Bickleigh News

Christmas & New Year availability

Thursday 12th Nov 2015

We are fully booked for the New Year then we are closed until the beginning of January. But there is still time to book for a Christmas stay. We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

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National Real Vanilla Day at Bickleigh Castle

Friday 23rd Jan 2015

National Real Vanilla Day at Bickleigh Castle LittlePod Christmas dinner with the Kilted chef

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Tudor Ball at Bickleigh Castle – Tatler Magazine

Tuesday 27th May 2014

Late one Saturday night, Lord Fellowes of West Stafford and Lady Hutchinson took a torchlight stroll to the Great Hall of Bickleigh Castle, where they discovered Lady Mountbatten enjoying pigeon pie and Christina Hill Williams (a former High Sheriff of Berkshire) admiring Lachlan MacKinnon’s decadent robes. Had they gone back in time to the days […]

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Tudor Ball at Bickleigh Castle – Devon Life Magazine

Thursday 27th Mar 2014

Bickleigh Castle was transformed back to its roots for a Tudor Ball hosted by owners Robert and Sarah Hay to celebrate their tenth anniversary as owners of the castle. Guest of honour for the ball was Lord Julian Fellowes, writer of the television series Downton Abbey and an Oscar winner for his screenplay for Gosford […]

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Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes reveals wedding secret at Tudor Ball

Sunday 02nd Feb 2014

The owners of a historic Devon castle have celebrated ten years in residence with a Tudor Ball attended by Downton Abbey creator Lord Julian Fellowes. Guests in Tudor costume packed the Great Hall at Bickleigh Castle on Saturday night as Sarah and Robert Hay marked a decade of hard work restoring and running the riverside […]

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Happily Ever After

Monday 09th Sep 2013

Ross literally fell for the girl next door when Hayley moved in to the house next to him. “He helped me to move some furniture one day, and we were pretty much inseparable from that day on,” explains Hayley. “He gradually made the short move across the front lawn and in to live with me, […]

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Gareth & Lisa Judd

Friday 28th Jun 2013

Our wedding day at Bickleigh Castle was even more amazing than we could have even imagined. [real3dflipbook id=”10″]

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For a starry-eyed soirée…

Monday 01st Apr 2013

A rich sense of history is palpable as soon as you spy the turrets of Bickleigh Castle peeping through dense woodland in a tranquil corner of Devon. One of the county’s most historic listed properties, the 11th century castle lies amidst a secluded valley; mature trees, beautiful gardens and a huddle of pretty thatched cottages […]

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West Country Wedding Awards Finalists 2013

Friday 01st Mar 2013

Bickleigh Castle has been nominated and placed in the final 6 Devon Venues for the ‘Westcountry Wedding Awards’ 2013. View this full Article in West Country Wedding Awards

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Love In Lavender

Sunday 01st Apr 2012

Wendy and Mick first met over 20 years ago, but their lives drifted in different directions and they lost touch for over a decade. Bickleigh Castle proved the perfect setting for the big family bash the couple envisioned. “Bickleigh Castle is the most magical, romantic setting for a wedding and once we had seen it […]

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