The Josephine Room


  • Window seat set into 7 ft walls
  • Half tester queen-size double bed
  • Spa Bath
  • Sofa bed

History of the name

The Josephine Room is named after Josephine d'Echarvines, who married the local historian Cadwallader John Bates in 1895.

Upon his death in 1902 Josephine dedicated herself to carrying on Bates' work in the restoration of Langley Castle. Josephine was granted an audience with Pope Leo XIII in 1902 and given permission to build the Chapel on the roof which was to be in memory of Cadwallader Bates. She spent the next 20 years alone at Langley with just her memories, until her death in 1932. She is buried within the grounds, alongside her husband.