Tudor Ball at Bickleigh Castle – Tatler Magazine

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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 of Henry VIII? Almost. The reality was that Robert and Sarah Hay were celebrating 10 years of their custodianship of the 11th-century castle with a Tudor Banquet, which made the 104 year old guest of honour, the Dowager Baroness Killearn, feel quite the spring chicken.

Tudor Ball at Bickleigh Castle – Devon Life Magazine

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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 Park.

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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 estate, parts of which date back to the 11th century.

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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, bit by bit, before we bought our own home in 2011.”

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Our wedding day at Bickleigh Castle was even more amazing than we could have even imagined.

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