Christie's is auctioning off an overnight stay at Highclere Castle+ READ ARTICLE
Have you ever found yourself watching Downton Abbey and been so engrossed that you wished you could actually live in the world of the British period show? Well, here’s your chance, at least for a short amount of time.
Auction house Christie’s is offering an overnight stay at Highclere Castle—the English estate where some of Downton’s pivotal scenes have been filmed—which will go to the highest bidder. The overnight stay includes the use of three rooms on the castle’s first floor, including the Arundel bedroom, which has been used as Lady Edith’s room and the Mercia bedroom, which has been used as Lady Cora’s room. The winner will also have the chance to share a three-course dinner with the owners of Highclere Castle, the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon.
The auction runs online until Aug. 14, but unfortunately for the commoners, the overnight stay is likely to go to someone with Crawley-type money. Bids will start at £10,000 (about $16,800) and Christie’s estimates the overnight stay could go for as much as £15,000 (about $25,000).
Everyone else will have to make due with the show’s fifth season, which is set to air on PBS in January, 2015.