You Can Stay at 'Downton Abbey' IRL Thanks to Airbnb
Published Sep 18, 2019Downton Abbey is about to return with its own feature-length film, but you can take your fandom one step further by staying at the actual titular estate thanks to Airbnb.
The series and film were both shot at Highclere Castle in England, and two lucky guests will be given the chance to live like the aristocracy in the very same quarters.
According to the Airbnb listing, the stay will include an evening of cocktails in the saloon, followed by a traditional dinner with owners the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon in the state dining room — served by their own butler, of course.
The evening will end with coffee in the library, before a stay in one of the 300 bedrooms, complete with a view of the 1,000-acre property.
The next morning will include breakfast and a tour of the grounds, before being bid farewell with a gift from the earl and countess.
The one-night stay is only available on November 26.
Bookings will be open to the public on October 1 at noon BST. All applicants "must have a verified Airbnb profile, positive reviews, and be passionate about Downton Abbey."
It's worth noting that although there are some mod-cons like a hairdryer, fire extinguisher and central heating, there is no wi-fi.
See the full listing for Downton Abbey here.
The Downton Abbey movie hits North American theatres this Friday (September 20).