Win! A fabulous family break at a castle in Cumbria


Looking for the ultimate family experience this summer? How about a stay in a majestic castle complete with turrets and castellations? We've teamed up with The Good Hotel Guide to offer one lucky AOL Travel reader the chance to win a break for four at the unique Augill Castle in rural Cumbria.

Think of a fairytale stay and that's what you'll get at Augill Castle. It is a warm, welcoming place oozing charm and personality and although it is a castle, it has a contemporary edge. The hotel has 15 unusual bedrooms – some with four-poster beds and one even has a four-poster bath!

The winner will stay in a family suite, perfect for a bit of privacy for mum and dad while keeping the kids near. The beds are comfy, showers and baths are modern and roomy, there is a flat-screen TV and DVD player in every room, plus real coffee, home-made biscuits and a decanter of sherry.

You will also enjoy afternoon tea, a theatrical feast of finger sandwiches, freshly made cakes, scones with jam and clotted cream washed down with lashings of tea or coffee. The hardest thing you'll have to do is choose between the sweet and the savoury options.

The kids will love the relaxed atmosphere at the castle hotel and there is plenty for them to do. There is a 12-seater cinema (popcorn included), a tree house, a tennis court, a playground and 20 acres of grounds to run around in. If the family is feeling less energetic, the castle's library has books, games and toys for the kids to make themselves at home and build a train track, paint or draw.

Don't worry if you have young children as the castle is set up with all the equipment you might need – from cots to highchairs and everything else in-between. With its laid-back, homely feel, Augill Castle is one of The Good Hotel Guide's best family hotels. It is also one of the Guide's top wedding hotels, as well as being one of the best hotels in Cumbria.

For your chance to win a family break for four at Augill Castle in Cumbria, submit your details in the form below before 17 June 2015.