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Crossbasket Castle

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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
Restaurant
Room Service
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5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been for lunch and dinner at the Crossbasket’s and can say the experience of the great food is sensational. A big mention must go to the staff as well who are always pleasant and professional, nothing is too much trouble for them to ensure...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank joe d
Response from CrossbasketCastle, General Manager at Crossbasket CastleResponded 2 days ago

Dear Joe and Charlotte, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience at Crossbasket Castle. I am tremendously proud of the team I have working with me, and I am always delighted to hear such fantastic feedback regarding them. I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife has become very skilled at finding great places to stay. She hit the bullseye this time. After driving through somewhat uninspiring suburbs, the castle sits isolated in a depression surrounded by beautiful grounds and trees. The quite substantial Calder river that flows quickly...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from CrossbasketCastle, General Manager at Crossbasket CastleResponded 2 days ago

Dear iangilf, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay at Crossbasket Castle. I am delighted that your wife found out about the Castle and booked for you both to stay here. The castle has been through a huge transformation...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived on Christmas Eve and stayed for Christmas. It couldn't have been better. The room was amazing - large, beautiful, everything you could want! The staff were fantastic - very helpful and friendly - everyone we spoke to was lovely. The meals were awesome...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Marion D
Response from CrossbasketCastle, General Manager at Crossbasket CastleResponded 2 days ago

Dear Marion D, Thank you very much for writing about your recent visit to the castle. It was our great pleasure to have you stay with us over Christmas. I am always delighted to hear positive comments about my team and will certainly pass on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took my Mother for afternoon tea to Crossbasket last year just before Christmas and we loved it, so we decided to make it a new tradition and do it again this year. Last year, we thought the standard and contents of the afternoon tea...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from CrossbasketCastle, General Manager at Crossbasket CastleResponded 2 days ago

Dear Clara381, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your afternoon tea at Crossbasket Castle. I am truly sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the experience this year as much as your previous visit. This is certainly not the usual...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a pre-Christmas afternoon tea here last Sunday and were impressed by the warm welcome from the countless staff. The drawing room was the perfect setting within this lovely country house. Tables were neatly laid out with cloth napkins and real tea cups. Choice...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from CrossbasketCastle, General Manager at Crossbasket CastleResponded 2 days ago

Dear Finisterre72, Thank you so much for writing about your recent visit to Crossbasket Castle. I am delighted to hear that you loved the surroundings in the Stewart Room, personally I think its my favourite room at the Castle. Next time you are visiting for...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, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$237 - US$378 (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, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$237 - US$378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > South Lanarkshire > Blantyre
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"We were in the Mackintosh Room on the first floor."
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5 Dec 2018
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"Only had lunch, did not stay in hotel"
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7 Nov 2018
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