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Thank you for a wonderful conference. the food was delicious and the service was excellent. We had a very productive writing retreat. 10/10 would recommend to anyone planning a conference who wants to come to the Southwest.

Thank you ever so much for your hospitality in your absolute beautiful buildings. Thank you for making this a memorable and productive time for us.  Alma.

Thank you for all your hard work and wonderful hosting, and and most of all for making us feel so welcome.

Thank you for a lovely, peaceful stay in the beautiful grounds in Bickleigh. Such a lovely place to come and work for a few days. Thank you for taking such great care of us all.


Jacqui and Dean

a wonderful stay, very enjoyable. The hosts were amazing and knowledgeable. Thank you for making our weekend awesome.

Gary and Katrina.

we had an amazing couple of days stay at Bickleigh Castle, such a lovely place, wish we had more time to venture and explore

Tony and Nat

A very cost stay with a fascinating insight into the Castles history. thank you

14th November 2023

Thank you so much for having us, we really all had a brilliant and unique time. Sarah, John and the rest of the team created a brilliant atmosphere for us to ease into the weekend, get ready for out wedding and have a great after party too/ help our hangover with a great brunch.

in particular, the reception in the Great Hall on the Friday night was a highlight. the roaring fire and John.s piano playing provided an atmospheric back drop for us to start the weekend with. John also led a lovely secular Rememberance Service in the 6th Century Chapel as it was 11/11, which provided a poignant note we headed off to our ceremony

Hamish and Ellan

23rd October 2023

Vivace Retreats: Bickleigh Castle is full of character, much as the owners and the team who readily look after you. The accommodation is comfortable, and the spaces we are able yo use inside range from cozy to grand. The outside space is welcoming and useful. Whether it be a glass of wine outside when the sun is shining or enjoying the fairy lights after the light have gone., you'll be sure of a feeling of privacy and being in your own world. If you want to use one word, it has to be : Magical

Sam and Jules

The Furniture History Society 15th-17th September 2023

Lovely to stay at bickleigh Castle. Thank you.

Kate dyson.

Thank you, we enjoyed staying the Bridal Suite

Patricia and Axel Hahning, Hamberg, Germany.

Wonderful to supplement our historical trip with a stay at Bickleigh. Thank you for your hospitality

Emma Bailey

"2nd September 2023.

A very very precious weekend indeed!. Perfect place, perfectly hosted with something for absolutely everyone!.

Thank you Bickleigh Castle. you've not seen the last of us.

The most wonderful place for our Mum's 80th celebration. Completely wonderful and magical from river romp adventures and treasure hunts, champagne and bbqs.

A wonderful weekend and perfect setting for a big family party. Thank you so much for hosting."

]“Thank you for facilitating such a great event. Great staff. Great location. Perfect.”

“Thanks for the great hospitality & venue, truly unique.”Marc

“I’ve had a wonderful stay at this beautiful Castle! All the staff are brilliant, and the venue is enchanting. My only wish is to return soon. Thank you all.”Suzy Marshall

“Thank you so much for a wonderful party.”Willow

“Thanks for providing such a lovely setting and amazing service. You made this celebration so special!”

“To Sarah, John & all the wonderful staff at Bickleigh Castle. I just want to say thank you so very much for the most amazing weekend. The venue is beyond perfect and you all helped to give Tancrede the most special birthday party of his life!”

“Sarah and her team couldn’t do enough for us! It’s been absolutely outstanding here in the Castle. Thank you so much! A beautiful experience to stay in the Castle!”

“Absolutely brilliant. Thank you Sarah & John.”Lois (Trancrede’s Mum)

“Lovely venue, great team, wonderful friends. A perfect time.”

“To the whole team, what fantastic hospitality in a wonderful venue! So welcome and warm. Thanks!”

“To the team at Bickleigh Castle, our whole stay was impeccable! No request was too much and we will definitely return soon!”

“Sarah, John and all the staff thank you all so much. A warm welcome and well organised event. Absolutely fabulous, couldn’t have been better.”Chris

“What a great weekend. Fantastic rooms. Lovely breakfast and superb location.
Thanks for having such a top few days.”Jamie Ritchie - London

"Wow – what a glorious weekend we have had . Superb location . Wonderful staff. Great food.

The tour and the talk about the history of the place was very interesting and I know the treasure hunters had great fun. The riffle shooting and clay pigeon shooting was totally brilliant.
What a place !!! "Maureen and Chris

“Thanks for everything, we had a wonderful time. The food was great and the beds were lovely.”

“Thank you for the fabulous weekend!! The surroundings are amazing, wonderfully kind hosts, everything you could have wanted for a special 40th birthday celebration!!”

"My 40th !! 13th July.
Thank you all so much for a brilliant weekend. My 40th has been fantastic and I feel so privileged to have been able to celebrate my milestone birthday in such a beautiful place.
Staff were brilliant , helpful And great fun to be around.
Has been a blast!!"Vanessa

"One of the most memorable weekends ever!!

Thank you so much much for your hospitality in this stunning place. We feel totally spoilt!! You have literally thought of everything to make it relaxing, comfortable and fun experience."Vicki and Peter

"We came here to celebrate our fantastic friend’s 40th birthday . What can I say!! This is amazing, it is perfect countryside retreat. I have enjoyed every minute.
Many thanks to all the staff for making it so special"Angela & Greg

"We have enjoyed our weekend immensely from the beautiful grounds to the breath-taking views: the perfect itinerary of activities to the delicious food . Thank you for your hospitality."Melody & Jesal

"Fab weekend. Wasn’t sure where I was going and what to expect but it was wonderful. Staff friendly helpful. Host positive and hospitable.

Thanks you so much"Josephine

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