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After something a bit different for your next rural retreat?Take a break from the norm with our range of quirky holiday accommodation. We’ve got the lot: rustic shepherd huts, cute caravans, glorious converted chapels, unique cottages and more.



Whether you want to lose yourself deep in the countryside in a cosy log cabin, bed down in a peaceful poolside windmill or take in the sea views from one of our off-beat coastal lets, we can help make your escape to the country truly extraordinary.



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73 Holiday homes

Filters applied: Chateau

(9) Excellent 

28

Holiday chateau rental

Haute-Garonne / Aurignac

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

from £208 / night

£1450 - £1850 / week

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from £208 / 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

from £509 / night

£1957 - £3914 / week

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from £509 / night

(2) Excellent 

17

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

from £109 / night

£435 / week

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from £109 / night

23

Holiday chateau in Fecamp.

Seine-Maritime / Fecamp.

9 18 2 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £790 / night

£3158 - £5158 / week

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from £790 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

Holiday chateau with tennis court in Malicorne-sur-Sarthe

Sarthe / Malicorne-sur-Sarthe

9 15 6 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 6 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £345 / night

£2500 - £3895 / week

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from £345 / night

17

Epernay holiday chateau rental

Marne / Epernay

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £214 / night

£849 - £1517 / week

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from £214 / night

(2) Excellent 

29

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

from £522 / night

£2861 - £3592 / week

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from £522 / night

(1) Very Good 

16

Chateau rental in Autignac with swimming pool

Herault / Autignac

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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Holiday chateau in Brouzet-les-Ales

Gard / Brouzet-les-Ales

9 22 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £684 / night

£4783 / week

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from £684 / night

20

Chateau rental in Carlux

Dordogne / Carlux

14 28 2 nights min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 28
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £1544 / night

£6174 - £8184 / week

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from £1544 / night

50

Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Montjoi

Tarn-et-Garonne / Montjoi

13 26 7 nights min

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £736 / night

£5148 - £18592 / week

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from £736 / 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

from £248 / night

£1735 - £2131 / week

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from £248 / night

(8) Excellent 

15

Holiday chateau in Fontenay-le-Comte

Vendee / Fontenay-le-Comte

3 9 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool

from £195 / night

£1365 / week

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from £195 / night

(7) Very Good 

20

Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Nouzerolles

Gueret / Nouzerolles

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful place for a relaxing, family holiday” The chateau was perfect for the four of us, comfortable without feeling too show home and the August weather was great so we didn't stray far. The rural location is very peaceful but does mean that a c  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

32

Mortagne-sur-Gironde holiday chateau rental

Charente-Maritime / Mortagne-sur-Gironde

10 22 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“We had a great time - you should all go!” I went on holiday with 19 family and friends raning in age from 6 mths to 59 yrs old. We all had a great time with lots of things to do from going to the zoo, beach or sightseeing. The pool and hot tub were a  …see more

from £500 / night

£2000 - £5250 / week

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from £500 / night

(3) Excellent 

14

Holiday chateau in La Collarderie

Chinon / La Collarderie

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £112 / night

£783 / week

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from £112 / night

(3) Very Good 

26

Holiday chateau in Biron

Biron / La Capelle Biron

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“How a holidays is ment to be.” If you are looking for an atmospheric house with character and the possibility to play golf, swim or to make long walks on the property, we would strongly recommend a stay at Manoir de Montauriol. We enjoyed the estate,  …see more

from £1957 / night

£2827 - £4653 / week

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from £1957 / night

(5) Excellent 

23

Holiday chateau in Duras

Lot-et-Garonne / Duras

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic and Wonderous” We were told about Chateau des Egrons by friends from Australia who raved about their stay a couple of years ago. We booked in September and arrived in force; 3 generations of us! The place surpassed all our expectations and  …see more

from £400 / night

£2800 - £3900 / week

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from £400 / night

(3) Very Good 

13

Chateau rental in Libourne

Gironde / Libourne

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £240 / night

£1044 - £1218 / week

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from £240 / night

18

Holiday chateau in Argentat

Correze / Argentat

8 23 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 23
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

from £500 / night

£3783 - £6070 / week

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from £500 / night

(1) Excellent 

31

Holiday chateau rental

Charente-Maritime / Saint-Jean-d'Angely

6 17 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £272 / night

£1900 - £3900 / week

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from £272 / night

17

Holiday chateau in Richelieu

Indre-et-Loire / Richelieu

5 11 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden

from £632 / night

£2527 / week

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from £632 / 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

(7) Excellent 

24

Holiday chateau in Monte san Martino

Province of Macerata / Monte san Martino

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 43 km
  • Child friendly

from £63 / night

£435 / week

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from £63 / night

24

Holiday chateau rental

Dordogne / Lanouaille

13 29 2 nights min

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 29
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £4550 / night

£11900 - £13900 / week

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from £4550 / night

19

Holiday chateau rental

Vendee / Pouzauges

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £342 / night

£1423 - £1897 / week

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from £342 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Tours holiday chateau rental

Loire Valley / Tours

9 18 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £982 / night

£6870 - £8609 / week

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from £982 / night

(11) Very Good 

22

Holiday chateau in Fumel

Fumel / Bonaguil

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Holiday of a lifetime” We booked the main house and the coach house with a group of 16 for a special occasion through ownersdirect.com, some of us flew to Bergerac and some to Bordeaux. The short hours drive from berjarac was beautiful, extremely pict  …see more

from £286 / night

£2000 - £3750 / week

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from £286 / night

(2) Very Good 

24

Holiday chateau letting

Ardeche / Joyeuse

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful stay !” Gorgeous house, beautiful rooms. We loved the atmosphere of the house and the decoration was particularly fine. We strongly recommand the rooftop and its view ! Nous revenons !  …see more

from £95 / night

£661 - £1279 / week

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from £95 / night

20

Holiday chateau in Fromental

Haute-Vienne / Fromental

7 24 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £1138 / night

£4550 - £4708 / week

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from £1138 / night

(2) Excellent 

16

Cote d'Or / Recey-sur-Ource

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £18 / night

£435 - £1166 / week

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from £18 / night

(1) Excellent 

30

Faro District / Alte

5 11 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £114 / night

£568 - £1000 / week

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from £114 / night

20

Riberac holiday chateau rental

Dordogne / Riberac

11 28 2 nights min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 28
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £3224 / night

£9102 - £17255 / week

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from £3224 / night

17

Holiday chateau rental

Gers / Auch

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £560 / night

£3914 / week

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from £560 / night

(14) Excellent 

23

Ski chateau to rent in Plaigne

Aude / Plaigne

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“I love this place” We spend a whole week in the Chateau de la Commanderie for a seminar. Rebecca (the owner) made our stay very pleasant by taking care of us. The Castel is very nice, clean and we really enjoyed it (as well as the swimming pool).  …see more

from £1479 / night

£4957 - £5827 / week

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from £1479 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Ski chateau to rent in Gere-Belesten

Bearn / Gere-Belesten

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski

from £300 / night

£2000 / week

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from £300 / night

(12) 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

from £560 / night

£3914 - £5214 / week

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from £560 / night

(1) Excellent 

33

Colombieres-sur-Orb holiday chateau rental

Herault / Colombieres-sur-Orb

14 36 2 nights min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 36
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £783 / night

£3783 / week

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from £783 / night

(8) Excellent 

20

Holiday chateau rental

Lot / Frayssinet

12 24 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A perfect family get together” For an extended family get together we had a long list of requirements which were all provided by Chateau Lamostonie. Joanna couldn’t have been more patient and helpful during the booking process with all our requests fo  …see more

from £900 / night

£4500 - £11360 / week

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from £900 / 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
“50th Birthday Surprise” Well what can we say about this chateau.........Book it!! We held a 50th birthday surprise for my wife at the chateau - it was perfect, it is a simply stunning property - kids will love roaming and hunting around the house and  …see more

from £304 / night

£1520 - £2995 / week

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from £304 / night

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