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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.



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(2) Very Good 

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Charente / Sers

7 15 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £439 / night

£2632 - £3808 / week

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from £439 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

Chalon-sur-Saone holiday chateau let

Chalon-sur-Saone / Lans

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The 19th Century Chateau de la Marquise Thesut sits in an exceptional position in the heart of Southern Burgundy, just a few minutes from Chalon-sur-Saône. The property is set in beautiful wooded parkland boasting ancient trees, an orchard and a heated swimming po  …see more

from £873 / night

£3491 - £5099 / week

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from £873 / night

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Holiday chateau with tennis court in Ciney

Namur Province / Ciney

14 35 2 nights min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 35
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Located on the banks of the River Bocq, 3km from the town of Ciney. The well appointed castle was once the home of the Bishops of Luik and is only a short drive from Calais and Brussels. The castle is the perfect venue for family holidays or special occasions.  …see more

from £773 / night

£2241 - £5200 / week

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from £773 / night

(1) Very Good 

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North Rhine-Westphalia / Ruppichteroth

3 12 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £118 / night

£640 - £2770 / week

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from £118 / night

(9) Excellent 

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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

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Holiday chateau with swimming pool, tennis court in Morlet

Saone-et-Loire / Morlet

12 32 2 nights min

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 32
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Chateau de Fremont is situated in the heart of Burgundy, bordering a vast protected natural park, and near the finest vineyards of the Cote d’Or. The estate covers 4 hectares offering up to 31 guests a private pool, tennis court, and a fishing pond on site.  …see more

from £1455 / night

£5288 - £6456 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Chateau rental in Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain with golf nearby

Loches / Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain

7 13 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
Charming, light and spacious private Chateau Rental in France located in the heart of the Loire Valley 5mins from Loches. Perfect for a group of up to 13 people. Rent 7 rooms across 5 suites with 5 private bathrooms.<br />Château de Mont-Félix was con  …see more

from £480 / night

£3500 - £4500 / week

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from £480 / night

(2) Excellent 

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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

(2) Excellent 

18

Gironde / Lignan-De-Bordeaux

6 13 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £410 / night

£2678 - £4167 / week

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from £410 / night

(4) Excellent 

12

Cote d'Or / Thenissey

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £132 / night

£527 / week

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from £132 / night

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Fontenay-sur-Mer holiday chateau accommodation

Manche / Fontenay-sur-Mer

8 14 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Chateau de Cource is filled with numerous wood panels, mouldings and light that streams through the large windows on each side of the property. The interior combines elegance French 17th and 18th Century furniture with modern comforts.  …see more

from £1535 / night

£4825 - £6054 / week

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(14) Very Good 

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Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Peymeinade

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Peymeinade

14 30 Min stay varies

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Le Castelet is a magnificent place for your dream holiday” Le Castelet is a magnificent place for a relaxed but stylish holiday. We were a group of six families with 12 adults and 12 children ranging from 4 to 16 years of age. The property is so large  …see more

from £746 / night

£5264 - £10088 / week

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from £746 / night

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Holiday chateau in Strassoldo

Province of Udine / Strassoldo

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
Dive into the flair of one of the oldest castles of Friuli-Venezia Giulia! This stunning stone home has a vast private garden and sleeps 3 people. It is only 20 km from the beach, 90 km from Venice and Austria and 30 km from Slovenia.  …see more

from £106 / night

£527 - £615 / week

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from £106 / night

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Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Paray-Le-Fresil

Allier / Paray-Le-Fresil

8 18 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
In the heart of the 'Bourbonnais', 25km from Moulins, sits Chateau du Marquis de Tracy, built during the reign of Louis XIII, and once the source of inspiration for Georges Simenon and his novel, the 'Saint Fiacre Case'.  …see more

from £760 / night

£1949 - £2669 / week

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from £760 / night

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Chateau rental in Brix with swimming pool

Manche / Brix

19 27 2 nights min

  • 19 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 27
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
In the delightful Normandy countryside sits the enchanting Chateau la Monte Epinge. The 18th century Chateau la Monte Epinge isfilled with charm and character offering grand but comfortable accommodation at great value.  …see more

from £622 / night

£2485 - £3353 / week

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from £622 / night

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Chateau rental in Banne

Ardeche / Banne

11 20 2 nights min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Located in the foothills of the Cévennes mountains, the Chateau de Mazelle is a large, rambling chateau for those who appreciate absolute peace and tranquility. It is the ideal spot to soak up French rural life at its best.  …see more

from £572 / night

£4000 - £5000 / week

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from £572 / 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

(1) Excellent 

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Chateau rental in Saint-Astier with swimming pool, tennis court

Dordogne / Saint-Astier

8 16 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Set in the heart of a beautiful market town yet entirely contained within private and quiet walled gardens with a large 14 metre pool, this petit château offers something for all ages. The main house and neighbouring cottage are rented together for groups of up to  …see more

from £466 / night

£1862 - £2562 / week

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from £466 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Brinon-sur-Sauldre

Cher / Brinon-sur-Sauldre

4 12 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The 17th century Chateau Le Brun, originally a hunting lodge resides in a 52 acre park. It is located in a typical Sologne Village, next to the Loire Valley/River. Guests at the chateau can enjoy the historic surrounded with all modern amenities.  …see more

from £337 / night

£1348 - £3325 / week

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from £337 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Agrigento / Menfi

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £131 / night

£522 - £1218 / week

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from £131 / night

(3) Average 

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Paceville ski chateau to rent.

Saint Julian's / Paceville

18 2 1 night min

  • 18 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
1 bedroom for holiday in hotel /apartment accommodation , 18 Bedrooms with 5 clean bathrooms .Our apartment / hotel , centrally located in hearth of Paceville .St.Julians .+ use of roof garden /bbq area and gym are included in price This apart/hotel is Surroun  …see more

from £25 / night

£172 / week

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from £25 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Aube / Mussy-sur-Seine

8 19 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £319 / night

£1762 - £4875 / week

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from £319 / night

21

Chalon-sur-Saone holiday chateau rental

Saone-et-Loire / Chalon-sur-Saone

8 16 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The exceptional Chateau de Naugues is the ideal base to explore the famous wine routes whilst enjoying the luxurious comfort that the estate offers. This C19th château is situated amongst vineyards & offers an exceptional panoramic view over the surrounding co  …see more

from £1086 / night

£4342 - £5004 / week

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from £1086 / night

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Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Thiviers

Dordogne / Thiviers

7 12 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This stunning 17th century Chateau de la Guerinche is situated 80km south of Limoges in picturesque undulating countryside and is the perfect base to explore the region of Dordogne. he Chateau de la Guerinche is set within 15 acres of spacious grounds.  …see more

from £875 / night

£3500 - £5000 / week

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from £875 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau rental

Vienne / Lencloitre

9 16 3 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Charming location in the heart of Chinon wine country” We have stayed at La Plaine with family and friends twice already, The castle is setup in a romantic and private location. It is close to the Loire royal castes with lots of fun vineyards for wi  …see more

from £658 / night

£4211 - £4457 / week

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from £658 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Belcaire

Aude / Belcaire

8 16 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Chateau de Bellecare is an elegant 16th century château, set in the foothills of the Pyrenees. The villa offers 8 large double bedrooms, 6 with en suite bathrooms, comfortable living rooms and a south facing patio and a covered swimming pool.  …see more

from £748 / night

£2990 - £3555 / week

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from £748 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday chateau with shared pool in Saint-Chamarand

Lot / Saint-Chamarand

3 10 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
200sq metre appartement in south wing of chateau, center of pretty medieval village "Lot" 30 kms Sarlat,Cahors,Rocamadour,fully equipped,pool shared with smaller gite in chateau,gym & sauna facilities,b&b possible out of season ,airports ,Brive,Rod  …see more

from £220 / night

£1097 / week

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from £220 / night

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Province of Agrigento / Menfi

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £96 / night

£314 - £827 / week

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from £96 / night

(2) Excellent 

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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

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau in Pezenas

Herault / Pezenas

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful stay at Château d'Hortes!” We enjoyed a very happy time at Château d'Hortes, which is a beautiful, elegant and characterful property, perfect for families. There is an elegant, lovely garden, fantastic & large swimming pool, and the owner wa  …see more

from £351 / night

£2193 - £2895 / week

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from £351 / night

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Seine-et-Marne / Villiers-sur-Morin

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £430 / night

£606 / week

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from £430 / 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) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Le Mans

Sarthe / Le Mans

4 10 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
“A rural gem with history” When we found Le Chateau on the Holiday Lettings website we thought we might have found a gem, when we got there we knew we had. We were welcomed by the owners Jill and Ivan who showed us round and left us to it having answe  …see more

from £195 / night

£1350 - £1575 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Bonneville ski chateau to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Bonneville

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
14th Century castle surrounded by fields, overlooks River Arve. Magnificent views of the pre-Alps, one acre of garden and grounds, child friendly. Guest accommodation fully renovated 2010, secure parking for 6 cars. Continental and Persian cuisine.<br />Outdoor di  …see more

from £229 / night

£1597 / week

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Chateau rental in Sers with swimming pool, golf nearby

Charente / Sers

7 19 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The charming Chateau de Seyres with its medieval and classical features is ideally located in a small village in the Charente region of South West France. It has been in the same family for several centuries.  …see more

from £581 / night

£2322 - £2402 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau in Montazeau

Dordogne / Montazeau

5 16 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
“We had the most amazing wedding here!” From the moment we found this gorgeous house online, we knew it was the place we wanted to get married. We had the most amazing time and the owners Iris and Michiel were brilliant and so helpful before, during an  …see more

from £110 / night

£1167 - £2825 / week

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Holiday chateau in Dangeau

Eure-et-Loir / Dangeau

9 19 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Château de Bouthonvilliers is located in the Dunois region, or more precisely in the Perche Göet, a charming region only 1 hour far from central Paris. A magnificent forest, of more than 100 hectares, surrounds this house which in the past was called Bos  …see more

from £518 / night

£2623 - £4378 / week

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from £518 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau in Granges d'Ans

Dordogne / Granges d'Ans

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
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 1  …see more

from £873 / night

£6097 - £7413 / week

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from £873 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Saone-et-Loire / Autun

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £110 / night

£632 / week

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from £110 / night