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Castle | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

3 Nights min stay

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from £73 /night

£509 - £679 / week

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  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Luxury stylish and wide Apartment with breathtaking view o the Valley and sunset. High level furniture, comfortable livings, 1 bedroom,1 bathroom with shower, equipped Kitchen. Host 2 persons Pool is shared , full servicing. Welcome breakfast basket on arrival The perfect home for independent Travellers who like to have a comfortable retreat after a touring day.  …see more

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Castle | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £93 /night

£645 - £882 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
A country hideaway with traditional comforts. Excellent equestrian, golfing and spa activities, hiking and biking. Kids Club. Excellent for touring art cities and Chianti and Brunello wine countries. For nature lovers, artists and photographers. Full concierge services. Please request for Formignano B&B, Horse Riding & Golf, Spa Days, Art City & Local Tours, Weddings & Events.  …see more

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Castle | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £93 /night

£645 - £882 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
A country hideaway with traditional comforts. Excellent equestrian, golfing and spa activities, hiking and biking. Kids Club. Excellent for touring art cities and Chianti and Brunello wine countries. For nature lovers, artists and photographers. Full concierge services. Please request for Formignano B&B, Horse Riding & Golf, Spa Days, Art City & Local Tours, Weddings & Events.  …see more

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Castle | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

3 Nights min stay

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from £63 /night

£441 - £611 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
A country hideaway with traditional comforts. Excellent equestrian, golfing and spa activities, hiking and biking. Kids Club. Excellent for touring art cities and Chianti and Brunello wine countries. For nature lovers, artists and photographers. Full concierge services. Please request for Formignano B&B, Horse Riding & Golf, Spa Days, Art City & Local Tours, Weddings & Events.  …see more

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Castle | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

2 Nights min stay

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from £51 /night

£357 - £1103 / week

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  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Holidays in an original Castle near Siena! Castello di Capria offers the perfect location for history and nature loving guests. Space for up to 10 people in comfortable rooms, self catered or with catering. Special Getaway for smaller groups for up to 10 people. Golf nearby, Horse riding nearby, swimming nearby.  …see more

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Castle | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

3 Nights min stay

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from £121 /night

£844 - £1069 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
A country hideaway with traditional comforts. Excellent equestrian, golfing and spa activities, hiking and biking. An excellent base for touring art cities and Chianti and Brunello wine countries. For nature lovers, artists and photographers. Full concierge services. Please request for Formignano B&B, Horse Riding & Golf, Spa Days, Art City & Local Tours, Weddings & Events.  …see more

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Castle | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 16

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £340 /night

£2375 - £3562 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Rogheta ancient Agostinian hermitage is now a charming country house with swimming pool and Jacuzzi (dipped into a natural reserve area) in the very heart of the etrurian Tuscany, between Volterra and the sea. A specially "neat place" since it has been constructed with bio-compatible material.  …see more

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Castle | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £49 /night

£340 - £382 / week

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  • Suitable for children over
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Umbrian castle tower with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, full kitchen, dining terrace, garden, living room with fireplace, 30 minutes to airport Perugia-Assisi. Self-catering holiday home near Spoleto, Montefalco, Spello, Bevagna, Campello. Nature walks and museum tours. Hiking to Assisi or rafting the Nera. Unesco World Heritage Site of Campello, wine tours, truffle hunts.  …see more

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Castle | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Short stays welcome

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from £91 /night

£636 - £848 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
I would like to mention that if you bring bikes, surfboards… There's space to leave it. There's space to clean them after use it. You're inbetween the Alt and Baix Empurdà, so you have lots of places to stay and visit. The place is really good have a family time. CHECK OUR VIDEO FOR MORE DETAILS: http://youtu.be/-Ak2z6g2aO4  …see more

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Castle | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 3

3 Nights min stay

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from £80 /night

£556 - £670 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
A country hideaway with traditional comforts. Excellent equestrian, golfing and spa activities, hiking and biking. Kids Club. Excellent for touring art cities and Chianti and Brunello wine countries. For nature lovers, artists and photographers. Full concierge services. Please request for Formignano B&B, Horse Riding & Golf, Spa Days, Art City & Local Tours, Weddings & Events.  …see more

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Castle | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £79 /night

£552 - £636 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Castle Tower Above Spoleto Valley: Italian Design and Pool Access, 2-bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, sleeps 3-5. 5-minute drive to large private pool, 1 free pass for 2 to nearby spa: sauna, steam room, heated pool. Other spa treatments available. Outdoor dining. Campello, Umbria  …see more

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Castle | 7 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £202 /night

£1408 - £2816 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Chateau, Loire Valley, historic, environmentally friendly, family run, swimming pool, garden, self catering, quiet Groups from 4 to 8 people can be accommodated in the Chateau.  …see more

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Castle | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £1063 /night

£7440 - £13800 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Winner of the tv series 'I Own Britain's Best Home', Carr Hall Castle is a stunning luxury castle with a contemporary interior boasting 5 sumptuous double bedrooms, indoor swimming pool, gym & hot tub, set in a private deer park estate. Beautiful 12 acre gardens. Escape to the Yorkshire countryside for a weekend a week to enjoy privacy, tranquility & luxury .  …see more

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Castle | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

1 night min stay

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from £126 /night

£880 - £1104 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Three double rooms - two large rooms with balcony and lovely parkview, one smaller room with fireplace, one bathroom, VCR, terrace, park, pool, main salon, dining halls, library, and billiard hall.  …see more

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Castle | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £126 /night

£880 - £1104 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Two double rooms, one shower. Kitchen. Balcony. Drawing room with sofa/bed. VCR. 4-6 people, terrace, park, pool, main salon, dining halls, library, and billiard hall.  …see more

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Castle | 12 Bedrooms | sleeps 30

3 Nights min stay

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from £800 /night

£5600 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
For total exclusivity and our fullest attention, hire the whole castle? Work groups, Birthdays, Weddings, Golfing Trips or just you and your family or friends; terrace, park, pool, main salon, dining halls, library, and billiard hall.  …see more

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Castle | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £292 /night

£2040 - £2920 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
The Puilacher castle is a XV/XVIIth century historical monument listed by the French Ministry for Culture. It has all modern conveniences including air-conditioning, a 6x12 m large swimming-pool, an exhibition room for beautiful contemporary African Art. The Mediterranean sea is about 40 km and, around, there are many interesting places (abbeys, caves, etc.)  …see more

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Castle | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 15

1 night min stay

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from £67 /night

£467 - £2968 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
5 large rooms with private bath each and toilets, the small castle is situated along the river where bikes pass (85 KMS). We also have a restaurant just near to Le Clos Belle Rose,private parties catered for. We speak English. We can use the kitchen if you need Possibility to reserve hot stone massage, or with rose oil  …see more

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Castle | 7 Bedrooms | sleeps 18

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £363 /night

£2540 - £2544 / week

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  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Bansha Castle is one of Ireland's best kept secret get-aways. A former home of the Butlers of Ormonde, this luxurious period property is now yours to experience as a haven of relaxation in the lush county Tipperary countryside, backed by the stunning Galtee mountains.  …see more

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Castle | 9 Bedrooms | sleeps 15

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £583 /night

£4081 - £5565 / week

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  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Glentruim Castle is a stunning nine 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

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Castle | 13 Bedrooms | sleeps 25

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £255 /night

£1781 - £6678 / week

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  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Self catering, vacation rental for up to 25 people in a luxurious exclusive castle. Mansion house, Big house rental, castle rental Ireland. Castle rent Ireland. Group accommodation. Family reunion. Wedding venue. Corporate venue. Business meetings. Please enquire even if marked booked as there is only 1 calendar for both properties, and 1 may be available  …see more

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Castle | 11 Bedrooms | sleeps 24

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £572 /night

£4000 - £7500 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • 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

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Castle | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 35

1 night min stay

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from £727 /night

£5088 - £7632 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Fairytale Castle set in a secluded 30 acre park within travelling distance of Paris and the Loire Valley, ideal for weddings or family gatherings and providing accommodation for up to 35 people on the estate. The area is one of natural beauty being a National Country Park.  …see more

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Castle | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

1 night min stay

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from £58 /night

£404 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 66 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
A haven in the heart of the Charente-Maritime, the Chateau de Beaufief will host you in an exceptional environment where the nature rhythm yours desires. You will recharge yourself in this history cadre.  …see more

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Castle | 8 Bedrooms | sleeps 16

1 night min stay

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from £63 /night

£440 - £609 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
Luxury retreat for your holiday in Piemonte. We offer exclusive apartment elegantly refurnished and equipped with all the modern comfort. Spacious open air spaces such as swimming pool and garden at our guest disposal as well as the wine shop for wine tasting and tours.  …see more