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Need a bit of a break? Looking to book a short stay somewhere? Forget hotels - take a short break in a holiday home that suits your needs.



Many of the private properties listed on holidaylettings.co.uk are available out of season - or throughout the year for short breaks. Whether you are looking for a long weekend in a vibrant European city, or a couple of days peace and quiet in the countryside there are thousands of cottages, apartments and homes to choose from.



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(1) Very Good 

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North Rhine-Westphalia / Much

3 12 1 night min

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

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from £114 / night

£240 - £1034 / week

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from £114 / night

(4) Excellent 

23

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 £306 / night

£1688 - £4670 / week

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from £306 / night

(1) Excellent 

17

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 16.  …see more

from £466 / night

£1862 - £2562 / week

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from £466 / night

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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 £421 / night

£2522 - £3648 / week

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from £421 / night

(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 £492 / night

£1891 - £3782 / week

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from £492 / night

(2) Excellent 

18

Gironde / Lignan-De-Bordeaux

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £349 / night

£2101 - £3992 / week

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from £349 / 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 have roe  …see more

from £240 / night

£1677 - £2059 / week

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from £240 / night

(1) Excellent 

17

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 £330 / night

£1320 - £3255 / week

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from £330 / night

(2) Excellent 

22

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.Château de Mont-Félix was constructed in the 1820's by  …see more

from £480 / night

£3500 - £4500 / week

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from £480 / 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 £101 / night

£505 - £589 / week

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from £101 / night

(11) Excellent 

16

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 £469 / night

£3278 - £5038 / week

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from £469 / 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

(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 £127 / night

£505 / week

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from £127 / night

(22) Excellent 

17

Vaucluse / Avignon

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £177 / night

£1093 - £1429 / week

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from £177 / night

(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 £106 / night

£1118 - £2706 / week

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from £106 / night

(11) Excellent 

28

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 16 people. Château de R  …see more

from £837 / night

£5841 - £7101 / week

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from £837 / night

(3) Very Good 

12

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 £211 / night

£1051 / week

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from £211 / night

(15) Excellent 

28

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 £337 / night

£2101 - £2774 / week

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from £337 / night

(3) Excellent 

18

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 £364 / night

£606 - £2101 / week

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from £364 / night

(2) Excellent 

17

Bourg holiday chateau rental

Gironde / Bourg

1 5 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Within Côtes de Bourg vineyard appellation this residence is central to the entire Bordeaux wne iterritory.  …see more

from £106 / night

£421 / week

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from £106 / night

(2) Very Good 

11

Upper Palatinate / Regensburg

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

 …see more

from £133 / night

£930 / week

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from £133 / night

(4) Very Good 

24

Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Cazoules

Dordogne / Cazoules

17 35 Min stay varies

  • 17 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 35
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
chateau raysse, chateau, castle, france, dordogne, weekly rental, weddings, swimming pool, steam room, cycling, trampoline, snooker table, local bakery, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, golf, horse riding, water park, climbing, walking, wine tasting, Forest Adventure ParkSo  …see more

from £816 / night

£5664 - £10853 / week

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from £816 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ski chateau to rent in Levoca

Presov Region / Levoca

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“The unexpected treat of the year!” Where do we start? After having our previous accommodation cancelled three weeks before Christmas we were desperately looking for a replacement where we came across this amazing local heritage site that is owned by S  …see more

from £169 / night

£1009 - £1261 / week

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from £169 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Chateau rental in Lasserre-de-Prouille with swimming pool

Aude / Lasserre-de-Prouille

6 15 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Chateau Lazerre sits at the edge of a very pretty circular hilltop village some 20km west of Carcassonne. It enjoys the most stunning views of the Aude vineyards and countryside stretching to the snow capped Pyrenees.  …see more

from £374 / night

£1496 - £2640 / week

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from £374 / night

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Mauvaisin holiday chateau accommodation

Haute-Garonne / Mauvaisin

6 16 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
In a park with old trees, this place brings calm and disconnection. It is also the heart of & # 039; a local d & # 039 dynamic, exchange and creation because it is associated for many years with cultural, craft and green initiatives .  …see more

from £253 / night

£1261 - £2639 / week

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from £253 / night

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Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Arbis

Gironde / Arbis

5 12 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 95 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Chateau Vert is an 18th century castle furnished in a contemporary and warm style with antique and modern furniture. Your stay in the Chateau will almost certainly leave you with warm memories to last a lifetime.  …see more

from £843 / night

£2871 - £4862 / week

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from £843 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau in Azay-le-Rideau

Loire Valley / Azay-le-Rideau

6 12 Min stay varies

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

£1219 - £1765 / week

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from £169 / 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 chteau, 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

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau with tennis court in Malicorne-sur-Sarthe

Sarthe / Malicorne-sur-Sarthe

9 15 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 - £5495 / week

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from £345 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

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

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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 £412 / night

£580 / week

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from £412 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Tarn-et-Garonne / Espalais

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £192 / night

£1051 / week

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from £192 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Aying holiday chateau rental

Upper Bavaria / Aying

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic chateaux, lovely location” Just back from a lovely week in Aying, the house was beautiful and has everything we needed, very rural location which suited us perfectly, on site of stables so horses & dogs around most of the day, house was clea  …see more

from £85 / night

£589 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

27

Province of Agrigento / Menfi

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £127 / night

£437 - £1051 / week

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from £127 / 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 £24 / night

£165 / week

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from £24 / 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 £106 / night

£606 / week

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from £106 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Faro District / Sao Bartolomeu de Messines

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £96 / night

£672 - £2002 / week

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from £96 / night

10

Dordogne / Saint-Aulaye

5 9 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £261 / night

£1824 / week

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from £261 / night

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Chateau rental in Triora

Province of Imperia / Triora

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
Top 100 in Italy! League of the most beautiful - officially. Huge vacation rental with panoramic views. Free WIFI. GB satellite TV freeview. Walkers' Heaven: Rivers, Natural Pools & Cascades, Amazing Flora & Fauna; Easy Driving, Sea 40 Mins easy drive. Hi  …see more

from £150 / night

£675 / week

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from £150 / 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
An authentic 19th century Chteau in the heart of the famous Burgundy vineyard region, next to Beaune and Meursault. Nestling in a beautiful and natural 6 hectare park, the chateau provides character and charm in an ideal, tranquil location.The chateau provides cooking c  …see more

from £1340 / night

£6650 / week

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from £1340 / night