Augill Castle

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Address: South Stainmore, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4DE, United Kingdom

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.7

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
4.3
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Eating/drinking
4.5
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
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Service
4.4
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Value for money
4.3
90%
Bedrooms
4.4
90%
Public areas
4.4
90%

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.

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.

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.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restaurant

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Foodies
  • Travellers with pets
  • Education
  • Great views / scenery
  • Relaxation
  • Chilling out

Pros & Cons

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