Stay in an Ancient British Castle!

Castle - Private room · South Stainmore, Kirkby Stephen, CA17, United Kingdom
Simon & Wendy
Your host, Simon & Wendy
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The Space

Built in 1841 as a Victorian gentlemen's folly, this castle is now a real family home with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Set in 15 acres of grounds in a rural setting the castle is best visited with a car. On the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and less than an hour from the centre of the Lake District. This is a great place to explore Northern England.

Perfect as a unique venue for a celebration, the castle has small doorways and corridors but all ground floor guest areas are wheelchair friendly and there is a ground floor bedroom with full wheelchair access.

Some bedrooms have four posters, roll top baths, fireplaces - all are beautiful, interesting and warm.

Breakfast is huge and late and evening meals can be provided for at a cost. Children are well catered for, with additional rooms and special children's suppers.

Sleeps maximum 28 adults & 10 children.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 16+
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 8+
Beds: 16
Extra people: $159 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $1147 /week
Monthly Price: $4589 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We drove 5 hours up from London to experience life in a castle and it was absolutely worth every second of the journey. Wish we had stayed more than the night. It was an enchanting experience wandering around the ground floor of the castle which sports several recreational rooms, a mini cinema, a self serve bar and a big dining room. It was a truly unique, homely and comfortable stay, can't recommend it more!

    October 2013
  • Wonderful place! Wonderful people! Wonderful food! Wonderful rooms! What else can we want? The castle is just beautiful as well as the grounds... And Wendy and Simon couldn't be better hosts!!! One of the best places I've ever been and 100% recommended! Thanks so much for this fantastic stay!

    Norma Aloy Antunes (Brazil)

    January 2013
  • What an amazing place! Was made to feel very welcome and the whole experience of staying in a castle was perfect. The room and ensuite were superb and the meals devine.

    August 2012
  • Simon and Wendy were great hosts. The castle was amazing and the grounds were beautiful. It helped that we were the only guests in a massive place, but it could easily accommodate the 20+ people advertised and you would have trouble seeing everyone. Breakfast the next morning was tasty and filling. Thanks again!

    May 2012
  • We didn't get to meet Simon and Wendy personally, but their house staff were very friendly and helpful. The castle itself is wonderfully presented! The rooms were very spacious, and the decor definitely makes you feel like you're in an earlier time. The grounds are also very well presented. Highly recommended!

    May 2012
  • Beautiful castle and comfortable room. While it might take a bit of a journey to get from London to here, it's well worth it. Wendy and Simon are great hosts and their home is simply gorgeous.

    Do take advantage of the meals offered as they were quite tasty!

    At the Kirkby Stephen rail station you cannot pick up tickets. This is important to note as tickets not purchased in advance online are much more expensive. Do yourself a favour if coming by rail and buy a return ticket and pick them both up at Leeds when you make the change if coming from London.

    May 2012
  • Staying in a beautiful castle in a scenic area of northern England? This place was truly incredible.

    August 2011
  • In simple words: Enchanting place, lovely people and great breakfast. The perfect place for a honeymoon

    June 2011
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Started life as a Victorian gentleman's folly built in 1841. It is now home to Simon & Wendy and their children Oliver & Emily, (plus Maisie the Cocker Spaniel, chickens, goats and pigs galore) who run it as a quirky, quietly groovy sort of hotel/B&B. A real family home which welcomes guests to stay for a night or two, have supper or dinner, party or even get married. A seriously relaxed place - no false formality, but a place where you can kick off your shoes by the front door without causing a scandal! It is an old building with small doorways and corridors but all ground floor guest areas are disabled friendly and there are two ground floor bedrooms - one with full wheelchair access. Our rates quoted on this site are per person per night for bed & breakfast and are a starting point. All our rooms are very different and individually priced so you may find the rate changes if you request specific rooms or dates. Extra beds, dinner, wine, drinks etc are all charged in addition.
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