Just back from a wonderful stay at the Castle. We met friends who go often . We loved it so different and friendly. Looking forward to going back !!
Beautiful building and gardens. Very unique place to stay. Loved the honesty bar! Staff were all very friendly. One in particular was a little shy, but my daughter Maisie was very happy that she did get to meet Maisie the hotel’s dog! We didn’t have dinner, but the breakfast was amazing! More...
Lovely and laidback. The perfect retreat if you want some downtime. My husband and I have celebrated a birthday, our marriage and our second wedding anniversary here. Scenery wonderful, tasty breakfasts and the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in (Pendragon room). Always a joy to visit Augill ❤️ I never want to leave. More...
Probably had one of the best afternoon teas in the country. Absolutely fabulous.
Fabulous place. The staff cant do enough for you. Beautiful surroundings.it's one of the most amazing places we have stayed at. I would highly recommend staying here. More...
Rande T. Enderby
This place is absolutely amazing! The drive thru the countryside was so beautiful and then we pulled-up to the castle and I was in awe! Then we walked inside and it just continued to get better. The castle is awesome for families, with a playroom with toys, games and dress-up costumes; tennis courts and a playground. The rooms are so cool and beautifully restored. The dinning area and meals were all spot on. We even had afternoon tea with cakes and treats. The location is perfect for exploring the nearby Nation Parks...which are absolutely breathtaking! And after a long day exploring, have a drink in their pub while the kids watch a movie in the cinema. Everything is so thought out and makes your stay so relaxing! I will be recommending this place to everyone I know. More...
what an amazing place!! beautiful scenery ! amazing staff!! very tranquil. Myself and children loved it with the lovely huge rooms that you just get lost in!! lovely warm feeling as you walk through the door. Thankyou from the Kelly's More...
Had an amazing afternoon tea here. Hope to come and stay in this fabulous quirky castle soon.
Simply amazing and tranquil place. You wake up to the beautiful greenery, birds chirping and sheep baa(ing). The place is beautiful, well managed and with abundant amenities. The cinema is amazing and we enjoyed it The game room was full with amazing games and we enjoyed playing monopoly after ages. thanks for the lovely stay, family Augill Castle. More...
I visited Augill castle yesterday (6/4/19) for Afternoon Tea with 4 friends. We have visited for Afternoon Tea every year since I found the castle 5 years ago due to its location to one of our friends. As usual Afternoon Tea was delicious, with new cakes and treats, lots of pots of tea, uninterrupted chat and prosseco. Service from staff was great and our yearly catch up with Wendy, the owner, was delightful. This year, however, we had tagged an evening meal on afterwards as a surprise for one of our friends 40th birthday. The staff were amazing here from start to finish. Communication via email to arrange the meal (as well as Afternoon Tea) was superb with the drawing room being allocated for our surprise. The staff allowed us to decorate the room early in the day, helped us to gather friends and relatives to surprise the birthday girl, assisted us with finishing touches on the cake and much more. The service and meal served was fantastic and Lucy was an amazing hostess for the evening. Thank you so much for making the surprise possible and so special. We will be back next year! More...
Wendy Darlene Firminger
We had our wedding at Augill Castle and it was perfect. Thanks for everything you did for us. We will come back very soon. Thanks a million!
very friendly staff nothing was too much trouble. Lovely location. Afternoon tea was fantastic both quality and value for money. Highly recommended.
Had a lovely experience for afternoon tea at the castle. It was very informal yet dignified. There was as much tea as you could drink and lovely sandwiches, cakes and scones. The setting is lovely with all the Christmas decorations. It was a great use of an experience gift voucher celebrating our anniversary. It would be a lovely place to have a gathering where you could also stay overnight. The staff are very friendly. More...
Amazing. Relaxed. Perfect. Child focused.
great service, beautiful, quiet rooms, magnificent scenery. just a wonderful all round experience.
Brilliant location excellent staff just like a home from home ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Without a doubt, one of the most spectacular places I have ever been lucky enough to visit. The hosts and staff are so welcoming and interesting and always have time for their guests. There is so much to do there yet also the space to relax and unwind with either a complimentary tea or coffee or a drink from the honesty bar. Our children spent hours in the play room and exploring the castle and were sad to leave! I can’t list all the great features the castle has as it has so many - go and see for yourselves, as it is truly amazing! More...
Sarah Jane Martin
Just returned home after a three night stay at Augill Castle and my only complaint is that it was just not long enough! Just so sad to leave. Lots of lovely memories made xx
we got married here and it was amazing !!! best choice by far as a venue ... all oyrguest loved it xxx
5* l Just spent the weekend will my family celebrating my 60th birthday. I would highly recommend Augill castle the Staff were so accommodating, the rooms are absolutely amazing, the food was so delicious, we totally enjoyed our stay and will definitely go back. A Big thank you to Wendy and her fantastic team xxx More...
We were drawn to Augill as if by fate. The recipients of a gift voucher to spend on an activity of our choice, we were looking for something a little nearer to our home in the Ribble Valley. Alas, there wasn’t anything nearby that was either available or to our taste, so we looked at what was on offer a little further afield. Afternoon Tea in a castle? Why not? Somewhere near Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria – would it be worth the journey…? Oh yes! Augill Castle deserves its own classification as a place to visit: a home you wish you could call your own. But better than that – it’s owned by Simon and Wendy Temple-Bennett on YOUR behalf! If you can find it in your heart to love this place the way they do (and it’s not difficult), then this really IS the Garden of Eden. Our Afternoon Tea was just a taster – but the magic of the place is already drawing us back. More...
Amazing!!!! lovely building and grounds great food very helpful and friendly staff we will be back soon
Just a fantastic place and lovely owners who are so friendly and down to earth..... loved every minute of our stay!
Beautiful building, welcoming staff, and delicious food. It was a wonderful place to spend a night!
Just fantastic. Great proprietors. Everything you’d look for in an English Castle experience. With all the mod cons.
An exquisite venue in an idealic setting. Wendy and the team are more than awesome xxx. Every room has its own character and with a venue whereas Nothing is too much trouble.... what you waiting for; get booked in Xxx. More...
Just spent one night here, and literally had the entire place to ourselves. Was very relaxing sitting in the music room reading and enjoying a few drinks by the roaring fire. Abby met us and showed us around, her enthusiasm and sheer love of the place was bubbling over. Wendy met with us and chatted a bit at the great breakfast they had for us and showed us off, telling us to stay longer next time. We stayed in three different castles during our 16 day U.K. holiday and Augill was, hands down, our favorite! More...
Amazing 2 day experience! Great for family get togethers or couples. A lovely family home that welcomes you and unfolds you. All sorts of old furniture and bits, a cute little cinema , a pool room / library/toy room, and a large comfortable lounge. Our room was fabulous with very large bed. Staff and food excellent. What's not to like, total comfort with an olde world twist! More...
Fiona Louise Gordon
I could be here all day writing about This place! What an amazing hotel. It is beautiful, romantic, peaceful and comfortable, a little piece of heaven. The dinner and breakfast was delicious and I love how everyone sits at the same table including the hosts one night of our stay! You feel so relaxed in all the beautiful sitting areas. There is a cinema room and a fabulous bar in the conservatory. We were even treated to some lovely piano playing by one of the guests children. They provide coffee and home baking during the day and the staff are all so friendly and helpful. We ended up here completely by accident after being caught in a snowstorm. The owners Wendy and Simon went above and beyond the call of duty and embarked on a rescue mission when the army couldn’t help us...� They even got us a tow out of a snow drift a couple of days later when the weather was good enough to head home. We didn’t make it to York where we were headed but we probably had a better time here, You couldn’t ask for better hosts and if I could give higher than 5* I would � Can’t wait till I get back here someday � More...
Very tastefully decorated suite and extremely comfortable, the overall castle, amenities, service etc are simply the best.
Just spent two nights here in the company of some lovely guests, and also the family and staff. We were snowed in, but everyone was so cheerful no one really cared.
Wonderful weekend break for us - will definitely recommend!
February 13-15th 2018 We’ve just returned from the most amazing 3 days at Augill for our Valentine’s Day wedding! Magical, magnificent and simply perfect! Wendy, Simon and their team, Lucy, Marcus, Callie, Jan etc etc have got it so right in everything they do. We had a fabulous wandering feast on the night before where our 32 staying guests got to know each other on a relaxed and fun if not fairly boozing night with the wine flowing the music playing! While the wedding prep was happening for me the bride our guests relaxed after Augill’s now legendary breakfast, with papers and coffee in the many sumptuous drawing rooms. The great British bar was also a feature that was loved by our guests! Wendy created a beautiful setting in the main room (the music room) for our ceremony. Canapés and fizz followed in the ‘Great hall’and then a fabulous 3 course wedding breakfast in the dining room. The music room was then transformed back into a room for dancing, we had a band which worked so well with our 46 guests! After lots of fizz and dancing the night away we flopped into what can only be described as ‘the most comfortable beds in the world’ reliving what had been the best time of our lives!! Leaving was hard the next day as Wendy and her team made us feel so incredibly welcome. She took the stress out of everything and made it ‘The perfect day’. Thank you all so much and we can’t wait to come see you all again soon. Augill castle, the most beautiful place..... �� Sam and Joe Grimley xx More...
Beautiful castle.... loved our sleep over last night cant wait for our wedding this year xxx
Burns night was a fantastic evening at a fantastic venue ... great food, great company and superb venue!
Sometimes when maybe your not the wealthy people in the world but book something that is maybe out of your league just for once we did but amazingly we were meet with lovely people great food and an amazing place where we were treated just like every one else and for that we were grateful and if ever the chance came again then we would book again so who ever you are and what ever background your from take a punt book this place and your memories like ours will last forever you will not be dissapointed x
Bit cold when we visited, but lovely place to stay.
Easy to find with gorgeous gardens. Attended a wedding and the staff were helpful and everything was smooth. Rooms were luxurious and won't disappoint.
Very pleasant afternoon tea for our family of four adults and two young children.
Lovely food and the staff were very helpful. A separate room for the boys to play and dress up!
The Castle rooms are great and the gardens pretty. More...
An experience like no other....absolutely stunning!
Ticks every box and more ..... We had afternoon tea which was delicious from the first finger sandwich to the last bite of shortbread. So friendly and hospitable . A tour of the rooms was an added bonus . Wonderful place to eat or stay for a special occasion. More...
We got married here in early September 2017. We simply have no words to express how perfect Augill Castle is for a wedding venue. It's magical, mysterious, romantic, and so so beautiful. Wendy and team helped take all the stress out of the occasion, and many guests (especially those who had travelled from the US) had never experienced anything like this before. They say a picture paints a thousand words, but I honestly cannot find a 1,000 words that could ever do justice to what just one photo of this incredible place can... so check the photos, then call Wendy and make your booking today! You absolutely will not regret it. Augill will have a special place in our hearts forever. Thank you Wendy and team. Dean & Danica More...
Just perfect beautiful place and lovely people. They open their doors and welcome you in with open arms. We visited for my brothers wedding. The food was great really top quality. Everything a child could wish for even fresh popcorn for the inhouse cinema. More...
Amazing place and perfect for my little sisters wedding yesterday! You will not be disappointed when you visit here. Absolutely loved it here, would give more than 5stars if I could.
Absolutely fantastic in every way!!! Eleven of us were celebrating my 60th Birthday and we were looked after like Kings and Queens. The rooms are tastefully decorated in a lovely relaxing country house style. Crisp white linen , soft white towels, dressing gowns and slippers complement the rooms. This is a very special place and so much nicer than the corporate hotels ,you are made to feel like part of the 'family' by Wendy , Simon and the staff , nothing is too much trouble.Our party were of varying ages but we all agreed that Augill Castle is the most charming place to stay! Fabulous weekend thank you More...
A wonderful relaxing environment with first rate hospitality.
What a wonderful place. I will definitely return. Food was fantastic and the staff are so friendly and helpful.
What a fantastic friendly hotel! Will definitely be coming back
Stayed here for our anniversary and it was beautiful. Lovely building, fabulous room and great service - all in a really laid back atmosphere. Shall definitely return!
We went to the castle for my dad's 70th. It was a magical stay. The kids could be kids without the issue of making too much noise or running around. With a playroom and cinema room to enjoy what's more could a child want whilst waiting for the adults to finish their evening meal! The food was lovely, although the evening meal menu was very limited. Breakfast was lovely and freshly made. My main gripe with breakfast was that there was only one price for breakfasts which means my two 5 year olds with limited appetites were charged £18 per head when in reality they didn't eat £18 worth between the two of them. We stayed in the stable. It was lovely and perfect for our family of 5 (plus dog). The kids loved the huge baths and the layout of the venue which made our life easier. The bed in the master bedroom was uncomfortable which left both mine and my husbands backs hurting by the end of the stay but it was worth it for the kids enjoyment. I've given 4/5 for the overall experience. The staff were lovely and a credit to the owners. Just a couple of niggles put a dampener on the experience. More...
Suzann L Mcintyre
Wowwww loved every minute wish we could of stayed longer excellent staff (poor John who was stalked by my children lol) love the food the platters fantastic and the other guests from all over the world I will be back soon ......
Truly a stunning long weekend for my partner and I. Absolutely beautiful rooms. Staff incredibly friendly. Could not praise this place high enough. Thank-you for a wonderful time.
Not stayed. Looks nice
Had the most fantastic relaxed weekend in this brilliant place for my 40th birthday. Staff and owners were lovely. Food was devine and the castle itself was beautiful. The honesty bar was a wonderful touch. I would definitely want to stay again. More...
I went with my daughter for afternoon tea it was lovely
Lovely classic castle, breathtaking scenery, comfortable and cozy bed, spacious room and toilet. The castle management is friendly and helpful. The breakfast is delicious �
I was married here on 30 December 2005! Must revisit it one day. Was an amazing venue and the host Wendy was great & made us feel right at home. Can't believe it was 12 years ago! �� More...
Brilliant place for a wedding or family get together.
Just amazing. Would recommend it. Breakfast superb. Grounds a lovely. Loads of places for kids to play hide and seek. Half hour walk to Brough only 2 pubs and a cafe. Kirkby Stephens is bigger but do need a car there is local transport. More...
What a fun place for a big family gathering: a cinema and dressing up box for the children - a bar for adults, magnificent dining room and lounge areas to catch up with relatives by the fireside. Wonderful quirky and restored Victorian furnishings, sumptuous four poster beds, spacious bathrooms but with heating, hot water and Wifi of 21st century. A magical couple of days living the life in a castle. More...
Absolutely perfect weekend. Just loved it. Already planning when we can return! X
Blew my mind... Who doesn't want to stay in a castle. I love this place, friendly people, quirky features and perfect for groups.
What a find! Had a fab afternoon tea for the family to celebrate my mother in law's 80th birthday. Beautiful setting; fantastic food and service; all ages of party from 3-80yr olds catered for! Thank you so much again Simon and Wendy - what a gorgeous home and business you have here More...
The best place for a family to stay it's just amazing. This is our 6 stay and we just live the castle and the staff
Breathtaking castle. Had the best 2 nights, lovely staff. Will 100% be returning.
Beautiful location, lovely food and brilliant people. A place to create memories. I had an amazing weekend there and wish we could do it all over again.
We had a lovely stay at Augill Castle in beautiful Cumbria. We where warmly greeted by Fay and were served a delightful afternoon tea. In the evening we chose to have a two course meal that was truly delicious. Such a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. Probably the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in! This is a wonderful place to stay. More...
Fantastic place. Very friendly staff, fantastic food. Highly recommended. Loved our stay definitely be back.
Absolutely amazing! Augill is so wonderfully enchanting, you leave a piece of your heart here - couldn't recommend staying here highly enough
My boyfriend and I stayed here the other night and it was magical! The castle and every single room in it were beautiful! The staff were very friendly and we loved the honesty bar; a very cool laid back way of doing things. The breakfast was yummy too, a great way to start the day off sat at the king's table! Highly recommend!! More...
We've just home from a 2 night wedding stay at the Castle and I can't recommend it enough. The Castle its self is beautiful, ever room is very special, and the attention to detail is amazing. But what made our stay so special was the owners and their fabulous staff. We were made to feel very relaxed as soon as we walked in and nothing was to much trouble. All the food was lovely, enjoy ever meal. Thank you so much the Wendy, family and team, unfortunately for you, we will deffo be back xxx More...
Our friends have just had the most beautiful wedding at Augill Castle and the whole event was faultless. The food was fantastic (from delicious roast beef to lamb tagine and the most exquisite desserts), the accommodation and grounds were excellent and the hostess Wendy is nothing short of legendary. Wendy works endlessly with her brilliant team to deliver an outstanding service and is always on hand with answers to any questions and solutions to any problems which come up - a complete professional!
I would whole heartedly recommend Augill Castle to anyone wanting an exceptional wedding day/weekend, it's absolutely perfect! More...
What an amazing weekend! We cannot wait for our next visit. Thank you for making my brother's wedding so perfect �
We loved Augill Castle so much we came back again and again and then had our wedding here. What an amazing place. Beautiful rooms, lovely staff. Our wedding was a dream come true, a fairytale. Can't thank Wendy and Simon and staff enough and can't think of a more perfect wedding venue. We will definitely be back at some point in the future ���� More...
Great getaway for the whole family. Highly recommended! All the way from California USA.
Wonderful character property. Extremly clean and comfy bed. Nice food with other guests so get to meet and talk. Lovely setting. Definitely recommend.
Fantastic location. Owners absolutely delightful. We couldn't have felt more at home for our son's wedding. Delicious food. Everyone helpful and welcoming.
Stunning!! And the nicest staff on the planet!! :)))
My husband took me for 2 nights for my birthday. It was wonderful. Very laid back and relaxing. Beautiful place with lovely rooms. Nothing is too much trouble. Breakfast is freshly cooked with lots of choice. We ate dinner there one night. Not a lot of choice but it was professionally cooked and served. There is a small honesty bar. ( help yourself and pay on checkout ) If you want a relaxing weekend this is the place. More...
The castle is located in a beautiful country setting with rolling hills and farms all around. The staff a very friendly, more like friends and family. The rooms very comfortable, decorated with antiques, as is the rest of the castle. Food service was also excellent with lovely selection for breakfast and beautifully prepared dinners. Overall, great experience. More...
Richard De Jager
Fantastic evening there hosted by great staff and owners and would recommend this place to anyone looking for a class above the normal in the countryside! Ask for the 4-poster bathroom
Evita Turquoise Robinson
My entire Nomadness Travel Tribe group had the time of our lives at Augill! Staff was impeccable.
Stayed at the castle for my 30th and it was amazing! Friendly staff beautiful rooms and laid back atmosphere! The breakfast was just lovely too! Can't wait to come back! 5 star!!
Perfect. I can't wait to return. We had a beautiful room complete with fireplace and the comfiest bed I've ever slept in. The food on offer was very tasty.
Have just stayed here last night with husband and 2 boys and we can't wait to go back again. We met lovely people. Had fabulous food in a amazing castle and slept in the most sumptuous bed. Got to be the best place for a break away with children. We relaxed spent time together and went exploring too. No ipad or electronic games just quality time in a stunning place. More...
Absolutely fantastic place to stay. You really feel like the castle is your home... The owners are so welcoming and every little detail is taken care of. Will definitely be returning
The most amazing place to get married , the best mixture of feeling like your in a fairytale whilst at the same time being at home thank you to Wendy and simon for helping us achieve our dream wedding xxxx
I arranged to celebrate a special event at the castle with my immediate family. As we were a group of only 12 we opted to dine in the drawing room. Wendy and Simon were so happy to help with planning the meal and when we arrived everything was laid out beautifully with a roaring fire and plenty of room for the guests. The staff were so attentive and friendly, but without being at all overbearing. The style of the castle is very relaxed which really makes the guests feel at home. Everything really was just perfect. One of my guests said that it was the best evening they had in as long a time as can remember!!! More...
Augill Castle exceeded expectations. Everything looks lovely on the website, but the charm and atmosphere is something you can only experience from being there. Relaxed, beautiful, great staff and and great food. It all comes together as the perfect place to stay. Simple as that More...
Fantastic place to stay. My husband and I felt so welcome like a home away from home it was nice to get out of all the craziness and just relax. Thank you Augill Casle team for making our stay a memorable one. More...
Simon Christopher Walton
Just had my wedding here, a full weekend of fine food and drink, in a stunning Castle with fantastic staff. So relaxing and enjoyable I CANNOT recommend Augill Castle highly enough, fantastic! Thank you all!
Roz Obayemi Barbour
A time that I will never forget...great family, great food, beautiful quarters etc. Thank you for a wonderful memory!
Loved it. Relaxed atmosphere, kids can explore and feel welcome, fab home cooked food. Lovely people and most important...comfy bed!
Just perfect. Lovely staff. Lovely family who have turned it into a welcoming home for all. Don't let the black and white cat in!!!
Fabulous Mother's Day afternoon tea. So relaxed, great service, lovely food, perfect tea and even better Champagne! Thanks again
Philippa Reid Dalglish
Wendy and Simon take fabulous care of their guests. We have now had two brilliant weekend house parties as well as individual visits - out of this world! Thankyou!
We had the pleasure of getting married here back in October 2013, it was truly the most magical day, would highly recommend, we have 2 small children and the children are made very welcome - perfect xx
Stunning castle. Afternoon tea was great and the staff were very pleasant, will def go again .
Wonderful place and kid friendly
A great place to stay.....eat around a huge banquet table inviting conversation with strangers.....finished with a night-cap in the Drawing Room...clamber into a huge comfy bed......and feel like King of the Castle....erm or Dirty Rascal! :) A great retreat! .. More...
You feel like you're home, but in a Castle! Food and staff are fabulous and the rooms are individual and intruiging. Once you've been sprinkled by the magic from Augill you'll want to make any excuse to go back again. Highly recommended for family gatherings or romantic couples who want a real fire in their room and a whiff of Wuthering Heights! We'll be back! More...
Great for a special occasion
My experience with you guys was magical
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Gorgeous hotel and surroundings, relaxing atmosphere and helpful staff.
Amazing 2 days.. beautiful scenery.. amazing hospitality and staff and beautiful rooms. We had a 18 month baby and the staff made sure to put toys for him in the room! Another 6 year old had books for him! That's attention to detail. More...
A wonderful place .. everything about it is exciting and unique! And the most delicious breakfast ever! Can't wait to go back :)
Just spent my 10 year anniversary at Augill Castle. Absolutely beautiful building and setting. Perfect for a romantic getaway.
The Castle is absolutely stunning surrounded with beautiful grounds. The staff were all very lovely and very helpful. The food was gorgeous and the atmosphere very calm and relaxed. Shared our first year anniversary here with Katharine Haworth and will definitely be coming back soon with the kids. All round wonderful experience :) More...
A quaint place. A castle turned into a B&B-stylish hotel with great food and a personal atmosphere. The furniture in the rooms is never the same. You actually wonder where can someone get all these old things ... More...
My fellow Americans, Please consider staying at the incomparable Augill Castle when you find yourself in the delightful Lake District of England. stayinacastle.comIt is set in an English folly - or small stone castle - and is totally and utterly amazing. We visited for three days in fall of 2009 and compare every other place we stay to Augill Castle's abundant charms - and none has yet reached the castle's sweeping hem. Every room is completely lovely and has its own personality. Top shelf linens abound with wonderful feather beds and crackling fireplaces. Freshly made cookies and a bottle of sweet sherry welcome you "home." The common rooms are warm and gorgeous. We booked dinner here for one stormy night and it was delicious. Breakfasts at this inn are delicious and abound with top quality choices. The setting is exquisite but leaving your Wellies at the door is encouraged, the food is scrumptious. Simon and family are wonderful hosts. It really does feel, for one brief shining moment, that one has his or her own Camelot to relish and then remember fondly - year after year. Treat yourself to a place of wonder . . . in Augill Castle. It's a dream. More...