A Castle Rental in Yorkshire That Was Voted Britain’s Best Home

Ever wanted to have a castle party with a few of your closest friends in a real English castle?  Castle Trinity is a 19th century castle in the Peak District which lets you live out your own fairytale . You get a castle rental set in 12 lush acres from the property group, Unique Home Stays.  Castle Trinity was the winner of Channel 5’s television competition program “I Own Britain’s Best Home” in 2008.  And, it’s easy to see why. I’d be bragging about this castle if it were my home, too.  It’s so lovely though that I’d be loathe to let it be a castle for hire. 

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A beautifully renovated small castle for rent in Yorkshire, England.

A Castle Rental Like No Other

The castle has a near endless list of amenities both traditional and modern.  For example, the castle grounds border a deer park, rowing lake, cobbled courtyard and water mill. Overlooking all the charming courtyard and water mill though is a barbecue area and a hot tub. Inside the castle are the usual sweeping staircases but also a heated swimming pool.

A Castle Rental in Yorkshire That Was Voted Britain’s Best Home

The castle is small only by castle standards. (Images © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183)

The castle has four bedrooms and four bathrooms (two ensuite). All four bedrooms have king-size beds. One of the showers is built into a castle turret!  In the family bathroom, you can lounge in the bathtub and watch television. The whole look is stylish and luxe. After an 11 year renovation which cost £1million, you would expect no less.

A Castle Rental in Yorkshire That Was Voted Britain’s Best Home

A velvet wingback chair in which to cuddle with a book. (Images © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183)

Downton Abbey might be grander but I bet even the Dowager Duchess would not be averse to a little hot tub action. 

A Castle Rental in Yorkshire That Was Voted Britain’s Best Home

A hot tub is one of the modern amenities at the castle. (Images © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183)

The History of the Castle

Why is it so small you may wonder?  The castle was originally built as a folly (in architectural terms an ornamental building with no real use) by a wealthy local mill owner. Yes, those crazy Victorian wealthy people.  They wanted a pretty view across the fields from their own home and so built this castle for visual interest. The castle eventually fell into disrepair before it was recently renovated. 

A Castle Rental in Yorkshire That Was Voted Britain’s Best Home

Positively atmospheric in the mist. (Images © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183)

Renting The Castle

Castle Trinity is located near Huddersfield between Manchester and Leeds. It is a 3 hour drive from London. The Peak District National Park is nearby with its 500+acres of outstanding beauty.

A Castle Rental in Yorkshire That Was Voted Britain’s Best Home

With your own rowboat and lake though, I personally wouldn’t feel the need to seek beauty elsewhere. (Images © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183)

Despite the king-size beds and the velvet everywhere, Castle Trinity accepts children and dogs as guests.

Trinity Castle Photo Gallery

A Castle Rental in Yorkshire That Was Voted Britain’s Best Home

A comfortable sitting room. I like the way the velvet wall cladding references medieval wood panelling. (Images © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183)

A Castle Rental in Yorkshire That Was Voted Britain’s Best Home

Another sitting area with a cool coffee table and a double-sided fireplace. (Images © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183)

A Castle Rental in Yorkshire That Was Voted Britain’s Best Home

Engage in a singalong on the baby grand piano after dinner like in old movies.(Images © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183)

A Castle Rental in Yorkshire That Was Voted Britain’s Best Home

A heated indoor pool is sheer luxury. (Images © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183)

A Castle Rental in Yorkshire That Was Voted Britain’s Best Home

Now that is a giant velvet tufted headboard worthy of a Princess and the Pea bed. (Images © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183)

A Castle Rental in Yorkshire That Was Voted Britain’s Best Home

One of the four opulent bedrooms. (Images © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183)

Britain’s Best Home 

Check out the video from the Britain’s Best Home episode. 

 

For more information, visit the Castle Trinity page at the Unique Home Stays website.  All photos are courtesy of Castle Trinity. 

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