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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Saint Andre Les Alpes

Chateau / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 18

Very Good 4.5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £418 / night

£2920 - £4015 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Imagine a Luxury medieval château on a 360 degree vantage point overlooking a turquoise coloured alpine lake. Officially rated 5 star lodging for up to 18. Imagine..  …see more


14 Jan 2013

5/5

"Excellent lieu et environnement pour se détendre"

Ce chateau présente un charme particulier avec son aménagement intérieur qui permet à tous les habitants de s'installer dans un cadre des plus reposant! L'environnement autour des lieux se rajout… More


10 Jan 2013

5/5

"Le plus beau château des "Alpes de haute Provence""

Un grand château, une vue inoubliable et des proches pour partager ce moment digne des plus grands de ce monde. Avec ses trois appartements et aucun vis à vis, nous avons passé des vacances sans… More


7 Jan 2013

5/5

"Séjour merveilleux dans un cadre idyllique"

L'endroit est tout simplement grandiose! Le château se trouve sur une colline, il y a une vue magnifique sur le Lac de Castillon, un terrain de 4 hectares sur lequel se trouve une petite chapelle, to… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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from £405 / night

£2835 - £7875 / week

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Lot / Frayssinet

Chateau / 12 Bedrooms / sleeps 24

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £405 / night

£2835 - £7875 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Beautiful Château - Heated Pool, Flood-lit Tennis Court, Sleeps 20 (+4 in Pigeonnier), Elevator Lift, 6 Double Bedrooms (en-suite), 4 Single Bedrooms, 2 extra Bedrooms, additional WCs & showers, Laundry, Small Chapel, Two Grand Pianos, 4 reception rooms, WiFi. Draw  …see more


26 Jan 2015

5/5

"Beautiful Chateau - great for large groups of friends / several families"

The Chateau was stunning. Located above a valley, with beautiful views. It was clearly well maintained and had been decorated to a high spec. We were there as a small group of 9, but we could easi… More


4 Feb 2013

5/5

"A perfect family get together"

For an extended family get together we had a long list of requirements which were all provided by Chateau Lamostonie. Joanna couldn’t have been more patient and helpful during the booking process wi… More


12 Jan 2013

5/5

"Two wonderful holidays at Chateau Lamostonie"

We have stayed at Chateau Lamostonie on two occasions, and if it hadn't been for a family wedding, we would have been back again this year. My group, consisting of family and friends from England, Fra… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Chinon / La Collarderie

Chateau / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £63 / night

£441 - £676 / week

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  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Rental vacancy, Cottage to castle of La Vauguyon of the 12th century in the Loire Valley at Chinon France. Joan of Arc came to Chinon as Cardinal of Richelieu who was the prim-minister of the king Louis the XIII , came to Chinon as other people to taste Chinon wine.  …see more


25 Sep 2014

5/5

"Great, peaceful location."

Both gites are well appointed. The smaller of the two has its own secluded and fenced in rear garden whilst the larger one has easy access to a large walled front garden - much enjoyed by our two boxe… More


23 Sep 2013

5/5

"Extremely well appointed Gite, with charming and very helpful owner"

Cilain Duthu's English is excellent. When I called him to inform him of the time of arrival, I got the day wrong. He called me back and left a message with his mobile number, if I had any more problem… More


2 Aug 2013

5/5

"Wirklich im Schloss wohnen"

Diese Ferienwohnung kann man nur weiterempfehlen. Sehr gross, herrlich eingerichtet, sehr komfortabel ausgestattet. Dazu ein überaus netter und freundlicher Vermieter, der stets hilfsbereit ist und g… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Saone-et-Loire / Iguerande

Chateau / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 14

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £265 / night

£1850 - £2650 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
. Heated Swimming Pool.Free internet,Pool table .Log fire .6 Bedrooms.6 Bathrooms. Country Walks. Canoe & Forest adventure trail.Animal & water park.Vineyard & local producer visits.Traditional restaurants  …see more


14 Jan 2015

5/5

"Superb!!!"

The chateau is perfectly located for an idyllic French getaway. It is in the Countryside so going out for a run in the beautiful surroundings was a real treat. As was being so conveniently close to sh… More

Thank you for your review it is much appreciated. Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Regards Janet and Gerald


21 Aug 2013

5/5

"Chateau Orange De Bolbec - Wow!"

We have just returned from a 2 week holiday and we had a fantastic time. There were 16 of us, ranging in ages from 10 months to 69 years and I think it's fair to say that this holiday catered for eac… More

Thank you for your positive review of the chateau and your holiday. It was a pleasure having you all. Look forward to seeing you again one day. Regards, Janet and Gerald


18 Jan 2013

5/5

"A Holiday not to be missed"

It’s time to book the holiday again and feel it will be hard to equal last year’s holiday in the Chateau Orange de Bolbec On arrival the setting, the Chateau and grounds looked stunning and insid… More

Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your holiday at the chateau. Look forward to seeing you again one day. Regards, Janet and Gerald

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Excellent 5/5 

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Roanne / La Pacaudiere

Chateau / 10 Bedrooms / sleeps 20

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £295 / night

£2063 - £3687 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Chateau Les Bardons is a very well-equipped and comfortable holiday home and sleeps up to 20. From spring to autumn (April – Sept) you can swim in the heated pool.  …see more


30 Jun 2015

5/5

"Perfect location for a family vacation"

We were a family of 20 celebrating our parents anniversary. The house and the surroundings was everything we hoped for and more. Very private and a magical place. A lot of charming villages close by, … More


5 Jul 2015

5/5

"Perfect verblijf voor een grote groep!"

Deze bestemming is ideaal voor een grote groep. In juni hebben wij met 18 personen zowel het chateau als het maison gereserveerd waardoor je het hele landgoed en zwembad voor jezelf hebt en dat is uit… More


29 Jul 2013

5/5

"Wonderful Stay"

During the holidays in May we stayed with our childern and friends in this beautiful chateau. We enjoyed swimming in the pool (heated), playing in the fields, walking in the surroundings, dining in th… More

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Lot / Saint-Chamarand

Chateau / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

1 night min stay

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from £71 / night

£497 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
recently renovated the chateau dates from 965 AD,  …see more

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Richelieu / Faye la Vineuse

Chateau / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £47 / night

£329 - £438 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Loire Valley Old manor from the XIV century I can advice you for restaurants , wine makers , castles ,"brocante " .  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Loire Valley / Monthou-sur-Cher

Chateau / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 14

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £71 / night

£497 - £1752 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
4 rooms in the main house (one on the ground floor) with 3 bathrooms; and 3 rooms with 3 bathrooms in the barn private swimming pool, lakes in 600 ha la demeure de Bizard is so close of the famous Loir Valley castles : Chenonceaux, Blois, Cheverny, Chaumont  …see more


2 Jul 2015

5/5

"Simply magic"

What a magical spot. We rented the demeure de Bizard and sister property gite des orfeuilles with 24 friends, singles, couples, parents and children for two of our friends Birthday celebrations. The h… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Charente-Maritime / Mortagne-sur-Gironde

Chateau / 10 Bedrooms / sleeps 22

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £286 / night

£2000 - £5400 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Beautiful 19th century village chateau in sunny Charente Maritime. Wonderful original features, period furnishings, high ceilings, lovely south facing garden, heated swimming pool, hot tub, panoramic views of rolling hills and vineyards. Close to sandy beaches. Chateau  …see more


25 Jun 2015

5/5

"Fantastic place to stay for large group or family"

We were a 5 couples with 9 children aged 1 -4 years. We had a brilliant time. The chateau is great and well kitted out for so many people and with so much space. It is a huge place and all the rooms … More


6 Jun 2015

5/5

"Spacious house and garden in a beautiful, interesting area"

We visited Chateau de la Place as a large family group ranging from 3 to 70 years old. We all thought the house and gardens/pool were fantastic. There was abundant space in the house for everyone to b… More


12 Aug 2014

5/5

"Wonderful relaxing Chateau with great facilities"

We have just returned from our second trip with a group of 22 to the Chateau. The Chateau easily accommodates 22, has great facilities pool, hot tub , games room etc. ideally located for a great relax… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Ille-et-Vilaine / Sixt-Sur-Aff

Chateau / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £146 / night

£1022 - £1424 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 63 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
"Rez de Jardin, chateau de Bézyl, situated in 96 ha private estate of woodland and fields, plenty wildlife to discover, swimming pool, garden, ideal for families, groups, friends, dog walkers, for the "getting away from it all" relaxing holiday.  …see more


22 Aug 2014

5/5

"What an amazing place"

Chateau de Bezyl is an incredible location for a large group - a beautiful house in huge grounds (96 hectares - about the size of London's Hyde Park plus Kensington Gardens!). The owner was very frien… More


22 Mar 2014

5/5

"Amazing place..our family loved it!!!"

We stayed here with our parents and 1 yr old daughter. It was fabulous. The staff is very nice and helpful and live in a separate building on the large grounds. We made a poor decision of trying to… More


12 Jun 2012

5/5

"Great place to stay with friends and family."

Stayed at the Rez de Jardin at the Chateau de Bezyl for the second time in 2 years.This year was my wife and I's 40th Birthday and we wanted somewhere to relax and enjoy spending time with our family … More

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Excellent 5/5 

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from £282 / night

£1971 - £2555 / week

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Holiday chateau in Voudenay

Cote d'Or / Voudenay

Chateau / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 14

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £282 / night

£1971 - £2555 / week

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Key info:

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Located in Burgundy, at the foot of the Morvan natural park, the Château de Voudenay is a magnificent period property which has been recently renovated. Mixing contemporary décor with traditional charm, the property is a unique, magical find.  …see more


16 Apr 2015

5/5

"Amazing and Quirky - we loved it!"

We stayed here only 4 days and wished we could have stayed longer. The Chateau was exactly as we expected from the photos and had everything we needed for a relaxed holiday. It is located in the cou… More


23 May 2015

5/5

"Excellent séjour"

Super week end a la campagne, le château est super, rénové avec goût . On s y sent très bien , on serai bien resté plus longtemps ! Idéale pour se retrouver entres amis . Pas mal de chose a … More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Verteillac / Cherval

Chateau / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Set in six beautiful hectares of parkland and gardens, and surrounded by unspoiled rolling countryside, this luxury chambres d’hôtes in the heart of the Dordogne offers a spacious home away from home experience, at very affordable prices.  …see more


14 Aug 2014

5/5

"idyllic house and grounds for a large family or two"

we had a great week at Chateau du Bourbet. The place is fantastic, peaceful and has plenty to keep you entertained. Albert is an ideal proprietor - available and helpful if required to be on hand, inv… More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Fumel / Bonaguil

Chateau / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

Very Good 4.5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £286 / night

£2000 - £3500 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Manoir Seguinet is a beautiful 200 year old stone manor house with a large heated pool. It has 6 bedrooms, sleeps 12 and sits in 17 acres of private land. Stylishly renovated with four reception rooms, three of which lead onto a large patio looking out over the pool. Th  …see more


8 Sep 2014

5/5

"A wonderfully relaxing way to enjoy the area"

Seguinet is conveniently located near some wonderful attractions in the area. The manor is beautiful and the rooms are large and comfortable. The chateau has more than enough space for large groups… More

Thank you for your great review and we hope to see you again at Seguinet.


19 Mar 2014

5/5

"A Fantastic place for a group"

Le Seguinet is a high quality beautifully proportioned property in a wonderful and historic part of France. It is easily reachable from Bergerac airport and convenient for trips to the Dordogne and Lo… More

Thank you for your review, we are glad you had a great time here at Seguinet and it was lovely to have you all around. Hope to see you back at Seguinet soon!


19 Mar 2014

5/5

"Beautiful location which made a wonderful family holiday"

Would highly recommend la Seguinet. We all had a wonderful time, adults and children alike. The children regularly ask 'when will we be returning to the house with the pool?' Beautiful location wit… More

Thank you so much. It was a pleasure having you and your family at seguinet. I look forward to seeing you back.

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Excellent 5/5 

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Aude / Plaigne

Chateau / 10 Bedrooms / sleeps 22

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £564 / night

£3942 - £4891 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Chateau in Languedoc Roussillon near Mirepoix, Carcassonne and Toulouse La Commanderie of Plaigne is a prestigious Cathar chateau and Commanderie of the knights of Malta set in parkland of 4 ha with a private swimming pool. Houses up to 22 persons in 10 bedrooms  …see more


18 Jun 2013

5/5

"A Picture Perfect Wedding"

We couldn't have found a more idyllic venue for our wedding. The chateau itself is beautifully decorated, and Rebecca gave us great recommendations for local vendors. In the week leading up to … More


12 Jun 2013

5/5

"Be careful. You may get what you wish for"

"Be careful, you may get what you wish for." Life is full of cruel and unjustified surprises. Anyone who's lived will tell you that. Except in this case. I recently wrote a book that was translate… More


13 Jan 2013

5/5

"Wonderful Medival Castel with modern amenities!"

Friends of mine from college decided to spend a weekend at La Commanderie. It was a delightful experience - each of us getting a large room with view onto the sprawling grounds. The chateau's proxim… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Vendee / Fontenay-le-Comte

Chateau / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 9

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £94 / night

£655 - £998 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
A Spacious gite situated in an annex of a 18th century chateau in a beautiful woodland surrounding ,perfect for a family holiday, long term stay ).Situated in the vendée,Close to the Puy du fou and the beautiful beaches of La faute , la Tranche sur mer or La Rochell  …see more


20 Mar 2014

5/5

"Friendly fantastic service"

Francoise and Mark are the nicest possible hosts. The location is lovely. Quiet and near good walking in unspoilt woodland. We had a fabulous time (1 week) and will be back.… More


18 Aug 2014

5/5

"DU PUR BONHEUR"

Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour L'accueil très chaleureux à notre arrivéee par les propriétaires Françoise et Mark Le gite correspondait au descriptif fait sur internet Endroit id… More


13 Jul 2014

5/5

"Séjour agréable et reposant"

Un grand merci à Françoise et Mark pour ce séjour au combien agréable. Nous avons eu la chance de séjourner dans le gite de 9 personnes. Atypique et très spacieux. Nous etions au calme, terasse … More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Biron / La Capelle Biron

Chateau / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 18

Very Good 4.5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £246 / night

£1716 - £3468 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Manor house , close to the Chateau of Biron ,private outdoor pool, children's pool,two golf greens and all weather tennis court . Barn with games.Consists of 3 separate houses, ideal for families, lots of privacy on 60 acres of private woodland with valley and stream.  …see more


30 Jul 2012

5/5

"Beautifull historical landhouse with lots of privacy and gorgeous surrounding"

We've stayed at this beautifull landhouse in spring 2012. The large woods, were we have spend several hours walking, are right in front of you. After a long day walking, the large swimmingpool is the … More


22 Jun 2012

5/5

"A magnificent property with everything you could want for a great vacation!"

We stayed at the Manoir de Montauriol for a week, wanting to get to know the Lot et Garonne and Dordogne regions, and for some serious relaxation. The location was perfect for us. Great chateaux, me… More


24 Oct 2012

4/5

"How a holidays is ment to be."

If you are looking for an atmospheric house with character and the possibility to play golf, swim or to make long walks on the property, we would strongly recommend a stay at Manoir de Montauriol. We… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Haute-Vienne / Journet

Chateau / 10 Bedrooms / sleeps 16

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £235 / night

£1643 - £3285 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Luxurious Chateau Jautrudon provides the perfect location for a family holiday in the french countryside. Located in its own 40 hectare park, close to all amenities with pool, tennis and caretaker onsite guarantees a trouble free vacation.  …see more


26 Jan 2015

5/5

"Wonderful Second Visit"

Having experienced such a wonderful holiday in 2012 we could not resist the temptation to return in 2014. Our recent holiday proved to be every bit as fabulous. Chateau Jautrudon is breathtakingly … More


19 Aug 2014

5/5

"Amazing place"

We were lucky enough to enjoy a whole week at the Chateau Jautrudon in July this year. As we drove through the corn field towards the woods that hide the chateau we were excited to see where we were… More


26 Apr 2014

5/5

"amazing chateau that built amazing memories"

Amazing place,better than photos!! The drive up takes your breath away and then again when you get inside!,everything in the chateau has been thought about carefully and tastefully from the duck egg b… More

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Braga District / Vieira do Minho

Chateau / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

7 Nights min stay

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from £188 / night

£1314 - £1606 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Romantic castle in a freestanding location with private pool 20x4 and beautiful panoramic views over the river and the mountains. In the countryside, in a quiet location. Plot of 15 hectares of vineyards. Holiday house on 3 levels with 250 m² floor area.  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Cote d'Or / Meursault

Chateau / 10 Bedrooms / sleeps 20

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £950 / night

£6650 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
An authentic 19th century Château in the heart of the famous Burgundy vineyard region, next to Beaune and Meursault. Nestling in a beautiful and natural 6 hectare park, the chateau provides character and charm in an ideal, tranquil location. The chateau provides cooki  …see more


17 Mar 2014

5/5

"Château Chic et traiteur de choc"

C’est ça la vie de château ! Un accueil chaleureux, un endroit sublime, un parc qui fait rêver, et Toma qui nous a servi des plats exquis ! L'exemple même du proprietaire qui tient à ce que tou… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Bearn / Gere-Belesten

Chateau / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £179 / night

£1250 - £2000 / week

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  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Wonderful accommodation, fabulous views and every imaginable activity on your doorstep. 40 mins drive from the historic University city of Pau and an hour and a half from the Atlantic coast  …see more


1 Jun 2015

5/5

"Gere Belesten - Amazing"

This is a beautiful Hunting Lodge surrounded by amazing views. Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Climbing, Skiing all within 20 minutes of the hunting lodge. The hill walking is the best I have ever experi… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Sarthe / Malicorne-sur-Sarthe

Chateau / 9 Bedrooms / sleeps 15

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £286 / night

£2000 - £9905 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Les Noes Blanches is a stunning white classic country chateau in the Loire Valley region of France. Only 20 minutes from the centre of le Mans, and under 5 hours from London by Eurostar, the house sleeps 14 people comfortably inside an estate of 450 acres of woodland.  …see more


10 Nov 2014

5/5

"ABSOLUTELY AMAZING !!"

I went down as part of a big birthday group of which it was perfect. The house has been modernised where needed but retains the most incredible features. It is Chateau in every sense of the word. … More


7 Nov 2014

5/5

"Picturesque French chateau to get away from it all!"

This place has everything! 20 mins from Le Mans circuit, beautiful countryside all around you. The house is a perfect blend of traditional architecture, vintage artwork (Le mans themed), rich and clas… More


6 Nov 2014

5/5

"A magical weekend in stunning surroundings"

We spent a long weekend at les noes blanches for a friends birthday and it was the perfect setting for a celebration with a group of friends. The house is grand but still very homely and full of chara… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Province of Macerata / Monte san Martino

Chateau / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £53 / night

£365 - £730 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 43 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
Our guests are those who flee from loneliness of the big city, you may want to write, paint or just relax, together with those who love, in the absence of an enchanted atmosphere. A way of life so ancient and so new. We were not aware of the existence of the Americas,an  …see more


10 Jul 2015

5/5

"No reservations, make a reservation!!!"

Palazzo Urbani is a spacious, beautifully appointed apartment with magnificent views over the surrounding countryside. It is very relaxing to sit on the spacious balcony and watch the village life in … More

Mr. Graham, thanks for everything. I am happy that you and your friends will be enjoyed at Palazzo Urbani. The aim ideal for this historic home is to meet people of the world as guests to discover the art, culture and traditions of the best Italian. Guests, not paying tourists. But this is not yet possible. The restorations to which you refer are long and expensive though exciting and that is why I thank you even more for your presence. You also have contributed to the recovery of a building of 1459. Thanks and you are always welcome. Best regards. Pierino


19 Jul 2015

5/5

"Best accommodation in Italy ever"

Ours was the most amazing arrival in many years of renting apartments and cottages in Italy. After parking right next to the huge medieval palazzo we entered the hallway and the owner opened the gate… More

Thanks dear Kees. receive on arrival who chose Palazzo Urbani to discover authentic Italy as guests and greet them on departure, as my friends is rewarding aspiration. Really thanks for everything. I hope to have you back here. Pierino.


1 Feb 2015

5/5

"Floating in the clouds"

We had a very memorable 8 days in Palazzo Urbani. If the view didn't take your breath away, the beautifully appointed apartment was amazing. All you could ask for was at your fingertips with regards… More

Thanks for your time and courtesy. Thanks for the nice words had against us, has been a real pleasure to have you here and will be come back whenever you want. Pierino Polentini

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Excellent 5/5 

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Lot-et-Garonne / Villeneuve-sur-Lot

Chateau / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £319 / night

£2227 - £2738 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Chateaux Trieux is THE perfect location when planning your special event or holiday. Wedding, honeymoon, or luxurious holiday, the list of ideas is endless, but our enthusiam to make your stay memorable is not. Our staff will turn your dream into a reality! Luxe luxe  …see more


13 Jun 2014

5/5

"Unparalleled Awe in Southwest France"

Chateau TRIEUX was a dream come true. This is where my (new) husband and I honeymooned and I cannot imagine a more ideal place to enjoy romance, seclusion and adventure than here at this 11th century … More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Allier / Arfeuilles

Chateau / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £152 / night

£1059 - £1351 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Chateau holiday rental (up to 10 pers.) + swimming pool (alarm present). Enjoy a relaxing holiday with family/group in a country Chateau (6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, diningroom/kitchen, enclosed garden) - Outdoor table tennis table available for €25 per stay (bats and b  …see more


31 May 2015

5/5

"Wonderful family holiday"

We have just returned from a truly special holiday at Chateau Arfeuilles. Our group comprised seven adults ranging from 35 to 70+, a four year old and eight month old baby. Staying at the Chateau i… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Finistere / Morlaix

Chateau / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 7

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £72 / night

£500 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Why not take a trip back in time with our beautiful French manoir? We have kept all its original, rustic features including beams, stone walls and flooring. Perfectly located near to Carantec beach and the magnificent Morlaix town. This is a beautiful family home so we  …see more


29 Jun 2015

5/5

"Beautiful House Full of Character"

Our group of 4 adults enjoyed every minute of our week's stay in Coatudual - a magnificent property, full of charm and character, spacious and well equipped, sympathetically decorated and with all mod… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Haute-Garonne / Latoue

Chateau / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £208 / night

£1450 - £1850 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
12th century chateau, former Donjon (keep), sleeps 12, 6 bedrooms (4 doubles, 2 twin) 4 bathrooms (2 ensuite). WiFi in all rooms. 20 acres of grounds that include mature trees, many species of birds, peaceful, tranquil, swimming pool, summer kitchen.  …see more


28 Aug 2014

5/5

"Chateau Floran"

This is a great place to get away from it all. Having its own pool, WiFi, big screen TV and modern kitchen. This is not roughing it, but enjoying comfort. If you need to do activity with younger peop… More


28 Jun 2015

5/5

"A Haven of Peace and Tranquility"

The most wonderful place to relax and unwind. Surrounded by nature and set in its own grounds, Chateau Floran is the perfect place to get away from it all. The house (parts of which date back to the… More


29 May 2015

5/5

"So relaxing..."

We spent a short break at Chateau Floran and found it to be the perfect antidote to busy life. A charming location, quite literally in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by trees and fields and with a … More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Ardennes / Sedan

Chateau / 8 Bedrooms / sleeps 15

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £230 / night

£1606 - £2811 / week

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  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Voyage dans l'Histoire de France dans un cadre exceptionnel, proche des grands axes de communication ( Autoroute A34, TGV pour Paris, aéroport de Luxembourg)  …see more


23 Jun 2014

5/5

"Romantic getaway"

We picked this chateau for our first wedding anniversary and were so happy with our choice! It was a trip back in time: sleeping in a baron's bed, learning the history of the chateau from the Roman ti… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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from £80 / night

£555 - £1380 / week

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Holiday chateau letting

Ardeche / Joyeuse

Chateau / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £80 / night

£555 - £1380 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Wonderful mansion / castle to rent on a weekly basis in South Ardèche near Vallon Pont d'Arc and the Gorges de l'Ardèche.  …see more


2 Jun 2014

5/5

"A wonderful stay !"

Gorgeous house, beautiful rooms. We loved the atmosphere of the house and the decoration was particularly fine. We strongly recommand the rooftop and its view ! Nous revenons !… More

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Province of Imperia / Pigna

Chateau / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £83 / night

£581 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Detached house with a maximum of privacy. The house is settled in a landscape garden filled with Olive trees, Cypresses and fields full of Lavender. There are 3 terraces in natural stone where you can enjoy outdoor living. there is a hot tube a barbecue a pizza oven .  …see more

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from £1930 / night

£13504 - £21533 / week

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Holiday chateau rental

Berlin / Spandau

Chateau / 9 Bedrooms / sleeps 16

2 Nights min stay

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from £1930 / night

£13504 - £21533 / 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
Spend your holidays in this castle and feel like king and queen. Your dream of a palace style celebration, reception and wedding can come true in this one-of-a-kind-mansion. It's the perfect place for corporate events, high-end presentations and premium exhibitions.  …see more

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Haute-Vienne / Saint-Sulpice-les-Feuilles

Chateau / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 7

3 Nights min stay

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from £112 / night

£780 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Chateau, mini, chateau, mansion house, peaceful, quiet, idyllic, nature, lake district, organic garden, orchard, park, Limousin, Haute Vienne, Creuse, Limoges, Berry, lakes, beaches, water-sports, swimming pool, bread oven, original features, UK TV, wifi, beautiful home  …see more

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from £308 / night

£2154 - £4344 / week

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Holiday chateau in Argentat

Correze / Argentat

Chateau / 8 Bedrooms / sleeps 20

1 night min stay

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from £308 / night

£2154 - £4344 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
This house is perfect for families, entertaining, weddings and special events. There is a 16 metre long salt water pool, designed to blend in with the surroundings and a large lake, with kayaking, canoeing and fishing facilities, only one kilometre away. Ideal for Hikin  …see more

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Viana do Castelo District / Lanhezes

Chateau / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 14

3 Nights min stay

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from £193 / night

£1351 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Antigo Solar, remodelado no século XVIII, adaptado ao conforto dos nossos dias. Hoje em dia é também por isso, com imenso gosto, que o Paço de Lanheses põe toda a grande e bem exposta ala oeste da casa à inteira disposição dos seus hóspedes.  …see more

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Gers / Condom

Chateau / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 15

1 night min stay

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from £397 / night

£2774 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Niché au cœur du Pays Gascon, un cadre enchanteur, un confort exceptionnel, donnez libre cours à vos Rêves, Prestations Rares… Ce château de famille n'est pas un hôtel, c'est un autre « Chez Soi ».  …see more

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Gers / Auch

Chateau / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 14

Min stay varies

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from £365 / night

£2555 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
The Chateau de Marteret is located in Southwest France in the foothills of the Pyrenees in the Gascony region on a 180-hectare estate with its own vineyard and fruit tree plantation. Le Marteret is suitable for a family holiday, business meetings as well as seminars. Th  …see more

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Condom / Larressingle

Chateau / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £230 / night

£1606 / week

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  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Gîte situé à l'aile Est du Château: 2 chambres doubles, 1 mezzanine avec lit twin, et un salon avec canapé lit, 1 cuisine équipée, 2 salles de bain et WC, 1 cheminée In the East wing of the Château : 2 doubles + 1 twin room in mezzanine, equiped kitchen, 2 bat  …see more

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Condom / Larressingle

Chateau / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

2 Nights min stay

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from £397 / night

£2774 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Rénové en 2014, ce gîte avec murs en pierre enduits à la chaux, très grand confort, cuisine équipée, vous apprécierez son calme Renovated in 2014, this gîte with stone walls with shalk paint, very nice comfort, fully equiped kitchen, you will enjoy its quietnes  …see more

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Cantal / Aurillac

Chateau / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 16

6 Nights min stay

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from £157 / night

£1095 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
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Gers / Condom

Chateau / 11 Bedrooms / sleeps 26

1 night min stay

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from £1648 / night

£11533 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
La vie de château pour un week-end, en vacances ou pour tout autre évènement, cadre propice à la détente, au romantisme, à la vie en famille, à la fête, venez ! For a week-end, holidays or any event, you are looking for quietness, romantism, family life of part  …see more

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Lot-et-Garonne / Seyches

Chateau / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

7 Nights min stay

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from £465 / night

£3250 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 151 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Le Bouge is in a relaxing location yet large retail stores & weekly markets are all within a 15 minute drive. There are plenty of dining options as you are at the doorstep of fine wine and foie gras country. Horse riding, tennis, fishing, golf, flying all nearby Cots av  …see more

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from £105 / night

£730 - £1168 / week

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Holiday chateau in Sers

Charente / Sers

Chateau / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

2 Nights min stay

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from £105 / night

£730 - £1168 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Charming historic chateau with large private heated pool, enclosed garden, stunning view at 1mn walk to the shop . Perfect for families with children. . The chateau's large estate is fully enclosed and accessed by large wooden gates.  …see more

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from £835 / night

£5840 - £6205 / week

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Tours holiday chateau rental

Loire Valley / Tours

Chateau / 9 Bedrooms / sleeps 18

7 Nights min stay

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from £835 / night

£5840 - £6205 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Châteaufort is close to many vineyards and large chateaux open to the public: a perfect base to explore the beauty and history of the Loire Valley. Many bedrooms are actually luxury suites.  …see more

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Bearn / Sauveterre-de-Bearn

Chateau / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 18

7 Nights min stay

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from £450 / night

£3150 - £4000 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
French Country Chateau in secure garden with heated swimming pool and private parking. About 40 minutes to beaches at Biarritz or mountains in the Pyrenees. Private access to river. Area renowned for outdoor activities, spectacular scenery, gastronomy and history. The  …see more

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Tarn-et-Garonne / Castelsagrat

Chateau / 8 Bedrooms / sleeps 19

2 Nights min stay

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from £722 / night

£5053 - £8787 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Next to the 13th century fortified village of Castelsagrat, Chateau Castelsagrat is a beautiful 19th century chateau in the Southern Quercy region. It is perfect for a family holiday or celebrating a special occasion offering, style, space and comfort.  …see more

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from £482 / night

£3369 - £5492 / week

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Chateau rental in Carlux

Dordogne / Carlux

Chateau / 14 Bedrooms / sleeps 28

2 Nights min stay

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from £482 / night

£3369 - £5492 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Chateau des Granges is situated in 7 acres of stunning parkland. It is filled with an array of exotic trees and bird life, in the picturesque Town of Souillac, resting on the banks of the Dordogne River. This boutique style chateau offers a very high standard of accommo  …see more

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from £1365 / night

£9550 - £13900 / week

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Holiday chateau rental

Dordogne / Lanouaille

Chateau / 13 Bedrooms / sleeps 29

2 Nights min stay

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from £1365 / night

£9550 - £13900 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
In the heart of Perigord Vert in the Dordogne, lies our magnificent 19th Century Chateau Isly. Built in 1840, it has recently been refurbished to the highest standard of luxury. Each room has been carefully decorated with traditional colours and wallpaper.  …see more

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Maine et Loire / Saumur

Chateau / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 14

2 Nights min stay

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from £390 / night

£2725 - £3145 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Ideally situated for exploring the delights of the Loire valley. This fabulous holiday chateau is set in lush and extensive grounds. It can accommodate 14 guests and offers an impressive swimming pool, a secure walled garden and a large terrace ideal for entertaining.  …see more

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Ardeche / Saint Michel de Boulogne

Chateau / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 15

2 Nights min stay

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from £309 / night

£2159 - £2568 / week

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Key info:

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Chateau De Baloigne sits in the popular Ardeche region and for those seeking comfort, character and style, this medieval castle is the perfect choice ! Guest can swim in a nearby river 100 m from the chateau.  …see more

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Tarn / Lempaut

Chateau / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £177 / night

£1234 - £1542 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
The Chateau de Cougoreux is a breathtaking Renaissance Château complex. The Western Building of the chateau sleeps up to 6 people and forms a vital part of the Chateau estate. There is a 20 meter heated pool and private chateau grounds.  …see more

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Herault / Autignac

Chateau / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 11

1 night min stay

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from £204 / night

£1426 - £3200 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
In the parish of Autignac surrounded by vine-clad hillsides and mountain streams, this former windmill at the heart of a wine-producing domaine has been completely restored to the highest standards. The Chateau de Chiffre comes complete with private pool.  …see more

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