First look inside £15m expansion of Scottish castle hotel 

Crossbasket Castle is set to relaunch with 40 new bedrooms, a destination restaurant, two five-bedroom eco-friendly lodges and a spa spread over two lodges.

First look inside £15m expansion of Crossbasket Castle hotel near East Kilbride in South Lanarkshire Supplied

The owners of a luxury hotel in South Lanarkshire have revealed first-look images of its £15m expansion.

Crossbasket Castle is set to relaunch with 40 new bedrooms, a destination restaurant, two five-bedroom eco-friendly lodges, and a spa spread over two lodges.

Steve and Alison Timoney, who are behind the expansion, describe the revamp as a “no expense spared passion project” adding that the hotel will leave their guests in awe.

The couple revealed computer generated images which show how the bedrooms, ensuites, reception area and restaurant will look when the works are complete.

AI images of Crossbasket Castle bar.

The venue is set to have capacity for an additional 35,000 visitors each year and provide over 50 jobs for the local area, delivering a projected economic boost to the South Lanarkshire economy of £5m per annum.

The hotel is set to reopen to the public in summer of 2024.

Alison said: “The interiors will be lavish but welcoming and luxury will be found in the materials, as well as bespoke, upholstered furniture in classic styles with plenty of cosy corners for private, more intimate moments with friends and loved ones.”

AI images of how Crossbasket Castle rooms are set to look.

The couple previously spent five years and over £10m restoring Crossbasket Castle that had fallen into a state of disrepair before it opened in 2016.

Graeme Green, managing director of Crossbasket Castle, believes the hotel has the capacity to draw people in from across the world.

“The standards of the owners have led to something truly exceptional and unique.

“It gives a stylish nod to the 1920s and plays on some of the key features of the exquisite and tranquil landscape in a way that will really capture people’s imagination.

“The whole project is moving forward at pace, and we are very excited about opening our doors next year.”

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