Augill Castle

South Stainmore , Kirkby Stephen , Cumbria, United Kingdom, CA17 4DE

Augill Castle facade

By David Atkinson, your Lake District expert

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#5 of 33
expert-rated hotels in Lake District
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Location:
4.3
4.3
Bedrooms:
4.4
4.4
Eating/drinking:
4.5
4.5
Public areas:
4.4
4.4
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Foodies, Travellers with pets, Chilling out, Education, Great views / scenery, Relaxation

Best for Families - Expert review of Augill Castle

Stylish accommodation and great family facilities? Yes, we can.

Augill Castle takes the cosiness of a homely guesthouse, adds the finesse of a boutique hotel and stirs in a thought-of-everything approach of a luxury family escape. No wonder it has picked up a slew of awards. To me, it looks like a fairytale castle, set in run-wild grounds. The sturdy front door opens to reveal a gloriously rambling house, oozing historic charm.

Location: 

Just outside up-and-coming Kirkby Stephen on the fringe of the Eden Valley, the hidden-gem secret of the east Lakes.

Bedrooms: 

Contemporary but unfussy with the nice touches of sherry, biscuits and a teddy bear in each of the 14 rooms awaiting your arrival. I stayed in one of the quieter Estate rooms in an annexe to the main-house Castle rooms.

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Public areas: 

The music room is full of DVDs and toys, the leather-sofa drawing room with its adjoining honesty bar the place for post bedtime-story jazz compilations, good books and large whiskies.

Eating and drinking: 

Meals are served en famille in a grand dining room with a set-price fixed menu. No dinner available the night I stayed but the owners advised on the best local options.

Leisure facilities: 

With expansive grounds and fresh Lakeland air, who needs a spa?

Service: 

The atmosphere is friendly and family run with an easy-going, informal air.

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Who stays there: 

Families attending the Little Cooks cookery school, international visitors exploring the Lakes, first-time parents who earned a rest.

Price advice: 

Use the booking tool above to find details of good-value packages. Two-course dinner from £20; children aged 13+ charged as adults.

Pros: 
Great base for exploring
Home-comfort touches
An oasis-of-calm honesty bar
Cons: 
Sharing communal breakfast

More information on Augill Castle:

Type:
Hotel
Address:
South Stainmore , Kirkby Stephen , Cumbria, United Kingdom, CA17 4DE
Free tags / Keywords:
Cookery classes and foraging
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Restaurant

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