Exclusive use Castle in Scotland

Hire an entire Castle for your ideal event location

Looking to rent a castle in Scotland? The glorious Barcaldine Castle can be your perfect setting for birthdays, anniversaries or simply getting together family and friends. Barcaldine Castle is one of the most luxurious exclusive use venues in Argyll.

Our exclusive castle hire offers six luxury en-suite bedrooms located on the second and third floors (either six doubles or five doubles and a twin). Plus 3 extra child beds at additional cost.  Sleeping a maximum of 15.

On the first floor, we have the Great Hall and the Laird’s Parlour; both with grand, open fires, which will roar away during the winter months.

With its warm atmosphere, the castle is the perfect place for relaxing with friends over a drink or perhaps some games or a sing-song. Indeed whenever the castle is occupied by a family or a large group of friends, the whole place has a special homely atmosphere. Winter walks in Argyll can be a delight. Crisp sunny days are not uncommon. Traditional tearooms welcome walkers with warm drinks and homemade soups and cakes. A wealth of history and stunning scenery on the doorstep.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family and friends to Barcaldine Castle.

Rates for Exclusive Use 2024 (2 night minimum stay) 

From November to March, exclusive use is self catering, although a local chef and daily housekeeper can be hired at additional cost if required.

April, October and November to March (excluding Christmas and New Year)

  • Two-night stay – £3445                                       
  • Three-night stay – £4909
  • Four-night stay – £6201
  • Five-night stay – £7751

Additional child bed 14-25 years (3 available) @ £80 per night

May to September and from 20th December to 5th January

  • Two-night stay – £3735                                    
  • Three-night stay – £5322
  • Four-night stay – £6723
  • Five-night stay – £8404

Additional child bed 14-25 years (3 available) @ £80 per night

For winter self-catering exclusive use, children of any age are welcome and 2 small well-behaved dogs are allowed on the strict understanding that dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms and dog waste is picked up from the garden.

10% discount for returning guests booking 2 or more nights for exclusive use.

For longer stays and 2025 rates please contact us.

Contact us on +44 (0)1631 720598 or email enquiries@barcaldinecastle.co.uk to rent a castle in Scotland!

Set in a picturesque location, Barcaldine Castle is on the banks of Loch Creran. There’s so much to do!

Don’t take our word for it, see what other people have said about their stay

Aleksandra Lebedeva
Aleksandra Lebedeva
December 27, 2023.
This is an amazing place to stay for a big group! Normally the castle operates as a hotel, but we got it for an exclusive use for 6 couples during Christmas. Each couple got a separate bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, each offering its unique vibe. There is a large main hall with a long table for your celebration(s) that has a huge fireplace for cozy evenings. Adjacent is a small lounge with a small bar area where you can helpf yourself with a cocktail. The interriors are well maintained and you get immersed into the vibe of a couple of centuries ago. It was also decorated for Chirstmas (incl. a Christmas Tree) which was a nice addition. Before arriving we had expected stone cold castle inside and were prepared with thick sweaters and socks but the rooms were surprisingly warm. The castle is located in a walking distance from a loch surrouneded by farms with cows, chickens and turkeys. It is also a good base for exploring Scotland with an aprox. 1-hour drive to Glencoe or Glenfinnan. The kitchen was professionally equipped (because it is a hotel) and had all the cookware you may ever need for your cooking as well as enough tableware and cutlery for your large squad. Only thing to be aware of is that the kitchen is one floor below the main hall so you will need to do some leg excersice bringing plates up and down.
Manilyn Ritchie
Manilyn Ritchie
November 12, 2023.
An amazing stay where history meets luxury, we stayed at argyll Room, the pillows, and the mattress is very comfortable and had a sound sleep, we also have a nice touch with our disposable sleepers and a bathrobes..complete set of coffee maker. The breakfast is very nice, stayed in the living room with the log fire ? roaring the night before while enjoying our drink.. the staff are very kind and friendly, the room was clean.. so yeah, I would definitely come back and highly recommend the place..
B Ritchie
B Ritchie
November 7, 2023.
What a lovely stay booked this last minute. It's a luxury stay that combines history, we spent 1 night and couldn't fault it. The room is cosy and comfortable with a luxury touch on it.. maybe a magic mirror ? the lounge room/ dinning room is what we loved on our nights stay, we sat on the sofa at the log fire with our drinks in hand . The host and staff are amazing and made sure our stay that we were well looked after . Definitely would recommend and come back again, thanks for our wonderful stay.
Ilja Gellart
Ilja Gellart
October 31, 2023.
Very relaxing place.
S Walmsley
S Walmsley
October 27, 2023.
Wonderful welcome on arrival. The castle is small but stunning. Stayed in the Caithness room. Very characterful - loved the turret room. Beautiful views. Enjoyed sitting by the open fire in the evening, and chatting to another couple of guests. Breakfast was enjoyable. Didn't see, or hear any spooks, but I'm sure they're about. Thoroughly recommend a night or two here. Take a bottle of wine, a book, and walking shoes.
Cole Young
Cole Young
October 9, 2023.
This place is amazing. Hard to put into words.
Steven Hatten
Steven Hatten
October 4, 2023.
The staff at the Castle was amazing. They did a fantastic job making us all feel at home while we were there including going above and beyond in several instances. The castle was beautiful and the views were unbelievable. Highly recommend for anyone looking to get away from it all but still treated like family.
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