Guest Information

Guest Information

Everything you need to know during a stay at Augill Castle.

Our in-room Guest information has come online.

Here’s everything you need to know about a stay at Augill Castle.

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Welcome to Augill

It was the chance to breathe new life into a sadly neglected castle that brought us to Cumbria in 1997.  We originally anticipated opening a few rooms to help pay the bills and allow us to live here and indulge our passion for the building.  The business took off in a way we never anticipated and Augill today is a much bigger project than we could have imagined.  Nevertheless, we continue to work hard to retain its unique family atmosphere. 

Augill Castle may be unlike anywhere you have ever stayed before. Why? It is, as one guest wrote, perfectly imperfect. The castle has been our family home and we continue to seek to recreate a true country house experience.

Augill is quite simply a place to relax, reflect and kick off your shoes without causing a scandal.  We believe big beds, billowing pillows, bath sheets, good showers, fresh ground coffee and homemade biscuits are more important to you than direct dial telephones, trouser presses and modem ports (although, thankfully the castle is almost fully wi-fi’d!).

“I feel like we’ve been in a perfect little bubble for the last two days. All the brilliant little touches aside, it’s like there is a spell over the castle, the atmosphere is wonderful and I don’t know how you do that … it’s magic!” – Easter guests, April 2017

The place is far from perfect and that’s what makes it all so interesting. 148 windows and an acre of roof take some upkeep. But some of our renovation decisions have led to us retaining original features rather than replacing them with new because we want the history of the building to sing – even if it is slightly off-key sometimes.

We are aiming for genuine hospitality made of genuine interactions. We hope you will enjoy what makes us different, revel in the connections you will make while you are here, create long lasting memories and feel you belong here.

We may do things differently from the norm and Augill is a very personal creation, but hope that you will succumb to the magic, as we have, and enjoy the experience!

Wendy, Simon, Oliver & Emily Bennett & the Augill team

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