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Brunston Castle

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Dailly, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was worth the money that we paid."

    It could have done with the bathroom/toilet being updated but it was all clean in side. Kitchen was well stocked with cooking implements. Bedrooms needed 2 lamps in each instead of one. The outdoor seating needed updating. It was grubby and needed sweeping. 2 of the lightbulbs and clock weren’t working, which I have seen reported in a review in May. We asked reception to fix this which they did the next day after contacting owner. Reception staff were excellent, we were not aware that we could use facilities but were told we could, so that was a bonus. It was a shame it all closed at 8pm though.

    Reviewed by Margaret3.4Jul 2023

  • "Property was fine."

    Maybe some basic information on use of cooker etc could of been left. With the village (Dailly) now having no Pubs at all some info on the nearest pubs would help visitors. Outside veranda area could of done with a good clean and the decking could do with a tidy up. Overall 6 adults enjoyed the holiday.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.4Jun 2023

  • "The site is really nice do thought this place would be good."

    But disappointment hit us on going through the door. Firstly it smelled really musty then we came to realise how basic / stingy it was equipment wise and also how old much of it was going back to original features like the spa bath. Plastics were yellow to orange with age, some fittings were rusty and grubby. Headboards looked unhygienic and one wobbled backwards and forwards by 2 feet or more. Quilts / pillows were inappropriate - very thin or extremely old ( sheets good). Mare minimum of cutlery and crockery in kitchen. No point having dishwasher if only have 6 knives etc. It just shows lake of awareness of what is needed - more like what was the bare minimum needed. No instructions or welcome pack. There is no en-suite as described. There are just 2 toilets. Pull chords were filthy and bathroom / kitchen blinds dusty and rusty. No bath mat to stop from slipping, shower an ancient electric shower that was extremely weak. Shower screen creaked like mad, so did the bath. Found what I thought was a loose cable only to find out that worked the spa bath. But who would enjoy the experience in an environment in such a horrible bathroom. Door battered about and in need of a paint, lock dodgy - got stuck in it. Need I go on. Oh also main light in main bedroom didn’t work and another in sitting room. One bed light between 2 beds only. On a positive note the sofas were good. We were supposed to stay 4 nights and had paid good money but we only stayed one night as it was such a depressing experience. We had just come from a wonderful other holiday let so couldn’t believe this one. Site facilities were good if we had stayed and used them but this was no way up to the standards expected these days, was soulless, dirty, old and pretty depressing.

    Reviewed by Sarah1.6May 2023

  • "Dear Staff of Sykes Cottages, Unfortunately, we only spent one night at this cottage (paid for three nights)."

    There were several items that were not up to standard that I will highlight later, however the main issue was no hot water, this is quite unacceptable. I called reception twice to ascertain the location of the hot water immersion switch and was informed that it was either located behind the living room door, or in the kitchen. After switching every switch on in both locations, to no avail, there was still no hot water. I understand that it's a basic requirement to have this when renting a cottage. The kitchen: Only five dinner knives supplied. (we were a party of six) No operating instruction left for the appliances i.e., cooker oven /dishwasher. Bedrooms: Single bed under the window, (right hand side facing front of cottage) the bed sheets were damp. On putting on heater in the bedroom to try and dry it out, I was text alarmed by Brunston Castle to remind me of the rising electricity costs. Main Bathroom: black mould around the bath is not acceptable. Very poor performance from the shower. All in all, it was not a pleasant experience, I would have expected at bare minimum a guest information book containing all information relating to the cottage, this is standard practice in all cottages that I have rented from in the past. Regards.

    Reviewed by Jane2.8Mar 2023

  • "Facilities were lovely, spacious with friendly helpful on site staff."

    The decor was great with comfy beds. Lots of lovely open space for the children to play. They loved the free access to the swimming pool. Granny and grumpa enjoyed the stunning lounge room. The lodge was warm and cozy a perfect little retreat

    Reviewed by Susannah4.7Feb 2023

  • "Thank you for a relaxing holiday, eventually arrived after all the setbacks of a ..."

    Thank you for a relaxing holiday, eventually arrived after all the setbacks of a car being in a garage for over 10 days awaiting repair, thanks for the owners patience and understanding in putting up with us at this time, will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lodge was lovely, comfortable."

    Plenty of space for 4 adults. The main bathroom would benefit from an upgrade, especially the bath, which creaked when stood having a shower. but was clean.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a great time at Brunston Castle lodges, the lodge was amazing, very clean,tidy and cosy,lot of space and very comfortable, the booking, checking in and communication was very good and professional."

    We personally did not use dishwasher as we don't have at home. There was no washing machine but this was not an issue. Thank you for lovely, great lodge at Brunston Castle, we will definitely be making a return in the future.

    Reviewed by Alaster5.0Oct 2021

  • "The check in/out times given by Sykes differ from the receptions book in/out times."

    Arrived at 15:20 as Sykes listed book in time at 15:00 was refused entry till 16:00. Not good when you’ve travelled 300 miles! Also Sykes say contact owner for key details, actually it is run by Hoseasons who require you to contact them. This caused a bit of confusion. I would suggest Sykes makes it known when booking this is a Hoseasons Complex, there was no mention of the site facilities and no mention of whether as a private guest we could use them, and given the attitude of reception on our arrival, I thought discretion was best utilised by not engaging with them during our stay,

    Reviewed by Carl3.8Sep 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with spa bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV, WifI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private driveway parking for one car
  • Front garden with lawn, and rear enclosed decking with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.6 miles Please note: This property accepts a max of 6 people including infants
  • Note: Arrival time from 4pm

The property

Brunston Castle is a superb detached lodge in Dailly, South Ayrshire.

Set over a single storey and sleeping up to six guests, Brunston Castle is well-situated for exploring this scenic part of Scotland, within easy reach of Galloway Forest Park and the Ayrshire coast.

As you make your way through the lodge park and up to the property, there is a well-kept front lawn and a private driveway for one car.

Stepping into the property, there is space to hang coats before exploring the open-plan living space.

There is a kitchen area with everything you need to enjoy a self-catering holiday, so rustle up an evening meal and gather round the spacious wooden dining table to enjoy.

Alternatively, pick a spot on the sofa after a long day and rest as you watch your favourite shows or head out onto the enclosed decking where you can enjoy a bottle of wine as you watch the sun go down.

When the evening draws to a close, head to your chosen bedroom; there are two twin rooms, each with a sweet splash of yellow throughout and great storage space for those who want to make themselves feel at home.

There is also a double room, which is a lovely private space after a long day, with it's own en-suite WC.

To finish the property, there is a bathroom with a lush spa bath, where you can enjoy a relaxing soak or take a shower to freshen up before another exciting day in Scotland.

Brunston Castle is just a short walk away from the shop, pub and café that Dailly village has to offer, whilst the ruins of the Dalquharran Castle stand on a hill overlooking the village.

Drive towards the west coast, where you can find a lovely shoreside golf course and a sandy beach at Girvan, as well as the breath-taking 15th century Culzean Castle, which is surrounded by a magnificent deer park.

Alternatively, drive a short distance in the opposite direction to explore the scenic Galloway Forest Park, where you can find lots of fishing spots and walking and cycling trails amongst live deer, or enjoy a picnic at the stunning Stinchar Bridge waterfall.

Also in driving distance is the town of Ayr, which is home to the historical Wallace Tower and Miller's Folly, a popular racecourse with live events, and a sandy beach, which is surrounded by shops, bars, eateries and an entertainment centre.

For a memorable trip to this gorgeous part of Scotland, choose Brunston Castle.

EPC Rating: Band F

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About the location


Ayr 16 miles.

Located on the Water of Girvan in South Ayrshire, Dailly, or ‘New Dailly’ to distinguish it from ‘Old Dailly’, was developed in the mid 18th-century as a coal mining village. The ruins of the Robert Adam-designed Dalquharran Castle stand on a hill overlooking the village. The ruined church at Old Dailly dates from pre-Reformation times, and houses the mysterious Blue Stones; thought to be Charter Stones, ancient symbols granted to an area in place of a written charter, several legends have grown up around them. One holds they were Sanctuary Stones and would protect anyone sitting against them, and another belief is that their mystical powers would bring good fortune to anyone touching them. The village of Dailly today has a pub, shop and post office and the series of Dailly Trails make for ideal walking, forming part of the Carrick Way. Dailly’s proximity to the Ayrshire coast makes it an ideal venue for exploring the many golf courses, beaches and castles, including spectacular Culzean Castle, and with the Galloway Forest Park nearby and its many walks and cycle rides, this is a great location to use as a base for touring.

Please Note: this property accepts a max of 6 people including infants.
Note: Arrival time from 4pm.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas