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
Used this hotel for a friend's wedding at Crear. Room beautiful, the actual hotel was stunning. Breathtaking views from restaurant window at breakfast, bar menu was tasty and reasonably priced. Drinks prices very reasonable as well. Comfortable seating with plenty of picturesque rooms. We ended up eating in the drawing room in front of the fire. Hard to beat. The walking paths were picturesque if a little slippy, due to heavy rainfall and worth it for stunning views of the lochs. Tarbert a short drive and worth a visit. We will be back without a doubt.
I really like this hotel, friendly staff and so dog friendly. Dexter always gets a great welcome and lots of biscuits. We had a principle room which was lovely and the view was gorgeous. Hope to be back again soon as we like it so much
From the moment we pulled up to the castle, till the moment we left everything about our stay at Stonefield Castle was delightful. The castle itself is full of charm. The staff were all very friendly and attentive particularly Amy at reception. We eat in the main restaurant on the first night and the bar on the second and our meals were excellent, the breakfasts were also very good, very tasty high quality produce. Wonderful atmosphere in each of the rooms and it was a pleasure to sit in such a beautiful old building. We were lucky enough to be staying in one of the rooms in the original part of the castle which was magnificent, my mums room was in the newer part but it was also very well presented. Had a wonderful stay and we will be back as soon as we can to this beautiful part of the world.
We stayed here last week on a midweek break for a couple of nights and were very pleased with what Stonefield Castle has to offer. On arrival from outside it meets expectations after a long drive.
We were greeted at reception by Amy who was very friendly and quickly checked us in and showed us to our room. We had a garden view room which was better than I expected and well appointed. The bed and bedding was comfortable.
We had our meals in the bar which had a lovely atmosphere, made all the more pleasant by the barmaid, Mollie who was very friendly. (We also had a meal in the lounge which has a grand stately home feel to it and very relaxing). Food was good and for the location I thought good value.
Breakfast served in the main restaurant has terrific views over the loch through panoramic large windows. Breakfast had a varied selection including smoked haddock and fresh kippers for those looking for the full Scottish flavour...
The grounds are very extensive and great for a walk (weather permitting), with some interesting features.
For me the hotel offered exactly what I was looking for, the opportunity to relax and get away from it all, sitting in the bar and lounge reading the paper and magazines in a wonderful atmosphere..... wifi is poor throughout the hotel but this helps to chill and in my case, forced me to enjoy the stay all the more.....
Must also mention Magda on reception who was very helpful when I phoned to book and kindly recommened a suitable room choice, much appriciated. Thanks.
In summary, Stonefield has the large country house appeal with associated faded glory in places that adds to its charm. Staff are very pleasant and friendly.
Looking forward to returning already....
Third stay at the castle and this time brought my wife and dog for company. Took advantage of the DBB rate which was excellent value as a couple. Spent some time walking the beautiful grounds with the dog. Room ( garden view) was large and very comfortable. Staff were very friendly and helpful and even set - up breakfast in one of the lounge areas so our dog could join us.
Excellent stay, well looked after. Recommended