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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, and ev …see more
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
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
“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
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
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About the castle:
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.
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
The medieval town of Bergerac in the Dordogne department is surrounded by forested hills, vast vineyards and idyllic sunflower fields. Explore the region's famed castles, participate in wine tastings and enjoy the luxurious comforts of this gorgeous mansion. When y …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
If you both love the charm of the Italien countryside and "coolness" in the mountains, combined with a short distant to big citys like Florence and Bologne - this is your dream. The house (Castle) is … More
An al 18th-century castle opens its doors to show you the stunning paintings which adorn its walls and ceilings and welcome you in its charming atmoshere. Don't miss the opportunity to see the frescoes, to learn more about the intriguing saga of a family which play …see more
“If you love and appreciate Italian art and architecture then this is the place to be”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2015
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 the wonders hidden over many years. … More
Dear Phil and Lorraine,
thank you very much for your review.
I am sorry to read that you have been troubled by mosquitos. All our apartments are provided with mosquitos nets at the windows and besides there is a spray mosquitos repellant in the bathrooms: indeed there was one also in your apartment on the shelf near the bathroom door, but alas I forgot to tell you; I apologise for that.
I will be happy to welcome you again at Villa Di Lupo Parra and next time I will put the repellant in a more visible place, I promise.
“A unique place to stay - truly Italian!”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2015
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
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
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… 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
The Apartment Iride (55 sqm) is part of Historic Hamlet Le Logge di Silvignano, one of the most significant examples of Medieval architecture in the Spoleto County.
Apartment Iride is located 1st floor with view over the valley and sunset. You can dine outside using …see more
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: th… More
The Castle of Cabbiavoli, perched atop a hill, has been completely restored whilst maintaining the spirit and atmosphere of a noble mansion. It can easily accommodate 12 people in luxurious comfort. The beautifully maintained grounds include a large courtyard, lawn area …see more
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 help… More
“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
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
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
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Our Chateau de Mercurey dates back to the middle of the 19th century. It was built by the architect 'Haussman' on the top …see more
The region of Agel is "Minervois", a wild and far away from tourist part, very beautiful with a lot of wine and tipical mediteranean vegetation. The castle is from the XII century with an old familial atmosphere. This medieval castle consists of the main building, four …see more
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 tast… More
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
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
Enjoy the magic of living in a historic house, which has been home to art and artists for centuries. Do not miss the opportunity, and the pleasure, to get the feel of this incomparably charming mansion and to learn the intriguing story of lady Lauretta, who was a muse …see more
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 o… More
“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
The Old Fort, Historic Estate is the only fully restored historic plantation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines dating back to the eighteenth-century when the French first started settling the West Indies. Set high atop Mt. Pleasant with an estate that stretche …see more
Eleven days..... into a six week Island hopping, Caribbean adventure i was lucky enough to reach Beautiful Bequia, my plan of 'non-action' was to spend time alone in a tranquil and peaceful setting an… More
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
This fairy tale medieval castle, once property of the notorious Borgia family, is exceptionally well situated on the borders of Tuscany and Umbria on the shore of the lake Trasimeno. Today, after many centuries of history, it appears in its present form, imposing stone …see more
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 a… More
“The most amazing vacation rental ever!!”
Reviewed 1 Dec 2012
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
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
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
Rogheta was an ancient hermitage and now is a charming country house with swimming pool and Jacuzzi in the very heart of the etrurian Tuscany, between Volterra and the sea.
When you feel the need for some rest and relax, right when the rush in your life brings you to l …see more
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 sat… More
Hi Jens, thank you very much for your review. About driveway to the house and the last 150 m. of dirty road the next week we'll fix them. Best regards Francesco
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
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 use the p …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
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You are very welcome to come and stay at our house, a charming hunding lodge located in the grounds of the 1000 years-old castle, built with the traditional Middle Age style of the area. Unmissable chance for travelers who want to experience how it feels like to live in …see more