One More Christmas at the Castle




This Christmas will be the most special of them all…

Elderly widow Sabine knows this will be her last Christmas in her beloved home, Mitras Castle. Determined to make it just like the ones she remembers from her childhood, she employs Dido Jones of Heavenly Houseparties to help with the big day.

Dido is enchanted by the castle as soon as she steps through the imposing front door. And as Christmas day approaches, her feeling of connection to the old house runs deeper than she first thought.

But when the snow begins to fall and Sabine’s family arrive at the house – including Dido’s teenage crush Xan – tensions rise around the castle’s future and long-buried mysteries begin to unravel…

As past secrets come to light, can this still be a magical Christmas to remember?




Win a Luxury Castle Break

PLUS gold Christmas decorations from Dower & Hall, a Christy England bathrobe, a pair of Cyberjammies pyjamas & a Yardley London gift set.

Competition Terms and Conditions

To enter the competition, go to and answer the question correctly to be entered into the prize draw.
Final closing date for entries is MIDNIGHT 30/12/2022 and all entries must be received on or before that date.
The competition is a free prize draw.
The winner will be drawn at random from all successful entries by an independent judge.
The winner will be notified by the 30/01/2022.
The winner will be notified by phone or email.
The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Prizes consist of:
1. A 2 night stay, bed and breakfast at the Langley Castle Hotel for two adults sharing a twin / double room. Prize is subject to availability and should be taken before 30th May 2023. Does not include New Year’s Eve, Bank Holiday Weekends. Offer does not include any travel or any extras.
2. A gilded pewter Highland Christmas Decoration Set worth over £78 from Dower & Hall.
3. A set of 2 Christy England Christy Supreme Velour Robes in Raspberry.
4. A set of luxury Cyberjammies pyjamas of your choice.
5. A Yardley London gift set consisting of
1 x English Lavender and English Rose Hand Cream Collection (£6.50)
1 x Traditional Florals Body Spray Fragrance Collection (£9.00)
1 x Fragranced Talc Collection (£10.00)
There is no cash alternative for any of the above prizes.
The prizes are non-transferable and non-exchangeable.
The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for one of equal or greater value as required.
Please allow 28 days for physical prizes to be delivered.
Two attempts to contact the winner(s) will be made after which the prize will be forfeit.
Winners must respond to the promoter within 14 days of being contacted.
Winners that respond after that period will not be eligible for the prize.
The winners agree to co-operate with the Promoter for publicity purposes if so required.
By accepting the prize the winners agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
Any questions, comments or complaints relating to the competition should be directed to the Promoter.
The Promoter reserves the right to alter, amend or discontinue this competition without prior notice in the event that unforeseen circumstances make this unavoidable.
Should any technical issue arise the Promoter/Administrator reserves the right to withdraw the competition and/or any prizes that have been wrongly promised as a result of the technical problems.
The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant to the competition or any damage to any entrant’s property (including computer equipment and/or data which is stored on any equipment) as a result of using the application, entering the competition or accepting the prize.
These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law and exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
The prize winner’s names and their regional location can be requested from the Administrator by sending a stamped address envelope marked “Castle Winner” to the Promoter after 30/01/2022 and before the 15/02/2022.
The Promoter is WhipperSnapper Republic, 6 Tunnel Cottages, High street, Balcombe, West Sussex, RH17 6JZ.

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Langley Castle

Langley Castle is a hotel for all seasons: stunning when blanketed in snow and decorated with Christmas lights; glorious when its extensive lawned and wooded grounds are bathed in dancing sunlight.

Relax in front of a roaring log fire, admire the drawing room’s dazzling chandeliers from a medieval window-seat and sleep like a princess in a four-poster. Wrap up warm and stroll through the grounds on a woodland walk, book a star-gazing experience, or sip Prosecco by the summerhouse, watching the resident peacocks strut past.



Dower & Hall


For over 20 years we have been handmaking our pewter tree decorations with love and care in our workshop. Each year Dan and Diane produce new designs, so why not start your own collection to adorn your Christmas tree. For the first time, this year we have created a limited edition Christmas set to spread and bring joy to your home.


Christy England


The Christy story stretches all the way back to 1850, when our Manchester cotton mill began weaving the softest bath towels the world has ever seen. From that day to this, we’ve been filling homes with products designed with love and made to last. From towels to bedding to robes and more, step into luxury and treat yourself to a spot of indulgent relaxation.

Indulge yourself in our glamorously soft Supreme Velour Bath Robe, perfect for wrapping yourself up after a long, relaxing soak in the bath.


We are all about creating nightwear that every member of the family can enjoy. Matching and coordinating styles that are designed not just for sleeping but for those cosy moments spent all together. We believe nightwear contributes in a small way to self care, with the joy that slipping on a brand new PJ’s before bedtime can bring. Our nightwear represents a little self indulgence and a little luxury.

Yardley London


Celebrate the holiday season with Yardley London gift sets – an assortment of covetable, accessible treats featuring best-selling fine floral fragrances and bath and body products to delight and excite everyone on your gift list. Each set contains pampering products that are vegan, cruelty and paraben-free, with up to 95% naturally derived ingredients.  With the environment in mind, all gift boxes are fully recyclable, made with FSC certified board and plastic free. Best of all, a donation from every sale is donated to Look Good Feel Better (registered charity No.10317328), a national cancer support charity to ensure more people can face cancer with confidence.