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Bickleigh Castle Barn Cottage, Bickleigh EX16 8RP England
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Bickleigh
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Welcome to Bickleigh Castle Romance and History in Union.Situated on the Devon and Somerset border, in rolling countryside within its 30 acre Estate, it’s hard to believe it is just minutes away from Junction 27 and Tiverton Parkway train station.Bickleigh Castle is not only a gorgeous Devon wedding venue, it also caters for conferences and seminars and offers Bed and Breakfast accommodation throughout the year in its romantic buildings and traditional, thatched cottages.This fabulous wedding Castle also offers exclusive use for a get together with friends and family, birthday parties, private dining, anniversaries, retirement parties or reunions. Bickleigh Castle offers you the unique and magical experience of living with your guests in a 11th Century castle.Enter through the 17th Century, Italian wrought Iron Gates to discover the romantic and fascinating history that abounds in this magnificent 11th Century Castle and it's Estate, through which the River Exe also winds its way.Within the moated grounds, Bickleighs’ 6th Century Chapel stands today as it did all those years ago, probably the oldest building in the County and where, our married couples receive their blessing.This listed Grade One Castle exudes a rich and intimate atmosphere with its history echoed in its wonderful romantic heritage, regal Great Hall and elegant Tudor Bridal Suite.
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Satish K wrote a review Dec 2020
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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.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Richard W wrote a review Dec 2020
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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.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Georgina wrote a review Dec 2020
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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!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Harry wrote a review Nov 2020
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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.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from John Vaughan, Guest Services / Front Office at Bickleigh Castle
Responded 1 Dec 2020
We know about this. It could not be a more misrepresentative and misleading review. The place is most definitely NOT dirty and run down. It was immaculately prepared for this staycation and, far from 'giving nothing in return' we made every effort to lay on things which we are not normally geared around, such as a brand new barbecue outfit and a new tumble drier. Given the Covid-19 issues resulting in the cancellation or postponement of all our weddings, which is our 'normal fare', we accepted several long 'staycations' between the lockdowns and this was one. It meant operating in a different way to the norm, and arranging things we do not normally need to arrange. The rooms are not and never are 'dirty and full of cobwebs'. There is not a modicum of truth in the comment about management as we largely left the group to it as that's the way they wanted it. There was a documentary which presented a fictionalised story and gave some misleading impressions (e.g that we had only one staff member, rather than six to eight). I have nothing more to say about this disgraceful review except for the fact that that there was an issue we had to deal with which clearly has resulted in this spiteful comment; it rather reflects the fact that one or two of the group had our staff reduced to tears, which has never happened before. Readers might be interested to know that the feedback we had at the time was that everyone in the group (adults and children) thoroughly enjoyed their stay, having barbecues, going to beaches and the countryside etcetera. Contrary to what they say, Bickleigh Castle is a nice place to stay and is not (as you might think) from the pages of Bram Stoker (see other more balanced reviews).
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Bron wrote a review Nov 2020
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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.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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US$104 - US$159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bickleigh Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Bickleigh Castle?
Nearby attractions include Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life (3.6 miles), Grand Western Canal (3.8 miles), and Devon Railway Centre (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bickleigh Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, free parking, and meeting rooms.
What food & drink options are available at Bickleigh Castle?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bickleigh Castle?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bickleigh Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Ring of Bells, The Cadeleigh Arms, and Frou Frou.
Does Bickleigh Castle offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Bickleigh Castle?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tiverton Castle (4.0 miles).