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Little Castle

Entire cottage hosted by Simon & Wendy
4 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
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You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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Augill Castle : much better than a hotel : unlike anywhere you have ever stayed before. In Cumbria's Eden Valley between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, England's two most popular national parks, Augill is set in it's own twenty acres of grounds. Easy going, relaxed but still ridiculously romantic and decadently comfortable. We'll do everything we can to make you feel as if you have arrived as guests, and will leave as friends.

The space
This is an estate house converted from the old stables and has its own garden, front door, turrets and castellations – your very own castle within a castle! It is equipped with a small kitchenette but is not set up for self catering or full meal preparation.

A ground floor twin or superking bedroom, bathroom, and galley kitchen with a hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. On the first floor there is a king bedroom and bathroom.

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.

Other things to note
Augill Castle is run as a small 17 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.
Augill Castle : much better than a hotel : unlike anywhere you have ever stayed before. In Cumbria's Eden Valley between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, England's two most popular national parks, Augill is set in it's own twenty acres of grounds. Easy going, relaxed but still ridiculously romantic and decadently comfortable. We'll do everything we can to make you feel as if you have arrived as guests, and…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
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Breakfast
Heating
Hangers
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide alarm
Bath

Accessibility

No stairs or steps to enter
Wide entrance for guests

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Location

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Augill Castle sits in the geographical centre of the British Isles in the stunning countryside of the Eden Valley. Sitting at the foot of the Pennines and surrounded by the Lakeland Fells and Yorkshire Dales, the castle has 15 acres of wild gardens, lawns, paddocks and flower beds. It is the ultimate English gentleman's retreat. Built as a folly by an eccentric man, the castle is a fine essay in Victorian castle building.
Augill Castle sits in the geographical centre of the British Isles in the stunning countryside of the Eden Valley. Sitting at the foot of the Pennines and surrounded by the Lakeland Fells and Yorkshire Dales,…

Hosted by Simon & Wendy

Joined in November 2009
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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). We run it as a quirky, quietly groovy sort of place to stay. 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 are per room per night for a room for two people. 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, afternoon tea (available each day between 1 & 6 pm by arrangement), supper (Sunday, Monday & Thursday) dinner (Friday & Saturday), wine & drinks (from our Great British honesty bar), laundry etc are all charged in addition.
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). We run it as a quirky, qu…
During your stay
Wendy & Simon Bennett bought Augill as a wreck in 1997 and have poured their combined love, eye for detail and artistic talent into it, returning this lovely Victorian castle to its former glory. Furnished with a collection of new and old, the castle has been their home and continues life as a real antidote to the banal and bland that is so often found in historic house conversions.

Staying at Augill Castle has been likened to walking into the arms of a giant hug. It is warm, comfortable and special. Luxury here means the freedom to enjoy the whole castle at your own pace.
Wendy & Simon Bennett bought Augill as a wreck in 1997 and have poured their combined love, eye for detail and artistic talent into it, returning this lovely Victorian castle to it…
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House rules
Check-in: 15:00 - 23:00
Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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