The real Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle, to be listed on Airbnb

Emmy Award winning TV series, Guinness World Record holder, Airbnb host.

To mark the release of Downton Abbey the movie, Highclere Castle, the 5000-acre English estate that played host to the much-loved drama, is opening its doors for one night on November 26.

The two guests who successfully seal their stay will immerse themselves in the life of the show's Crawley family and be treated to an authentically regal experience - through the new-age means of Airbnb.

As the visitors enjoy the company of Highclere Castle's Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, butlers will serve cocktails in the saloon and an extravagant traditional dinner in the State Dining Room followed by coffee in the estate library.

Strict house rules include: "all newspapers must be ironed", "strictly one butler per person" and "gossip restricted to downstairs quarters only".

No pets are allowed, but the estate's nine dogs will be on hand.

"It's an absolute privilege and pleasure to call Highclere Castle my home and I am delighted to be able to share it on Airbnb for a truly unique stay," said Lady Carnarvon, who will host the guests.

"Highclere Castle has been in the Carnarvon family since 1679 and has an incredibly rich history. I am passionate about the stories and heritage of Highclere Castle, and I am looking forward to welcoming our future guests."

The Airbnb listing promises "the opportunity to explore iconic rooms you know so well from Downton Abbey, such as the Drawing Room and the Library".


However, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and television are not available.

The 300 rooms of the 17th Century estate in Hampshire, 80 kilometres west of London, are otherwise opened only for self-guided tours and ticketed events on rare occasions.

Fans will have the opportunity to reserve the offer for about $270 at 9pm AEST on October 1.