Braehead Estate East Wing

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5
Oliver Approved


Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

Braehead Estate East Wing makes up part of Braehead Estate, situated in a tranquil location within 250 acres of private gardens, ancient woodland and parkland. The Wing dates back to the 17th century and was further extended in the 19th century, however it has since been beautifully and lovingly renovated and today combines gorgeous, traditional interiors with a wide range of modern amenities.

The property holds a fantastic location, just thirty minutes from exciting Glasgow, the small town of Dalry is less than ten minutes away and a selection of helpful amenities can be found here.The East Wing can comfortably accommodate up to ten guests across five spacious bedrooms in accommodation set out across four levels. On the ground floor, guests will find the modern kitchen which comes complete with all the necessary facilities for a more than comfortable stay as well as dining facilities for the whole family. Upstairs, on the first floor are the first two king-size bedrooms, both complete with en-suite bathrooms. Heading up to the second floor, there is a further king-size double bedroom with en-suite as well as the living room which boasts a dual aspect view over the wonderful gardens. On the final, fourth floor are the final two king-size bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.

Outside, guests will certainly never be bored with 250 acres of private land to explore! The property is surrounded by countryside making it a perfect escape with plenty of opportunity for long walks and fresh air. Blair House East Wing would be the perfect choice for keen golfers, families and country spot enthusiasts.

*For those in larger groups, the whole of Braehead Estate (accommodating up to 36) can be rented for a special occasion, price on application.

Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What’s included?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The accommodation is set out over four levels which might not suit those who struggle with stairs

Property Features

Heritage Collection Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Cable TV Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Ground Floor
- Kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, nespresso coffee machine and dining facilities

First Floor
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, WC and washbasin
- Bedroom with king-size bed adn en-suite bathroom with shower, WC and washbasin

Second Floor
- Living room with dual aspect views over the grounds, 52" Sony TV with Sky TV & sports package, a card table and numerous board games
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, WC and washbasin

Third Floor
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, WC and washbasin
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, WC and washbasin

Exterior Grounds
- 250 acres of grounds to explore
- Private gardens can be used by arrangement

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Washing machine & dryer
- Iron
- Hairdryers
- Cot(s) & highchair(s)
- Changing table


About the surrounding area of Braehead Estate East Wing
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Easy to reach and even easier to explore, Ayrshire and Arran sits on the west coast of Scotland with its wonders of island life, countryside towns and sandy shores.

We can arrange a number of activities that can take place on the Estate, including Mini Highland Games and Falconry.

Further afield, we have access to a Shooting School, where everyone can try their hand at Fly Fishing, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Rifle Shooting and Archery.  A great day out.

Braehead Estate gives you the chance to sample Scottish hospitality at its best, and also to explore for yourself some of the magnificent golf courses in Ayrshire – not just some of the best in Scotland, but some of the best in the world.

The Ayrshire Coast is often referred to as a Golfing Paradise and we have many courses on our doorstep including the Championship courses of  Royal Troon, Prestwick Golf Club and Trump Turnberry as well as Dundonald Links which is owned by the renowned Loch Lomond Golf Course, each presenting unique challenges of both course and climate.

Whether you are a keen spectator or player, what better way to explore the joys of golf than by staying in one of the finest baronial mansions in the west of Scotland! Blair is the perfect place to stay – luxury accommodation just a few miles away!

Glasgow International and Prestwick Airports – 25 minutes
Edinburgh Airport – 75 minutes

Golf Courses
For more information to each course, please use the links below:
Open Championship Courses
- Prestwick Golf Club - 16 miles
- Royal Troon - 15 miles
- Trump Turnberry - 35 miles

Open Championship Qualifying Courses
- Western Gailes - 9 miles
- Glasgow Gailes (Irvine) - 9 miles
- Irvine Bogside - 6 miles
- Kilmarnock Barassie - 15 miles

Other Courses
- Dundonald Links - 9 miles
- Loch Lomond - 38 miles
- Gleneagles - 70 miles
- Muirfield - 93 miles
- St Andrews - 98 miles
- Carnoustie - 119 miles

Dumfries House is well worth a visit and is 4o minutes drive from Braehead Estate.  Set in 2,000 acres, this stunning estate and 18th-Century house with its unrivalled collection of Chippendale furniture has something for everyone.

The Walled Garden –  over the past two years this garden has been transformed from a derelict dumping site to a magnificently restored garden with a mixture of terraces, new greenhouses, formal areas and a one and a half acre Education Garden. Open all year round. 

Culzean Castle and Country Park – National Trust for Scotland Woods, beaches, secret follies, play park and a cliff-top castle – a fantastic day out.

This glorious 260 ha estate was once the playground of David Kennedy, 10th Earl of Cassillis – a man who was keen to impress with his wealth and status. Opulent to the extreme, the park is planted with conifers and beech, sculpted around miles of sandy coastline dotted with caves, and finished off with a Swan Pond, an ice house, flamboyant formal gardens and fruit-filled glasshouses.

The castle itself is perched on the Ayrshire cliffs. It was designed by Robert Adam in the late 18th century and is filled to the turrets with treasures that tell the stories of the people who lived here.

Just a short ferry ride across the Firth of Clyde and you can explore either Arran or Cumbrae, or even both! Experience perfect island life, which is full of tasty food and drink, exciting outdoor activities and beautiful views.

There are numerous restaurants near to Braehead Estate only 10 minutes away.

Try heading to the coast to sample the wonderful fish available. In the house, we have a list of restaurants that we have tried and recommend.

There are a number of Festivals throughout the year, which can be enjoyed by all.  Here are a few examples:

Boswell Book Festival – is held in May at Dumfries House.
THE WORLD’S ONLY FESTIVAL OF BIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR – The Boswell Book Festival is a great example of an event that mixes Scottish history and tradition, with contemporary culture and an iconic setting to create something really special for visitors.

Largs Food Fest – last weekend in May

Ballantrae Food Festival – second weekend in June at Ballantrae Harbour in South Ayrshire.

Glasgow Fair – The Glasgow Fair is a holiday usually held during the second half of July in Glasgow. ‘The Fair’ is the oldest of similar holidays and dates to the 12th century. The fair’s earliest incarnation occurred in 1190, when Bishop Jocelin obtained permission from King William the Lion to hold the festivities.

Largs Viking Festival – first week in September.
Started in 1980 this Annual Festival marks the 1263 Battle of Largs, the last mainland battle between the Scots and Norse.
Each year the living history Viking Village is open to the public so that they can get a glimpse of what life would have been like in a 13th Century Viking Village.

The Cumnock Tryst – last weekend in September.
It is a music festival launched in 2013 by eminent composer and local boy James MacMillan, with Nicola Benedetti as patron. Brass and choral music are two especially strong traditions in Cumnock

Illumination – Irvine Harbour’s Festival of Light – last weekend in November.
The sky will light up with fireworks and Irvine’s sleepy, historic waterfront will shimmer into life this St Andrew’s Day as we celebrate the start of our four night art and light spectacular, illumination: Harbour Festival of Light.

Celtic Connections – last two weeks of January.  It is the largest annual winter music festival of its kind and the UK’s premier celebration of Celtic music.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Glasgow International Airport


Nearest Town/City Dalry


Nearest Golf Dundonald Links


Nearest Train Station Dalry



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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Changing mat
  • Baby bath
  • Bottle steriliser
  • Stair gates
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Butler Available
Good news! For a little extra, This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £500 to be paid on arrival and to be refunded inf ull subject to a damage inspection on departure
Arrival time 3pm-8pm
Departure time 11am
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 2-night minimum stay
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in rental price

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 16th 2019 - Dec 16th 2019 £2,150 £2,688 £3,225 £3,763 £3,763
* Christmas + New Year - - - £3,763 £4,838
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 10th 2020 £2,150 £2,688 £3,225 £3,763 £3,763
* Easter £1,720 £2,365 £3,010 £3,655 £3,870
Apr 17th 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 £2,150 £2,688 £3,225 £3,763 £3,763
* Christmas + New Year - - - £3,763 £4,838
Jan 4th 2021 - May 19th 2021 £2,150 £2,688 £3,225 £3,763 £3,763

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 16th 2019 - Dec 16th 2019 €2,358 €2,895 €3,433 €3,970 €4,125
* Christmas + New Year - - - €4,125 €5,304
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 10th 2020 €2,358 €2,895 €3,433 €3,970 €4,125
* Easter €1,886 €2,531 €3,176 €3,821 €4,243
Apr 17th 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 €2,358 €2,895 €3,433 €3,970 €4,125
* Christmas + New Year - - - €4,125 €5,304
Jan 4th 2021 - May 19th 2021 €2,358 €2,895 €3,433 €3,970 €4,125

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 16th 2019 - Dec 16th 2019 $2,605 $3,143 $3,680 $4,218 $4,559
* Christmas + New Year - - - $4,559 $5,862
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 10th 2020 $2,605 $3,143 $3,680 $4,218 $4,559
* Easter $2,084 $2,729 $3,374 $4,019 $4,689
Apr 17th 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 $2,605 $3,143 $3,680 $4,218 $4,559
* Christmas + New Year - - - $4,559 $5,862
Jan 4th 2021 - May 19th 2021 $2,605 $3,143 $3,680 $4,218 $4,559

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

Property Owners
Charles and Sallie

How long have you owned the property?
We could not believe our good fortune when we bought Braehead Estate in early 2012. After 900 years in the ownership of one family, Blair had never previously been on the market. We came to see it, as it was very near to where my husband’s family came from in Ayrshire, and simply fell in love with it – just as our visitors do!

Since then, we have completely refurbished the house, but always keen to keep it as a wonderful family home. Having had a background in the luxury hotel industry, with Mandarin Oriental, I wanted to ensure that our guests would have a stay they would never forget – the best beds and Egyptian linens; the highest quality toiletries and towels; a great chef who prepares meals to cater for every taste using locally sourced produce; and service which is seamlessly efficient but always friendly.

We want to create an atmosphere that our guests feel they are in their own home. Braehead Estate is a house which wraps itself around you, whether it is a group of eight or 24. It works just as well for house parties, a family celebration of three different generations, for a company away day, dinner, or for a group of friends wanting to do a few rounds at the world-class Championship golf courses on the Ayrshire coast. Braehead Estate is only available for Exclusive Use for a small number of nights a year.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
From the Spring to Autumn, the gardens look stunning, with the more formal beds around the house, which were replanted last year, to the sweeping lawns which go down to the Italian Garden across the Bombo Burn. For those looking for something a bit more challenging, you are welcome to come and look at the progress we are making on restoring the fabulous 5 acre Walled Garden – and even to lend a hand if the mood takes you!

Our ambition has been to bring together the luxury of a beautiful home, the beauty and tranquillity of the Scottish countryside and the service you would expect from a top class hotel – yet less than half an hour from Glasgow city centre and its International Airports.

Blair is the most special and magical place we know, and we are delighted that our guests seem to think so too.



  • A wish to return!

    Posted by Martin on 13/01/2018

    Our four days and nights at Braehead Estate East Wing were a perfect idyll of comfort and relaxation for all six of our party. Braehead Estate provided a luxurious home for us, whether we were restfully reading by the fires in the Morning Room or Sitting Room, enjoying the first-class cuisine served in the beautiful Dining Room, playing Snooker in the Tower game room, or enjoying a walk through the surrounding 250 acre estate.
    We left reluctantly, but with memories that will never fade, and a firm wish to return.

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