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Blairnear Dalry, Ayrshire
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Blairnear Dalry, Ayrshire

Sleeps - 20

Region - Southern Scotland

Sporting

Activities
Entertainment · Golf · Snooker/Billiards

Facilities
Mobile coverage · Snooker / Billiards · Wifi

Features
Children Friendly · Fully Catered

Rental
£POA

Estate Details

Blairnear Dalry, Ayrshire

Sleeps - 20

Region - Southern Scotland

Sporting

Activities
Entertainment · Golf · Snooker/Billiards

Facilities
Mobile coverage · Snooker / Billiards · Wifi

Features
Children Friendly · Fully Catered

Rental
£POA

The Blair Estate is a unique piece of Scottish history. The origins of this ancient castle date back to c.1105 with the construction of a Norman Tower; the remains of which can still be seen in The Guard Room.

In the 12th century King William the Lion granted The Barony of Blair and its associated lands to Jean Francois, a knight of Norman descent. His son took the name de Blaire which was later adapted to Blair. From the early Norman descendants, Blair has become inextricably woven with Scottish history and has evolved from the first rudimentary castellated tower into the grand, yet comfortable home that stands there today. With a second tower added in 1203 and major additions in 1668 and in the 1800s, the castle is reputed to be the oldest continually inhabited mansion house in Scotland.

The Drawing Room, with its beautiful Adam style plaster work containing the heraldic motifs of the Hamilton and Blair crests, was originally two adjoining rooms. The symbols of the English rose, the Scottish thistle, the French fleur de lys and the Hamilton crescent moons in the plasterwork all relate to the historic roots of the family.

The bedrooms at Blair have all been re-furbished to the highest standards of classic luxury. Each bedroom, with stunning views over the gardens and parkland has its own dedicated bathroom with bespoke Penhaligon’s toiletries, luxurious bed linen from The White Company as well as access to Wi-Fi.

Every aspect of your stay will be tailored to meet your own requirements. Our dedicated and professional staff will look after you from the moment you arrive, for the duration of your stay and ensure that you and your guests have a memorable visit.

Blair has been awarded 5 Star status by Visit Scotland.

Dining and Food
The Dining Room, added by Captain William Fordyce Blair in the 1800s, can seat twenty people around our beautiful dining table which was originally made for the Zoffany family. We can seat up to 60 guests in the room.

Our Executive chef will work with you to tailor the menu to your individual requirements. Our produce is sourced from the best local ingredients and served by our professional staff. Seasonal produce will be used throughout and no genetically modified produce will be used in the dishes produced, to our knowledge at Blair. All foods are purchased through Freedom Foods policy that’s has been adopted by our carefully selected suppliers and all beef produce has been matured for at least 28 days and has proof of trace ability and authenticity of country of origin (Scotland, UK).

You are welcome to provide your own wines and alcoholic beverage, with no corkage charge.

Exclusive Use
We have 17 beautifully appointed bedrooms which have recently undergone a major renovation.

All our staff are security cleared.

Corporate
Our corporate hospitality team will provide the perfect environment for corporate incentives, business celebrations, management development and team building activities.

Located in Scotland’s golfing heartland, Blair is an idyllic location for all your exclusive hospitality requirements. The 250 acre walled Estate, twenty minutes from Glasgow International Airport, is perfect for your team building and executive events. In this serene atmosphere you can set your own schedule for presentations, product launches and board meetings without distraction. The exclusive use of Blair Estate ensures your privacy and our discreet staff will keep distractions to a minimum throughout your stay.

We have a number of rooms for available for meetings, which include:
William Fordyce Dining Room – 80 guests theatre style
The Drawing Room – 100 guests theatre style
Cecily Blair Meeting Room – 30 guests theatre style
Captain Blair Study – 50 guests theatre style

House Parties
Blair is the perfect exclusive use location for birthdays, celebrations or family reunions. Come and create memories that last forever.

While you enjoy your own private House Party, you will dine in style in the castle’s Dining Room and your personal chef will create mouth-watering menus using the finest locally produced ingredients.

Weddings
Celebrate your special day at Blair, one of the most spectacular exclusive settings in Ayrshire and possibly one of the most impressive and inspiring locations in Scotland.

Dating back to 1105, our historic 5 star exclusive use family home and its beautiful gardens will make your Wedding celebrations a truly unique and unforgettable experience. We have the facility to host both religious and humanist ceremonies as well as being licensed for civil partnerships. These can take place in our stunning 1668 Drawing Room, Captain Blair’s Study or in our well maintained, landscaped, private gardens.

Each wedding is unique and we would like to help make your special day a memorable one. We host a few select weddings each year and offer our hospitality expertise to advise and support you.

Outside, the beautiful landscaped gardens sweep down past the croquet lawn, Bombo Burn, leading to the estate parkland and woodlands beyond.

A wide range of activities can be arranged, either on the Estate or at nearby locations.

We say...

Today, Blair combines its remarkable history with the comfort of a family home which has been recently renovated whilst retaining its unique character, and is an obvious choice for a large gathering, special celebration or a corporate event.

You say...

WOW!! We are struggling to come down to earth having just spent the most unforgettable, magical weekend at Blair. From the moment we arrived everything was perfect. The warmest of greetings from Annie who already knew the names of all our guests and where they were staying. Her amazing, discrete, friendly team that worked tirelessly all weekend to anticipate our every need – be it a fresh pot of coffee after a morning walk or warm soup after standing in the rain during the Falconry display. The attention to detail was superb and yet the atmosphere created was one of a home from home – think Downton Abbey not boutique hotel. Chatting in the kitchen with Annie and her team on the details of each event during the weekend, joking over breakfast with the girls or roping one of the servers into filming speeches there was a genuine desire by all the staff at Blair to make sure that we were having fun & goodness they succeeded. Formal dinners, informal lunches, barbecues (in the pouring rain) everything was organised with perfection and the food is excellent! The house is fantastic – a great rambling pile, with multiple staircases, corridors and charming bedrooms. The beds are to die (or rather sleep!) for – many of our friends commented that they had never slept on such comfortable mattresses….i think we would all have smuggled them home had we been able! The reception rooms are beautiful and at the same time homely; filled book cases, family portraits & a fabulous piano. I loved the boot room – complete with a full array of wellies and parkas to entice us into the grounds which are spectacular. Clearly a park for centuries, the maturity and splendour of the vegetation is breathtaking: alleys of grand beaches, caverns of rhododendron and gunnera, giant laburnum, stunning copper beach, rows of Wellingtonia and the whole wrapped in the excess of green growth that is so spectacular in this temperate rainforest. The formal gardens are immaculate, the borders beautiful and the hedges trimmed to perfection. In fact perfection is the only adjective that works for our weekend at Blair. I cannot recommend it highly enough! Thank you to all the team for making our weekend so incredible. Simon & Natalie Lindsay, London, UK, June 2017

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Accommodation

Blair has 17 principal bedrooms (additional rooms are available by special arrangement).

All bedrooms have been recently re-furbished to the highest standards of classic luxury. Each bedroom has its own en-suite or dedicated bathroom, luxurious bed linen and Penhaligon’s bathroom products.

Activities

On the estate, we can arrange private Highland Games, Falconry and much more. Our guests can also access the wide range of activities on offer in the locality including :

Golf
International standard clay pigeon shooting
Sailing
Archery
Fishing
Quad biking
Off-road driving
Horse riding
Walking

Golf
The Ayrshire Coast is often referred to as a Golfing Paradise and Blair is close to many courses including the Championship courses of Prestwick Golf Club, Royal Troon and Turnberry as well as the new Loch Lomond/Dundonald course.

Whether you are a keen player or spectator, what better way to explore the joys of golf in Scotland than by staying in one of Scotland’s greatest baronial mansions? Convenient to both Glasgow and Prestwick Airports, Blair is within reach of 100 of the most challenging golf courses in Scotland.

Our staff will be happy to help arrange these activities and many more. There is plenty to explore in the surrounding countryside with Lochs, mountains and some of Scotland’s finest homes. Blair is also located close to Glasgow which hosts a wealth of art galleries, concerts, museums and restaurants.

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Testimonials

WOW!! We are struggling to come down to earth having just spent the most unforgettable, magical weekend at Blair. From the moment we arrived everything was perfect. The warmest of greetings from Annie who already knew the names of all our guests and where they were staying. Her amazing, discrete, friendly team that worked tirelessly all weekend to anticipate our every need - be it a fresh pot of coffee after a morning walk or warm soup after standing in the rain during the Falconry display. The attention to detail was superb and yet the atmosphere created was one of a home from home - think Downton Abbey not boutique hotel. Chatting in the kitchen with Annie and her team on the details of each event during the weekend, joking over breakfast with the girls or roping one of the servers into filming speeches there was a genuine desire by all the staff at Blair to make sure that we were having fun & goodness they succeeded. Formal dinners, informal lunches, barbecues (in the pouring rain) everything was organised with perfection and the food is excellent! The house is fantastic - a great rambling pile, with multiple staircases, corridors and charming bedrooms. The beds are to die (or rather sleep!) for - many of our friends commented that they had never slept on such comfortable mattresses….i think we would all have smuggled them home had we been able! The reception rooms are beautiful and at the same time homely; filled book cases, family portraits & a fabulous piano. I loved the boot room - complete with a full array of wellies and parkas to entice us into the grounds which are spectacular. Clearly a park for centuries, the maturity and splendour of the vegetation is breathtaking: alleys of grand beaches, caverns of rhododendron and gunnera, giant laburnum, stunning copper beach, rows of Wellingtonia and the whole wrapped in the excess of green growth that is so spectacular in this temperate rainforest. The formal gardens are immaculate, the borders beautiful and the hedges trimmed to perfection. In fact perfection is the only adjective that works for our weekend at Blair. I cannot recommend it highly enough! Thank you to all the team for making our weekend so incredible.

Simon & Natalie Lindsay, London
June 2017


What an amazing venue Blair House is. It’s hard to put into words the feeling of the place. It is rich in history and the original furnishings, throughout, bring that history to life. The owners are knowledgeable and can guide you through the life of the building and the various centuries that it has lived through. We got married here and we had our dream wedding. The rooms are all amazing and unique with some brilliant touches throughout. We loved the original Victorian Bathroom complete with original flushing Victorian, commode style, toilet! The Dining areas are exquisite and the food was amazing too. We spent 6 days here all in all and we fell in love with the whole place. We miss walking through the gardens after breakfast and playing Croquet on the lawn with a nice G&T! The Staff were brilliant too, from start to finish, anything we wanted they handled for us. Special mention to Annie and Steve who really looked after us. From the moment we first contacted them Annie has been brilliant and the whole reservation and organisation of the event was handled extremely professionally and everything was so well organised right from the start. A really wonderful experience that makes us wish we could get married all over again!!

Mike & Jules Sowa


I have to say a massive thank you for sorting out Blair House for us. It was truly amazing. We were a little bit anxious at first but I think that was simply because it was so last minute and were unsure about a lot of things at that time. As soon as the events started everything was amazing and the wedding was a dream wedding for us. We loved every minute and all our guests did too. Annie and the staff, Steve especially, were all amazing. We will be sending our proper thanks to everyone soon. Thanks again for helping us and if you ever need any references for the venue or for your company I would gladly provide one for you.

Mike Sowa


A celebratory evening at Blair House: Thanks to all the staff at Blair House for a fantastic weekend - Teri & Phil; What a beautiful place, we had a lovely time, thanks to all who made it so special - Simon & Julie Fantastic setting for a wonderful occasion. Unique. Steven & Sheila l will definitely come back - Julie Thanks to everyone for a super weekend. Cannot be beaten - Mr & Mrs Davis Amazing place, great time, a unique experience - Steven & Julie Marsh Just like being at home - Barbara One word - WOW! Thank you - Jocelyn Very special place, felt like home - Anon Many many thanks - Elaine, Steve & Harvey

Mrs E Owen, London, England


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