Step away from the madness of the Lake District to find a very different Cumbria. A green and pleasant land of rolling hills, flower filled meadows, winding rivers and endless views. This is Eden, and if you want to taste a little bit of paradise, where better to stay than a castle?
Augill Castle, in the Upper Eden Valley stands in open country little changed for centuries. The castle’s backdrop are the dramatic North Pennines with gardens opening out to views of the nearby Yorkshire Dales and the Lakeland fells beyond.
Built in 1841 as a Victorian gentleman’s country residence, the castle has all the fairy-tale romances of a turreted hideaway.
Augill Castle is not just a hotel but a truly family friendly castle where parents can relax and kick off their shoes knowing their children are as welcome as they are, even offering a Children’s Supper.
In the Music Room guests enjoy a genuine sense of family living surrounded by family antiques and paraphernalia. Throughout the house old books and antique furniture along with contemporary pieces create a comfortable, family country house ambiance
Seated at one of the huge oak tables, dining at Augill is a truly unique and memorable occasion, especially when the house is full. If you are wishing to dine during your stay, please check directly with the hotel as dinner is not served every night.
The seventeen guest bedrooms and suites, all with their own bathrooms have been individually designed and decorated. A number of rooms feature four poster beds and others have antique wrought iron or sleigh beds. Polished oak floors, antique rugs, your own turrets , antique baths big enough for two and the distant smell of wood smoke will all conspire to elaborate the fantasy.
A few minutes walk across pasture and meadows to the west stands Brough Castle, built by the Normans on the site of a Roman Fort. A ten minute drive takes you across the border into the Yorkshire Dales. The Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall and some of the finest castles and country houses anywhere in Britain are an easy day trip and the historic cities of Durham, Carlisle, Lancaster and York an hours drive of less.