Crossbasket is a luxurious 17th-century Scottish castle hotel tucked away in the dreamy countryside
Settled in the charming countryside near Blantyre village lies Crossbasket, a luxurious 17th-century Scottish castle hotel. You’d never expect the property to be merely twenty minutes from Glasgow. The perfect place to escape to and take a Private Tour of Scotland.
This hotel offers nine elegant rooms and suites as a home away from home and two self-contained lodges for people who want more privacy. Explore Glasgow, one of the world’s friendliest cities, known as a cultural hub and famous for its shipbuilding legacy.
Enjoy an indulgent meal at the Michel Roux Jr Restaurant, set in the lushly decorated Baillie Room or try out one of the hotel’s various activities from golf to fishing. Take the opportunity to book the Private driver-guided Scotland Adventure Tour.
Traditional Scottish Splendour
The hotel provides rooms and suites as a home away from home and two self-contained lodges for people who are looking for some more privacy. Each decorated in a particular period style and given a name to honour the historical custodians of this astounding castle.
Rooms at Crossbasket are both elegant and luxurious, featuring amenities to relax and entertain, such as a flat-screen TV, complimentary wi-fi and of course, a comfortable bed. The en-suite bathrooms either have a bath or a shower where you can unwind after a long day.
Small Double/Twin Rooms with king-size or twin beds, offering views of the Crossbasket Estate; Superior Double Rooms with king-size beds.
Suites at Crossbasket are both stylish and luxurious with amenities to relax and entertain, such as a flat-screen TV, complimentary wi-fi and of course, a comfortable bed. The en-suite bathrooms either have a bath or a shower for guests to wash away their worries after a long day.
The Lindsay Tower Suite is the renovated 16th-century tower with four storeys of space, luxury and privacy overlooking the Estate.
The Downie Suite has a separate lounge area fitted with great, comfy couches overlooking the lovely Crossbasket Estate.
The Clark Junior Suite features a sizeable sitting area and spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower and roll-top bath overlooking the estate’s beautiful gardens.
The East Lodge is a three-bedroom house situated within a five-minute walking distance from the main castle doors. This accommodation sleeps up to six guests and offers an open plan lounge area with a fireplace and a fully fitted kitchen. Every bedroom has a private bath or shower room. There is also a utility room with a washer/dryer available and private parking for the guests. If you want to unwind at the end of the day, use the private hot tub in the garden.
The Gate Lodge is a two-bedroom house located within a three-minute walking distance from the Estate, featuring a living room with a gas fireplace, a dining area and a fully fitted kitchen. Every bedroom has a private bath or shower room. There is a veranda complete with a hot tub overlooking the gardens.
The Michael Roux Jr Restaurant offers a high-end fine dining experience with the best Scottish produce in an elegant setting complete with gold leaf and rich antiques.
Crossbasket Castle has beautiful gardens, perfect for wandering around or getting some vitamin D. The property has access to its little section of the River Calder with Brown Trout passing through, ideal for some fishing. At the reception, there are some rods available for guests who want to cast a line.
John Lindsay of Dunrod was granted the lands of Kilbride by King Robert the Bruce in 1382. Crossbasket remained in this family’s hands until the start of the 17th century. By 1747, the Peter family owned the castle with Thomas Peter as the most famous family member; he was the Dean of Guild of Glasgow between 1708 and 1709.
Many different families occupied the estate during the 19th century, with Charles Macintosh as its most famous resident. He was the praised inventor of waterproof textile used in the manufacturing of raincoats. By 1878, the ownership got passed down from Charles Macintosh to Alexander Downie and John Cabbell, who later sold the castle to Robert Clark. James Clark, Roberts' son, was a partner in the Glasgow textile and trading company known as James Finlay and Co. When James died, his son owned the castle until 1891, when George Neilson purchased the property.
The passing down from owner to owner continued during the 20th century, with the building being used as an education centre to a Christian centre. The building laid empty until 2011 when the current owners Steve and Alison Reid-Timoney bought the property and turned it into the luxurious hotel it is today.
Crossbasket Castle is the perfect place to stay and discover loads of attractions on your Private Tour of Scotland. Explore Glasgow, Scotland’s cultural hub or Linlithgow Palace, where an ancient town has retained much of its medieval layout.
If you’re into the royals, visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official Scottish residence. A bit over an hour away is the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, with both the Old Town and New Town to discover. Take a day trip to Stirling Castle, a majestic sight where you'll discover the volatile history of Scotland.
An Idyllic Getaway
A short hop from Glasgow
- Bespoke Amenities
- Afternoon Tea
- Brown Trout Fishing
- Fine Dining
- 15 Minutes From Glasgow
Lindsay Tower Suite Bedroom
Lindsay Tower Suite Bathroom
Downie Suite Bedroom
Downie Suite Lounge
Downie Suite Bathroom
Clark Junior Suite Bedroom
Clark Junior Suite Lounge
Clark Junior Suite Bathroom
Mackintosh Large Double Bedroom
Mackintosh Large Double Bathroom
Peter Large Double Bedroom
Peter Large Double Bathroom
Findlay Large Double Bedroom
Findlay Large Double Bathroom
Hamilton Small Double/Twin Bedroom
Hamilton Small Double/Twin Bathroom
Nielson Small Double Bedroom
Nielson Small Double Bathroom
Help us make your trip exceptional
Our UK, EU and US office-based staff will listen to what you want to see and experience.
Whether you are a honeymoon couple, a family or a corporate incentive group, our team’s collective resources will be brought together to build the experience that’s right for you.
We will require your arrival and departure dates, details of your personal preferences and places that you would like to visit as well as the events you would like to experience.
We will then prepare a draft itinerary and send it to you by email for your approval. Once agreed, we will send you a Booking Confirmation with Personalised Itinerary and Information Pack via email.