The plans submitted by owners Steve and Alison Timoney reveal a £15m investment in a new 40-bedroom hotel, restaurant and spa set within the castle’s extensive grounds.

If approved, the two-year build construction programme will bring up to 52 new jobs to the Blantyre area with minimal disruption to guests and local residents.


Crossbasket Castle Hotel is one of our industry's greatest and most inspiring stories. Once a derelict building, the castle was sensitively transformed into one of the UK's finest five-star hotels.




The expansion will allow the hotel to welcome additional 35,000 visitors each year, providing a projected economic boost to the South Lanarkshire economy of £1.2m annually.




Owner Alison Reid-Timoney said:

“After purchasing what was a building in a state of total disrepair and on Scotland’s Buildings at Risk Register, it became a true passion project to carefully restore the castle and grounds to their resplendent glory. The expansion marks the next phase of this journey.




"We believe pushing forward with this large-scale investment at this highly uncertain time is not only essential to protect our existing business, but is the kind of thing that will encourage the industry to fight back and deliver the standard of facility that our customers are keen to see and will inevitably return to with their usual enthusiasm."




 “Although the Covid-19 pandemic has had dealt a significant blow to the economy, we are inspired by how people are fighting back to try to keep their businesses afloat. This takes great courage and self-belief and we hope our confidence in the recovery will help inspire that fight in our sector.”




The new facilities will include 40 new bedroom suites for guests, four contemporary eco-friendly detached lodge houses, a luxury spa with a glass-fronted café, swimming pool, gym, fitness studio, a new restaurant which aims to seat 132 covers, along with a bar, snug areas and a stage for live entertainment in the evenings.




Good news about a hotel as unique and special as Crossbasket Castle is a pleasure to share.




Crossbasket Castle


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