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Going on holiday and visiting some of the best beaches in Europe really makes for a fantastic time. The great thing is that you can even find some holiday villas and cottages nearby, so getting plenty of sun, sea and sand every day is a given.


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(59) Excellent 

17

Holiday castle in Kilmarnock

East Ayrshire / Kilmarnock

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Scottish Castle history laird self-catering countryside mountain bike walking fly fishing trout daffodils bluebells<br />Castle is on a 600 acre private estate, with mountain bike trails, woodland walk, trout fishery with cafe.  …see more

from £364 / night

£1970 - £3650 / week

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from £364 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday castle in Dover

Kent / Dover

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Our own private castle!” The Gatehouse at Dover was the perfect location for our Valentine's Day getaway. Beautifully decorated and very cozy, it made a wonderful couple's retreat. It is also ideally located, with an easy and convenient walk to both  …see more

from £65 / night

£375 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

66

Castle rental in Meslay-du-Maine

Mayenne / Meslay-du-Maine

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
**JUST NAMED ONE OF THE TIMES' TOP 20 CHATEAUX HOLIDAYS! Live a fairytale dream in this 19th century romantic castle (sleeps up to 12 -- Please inquire for the possibility of extra guests) with its own private lake, swimming pool set within a formal rose garden, a  …see more

from £500 / night

£2800 - £5300 / week

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from £500 / night

(4) Excellent 

27

Holiday castle with swimming pool in Celra

Province of Girona / Celra

7 14 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Swimming pool
Enjoy your own private castle with an intimate, inviting atmosphere and laid-back way of living. Perfectly suited to travelers wanting to spark their imagination with a sense of place and contact with locals. The castle is adjacent to a nature reserve with lush rollin  …see more

from £49 / night

£4783 - £5218 / week

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from £49 / night

(6) Excellent 

25

Holiday castle in Pagkia

Laconia Region / Pagkia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“This was a fabulous place to stay!” We truly enjoyed our stay in this Mani Castle. To be living in an ancient but modernized place was magical. The owners very generously left our refrigerator stocked with wine, beer, olive oil and watermelon (to nam  …see more

from £69 / night

£479 - £1011 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Excellent 

29

Province of Pisa / Palaia

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

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from £44 / night

£305 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Very Good 

49

Ripoll holiday castle rental

Province of Girona / Ripoll

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
If you want to enjoy nature and all its possibilities, such as horse riding, skiing, climbing, hiking, biking or just for your peace of mind royally, we offer the possibility of doing Llaés Castle!<br />Si quieres disfrutar de la naturaleza y todas sus posi  …see more

from £117 / night

£521 / week

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from £117 / night

25

Holiday castle rental

Province of Rome / Marino

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
This mansion, located in Marino, is ideal for 10 vacationers. It offers 4 bedrooms, an enclosed garden and WiFi. The lounge is perfect for unwinding after a day of exploration. Curl up on the comfortable sofa and enjoy a good book in front of the fireplace or take adva  …see more

from £210 / night

£1321 - £2014 / week

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from £210 / night

16

Haute-Saone / Lure

8 20 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £435 / night

£3044 / week

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from £435 / night

(7) Very Good 

15

Holiday castle in Penzance

Cornwall / Penzance

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The Garden Apartment is a lovely 2 bedroom apartment sleeping 4 in the fascinating Grade II listed, 18th Century, Acton Castle. It is located near the small rural hamlet of Rosudgeon, surrounded by farmland with stunning sea views across Penzance bay to St Michael'  …see more

from £100 / night

£328 - £1091 / week

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from £100 / night

4

Province of Naples / Vico Equense

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £61 / night

£392 / week

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from £61 / night

(4) Excellent 

24

Lake Maggiore / Castelletto sopra Ticino

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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from £79 / night

£461 / week

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from £79 / night

(2) Excellent 

22

Holiday castle rental

North Brabant Province / Tilburg

5 13 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This romantic castle villa is situated in an exceptionally beautiful setting, on the edge of a nature reserve with hiking and biking trails through woods, but also within walking distance (750meter) of the friendly Burgundian village square "The Lind". Bea  …see more

from £153 / night

£1040 - £1666 / week

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from £153 / night

(1) Excellent 

27

Holiday castle in Bouilhonnac

Aude / Bouilhonnac

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
Boasting an idyllic location near the banks of the Canal du Midi, this exceptional holiday mansion combines rustic charm with modern amenities and plenty of space for 8-10 holidaymakers.  …see more

from £353 / night

£1858 - £2457 / week

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from £353 / night

14

Holiday castle accommodation

Seine-Maritime / Grandcourt

11 26 Min stay varies

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
Le Chateau de la Vallee is idyllically set in beautiful rolling countryside.next to the beautiful Forest of Eu and nestling on the edge of the pretty village of Grandcourt. It is divided into two halves each sleeping up to 10 (4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in each wing) w  …see more

from £371 / night

£1855 - £3755 / week

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from £371 / night

(2) Excellent 

16

Otranto holiday castle rental

Province of Lecce / Otranto

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Romantic and Historic apartment in front of the Castle of Otranto and the sea. Salento Italy  …see more

from £314 / night

£696 - £2174 / week

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from £314 / night

(3) Excellent 

16

Saint-Pierre-Eglise holiday castle rental

Saint-Pierre-Eglise / Tocqueville

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Nested in a 19th century English style park, designed by Alexis de Tocqueville's wife Mary, the Château de Tocqueville was built successively in the 16th, 18th and 19th centuries. You will discover one of the most beautiful and historical regions of France, w  …see more

from £522 / night

£3392 - £3914 / week

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from £522 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

Pagkia holiday castle rental

Laconia Region / Pagkia

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Friendly, cosy, clean, authentic castle!” We spent a week in Petrongonas Castle in August 2013 and had a wonderful holiday far away from the tourist scene! The castle has plenty of space, is tastefully furnished and decorated with emphasis on cos  …see more

from £70 / night

£479 - £522 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

29

Pisa holiday castle rental

Province of Pisa / Pisa

1 3 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely apartment in a wonderful villa near Pisa” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a pristine apartment in this ancient villa which is undergoing renovation in stages, and is a remarkable tribute to the owners. It was a delight to be there. The own  …see more

from £105 / night

£679 - £740 / week

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from £105 / night

(4) Excellent 

53

Amalfi Coast / Positano

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

 …see more

from £1044 / night

£7305 / week

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from £1044 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Castle accommodation in Petite Calivigny with swimming pool

St. George's / Petite Calivigny

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Circular tower in the style of a traditional Caribbean windmill for crushing sugar cane. Four poster bed. Swimming pool. Outside kitchen. Luxury furnishings. Fantastic panoramic views of the sea and mountains.<br />We advise hiring a car although many guests have  …see more

from £200 / night

£1300 / week

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from £200 / night

(14) Excellent 

30

Holiday castle in Holt

Norfolk / Holt

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect accommodation for our stay on the North Norfolk Coast” The property we stayed in was large and spacious with beautifully finished and very well equipped kitchen and bathrooms. The dining room was large as was the comfortable lounge. We receive  …see more

from £440 / night

£1299 - £1999 / week

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from £440 / night

24

Holiday castle in Courtenay

Loiret / Courtenay

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
Grande et belle maison sur grand terrain pour 10 personnes avec 5 Chambres, Grande cuisine entièrement équipée, Salle à manger/Séjour, 2 salles d'eau, 2 Salons, 2 toilettes indépendantes, - Parc privé de 3300 m²  …see more

from £244 / night

£1305 / week

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from £244 / night

(6) Excellent 

20

Holiday castle with swimming pool, tennis court in Passignano Sul Trasimeno

Province of Perugia / Passignano Sul Trasimeno

7 13 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“lovely umbrian countryside weekend escape” We had experienced the borga castle over a past weekend escape to the umbrian countryside. Conveniently located between the lake and Perugia which offers a wide variety of different day trip options and local  …see more

from £957 / night

£6957 / week

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from £957 / night

(11) Excellent 

39

Holiday castle in Pisa

Province of Pisa / Pisa

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“The perfect base for discovering Tuscany” We cannot express enough our gratitude to our hosts for all of the help that they provided us with from the moment we arrived, especially with booking us, (non Italian speaking), into the local restaurant, (no  …see more

from £87 / night

£540 - £600 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Very Good 

25

Holiday castle with golf nearby in Cupar

Fife / Cupar

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
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from £286 / night

£2000 - £3500 / week

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from £286 / night

(1) Very Good 

8

Ancona holiday castle rental

Province of Ancona / Ancona

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about pets
The charming interior, the 13th century arches and walls make Il Castello di Dante the ideal place to immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of this unique land.  …see more

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(1) Excellent 

56

Saint-Valery-en-Caux holiday castle rental

Seine-Maritime / Saint-Valery-en-Caux

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
A sprawling estate containing a pond, private stables and an apple orchard in addition to other scenic views make Manor de Vertot the picture-perfect holiday retreat, combining historic architecture with luxurious interior furnishings. The house is classified as a histo  …see more

from £329 / night

£2004 - £4255 / week

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from £329 / night

49

Holiday castle in Faggeto Lario

Lake Como / Faggeto Lario

4 10 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
The Tower Of Palanzo is a construction of the 17. century built on a military outpost of the 13. Century. The Watchtower is part of the castle walls and the only remaining structure of the outpost. The building is a protected monument and under national preservation ord  …see more

from £740 / night

£5174 / week

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from £740 / night

11

Vaucluse / Althen-des-Paluds

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

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(1) Excellent 

17

Holiday castle rental

Province of Girona / Viladamat

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
This is a Castel builded between the XVI and XVII centuries. At that time it was a fortification of the Empuries Compter, later on it became a farmland and currently is owned by a Catalan family.The place is sorrounded by the beautiful area of Alt Empurdà  …see more

from £125 / night

£870 - £1044 / week

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from £125 / night

15

Calgary holiday castle rental

Isle of Mull / Calgary

8 16 7 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Calgary Castle is a spacious, historic building, dating from about 1775, offering comfortable, warm accommodation. Overlooking the stunning white sands of Calgary bay the castle it is surrounded by approximately 48 acres of woods and a beautiful private walled garden.  …see more

from £332 / night

£2320 - £3580 / week

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from £332 / night

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Province of Lecce / Minervino di Lecce

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £96 / night

£670 / week

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from £96 / night

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Province of Viterbo / Ronciglione

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

 …see more

from £87 / night

£609 - £2131 / week

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from £87 / night

21

Province of Novara / Borgomanero

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden

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from £83 / night

£579 / week

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from £83 / night

(4) Very Good 

64

Holiday castle with swimming pool in Pomarance

Pomarance / Rogheta

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very nice house” Nice house, incredible wiews. The gravel road to the house was a bit bumpy and took a while...If you like a pieceful place and dont mind it take a while to get to the civilization you will be very satisfied with this place.  …see more

from £522 / night

£2435 - £3783 / week

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from £522 / night

21

Holiday castle with golf nearby in Cork

County Cork / Cork

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This property is unique due to it's location in spectacular West Cork. It has a mixture of a luxurious and rustic ambiance as there is a lack of bedrooms and bathrooms. The roof terrace is the best viewing spot to gaze at the islands and beautiful sunsets. The tra  …see more

from £174 / night

£870 - £1114 / week

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from £174 / night

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Holiday castle in St Martin de Riberac

Riberac / St Martin de Riberac

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Chateau with Chef and Maid service ideal for 16 people. Why choose a self catering venue when the food at the Chateau costs the same. Beautiful gardens, private heated pool, close to a an amazing white sandy beach and 5 mins from a market town. WiFI, walled property.  …see more

from £600 / night

£3000 - £6508 / week

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from £600 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday castle in Bali

Rethymnon Prefecture / Bali

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Unique and Beautiful Hidden Gem” Staying in the castle is a one-of-a-kind experience. The castle is a work of art, the grounds are well-maintained, the pool is wonderful, and the views are unbelievable. This is the only place to stay if you choose to  …see more

from £70 / night

£487 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Very Good 

49

Aude / Mas-Saintes-Puelles

7 17 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £305 / night

£2174 / week

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from £305 / night