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Live in an historic English Castle!
Live in an historic English Castle!


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10 Bedrooms

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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.

The space

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

Guest access

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!

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.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 10
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Security Deposit: $262
Weekly Discount: 25%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

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.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
1 night minimum stay

55 Reviews


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Tatyana User Profile
June 2017
Simon and Wendy's place is simply amazing. From the moment you walk in it feels like taking a step back in time to enjoy fine country living, a warm welcome and treatment as an honored guest in their beautiful castle. Very much looking forward to being back!
Simon & Wendy User Profile
Response from Simon & Wendy:
See you soon! WS XX
June 2017

Nick User Profile
May 2017
Susan was a great host and the boat was beautiful inside and out. Great attention to detail and very accommodating too. A short but perfect stay, thankyou!
Simon & Wendy User Profile
Response from Simon & Wendy:
Nick I think you were thinking of somewhere else when you sent this review in! We were the castle not the boat! It was lovely to see you regardless! Best Wendy
May 2017

Lou User Profile
May 2017
Amazing. We will come back for sure!!

Mariana User Profile
March 2017
wow, this place exceeds all expectations!!! we stayed only one night, and how we wish we could have stayed longer! We arrived just in time for dinner, which was just fantastic! it was a 3 course meal, which was served at the big table in the dinning room. The place has an honesty bar where you help yourself to any of the great selection of drinks and pay for it at the end of the stay, which is a brilliant idea. We stayed in Greystock room and it was huge and beautiful. The big fluffy towel and the bath robes were a really nice touch. Breakfast again was simply delicious and you have a great variety of options you can choose from. The castle is just like a museum with the exception that you can walk anywhere you want and they also have a great library with a lot of old books. Simon and Wendy did a great job decorating this place, really good taste and really makes you feel like royalty. Also fantastic staff! I hope I didn't miss anything. would love to come back.

Alice User Profile
February 2017
Simon & Wendy's home is a fantastic getaway. It was affordable, easy to find and more incredible than we imagined. The castle is quite small which makes it feel cozy and magestic at the same time. The dinners with everyone also encouraged guests to be friendly which I thought was wonderful. It's a fantastic place and I will certainly be coming again.

Anne User Profile
December 2016
The host canceled this reservation 173 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Simon User Profile
December 2016
Had an absolutely fantastic 2 nights at augill Castle, a truly memorable break away from the rush that is life. Felt at ease and relaxed from the moment we arrived making full use of the bar and relaxing by the fire. Already planning a return for the summer. Thanks to Simon and Wendy and all the staff :)

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Simon & Wendy User Profile

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.

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