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'Downton Abbey' is now listed to rent on Airbnb


To mark the release of the new Downton Abbey film, the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon have listed their of Highclere Castle as available to rent on Airbnb.

The castle, famously the home of the hugely popular television series Downton Abbey, has over 300 rooms, covers 100,000 square feet and retains much of its iconic 17th Century structure.

For one night only, the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon is allowing two guests to stay in one of the house’s 300 rooms.

“Throughout the stay, Lord and Lady Carnarvon will immerse the guests in the rich history and heritage of Highclere Castle with a private tour of the castle, the Highclere estate,” the listing reads. :During your stay, you will enjoy an exclusive evening drinking cocktails in the Saloon followed by a traditional dinner with the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon in the State Dining Room, being waited on by Highclere Castle’s own butler. After dinner, coffee will be served in the Library before you retire to one of the Gallery bedrooms with an en-suite bathroom and views over 1,000 acres of rolling parkland. 

“Before departing the next day, you will enjoy a delicious breakfast prior to a private tour of Highclere Castle’s extensive grounds. What’s more, you will receive a special gift from Lord and Lady Carnarvon so you can enjoy a little bit of Highclere Castle at home.”

Speaking about the advert, Lady Carnarvon added: “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.”

Upon can view the booking, here.

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