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Stay in Castle: Royal Apartment on Seaside Estate

SuperhostPortpatrick, Scotland, United Kingdom
Castle hosted by Anne
8 guests4 bedrooms5 beds3 bathrooms

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This is a private and self-contained apartment inside an Edwardian historic castle. Lovingly restored to the highest specs, but with all the charming original details: the art deco spiral staircase, blond wood floor, and classic windowpanes. Flooded with lights, full of modern comforts (speedy wifi, Smart TV, biomass heating) 2000 acres of glen walks, forests, beaches, lochs, gardens & waterfalls to explore. Vast lawn for games & courtyard for BBQ. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8 comfortably.

The space
A fascinating fusion unfurls inside an Edwardian Castle in form of the apartment. There's an unusual architectural interplays within this unique Castle apartment, hidden down a private drive in deep Scottish countryside. At first glance, the Apartment is grandly presented inside a 19th-century castle, but a closer inspection reveals contemporary features dovetailed into the original design, cleverly expanding the space and light, to create a luxury self-catering homestay that's bespoke down to the last detail.

Traditional vintage charm combines with boutique flair inside, with many secret spots to sit and absorb the tranquil grounds. Every effort has been made to preserve original features of the Castle, including the stripped-back blond hardwood floor, and the art deco spiral stairs case from a Glaswegian company at the height of its industrial heyday. History buffs will particularly delight at the original furniture, art works and artifacts dotted throughout the space.

With its double-floor loft style, the apartment will appeal to those with passion for architecture and history. Persian rugs cover the gorgeous reclaimed wood floor, original to the Castle. An arcadia mural stands prominently in the living room and family space. Mid-century leather sofa and gold coffee table, alongside leather rocking chairs and an upcycled wood burning stove will make sure you lounge in true Mad-Men style. A modern kitchen with muted jade colours and breakfast bar will encourage lengthy lingerings alongside poached eggs. With a nod to mid-century inspiration, ghost chairs around the dining area opens up the space to connect the kitchen and the lounge.

Four bedrooms make slumberous havens. Plush wall-to-wall carpets are throughout the top floor, alongside three very spacious full bathrooms. The collection of beds in the apartment is definitely something to write home about: Italianate canopy bed, 18th-century antique mahogany single beds, linen-upholstered and brass-studded rococo bed, and the grand colonial style reclaimed wood bed will ensure the sweetest sleeps.

Guest access
The 2000-acre Dunskey Estate is your private pleasure ground. You'll roam freely and will typically encounter no one during your stay in this truly hidden and magnificent gem in Scotland.

Please note: the Estate's walled garden is undergoing extensive renovation during late 2020 to 2021. It is only accessible to our team members during this time.

Other things to note
PLEASE NOTE: We charge based on the number of guests staying, with rooms made available at double occupancy. Please be sure to request the right number of bedrooms by reserving for the correct number of guests.

We have a non-refundable policy for this listing.
Guests can book a Non-refundable reservation for a 10% discount, or book a Strict reservation at full price. The lowest price will appear in the page for this listing, and guests can then choose the price accordingly.

Non-refundable means guests can only get a refund of the taxes and cleaning fee if they cancel before check-in. This applies to all cancellations including those with Covid-related reasons.

We allow one pet per stay. We do charge 60gbp/pet per stay as we must deep clean to remove allergens for future guests.
This is a private and self-contained apartment inside an Edwardian historic castle. Lovingly restored to the highest specs, but with all the charming original details: the art deco spiral staircase, blond wood floor, and classic windowpanes. Flooded with lights, full of modern comforts (speedy wifi, Smart TV, biomass heating) 2000 acres of glen walks, forests, beaches, lochs, gardens & waterfalls to explore. Vast law… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Hangers
Hair dryer
Heating
Indoor fireplace
TV
Fire extinguisher
Washing machine

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Portpatrick, Scotland, United Kingdom

You're not simply staying in a Castle: you are staying on one of the most beautiful spots on the planet. Dunskey Estate boasts two waterfalls, two lochs, and three beaches, with the most magnificent walks along the craggy Scottish coastline. This pleasure ground will be completely yours to explored, including a private walled garden and a maze. You will have the time of your life, I promise.
You're not simply staying in a Castle: you are staying on one of the most beautiful spots on the planet. Dunskey Estate boasts two waterfalls, two lochs, and three beaches, with the most magnificent walks along…

Hosted by Anne

Joined in September 2013
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Reading is my life, especially if the books are by women of colour. I am also a proud and outspoken feminist who is passionate about racial justice, rural development, and voting rights. Smashing the patriarchy is our family's most favoritest activity :-) . Our family has been working on the Dunskey Project for the last few years, and we believe in transformative, compassionate, and value-driven hospitality. My children, Poi and Beebop, love pho and Vietnamese ginger chicken more than life itself. They're also partial to whacking nettles and swinging under the chestnut tree in the back of the Castle. We raise our children and ourselves with service as the core determinant of our lives. Also we listen to lots of podcasts and go for many aimless walks all around this remote corner of Scotland. The mushrooms are amazing teachers too!
Reading is my life, especially if the books are by women of colour. I am also a proud and outspoken feminist who is passionate about racial justice, rural development, and voting r…
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Check-in: 16:00 - 23:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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