I booked the accomodation because it was recommended in Alistair Sawday. The room was not in the Castle, the room 'shared' a bathroom, not en suite as indicated in the guide. Not only was the room cold but did not reflect anything like a castle. The room was not clean and clearly needed some attention. Compared with the shared bathroom it was fantastic. The whole accomodation was very very poor. The breakfast was good, but why do we need to eat in a room with the wine delivery?
Finally, to add insult to injury the price charged was not only wrong but the hostess tried to insist on the higher price.
I complained, in writing, but the owners are too arrogant to reply.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bickleigh Castle Hotel Bickleigh
- Bickleigh Castle Devon