Crossbasket Castle, Glasgow

Sensitively renovated, Crossbasket is a stunning 17th-century castle transformed into one of Scotland’s most luxurious hotel and event venues. Steeped in history, Crossbasket Castle has many unique period features which have been restored to their original beauty using traditional craftsmen and materials. The Stewart Drawing Room is a perfect example of the quality of restoration featuring uniquely detailed cornices finished in gold leaf to ensure these features convey the magnificent grandeur typical of this era.

The perfect luxury retreat for guests looking for peace and tranquillity, Crossbasket features nine breath-taking en-suite bedrooms each decorated in a classical style and named in honour of a historical custodian of this magnificent castle. Each bedroom is individually crafted and strikes the perfect balance between traditional character and modern finishing.

Authentically charming, Crossbasket’s four-story bridal tower dates to the 16th century as part of the preceding Mains Castle. The fairy-tale turret room, built on a hill overlooking the Calder river, is served by a sweeping spiral stone staircase. A true one-off, it is the ultimate bridal suite. Also available as self-catering accommodation is Gate Lodge, a traditional two bedroomed house, located at the entrance to the Crossbasket Estate on Stoneymeadow Road. Approximately a three-minute walk from the Castle, it is perfect for families, or for those looking for a five-star experience with the amenities of home.

Dine in opulent surroundings at the latest contemporary fine-dining restaurant from the Roux culinary dynasty. Overseen by the legendary French chef Albert Roux and son Michel Roux Jr, dishes showcase fare from Scotland’s renowned natural larder with an added touch of creative flair from the iconic Roux team.

The castle grounds include a large stretch of woodland, extensive nature walks and a beautiful stretch of river featuring majestic waterfalls. The convenient location means there is plenty to do and see locally, including golfing, fishing and hiking.

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Things to know

  • 35 minutes from Glasgow International Airports
  • 50 minutes from Edinburgh International Airports
  • 9 bedrooms
  • Fine dining restaurant
  • Garden with extensive seating and strolling area
  • Ideal for exclusive gatherings like weddings, house parties or corporate events

Meetings and events

The discreet elegance of the house together with its breathtaking location makes Crossbasket Castle a perfect retreat for boardroom meetings, decision making and corporate entertaining. A short drive from Glasgow, Crossbasket Castle provides a beautiful rural setting for exclusive boardroom meetings and corporate away days. With gracious public rooms on the ground floor and the Roosevelt Grand Hall Balcony, flexible, elegant spaces can be set up to suit your requirements.

Choose from the following rooms to host your meeting:

The Roosevelt Grand Hall Balcony

Set high above the new grand ballroom with dramatic views of the waterfalls on the River Calder; this unique space can seat 12 for a meeting or dinner.

The Lindsay Tower

This is the oldest part of the Castle built in the 15th Century, originally to improve its defensive position, it is perfect for the smaller meetings, up to 12 people seated.

The Library

A magnificent rich wood panelled room with stunning views of the woodland to the rear of the property. A smaller and more intimate space, The Library can seat 24 for a meeting or dinner.

The Baillie Room

A beautiful room flooded in whites and golds with a view over our lawn, with its stunning open fire and high vaulted ceiling it can comfortably seat 36 for a meeting or dinner or up to 90 people theatre style.

The Stewart Room

overlooking the garden can provide the setting for a meeting or private lunch/dinner. The room can comfortably seat 50 people for a sit-down meal and 100 people theatre style.

The Roosevelt Grand Hall

A magnificent medieval style ballroom with a glazed roof and soaring beams sits beautifully against the original castle and can provide space for up to 350 guests.

Perfect for exclusive use and incentive groups. Catering service for business lunches and dinners, private cocktail receptions, coffee breaks, buffets, company lunches, special celebrations, anniversaries, birthdays and weddings.

Things to do

  • Sleep in a fairy-tale 15th-century four-storey tower, connected by a spiral stone staircase and a thick sailor’s rope.
  • Dine in one of only two Albert and Michel Roux Jnr Restaurants in Scotland. Try Quatre Fromage Suissesse!
  • Fish for brown trout in the River Calder on your own private estate and have the chef prepare it to your liking.
  • Stay in the house once opened by Charles Mackintosh, the inventor of the mac raincoat.
  • Have afternoon tea at the balcony of the Roosevelt Ballroom, named after First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt who stayed at the castle on her visit to Scotland.
  • Go shopping on the Style Mile in Central Glasgow for leading individual stores, shopping centres and premier department stores, such as Buchanan Galleries, Buchanan Quarter, St. Enoch Centre, Ingram Street, House of Fraser, Princes Square
  • Experience live entertainment or a sporting event at the impressive 12,000-seater SSE Hydro on site of the former Queen’s Dock – the largest entertainment venue in Scotland.

Food & beverage

Albert & Michel Roux Jr at Crossbasket

The Albert & Michel Roux Jr Restaurant, overseen by the legendary French chef Albert Roux, son Michel Roux Jr and run by an award-winning executive head chef, is set in the luxuriously embellished Baillie Room. Surrounded by gold leaf and opulent antiques, it’s an experience of a bygone era.

Dining at Crossbasket Castle

A culinary experience that need not be confined to the dining room. There are lots of luxurious spots within the hotel that can accommodate more intimate, private dining.

Afternoon tea

Enjoy afternoon tea in the tranquil surroundings of Crossbasket Castle. Select your choice of tea leaves from the tea menu and enjoy the Chef’s savoury finger sandwiches, freshly made scones and selection of sweet delicatessens.

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