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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at the castle for three nights ( room 4) a lovely clean and cozy room with an ensuite bathroom. John the host was warm and friendly, he even treated the guests to a tour of the castle and grounds- where his knowledge on the estate was very interesting.

Thank juliedianem
Fuerteventura, Spain
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to Sarah and John for a fabulous stay at Bickleigh Castle. An idyllic setting and a lovely tranquil environment. The castle is beautiful along with the views, gardens, cottages and dining areas. Our every need was catered for, we felt so welcomed that we almost refused to leave! I was there for a Hen Do party but after such... More 

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Idyllic place, ideally located. It's warm, cosy and the owner offers a welcome that makes you feel immediately at home. All of the facilities are to a high standard and the wifi is strong in the main living room - but let's face it, if you need to spend your time on the web then stay at home. There are... More 

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

In 2015 my wife and I spent our honeymoon at the Castle and were so pleased that we returned for our 1st Anniversary. On this occasion we stayed in one of the cottages as opposed to the honeymoon suite in the actual castle. We we pleased that the standards set in the castle were continued through the cottage and had... More 

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Bickleigh C, Guest Relations Manager at Bickleigh Castle, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. More 

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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I want to point out before I continue that my pickiness is due to how much it costs to stay at the castle. My partner and I attended a wedding here at Bickleigh and we were very disappointed. 1. We arrived early to help set up and family members who had travelled a very long distance and arrived early themselves... More 

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Bickleigh C, Guest Relations Manager at Bickleigh Castle, responded to this review

I happened to be on hand to attend to one or two issues. Readers may be surprised to learn, given the above comments, that the alleged shortcomings of the room were attended to IMMEDIATELY the problems were flagged up. There was such a tiny mark on a table cover that we had to look really hard to spot it; likewise... More 

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

stayed in a superior room .it was really nice, staff pleasant.away from the hustle & bustle of city life good area if you have a car tiverton a few miles away and a couple of nice pub/resturants within a mile. the fresh fruit for breakfast was great

Thank Teejay45
Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016

authentic old world experience.accomadation in thatched cottages with mod cons.setting wonderful for the wedding great food throughout weekend memorable pictures congratulations to bickleigh castle staff

Thank bernadettetorquay
Worcester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

My partner and I were so looking forward to staying here for two nights but after a few hours here regretted it. Were shown to a room in a lovely cottage and knew we would hvee a separate bathroom but weren't not expected to have to walk across an open corridor in front of the main entrance glass pained door... More 

2 Thank bromsgrove2
Bickleigh C, Guest Relations Manager at Bickleigh Castle, responded to this review

Well, it seems the reviewer was honoured with a passing visit from the spirit of Elizabeth Carew, one of the resident ghosts. Who else, I wonder, would have shut a guests' window from the outside in the middle of night?! Our staff are normally very good about servicing rooms, but perhaps, as the room in question is very rarely used... More 

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Whilst this is a nice, quiet location, it would benefit from a bar and restaurant. The facilities they have are only open when they host a wedding. It is necessary to go into the nearby village to eat and drink. The place has an intersting hidtory though and what remains of the castle is worth seeing on the tour, free... More 

Thank Kevin G
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful surroundings. Amazing staff. Richard is just brilliant. He made us laugh so much. The grounds are beautiful. The rooms are nice. There are a couple of nice restaurants/bars and gift shop nearby.

Thank KLorime

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Bickleigh Castle Romance and History in Union.Situated on the Devon and Somerset border, in rolling countryside within its 30 acre Estate, it’s hard to believe it is just minutes away from Junction 27 and Tiverton Parkway train station.Bickleigh Castle is not only a gorgeous Devon wedding venue, it also caters for conferences and seminars and offers Bed and Breakfast accommodation throughout the year in its romantic buildings and traditional, thatched cottages.This fabulous wedding Castle also offers exclusive use for a get together with friends and family, birthday parties, private dining, anniversaries, retirement parties or reunions. Bickleigh Castle offers you the unique and magical experience of living with your guests in a 11th Century castle.Enter through the 17th Century, Italian wrought Iron Gates to discover the romantic and fascinating history that abounds in this magnificent 11th Century Castle and it's Estate, through which the River Exe also winds its way.Within the moated grounds, Bickleighs’ 6th Century Chapel stands today as it did all those years ago, probably the oldest building in the County and where, our married couples receive their blessing.This listed Grade One Castle exudes a rich and intimate atmosphere with its history echoed in its wonderful romantic heritage, regal Great Hall and elegant Tudor Bridal Suite. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bickleigh Castle

Address: Bickleigh, Bickleigh EX16 8RP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Bickleigh
Price Range: $107 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bickleigh Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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“All rooms are lovely”
 of 5 bubbles MRK24, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“if you are fit have an upstairs room as you can hear people walking about if you are downstairs”
 of 5 bubbles Teejay45, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“This is an old castle not a hotel although they hold weddings here.”
 of 5 bubbles annfA7393TY, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms we saw were excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles Mishadad, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles elsdon52, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
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