Welcome to Royal Artillery Cottage - Culzean Castle
Our holiday accommodation is situated in and around romantic Culzean Castle, designed by Robert Adam in 1770s on one of Scotland's most spectacular clifftop sites. This setting gives the castle magnificent views across the Firth of Clyde to the island of Arran.
The 565 acres of country park surrounding the castle offer a stimulating variety of countryside to explore, including clifftop and woodland walks, a delightful Swan Pond, and many fascinating small buildings contemporary with the castle, such s the Gas House and the Ice House. Children, especially, will enjoy the adventure playground, the Deer Park and the rock pools on the shore.
A Visitor Centre and ranger service will enhance your experience of the castle and park, and there are two restaurants on site. Shops are 5 miles away in Maybole or in Ayr, 13 miles away.
The Royal Artillery Cottage was endowed by the Royal Artillery after the Second World War for the use of disabled ex-servicemen, and then for a while was used only by the Erskine Memorial Hospital for ex-servicemen.
Situated in the Clock Tower Courtyard next to the castle, the cottage was originally part of the Coach House and Stables complex. These cottages provided living quarters for the coachmen, grooms and stable-boys and also for the footmen and other male domestic servants in the castle. Its position on the cliff top gives fine sea views from every room.
This charming sandstone cottage now provides comfortable holiday accommodation suitable for both accompanied wheelchair users and able-bodied guests. The cottage is all on one level and has wide doorways with sliding doors, an adapted bathroom and ramped entrance.
Sleeps 4. One double bedroom (with 6ft bed, which can also be a twin room on request) and one twin bedroom, sitting/dining room, kitchen and bathroom with bath and wheel-in shower.
Car parking is available for two cars opposite the cottage. Guests have access to the country park grounds.