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Rural short breaks (45)

Short on time? Book a mini break in the country! Take your pick from these short breaks at cottages, farmhouses and villas in the countryside. Perfect for long weekends away, short rural breaks let you escape to the great outdoors and recharge your batteries.



Marvel at the breath-taking beauty of the UK’s finest rural areas on your short rural break. Discover the tranquillity of the Lake District, go mountain biking in the Brecon Beacons or climb Snowdon, Wales’s highest peak.



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(9) Excellent 

18

Chateau letting in Journet with golf nearby, tennis court

Haute-Vienne / Journet

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Chateau Jautrudon has all that is needed for a relaxing family holiday in the rural Limousin region of France. Set in a 40 hectare estate, the chateau offers a peaceful and secluded vacation with several kilometers of walkways through our forest, private fenced pool, te  …see more

from £514 / night

£1974 - £3948 / week

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from £514 / night

(2) Excellent 

29

Holiday chateau in Pouligny-Notre-Dame

Indre / Pouligny-Notre-Dame

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
Chateau Les Dryades is situated in the beautiful French countryside and is surrounded by 180 acres of land. It is at the heart of Les Dryades Golf & Spa resort. It is a perfect setting for a relaxing rural retreat. Sleeps 14 in the chateau.<br />You will have  …see more

from £527 / night

£2886 - £3623 / week

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from £527 / night

(5) Excellent 

22

Holiday chateau rental

Ille-et-Vilaine / Sixt-Sur-Aff

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 63 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Rez de Jardin, chateau de Bézyl, is situated in the mids of a 96 ha of countryside, its fields, heaths and woodlands are managed as a nature reserve, its native flora and fauna can be enjoyed by walking its many paths and tracks. There is a small lake. We ha  …see more

from £250 / night

£1750 - £2150 / week

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from £250 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

Holiday chateau with tennis court in Malicorne-sur-Sarthe

Sarthe / Malicorne-sur-Sarthe

9 15 6 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 6 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Les Noes Blanches is a stunning white classic country chateau in the Loire Valley region of France. Only 20 minutes from the centre of le Mans, and under 5 hours from London by Eurostar, the house sleeps 14 people comfortably inside an estate of 450 acres of woodland.  …see more

from £345 / night

£2500 - £3895 / week

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from £345 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Monthou-sur-Cher holiday chateau rental

Loire Valley / Monthou-sur-Cher

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Large, charming little castle, full of character, for 14 people : the castle and the outbuilding : 7 rooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 sitting rooms, private swimming pool, tennis, lake. situation : At the heart of the prestigious Loire valley, on the border of the Sologne and th  …see more

from £380 / night

£632 - £2193 / week

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from £380 / night

(6) Very Good 

24

Chateau rental in Grandcourt

Seine-Maritime / Grandcourt

8 20 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Living like a lord.” The house and grounds are lovely and take two days just to explore. Add in the fact it has a lovely pool and is all fenced including the grounds so kids can have a little freedom to play. You may even find a den we built in the wo  …see more

from £304 / night

£1520 - £2995 / week

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from £304 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau in Grandcourt

Seine-Maritime / Grandcourt

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous Chateau in an idyllic setting” We spent a wonderful relaxing weekend in this fabulous chateau which is just as splendid as it looks in the photos. The tranquil village setting provides a lovely backdrop for this magnificent country house.  …see more

from £152 / night

£760 - £1495 / week

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from £152 / night

(2) Excellent 

17

Bourg holiday chateau rental

Gironde / Bourg

1 5 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Within Côtes de Bourg vineyard appellation this residence is central to the entire Bordeaux wine territory.  …see more

from £110 / night

£439 / week

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from £110 / night

(3) Very Good 

13

Chateau rental in Libourne

Gironde / Libourne

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Chateau Lague provides the perfect setting not only for winelovers, but for those who want to make the most of the beautiful countryside and famous towns and villages of the Bordeaux region. The property offers all mod cons whilst retaining the charm and elegance assoc  …see more

from £220 / night

£965 - £1229 / week

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from £220 / night

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Holiday chateau in Argentat

Correze / Argentat

8 23 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 23
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Ideal for Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, Mountain Biking, Tennis, Motorcycle Touring, Swimming, Water Sports, Families and Sightseeing.  …see more

from £505 / night

£3729 - £6123 / week

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from £505 / night

19

Holiday chateau rental

Vendee / Pouzauges

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The historical Chateau de la Flacelliere is located in the Western Loire. Guest can stay in the stunning Keep building next to the main chateau. It is surrounded by extensive grounds of the estate house, a swimming pool and superb manicured gardens.  …see more

from £341 / night

£1421 - £1894 / week

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from £341 / night

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Holiday chateau in Fromental

Haute-Vienne / Fromental

7 24 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Chateau de Montare sits in 36 hectares of private grounds and is hidden away, surrounded by forests and country side. This family friendly environment is perfect for children!  …see more

from £1138 / night

£4550 - £4708 / week

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from £1138 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Ski chateau to rent in Plaigne

Aude / Plaigne

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“I love this place” We spend a whole week in the Chateau de la Commanderie for a seminar. Rebecca (the owner) made our stay very pleasant by taking care of us. The Castel is very nice, clean and we really enjoyed it (as well as the swimming pool).  …see more

from £1404 / night

£4913 - £5790 / week

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from £1404 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau with swimming pool, tennis court in Cherval

Verteillac / Cherval

6 12 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
The Château du Bourbet is steeped in history, dating back to the 15th Century and beyond, from its origins as a Templar fortress to its forced occupation by the German Army and partial demolition at the end of the Second World War. Now lovingly renovated, the Ch&a  …see more

from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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from £500 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Richelieu

Indre-et-Loire / Richelieu

10 12 7 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Chateau de Milly is a fairytale castle in the Loire valley nestled in more than 30acres of private grounds and woodland walks. Luxurious accommodation for up to 12 guests.Huge Outdoor Pool area - 15mx5m heated pool  …see more

from £489 / night

£3422 - £5259 / week

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from £489 / night

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Holiday chateau in Sers

Charente / Sers

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Charming historic chateau with large private heated pool, enclosed garden, stunning view at 1mn walk to the shop . Perfect for families with children..<br />The chateau's large estate is fully enclosed and accessed by large wooden gates.  …see more

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(2) Very Good 

24

Holiday chateau letting

Ardeche / Joyeuse

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful stay !” Gorgeous house, beautiful rooms. We loved the atmosphere of the house and the decoration was particularly fine. We strongly recommand the rooftop and its view ! Nous revenons !  …see more

from £96 / night

£667 - £1290 / week

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from £96 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Chateau rental in Ventenac-en-Minervois with swimming pool

Narbonne / Ventenac-en-Minervois

6 20 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Château Ventenac, available to rent for self catering holidays is ideal for extended families, groups of friends or just a family who likes plenty of space. Located in the Languedoc region, this holiday house boasts spectacular views over the southern France coun  …see more

from £500 / night

£2500 - £4900 / week

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from £500 / night

(8) Excellent 

32

Mortagne-sur-Gironde holiday chateau rental

Charente-Maritime / Mortagne-sur-Gironde

10 22 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“We had a great time - you should all go!” I went on holiday with 19 family and friends raning in age from 6 mths to 59 yrs old. We all had a great time with lots of things to do from going to the zoo, beach or sightseeing. The pool and hot tub were a  …see more

from £500 / night

£2000 - £5250 / week

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from £500 / night

(8) Excellent 

20

Holiday chateau rental

Lot / Frayssinet

12 24 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A perfect family get together” For an extended family get together we had a long list of requirements which were all provided by Chateau Lamostonie. Joanna couldn’t have been more patient and helpful during the booking process with all our requests fo  …see more

from £900 / night

£4500 - £11360 / week

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from £900 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau in Fontenay-le-Comte

Vendee / Fontenay-le-Comte

3 9 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
A Spacious gite situated in an annex of a 18th century chateau in a beautiful woodland surrounding ,perfect for a family holiday, long term stay ).Situated in the vendée,Close to the Puy du fou and the beautiful beaches of La faute , la Tranche sur mer or La R  …see more

from £195 / night

£1365 / week

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from £195 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Chateau rental in Villeneuve-sur-Lot with swimming pool

Lot-et-Garonne / Villeneuve-sur-Lot

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Chateaux Trieux is THE perfect location when planning your special event or holiday.Wedding, honeymoon, or luxurious holiday, the list of ideas is endless, but our enthusiam to make your stay memorable is not.Our staff will turn your dream into a reality!<br />Lux  …see more

from £596 / night

£4167 / week

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from £596 / night

24

Holiday chateau rental

Dordogne / Lanouaille

13 29 2 nights min

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 29
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
In the heart of Perigord Vert in the Dordogne, lies our magnificent 19th Century Chateau Isly. Built in 1840, it has recently been refurbished to the highest standard of luxury. Each room has been carefully decorated with traditional colours and wallpaper.  …see more

from £4550 / night

£11900 - £13900 / week

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from £4550 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Richelieu holiday chateau rental

Richelieu / Faye la Vineuse

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Loire ValleyOld manor from the XIV century<br />I can advice you for restaurants , wine makers , castles ,"brocante " .  …see more

from £132 / night

£483 / week

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from £132 / night

20

Chateau rental in Carlux

Dordogne / Carlux

14 28 2 nights min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 28
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Chateau des Granges is situated in 7 acres of stunning parkland. It is filled with an array of exotic trees and bird life, in the picturesque Town of Souillac, resting on the banks of the Dordogne River. This boutique style chateau offers a very high standard of accommo  …see more

from £1544 / night

£6174 - £8184 / week

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from £1544 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Colombieres-sur-Orb holiday chateau rental

Herault / Colombieres-sur-Orb

14 36 2 nights min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 36
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Au coeur du Parc Naturel du Haut Languedoc , le château de Colombières est un lieu authentique, idéal pour passer des vacances au calme dans un cadre verdoyantNos 5 "appartements" aménagés dans l'aile nord du châ  …see more

from £790 / night

£3816 / week

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from £790 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Meursault

Cote d'Or / Meursault

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Originally home to the oldest wine estate in Burgundy, the Champy family, the 19th century Chateau de Tailly is steeped in history. It's spacious bedrooms are individually decorated, with en-suite bathrooms providing shower and bath. Beautiful views overlooking t  …see more

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Province of Imperia / Pigna

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £132 / night

£698 / week

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from £132 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Chateau rental in Autignac with swimming pool

Herault / Autignac

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
In the parish of Autignac surrounded by vine-clad hillsides and mountain streams, this former windmill at the heart of a wine-producing domaine has been completely restored to the highest standards. The Chateau de Chiffre comes complete with private pool.  …see more

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Chateau rental in Saumur

Maine et Loire / Saumur

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Ideally situated for exploring the delights of the Loire valley. This fabulous holiday chateau is set in lush and extensive grounds. It can accommodate 14 guests and offers an impressive swimming pool, a secure walled garden and a large terrace ideal for entertaining.  …see more

from £954 / night

£2725 - £3145 / week

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from £954 / night

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Berlin / Spandau

9 16 2 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £2544 / night

£17808 / week

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from £2544 / night

18

Brousse holiday chateau rental

Creuse / Brousse

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Chateau de Mouney dates back to the C17/18th, and is nestled on the edge of the Foret de Drouille. Isolated and calm, the chateau offers 50km uninterrupted views to the volcanic range of the Puy de Dome, surrounding lakes, forests and country lanes.  …see more

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(2) Very Good 

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Cambounet-Sur-le-Sor holiday chateau rental

Tarn / Cambounet-Sur-le-Sor

21 43 1 night min

  • 21 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 43
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 114 km
  • Swimming pool
When you come to stay at Chateau Fontguitard, you are not a number in a big complex, but you are coming to share a family home that is family run. Whether you choose to rent the all place, or just one or more apartments, we want you to feel relax and confortable immedi  …see more

from £16 / night

£93 / week

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(5) Very Good 

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Saint Andre Les Alpes holiday chateau rental

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Saint Andre Les Alpes

6 18 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Authentic 12th century Templar Castle set on more than 11 acres of fossil rich land, in the heart of Haute Provence.Secluded on its own knoll, yet only 100 km from Nice and the Cote d'Azur, and two kilometres from the town of Saint Andre les Alpes, come and  …see more

from £627 / night

£4386 / week

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from £627 / night

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Aurillac ski chateau to rent.

Cantal / Aurillac

5 16 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
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Ski chateau to rent in Gere-Belesten

Bearn / Gere-Belesten

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
Fabulous 14th century hunting lodge situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Close to amazing activities, including, skiing, mountain walking, cycling, kayaking, fly fishing, rock climbing, skydiving, paragliding and an hour and a half away from the beaches of Biarrit  …see more

from £300 / night

£2000 / week

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Viana do Castelo District / Lanhezes

6 14 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £259 / night

£1623 / week

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from £259 / night

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Bessonies holiday chateau rental

Lot / Bessonies

9 25 2 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 25
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Chateau Bessones is a delightful fairytale castle situated in South West France. It is a 16th century stronghold set within a rolling landscape of farms and majestic forests. Guests will be charmed by the romantic scenery, the tranquility and the "joie de vivre&quo  …see more

from £1006 / night

£4469 - £6415 / week

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from £1006 / night

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Castelsagrat holiday chateau rental

Tarn-et-Garonne / Castelsagrat

8 19 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Next to the 13th century fortified village of Castelsagrat, Chateau Castelsagrat is a beautiful 19th century chateau in the Southern Quercy region. It is perfect for a family holiday or celebrating a special occasion offering, style, space and comfort.  …see more

from £1894 / night

£6628 - £11361 / week

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from £1894 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Navarre / Sorlada

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 140 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £81 / night

£505 - £593 / week

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from £81 / night