Downton Abbey fans – you can now book to stay at Highclere Castle

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  • If you’re a huge Downton Abbey fan (and, let’s be honest – who isn’t?) you’ve probably already been to the cinema three times to watch the Downton Abbey movie.

    But what if you had the chance to actually stay in the gorgeous Highclere Castle, aka the home of DA?

    Well, you can make that dream a reality because it is about to be listed on Airbnb and anyone who loves the show and wants to live their boujiest life for the night can pack their bags and head to Hampshire.

    Two fans will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stay at the iconic location and will be treated like royalty during their stay, too. The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, who currently reside there, are inviting their guests to join them for cocktails in the Saloon, followed by a traditional dinner in the State Dining Room and will be waited on by their very own butler.

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    Afterwards the lucky fans will be treated to coffee in the Library before tucking into bed in one of the principal bedrooms, complete with an en-suite bathroom and views of over 1,000 acres of parkland. The next morning breakfast will be served, followed by a tour of the grounds.

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    Lady Carnarvon, Host on Airbnb comments: ‘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.’

    The listing will be open on October 1, 2019 at 12PM BST and there are a few house rules: no pets, no smoking, one butler per person, cocktail dress is de rigueur for dinner, gossip is restricted to downstairs quarters only and the listing will be for a week night.

    Sound like your cup of posh tea?

    Set a reminder in your phone and fingers crossed.

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