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HomeAway is offering an incredible 14th century castle stay to celebrate Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast"


February 9, 2017, LONDON, UK – Have you ever dreamt of living in a whole castle with your favourite entourage for a week or spent hours fantasising about enjoying candlelit dinners and outdoor adventures while on holiday? HomeAway®, the world leader in holiday rentals, is about to realise this dream holiday for one lucky winner.


With anticipation high for the release of live-action adaptation of Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast" featuring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, in UK cinemas from March 17, HomeAway is giving one lucky winner the chance to stay in an enchanting HomeAway castle in Scotland and invite 20 guests of his/her choice to come along.


Launching today, the #HomeAwayCastle contest to win the prize package includes a five-night royal stay in the 14th century Duns Castle, including travel arrangements for all guests. Travellers from the UK as well as from France, Germany and the U.S. are permitted to enter the prize draw until the competition closes on 31st March 2017. The winning party will have the entire majestic castle to themselves, free to roam the 1,200 acres dancing, singing, reading books, looking for magic mirrors, or talking to the furniture and hoping it will talk back, just like in the beloved film.


“Our mission at HomeAway is to help families and groups make unforgettable holiday memories and to #BeOurGuest with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Steve Stamstad, vice president, global brand for HomeAway. “Whether staying in one of our hundreds of castles spread across the world, or even in a simple beach bungalow, we provide more than two million unique places to stay and help travellers to get HomeAway from it all”.


HomeAway is also inviting one group of four to Los Angeles for the world movie premiere of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, including staying in a luxury HomeAway villa in the Hollywood Hills. Travellers from the UK, France, Germany and the U.S. are permitted to enter the prize draw until the competition closes on 14th February 2017.


Travellers can enter the HomeAway #HomeAwayCastle by visiting www.HomeAway.co.uk/Disney. The premiere tickets competition can be entered by visiting https://www.homeaway.co.uk/lp/beautyandthebeast.


The exciting, new live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, which achieved a record-breaking 128 million trailer views during its first 24 hours, sees Belle (Emma Watson), a bright and independent young woman, become a prisoner of the Beast (Dan Stevens), only to discover soon that true beauty lies within.



Note to reporters and editors: More information, including visual assets, can be found at https://www.homeaway.com/info/media-center.


The full T&Cs for entering the #HomeAwayCastle competition can be found here https://www.homeaway.co.uk/info/disney-rules


The full T&Cs for entering the Hollywood premiere competition can be found here www.homeaway.co.uk/info/beautyandthebeast-rules



About HomeAway

HomeAway, based in Austin, Texas, is the world leader in holiday rentals with sites representing more than two million unique places to stay in 190 countries, and is a part of the Expedia family of brands. For more information about HomeAway, please visit http://www.homeaway.co.uk

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About the film


The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, the wardrobe; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.


Directed by Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast,” the screenplay is written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos and produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman, p.g.a. and Todd Lieberman, p.g.a. with Jeffrey Silver, Thomas Schumacher and Don Hahn serving as executive producers. Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the animated film, provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice. “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in cinemas March 17, 2017.