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Enjoy your own private castle with an inviting and relaxed 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 pristine nature reserve yet within walking distance to …see more
This Grade II listed, mini Gothic castle was built in 1850 and is now a fairy-tale holiday home. It is believed to have been built as the gate house for the officers accommodation for the Dover Castle Garrison who were housed in an impressive crescent of homes in Victor …see more
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 a… More
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. You booked a long time ahead to secure the Valentines weekend and it is so nice to hear that the Gate House lived up to expectations as the perfect romantic cottage.
“Wow, wow, wow”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2013
This place is a jewel, a wonderful and unusual property. We went at Christmas and Michelle kindly put up tasteful decorations for us. It made our Christmas. The property is warm and has loads of chara… More
Many thanks for your kind words Lea. I'm so glad you enjoyed your Christmas at the Gate House and hope we can welcome you back sometime very soon. Best regards, Michelle.
Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Built in 1565, the Irishman's Tower is an idyllic rural retreat and the perfect base for exploring the richness and diversity of local Lancashire countryside, food and culture.The Tower occupies one of the former garrisons that interrupt the ramparts at the front o …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Steeped in history, visited by both Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, this home has character and charm. It is an exceptionally interesting “B” listed castle. Sympathetically restored by its current owners, it provides a magical yet welcoming and comfor …see more
An authentic, fully furnished, recently renovated castle with great views.Around 2 centuries ago, our grandparents decided to build a castle for their winter stays and to protect themselves from enemies, from the war. On the ground floor you can find the olive press tha …see more
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 emphas… More
“More than paradise, Mani is something else!”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2012
I didn't imagine such a lovely place. These were my first hollidays outside France with my children, and they ask me when we were on the ferry back to Italy and then France, when we are back to the c… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to have you in Greece.Our castle is always open for you.
Villa Vigna Contarena is a spectacular property, which has belonged to the family for several generations. It is cherished as a family home, and has been the centerpiece of a large agricultural estate still in operation today.The villa's origins date to the 16th ce …see more
If you wish to spend a holiday in the magnificient Italian 16th century, Vigna Contarena is the place.
I staied there with friend and enjoyed the amazing athmosphere that only such an historic place … More
Thank You for your nice words!
“A cozy, enchanting villa with striking landscapes and amazing location!”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2013
I visited Vigna Conarena with a small group of friends and was absolutely enchanted with Este and the villa! It's the perfect place for visiting Verona and Venice while getting a feeling for old Italy… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Relax in luxury in the Scottish Borders and have the run of your very own mansion house within 10 acre private grounds. Close to Edinburgh and Glasgow . Exclusive use for only you and your guests. Can be staffed on request. Toftcombs is a truly delightful, classic cou …see more
I stayed at the mansion house to celebrate my 30th birthday along with 22 other people. Everything was perfect, the communication from Clare from start to end was helpful, patient, clear and concise. … More
“50th birthday celebration”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
On celebrating my 50th birthday Toftcombs gave us all 23 guest a very unique experience that made us all feel very special. Phil and Claire (proprietors) made us feel very welcome showing us around be… More
“Gracious Scotland Living”
Reviewed 26 Apr 2012
We traveled with three generations of four families and Toftcombs was the perfect home for our two week stay in Scotland. The grounds are lovely and the house is magnificent.
Situated in a beautifu… More
Craufurdland Castle is one of the oldest in Scotland, in same family for nearly 800 years. Set in 600 acres of stunning Ayrshire countryside surrounded by woodlands. The 6 double bedrooms are all unique and beautiful, the Georgian Drawing room stunning with spectacula …see more
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
In the middle of one of the largest nature parks in Germany (Naturpark Altmühltal) is an authentic, small hunting castle, where the real Pappenheimers (who does not ... know them) have lived. In this special atmosphere and beautiful surroundings there are four holidayh …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
The Apartment housed in the historic and prestigious 13th century castle Castel Ferretti, is situated 5 minutes away from Ancona airport, Adriatic beaches and opposite to the bus stop. Connected by bus to Ancona airport(5 minutes away), port, station, Ancona's city …see more
MAGNIFICENT 18th century CASTLE IN THE HEART OF NORMANDYTENNIS COURT20 beds in the castlePossibility of sleeping for 10 additional persons in the apartments of the Orangerie and the Moat HouseThe Haras du Buat is a nice property built in the eighteenth century, with its …see more
This new modern castle offers you a lot of room and luxoury at the east side of a lake where you can sit by the pool and enjoy the colorful sunset over the lake mirrored from the waves in the water . This place is ideal for relaxing holidays and to explore the rives, la …see more
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An authentic, fully furnished, just recently renovated traditional castle with great views.
Around 2 centuries ago, our grandparents decided to build a castle for their winter stays and to protect themselves from rivalries …see more
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 wat… More
Thank you for your review. It really means a lot knowing that you had a great time at our castle. We try our best. We hope to seeing you again in the near future as the property is great for all year round!
“lovely castle, peaceful location”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2013
Well what to say if you want quirky and peace full this is the place to go ! Mani is an amazing place in Greece its full of architecture and history but with the added bonus of these mini style castle… More
Dear Matt many thanks for your kind review. As you were our first guest in the castle, you will always stay in our hearts. Hope to see you again on our castle.
1680 Scottish mansion set in 140 acre estate that dates back to 1492. The 13 bedroom house has been extensively restored and now provides extremely comfortable, relaxing accommodation in a beautiful, unique setting 15 miles west of Aberdeen on the banks of the river Uri …see more
Stayed for the weekend with the family to celebrate my son's 40th birthday. Three generations, ten of us age ranging from 9 to sixties. We were in the guest wing which sleeps ten and was very comforta… More
Child friendly ; Car essential; Pet friendly;
This sixteenth century castle, which sleeps 8 adults and 2 children, is sited between Glasgow and Edinburgh overlooking the Ochil hills. It is rustic in style with stone floors, vaulted ceilings, stone clad walls and wood panelling throughout. Set on 3 floors, with the …see more
Winner of Norfolk's Best Self Catering Accommodation in the EDP Tourism Awards 2015. The Castle is a Grade II listed Regency Castellated House boasting high ceilings and comfortable accommodation on 2 floors. Enormous well equipped kitchen with table to seat 16 and uti …see more
Spent Christmas at the Grove for three night with extended family of 16. Well catered for and everything you required was provided.
Furniture and fittings were very nice and the grounds including a w… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us and we're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much that you're thinking about returning next year. Alison
“Perfect accommodation for our stay on the North Norfolk Coast”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2015
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 received a very war… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our holiday cottage, so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Alison
Situated in Strathlachlan on the shores of Loch Fyne, Argyll and about 1 hour 15 min drive from Glasgow Airport Castle Lachlan is a great holiday location both for families and groups of friends.Our setting and surroundings makes Castle Lachlan a very attractive setting …see more
Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Little seaside castle hidden in the heart of Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland, surrounded by breathtaking views overlooking the Inner Hebridean Islands of Jura, Scarba, Shuna and the Gulf of Corryvrekan. We offer the full house for large groups of family or friends …see more
Standing just to the west of Fettercairn, Balbegno Castle offers luxurious, friendly and authentically Scottish self-catering accommodation for up to 13 people. It is also a beautiful setting for larger gatherings or a wedding.Guests at Balbegno Castle have access to Fa …see more
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. From the Cas …see more
Specchia borgo medioevale del salento, splendido appartamento nel castello Risolo, dispone di una camera con letto a baldacchino, bagno con vasca, soggiorno con divano letto, ampio terrazzo, ambiente climatizzato. La località si trova nel cuore del salento a pochi km d …see more
Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential; Ask about pets;
This charming little tower lies within the ancient stone walls of a historic castle in the green heart of Umbria, just over half an hour from the Saint Francis of Assisi Umbrian International Airport of Perugia-Assisi.
Restored in a contemporary style with full kitchen, …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
The castle has been restored to it's former authentic glory using the same techniques and materials as the original 16th century builders. The rooms are larger and the stairs wider than in most of the known square tower-houses.Modern comforts have been incorporated …see more
Belforte Castle is a fabulous villa,close to the city center with a lovely view on Florence. My husband and I spent an unforgettable week visiting the wonders of the city and relaxing in the quiet tha… More
thanks a lot
Reviewed 31 Jan 2016
With my husband we spent 2 weeks in august 2015 in this outstanding location. We had the honor of being the first guests in this property! We were looking for a hidden retreat where to unplug from str… More
Thanks Barbara I hope to see you soon
“a gorgeus week in a castle in Florence hills”
Reviewed 2 Feb 2016
we loved this beautiful mansion 15 minutes away from the center of florence. the location is beautiful and has a beautiful view of the center of florence city. the house is freshly renovated with mode… More
Child friendly ; Car essential; Pet friendly;
Stunning 16th Century Castle in the Central Scottish Highlands with a stonepike staircase and vaulted kitchen commanding stunning views of Grantown. Comfortable accommodation to a high standard spread over four floors, sleeping up to 6 adults and 4 children (in two bun …see more
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". Beautif …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
Enter through the ancient iron gates of Chateau Gerard, you find yourself before a historical Country Chateau set in Yonne village of Chatel Gerard.
Upon entering the Chateau, you find yourself in the Mirrored entrance hall & Spiral stairs accessing all leve …see more
Glentruim Castle has been beautifully extended and fully renovated to create an intimate atmosphere that is welcoming throughout the year. Offering spacious rooms with great attention to style and detail yet still retaining many of its original features it is the ideal …see more
We stayed at Glentruim with family and friends to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. It was fantastic. The castle is beautiful, unspoilt and homely, you can feel the warmth of the place as soon as … More
“THE BEST BIRTHDAY BASH IN THE MOST AMAZING CASTLE”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2013
Returned to Glentruim for a Special Birthday!
The Comfort, Space, Hot-tub, Cinema room, Log fires and Scenery are all fantastic.
13 girls spent 3 nights at this amazing Castle. The beauty of stayin… More
Thank you for your great review. Glentruim is a beautiful place and we are delighted that all of our guests enjoy it as much as we do. Our aim is to provide excellent accommodation and a warm and welcoming environment in which our guests feel totally relaxed and at home, and to create special memories that will live with them forever more. The fact that you are a repeat customer several times over speaks volumes. Thanks and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
“Think of an amazing, beautiful castle and multiply by 50”
Reviewed 20 May 2013
Glentrium Castle was out of this world, incredible. I have never in my life stayed in such an amazing self catering accommodation, let alone a castle! It is a beautiful castle, very large, but not sca… More
Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
Fanningstown Castle is a romantic, gothic style castle parts of which date from the 12th Century nestling among dairy farms in the heart of Ireland's Golden Vale farming region. It has been beautifully & lovingly restored over the years & is now a wonderful …see more
It's a very emotional place in which you can relax body, mind and you can feel your soul.
The old Castle of Gaiche has been very well restored 14 years ago and now is a luxury private property. Gaiche merits to be remembered not only for its historical vicissitudes bu …see more
This property is a 2 bedroom apartment within the beautifully refurbished 11th Century castle of Gaiche, The castle is accessed by driving 1.6km up a fairly steep winding road. The location is quiet… More
“Such a beautiful setting: the perfect place to relax whilst the children have fun exploring.”
Reviewed 9 Oct 2012
The apartment is very well appointed, and stylishly decorated and furnished. The kitchen is small but quite adequate and contained everything necessary for a week's stay. It was clean, comfortable and… More
“A haven of peace and quiet”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2012
The castle is in an excellent setting high up offering superb all round views.The accomodation is tastefully decorated and very well equiped and comfortable.The position of Gaiche is convenient for si… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Not suitable for children;
Enjoy the magic of living in a historic house, and in the very heart of Tuscany. Villa Di Lupo Parra opens its doors and welcomes you in the seductive atmosphere of its beautiful apartments for a holiday of culture and good life. Don't miss the pleasure to learn the …see more
I would like to recommend Villa Parra and in particular at the "three centuries of art" apartment as my family and I had a very pleasant stay there. Both Donatella and her husband were very kind and … More
“Our Tuscan home from home”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2012
My family and I have just come back form holiday form this truly beautiful place.
We have two daughters, 6 and 13 and they loved every minute of their stay.
It was a truly unique experience. Donate… More
Thank you for yur prompt and kind review of your stay in the castle. I am happy to read that you got the feel of the house and the friendly atmoshere of living in Tuscany.
You have seen many places, but there are further beautiful sites to visit in the area; see you soon!!
“A little touch of heaven”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2012
Our stay at the Villa di Lupo was wonderful. Donatella and Antonio are magnificent hosts. Their love of the historic value of the villa is evident every time they speak of the villa. The restoration … More
Thank you so much for getting the feel of the house and sharing our love for the villa and its story. We look forward to welcoming you again soon at villa Di Lupo Parra
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
The castle Wasserburg is situated 45 km west of Vienna, the capital of Austria. Nearby is the Danube valley "Wachau", with its famous vineyards, monasteries, castles and small old villages - one of the most beautiful parts of the country and perfect for sights …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
In the fifteenth century the castle was constructed as a wedding gift for Princess Mary, the eldest daughter of James II of Scotland upon her marriage to Thomas Boyd the Earl of Arran.What is now the formal great hall of this comfortable but unusual home once served as …see more
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, while …see more