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Excellent 5/5 

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Spoleto / Silvignano

Tower / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £73 / night

£511 - £1022 / week

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  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
The Tower (120 sqm) is a X Century watching military tower. Ideal accommodation for a family of 4 or 5 persons or 2 couples travelling togheter. 2 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens (1 with fireplace), 2 living area and a Roof Terrace overlooking the valley The  …see more


16 Aug 2014

5/5

"Living in History"

A warm welcome from Alberto and Diana was followed by a freshly baked cake, milk, cereal and other supplies in the larder. Diana is a fountain of information on Spoleto and places to visit in Umbria.… More


23 Jun 2014

5/5

"Great Place to Stay"

Le Logge di Silvignano Tower is, indeed, a tower in the small village of Silvignano. The village is very picturesque, affording great views of the valley below. The interior of the tower is ve… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Charente / Brossac

Tower / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £33 / night

£227 - £333 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Looking for slightly "quirky" holiday accomodation in Charente? Just for two, located at the heart of the historic village of Brossac, the Tower House is situated within the walled grounds of our own nineteenth century house.  …see more


22 Jul 2015

5/5

"Brilliant place from which to explore the region"

A warm welcome from Susan and Dennis to a really quirky little place located bang in the centre of Brossac. There was everything you could need in the Tower, which was very clean and well organised. W… More

We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the area as delightful as we do!


14 Aug 2015

5/5

"Peace &tranquility!"

My partner and I stayed at the Tower house just a few weeks ago. We were welcomed by Susan & Dennis, who were very informative throughout our stay & the wonderful shadow...who I'm sure would have tal… More


3 Sep 2013

5/5

"Relaxing and peaceful - a hidden gem!"

My husband and I were looking for a quiet and relaxing place to holiday somewhere in Southern France where we could chill out and unwind. We found The Tower House and it was perfect. The accommodatio… More

We're pleased you had a relaxing time and thank you for your positive remarks.

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Province of Siena / Siena

Tower / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

2 Nights min stay

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from £105 / night

£730 - £949 / week

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  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Il Nido D'Arbia,antica torre del 1700 giardino e piscina privati, wifi a 8 Km dalla città Siena. Tradizioni, storia, arte, alimentazione, tutto sarà predisposto per farvi passare una vacanza serena godendo della bellezza che vi circonderà. Affittiamo la torre anche  …see more

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Excellent 5/5 

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Scottish Borders / Eyemouth

Tower / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £172 / night

£1200 - £1305 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
A recently-renovated large holiday house sleeping 8-10 in the Scottish Borders. Historic tower house – perfect for family and group holidays and exploring the Borders and North Northumberland  …see more


21 Sep 2014

5/5

"Ideal get away for a large group"

We went to Linthill for a long weekend with two other families. Lovely house, very comfortable - the photos don't really do it justice. Well situated for the attractions in the area.… More


16 Apr 2013

5/5

"Old Linthill in Eyemouth"

My husband, myself, our three daughters, their partners, my two grandsons and our Border Terrier, Davey, spent the Easter week at Old Linthill, 5 minutes drive from Eyemouth. The 5 bedroomed house was… More


3 Jan 2013

5/5

"Great house in a beautiful location"

As a family of 6 adults and 4 children we have just spent New Year at Old Linthill. The house is in a beautiful setting, very comfortable and every room tastefully decorated and very warm and cosy. Id… More

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Gironde / Dieulivol

Tower / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £72 / night

£500 - £1022 / week

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  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
A comfortable pigeon tower with 2 bedrooms with en-suites and stunning views across the valley. There is a private sunny terrace and a large pool shared with the owners. The tower has central heating which can be enjoyed all year around.  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Province of Arezzo / Sansepolcro

Tower / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £44 / night

£307 - £435 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
Romantic medieval tower. Secluded hideaway in the Tuscan hills. Close to shops, museums, art and culture.  …see more


18 Aug 2015

5/5

"Einzigartig-Außergewöhnlich!!!!!!!!"

Man wohnt in einer echten Burg, hat einen riesigen Pool und ist von den toskanischen Bergen umgeben. Die Besitzerin, Janne, gibt gute Tips, hilft wo sie kann. Der perfekte Ort, um zurückgezogen, den … More


13 Feb 2015

5/5

"A truly Grand Design"

This was one of the places that we were looking forward to staying in the most! we had seen its reconstruction on Channel Four Grand Designs. The owners rebuilt a ruin and spared no expense or time. I… More


29 Sep 2014

5/5

"What a wonderful location for a holiday"

I stayed at the tower for a week with my wife. We had a fantastic time, the castle is just a fantastic spot to spend a holiday and the tower a great place for a couple. We enjoyed taking our breakfast… More

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from £114 / night

£795 - £1500 / week

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Perth and Kinross / Crieff

Tower / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

2 Nights min stay

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from £114 / night

£795 - £1500 / week

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  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Luxury 5 stars self catering Crieff, Perthshire, private garden, high ceilings. great location  …see more

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Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

Tower / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

2 Nights min stay

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from £293 / night

£2050 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
A place of exceptional beauty and peace; a perfect hideaway for up to four persons, accessible yet private, ancient, yet with every modern comfort and surrounded on all sides with breathtaking scenery. A place where eagles soar, stags roam and romantic Royal connections  …see more

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Pollensa / Pollensa Town

Tower / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

6 Nights min stay

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from £74 / night

£515 - £1089 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms) 2 bathrooms Private pool walking distance to Pollensa old Town New stone house Secure car Parking  …see more

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Var / Le Beausset

Tower / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

2 Nights min stay

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from £50 / night

£350 - £900 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
La Daby is a magical, tranquil, and fun place to have a holiday. The houses can be rented separately, as they have their own terraces and privacy surrounded by pine trees; or rented together. This works well if you are a group of families or friends. Four Peaceful House  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Perth and Kinross / Pitlochry

Tower / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £96 / night

£670 - £1035 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Wake up somewhere special in your own romantic castle. This unique holiday home, with a fourposter in the master bedroom, is set by itself beside the River Tummel with views to Schiehallion. Sleeps 8 and pets welcome. Ideal for families or friends. East Lodge has  …see more


28 Jul 2013

5/5

"Picturesque castle gatehouse with family space and centrally located for touring Scotland."

We spent one week at the East Lodge. As a family of 5 (parents and three young adult children), we found the quiet location provided the downtime we needed to rest and spend time together in a beautif… More


27 Jul 2013

5/5

"Very cosy, luxury and atmospheric estate in a fantastic environment"

When we (parents and 4 children; 20,18,16 and 10) arrived at the estate everybody was surprised about the facilities. The luxury, the typical atmosphere of all the rooms and the space was fabulous. Ev… More


26 May 2013

5/5

"As God in Scotland"

Scotland is synonymous with tranquility, time, nature and super friendly people. With four motor tourists we spent a week in this beautiful burgher house. For the occasion we called it 'Old East Lodge… More

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