Braidwood Castle - Braidwood Castle Pet Friendly, Braidwood, near Carluke, Lanarkshire

Holidays at Braidwood Castle - Braidwood Castle, Braidwood, near Carluke, Lanarkshire : Sleeps 5

Braidwood Castle - Braidwood Castle, Braidwood, near Carluke, Lanarkshire Braidwood Castle - Braidwood Castle (UK10672) - Lanarkshire

Braidwood Castle - Braidwood Castle (UK10672) - sleeps 5

Braidwood Castle in Braidwood, near Carluke, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley sleeps 5 people. Braidwood Castle near Carluke is an extraordinary place, merging the history of a 500-year-old building with contemporary, high-end comforts. It is like time travelling, but Braidwood Castle also offers Wi-Fi, a dishwasher and a fabulous en-suite master bedroom right at the top of the tower. Braidwood Castle is in a class of its own, a rare gem owned by the same family for 350 years, but however tempting it sounds, please be aware that the stairs are steep and narrow, and a stay here would not be advisable if you would usually prefer to take the lift! Orchard Cottage set beside the tower (ref UK10671 [Orchard Cottage], sleeping 2) would be a more suitable choice.

Set in the lovely Clyde Valley and also known as Hallbar Tower, Braidwood Castle has a venerable history, being built around 1581 as a fortified tower to protect the Douglas family and neighbours from Border Reivers, and it still is a refuge of peace today. The tower was restored with enormous care and attention to authentic historical detail throughout this ancient building, and the great hall has a unique, painted ceiling.

The somewhat austere exterior has crow-step gables, narrow windows and an external parapet walkway with fantastic views over the Braidwood Burn and the surrounding countryside. The tower was designed, of course, for that very purpose of giving early warning of unwelcome visitors!

Very effective electric central heating helps maintain this ancient stone building and is very cosy for visitors too. A steep stone staircase with deep treads, built within the 1.5-metre exterior wall, connects each floor with the kitchen/dining room and a toilet on the ground floor. The kitchen/dining room has a stone floor, a barrel-vaulted ceiling and is fully equipped. On the next floor is the great hall, which has a low (5ft 6in) doorway, a huge original fireplace with a wood burner and it is beautifully furnished with period oak furniture and lovely fabrics. The painted ceiling shows heraldic motifs, flowers and beasts of the forest, reflecting the fact that hunting was an everyday pursuit 500 years ago. Just imagine an evening in the peace and warmth of this special room, then going up onto the battlements to look at the moon and stars. The bedrooms are on the next three floors, and include a pretty single room and well-appointed bathroom above the great hall. There is also a spacious twin bedroom with a wash hand basin, period furnishings and a vaulted ceiling. Finally, the master bedroom, at the top of the tower, is reached by going out onto the parapet walkway; it has a good sized shower room and lovely period furnishings.

The surrounding enclosed 1½-acre grounds comprise native woodland, and an orchard with a seating area which is shared with guests in Orchard Cottage. A walk leads to the River Clyde directly from the grounds. The central location of this historic tower house enables easy access to some wonderful countryside in the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve just north of Lanark, 5 miles, where there are way marked trails to explore, while at the UNESCO New Lanark World Heritage Centre on the magnificent Falls of Clyde, you can discover how life was lived at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Youngsters will love a visit to the Clyde Valley Family Park close by, or enjoy a day in Glasgow which is very easy by train from Carluke. The shop is 1 mile from Braidwood Castle near Carluke, with the pub and restaurant ¾ mile from Braidwood Castle.

Braidwood Castle can be booked together with Orchard Cottage at Braidwood Castle (ref UK10671 [Orchard Cottage]) to sleep up to 7 people.

Ground Floor:
Step to entrance.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, vaulted ceiling and flagstone floor.
Separate toilet.
Very steep and narrow stairs with deep treads to...

First Floor:
Great hall: With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Very steep and narrow stairs with deep treads to...

Second Floor:
Bedroom 1: With single bed.
Very steep and narrow stairs with deep treads to...

Third Floor:
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and vaulted ceiling.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
External gantry walkway to...

Fourth Floor:
Bedroom 3: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with garden furniture. 1½-acre natural grounds with lawned area and orchard (shared with Orchard Cottage at Braidwood Castle ref UK10671 [Orchard Cottage]). Private parking for 2 cars. Please note: The headroom is low from the stairs onto each floor level of the property. There is a fenced stream in the garden 20 yards away. Holidays at Braidwood Castle, Braidwood Castle run from Friday to Friday.

Pets allowed at Braidwood Castle - Braidwood Castle.


Property Details

pets welcome : sleeps 5 people : 3 bedrooms : dishwasher : enclosed garden/patio : garden / patio : golf nearby : highchair : pub within 1 mile : pets - no charge : woodburning stove : Wi-Fi : cot available : washing machine : heritage collection : castle : parking - on site : shower cubicle :

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Prices at Braidwood Castle - Braidwood Castle
Friday 6 September 2019 for 7 nights: £725
Friday 4 October 2019 for 7 nights: £755
Friday 18 October 2019 for 7 nights: £975
Friday 8 November 2019 for 7 nights: £705
Friday 15 November 2019 for 7 nights: £705
Friday 22 November 2019 for 7 nights: £705
Friday 29 November 2019 for 7 nights: £705
Friday 6 December 2019 for 7 nights: £705
Friday 13 December 2019 for 7 nights: £705
Friday 27 December 2019 for 7 nights: £1385
Friday 3 January 2020 for 7 nights: £699
Friday 10 January 2020 for 7 nights: £699
Friday 17 January 2020 for 7 nights: £699
Friday 24 January 2020 for 7 nights: £699
Friday 31 January 2020 for 7 nights: £709
Friday 7 February 2020 for 7 nights: £709
Friday 14 February 2020 for 7 nights: £795
Friday 21 February 2020 for 7 nights: £719
Friday 28 February 2020 for 7 nights: £719
Friday 6 March 2020 for 7 nights: £719

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West Calder in West Lothian is 15 miles
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Features at Braidwood Castle - Braidwood Castle

Sleeps 5
Car Parking
Cot Available
Dishwasher
Enclosed Garden
Golf
High Chair
Pets
Pub less than a mile
Washing Machine
WiFi
Wood Burning Stove



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