Mountain holidays aren't just restricted to skiing and snowboarding in winter - Summer bring plenty of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.
Mountain biking, hiking, lake swimming and watersports are among the opportunities for the energetic. Or if you're after a more sedate break, then there are lakeside beaches to relax on, flora and fauna for nature lovers, or just enjoy the fresh mountain air and the stunning scenery.
Have a break from the coast this summer and head for the mountains...
Medieval Little Guard Tower situated in a beautiful and undiscovered corner of Tuscany, the Casentino Valley, between Arezzo and Florence.
Enjoy the beauty and peace of the ancient hamlet of Porciano with its stone paved walkways, centuries old church and breathtaking v …see more
“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
This place is a jewel, a wonderful and unusual property. We went at Christmas and Michelle kindly put up tasteful decorations for us. It made our Christmas. The property is warm and has loads of chara… More
Many thanks for your kind words Lea. I'm so glad you enjoyed your Christmas at the Gate House and hope we can welcome you back sometime very soon. Best regards, Michelle.
“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
Well what to say if you want quirky and peace full this is the place to go ! Mani is an amazing place in Greece its full of architecture and history but with the added bonus of these mini style castle… More
Dear Matt many thanks for your kind review. As you were our first guest in the castle, you will always stay in our hearts. Hope to see you again on our castle.
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
“The perfect holiday” We stayed at Glentruim with family and friends to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. It was fantastic. The castle is beautiful, unspoilt and homely, you can feel the warmth of the place as soon as you walk through the door. It
“THE BEST BIRTHDAY BASH IN THE MOST AMAZING CASTLE”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2013
Returned to Glentruim for a Special Birthday!
The Comfort, Space, Hot-tub, Cinema room, Log fires and Scenery are all fantastic.
13 girls spent 3 nights at this amazing Castle. The beauty of stayin… More
Thank you for your great review. Glentruim is a beautiful place and we are delighted that all of our guests enjoy it as much as we do. Our aim is to provide excellent accommodation and a warm and welcoming environment in which our guests feel totally relaxed and at home, and to create special memories that will live with them forever more. The fact that you are a repeat customer several times over speaks volumes. Thanks and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
“Think of an amazing, beautiful castle and multiply by 50”
Reviewed 20 May 2013
Glentrium Castle was out of this world, incredible. I have never in my life stayed in such an amazing self catering accommodation, let alone a castle! It is a beautiful castle, very large, but not sca… More
“Unbeatable stay in the most idyllic location and accommodation”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2013
We could never have imagined how individual and special Glentruim Castle was before we came - the photos just cannot convey it. We stayed as a group of 16 (using a lodge too) and the entire accommoda… More
This mansion, located in Marino, is ideal for 10 vacationers. It offers 4 bedrooms, an enclosed garden and WiFi.
The lounge is perfect for unwinding after a day of exploration. Curl up on the comfortable sofa and enjoy a good book in front of the fireplace or take adva …see more
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
Le Chateau de la Vallee is idyllically set in beautiful rolling countryside.next to the beautiful Forest of Eu and nestling on the edge of the pretty village of Grandcourt. It is divided into two halves each sleeping up to 10 (4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in each wing) w …see more
The silence which surrounds this rural property is part of the charm for our visitors. Beyond the gate, in the privacy of a small garden, guests can enjoy great peace and tranquility - and the small patio offers a wonderful opportunity to dine 'al fresco' …see more
Circular tower in the style of a traditional Caribbean windmill for crushing sugar cane. Four poster bed. Swimming pool. Outside kitchen. Luxury furnishings. Fantastic panoramic views of the sea and mountains.<br />We advise hiring a car although many guests have …see more
“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
“Such a beautiful setting: the perfect place to relax whilst the children have fun exploring.”
Reviewed 9 Oct 2012
The apartment is very well appointed, and stylishly decorated and furnished. The kitchen is small but quite adequate and contained everything necessary for a week's stay. It was clean, comfortable and… More
“A haven of peace and quiet”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2012
The castle is in an excellent setting high up offering superb all round views.The accomodation is tastefully decorated and very well equiped and comfortable.The position of Gaiche is convenient for si… More
“The chateau is fabulous and we had a great time.”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2016
The chateau is well arranged to sleep 8. Our party comprised two families travelling separately from UK and Austria. It was great to have a wing per family on the first floor with connecting door. The… More
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
Si quieres disfrutar de la naturaleza y todas sus posibilidades, como por ejemplo rutas a caballo, pistas de esquí, escalada, senderismo, ciclismo o simplemente de su tranquilidad a cuerpo de rey, te ofrecemos la posibilidad de hacerlo en el Castillo de Lla&eacut …see more
Enjoy your own private castle with an intimate, inviting atmosphere and laid-back way of living. Perfectly suited to travelers wanting to spark their imagination with a sense of place and contact with locals.
The castle is adjacent to a nature reserve with lush rollin …see more
“Beautiful Villa and Excellent hosts!” I would like to recommend Villa Parra and in particular at the "three centuries of art" apartment as my family and I had a very pleasant stay there. Both Donatella and her husband were very kind and helpful and a
My family and I have just come back form holiday form this truly beautiful place.
We have two daughters, 6 and 13 and they loved every minute of their stay.
It was a truly unique experience. Donate… More
Thank you for yur prompt and kind review of your stay in the castle. I am happy to read that you got the feel of the house and the friendly atmoshere of living in Tuscany.
You have seen many places, but there are further beautiful sites to visit in the area; see you soon!!
“A little touch of heaven”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2012
Our stay at the Villa di Lupo was wonderful. Donatella and Antonio are magnificent hosts. Their love of the historic value of the villa is evident every time they speak of the villa. The restoration … More
Thank you so much for getting the feel of the house and sharing our love for the villa and its story. We look forward to welcoming you again soon at villa Di Lupo Parra
Reviewed 24 Jul 2011
I am almost afraid to write this review in case I have trouble with availability next year. We have visited the villa on 3 occasions and each one has been memorable. Our elder daughter is visiting in … More
Warm thanks again for your wonderful and flattering review. And now, my dear friends, it is time for your fourth visit. We are so happy and really looking forward to welcoming you once more in "your" house. See you soon at Pisa airport.
Le temps d’une semaine, menez la vie de château dans une majestueuse demeure historique, au sein d’un cadre naturel préservé, à la frontière de la Beauce et du Perche. À 1h20 de Paris, entre Chartres et Châteaud …see more
The Chateau de St Louis Keep offers luxurious accommodation to sleep a maximum of 16 in its 8 stately en-suite guest rooms. The Keep provides overnight and weekly rental options with sumptuous entertainment for guests. …see more
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
16 th century manor house located near Valognes, Cherbourg (ferries, 25 km) and the d-day beaches with Utah beach , Omaha beach and sainte mere l’église. You will be made very welcome in this property in a quiet environment with 2.5 ha of landscaped garden …see more
**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
The self catering Chateau and its delightful Gatehouse (2 adjoining properties) provide a truly relaxing environment to enjoy a Wedding, holiday or other special occasion with family and friends. The Chateau was built in 1820 and is set in 10 acres of beautiful parkland …see more
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
“If you love and appreciate Italian art and architecture then this is the place to be” A fabulous opportunity to step back in time into Italian history. What an amazing place owned by a beautiful lady dedicated to restore her home to show and share th
My husband & I stayed here for our honeymoon in September.
It is a villa full of character; from the sweeping staircase to the amazing frescos on the walls & ceilings.
Quiet & peaceful location an… More
“A good base for travelling round Tuscany”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2011
The owners are very welcoming, providing pick up from the airport and return which was very much appreciated also the trips to the supermarket to stock up on supplies. A welcome pack which was again a… More
“Beautiful Surroundings, Lovely People.”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2011
We booked a week at this fantastic period property at very short notice. The hosts could not be friendlier, picking us up at the station, providing basic food and treating us more like friends than gu… More
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