Mansion Scotland 1756 is a country estate situated in the beautiful wooded valley of the Water of Girvan. The Tudor-style family mansion is an impressive and welcoming sight at the end of a famous three mile private drive, called “The Long Approach” conducted along the river.
Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns, was born and raised in this area of cliff-fringed coast and lovely river valleys.
On entering Mansion Scotland 1756, the grandeur of the two-storied Saloon is striking. The magnificent dining room with its lovely fireplace, family portraits and original furniture makes a wonderful setting for dinner.
The dining room, library, and cozy sitting room, set on the east side, exemplify the relaxed atmosphere at Mansion Scotland 1756.
The bedrooms are all extremely comfortable, tastefully furnished and decorated to a standard befitting such a beautiful property.
The spacious drawing room overlooks the garden and meandering Water of Girban. Mansion Scotland 1756 was built by Scottish architect, William Burn, between 1820 and 1824. It has been the family home of the Hunter-Blairs since then. Today, James Hunter Blair is an enthusiastic and welcoming host, providing a high standard of catering for his guests.
Recreation: The drive goes alongside the private stretch of fishing, where there are many most attractive pools for salmon and sea trout. There are three stocked lochs for brown trout fishing and there is a good pheasant shoot on the 2,000 acre estate. The British Open Championship golf courses of Turberry and Troon are 14 and 20 miles from Blairquhan, at Prestwick, 16 miles, the very first Open in the world was held in 1860.
The castle is rented with staff, breakfast, daily cleaning, heating, and electricity costs included and may be rented for exclusive use for one night or more. When not rented, the castle is available for dinner and overnight accommodation. There are several properties on the estate available for rent.