5 Star status to Crossbasket Castle

Crossbasket Castle – the newly launched nine-bedroom luxury hotel in High Blantyre, near Glasgow – has been awarded five stars by the AA.

The hotel opened in May following a £9m restoration of the property which, in parts, dates back to the 15th century.

Steve Timoney, chief executive of Lochlane Investments, and his wife Alison Reid-Timoney bought the property in 2011, a year after it was listed on Scotland’s Buildings At Risk Register. During the renovation, they added a ballroom for up to 250 guests, which overlooks the waterfalls on the River Calder.

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