What Is the Best Vacuum for a Stately Home or Castle?

By | June 24, 2022

What is the best vacuum cleaner for a stately home, castle or mansion?

If you have very large floors such as you might find in a mansion, castle or stately home, you need a heavy-duty commercial vacuum cleaner.

You’ll need something rather wide and heavy-duty enough to do the job. That means a twin motor machine with a good pedigree.

Here’s a rather large dwelling that may look familiar to some of you.

Downton Abbey Vacuum Cleaner

Downton Abbey is a TV programme set in a stately home that is typically British in design. It has big floors, some of which have carpets, and some of which have hard floors. The rooms are all very spacious and elegantly furnished. There are also a lot of stairs, which can be a bit of a challenge if you’re not used to them.

The stately home they use in the TV series Downton Abbey is called Highclere Castle.

Located in Newbury, Berkshire, Highclere Castle is a stunning country house that dates back to the 17th century. The castle is known for its big floors and beautiful gardens. Highclere Castle is not only a fabulous tourist destination but also an important historical site.

You can even sign up for a luxury cruise on the eight-passenger hotel barge Magna Carta on the River Thames to Highclere Castle, the setting for Downton Abbey, and you can put yourself in many of the rooms you’ve seen on the show or wander around the estate’s 1,000 acres of parkland.

But what would you use to vacuum a castle or stately home?

During the lockdown, the Daily Mail ran an article featuring Fiona, Countess of Carnarvon, chatelaine of Highclere Castle. Cleaning was one of the things discussed in the article. And the Mail got a few shots that show us exactly what they use in Highclere Castle.

What Is the Best Vacuum for a Stately Home or Castle?

The best vacuum for a stately home in this case is the Sebo BS460 you see in the photo above.

The Sebo BS460 commercial vacuum cleaner is a top-of-the-line model that offers superior performance and features. Ideal for use in offices, hotels, and other commercial settings with very large floors, the BS460 features a twin motor design that can handle large volumes of dirt and debris.

Sebo BS460 Vacuum

We sell a lot of these wide Sebo commercial vacuums for use in Scottish castles, stately homes, National Trust properties and similar types of buildings. You’ll find this design of Sebo in use at Buckingham Palace too. We sell a variety of extra tools for the Sebo range that makes it a very versatile machine able to get into all the nooks and crannies.

What Is the Best Vacuum for a Stately Home or Castle?

Keeping a castle clean is no small task. In addition to the regular vacuuming and dusting, there is also the need to polish floors and furniture, wash windows and dishes, and scrub bathrooms.

The cleaning staff of a typical castle consists of a team of housekeepers, maids, and cleaners who work together to keep the property clean and tidy. In addition to their daily tasks, the staff also needs to be on hand to deal with any unexpected messes or accidents. As one can imagine, cleaning a castle is a big job.

You can shop the range by clicking the banner at the bottom, and for those of you in Scottish castles, you’ll be very happy to know we don’t charge any extra delivery charges to the Scottish Highlands. What you see is what you pay. 

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