A Downton Abbey super fan? You can now book Highclere Castle on Airbnb (and it's actually affordable!)

2019-09-17 18:45
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For one night only, Highclere Castle will open its doors to two guests, giving super fans an opportunity to immerse themselves in the iconic location of Downton Abbey, and learn what life might have been like for the Crawleys. 

True to the theme, guests will be treated like royalty during their stay, with the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon inviting their guests to join them for an exclusive evening of cocktails in the Saloon followed by a traditional dinner in the State Dining Room, being waited on by Highclere Castle’s own butler.

After dinner, coffee will be served in the Library before the guests are whisked off to one of the principal bedrooms with an en-suite bathroom and opulent views of rolling parkland, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be the royal you were meant to be.

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READ: Downtown Abbey-opening soon

Before the stay draws to a close, guests will enjoy a delicious breakfast prior to a private tour of Highclere Castle’s extensive grounds. The Castle itself covers over 9000 square meters and has a total of 300 rooms. Throughout the property, the rooms are opulently decorated and furnished, with each detail providing a unique insight into Highclere Castle’s history.

Fans will get the opportunity to explore iconic rooms, such as the Drawing Room, or relax in one of the Gallery bedrooms, following in the footsteps of kings and queens.

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In celebration of the iconic drama series, booking for the listing will open on October 1, 2019. Lady Carnarvon, the Airbnb host commented on this rare occurrence and said: “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.

House rules:

  • No pets allowed, but 9 friendly dogs on site!
  • No smoking
  • Strictly one Butler per person
  • Listing is midweek

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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 for about R2400.

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