UK: Augill Castle, a Victorian property located in the Eden Valley between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, has had its asking price reduced to £2 million.
The owners of Augill Castle, Simon and Wendy Bennett, have operated the property for 25 years. Originally a family home, they renovated and transformed the castle into a 12-bed boutique hotel during their tenure.
Sitting on 12 acres of land, the main castle includes a 46-cover restaurant The Music Room, a conservatory bar, library, and drawing rooms.
There is additional accommodation in the stables and coach house, which provides the opportunity to run the entire site either as a hotel, or a mix of B&B, self-catering and residential.
Mr Bennett said: “Although Augill Castle hasn’t seen battle, it has battlements, turrets and towers aplenty and has even had royal guests with Queen Victoria staying here on her way to Balmoral. We’ve really enjoyed our reign here however now would be the right time to abdicate from the throne, and hand over the castle’s keys to a new dynasty to take on the mantle.”
Neil Thomson from Colliers, who is handling the sale, said: “Augill Castle is a unique opportunity which could be tailored to a wide range of investor demands. It’s a boutique hotel with period features and grand grounds located at the sweet spot of the Eden Valley, between two of England’s greatest national parks.
“Simon and Wendy have looked after the property and it would be easy for new owners to come in and make the business their own, taking advantage of all the various elements the castle and the grounds have to offer.”