We stayed at Bickleigh Castle for 2 nights - 3 to 5 August 2014.
We had a warm welcome on arrival from Robert, present custodian of this beautiful hamlet.
Our room was in the thatched clock house which dates back centuries. We had original wooden beams above our comfy double bed. The room was airy and comfortable and furnished accordingly. The en-suite shower room was very modern and the shower was the best I have had. Our room overlooked the courtyard and moat with its white ducks and bull rushes.
There are several cottages in the courtyards and I'm sure all would be just as lovely.
Breakfast was served in the lovely wooden conservatory which is surrounded by the gardens and tennis courts.
Continental breakfast was ample but we could upgrade to something hot if we wished.
Free wifi is available in the lounge which also has a larger screen TV and sofas.
We weren't able to stay for the castle tour but the wedding picture in the brochure and features look lovely.
We had a walk across the field to Bickleigh Mill With its lovely but expensive gift shop. Next door to the mill is the Devon Miniature Railways Centre which does seem more for children but admittedly we didn't go in.
We also paid a visit or two to the Trout Inn and the Fisherman's Cot which are on the River Exe and in walking distance of Bickleigh Castle.
Would definitely recommend.
- 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