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Enjoy a Luxury Christmas in a Scottish Castle

Why not escape to your own luxury Scottish Castle this Christmas? The five star East Wing of the Castle on Blair Estate in Ayrshire is available for both Christmas and Hogmanay 2020, offering a high-end retreat at the end of a tough year.

As a luxury self-catering experience and packed full of castle comfort, the East Wing has five bedrooms each with their own bathrooms, plenty of sumptuous sofas, a state of the art kitchen, plus over 220 acres of gorgeous estate including 30 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens for crisp morning walks in the Scottish air.

Comfort comes first at Blair, with handmade beds piled with luxurious bed linen, goose-down duvets and pillows, fluffy towels, cashmere throws and Noble Isle bathroom treats. Set over four floors, the East Wing includes large and spacious shared spaces and a large entrance hall for wet gear. A luxury coffee machine, the all-important jigsaw puzzles and board games, a drinks fridge and festive decorations including tree make this the perfect location for a Scottish family Christmas.

Visitors can reach Blair Estate in as little as 25 minutes from Glasgow Airport, and it’s close to the Scottish Border with fast motorway access, making it easy to reach from all over the UK and internationally.

Prices for the East Wing start from £995 a night for a three-night minimum stay on a self-catering basis.

For a more cosy retreat, the Estate has a hideaway Garden Cottage, with two en-suite bedrooms and its own garden starting from £295 also on a three-night minimum stay on a self-catering basis.

The main Castle on the Blair Estate which must be booked on an exclusive use basis is a much-loved family home and is perfect for staycations, family reunions, private house parties, celebrations, corporate meetings and events. With 16 bedrooms, butler and house staff including an in-house executive chef, and the best in service, the Castle can be booked in advance for small and larger groups. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of activities from foraging to mini highland games, gin and whisky tastings and falconry. The estate has been awarded the ‘We’re good to go’ COVID-19 industry-standard, signifying compliance to Government and public health guidance.


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