About this listing
Choose from 15 grand rooms to call home with delicious breakfast in our fabulous relaxed castle in glorious Northern England which is our family home. Turrets, tudor panelling, gothic windows, it's all here. Evening meals available separately.
We've got four posters, family rooms, garden suites - accommodation to suit most people. If you'd like to hire the whole castle for up to 30 people PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER LISTING at https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/9651657.
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.
The castle has gothic windows, battlements, turrets, stained glass, oak panelling. You can be King, Queen, Prince or Princess for a day, a week or as long as you like.
Some bedrooms have four posters, roll top baths, fireplaces - all are beautiful, interesting and warm.
Breakfast, which is included in your stay is huge and late and evening meals can be provided for an additional cost. Children are well catered for, with additional rooms and special children's suppers.
You can have just one of fifteen rooms or a combination of several. Tell us how much space you need, how many of you there are and we'll do ur best to find a space that you can call home.
EXCLUSIVE USE IS AVAILABLE AT AN INCLUSIVE PRICE FOR 30 PEOPLE, PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER LISTING 'A whole castle to call your own' https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/9651657
Access to all public areas of the castle & our 15 acres estate. Private living spaces as clearly marked, other than that you've got turrets, towers, secret doorways, rambling corridors and secret garden to explore.
Interaction with Guests
Simon, Wendy & their teenage children live on site & run the castle with a small friendly local staff so there is always someone around. Simon and Wendy have been hosting guests at the castle since 1998 - way before AirBnB was born!
In high season you'll share the castle with the family and other guests and you'll be part of a happy, lively family-orientated household with distinctly relaxed vibe but pick a quiet night out of season and you may get a whole castle to yourself!
The Eden Valley is the quiet side of the county of Cumbria in North West England, naturally beautiful quiet & away from the crowds of the nearby national parks of the The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales . Its not remote , is very easy to get to but still feels well off the beaten track.
London is six hours by car, Manchester two. There is a train station in Kirkby Stephen (6 miles) or Appleby (8 miles), a limited bus service (1 mile) so a car is essential. Mainline rail services to London take about 2 1/2 hours from Darlington station (35 minutes' drive).
Other Things to Note
Augill Castle is run as a small 15 bedroom unique place to stay in a B&B style but itvs much more than a B&B and a world away from a conventional hotel. Simon and Wendy bought the castle as a wreck in 1997 and have been hosting guests since then - way before AirBnB was even thought of - always with the single aim of providing a place for others to call home in the hope that visitors arrive as guests and leave as friends.
The castle is in glorious open countryside between two of Britain's favourite national parks - The Yorkshire Dales and The Lake District.
Augill Castle has been described as unlike anywhere you have ever stayed before.
A very relaxed place : kick off your shoes by the front door without causing a scandal! All we ask of our guests is that they enjoy the space and freedom we provide with consideration for fellow guests.
The castle started life as a Victorian gentleman's folly built in 1841. It is our home with our children Oliver & Emily, (plus Maisie the Cocker Spaniel, chickens, goats and pigs galore). We run it as a quirky, quietly groovy sort of place to stay - not a hotel, not a B&B but something entirely different. We have a separate website for the castle which is easily found.
We began hosting back in 1998 as a way to pay for the renovation of this beautiful building.
It's 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 room per night for bed & breakfast for two people and are a starting point. We also have a listing for hiring the whole castle. 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.