Magnificent 16th Century Tower and Mansion set within extensive gardens and parklands, renowned for its luxury accommodation, shooting parties and golfing breaks with courses such as Royal Troon, Turnberry, Western Gailes and Prestwick nearby.


  • sleeps: 17
  • beds: 11
  • pets: No
Still Available for 2016 Open Golf
Exclusive Use Accommodation
Shooting Parties & Golf Enthusiasts
Impressive Period Features Inside & Out
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Carnell House is a listed category B property, comprising its 16th century Tower and then substantial additions in neo-Jacobean style by William Burn with later additions being made by David Bryce in 1843 and Charles Reid in 1871. The Carnell Estate today comprises 2,000 acres of prime agricultural land with the house being set in 10 acres of private, mature landscaped gardens and parkland.

The property both impressive and imposing is a perfectly placed exclusive use venue and will surely delight discerning friends, families and corporate clients seeking to host an event in a luxury private hideaway and one that has experience in providing accommodation for high profile cliental and entourage.

The extensive grounds from October to January provide spectacular driven shoots for pheasant and partridge and for golf enthusiasts the delights of playing Royal Troon and Prestwick are both a mere 12 miles and Turnberry 30 miles distant.


Carnell is still very much a family home for the owners who are on hand plus with a dedicated team of staff offer a warm and relaxed welcome to all their guests. Upon entering the property, you are met in a large reception hall which features a most exquisitely carved wooden fire surround and the largest log basket ever to be seen.

A sumptuous Drawing room which can comfortably seat 22 guests and provides fine views of the gardens beyond.

There are two dining rooms, the formal Red Dining room seats up to 22 guests and the Vaulted Dining Room seats 14 and is situated in the Peel Tower.

All food is prepared in house with the emphasis being on traditional Scottish dishes and produce being grown or reared from the estate or locally sourced. (Sample menus can be provided upon request).

A warm homely Sitting room with TV makes for a snug family den to relax and unwind.

The Billiard room with its full size table is an ideal bolthole for the gentlemen to savour a fine glass of whiskey and chat over the day’s sport.

The 11 individual bedrooms can accommodate up to 17 guests comprising of 3 double bedrooms with en-suite facilities, 3 double bedrooms with non-sharing adjacent bathrooms. 2 twin-bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and 3 twin bedrooms again with non-sharing adjacent bathrooms.


Outside the 10 acres of garden feature the Lime Tree Avenue, which was planted to represent the two Scottish Squares at the Battle of Dettingen in 1743, complete with the two officers on either side. The traditional walled garden with its 100-yard-long herbaceous border, as well as a rock and water garden, gazebo with Burmese statues, lawns and many other features of interest.

The herbaceous, rose and phlox borders are to be seen at their best in full bloom during the months of June and July.

Other activities can be arranged such as Clay pigeon shoots, shooting lessons, falconry and archery plus the tennis court is available to all guests.

Carnell Estate is located within easy travelling distance from the three main scottish airports, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Prestwick Airport.

Travel Times:
Edinburgh 90 minutes
Glasgow 40 minutes
Prestwick 20 minutes

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We can offer short breaks, Please contact the office for more details

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