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Castles to stay in, castle hotels,
mansions, grand buildings & castles for holiday rental
Ballroom Apartment (The)
located: Auchterarder, Perth & Kinross, Scotland, UK
Two bedroom, beautifully furnished, self-catering apartment on two floors of Dollarbeg Castle. Originally built in the C19th, the property combines traditional Scottish baronial architecture with modern decor and comfort. It is set within five acres of communal gardens. The apartment spacious living area was formerly the ballroom.
based: Eindhoven/Heerhugowaard, Holland
website: Mansions & Castles
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based: Denbighshire, North
Castle is a Grade II listed folly, now run as a hotel by Warner
Breaks. It offers a range of comfortable stylish rooms, lovely grounds
and heaps of activities and entertainment. The castle is also home
to a gallery of art treasures from the National Portrait Gallery
19th Century collection. Nearby are attractions such as Conwy Castle,
Trefriw Woollen Mill, Caernarfon Castle, Snowdonia
National Park and the Welsh Mountain Zoo.
Castle Stables (The)
located: Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire. Scotland, UK
website: Castle Stables
Historical, ground-floor self-catering apartment in part of Drumtochty Castle; sleeps four in two bedrooms. This cosy apartment offers a living/dining room, one double and one twin bedroom, well equipped kitchen with dining table and a bathroom. Outside is a garden and terrace with furniture and shared use of the castle grounds.
Delgatie Castle - Symbister Suite
located: Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Banff, Scotland, UK
website: Delgatie Castle
Delgatie Castle dates back to 1050 but now offers spacious, tastefully renovated holiday acccommodation which still retains much original character. On offer are cottages in the former Coach House and the elegant Symbister Suite in the north wing of the castle itself. The castle is open to the public and provides a wealth of interest for visitors, plus a cosy tea room.
located: Perranporth, Cornwall, UK
website: Droskyn Castle
Holiday apartment sleeping up to 4 guests (in two bedrooms), within an impressive building, understood to have been originally a castle. It's located right above Perranporth beach, close to the South West Coast Path, and offers magnificent coastal views. Perranporth town is a five-minute downhill walk.
Ginouillac Medieval Castle
located: Ginouillac, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees, France
An original medieval castle in the Quercy National Park, sleeping up to 10 guests. The property is a listed historical monument and is full of character, retaining a host of architectural features like, original fireplaces, beautiful ceilings, four-poster beds, turrets and a spiral staircase. It's let as a self-catering property.
Irish Country Castle
located: County Meath, Ireland
website: Irish Castle
A historic castle building, dating from 1420, and now converted to comfortable, family home-style, self-catering holiday accommodation for up to 14 guests (in 6 bedrooms). It's set right in the Irish countryside, yet is just a 45 minute drive from the capital, Dublin, offering the best of both worlds.
LTR – Loyd Townsend Rose
located: Roxburghshire, Scotland, UK
Stay in a castle, stately home, mansion, country house, chateaux or luxury chalet in the UK or Europe with travel concierge Loyd Townsend Rose. LTR organise bespoke holidays in wonderful luxury historic homes. They specialise in castle hire, offering properties fully staffed and catered to the highest standards. LTR's seasoned travel advisers will take care of every aspect of the holiday, tailoring it to guest's exact requirements.
located: York, Yorkshire, UK
website: Lendal Tower
5-star self-catering accommodation for up to 6 guests, in an Ancient Scheduled Monument in the heart of York; the 14th century tower was originally part of the city defences. It has been renovated with great care to retain features such as ornate wood paneling and decorative plaster work. The property has extensive views over the city and the River Ouse.
located: Berkshire, UK
website: Littlecote House
I listed, Tudor mansion, with beautiful landscaped gardens and its
famous Orpheus mosaic floor. The hotel offers a broad range of activities,
indoor and outdoor; comfortable inclusive rooms, some with with
four posters and spa baths; and a tempting range of special breaks
and activities, such as a helicopter experience, racing at Newbury,
clay pigeon shooting and murder mystery breaks.
Santa Barbara de Nexe Holiday Castelo
located: Santa Barbara de Nexe, Faro, Portugal
A wonderful opportunity to rent a self-catering mountain-top holiday castle (castelo), with magnificent views of the Atlantic, is located some seven km North of Faro. The property sleeps seven guests in three bedrooms and also offers: air-conditioning, a well equipped kitchen, light airy living rooms, a long wide terrace, an outdoor pool, garden and barbecue. The nearest beach is 8 km.
Scottscastles Featured Site
A large selection of castles and castle apartments are available on this site, targeted mainly at groups of 10+. Scottscastles specialise in large UK holiday rentals (it's not just Scotland!), there are plenty of castles but aslo country houses, large beach properties, shooting lodges, big farmhouses, converted churches and former country house hotels; all suitable for self-catering holidays.
located: Barnstaple, Devon, UK
website: Tawstock Castle
A traditional motte and bailey castle in North Devon, dating from the 18th century and now converted to luxury self-catering holiday accommodation for up to 8 guests. It's a Grade II listed building with original features, located on a rounded hill (it's motte) with excellent 360° views of the Devon countryside.
based: Nottinghamshire, UK
website: Thoresby Hall
A grand Victorian mansion in Ollerton, Nottinghamshire. The building is lush, ornate and magnificently restored, with fabulous landscaped gardens designed by Sir Humphrey Repton, plus a secret Victorian rose garden – a fabulous place to stay! The hotel offers a range of room grades, a choice of three restaurants, use of sports and leisure facilities, including the spa, and live entertainment.
Watermouth Castle – Bassett Apartment
located: Ilfracombe, Combe Martin, Devon, UK
website: Watermouth Castle
One of 6 holiday apartments in this Victorian folly/castle. Guests can enjoy unlimited free entry to the castle attractions during their stay; these include an indoor heated pool, museum, theme attractions and water displays. Outside are landscaped gardens, and woodland walks, (see 'Alternative properties' for the other holiday properties on the estate).
Water Castle (The)
located: Corbridge, Hexham, Northumberland, UK
website: Water Castle
Detached, 4-star, self-catering holiday home created in a former water tower situated in the countryside near the village of Corbridge. It's decorated in a contemporary style whch compliments the original stone walls and arched windows. The property sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms.
located: Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK
website: Woolshaw Castle
This Grade II listed folly/castle offers 5 double bedrooms (2 en-suite) sleeping up to 10 guests. The original farmhouse on this spot was converted in the mid 19th century, simply to create a castle view from the estate house! In true castle style it has battlements, towers and arrow slit and arched windows.
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based: County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, UK
Belle Isle Castle is an early 17th century castle which has been
extensively refurbished to offer luxurious self-catering or fully
Castle Hotel Auf
based: Rhine, Germany
Castle Schoenburg has been watching over the Rhine valley for over
a thousand years; now you can sleep in its four poster beds, gaze
at the river during breakfast, and have dinner in the magnificant
knight's dining room.
Castle Hotel Castello della Castelluccia
based: Rome, Italy
One of the most intriguing and enigmatic castles to be found in
the whole of Italy this historic Italian castle officially opened
as a four star hotel in March 2002 and offers luxurious accommodation
in the middle of the Lazio countryside close to Rome.
based: County Galway, Ireland
Self catering castle accommodation near Galway in the West of Ireland, ideal for special events and family reunions. The property features seven luxurious double bedrooms; a banquet hall that can seat 120; an upstairs drawing room with open fire, and a fully-equipped Kitchen.
based: London, UK
Keytel International are the official UK agent for the Paradors of Spain, the Pousadas of Portugal and the Châteaux and Hotels Collection in France.
based: Denbighshire, North Wales, UK
Magical and truly individual
historic castle hotel in Ruthin, Denbighshire about 25 miles west
of Chester, offering 58 ensuite rooms.