Historic, Luxurious & Exclusive
Step back in time as you walk through the wooden doors that lead into the Gothic front entrance hall of Killochan Castle, a grade A listed stone building dating back 700 years. Feel immersed in the medieval atmosphere that the original stone staircase creates as it gently guides you into the most important room of Killochan where you will find not a stone fortress for medieval soldiers, but a luxurious palatial home that can accommodate parties for up to 60 people and dinner parties for up to 48 guests.
The Great Hall
The impressive and spacious Great Hall is the heart of the castle. Graced with antique furniture, artwork depicting historical scenes and events associated with the castle, and a restored original grand fireplace, above which sits the Cathcart of Carleton coat of arms, a nod to the original family owners. The impressive chandelier is over 2 metres in length.
This vast and spacious room would not be out of place in any European palace, with dimensions of 11.1m x 5.9m and a height of 4.5 metres. In the Great Hall, you will find access to two more turret staircases, the service staircase and the secret staircase leading you to one of the master bedrooms above.
The outstanding ceiling mural was created by an Italian artist from Florence and took a long period to complete. It’s an extraordinary painting that honours the Cathcart clan and Killochan Castle. A truly fantastic hand-painted artwork depicting the 1513 battle of Flodden in which 3 members of the Cathcart clan died in a battle against the English forces; the 3rd Lord of Cathcart Alan, and his two brothers Robert and John Cathcart.
The Dining Room
A beautiful and magnificent room, exquisitely decorated with a trompe d’oil effect ceiling and an imposing dining table at the centre of the room laid with the finest antique silverware sourced from the most established silver traders in London.
The period dining room has been restored to its former glory, allowing ample space for drinks, gatherings and a true banquet dinner. Our private chefs, from some of Britain’s finest hotels and restaurants are on hand to prepare your bespoke and selected menus.
With a whole Castle at your disposal to discover, who knows what you will find behind all the little doors, and secret walls! A sneak peak into The Snug where the whisky is enjoyed, and the stories can be told long into the night!
One of the most welcoming, comfortable rooms in the castle is the TV room. Perfect for putting your feet up after a day of recreational activities in the grounds or for pulling out the boardgames for a family night of trivia and friendly competition.
Watching movies in the cinema room is one of life’s great pleasures. The seats are comfortable, and the sound system is perfect for a great night when you want to escape through the magic of the silver screen.
Happy Hour Deck
Climb to the highest point in the castle and you will experience the most breath taking views of the countryside, towards the town of Girvan and beyond the Firth of Clyde. Eagles may well swoop beneath you, deer can be seen in the neighbouring woods and fields, the happy hour deck is simply ‘The Vantage Point’.
The Castle is set on the estate which is covers 143 acres of land, with established forests, a fast flowing river fed by smaller streams and landscaped gardens.
The Estate has both fishing & stalking rights which is available to the castle guests during their stay. Ghillies and deerstalkers can be arranged for all guests requirements.
The estate still boasts some working agricultural fields, in both livestock and wheat, along with ancient woodlands with many species to explore.
The estate has bespoke hiking and mountain biking trails, which have been custom built for the guests entertainment. The Estate Manager will guide guests accordingly.