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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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(9) Excellent 

18

Chateau Jautrudon - Journet chateau sleeps 16

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 £509 / night

£1957 - £3914 / week

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from £509 / 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 £316 / night

£1747 - £4833 / week

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from £316 / night

(1) Very Good 

10

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 £118 / night

£248 - £1070 / week

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from £118 / night

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(1) 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 £361 / night

£2174 - £4131 / week

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from £361 / night

(2) Excellent 

29

Château Les Dryades - Pouligny-Notre-Dame chateau sleeps 14

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
In the heart of France, the château stands within its own moated courtyard garden and is ideally situated within walking distance from Les Dryades 4 star golf & spa resort. The chateau comfortably accommodates 14 guests, with 7 well appointed bedrooms (all en-suite),  …see more

from £522 / night

£2148 - £3870 / week

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from £522 / night

21

Casa Artuico - Strassoldo chateau sleeps 3

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
CASA ARTUICO (80 sqm - 1 floor - sleeps from 2 to 3 people)A lovely medieval stone home with private garden belonging to the castle of Strassoldo di Sopra.it is distributed on one-floor and was completely restored in 2012 using ancient and natural tecniques and material  …see more

from £105 / night

£522 - £609 / week

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from £105 / night

24

Charente / Angouleme

7 15 Min stay varies

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

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from £435 / night

£2609 - £3305 / week

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from £435 / night

(3) Very Good 

4

Haute-Vienne / Nantiat

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £94 / night

£653 / week

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from £94 / night

(6) Excellent 

27

CHILDFRIENDLY&CHARACTER&DESIGN - Montazeau chateau sleeps 16

Dordogne / Montazeau

5 16 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 £109 / night

£1157 - £2800 / week

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from £109 / night

(14) Excellent 

28

Charming Country Castle HORTES - Pezenas chateau sleeps 10

Herault / Pezenas

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
The chateau is surrounded by vineyards and is a 10 minute walk to the centre of the charming village of BESSAN. It is a haven of peace and tranquility, ideal for up to 10 people. All the rooms look onto the gardens. The elegant and bright drawing room, featuring comfor  …see more

from £348 / night

£2174 - £2870 / week

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from £348 / night

(11) Excellent 

28

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
  • 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 £827 / night

£5566 - £7348 / week

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from £827 / night

(1) Excellent 

17

Astier Petit Chateau - Saint-Astier chateau sleeps 16

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 chateau offers something for all ages. The main house and neighbouring cottage are rented together for groups of up to 16.As  …see more

from £466 / night

£1862 - £4343 / week

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from £466 / night

(5) Excellent 

22

Rez de Jardin Chateau de Bézyl - Sixt-Sur-Aff chateau sleeps 12

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 £248 / night

£1735 - £2131 / week

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from £248 / night

(5) Excellent 

42

Spillenberg House, UNESCO Levoca. Ski Villa. - Levoca chateau sleeps 8

Presov Region / Levoca

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
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 £131 / night

£1044 - £1218 / week

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from £131 / night

12

Chateau Alois - Ciney chateau sleeps 35

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, three kilometres from the town of Ciney, this recently renovated and extremely well appointed Chateau Alois was once the home of the Bishops of Luik. It dates back to the 12th century and remained in ecclesiastical hands until the  …see more

from £771 / night

£2171 - £5036 / week

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from £771 / night

20

Chateau Flacelliere Pavilion - Bressuire chateau sleeps 14

Deux-Sevres / Bressuire

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The historical Chateau de la Flacelliere is located in the Western Loire and is available for booking by the day, the week, the month or longer. It is the magnificent Pavilion building next to the main chateau that is available for hire. The extensive grounds of the est  …see more

from £423 / night

£1502 - £2065 / week

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from £423 / night

(6) Excellent 

10

Chapelgarth Country House for family celebrations - Great Broughton chateau sleeps 17

North Yorkshire / Great Broughton

7 17 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Chapelgarth is an Edwardian house built in 1909. It is large but very welcoming. It has big windows which ensure it is light and airy. The house has plenty of areas where adults and children can congregate - it includes a formal drawing room, a family room and a snug ro  …see more

from £470 / night

£2100 - £2400 / week

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from £470 / night

18

Chateau du Marquis de Tracy - Paray-Le-Fresil chateau sleeps 18

Allier / Paray-Le-Fresil

8 18 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Nestled in the heart of an English style park of 20 hectares, kept cool by 2 ponds, the elegant Chateau du Marquis de Tracy will comfortably accommodate up to 14 adults and 6 children in 8 bedrooms. It is fully equipped with all modern facilities but maintains the charm  …see more

from £760 / night

£1949 - £2669 / week

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from £760 / night

(1) Excellent 

17

Chateau Le Brun - Brinon-sur-Sauldre chateau sleeps 12

Cher / Brinon-sur-Sauldre

4 12 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Take a step back into French history as you enter the 17th century Chateau Le Brun, originally a hunting lodge owned by Chancellor Seguier, Minister of Finances under Louis XIII and Louis XIV.This private family property has a 52 acre park which offers their guests 4 sp  …see more

from £337 / night

£1345 - £3317 / week

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from £337 / night

(2) Excellent 

17

splendid loft in maison de maître near Bordeaux - Bourg chateau sleeps 5

Gironde / Bourg

1 5 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Situated on the outskirts and in view of the ancient village of Bourg-sur-Gironde 33710, twenty minutes from Bordeaux and just an hour from the Atlantic coast, this 80m2 fully equipped loft looks out over organic orchards and parkland entirely accessible on foot. Our i  …see more

from £109 / night

£435 / week

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from £109 / 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 £131 / night

£522 / week

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from £131 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

Chateau de la Marquise Thesut - Lans chateau sleeps 14

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 pool. T  …see more

from £871 / night

£3482 - £5086 / week

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from £871 / night

20

Chateau De Giats - Giat chateau sleeps 18

Puy-de-Dome / Giat

8 18 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
After a period of intense renovation the beautiful Chateau de Giats is now available for holiday rentals. The property has 8 bedrooms to comfortably sleep up to 15 adults.The chateau belonged, until recently, to the 'De-Noblat' family. It's last noble occ  …see more

from £256 / night

£1790 - £2264 / week

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from £256 / night

(1) Excellent 

14

Chatham 6:3 - Carre d'Or chateau sleeps 6

Nice / Carre d'Or

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
Lovely 3 room apartment. Situated at 6th floor. Elevator.Two bedrooms with double bed.Living room with a sofa bed for two.TV, DVD. Air conditioning. Internet access in the apartment.Fresh kitchenette equipped with dishwasher, stove, oven, etc.Bathroom with shower and WC  …see more

from £79 / night

£566 - £692 / week

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from £79 / night

(5) Excellent 

24

Chateau de La Plaine - Lencloitre chateau sleeps 16

Vienne / Lencloitre

9 16 3 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Located near a small town with all amenities, it is a perfect starting point for visiting the Loire Valley castles and the rich local architecture, go wine tasting, enjoy the local gourmet restaurants, go shopping for paintings and antiques, and generally enjoy life an  …see more

from £653 / night

£3653 / week

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from £653 / night

24

Charente-Maritime / Saint-Savinien

8 23 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 23
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £218 / night

£1522 - £2600 / week

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from £218 / night

14

Chateau De Cource - Fontenay-sur-Mer chateau sleeps 14

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 benefits from a harmonious and romantic atmosphere. The warmth of the chateau is created by its numerous wood panels, mouldings and light that streams through the large windows on each side of the property. All the reception rooms have windows at the f  …see more

from £1652 / night

£5189 - £6227 / week

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from £1652 / night

20

Chateau Guygaudie - Saint-Martin-de-Ribérac chateau sleeps 14

Dordogne / Saint-Martin-de-Ribérac

6 14 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The historic luxurious Chateau Guygaudie is situated in three acres of land, walled and gated. Its a perfect 5 star venue, price includes chef and maid. 5 Mins from a market town, 15 mins from a beach. No hidden extras!The Château has a dreamy quality that resonates  …see more

from £948 / night

£3790 / week

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from £948 / night

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Chateau De Jonquier - Epreville-en-Roumois chateau sleeps 16

Eure / Epreville-en-Roumois

8 16 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Chateau de Jonquier is a 17th Century Empire Chateau, a family friendly property of 5 acres with heated pool, pond and formal gardens. There is a formal dining room and salon, a french country kitchen and a library. A large informal living area for children comes with P  …see more

from £2005 / night

£5614 / week

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from £2005 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

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 £109 / night

£627 / week

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from £109 / night

21

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 £427 / night

£600 / week

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from £427 / night

(3) Excellent 

18

La Demeure de Bizard - Monthou-sur-Cher chateau sleeps 14

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 £377 / night

£627 - £2174 / week

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from £377 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Le Chateau. Large village house. - Le Mans chateau sleeps 10

Sarthe / Le Mans

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
Le Chateau is a large medieval house set on the edge of a small rural village in the Pays de la Loire countryside. It is situated at the end of a 'no through' road within it's own secure garden an ideal place for relaxing and enjoying summer bbq's. The property has 4 d  …see more

from £195 / night

£1250 - £1575 / week

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from £195 / night

(3) Excellent 

20

Chateau De Champ Carre Estate - Tailly chateau sleeps 20

Cote d'Or / Tailly

10 20 2 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
An ancestral residence of which the origins date back to the early years of the 18th century, with the construction of the “hunting lodge”, followed by the construction of the chateau in the 10th century under the rule of Napoleon 3rd. It was the property of the Cha  …see more

from £1776 / night

£6340 - £8775 / week

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from £1776 / night

(3) Very Good 

12

le chateau de st chamarand - Saint-Chamarand chateau sleeps 10

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,Rodez,B  …see more

from £218 / night

£1087 / week

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from £218 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Chateau de Bellecare - Belcaire chateau sleeps 16

Aude / Belcaire

8 16 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This recently renovated property, dating back to the 17th century, is sited on the edge of a medieval village only two minutes walk away from the boulangerie, boucherie and alimentation in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Chateau de Bellecare faces south and has breathtak  …see more

from £748 / night

£2990 - £3555 / week

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from £748 / 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
  • Pet friendly

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from £138 / night

£962 / week

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from £138 / night

20

Chateau Montstruce - Targon chateau sleeps 14

Gironde / Targon

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Chateau Montstruce is set amid the beautiful countryside and rolling vineyards of the Entre-deux-Mers region of France. It is a tranquil and peaceful haven only 40 minutes from the centre of Bordeaux and the international airport. The historic town of St. Emilion - a wo  …see more

from £987 / night

£3948 / week

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from £987 / night

20

Chateau De Montare - Fromental chateau sleeps 24

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 as they will love the outdoor areas and at the same time it is completely safe so the parents  …see more

from £1138 / night

£4550 - £4708 / week

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from £1138 / night

(1) Excellent 

22

Charming Chateau to Relax in Style and Space - Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain chateau sleeps 13

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
This Holiday Château is available for hire for groups and parties. Close to all the grand Chateaux and Loire valley vine yards. This castle for hire is traditional in many ways, take your choice how you would like to relax. A charming château that offers evenings by t  …see more

from £480 / night

£3500 / week

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