If you missed a chance to win an overnight stay at Highclere Castle – the English estate which was featured in the period drama Downtown Abbey on PBS, not despair. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, visitors can now stay on the estate overnight, since the Highclere Castle will be opening an on-site hotel called London Lodge.
The process of opening the lodge, which is a smaller property near Highclere Castle on the estate took two and a half years. It has been renovated and updated, along with portions of the castle itself. The remodeling included making structural repairs as well as providing the building with a new roof. And while the period charm is intact, as depicted in Downton Abbey, the lodgings boasts all modern amenities such as TVs, Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, and (of course) electric kettles perfect for making that cuppa.
Bookings can be made for Valentine’s Day, as well as select dates through the Easter holidays. Rooms at London Lodge begin at £350 ($540) per night.