A fully catered stay in a castle

Entire home/flat

16 guests

10 bedrooms

16 beds
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Hire our family castle exclusively and fully catered for your own party. There are fifteen bedrooms sleeping thirty. We will look after you as our house guests and cater for all your meals. The castle sits in fifteen acres of grounds where you can enjoy a number of country pursuits.

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 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 and dinner which are included in your exclusive hire as well as a sumptuous afternoon tea on arrival, are huge banquets. Children are well catered for, with additional beds and special children's suppers. We will talk to you about your own bespoke menus. Self catering is not currently an option.

You will have fifteen bedrooms to call your own and the run of the whole place. Tell us what you need, how many of you there are and we'll do our best to create a unique event in a castle you can call home.

Sleeps maximum 30 adults & 10 children in 15 bedrooms.

Guest access

Access to all public areas of the castle & our 15 acres estate. Private living spaces are clearly marked, other than that you've got turrets, towers, secret doorways, rambling corridors and secret gardens to explore.

Your experience will be somewhere between grand private house and opulent boutique hotel. There are staff to look after you but you'll hardly notice them and fell you have the place to yourselves.

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!
You'll have the castle with the family who, along with their staff, will look after you so you'll be part of a happy, lively family-orientated household with distinctly relaxed vibe.
Your stay will be fully catered so while you'll feel looked after you'll still feel the castle is your own private kingdom.

Other things to note

Augill Castle is run as a small 15 bedroom unique place to stay in a B&B style but it is 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.

All our stays are catered and fully serviced so you get the service of a boutique hotel mixed with the relaxed intimacy of a place of your own. We are not set up for self catering.

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.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Bedroom 5
1 king bed
Bedroom 6
1 king bed
Bedroom 7
1 king bed
Bedroom 8
2 single beds
Bedroom 9
2 single beds
Bedroom 10
1 king bed

The space
Bathrooms: 8+
Bedrooms: 10+
Beds: 16
Check In: 3PM - 11PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat

Wireless Internet
Family/Kid Friendly

Extra people No Charge
Security Deposit £1000
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House Rules
Check in time is 3PM - 11PM

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 the fabric of the castle and to remember that it is our family home.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

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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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