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Glenapp Castle is a fairytale castle hidden on the beautiful Ayrshire coast in Ballantrae, Scotland. Imagine exquisite rooms and outstanding cuisine. Perfect for rest and relaxation. The luxurious, award winning five star hotel provides an intimate level of service, with genuine attention to detail. It has great beauty in its period furnishings and interiors and through the breath-taking gardens, forest and the seascapes that surround that castle.

Unfortunately the castle has yet to finalise their New Year package. However I have enclosed a copy of last year's package to give you a flavour of what is offered.

Christmas Eve
Light lunch available from 1pm – 3pm;
Afternoon Tea with Champagne 3pm – 5pm whilst listening to the castle/s pianist on the Grand Bosendorfer piano;
Carols by candlelight in the castle entrance hall at 6:45pm;
A six-course dinner amidst the famous Glenapp Christmas decorations 7pm - 9:30pm;
Goodnight from the Glenapp piper 10pm;
Drinks in the drawing room by the fire.

Christmas Day
Scottish breakfast 8am – 11am;
Santa leaves his presents in your room or under the Christmas Tree 11:15am;
Christmas Day service at Ballantrae church 11:30am;
Pre-lunch Champagne with a four-course Glenapp Christmas lunch to be remembered with chefs David Alexander and Tyron Ellul 1pm - 2:30pm;
Queen’s Speech in the library 3pm;
Endless possibilities for walks, on the coast, in the glen, and through the estate;
Buffet followed by Scottish ceilidh band in the drawing room 7:30pm – 9:30pm;
Night-cap, fresh air, and bedtime;
Midnight Christmas service in Ballantrae.

Boxing Day
Scottish breakfast 8am – 11am;
Morning activities from your own choices;
Buffet lunch 1pm – 2:30pm;
Afternoon...choose from a stunning list of activities and experiences both on and off the estate;
Scottish delight, a three-course gourmet dinner with a harpist 7pm – 9pm;
Optional stargazing with a Dark Sky Ranger, including hot-chocolate and marshmallows.

27 December
Scottish breakfast 8am – 11am;
Checkout up to 1pm with extension to 3pm, when available.


Stay an extra one or two nights and enrol for the Glenapp half-day cookery school for £150 per person, led by Glenapp’s top chefs. The plan is for you to delight and impress your own guests with your culinary skill!

27 December cookery school timings:
2:30pm – 6pm

28 December cookery school timings:
10am – 1:30pm
2:30pm – 6pm

For these extra nights – normal winter room rates apply.

Package Rates
Garden View: 3 nights full board - £2250
Grand Sea View: 3 nights full board - £2950
Junior Suite: 3 nights full board – £3250
Master Room: 3 nights full board – £3750
Prices quoted are all based on 2 guests sharing a room.

Children's Pricing
0-5: free
Children from 5 - 12 years: £125 per night (full board)
The castle requests that very young children are not present in the drawing room or dining rooms after 6.30pm.

Guests may arrive at the castle from 1pm on the day of arrival. A light lunch is available each day between 1pm and 2pm. For guests extending their stay, check out-time is 11am on departure day.

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