Combine luxury with history for a truly remarkable holiday

Bored of hotels? Holiday like a royal with this round-up of lavish getaways and traditional castle retreats.

Château Le Petit Verdus – Bordeaux, France

Château Le Petit Verdus - Bordeaux, France

Located amid the stunning countryside and rolling vineyards of the Entre-deux-Mers region of France, Château Le Petit Verdus is an enchanting 19th-century castle set in its own private grounds of 50 acres, with woodlands, lawns and 10 acres of vineyards, swimming pool, and tennis courts. Accommodating up to 12 guests, it’s the ultimate tranquil retreat and less than 25 minutes from the centre of Bordeaux city.

Campiglia Marittima Castle – Tuscany, Italy

Campiglia Marittima Castle - Tuscany, Italy

In the heart of Tuscany, there is a wonderful castle dating back to the 16th century, situated in a panoramic location on the hills surrounding the beautiful Campiglia Marittima. This romantic-style building, which has preserved its ancient charm and its original architectural features, enjoys enchanting views over a valley below and, on clear days, over the island Elba. Like in all our enchanting Italian villa rentals in Tuscany, the furnishing and the decorations are in a noble Tuscan style dating back to the late 16th century. What’s more, the lavish property comes equipped with a large swimming pool, multiple dressing rooms, Jacuzzi, air-conditioning and a mini bar in each bedroom.

 Castle of Lisheen – County of Tipperary, Ireland

 Castle of Lisheen - County of Tipperary, Ireland

The Castle of Lisheen is a true piece of history, standing sentry among the rolling green hills of Munster since the early 19th century. Restored and re-opened in 2000 as a luxury vacation property, this entire castle is available to hire for all of your royal dreams. The County of Tipperary also offers visitors a central location in Ireland, making it ideal to access various surrounding towns and cities on a day trip basis.

Duns Castle – South of Edinburgh, Scotland

Duns Castle - South of Edinburgh, Scotland

The stunning Duns Castle is located in the Scottish borders just less than one hour south of Edinburgh and is the centrepiece of a beautiful 1200-acre estate. Steeped in history, the oldest part of the castle dates back to 1320 and it was here that the Covenanters amassed their forces in 1639 to protect Scotland’s freedom of worship. Today, the Castle is a haven of beauty and tranquillity for guests to unwind and enjoy ultimate relaxation. The estate boasts its own nature reserve, extensive forest trails and bespoke outdoor activities including falconry, clay pigeon and archery.

D’Day Chateau – Normandy, France

D'Day Chateau - Normandy, France

History buff? The D’Day Chateau could be the one for you. Located between Cherbourg and Bayeux and just 5 minutes away from Valognes, the Chateau provides the perfect base to explore Bayeux, the D-Day landing beaches, the Bayeux Tapestry and Le Mont Saint Michel. What’s more, you can feel the history within the castle walls themselves, as this is the exact location where US General Lawton Collins and German General Von Schlieben signed the monumental Treaty of Cherbourg in 1944. And if you’re also looking for a touch of luxury, the Chateau boasts swimming pools, tennis courts and an outdoor park area.

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Last modified: June 10, 2021

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