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Crossbasket Castle

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  • Excellent82%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“afternoon tea”(41 reviews)
“sandwiches”(18 reviews)
“taster menu”(7 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had lunch here, courtesy of a gift voucher from our daughter. The hotel itself is a lovely old castle set in beautiful grounds. Meals are the product of the renowned chefs, Albert and Michel Roux, which really says it all as...More

Thank John W
Response from CrossbasketCastle, General Manager at Crossbasket CastleResponded 4 days ago

Dear John W, Thank you for your review of your recent visit! I am delighted to hear that you that enjoyed your lunch with us. I will certainly pass on your feedback to our Chefs. We hope that you come back again soon. Kind regards...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was such a beautiful hotel and the staff was great. We overall had a fantastic time during the two nights we stayed. It's a great place to disconnect, and relax... but it's a bit far and not very convenient to get to. A few...More

Thank Erik P
Response from CrossbasketCastle, General Manager at Crossbasket CastleResponded 4 days ago

Dear Erik P, Thank you so much for your kind words. It was our great pleasure to have you both come and stay with us recently. We take your point on board regarding having a shuttle available for your guests as it something that has...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning location for a wedding , and 5* treatment from arriving to leaving , the Castle is beautiful and enchanting and the gardens stunning , but the icing on the cake were the staff, so polite and attentive all day and night , glasses...More

1  Thank jeemScotland
Response from CrossbasketCastle, General Manager at Crossbasket CastleResponded 4 days ago

Dear JeemScotland, I am thrilled to hear your lovely feedback on the staff we have at Crossbasket Castle. I am extremely proud of them all, and will certainly have your comments shared with the team. We do hope that you have the opportunity to come...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would rate the property as “Excellent” but the overall experience as “Very Good” due to its location and service subtleties that were lacking. For instance, both evenings we elected to go outdoors to relax by the fountain and ordered a drink from the bar....More

Thank 323PAULH
Response from CrossbasketCastle, General Manager at Crossbasket CastleResponded 4 days ago

Dear 323PaulH, Thank you very much for taking time to review your recent visit to Crossbasket Castle. Please accept my sincere apology that your glasses were not refilled whilst enjoying the sunshine by the fountain. I will speak with my team to ensure that this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Private dinner with taster menu inc wines. Lovely room with excellent service from the staff, the each course and wine was explain to us and the staff were attentive through out. The hotel and setting was beautiful.More

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

Dear Maggi G, It was our great pleasure to host you for dinner this week. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on your experience. I do hope that you get to come and enjoy the Castle again some time...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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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
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Room types
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Response from GirlyShirley | Reviewed this property |
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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"Skip the dessert, choose cheese"
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"We stayed in the gate lodge which sleeps 4."
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