The Effortlessly Family Friendly Castle
One big happy extended family
Augill Castle's family friendliness is based on attitude rather than services and facilities: Like staying with friends in the country rather than in an overnight creche. We take care of you as a family.
Young visitors to Augill are often adopted by each other and are whisked off to the Drawing Room (with toys, games and dressing-up paraphernalia), the playground, tennis court, the fort in the forest or the treehouse.
Then there are the goats, Amy & Ben with their kids, hens & ducks to feed, eggs to collect and Maisy the Spaniel to befriend.
Once the fresh air has tired them out, there is a library of videos and DVDs, a cinema, toys for all ages towers and turrets to explore.
There are DVD players in every bedroom and flat screen satellite televisions with all available freeview children's channels.
For the full 'big screen' experience there's even a twelve seat cinema (best for children 7+).
For younger ones requiring more supervision, there's a TV & DVD player in the Drawing Room with toys and dressing up as an added distraction.
There are our family houses, The Stable House and The Little Castle, both big designed for families, inter-connecting bedrooms, family suites or rooms big enough for extra beds without the risk of shin damage (we use soft foam occasional beds rather than metal framed ones).
We have cots, highchairs, baby monitors, flexible eating options. Family rooms all come equipped with a box of books, toys and essential baby & toddler supplies as well as nappy disposal units for younger visitors.
We have endless ideas of where to go and what to do throughout Cumbria, Yorkshire, Durham & Northumberland with young children.
And don't forget, there's our own 'Augill Little Cooks' children's cookery school too.
For a wealth of ideas of what to do as a family from fishing to fell walking, paint balling to paragliding, mini beas safaris to mini quads, visit:
Freedom of The Lake District pass
- the best of the Lakes for less
Buy one from us and enjoy discounts on
days out throughout Cumbria
"It's the wonderfully informal atmosphere that makes it a real family hit."
The Guardian, April 2011
"A happy family atmosphere"
Special Places to Stay 2009
"From the moment
they arrive children
will be in heaven"
"Wendy and Simon and their children Oliver and Emily do absolutely everything they can to ensure families feel at home. This is indeed a rare thing!"
Janey Lee Grace, author & Radio Two presenter,
"We have been smiling non-stop for three days. Our tummies are full, our hearts are light and happy."
The Aarons Family,
"The owners' children, Oliver & Emily were fantastic with our two. They were the perfect hosts!"
Augill Castle guestbook
"Just bloody marvellous"
Augill Castle guestbook