It was really a great experience conducting our workshop at Bickleigh castle. We were delighted and overwhelmed with great hospitality and support from the castle management/ staff. Rooms were very spacious and tidy. Breakfast was really delicious and filling. This is easily one of the finest places that we have ever visited. I would highly recommend this place for anyone who is looking for a family holiday or business related workshops.
Little gem of early English history - the grounds are fabulous, the castle and chapel full of historical value. Our two-day stay was very comfortable, and quiet: the premises clean and welcoming, the rooms were warm, beds hotel-style, bathroom all that you need, a generous breakfast. But unlike most hotels, wifi is only available in the main shared large sitting room - rather lovely to share a ‘social moment’ with others.
We stayed in the family room in the cottage. It was very clean and lovely. Everything was tidy and beds comfortable. My niece and nephew loved the room too and were very excited with the mini toiletries! ... we stayed because my sister and her new hubby had got married near by and stayed in the bridal suite which was stunning!! They invited us to have a look at the room and we were also allowed to have a look around the castle. The children especially loved this... Also the lounge area was lovely for guests and a good sized tv and comfy sofas and lots of games... Breakfast was lush and we were made to feel comfortable... John and Sarah were very kind and welcoming... Kirsty who I did most of my communication through during the booking process was just fab! Very polite and just could not do enough for me and those I was booking for!…
The pictures advertised are very misleading, although the grounds are nice, the property and all the rooms are very dirty and run down. Sarah's only interest is to make money off her guests without giving them anything in return. The mattresses are very old and uncomfortable, the bedrooms and bathrooms are very dirty and full of cobwebs. A shame that this castle is owned by them, as they have no interest in maintaining this historical castle. Avoid staying here, the place is dirty and mismanaged. Just check the documantry on channel 4 to get an idea of how this place is run.
Great atmosphere. Beautiful landscapes and historic castle. The owner Sarah is extremely welcoming and generous with guests, offering our group a complimentary glass of wine and tour of the inside of the castle.