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Crossbasket Castle

Crossbasket House Stoneymeadow Road Stoneymeadow Road, Blantyre G72 9UE Scotland
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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 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.
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Rebecca P wrote a review Jan 2024
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii57 contributions15 helpful votes
The rooms are bigger than they look on the website and the bed was very comfortable. The grounds are beautiful and we were very glad we stayed here but two nights was plenty. Afternoon tea is a great treat rather you are staying or just visiting for a couple hours. The only down side was that we did not want to eat in the main dining room because we felt it was to limiting for our taste. We did eat in the bar but they have a pretty small menu which is for both lunch and dinner. Food was good but I felt the service was very slow.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear beckyp661, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. I am happy to read how beautiful you found the Castle and grounds and hope you had some relaxing time walking around them. I am sorry that you found the menus limited, our kitchen team are always happy to adapt and add dishes for our guests so that all palates are catered for and should you visit again for a stay please keep this in mind. Kindest regards, Ryan Davidson General Manager
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joe d wrote a review Dec 2023
Jersey, United Kingdom32 contributions40 helpful votes
Our 6th Christmas Day lunch with the Crossbasket’s Team. The day was wonderful and the staff were exceptional. The welcome one was great as always the ambience was excellent and the food was super tasty. Can we wish the team a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Regards Joe and Charlotte x
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Joe and Charlotte, Thank you for your very kind review and I am glad that you had a wonderful Christmas lunch with us; the team and I very much enjoyed celebrating Christmas with all our guests. I will pass on your compliments to the team and we look forward to seeing you back very soon. Kindest regards, Ryan Davidson General Manager
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PhotoG127 wrote a review Oct 2023
Elgin, United Kingdom96 contributions40 helpful votes
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Birthday treat - had an absolutely wonderful two night stay. Beautiful room, fabulous food, brilliant service, amazing hotel.everything was perfect. Such a relaxing experience and hope to return again.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 9 Dec 2023
Dear PhotoG127, Thank you for choosing to spend such a special occasion as a birthday at the Castle and I am happy to read you had such a wonderful stay. I will pass on to the time your lovely comments on food and service and that you found your stay so relaxing. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kindest regards, Ryan Davidson General Manager
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Joseph T wrote a review Oct 2023
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Beyond exceptional. Extremely attentive staff, room and hotel were simply world leading in cleanliness & well chosen furniture. View were stunning & the food was beyond description! Mouth watering dishes were had and all at reasonable prices. Highly recommend and can’t wait to go back. Even better that is was dog friendly- only critique would be that a dog friendly spot in the bar would’ve really helped, as had to keep dog in room.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 9 Dec 2023
Dear josephtA1290XK, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and I was thrilled to read your comments on your recent stay. I will pass on to all the staff your lovely remarks on their attentiveness and the standard of cleanliness in all parts of the hotel. The kitchen team are very proud of the dishes they put out and I am glad their love shone through for you in these. We hope to welcome you back in the near future with furry companions again in toe. Kindest regards, Ryan Davidson General Manager
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Kenneth O wrote a review Oct 2023
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Sunday lunch. Food was just about OK. Pretty tasteless venison (£36) and poor creme brûlée (how do you make a creme brûlée that doesn’t taste wow?!). Had much nicer meals and much more reasonably priced restaurants. Nice building and grounds but definitely won’t be going back.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 27 Oct 2023
Dear U8192CDkennetho, I would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate all feedback and will take your comments on board. We are sorry you didn’t enjoy your time with us. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact me at gm@crossbasketcastle.com. Kindest regards, Ryan Davidson General Manager
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Roy S wrote a review Oct 2023
East Kilbride, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
Once again, the food on offer was . exceptioal group of 4 covered all lunch menu options, and no one was disappointed. Highlight was the apple and celeriac soup .Head waiter ashkhar? and his team were on fine form and coped with a busy service very well thank you,
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Plenty of parking nice gardens and surrounds
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Responded 27 Oct 2023
Dear W6878DTroys, I am so pleased to hear you and your party enjoyed your lunch with us. The team will be delighted to hear you had a lovely meal and I will pass on comments to Akshay regarding the service being fine form. Tony, our Executive Chef, will be happy to read about your enjoyment of the celeriac and apple soup which is a new addition to our menu for the autumn season. We hope to see you in the castle again soon. Kindest regards, Ryan Davidson General Manager
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ElKelly wrote a review Oct 2023
Glasgow109 contributions36 helpful votes
My son treated me to a lovely afternoon drink in the bar area. I had a couple of lovely cocktails and my son, a couple of craft beers. Complimentary olives and / or nuts were provided. The room is beautifully furnished with a warming fire and some pleasant background music. The toilets were of the usual exceptionally high standard. All staff members were very nice and Emma at reception is always smiling and very helpful. Having looked at the Sunday Roast menu, I’d be keen to come back as it looked very appetising.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 27 Oct 2023
Dear EIKelly, Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your afternoon with us, and your lovely comments about the grounds and castle itself. I will pass on your compliments to Emma who will be glad to hear you had a nice time with us. We hope to see you in the neat future for a Sunday Roast and more cocktails! Kindest regards, Ryan Davidson General Manager
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Tricia G wrote a review Sept 2023
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Went for food was the best dinning experience I have had, the service was second to none and the food was amazing as was the wine recommended by the waitress. I would highly recommend this as a special treat
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: If looking for a special dinning experience this is the place to go
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Responded 1 Oct 2023
Dear triciag435, Thank you for such lovely words after your recent visit to the Castle. I will pass this along to both our Kitchen and Front of House team as they do very much strive to give all our guests an amazing experience. We have a new menu launching soon which I am sure you will love and I look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Kindest regards, Ryan Davidson General Manager
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Howard C wrote a review Sept 2023
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Stayed here for two nights, and then went onwards to Glasgow. The property itself is beautiful, with lots of walking trails and beautiful scenery. The staff here are attentive, warm, and helpful. We also dined with the restaurant on our second night, where we had an amazing meal. We were taken care of by Reagan, the restaurant manager, who created a wonderful experience for us both. She even gave us tips for where to go in our days in Glasgow, and it was thanks to her that we were able to maximize our time in Glasgow. All in all, would recommend this property looking to get away from the hustle and bustle and just relax.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 1 Oct 2023
Dear HowardcS2257LF, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such wonderful comments after your recent stay and dining experience us. I am glad to read such wholesome words about the team and that Raegan helped you with some of your onward planning for the last leg of your trip, I will pass your comments on to her which she will be thrilled to hear. I hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kindest Regards, Ryan Davidson General Manager
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_annemarie wrote a review Sept 2023
Glasgow, United Kingdom12 contributions5 helpful votes
Many elements of our stay at Crossbasket were magnificent including our stunning room, helpful and friendly staff, exquisite food and the beautiful grounds. Generally this would have merited an Excellent Rating however I have graded Very Good as I was stunned by the number of diners who were permitted to bring their mobile phones into the dining room and who then proceeded to make/take calls and also play videos at volume. I have been to several fine dining restaurants including Martin Wishart and The Kitchin and rightly so this would never have been tolerated. Crossbasket, your chefs are clearly very talented and have great pride in the food that they create. I hope our experience was a one off and going forward you will adopt a stronger policy in respect of mobile phones
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 10 Sept 2023
Dear _annemariechiesa, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I am glad to read your comments on your experience around our staff, food and property and that these matched your expectations and made for an enjoyable overall stay. I will take all comments onboard and together with the management team look at how we move forward with these in mind. Kindest regards, Ryan Davidson General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crossbasket Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Crossbasket Castle?
Nearby attractions include National Museum of Rural Life (5.9 km), Calderglen Country Park (4.0 km), and Chatelherault (7.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Crossbasket Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Crossbasket Castle?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Crossbasket Castle?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Crossbasket Castle?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Crossbasket Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cedarwood Bistro, The BISTRO, and Massimos at The Log Cabin.
Are pets allowed at Crossbasket Castle?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Crossbasket Castle offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Crossbasket Castle?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chatelherault (7.9 km), Low Parks Museum (5.7 km), and David Livingstone Birthplace (3.5 km).
Is Crossbasket Castle accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.