The castle from Downton Abbey is now on AirBnb
Do you want a taste of what it's like to live like aristocracy for a night? Well, usually we'd say you're out of luck. But Highclere Castle - the home of Downton Abbey - is now available for a once-in-a-lifetime stay on Airbnb.
But before you get too excited, there's a catch.
For one night only, Highclere Castle will open its doors to two guests, giving super fans an opportunity to fully experience the iconic location of Downton Abbey, and live like the 1% of Great Britain.
Guests will even be able to dine with the owners of the castle, the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, for an exclusive evening of cocktails in the Saloon followed by a traditional dinner in the State Dining Room. Dinner will be supervised by a Carson-esque bulter as well.
After dinner, coffee will be served in the Library before the guests retire to one of the principal bedrooms with an en-suite bathroom and views over 1,000 acres of rolling parkland.
Before departing the next day, guests will enjoy a delicious breakfast prior to a private tour of Highclere Castle’s extensive grounds. The Castle itself covers 100,000 square feet 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.
Lady Carnarvon, said on Airbnb “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. Highclere Castle has been in the Carnarvon family since 1679 and has an incredibly rich history. I am passionate about the stories and heritage of Highclere Castle, and I am looking forward to welcoming our future guests.”
But there are few house rules the two lucky guests will have to follow.
- No pets allowed, but 9 friendly dogs on site!
- No smoking
- All newspapers must be ironed
- Strictly one Butler per person
- Cocktail dress is de rigueur for dinner
- Gossip restricted to downstairs quarters only
Highclere Castle is only available for a one night stay for up to two guests on November 26, 2019. You can try your luck at nabbing the sport on October 1, 2019.