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Eure-et-Loir / Vicheres

3 6 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Pet friendly;
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from £106 / night

£736 / week

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from £106 / night

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Loir-et-Cher / Montrichard

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
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from £112 / night

£642 / week

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from £112 / night

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Deux-Sevres / Saint-Loup-Lamaire

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car essential;
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from £129 / night

£770 / week

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from £129 / night

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North Rhine-Westphalia / Much

3 12 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
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from £116 / night

£244 - £1052 / week

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from £116 / night

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Mayenne / Daon

5 10 1 night min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car essential; No pets allowed;
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from £86 / night

£513 / week

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from £86 / night

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Chateau in Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn - Aying chateau sleeps 6

Upper Bavaria / Aying

3 6 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Air conditioning; Pet friendly;
Idyllic , generous , family-friendly country house in a quiet Because ply on our horse for max . 6 persons . With great attention to detail , the villa was ( Bj . 1998 ) furnished in traditional Bavarian style . Guests can relax on the large terrace with private garden  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 / week

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from £86 / night

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Gard / Le Vigan

4 8 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 70 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £95 / night

£599 / week

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from £95 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Chateau Jautrudon - Journet chateau sleeps 16

Haute-Vienne / Journet

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
Key info: 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 £500 / night

£1924 - £3847 / week

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from £500 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Prieuré de Relay - Azay-le-Rideau chateau sleeps 12

Loire Valley / Azay-le-Rideau

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
Set within the heart of Touraine, in the Loire valley and within a few kilometers from the castles of Balzac and Azay-le-Rideau - lies the "Priory of Relay". This sanctuary, nested within the forest of Villandry, dates back to the XII century and was previous  …see more

from £169 / night

£1154 - £1710 / week

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from £169 / night

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Chateau De Mouney - Brousse chateau sleeps 13

Creuse / Brousse

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Chateau de Mouney is the family residence of an international artist, dating back to the C17/18th, that sits 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, surrounded by lakes  …see more

from £422 / night

£2948 - £4106 / week

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from £422 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Aube / Mussy-sur-Seine

8 19 2 nights min stay

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Swimming pool;
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from £311 / night

£1717 - £6082 / week

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from £311 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Upper Palatinate / Regensburg

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £136 / night

£946 / week

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from £136 / night

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Tenuta Morgnano / apartment - San Damiano d'Asti chateau sleeps 2

Province of Asti / San Damiano d'Asti

6 2 7 nights min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 90 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Our guests profit from the quiet area! Our region - well known for excellent wines and exceptional eating, not only with truffles - is the base for visiting Turin/Genoa/Milan and the nice places here around, we organize! On request guests take lunch/dinner for a conveni  …see more

from £71 / night

£495 / week

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from £71 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Chateau du Moulinet - Dinard chateau sleeps 8

Ille-et-Vilaine / Dinard

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
Astonishing setting and no easier access to the beach than this typical historic house of Dinard. Standing above a beautiful 3 acres garden surrounded by the sea. Separate apartment in the villa entirely renovated in 2008 offering all the modern comforts. possibilities  …see more

from £318 / night

£2223 / week

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from £318 / night

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Le Couvent des Cordeliers - Verteuil-sur-Charente chateau sleeps 15

Charente / Verteuil-sur-Charente

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
On the banks of the river Charente, between Poitiers and Angoulême, in the heart of the historical village of Verteuil dominated by its famous castle whose foundations date from 1080 and where many French Kings stayed, the ancient Couvent was founded in 1471 by Jean de  …see more

from £1620 / night

£9718 / week

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from £1620 / night

(7) Excellent 

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West Flanders Province / Ieper (Ypres)

5 16 3 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
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from £257 / night

£1197 - £1305 / week

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from £257 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Spillenberg House in the UNESCO gem of Levoca. - Levoca chateau sleeps 8

Presov Region / Levoca

3 8 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
A delightful palazzo situated in the heart of a beautiful UNESCO walled town, with all the facilities of a small town but only minutes walk from unspoilt countryside. Yearning for a safe escape? There is a direct flight from London Luton to Poprad (25mins drive from L  …see more

from £129 / night

£1026 - £1197 / week

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from £129 / night

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Calvados / Deauville

6 25 1 night min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 25
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £1667 / night

£5983 / week

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from £1667 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Beautiful Wing of Chateau - Grandcourt chateau sleeps 10

Seine-Maritime / Grandcourt

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Swimming pool;
The East Wing of the Chateau de la Vallee is half of the fabulous property which is idyllically set on the edge of a village by rolling countryside near the beautiful Forest of Eu. It sleeps up to 10 people in four bedrooms and also has four bathrooms and two reception  …see more

from £152 / night

£760 - £1495 / week

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from £152 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Aude / Labastide-d'Anjou

9 22 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £599 / night

£4189 / week

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from £599 / night

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Chateau Siregarde - Cazeres chateau sleeps 16

Haute-Garonne / Cazeres

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Set in 50 acres of private park and woodland the elegant Chateau Siregarde is finished to a very high standard, and successfully combines the old world charm of antiques and beautiful pictures with modern day amenities such as luxury bathrooms, central heating and a hea  …see more

from £1106 / night

£4422 / week

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from £1106 / night

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Portalegre / Vale de Lorenco

7 5 2 nights min stay

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Swimming pool;
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from £68 / night

£424 - £513 / week

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from £68 / night

(6) Excellent 

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CHILDFRIENDLY&CHARACTER&DESIGN - Montazeau chateau sleeps 16

Dordogne / Montazeau

5 16 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 130 km; Swimming pool;
Chartreuse des Moulins is a charming former post house from 1870 with two towers (pigeonniers = pigeon houses), now a romantic holiday accommodation with a private pool, situated in the village Montazeau in the Dordogne - near Saint Emilion and Bergerac, surrounded by v  …see more

from £107 / night

£1137 - £3560 / week

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from £107 / night

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Tarn-et-Garonne / Espalais

4 10 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £195 / night

£1069 / week

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from £195 / night

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Carcassonne, romantic bastide - Montlaur chateau sleeps 4

Aude / Montlaur

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 60 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Rare find. In the middle of the Corbières and Cathar country, a few miles from Carcassonne, the sea and the Canal du Midi, this prestigious suite (approved by Gîtes de France 4 épis ) in the Château de Montlaur, an 18th century Languedocian bastide leads directly ou  …see more

from £96 / night

£671 - £1163 / week

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from £96 / night

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Seine-et-Marne / Villiers-sur-Morin

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £419 / night

£590 - £847 / week

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from £419 / night

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Province of Rome / Zagarolo

2 6 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Pet friendly; Private garden;
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from £18 / night

£86 / week

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from £18 / night

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Villa Batrouni - Altury chateau sleeps 6

Turis / Altury

3 6 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
Situated in the hills above Valencia surrounded by orange and olive groves yet still within 30 minutes of the historical center of Valencia, Villa Batrouni offers a wonderful stay close to Spanish villages with their local markets, also close to beautiful locations such  …see more

from £98 / night

£684 / week

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from £98 / night

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Var / Tourtour

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
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from £248 / night

£1701 / week

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from £248 / night

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Condom / Larressingle

3 8 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
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from £1283 / night

£3248 / week

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from £1283 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Chateau de Redon with daily maid service - Granges d'Ans chateau sleeps 16

Dordogne / Granges d'Ans

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Château de Redon is located in the hart of the 'Périgord Noir' near many places of interest and touristic attractions, like Lascaux, Sarlat, Valley of the Vézère, Hautefort, while it offers complete quiet for a relaxing holiday for 16 people. Château de R  …see more

from £812 / night

£5471 - £7223 / week

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from £812 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Chateau Quelennec - Le Cloitre-Saint-Thegonnec chateau sleeps 6

Finistere / Le Cloitre-Saint-Thegonnec

5 6 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 25 km; Swimming pool;
Chateau Quelennec is a beautiful stone castle dating from the xvii century formerly an aristocratic family seat. Set in 100 acres of ancient woodland and park, the property enjoys a heated swimming pool, tennis court and accommodation includes 5 suites with newly fitted  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 / week

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from £86 / night

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Château de Savigny - Vouneuil-sur-Vienne chateau sleeps 15

Vienne / Vouneuil-sur-Vienne

7 15 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Situated in the north of the Vienne region, this late XIXth century chateau with magnificent landscaped gardens has been transformed into a luxurious rental property with seven beautifully decorated bedrooms that can accommodate up to 15 guests.Within easy reach of seve  …see more

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Chateau de Chesne - Vierzon chateau sleeps 15

Cher / Vierzon

5 15 1 night min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Surrounded by a forest, this stuning chateau dates from the 18th century and is situated between Vierzon and Chateauroux. It is within 2 km from the A20 motorway.All soundproofed rooms are stylish and feature antique furnuiture and views of the courtyard or forest. All  …see more

from £85 / night

£556 - £3512 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Château du Bourbet - Cherval chateau sleeps 12

Verteillac / Cherval

6 12 1 night min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: 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 Château  …see more

from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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Chateau Asturias - Aragon chateau sleeps 12

Aude / Aragon

6 12 2 nights min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
For those of you that have visited the tropical island of Bali, Indonesia, the stunning Chateau Asturias will seem quite familiar! This is a superb castle for rent that has been tastefully decorated throughout.The Chateau Asturias is located in the Languedoc-Roussillion  …see more

from £666 / night

£2661 - £3991 / week

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from £666 / night

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The Abbey - Mercatello sul Metauro chateau sleeps 14

Province of Pesaro and Urbino / Mercatello sul Metauro

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
A church and house has stood on the land since the 13th century. The existing house and stables were built in the late 1600s and recently renovated, with many of the original features left intact.Today, The Abbey comprises a large main house, one self-contained apartmen  …see more

from £236 / night

£1650 - £2000 / week

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Loire Valley Retreat -Vigneron - La Roche-Clermault chateau sleeps 4

Chinon / La Roche-Clermault

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Vigneron Cottage is one of four beautiful cottages set in a 15th century chateau in the French Loire Valley near Chinon. Run by a family for families, our beautiful cottages offer all the comforts of home with king sized memory foam beds and luxury bathrooms, breakfast  …see more

from £189 / night

£1582 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Chateau de la Place - Mortagne-sur-Gironde chateau sleeps 22

Charente-Maritime / Mortagne-sur-Gironde

10 22 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Swimming pool;
This beautiful 19th century chateau dominates the small village square of Saint-Fort-sur-Gironde in the sunny Charente Maritime. Enjoy the wonderful original features, period furnishings, high ceilings, lovely south facing garden, heated swimming pool, hot tub and panor  …see more

from £500 / night

£2000 - £5400 / week

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Deux-Sevres / Saint-Loup-Lamaire

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £163 / night

£975 / week

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from £163 / night

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