Fancy Living Like A Lord And Lady? Just Book Downton Abbey’s Castle On Airbnb

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Emeric Brard

Lifestyle Writer

Sep 18, 2019

To celebrate the motion picture event, Downton Abbey, the Highclere Castle will be available to two people for an overnight stay!

Fans of the show will get the chance to experience the rarified life of the Crawleys’. Guests will also be invited to an exclusive cocktail evening with the owners of this stately pile, the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon in their beautiful Saloon, followed by dinner in the State Dining Room, coffee served in the Library, and breakfast the following morning.

On top of that, the guests will be served by Highclere Castle’s very own butler and they’ll get to read the newspapers in the morning, once they’ve been ironed that is.

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The castle in its entirety covers 100,000 square feet, with a total of 300 rooms, some of which can be explored, such as the Drawing Room or one of the Gallery bedrooms.

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It’s an absolute privilege and pleasure to call Highclere Castle my home and I am delighted to be able to share it on Airbnb for a truly unique stay. Highclere Castle has been in the Carnarvon family since 1679 and has an incredibly rich history. I am passionate about the stories and heritage of Highclere Castle, and I am looking forward to welcoming our future guests.” said Lady Carnarvon, the hostess on Airbnb

Guests that are lucky enough to stay in the castle will have to comply to a set of strict rules:

  • There are not pets allowed! BUT – guests will be in the company of nine friendly dogs
  • No smoking
  • All newspapers must be ironed
  • Only one butler per person
  • Dress code for cocktails and dinner is de rigueur
  • Gossip must only occur in the downstairs quarters
  • Listing is midweek because after all – ‘What is a weekend?’

“We are thrilled to be able to offer fans the ultimate Downton Abbey experience through this once-in-a-lifetime-stay at Highclere Castle (…) we are certain that guests will have a magical experience while staying on the iconic location of Downton Abbey.” said Hadi Moussa, General Manager for Northern Europe Airbnb

Booking details:

To view Highclere Castle – home of Downton Abbey – on Airbnb, visit airbnb.com/downtonabbey

Highclere Castle is only available for a one night stay for up to two guests on November 26, 2019 costing £150 ($270 AUD) inclusive. Reservation opportunities will go live on October 1, 2019 at 12PM BST (9PM AEST).

To celebrate this special offering, Airbnb will make a donation to The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.


By Emeric Brard

Lifestyle Writer

Emeric Brard is a writer for The Carousel and Women LoveTech.


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