Kilmartin Castle – Argyll and Bute, Schuttland
Located on the Kilmartin Glen in the Argyll region of Scotland, Kilmartin Castle is a true hidden gem. The castle’s history dates back to 1550, when it was in the hands of the Campbell family and remained empty for 200 years. Therefore, the restored castle has retained many of its original features.
This 16th-century castle features exposed stone walls, large fireplaces, vaulted stone ceilings and arches. The castle is surrounded by islands and restaurants and is well suited for hill walks and road trips through the Scottish countryside.
Accommodation in this castle is not cheap but it can accommodate up to 10 people; From £996 per night (converted to around €1174 per night). And pets are allowed!
Leopoldo Castle – Tuscan, Italy
This beautiful 16th century castle exudes charm and elegance and can be found in the province of Livorno in Tuscany, Italy. The romantic-style building is ideally located for a panoramic view of the valley and on clear days you can see the island of Elba. When night falls, this location creates a completely ghostly atmosphere: on an area of 1,500 square meters, Castello Leopoldo can accommodate 20 people. The cost of booking the entire castle starts from 1142 euros per night.
Rower Fort – Devon, England
The history of Rower Fort dates back to 1827, when it was a former plantation on Sir Francis Drake’s estate. Since then, the cottage has been developed into a unique holiday residence. The combination of a traditional farmhouse and tower with fences and follies is a unique combination.
Very nice is the hot tub from which you can enjoy the panoramic view during the day and the stars falling at night. With a capacity of up to 16 people, there is enough space for a large group.
Mazures – Liege, Belgium
This Game of Thrones-style residence is part of a castle overlooking the banks of the River Vesder, which meets the River Ourthe in the Belgian city of Liège. After a complete renovation, the castle now houses a 100-square-meter holiday home in the left wing of the tower. It can accommodate up to 4 people and rates start from EUR 129 per night.
Manorbier Castle – Pembrokeshire, Wales
Manorbier Castle is a beautiful 12th century Norman castle located in the picturesque village of Manorbier in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Staying here will feel like a trip back in time! Immerse yourself in the rich history of Welsh folklore as you gaze at the sparkling waters of beautiful Manorbier Bay and the cliffs at the head of a valley.
Narrow Water Castle – County Down, North Ireland
The original castle building dates back to the 1880s and was recently renovated into a luxury apartment that can sleep up to six people. Features such as the local granite exterior and wood-beamed ceiling inside make it the perfect choice for a weekend getaway in the Irish countryside.
Burg Schloss Sarfels – Seerig, Germany
Located in the small town of Serrig in Landkreis Trier-Saarburg, Saarfels Castle is a modern castle from the 20th century, but still retains a majestic medieval style unique to this region. This castle has a former history as a Sekt winery (= German sparkling wine) and is located in an area famous for its Riesling wine.
Nearby you can ride a bike, visit the zoo or the wine cellars. This castle can accommodate up to 16 people. Pets are allowed.
Crawfordland Castle – Ayrshire, Schuttland
Set in 600 acres of beautiful Ayrshire countryside, surrounded by forests, this castle looks like a fairytale. A 20-minute drive from Glasgow, Scotland’s most populous city, this is the perfect place to enjoy all of the tranquility of the quiet countryside and all that the city has to offer. The 16-person building exudes history, beautiful interiors, and beautiful grounds.
Chateau des Egaux – Limoges, France
The Chateau des Egaux has 21 hectares of private land, a swimming pool, a fishing lake, a park and a private forest. Each room in the palace holds its own antique treasures and charm, with breathtaking details adding to the feel of an authentic stay in a grand mansion.
With direct train connections and the E9 from Limoges to Paris, there are plenty of ways to get to this property.
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