Beautifully appointed, the Lady Maxwell Room at Buittle Castle offers the experience of staying in a working, privately owned Scottish Castle. The room is on the ground floor, with its own private access to the courtyard (with one step) and its own ensuite bathroom with shower. Full Scottish or Continental Breakfast is included, and is served in the Library (also on the ground floor). We aim to offer the guests a true 'country house' experience.
- Castle300 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. StayNone
Private Bedroom in Historic Castle with its own access
- russian, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 7 Sep 2018
About Tobias Parker
We run the Castle full time, offering bed & Breakfast accommodation, as a wedding venue, and a working smallholding farm.
Tobias Parker purchased this Castle in 2017
Why Tobias Parker chose Castle Douglas
The space The site which the present Tower occupies was once the Inner Bailey of the Medieval Buittle Castle, one of Scotland's Royal Castles and twice Capital of Scotland. Buittle was home to Lady Devorgilla of Galloway and the Bailliol Dynasty, and later a Jacobite stronghold of the Gordon and Maxwell families, who re-constructed the original c.13th Century Keep into the present L-Plan tower, c.1500. Buittle Castle, unlike many such buildings remains very much a working building, and so retains the 'feel' that these buildings had when first built, surrounded by formal gardens, livestock, vegetable growing and pleasure grounds. It is currently home to James, the 24th Great Grandson of Lady Devorguilla, and his cousin Tobias, who have re-acquired the Castle after roughly 60 years of it being out of family ownership. The site is also home to a working Printing Office specialising in craft letterpress printing and bookbinding, and a medieval chapel, with an interesting Jacobite history, in which services are regularly celebrated in the pre-reformation Use of Sarum.
What makes this Castle unique
Guest access Guests have exclusive use of their own room, and may use the gardens, grounds and moat walk. Use of other parts of the castle can be arranged, including the hot tub. Private dinners can also be catered by prior arrangement, in the Medieval vaulted Dining Room. Fishing can also be arranged on the Castle's private stretch of the Urr, a noted Salmon and Trout River. Interaction with guests Guests have a private room with its own entrance. Should any requirements arise, the House Manager or one of the owners will be available to attend to guest's needs.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Fantastic break and a total change from the norm!
Tobias was a wonderful, informative host. The castle and grounds were beautiful and interesting and the breakfast was one of the best I've ever had! Would recommend very highly.
Unique chance to spend a couple of days in a fascinating environment. We enjoyed it.
The Lady Maxwell room is a small part of a large project to restore and revitalise Buitlle Castle. The room itself is a throw back to yester year although with electricity, heating and a very comfy bed. Not luxurious but full of character. The breakfast in the library is a highlight although huge and sets you up for the day. The host Tobias is courtesy personified and we loved the farm yard animals and the puppy ‘radish’ All in all a great couple of days
Amazing little Gem
We stopped two nights for dinner, bed and breakfast. The breakfast was superb as another guest had commented earlier but the Dinner was outstanding, we were seating in an old vaulted hall all to ourselves,lit only by candle light, classical music gently played in the background. the food its self was as it should be, good produce from local suppliers or from their own garden, very well cooked and married with excellent wines. It felt like a special occasion thanks to the Gentlemen who own the property and look after you.
I asked if there was any possibility of having a few logs. kindling etc for lighting the log burner in the room, when we returned they had been in and lit it for us, this was a another example of the great hospitality. The whole team are charming and charismatic, couldn't recommend it highly enough! Steve & Helen
Evocative and magic
Amongst the most beautiful experiences while travelling in the UK. Buittle Castle takes you back in time and makes you feel as if something magical surrounds you. James and Tobias are exquisite hosts, wonderfully fitting with the environment and genuinely caring for their guests. Real gentlemen.
Imposing, out-of-the-way location and building, made very friendly by the hosts.
We stayed one evening. Very nice welcome, v accommodating for gluten / dairy-free needs for breakfast (which set us up for the day. And a very interesting building and project that the two cousins have taken on - we'll definitely go back in a year or two to see how it is going. Lovely room, comfy large bed and high-quality duvet.Thanks.
NB - if coming from Castle Douglas, DON'T attempt the hairpin turn into the castle drive, but go down the hill and turn round at the hard stand at the bottom, else you find yourself stuck half-way across an A-road on a hill!
They don't do evening meal or bar, so we ate out in Castle Douglas at Nikos - very tasty! And Carlo's recommended too.