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**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
“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
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.
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
“An amazing place to stay” My friends and I recently returned from spending a weekend at the castle and all 13 of us were in complete agreement that it was an amazing place to stay.
The place has so much history and character, the owner was incredibl
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
“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
“A warm welcome, ideal location and quintessentially Italian villa - buonissima!”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2012
Donatella and Antonio were very generous hosts; welcoming us into their home and always happy to put themselves out to help.
The location was perfect for exploring Tuscony, either by car or by trai… More
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your holiday in Tuscany and your stay in our property. We are sorry to learn that you found the bed somewhat uncomfortable, nobody had ever complained before. Our aim is to make our guests feel well with us: we will check the bed immediately and change the mattresses; your tip has been appreciated, thank you again.
“A beautiful place to stay - totally different”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2011
The attention to detail that Antonio and Donatella have given to the appartment was excellent. We both enjoyed admiring the frescos on the wall whilst having breakfast.
The stone wall structure of t… More
“If you love and appreciate Italian art and architecture then this is the place to be” A fabulous opportunity to step back in time into Italian history. What an amazing place owned by a beautiful lady dedicated to restore her home to show and share th
My husband & I stayed here for our honeymoon in September.
It is a villa full of character; from the sweeping staircase to the amazing frescos on the walls & ceilings.
Quiet & peaceful location an… More
“A good base for travelling round Tuscany”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2011
The owners are very welcoming, providing pick up from the airport and return which was very much appreciated also the trips to the supermarket to stock up on supplies. A welcome pack which was again a… More
“Beautiful Surroundings, Lovely People.”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2011
We booked a week at this fantastic period property at very short notice. The hosts could not be friendlier, picking us up at the station, providing basic food and treating us more like friends than gu… More
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
We stayed in the February half term and could not have asked for more. There were fresh flowers,wine, biscuits, tea, coffee and more so first impressions were amazing. The garden apartment was clean, … More
“The chateau is fabulous and we had a great time.”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2016
The chateau is well arranged to sleep 8. Our party comprised two families travelling separately from UK and Austria. It was great to have a wing per family on the first floor with connecting door. The… More
“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.
“A Perfect Birthday Weekend” 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. With a large number of
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
Fantastic castel situated only 45 km from Vienna,Austria. Close to the "Wachau", with its famous vineyards, monasteries, castles and small old villages,one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Perfect for sightseeing tour. Private Pool and tennis court …see more
“Beautiful Villa and Excellent hosts!” 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 helpful and a
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
Reviewed 24 Jul 2011
I am almost afraid to write this review in case I have trouble with availability next year. We have visited the villa on 3 occasions and each one has been memorable. Our elder daughter is visiting in … More
Warm thanks again for your wonderful and flattering review. And now, my dear friends, it is time for your fourth visit. We are so happy and really looking forward to welcoming you once more in "your" house. See you soon at Pisa airport.
“A beautiful journey back in time.” Villa Cabbiavoli is a wonderful place. The views over the Tuscan hills are amazing. It breaths the history of Italian gentry. We were treated like family guests by the the staff who are extremely helpful and friendly
“Fascinating place, wish we could've stayed for longer. . .”
Reviewed 28 Jan 2013
First of all, the Tuscan countryside is magical -- the scenery, rolling hills and colours are all enhanced by the special light of Tuscany and the air is fragrant from blossoms. Second, the comfort an… More
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
“Perfect venue with perfect hosts!” I stayed at Chateau d'Agel for 7 nights with extended family and friends we all had one of the most memorable weeks of our lives. The Chateau, steeped in history, is in excellent condition and is tastefully furnished
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
The fortification offers two large rooms, decorated with style and personality. The property also offers two other open space rooms, airy and unfurnished at disposal to organize events and private parties.Provided with 4 large room, with their en-suite bathrooms.<br …see more
Although Domaine du Breuil in Monts is strategically placed to visit the superb Loire Valley Castles, it is not the only raison that it is a special place. It gives you the opportunity to enjoy an imp… More
Many many thanks for your comment in different language which will help our futur guests. We hope to welcome you again once ...and earing you (or/and your husband)singing opera arias through the windows of the castle !
“Fantastic” 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 wooded area, tennis court and play area f
“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
Private heated pool, sauna, steamroom, sports & fitness room, billard room, Michelin starred Chef services available, organized wine tastings.
8 Luxury rooms all with ensuite bathrooms.
+ 1 baby & Child bedroom.
Ideal location to visit the vineyards of Burgundy. …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
“Wonderful Christmas vacation near Florence”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2016
We were a couple and 3 teenagers. A very nice and relaxing stay. The views were impressive and the interior decorated with attention and style. Lots of space and light. We were able to dine in the cit… More
Thanks so much Coline
I'm very glad that you enjoyed your holiday
This lovely old country house, dating from the 18th century, is set in private grounds with mature gardens, backed by the beautiful Glen of Aherlow and the famous Galtee mountains. Once owned by General Sir William Butler, the Butlers of Ormond crest is still evident on …see more
Rent a castle to spend your holiday with friends, family or team building groups. On a unique location next to the river “la Meuse” and surrounded by 1000ha of wood. Situated in a private valley of 7ha.
The chateau has eight big rooms, 9 bathrooms. You can u …see more
Dit jaar zijn wij voor de derde keer in Vireux Wallerand geweest en hebben van onze vakantie genoten op domein Chateau le Risdoux. Elke keer is weer een klein feestje. Heerlijk is het hier. De hond ma… More
Heel erg bedankt voor jullie feedback en ik zou zeggen tot de volgende
The self catering Chateau and its delightful Gatehouse (2 adjoining properties) provide a truly relaxing environment to enjoy a Wedding, holiday or other special occasion with family and friends. The Chateau was built in 1820 and is set in 10 acres of beautiful parkland …see more
“A perfect stay” We really enjoyed the stay very much. The property Is very well attended, the owners are very kind persons and the location of the place is perfect for a relaxing and romantic experience. The best: the views from the swimming pool and
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 …see more
“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
My wife and I traveled to Italy and stayed at the Borgia Castle with some friends and family. First of all, the castle is spectacular and even more beautiful then we could have imagined. The picture… More
“Great get away With friends and family”
Reviewed 1 Dec 2012
Car required but easy acess on auto strada to places such as Perugia, passanago, Florence Rome etc.. Great base for Umbria and Tuscany. Everything a group of friends or family require to get away and … More
You will have SOLE/PRIVATE use of the entire Palazzo and its grounds. No sharing with other guests!Palazzo Scagliae is a XIII Century listed Castle situated at the summit of a beautiful and peaceful 12 acre private estate in the locality of Pisciano, Gubbio. Su …see more