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This pink castle in Ayrshire is the best cosy staycation to book this autumn

House Beautiful (UK) logo House Beautiful (UK) 2 days ago Lisa Joyner (née Walden)
This charming pink castle in rural Largs, Ayrshire, is just perfect for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. © Cottages & Castles This charming pink castle in rural Largs, Ayrshire, is just perfect for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Dreaming of your next autumn staycation? Well, you're in luck, as this charming pink castle in Ayrshire, Scotland, is just perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Plucked straight from a fairy tale, The Pink Castle lay dormant for years and fell into ruins before being renovated to a high standard in 2013. Thanks to the hard work of owners, it has been thoughtfully decorated with local stone, stained-glass windows, charming wooden beams, exposed stone walls, eye-catching wallpaper and cosy soft furnishings.

Combining traditional and modern features may seem like a challenging blend to perfect, but the owners have done so wonderfully. You'll find bedrooms tucked into the spacious turrets (there is enough space to sleep eight guests), while the cosy ground floor has been revamped with underfloor heating and a wood burner to provide warmth after a busy day exploring the area.

But that's not all: other highlights include the well-equipped kitchen, stone spiral staircase, luxurious sauna and a circular seating area with porthole windows — the perfect spot for watching local birds chattering from nearby trees.

Rent this pink castle in Ayrshire © Cottages & Castles Rent this pink castle in Ayrshire

'More and more people are looking for somewhere different to stay, the more unusual the better, and the Pink Castle certainly ticks lots of boxes - where else will you find sheep on the roof?' says Jemima Kirkwood from Cottages and Castles.

'We love even more that the whole castle celebrates local craftsmanship as it was resurrected with the help of Scottish architects, builders, upholsterers, painters and stone masons. In a day where sustainability and "home grown" is important, this castle represents support to its local community. It is a holiday home like no other and will add a touch of magic to anyone's stay.'

Set in the lovely town of Largs, guests will be able to enjoy a game of tennis on the estate, a visit to the Firth of Clyde waterside and a stroll along the traditional sandy seafront, which is just three miles away (don't forget your coat).

Tempted to book your stay? The Pink Castle is available to rent via Cottages & Castles. For more information on prices and booking details, head over to their website.

Take a peek around...

Rent this pink castle in Ayrshire

Rent this pink castle in Ayrshire
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