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Christie’s Online Auction Offers to Win Overnight Stay at Downton Abbey

Christie’s is offering you a chance to win an overnight stay at Highclere Castle – the English estate which was featured in the period drama Downtown Abbey on PBS. Bids will start at £10,000 (about $16,800) and Christie’s estimates the overnight stay could go for as much as £15,000 (about $25,000). Funds raised will go to Armed Forces charities to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War. The overnight stay includes the use of three rooms on the castle’s first floor, including the Arundel bedroom, which has been used as Lady Edith’s room and the Mercia bedroom, which has been used as Lady Cora’s room.

Bid for overnight stay at Highclere Castle begins at $16,800 courtesy of Christie’s

The winner will also have the chance to share a three-course dinner with the owners of Highclere Castle, the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon. The starting bid for dinner is £5,000.
Also on offer is private lesson from the household’s butler on how to set a table for a banquet is available from £2,000, a behind-the-scenes tour of the House of Lords, plus afternoon tea at The Goring Hotel, with Baroness Jenkins (upwards of £2,000), while bidders can have their portrait painted in front of the castle by artist Ronnie Sichel from £1,500.

Bid for overnight stay at Highclere Castle begins at $16,800 courtesy of Christie’s

Or, there’s something more affordabel as is a picnic for four in the castle’s grounds (upwards of £250) and a visit to the Egyptian exhibition in the castle’s cellars (upwards of £500), and
The auction is open until August 14th, while veryone else will have to make due with the show’s fifth season, which is set to air on PBS in January, 2015.

Bid for overnight stay at Highclere Castle begins at $16,800 courtesy of Christie’s

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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