Crossbasket Castle

Blantyre Glasgow Scotland

From: 1960 to: 36000 / week.
Night : 280

Crossbasket Castle

Castle - Blantyre

Castle weddings for up to 250 guests. Sleeps up to 22 guests in 10 rooms.

Crossbasket Castle, located just 20 minutes from Glasgow, offers weddings for small or larger groups with the impressive Grand Roosevelt Ballroom being spacious enough to welcome over 250 guests. 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.

The magnificent castle, manicured gardens and marvellous location make 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.

The castle holds a licence that means you may choose to have both the wedding ceremony (religious or civil) as well as the reception there.

The discreet elegance of the house, combined with its breathtaking location, makes Crossbasket Castle a perfect retreat for board-room meetings, decision-making and corporate entertaining alike.

Just a short drive from Glasgow, Crossbasket Castle provides a beautiful rural setting with incredible accessibility. With numerous public rooms throughout the castle, they are able to offer flexible, elegant spaces that can be set up to best suit your requirements.


The on-site Albert & Michel Roux Jnr restaurant, overseen by the legendary French chef Albert Roux, son Michel Roux Jnr and run by an award-winning executive head chef, is set in the luxuriously embellished Baillie Room, surrounded by gold leaf and opulent antiques from a bygone era.

Chef 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.

Michel Roux Jr, the son of Albert Roux, is a two Michelin Star chef, who followed in his father’s footsteps and now helps oversee Crossbasket Castle’s restaurant.

Property Features
  • Castle
  • 24 bed
  • 24 bath
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dishwasher
  • Built In Robes
  • Gym
  • Floor Boards
  • Tennis Court
  • Deck
  • Outdoor Entertaining
  • Shed
  • Ducted Heating
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Split System Heating
  • Split System Aircon
  • Fully Fenced

Crossbasket Castle's 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 17th 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; 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.


Crossbasket Castle's table of pricing

From: 1960 to: 36000 / week.
Night : 280

The rates below are per room, per night for bed & breakfast accommodation, based on two people sharing the room, unless stated otherwise.

Small Double Single Occupancy From £280
Small Double From £315
Large Double From £380
Junior Suite From £470
Suite From £585
Gate Lodge From £585
Exclusive Use From £6,600

* These rates are not applicable to Christmas, New Year or any special events. ENQUIRE FOR DETAILS


How to reach Crossbasket Castle

Located in Blantyre, a small parish just 10 miles from Glasgow, Crossbasket Castle is one of the most easily accessible venues of its kind and a 'must visit' if you're in the area! A private-gated entrance marks the start of the long driveway that passes through the beautifully manicured garden grounds, eventually revealing the breathtaking front entrance of this luxury castle.

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