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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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Highchairs available
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Mr X wrote a review Oct 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
I decided to give 5 Stars because there is really no way to fault this fantastic establishment. Everything was perfect down to a T. The staff go above and beyond , the rooms are Great and the food is absolutely a must try. Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Cross basket and taking the time to give us a review. Thank you for your glorious feedback and I will certainly share it with the rest of the team. Your positive feedback and custom are very much appreciated. We look forward to welcome you back. Kind Regards, Surajit
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Kevin S wrote a review Sep 2022
St Helens, United Kingdom133 contributions64 helpful votes
Wonderful service and meal. From the moment you arrive to the wonderful setting to when you leave you will love it. We had the 8 course meal. Excellent. Very high standard food and service. Travelling there by car is probably the best option. We opted for train and taxi there. From Glasgow central to Blantyre. Then a taxi from there. On the way back to Glasgow centre we opted for a taxi. £27.50
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear KevinH4141IF, Thank you very much to choosing to join us at the Cross-basket Castle. I am very glad to hear that you had an enjoyable experience, dining at the Michel Roux jr Restaurant. We sincerely appreciate your custom and hope to get an opportunity in welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Surajit
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Jessica B wrote a review Sep 2022
12 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights when visiting Glasgow. Gorgeous place and rooms. The outside is gorgeous and worth a walk around as well. We ate dinner there the first night and wow - what an incredible 6 course meal. We had been traveling over 24 hours by the time we checked in that afternoon and what a way to start our trip to Scotland with the fantastic meal and service. Would definitely recommend - very close to Glasgow and all attractions.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Jane wrote a review Aug 2022
York, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
Afternoon tea visit just fine, nothing to write home about. £35 a head, sandwiches were OK the cakes were fine and the pastries were allright. The place is lovely, a wee walk in the garden is a must. Champagne glasses are £15 each and we werent told until the bill so that wasnt great. Apart from that it was allright.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It is just fine, go with a voucher or Groupon because it is quite dear.
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Girish R wrote a review Aug 2022
Plano, Texas37 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed at the Crossbasket Castle for a couple of days. The castle is about 30 minutes from the city center and airport. The interiors of the castle are well maintained. The less said about the restaurant the better. I was not impressed. The castle/hotel has no workout facilities
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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jane v wrote a review Jul 2022
Barcelona, Spain19 contributions9 helpful votes
This is truly a beautiful property. We are staying here now. It is truly a gem. The rooms are well appointed with a antique and modern furniture, bathroom is huge and so pretty with high end toiletries, there are no coffee and tea in the room, but they deliver the hospitality tray upon request with some cookies and milk. Beds are as expected- covered with luxurious linens and are very comfy Breakfast menu is extensive and luxurious and breakfast is included. The personal is simply wonderful . This is recently renovated, but well preserved beautiful mansion It is pricey and is a splurge but well worse it
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mary B wrote a review Jul 2022
Airdrie80 contributions36 helpful votes
Cannot recommend the lunch experience highly enough. Greeted at the door and shown to your table by very polite staff member. Menu provided and drinks order taken without fuss. While trying to decide on the menu options an amuse bouche is provided, well three little ones actually. That was the start of the excellent food experience. Three starters, three mains and three desserts on offer. May seem limited but I did get a phonecall the day before to check if there were any dietary requirements so I’m sure an alternative could be arranged if really necessary. The quality and presentation of the food is first class. The staff are very knowledgeable about the ingredients and are happy to talk through the makeup of the dishes. Absolutely no negatives about any of the food we had - pea veloute, duck terrine, chicken, sea bream, mango panna cotta and cheeseboard. Everything was well but not over seasoned. Everything tasted delicious. At the end of the meal petit fours are provided and needless to say they rounded the meal off perfectly. There is a very relaxed atmosphere, the staff are superb and the food fantastic. This will not be my last visit to Crossbasket.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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leigh wrote a review Jul 2022
Biloxi, Mississippi274 contributions34 helpful votes
Upon arrival the magnificent castle was beautiful. Emma greeted us at the front and she was a true Gem.Slight mix up with room that Rob fixed quickly. A true castle experience.All the staff were great especially Jonathan in the lounge. A must if you want a true castle experience near Glasgow
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Lorna M wrote a review Jul 2022
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We were greeted on arrival and escorted to a beautiful spacious room where we sat at a window table overlooking manicured gardens. Staff were friendly, courteous, helpful and beautifully and professionally attired. We were invited to choose a preferred type of tea from an extensive list. After a glass of delicious champagne we were presented with a three tiered tray of savoury bites, scones with cream and jam and delicious small cakes. Staff were attentive without being intrusive. I thoroughly recommend this elegant venue for a special celebration or treat.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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TravellingGlaswegian wrote a review Mar 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom682 contributions88 helpful votes
We got married at Crossbasket in 2021 having a small wedding. We had previously visited the castle (prior to booking our wedding) and the service is the best we have received in Scotland. From booking our venue to the morning after our wedding the staff at Crossbasket were fantastic and couldn't do enough. The manager Rob, met us to show us around the castle when it wasn't officially open, he took the time to answer any questions we had and was fantastic. Vicki the wedding coordinator accommodated all of our requests and every member of staff went above and beyond on the day. We handed in a small bag of items which my husband planned to set up on the day, when he arrived every detail had been done for him. This allowed for a stress free enjoyable morning. We were married in the main castle and had our reception in the Stewart room. This suited our needs and despite covid restrictions at the time our day felt perfectly 'normal' (in line with the restrictions allowed). Our guests stayed in a few rooms which are huge and so comfy. We stayed in the Macintosh room which was stunning. My husband and I are looking forward to returning and staying again. The food was excellent with lots of choice and flavour. The roux menu is some of the nicest food we have ever had. We have since visited two ICMI properties and have to say they really set the standard for service and food across Scotland. We most recently stayed at Cromlix which similarly to Crossbasket had food to die for and service above the standard. This is something we highly recommend and we look forward to trying out other ICMI properties. Thank you to all the staff, if you are looking for a wedding venue (whether it be for 5 to 200 people!) we highly recommend this venue. Also to comment all of our suppliers had lovely things to say about the venue. Our makeup artist said it is her favourite venue to work with as they are so accommodating!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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$229 - $267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandSouth LanarkshireBlantyre
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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 BISTRO, Massimos at The Log Cabin, and Beefeater Hamilton.
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.