945. In the 1960s the James Little College was established at Crossbasket as a further education centre in Scotland. The Castle was sold in 1981 to the Latter Rain Ministries who ran the property as the Crossbasket Christian Centre until 2005. It was then sold to a developer with plans to turn the building into a series of apartments. After the developer went into administration, the building lay empty and near derelict until 2011, when it was then bought by current owners Steve and Alison Reid-Timoney who have invested £9m into transforming it into the luxurious hotel and event venue which it is today. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$204 - US$360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > South Lanarkshire > Blantyre
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$204 - US$360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > South Lanarkshire > Blantyre
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Room & Suite (44)
Dining (34)
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Family and Play Areas (3)
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It's very relaxed, I wore a smart dress.
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Sorry I didn't take menu either but I'm sure it's online ??? If not call them they very helpful I'm sure they would send u a copy .
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I am the exception here! I have some mobility problems (walk with a crutch after spinal surgery), so I just booked a car online - walked out the front door of Glasgow Central and they deposited me 25 mins later at the front... More
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"Only had lunch, did not stay in hotel"
877JeanetteM
2 weeks ago
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"The rooms are superb. If you want space combined with luxury and are stay no with more than yourselves, try..."
JRogers55
21 Sep 2018
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"Ask for a room with a bath if you prefer one, not all rooms have them"
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18 Feb 2018
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"All rooms are lovely, but the Mackintosh was our personal favourite"
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