Dear Chillingham Castle Staff:
Having just recently concluded our trip back to the US, we are glad to catch up on our correspondence with you.
Firstly, please know how delighted we are with our experience in staying with you. The castle has so much to offer and we are sad we didn't allow enough time to fully take it all in. We will certainly be correcting this in the not-to-distant future as we plan to return for a longer stay next time.
Our room was a lovely place to stay. We thoroughly enjoyed all it's spaces and the fine accommodation each afforded, especially the wood burner. What a cosy place to rest and reflect! I was able to keep the fire burning through the night and believe you provided just the right amount of kindling, wood logs and starter bits to make for a successful fire. Great ambiance in addition to the lovely warmth it gave off was a welcome bonus.
Additionally, close to the castle as it is, the seclusion of our apartment provided us with a special sense of residency not possible in more commercial lodgings. We immediately felt at home. The lack of distraction from tv and internet is a joy in itself. We self catered from a roadside cafe in Milfield before arriving. They fixed a fine all-in-one evening meal (foil pan) which we simply warmed atop the wood stove before dining. It was so easy.
The parking for this apartment is surprisingly convenient and so near the door as to make one's bag transfer nearly effortless.
Having allowed ourselves just over an hour before staff departed for the day, we look forward to exploring much more of the castle next time. The docents we did hear briefly seemed excellent and we will be seeking more of that when we return, as well as strolling the gardens and finding the cattle.
Thanks for being there with such an authentic opportunity to stay in such a historic place. All in all, your accommodations are truly great value for money. We'll be telling others of your true qualities. You're so much more than a ghost thrill and we saw or heard none of that, to our satisfaction.
Until next time, best regards.
Mike and Sherry A.
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