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Christmas & New Year availability

Thursday, November 12th, 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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Tudor Ball at Bickleigh Castle – Tatler Magazine

Tuesday, May 27th, 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 – Devon Life Magazine

Thursday, March 27th, 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, February 2nd, 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, September 9th, 2013

Ross literally fell for the girl next door when Hayley moved into 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 […]

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Love In Lavender

Sunday, April 1st, 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 Devon wedding and once we had seen […]

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A Spanish Flavor

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Rachel and Nico first met at a friend’s 40th birthday party, and a Christmas Day proposal followed. Some Spanish flavour! The Spanish-born Nico and Rachel, who has links to Devon, wanted to bring a European twist to their romantic English castle wedding. “We decided we wanted to get married in England but we loved the […]

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Castle of Dreams

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

How did you meet? And tell us about your first date! Ben and l met about six years ago through a mutual friend. He was a manager of a bar l frequented and we met properly one evening there, sparks flew and the rest is history! Our first ‘official’ date was pretty low key; l […]

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In An English Country Garden

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Yrsa and David met on the Newcastle set of drama ‘Close and True’ Yrsa and David met on the Newcastle set of drama ‘Close and True’, starring Robson Green; Yrsa was working as an assistant art director and David as a freelance camera grip. Although David proposed three years later, after their first child had […]

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Hello! Magazine: Anna & Tom

Monday, January 10th, 2011

The betrothed of Devon are surely the luckiest in the country when it comes to choosing the perfect wedding venue. From moor to shore, the county has an abundance of country houses, hotels and glorious countryside… Where and When Bickleigh Castle on 25th July 2009. After looking at numerous venues in Berkshire, where Tom and […]

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