What We Love
- A stunning castle tucked into beautiful woodland on the edge of Loch Fyne, with breakfastCurling up by the roaring fire with a glass of whisky
- Walking through the hotel grounds down to the stunning shores of Loch Fyne
- Tucking into fresh oysters and other delicious, locally source ingredients in the restaurant
What To Know
- There are plenty of cozy common spaces for relaxing; there's a drawing room, library, and snooker room
- You'll likely run into Fudge, the castle's resident dog
- Free WiFi can be weak in the guestrooms but is pretty reliable in common areas
Make like a laird and live it up, Scottish-style, at the stately Stonefield Castle. This national treasure sits amid 60 acres of gorgeous woodland and gardens, which reach down to the shores of the sublimely beautiful Loch Fyne. Dating back to 1837, the castle is now a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning hotel but remains home to some splendid examples of Scottish baronial architecture and style. Expect original furnishings, wood paneling, ornate ceilings and marble fireplaces.
While the décor is as traditional as you could wish, the hospitality is as warm as the roaring fire you’ll curl up next to with your evening whisky. Tuck into oysters from Loch Fyne in the restaurant, before choosing from a delicious roll-call of enticing Scottish fare, from venison haunch to whole lobster. No evening is complete without a nightcap, of course, so head to the bar for a wee tipple while you plan the next day’s adventures. Might we suggest ambling through the woodland and down to the loch?
How to Get There
Bedroom had garden view and was clean and comfortable, staff members were pleasant and welcoming we stayed in room 14 bathroom was of a good size complete with walk in shower unfortunately did not have hot supply ,maintenance attended and still was same for full stay ,when using wash hand basin there was a rumbling before water came out we were told that this would be worked on over Christmas
Food for breakfast and dinner was of good quality.
Love Love Love! This is not our first visit to Stonefield. The first time we stumbled across it by chance & loved it so much we re-booked at check out for our anniversary weekend. Where to begin... what makes Stonefield special? I would need to start with the people - the nicest staff you could ever wish to meet. Nothing is too much trouble. They bend over backwards to make your stay a joy. The food is sublime. We had an amuse bouche of beetroot gazpacho followed by fresh crab, chateaubriand (which cut like butter), finishing with the most delicious assiette of banana based deserts. Our room on our first visit was a prestige suite with a lounge and enormous bathroom. On this visit we had a ground floor garden suite. Equally delightful with a beautiful view over the Loch. I know this all sounds very gushing, but we have had a blast! The castle is enormous and must cost a small fortune to run. I mention this because there may be some who check in and are expecting a pristine finished hotel. Stonefield is charming, steeped in history and a little shabby in parts. But her charm is within the walls and the folk who run the hotel. The chef is without doubt Michelin worthy. I’m fortunate enough to have lived in London over 20 years before moving home to Glasgow. I’ve eaten in some of the best including Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea and Claridges. I’m not saying that to be showy, but to demonstrate how good the chef is here. We are already planning our next visit! Thank you to all at Stonefield who made our anniversary extra special in particular; Grady, Tyler, the lovely receptionist with long dark hair(!) & all the staff who hail from Melbourne!
We recently spent two nights at the Stonefield Castle Hotel. The grounds are beautiful with some lovely walks. The staff is friendly, though there were a couple wait staff in the dining area who were obviously not enjoying their jobs. The room key system is quite outdated and cumbersome. When we first arrived, we did not realize the doors did not automatically lock behind us and another guest mistakenly wandered into our room. She was horribly embarrassed and we were thankful to have found that out early in our stay rather than in the middle of the night.