About This Listing
A fabulously relaxed yet wonderful 15 bedroom small country house hotel. Privately owned & run but Simon & Wendy. Exclusive use is available from £6,300 per night.
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 30 adults & 10 children in 15 bedrooms.
EXCLUSIVE USE IS AVAILABLE AT INCLUSIVE PRICE FOR 30 PEOPLE, PLEASE ENQUIRE.
Access to the entire castle & 20 acres estate (private living spaces as clearly marked)
Interaction with Guests
Simon, Wendy & their teenage children live on site & run the castle with a local staff of up to 16 so there is always someone around.
The Eden Valley is the quiet side of the county, natrually beautiful quiet & away from the crowds . Its not remote but feels it.
A train station in Kirkby Stephen (6 miles) or Appleby (8 miles), a limited bus service (1 mile) so a car is useful.
Other Things to Note
Augill Castle is run as a small 15 bedroom hotel in a B&B style
A very relaxed place : kick off your shoes by the front door without causing a stir!
The host has been amazing! The hospitality and service were great(: the staff are all friendly and breakfast was really good. All in all I really enjoyed my stay there and wish I could stay for more than a night!
Kirkby Stephen and the Upper Eden is a magical place to stay. The joy began at the moment I stepped onto the Settle to Carlisle Railway at Leeds. It was a brilliant and beautiful train ride ending in Kirkby Stephen station overlooking the valley. A short trip through pretty Kirkby Stephen to the fairy tale castle, Augill. After a lovely welcome from a friendly and helpful team, I had a brilliant night's sleep in a terrific room followed by fabulous poached eggs and bacon from local producers for breakfast . I couldn't ask for more and will definitely return to the Upper Eden and Augill Castle. Thank you Wendy and Simon.
Thank you for a lovely stay in a gorgeous place . It is expensive but it is not your average place by any stretch of the imagination a wonderful experience thank you
Superb stay at Augill Castle. Everything about it was five star in my opinion and yet it felt like home. Just PERFECT. You felt the world outside lift melt away, thank you so much Wendy and Simon. Looking forward to returning
Augill Castle is incredible and we couldn't have enjoyed our stay more. Would recommend to anyone without reservation
Simon and Wendy's Castle is out of this world, a fabulous place to stay in a beautiful location. Fay, one of the staff, was on hand and looked after my every need. I had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend this very special place. Everything is very relaxed and you can wander the castle rooms at your leisure, eat when you like (within reason), and for a short time live a fantasy.
Absolutely spectacular! This place is like nothing else. Totally magical. A must experience.
About the Host, Simon & Wendy
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.