Downton Abbey Stately Home Listed on Airbnb

By Paul Joseph

Fans of the opulent setting of the popular TV show Downton Abbey now have the chance to live like an Edwardian aristocrat for one night only.

That’s because Highclere Castle (the real Downton Abbey) in Hampshire is now available for rent on home sharing platform Airbnb.

The limited time listing has been made to commemorate the release of the Downton Abbey movie and offers an opportunity to rub shoulders with the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, who own the English estate.

For just £150, two guests will be invited to stay at one of the house’s gallery rooms which boasts panoramic views of over 1,000 acres of rolling parkland.

The evening at the Castle will begin with cocktails followed by a lavish dinner with the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon in the state dining room. The exclusive package will also include coffee served at the Castle’s Library, a butler on service and a private tour of the heavenly castle.

Reservations will begin at 3pm on 1 October and will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

It is not the first time Airbnb have listed high profile homes. Previously it has offered guests access to rentals such as Tony's Stark Cabin from The Avengers .

By Paul Joseph