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Get away from it all with a short break to a stunning weekend retreat. Whether you have a couple of nights or a long weekend to spare, a short break at one of these holiday homes is a sure fire way to recharge your batteries.



For long weekends away you could fill up on tapas from an apartment in Barcelona. Or hop on the Eurostar for city breaks in Paris, Brussels or Avignon.

Alternatively combine a mini break in one of the apartments in London with a show in the West End. Or live the good life in a choice of holiday cottages in the Cotwsolds, Cornwall or the Lake District.

Whatever you're looking for out of a short break, there's a villa, cottage or penthouse suite with your name on it!

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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 

23

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

12

Newtownbutler holiday castle rental

County Fermanagh / Newtownbutler

6 12 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
Set on 1900 acres of National Trust Parkland overlooking Upper Lough Erne, 4 miles from Newtownbutler, 7 miles from Lisnaskea lies this wing of castle which features the charm of a castle whilst offering modern facilities, all rooms en-suite, free Wi-Fi and the option o  …see more

from £1440 / night

£7200 / week

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from £1440 / 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

(2) Excellent 

14

Holiday castle in Limerick

County Limerick / Limerick

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Fanningstown Castle offers self-catering accommodation & is perfect for small family groups, gatherings & celebrations, intimate civil wedding or blessing ceremonies, couples or friends looking for a unique place to spend time together touring the Shannon region  …see more

from £301 / night

£2051 - £2870 / week

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from £301 / night

(9) Very Good 

11

Holiday castle in Vireux-Wallerand

Ardennes / Vireux-Wallerand

7 20 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
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

from £331 / night

£1679 - £1761 / week

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from £331 / night

31

Castle accommodation in Neuille with swimming pool, golf nearby

Maine et Loire / Neuille

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Historic opulence, a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by lush greenery and vast living spaces makes this magnificent mansion the perfect locale for a secluded retreat in Maine-et-Loire.  …see more

from £562 / night

£2341 - £3274 / week

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from £562 / night

(2) Excellent 

10

Rhone / Regnie-Durette

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £114 / night

£731 - £1461 / week

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from £114 / night

(2) Excellent 

16

West Kilbride holiday castle rental

North Ayrshire / West Kilbride

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £1000 / night

£2950 - £3750 / week

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from £1000 / night

20

Castle letting in Longtown

Carlisle / Longtown

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
<p>This sixteenth century castle is comfortably furnished and sleeps 8 adults and 2 children. With turnpike stairs to the floors above including a Great Hall, and interesting features including stone walls, vaulted kitchen and a four poster bedroom. ...  …see more

from £221 / night

£1545 - £3090 / week

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from £221 / 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

(2) Excellent 

24

Mykonos Town holiday castle rental

Mykonos Town / Mykonos Town

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Amazing view to Mykonos town,Sunset,islands ans Sea.Close to the town.Very privet with exclusive service.  …see more

from £235 / night

£2435 / week

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from £235 / night

(26) Excellent 

29

Holiday castle in Este

Province of Padua / Este

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Back to a magnificient past” 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 can give. The apartmen  …see more

from £170 / night

£1187 / week

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from £170 / night

(32) Excellent 

62

Holiday castle letting

Falkirk District / Airth

6 18 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Stunning self catering medieval holiday castle to let near Bannockburn with banqueting hall, logfire, rural retreat. Central to Edinburgh, Stirling & Glasgow with easy access to Scottish Highlands. Available for Hen Weekends, Birthdays, Weddings and Celebrations.  …see more

from £750 / night

£3500 - £5500 / week

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from £750 / night

21

Ardeche / Lamastre

3 30 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £96 / night

£631 / week

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from £96 / night

(1) Excellent 

30

West Kilbride holiday castle rental

North Ayrshire / West Kilbride

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
<p>Beautifully restored medieval castle with a stonepike staircase and vaulted kitchen with stunning water views over the Isle of Arran. In private grounds of one acre on a hill this, 15th century castle accommodates up to 12 adults and 2 (older) ch...  …see more

from £422 / night

£2950 - £5500 / week

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from £422 / night

(1) Excellent 

26

Arbroath holiday castle rental

Angus / Arbroath

7 16 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
<p>Description<br />This sixteenth century castle, which sleeps 14 adults is situated in 10 acres of grounds in the Angus countryside. It is semi- rustic in style with some original features like vaulted rooms, turrets and stone walls with shot holes...  …see more

from £265 / night

£1850 - £2900 / week

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from £265 / night

(8) Very Good 

7

Eure / Saint-Christophe-sur-Conde

9 15 1 night min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £522 / night

£1566 / week

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from £522 / night

(5) Excellent 

28

Barberino Di Mugello / Montecarelli

10 26 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £522 / night

£3305 - £4887 / week

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from £522 / night

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4

Sarthe / Le Mans

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £35 / night

£183 / week

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from £35 / night

(3) Very Good 

18

Dulnain Bridge holiday castle rental

Grantown-on-Spey / Dulnain Bridge

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
<p>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...  …see more

from £150 / night

£1045 - £3365 / week

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from £150 / night

(8) Excellent 

63

Holiday castle in Piegaro

Province of Perugia / Piegaro

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Idyllic hilltop location” 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 and remote with great vi  …see more

from £157 / night

£609 / week

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from £157 / night

(9) Excellent 

28

Var / Carces

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £392 / night

£1653 - £3044 / week

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from £392 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Holiday castle rental

Province of Perugia / Spoleto

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“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  …see more

from £87 / night

£566 - £653 / week

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from £87 / night

23

Holiday castle in Thiesi

Province of Sassari / Thiesi

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A 17th century historical building in the heart of Sardinia, in the middle of the Nuraghi towers Valley, at less than one hour by car from Alghero beaches.Thiesi village is well known for its food and cheese, you will be welcome in the cottages, farms and Riding Club.&l  …see more

from £25 / night

£174 - £305 / week

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from £25 / night

(8) Excellent 

26

Holiday castle rental

Yonne / Chatel Gerard

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The château is a luxuriously appointed 11th century family home located in the heart of the Yonne, close to Chablis and 55 minutes north of Beaune, the wine capital of the region. It also offers the uniqueness of escape and proximity to Paris, so you can arrive  …see more

from £492 / night

£3044 - £3914 / week

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from £492 / night

4

Province of Naples / Naples

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Air conditioning

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from £261 / night

£1653 / week

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from £261 / night

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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

(6) Very Good 

25

Rhone / Brullioles

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £167 / night

£1174 - £1435 / week

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from £167 / night

(5) Excellent 

14

Loire Valley / Tours

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

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from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / 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

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Holiday castle in Larkhall

South Lanarkshire / Larkhall

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
<p>This fifteenth century castle, which sleeps 4 adults, is sited between Glasgow and Edinburgh overlooking the Ochil hills. It is rustic in style with stone floors, painted ceilings and stone clad walls throughout. Set on 4 floors, with the highligh...  …see more

from £158 / night

£1100 - £5500 / week

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from £158 / 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 

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Holiday castle in Kilkenny

County Kilkenny / Kilkenny

5 8 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Castle, an ancient seat of the Comerford clan, is a five storey 16th century tower-house 8 km south of the medieval city of Kilkenny.  …see more

from £717 / night

£1613 - £4478 / week

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from £717 / night

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Holiday castle in St. Helier

Jersey / St Helier

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
Set on an islet in the sea in the grounds of a castle, and cut off by the tide every 12 hours this must be one of the most exclusive properties in Jersey. Once the castle gates have closed to the public you will have the whole castle to yourselves.  …see more

from £219 / night

£1044 - £1553 / week

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from £219 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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