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Crossbasket House Stoneymeadow Road Crossbasket Estate, Blantyre G72 9UE Scotland See on map
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
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5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The most gorgeous hotel, we had a fantastic afternoon tea in fantastic surroundings. It's expensive, but definitely worth it for a special treat 😊 It was my friend's 50th, and my brother treated myself & Mum for Christmas - lovely day out, will definitely be...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got this for my friend and asked for a table near the fire place. From the moment we walked in they made us both feel special and that they were expecting us. Lots of lovely sandwiches and beautiful cakes, only down side was that they...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nicely renovated castle. Beautifully furnished and spacious rooms. Great bathroom as well. Going back in time, but still offering all modern comfort. Excellent service. The 5 o'clock tea with its cakes is just delicious. Unfortunately we couldn't test the restaurant as it's closed on...More

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Response from CrossbasketCastle, General Manager at Crossbasket CastleResponded 1 week ago

Dear Daschou, Thank you very much for writing a review on your recent stay at Crossbasket Castle. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the service we provided during your visit. We do hope that you have the opportunity to come...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had booked afternoon tea at this beautiful establishment We were greeted at the entrance by two lovely members of staff and shown to our table. The room is so tranquil and was filled with sunshine today. There was no pressure to...More

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Response from CrossbasketCastle, General Manager at Crossbasket CastleResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kat C, Thank you so much for reviewing your recent visit to Crossbasket Castle for Afternoon Tea. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and will certainly pass on your comments to Chef regarding the cakes and scones that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of staying here on a Monday night on a recent business trip. Alas, the Roux restaurant is closed on Monday's, as it would have been good to try the food there. Set in lovely grounds in a quiet location, with a stunning...More

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Response from CrossbasketCastle, General Manager at Crossbasket CastleResponded 1 week ago

Dear Leedsaway67, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review on your recent stay at Crossbasket Castle. It was my pleasure to have you stay with us, and I do hope that I will see you again on your return visit....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, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$295 - US$590 (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, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$295 - US$590 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > South Lanarkshire > Blantyre
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Room & Suite (42)
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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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"Ask for a room with a bath if you prefer one, not all rooms have them"
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"All rooms are lovely, but the Mackintosh was our personal favourite"
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