If watching Downton Abbey had you dreaming of living the high life with the Crawleys, now is the time to make that dream come true — almost. Fans of the British period drama are being given the opportunity to spend one night in the castle where the show was filmed, courtesy of Airbnb.
In celebration of the release of the Downton Abbey movie, the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon — who own and reside in Highclere Castle in Hampshire — posted their home on the accommodation rental website.
The castle is a whopping 100,000 square feet with 300 rooms and views of over 1,000 acres of parkland. The two lucky fans will be welcomed at tea time by Lady Carnarvon, the owner of the castle. Later they will enjoy cocktails and a three-course dinner with the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon in the State Dining Room, while being waited on by Highclere Castle’s own butler. The next day, after breakfast, you’ll be given a tour of the magnificent estate.
Reservations for the castle open on October 1, and are only valid one a one-night stay on November 26 for two guests. While you might think this experience would cost a royal ransom, it’s actually just $186. To improve your odds of being chosen, when you make your reservation be sure to mention how passionate you are about Downton Abbey in your message to the host.