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“Standing between the Lake District and the Dales rests this eccentric castle welcoming all the family into the countryside and the Eden Valley. Four poster beds and antique furnishings make up the comfortable rooms. Restaurant is open on weekends. Great hideaway and local exploring to be done. ”

“Standing between the Lake District and the Dales rests this eccentric castle welcoming all the family into the countryside and the Eden Valley. Four poster beds and antique furnishings make up the comfortable rooms. Restaurant is open on weekends. Great hideaway and local exploring to be done. ”

Hotel Review

Stunningly set in the Eden Valley, this eccentric mid-Victorian-folly-castle is equidistant between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales and makes a refreshingly different base. Owners Simon and Wendy Bennett are warms hosts in an eclectic home stuffed with antiques and curios, four posters and roll top baths. Dinner (on request) is communal, around a huge oak table and breakfast is a leisurely affair. Dogs and children welcomed. Augill Little Cooks, cookery courses for kids, have proved a great hit.
Recommended for
  • Families
  • With fantastic facilities for kids, from cooking classes, to playgrounds, dressing up boxes and plenty of toys.
  • Country Escape
  • Spectacular walking, wonderful views and whiskey in the drawing room old school weekend in the country vibes.
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Recommended For

  • Families
  • With fantastic facilities for kids, from cooking classes, to playgrounds, dressing up boxes and plenty of toys.
  • Country Escape
  • Spectacular walking, wonderful views and whiskey in the drawing room old school weekend in the country vibes.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • The in house cinema is a winner for those rainy days that are inevitable on an English holiday.
  • Great walks
  • With national parks all around, this is the perfect spot to get on your walking boots.
  • Croquet
  • Enjoy a lesiurley afternoon croquet on the well manicured lawns.
  • Cycling
  • Exploring on bicycle can make for a memorable day activity.
  • Cooking classes
  • The hotel has a wonderful cookery school for children.
  • Tennis
  • Tennis court avaliable for guests,.
  • Child friendly
  • Lots to do for children, including cooking classes.
  • Restaurant
  • Open Friday and Saturdays only, communal dining.
  • Family Suites
  • Quiet
  • Lively
  • Opulent
  • House party feel
  • Good wine list
  • Full of character
  • Owner managed
  • Traditional
  • Disabled access
  • Quirky
  • Antiques
  • Historic
  • Charming
  • Remote
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Intimate
  • Four poster beds

Facilities

  • Child friendly
  • Lots to do for children, including cooking classes.
  • Restaurant
  • Open Friday and Saturdays only, communal dining.
  • Fireplace
  • Bicycles available
  • Communal Dining
  • Bar
  • Family Suites
  • In room DVD
  • Meeting Room
  • Good wine list
  • Library
  • No pets
  • Cots available
  • Parking
  • Towelling robes
  • Suites
  • Disabled access
  • Sitting Room
  • Garden
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Safe
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Four poster beds
  • In room music system

Activities

  • Hotel Entertainment
  • The in house cinema is a winner for those rainy days that are inevitable on an English holiday.
  • Great walks
  • With national parks all around, this is the perfect spot to get on your walking boots.
  • Croquet
  • Enjoy a lesiurley afternoon croquet on the well manicured lawns.
  • Cycling
  • Exploring on bicycle can make for a memorable day activity.
  • Cooking classes
  • The hotel has a wonderful cookery school for children.
  • Tennis
  • Tennis court avaliable for guests,.

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Augill Castle is unlike anywhere you have ever stayed before. Famously family friendly with a laid back atmosphere, it has all the trappings of a country house without the stuffiness.

Other Reviews

Ultimate 100 British Hotels

At Augill Castle, just outside Brough — half an hour from Penrith on the A66 — they run cookery courses for children..

Originally published by Sunday Times (view article)

Sunday Times Ultimate 100 British Hotels 2014

Originally published by Sunday Times (view article)

Augill Castle

"A wonderful folly castle, grand and romantic on the outside, informal and romantic on the inside, and welcoming to all"

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

This folly is the perfect playground.

"It is wild and beautiful here."

Originally published by The Guardian (view article)

Augill: a castle in the clouds

"The hotel, packs an almighty wallop with its own food ethos: seasonal eating using a ‘from the back door out’ policy with its local ingredient sourcing."

Originally published by Jamie Oliver's Blog (view article)