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from £428 / night

£2995 - £6800 / week

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Castle / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 13

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£2995 - £6800 / week

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  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Balbegno Castle is a spectacular L plan Castle with a Georgian Wing and a magnificent Great Hall. It sleeps 13 and offers exclusive access to Fasque Lake for trout fishing. Activities nearby include, golf, shooting, beaches. An ideal historical holiday venue.  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1650 / week

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Castle / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

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2 Nights min stay

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£700 - £1650 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Devon Castle Golf holidays Painting holidays Cycling holidays Luxury accommodation Quirky Unique Self catering Devon Gay friendly Dog friendly Coastal views Walking holidays,Coastal escapes,Country escapes,Water sports,Surfing,Sailing,Diving,Fishing Masterchef 2010 quarter-finalist available to cater dinner parties!  …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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Castle / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £57 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
The Gate House is a grade II listed mini gothic castle conveniently located for Dover Castle, the seafront, trips to France and exploring east Kent. Full of period character: exposed beams, a turret, brick fireplaces, and canopied bed. Perfect for a romantic break  …see more

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from £243 / night

£1695 - £2960 / week

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Castle / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 16

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from £243 / night

£1695 - £2960 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Scottish castle history laird self-catering countryside mountain bike walking fly fishing trout daffodils bluebells Castle is on a 600 acre private estate, with mountain bike trails, woodland walk, trout fishery with cafe.  …see more

from £572 / night

£4000 - £7000 / week

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Castle / 11 Bedrooms / sleeps 24

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from £572 / night

£4000 - £7000 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Winner of Top vacation rental Edinburgh Award huge baronial beautifully decorated country mansion house. 45 mins to Edinburgh 10 acres of grounds Beautifully decorated ideal for family groups,corporate, events- Butler/catering on request. Short breaks.Dogs welcome. The perfect house for entertaining and celebrating.  …see more

from £158 / night

£1100 - £5500 / week

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Castle / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 18

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£1100 - £5500 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
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Stunning self catering medieval holiday castle to let near Bannockburn with banqueting hall, logfire, rural retreat. Central to Edinburgh, Stirling & Glasgow with easy access to Scottish Highlands. Ryder Cup Accommodation For more details visit www.planecastle.co.uk  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 - £1029 / week

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Castle / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

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3 Nights min stay

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£308 - £1029 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Fabulous 2 bedroom apartment sleeping 4 in the fascinating Grade II listed, 18th Century, Acton Castle. Incredible sea views and walking distance to local coves. Surrounded by farmland with stunning sea views across Penzance Bay to St Michael's Mount. A perfect base for a beach or walking holiday staying in unique accommodation. Wifi  …see more

from £786 / night

£5500 - £6000 / week

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Castle / 18 Bedrooms / sleeps 32

2 Nights min stay

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from £786 / night

£5500 - £6000 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Regency mansion, park and deer park in unspoilt Norfolk countryside, golf course nearby, heated swimming pool, sauna, hot tub and games room. 5 grand reception rooms, dining room sits 36 people plus three separate self contained cottages. Laundry and cleaning provided.  …see more

from £720 / night

£5040 - £15820 / week

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Castle / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 13

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from £720 / night

£5040 - £15820 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
LUXURY 5-star private Castle available for private stays, Golf breaks and corporate events.  …see more

from £120 / night

£840 - £1008 / week

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Castle / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

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from £120 / night

£840 - £1008 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
A romantic little historic tower for two. King size bed, wood buring open fire and luxury spa bathroom An idyllic location with superb accommodation to match!  …see more

from £1856 / night

£12988 / week

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Castle / 11 Bedrooms / sleeps 22

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from £1856 / night

£12988 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
You can not stay here unless you are a ghost.  …see more

from £272 / night

£1900 - £20000 / week

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Castle / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 13

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from £272 / night

£1900 - £20000 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
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from £422 / night

£2950 - £5500 / week

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Castle / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 14

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£2950 - £5500 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
The terrific Ayrshire castle was constructed in the fifteenth century as a wedding gift for Princess Mary, the eldest daughter of James II of Scotland upon her marriage to Thomas Boyd the Earl of Arran.  …see more

from £272 / night

£1900 - £5750 / week

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Castle / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 11

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from £272 / night

£1900 - £5750 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Exceptional, beautifully restored 16th century castle retaining its authentic features of turnpike stairs, stone clad walls, vaulted kitchen and inglenook fireplace. Comfortable accommodation to a high standard over four floors sleeping up to 10 a...

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from £240 / night

£1680 - £2865 / week

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Castle / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 14

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from £240 / night

£1680 - £2865 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Spectacular apartment within a 400 year old castle accommodating groups of up to 14 over three floors. Well-appointed, spacious reception rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms furbished to a high level. Beautifully decorated with antique and period furnit...

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from £145 / night

£1015 - £3320 / week

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Castle / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Very Good 4.5/5 

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from £145 / night

£1015 - £3320 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome

Stunning 16th Century Castle in the Central Scottish Highlands with a stonepike staircase and vaulted kitchen commanding stunning views of Grantown. Comfortable accommodation to a high standard spread over four floors, sleeping up to 6 adults and...

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from £322 / night

£2250 - £4500 / week

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Castle / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 15

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from £322 / night

£2250 - £4500 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
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from £1072 / night

£7500 - £15000 / week

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Castle / 13 Bedrooms / sleeps 32

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £1072 / night

£7500 - £15000 / week

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  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Welcome to Logie country house, a 17th century mansion on a country estate, dating back to 1492. The luxury 5*, thirteen bedroom house with cinema, indoor pool, gym, jacuzzi, log fire, sky+, all mod cons and island. The ideal place to relax and unwind. Please check our website for up to date pricing. The quoted rate does not include use of the ballroom.  …see more

from £279 / night

£1950 - £3800 / week

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Castle / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 14

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from £279 / night

£1950 - £3800 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Wonderful medieval castle with stone turnpike stairways and two mezzanine levels, a short distance from Aberdeen. Accommodating groups of up to 14 over four floors in modern comfort without ruining the historical significance with many original f...

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from £322 / night

£2250 - £2800 / week

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Castle / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 15

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3 Nights min stay

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from £322 / night

£2250 - £2800 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Castle lachlan is a beautiful scottish baronial house set in an estate of 1500 acres and provides the perfect setting for your scottish castle vacation.
castle lachlan can be rented by the week or for a long weekend break outside high season. The accommodation sleeps 13 people comfortably, however, additional beds can be added if required, sleeping up to a maximum of 15.
situated in strathlachlan on the shores of loch fyne, argyll and about 1 hour 15 min drive from glasgow airport castle lachlan is a great holiday location both for families and groups of friends.
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from £1000 / night

£6995 - £9995 / week

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Castle / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 13

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£6995 - £9995 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
King John's Castle dates back to 1080 and was rebuilt in 1830. This exquisite Castle is situated on an elevated position, giving magnificent views across the Wiltshire countryside, and is only a short walk into Devizes , the Castle can sleep 13 guests in 7 bedrooms .  …see more

from £550 / night

£3850 - £5250 / week

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Castle / 8 Bedrooms / sleeps 14

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from £550 / night

£3850 - £5250 / week

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  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Glentruim Castle is a stunning eight bedroom property which is set in 53 acres of beautiful mixed woodland with abundant wildlife, and is situated in the Cairngorm National Park, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. An ideal location for large house parties. Beautiful rooms, in a stunning location, with a host of facilities to suit all ages.  …see more

from £272 / night

£1900 - £5500 / week

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Castle / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

Good 3/5 

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£1900 - £5500 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

This sixteenth century castle, which sleeps 8 adults and 2 children, is sited between Glasgow and Edinburgh overlooking the Ochil hills. It is rustic in style with stone floors, vaulted ceilings, stone clad walls and wood panelling throughout. Set...

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from £785 / night

£5490 / week

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Castle / 8 Bedrooms / sleeps 16

2 Nights min stay

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from £785 / night

£5490 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
A former shooting lodge that has been host to some great Victorians and was the hideaway of Agatha Christie, the castellated fortress encompasses a late Medieval Banqueting Hall, an original Inn, and linked accommodation around the four sides of a beautiful courtyard  …see more

from £480 / night

£3360 - £5665 / week

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Castle / 8 Bedrooms / sleeps 20

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from £480 / night

£3360 - £5665 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Well-appointed privately owned castle of a good to high standard near Glasgow with loch views. Comfortable accommodation over three floors and a private apartment, sleeping up to 22 adults and 5 children. Warmed in the cooler months by log fires...

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from £608 / night

£4250 - £5250 / week

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Castle / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

2 Nights min stay

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£4250 - £5250 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
The Fortalice is rich in history, originally built in 1560 and subsequently partially destroyed in 1640 by the Duke of Argyll. The Fortalice has been painstakingly and sympathetically rebuilt and renovated to modern comforts.  …see more

from £1429 / night

£10000 / week

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Castle / 8 Bedrooms / sleeps 16

2 Nights min stay

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
The C17th Castle is a Grade II listed detached hill top property. It boasts glorious 360 degree views over wooded North Somerset countryside on one side and across the Bristol Channel to Wales on the other. It is a spectacular castle ideal for memorable holiday.  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 - £3000 / week

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Castle / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

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£1500 - £3000 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This sixteenth century castle is comfortably furnished and sleeps 8 adults and 2 children. With turnpike stairs to the floors above including a Great Hall, and interesting features including stone walls, vaulted kitchen and a four poster bedroom. ...

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from £429 / night

£3000 - £6000 / week

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Castle / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 14

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£3000 - £6000 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
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Ancient Tower, sleeping 13 adults, graded five stars by Visit Scotland, set in 22 acres of private grounds in East Lothian. Furnished to luxurious standard with many original features like vaulted rooms, a Great Hall and walls over 4 feet thick....

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from £422 / night

£2950 - £5500 / week

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Castle / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 14

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Beautifully restored medieval castle with a stonepike staircase and vaulted kitchen with stunning water views over the Isle of Arran. In private grounds of one acre at the top of a hill this 15th century castle accommodates up to 12 adults and 2 ...

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from £158 / night

£1100 - £5500 / week

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Castle / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

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£1100 - £5500 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

This fifteenth century castle, which sleeps 4 adults, is sited between Glasgow and Edinburgh overlooking the Ochil hills. It is rustic in style with stone floors, painted ceilings and stone clad walls throughout. Set on 4 floors, with the highligh...

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from £406 / night

£2842 / week

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Castle / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 14

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  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
This is a 1420 castle very close to the capital, Dublin. You can have a thoroughly country experience yet be in the City in 40 mins. Its a family house so you will enjoy an intimate atmosphere that you can make your own for the stay.  …see more

from £279 / night

£1950 - £4700 / week

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Castle / 11 Bedrooms / sleeps 22

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Well-appointed privately owned castle and cottage set in its own 12,000 acre estate close to Inverness. Beautiful grounds with plenty of flat lawn areas, surrounded by woodland and enjoying spectacular views down a glen. Comfortable accommodation ...  …see more

from £649 / night

£4540 - £6770 / week

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Castle / 11 Bedrooms / sleeps 27

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£4540 - £6770 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Well-appointed privately owned castle of a good to high standard near Glasgow with loch views. Comfortable accommodation over three floors. Warmed in the cooler months by log fires and oil central heating. Close to Loch Lomond, the Trossachs &a...  …see more

from £250 / night

£1750 - £2900 / week

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Castle / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 16

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome

Description This sixteenth century castle, which sleeps 14 adults, is a stand-alone castle, situated in 10 acres of grounds in the Angus countryside. It is semi- rustic in style with some original features like vaulted rooms, turrets and ston...

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from £1715 / night

£12000 / week

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Castle / 9 Bedrooms / sleeps 20

3 Nights min stay

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£12000 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Nestled on the Isle of Portland, the peaceful castle welcomes you to live your very own fairytale  …see more

from £379 / night

£2650 - £4800 / week

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Castle / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

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£2650 - £4800 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Stunning Grade A listed castle and annexe within easy distance of Edinburgh. Accessed by electronic gates and set within its own 3 acres of private walled gardens with superb water views across the Firth of Forth. Well-appointed accommodation slee...  …see more

from £236 / night

£1650 - £4200 / week

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Castle / 8 Bedrooms / sleeps 16

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£1650 - £4200 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Well-appointed privately owned castle and cottage set in its own 12,000 acre estate close to Inverness. Beautiful grounds with plenty of flat lawn areas, surrounded by woodland and enjoying spectacular views down a glen. Comfortable accommodation ...

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