Steeped in history, Crossbasket Castle has many unique period features which have been restored to their original beauty using traditional craftsmen and materials.
The Stewart Drawing Room is a perfect example of the quality of restoration featuring uniquely detailed cornices finished in gold leaf to ensure these features convey the magnificent grandeur typical of this era.
The perfect luxury retreat for guests looking for peace and tranquillity, Crossbasket features nine breath-taking en-suite bedrooms each decorated in a classical style and named in honour of a historical custodian of this magnificent castle.
Each bedroom is individually crafted and strikes the perfect balance between traditional character and modern finishing. Authentically charming, Crossbasket’s four-story bridal tower dates back to the 16th century as part of the preceding Mains Castle.
The fairy-tale turret room, built on a hill overlooking the Calder river, is served by a sweeping spiral stone staircase. A true one-off, it is the ultimate bridal suite.
Also available as self catering accommodation is Gate Lodge, which is a traditional two bedroomed house, located at the entrance to the Crossbasket Estate on Stoneymeadow Road.
Approximately a three minute walk from the Castle, it is perfect for families, or for those looking for a five star experience with the amenities of home. Dine in opulent surroundings at the latest contemporary fine-dining restaurant from the Roux culinary dynasty.
Overseen by the legendary French chef Albert Roux and son Michel Roux Jr, dishes showcase fare from Scotland’s renowned natural larder with an added touch of creative flair from the iconic Roux team.
The castle grounds include a large stretch of woodland, extensive nature walks and a beautiful stretch of river featuring majestic waterfalls. The convenient location means there is plenty to do and see locally, including golfing, fishing and hiking.
Nine breathtaking en suite bedrooms each decorated in a period style and named in honour of a historical custodian of this magnificent Castle. Every bedroom is finished with stunning period window and bed dressings and complemented with original antique furniture and luxuriously over sized beds.
Each en suite bathroom is individually crafted to provide an intimate area with soft lighting. The rooms are fully equipped with audio and video for your enjoyment.
Albert & Michel Roux Jr at Crossbasket
Our Albert & Michel Roux Jr Restaurant, overseen by the legendary French chef Albert Roux, son Michel Roux Jr and run by an award-winning executive head chef, is set in the luxuriously embellished Baillie Room. Surrounded by gold leaf and opulent antiques, we offer an experience of a bygone era.
Lunch and dinner are served Wednesday – Sunday
Lunch served 12 noon to 2pm
Dinner served 7pm to 9.30pm
Our Lounge menu is open 7 days a week
Visit the tranquil surroundings of Crossbasket Castle with our options of Afternoon Tea. Select your choice of tea leaves from our very own tea menu and enjoy our Chef’s savoury finger sandwiches, freshly made scones and selection of sweet delicatessens.
Albert Henri Roux OBE, KFO
Albert RouxChef Albert Roux OBE, KFO is head of the famous cooking dynasty behind such establishments as Le Gavroche which was the first restaurant in the UK to be awarded three Michelin Stars.
Albert Henri Roux was born on 8 October 1935 at Semur-en-Brionnais, in the region of Saone et Loire in France. At the age of 14 he began his life-long passion for the culinary arts when he started his career as an apprentice patissier.
As a callow youth of 18 years, he came to the UK to spend time as a commis de cuisine in the old hierarchical environment within Nancy Astor’s country home at Cliveden.
Moving up the culinary ladder, he spent one year at the French Embassy in London, followed by his first tenure as a chef at the home of Sir Charles Clore in Belgravia. He was then called up to fulfil his Military Service in Algeria, during which time he was invited on occasion to cook for the Officers’ Mess.
On leaving the Military, Albert took up the post of sous chef at the British Embassy in Paris, where he spent two years before leaving for the UK once again. He was employed as chef to Major Peter Cazelet at the family estate at Fairlawne, Tonbridge in Kent.
He stayed with the Cazelet family for eight happy years. It was the Cazelet family and many of their friends who encouraged and financially helped Albert to open his own restaurant Le Gavroche, which finally he did with his brother Michel in 1967.
Weddings at Crossbasket Castle
A luxurious affair, Crossbasket offers the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable wedding experience for you and your guests.
Complete with a four-storey private bridal tower and an array of opulent public rooms including a Grand Roosevelt Ballroom with space enough to welcome over 250 people, Crossbasket Castle promises a truly magical experience.
The spectacular 16th century tower and 18th century castle is tucked away on the outskirts of the bustling city of Glasgow overlooking the stunning waterfalls on the River Calder transporting you to the tranquillity and beauty of a vast country estate.
Rescued from ruin in 2011, this five-star luxury hotel features the latest contemporary fine-dining restaurant from the Roux culinary dynasty. Crossbasket Castle and grounds can be available for an intimate occasion or exclusively yours.
This will ensure complete privacy and give you and your guests’ uninterrupted access to the grounds and public areas throughout your stay. Crossbasket Castle is a luxury hotel with 9 bedrooms split into 4 categories, Small Double, Large Double, Junior Suite and Suite.
Our 2 bedroomed period Gate Lodge, located at the entrance to our estate is perfect for families and friends and features a master bedroom with ensuite, sauna and steam room, terrace with hot tub, second bedroom, family bathroom, living room with dining area and fully functioning kitchen.
The magnificent castle, manicured gardens and marvellous location makes Crossbasket a truly beautiful setting for a wedding. The castle provides an impressive backdrop to your celebration with versatile facilities that will make your wedding day a joy for you and every one of your guests.
We hold a licence that means you may choose to have the wedding ceremony (religious and civil) here as well as the reception.
Business Meetings and Corporate Entertaining
The discreet elegance of the house together with its breathtaking location makes Crossbasket Castle a perfect retreat for boardroom meetings, decision making and corporate entertaining. Only a short drive from Glasgow, Crossbasket Castle provides a beautiful rural setting for exclusive boardroom meetings and corporate away days.
With gracious public rooms on the ground floor and the Roosevelt Grand Hall Balcony, we are able to provide flexible, elegant spaces that can be set up to suit your particular requirements.
History and Culture Tour
Enjoy a day of Castles and Historic Homes. Your private driver-guide will collect you at your hotel reception to take you on a tour through the rolling landscapes of Ayrshire.
Through the day you will have the opportunity to learn about Scotland’s national poet at his cottage, visit one of the country’s grandest manor houses set in a stunning 2,000-acre estate, and wander the tropical gardens of Culzean Castle, perched on a cliff edge.
You will visit Ayr, a lovely seaside town, complete with charming sea front, leafy suburbs and range of places to eat. The town has a fantastic esplanade with a long sandy beach which is perfect for a peaceful walk.
Scotch Whisky Tour
Compare Highlands and Lowlands Whisky. Through the day you will enjoy an in-depth local insight into the process behind producing Scotland’s famous golden spirit.
The contrasts between today’s distilleries will provide an taster of the vast range of whiskies available in Scotland and the differences in the distilling processes.
Along your journey you will pass through two of Scotland’s most historically important cities, Glasgow and Stirling, skirt the Trossachs National Park, and venture into three local distilleries.
Enjoy a tour and tasting at a Highland and Lowland distillery as well as a Malt Master Experience at a third distillery where you will create your own whisky by assuming the role of Honorary Malt Master, who is in charge of balancing the flavours from different casks.
Lochs and Nature Tour
A Taste of the Trossachs. Today is all about the scenery as you traverse dramatic mountain ranges, pass through Scotland’s first National Park, and witness lands that have inspired, artists, poets and song writers for centuries and, more recently, film and series makers.
The Trossachs, Scotland’s first national park covers 720 square miles of lochs, glens, and mountains, boasting unparalleled biodiversity.
Rivers are clear, ospreys still soar above ancient deciduous trees, and squirrels are bright flashes of red, not grey. You’ll have the chance to taste some of Scotland’s best local produce at Monachyle Mhor for lunch, including beed, lamb, venison and pork from the Mhor farm.
Island Exploration Day
Experience Scotland’s Wild Coast. Take the ferry across the Firth of Clyde to the Isle of Arran and discover the rugged landscapes, ancient history and picturesque villages of the island often referred to as “Scotland in Miniature”.
Divided into highland and lowland areas, you will encounter dramatic mountain peaks, stunning beaches as well as dramatic castles. You’ll have the chance to visit Brodick Castle with its stunning gardens, woodlands and waterfalls, as well as sampling some of Scotland’s famous golden spirit at a local distillery.
Glasgow Walking Tour
Discover Scotland’s Largest City. Glasgow is a beautiful city with a rich culture and history alongside a quirky, vibrant contemporary social life full of friendly and eccentric locals.
From being a overpopulated industrial city to one of the richest and most prosperous cities in Europe, our tour will illuminate the transformation that Glasgow has undertaken and showcase some of the best hidden sights along with the main historical monuments.
Glasgow’s West End has a lot to offer from museums, parks and local eateries. Get under the skin of Glasgow’s trendy side by visiting Byres Road and Ashton Lane, where you’ll find local pubs and fantastic restaurants bustling with locals.
Cathkin Braes Golf Club – 18 Hole, Par 71, 6209 Yards
Cathkin Braes Golf Club founded in 1888 is the oldest Golf Club in the Glasgow area still to be playing on the same site with the course situated just east of the conservation village of Carmunnock. James Braid was commissioned by the club to help develop the course as it increased in size and popularity.
In recent years with a growing reputation as one of the best inland courses in the West of Scotland golfing success has come to the club as the Cathkin Braes Brand Putter Team have won their competition against all the Golf Clubs in the South of Glasgow for the third year in a row.
Scott Jamieson who currently plays on the European Tour honed his skills as a Junior member of Cathkin Braes and is now an Honorary member.
East Kilbride – 18 hole, Par 70, 6220 yards
East Kilbride Golf Club is a mature, challenging parkland golf course on the edge of East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Scotland and is the only private golf club in the fast-expanding Lanarkshire town.
A strong, active membership and visiting parties from all over the UK, enjoy the challenge of the mature, tree-lined, parkland course designed by Fred Hawtree and offering a variety of tough and diverse holes.
They have been in our present Nerston location since the late 1960s and what was a young, immature course has now blossomed into a true and enjoyable test of golf.
Fishing on the Estate
We have our own section of the River Calder, this has Brown Trout passing through and is a pleasant way for our guests to cast a few lines or maybe try fishing for the first time. We hold a small selection of rods at the hotel and our guests are welcome to pick these up at any time and wander over to the loch for a cast.