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Looking for something outrageously different for your next holiday? Then take a look at these holiday castles, windmills, yurts and manor houses that are all available for you to book and make your holiday an extraordinary one.


And there’s plenty to choose from: you could set your loved one's heart racing with a fairy-tale break to a French chateau or rent a houseboat in Amsterdam with your pals. Or how about escaping to a cosy log cabin in the mountains, or going glamping on a yurt holiday in Devon or Cornwall.


If stunning and unusual architecture is for you, rent a regal castle in the Scottish Highlands, a quirky lighthouse by the sea or return to a bygone age on a windmill holiday in Greece.

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Meuse / Ligny-en-Barrois

6 10 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £95 / night

£665 - £850 / week

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from £95 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Limerick

County Limerick / Limerick

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
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

from £296 / night

£2016 - £2821 / week

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from £296 / night

44

Holiday castle accommodation

Province of Livorno / Venturina

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Castello Gran Duca is a wonderful 16th Century castle in a perfect position enjoying a lovely panorama over the countryside with views to the Elba Island and the sea beyond. This unique ancient castle, once the abode of Leopold II Grand Duke of Tuscany, is in a peacef  …see more

from £1223 / night

£8548 - £17095 / week

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from £1223 / night

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Castle rental in Stia

Province of Arezzo / Stia

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
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

from £52 / night

£321 - £342 / week

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from £52 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Pagkia holiday castle rental

Laconia Region / Pagkia

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Friendly, cosy, clean, authentic castle!” We spent a week in Petrongonas Castle in August 2013 and had a wonderful holiday far away from the tourist scene! The castle has plenty of space, is tastefully furnished and decorated with emphasis on cos  …see more

from £69 / night

£471 - £513 / week

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from £69 / night

31

Castle accommodation in Neuille with swimming pool, golf nearby

Maine et Loire / Neuille

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Historic opulence, a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by lush greenery and vast living spaces makes this magnificent mansion the perfect locale for a secluded retreat in Maine-et-Loire.  …see more

from £549 / night

£2324 - £3508 / week

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from £549 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday castle in Dover

Kent / Dover

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £65 / night

£375 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Kilmarnock

East Ayrshire / Kilmarnock

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
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

from £364 / night

£1990 - £4565 / week

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from £364 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday castle with swimming pool in Celra

Province of Girona / Celra

7 14 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Swimming pool
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

from £48 / night

£4701 - £5129 / week

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from £48 / night

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Vaucluse / Althen-des-Paluds

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

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(2) Excellent 

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Castle rental in Meslay-du-Maine

Mayenne / Meslay-du-Maine

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
**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

from £500 / night

£2800 - £5300 / week

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from £500 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Castle accommodation in Petite Calivigny with swimming pool

St. George's / Petite Calivigny

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
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

from £200 / night

£1300 / week

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from £200 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Greve in Chianti / Strada in Chianti

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £82 / night

£569 / week

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from £82 / night

(2) Excellent 

22

Holiday castle rental

North Brabant Province / Tilburg

5 13 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
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

from £150 / night

£1022 - £1637 / week

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from £150 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Var / Carces

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £385 / night

£1624 - £2992 / week

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from £385 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Otranto holiday castle rental

Province of Lecce / Otranto

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Romantic and Historic apartment in front of the Castle of Otranto and the sea. Salento Italy  …see more

from £308 / night

£684 - £2137 / week

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from £308 / night

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Calgary holiday castle rental

Isle of Mull / Calgary

8 16 7 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Calgary Castle is a spacious, historic building, dating from about 1775, offering comfortable, warm accommodation. Overlooking the stunning white sands of Calgary bay the castle it is surrounded by approximately 48 acres of woods and a beautiful private walled garden.  …see more

from £332 / night

£2320 - £3580 / week

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from £332 / night

37

Saxony-Anhalt / Querfurt

5 15 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £95 / night

£659 / week

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from £95 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Vendee / La Flocelliere

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £232 / night

£1624 - £1983 / week

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from £232 / night

21

Ardeche / Lamastre

3 30 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £95 / night

£620 / week

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from £95 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Pagkia

Laconia Region / Pagkia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“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  …see more

from £68 / night

£471 - £994 / week

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from £68 / night

4

Province of Naples / Vico Equense

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £60 / night

£385 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Pisa / Palaia

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

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from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Prato

Province of Prato / Prato

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Poggio a Corte has recently been refurbished and can put up to 14 guests. The 5 rooms and the suite – all equipped with A/C, telephone and Wi-Fi – are finely decoreted in accordance with Tuscan tradition yet paying attention to spaciousness. Guests can in fa  …see more

from £684 / night

£4787 - £7778 / week

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from £684 / night

44

Province of Piacenza / Nibbiano

6 15 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £530 / night

£3146 - £3377 / week

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from £530 / night

14

Province of Ascoli Piceno / Acquasanta Terme

4 13 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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Holiday castle in Courtenay

Loiret / Courtenay

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
Grande et belle maison sur grand terrain pour 10 personnes avec 5 Chambres, Grande cuisine entièrement équipée, Salle à manger/Séjour, 2 salles d'eau, 2 Salons, 2 toilettes indépendantes, - Parc privé de 3300 m²  …see more

from £240 / night

£1283 / week

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from £240 / night

12

Holiday castle in Fermoy

County Cork / Fermoy

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
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

from £94 / night

£650 - £727 / week

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from £94 / night

(33) Excellent 

62

Holiday castle letting

Falkirk District / Airth

6 18 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Stunning self catering medieval holiday castle to let near Bannockburn with banqueting hall, logfire, rural retreat. Central to Edinburgh, Stirling & Glasgow with easy access to Scottish Highlands. Available for Hen Weekends, Birthdays, Weddings and Celebrations.  …see more

from £750 / night

£3500 - £5500 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Pisa

Province of Pisa / Pisa

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“The perfect base for discovering Tuscany” We cannot express enough our gratitude to our hosts for all of the help that they provided us with from the moment we arrived, especially with booking us, (non Italian speaking), into the local restaurant, (no  …see more

from £86 / night

£530 - £590 / week

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from £86 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Piegaro

Province of Perugia / Piegaro

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £154 / night

£599 / week

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23

Vienne / Chatellerault, Vienne

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

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from £269 / night

£1881 - £61710 / week

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from £269 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Rhone / Regnie-Durette

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £112 / night

£718 - £1436 / week

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from £112 / night

17

Holiday castle with indoor pool in Clevedon

Somerset / Clevedon

8 16 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The C17th Castle is a Grade II listed detached hill top property. It boasts glorious 360 degree views over wooded North Somerset countryside on one side and across the Bristol Channel to Wales on the other. It is a spectacular castle ideal for memorable holiday.  …see more

from £1595 / night

£6433 - £16595 / week

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from £1595 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Loire Valley / Tours

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

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from £197 / night

£1377 / week

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from £197 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Castle rental in Clermont l'Herault with swimming pool

Clermont l'Herault / Puilacher

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The Puilacher castle is a XV/XVIIth century historical monument listed by the French Ministry for Culture. It has all modern conveniences including air-conditioning, a 6x12 m large swimming-pool, an exhibition room for beautiful contemporary African Art.<br />The  …see more

from £599 / night

£2560 - £3415 / week

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from £599 / night

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Holiday castle rental

Eure-et-Loir / Dangeau

11 19 Min stay varies

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
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

from £368 / night

£2556 - £4265 / week

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from £368 / night

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Castle rental in Poissy

Yvelines / Poissy

6 12 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
15 minutes from the capital, this magnificent estate is tucked away in the quiet outskirts of Paris. Much like Marie-Antoinette’s hamlet, the property was orignally the country estate of aristrocrats who sought a rural escape from life in the city. The house was c  …see more

from £1283 / night

£5257 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Mykonos Town holiday castle rental

Mykonos Town / Mykonos Town

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Amazing view to Mykonos town,Sunset,islands ans Sea.Close to the town.Very privet with exclusive service.  …see more

from £231 / night

£2394 / week

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(8) Very Good 

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Eure / Saint-Christophe-sur-Conde

9 15 1 night min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £342 / night

£2394 / week

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from £342 / night