Cruise from Alvechurch through the West Midlands and discover the fascinating history and heritage of this part of the country. In the heart of an extremely varied canal network, there are a wide range of luxury narrowboats available, from four berth right up to a 70 feet 12 berth boat.
Sleeps 16. No expense has been spared in renovating this stunning 13th century château. Inside, the spacious beamed rooms feature light stone walls, gothic fireplaces and stained glass windows. Amongst the formal gardens there is a shady terrace and pool. Cottage Code: F47182.
Sleeps 17. Set within several hundred acre grounds, this elegant 19th century château retains many original features, including its grand entrance hall and sweeping staircase. The large private outdoor swimming pool is open between May and September. Cottage Code: FLA124.
St. Georges-de-Monclard, nr. Bergerac, Dordogne and Lot.
Sleeps 12. Dating from the 1400s, this magnificent château comes complete with ancient tapestries, historic paintings and stained glass windows. Set in extensive parkland with large formal lawns and an orangery, there is also a private outdoor pool. Cottage Code: F24558.
Sleeps 19. Set in extensive landscaped grounds, this spacious 18th century detached French château with its antique furniture, is tastefully decorated in period style. Relax in the grounds, play tennis, or perhaps a trip to Paris to see the sights. Cottage Code: F60112.
Pont-Saint-Esprit, nr. Avignon, Languedoc-Roussillon.
Sleeps 18. Boasting 20 majestic rooms, including 8 bedrooms, the truly spectacular twin towered Castle Troisoleil dates from the 1700s. Surrounded by parkland and vineyards, the property also features a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. Cottage Code: FLG327.
Sleeps 18. Set in a landscaped parkland, this stunning 12th century chateau has been lovingly restored and stylishly furnished. Associated with producing fine wines for over 300 years, guests are invited to visit the vineyards and enjoy the wine tastings. Cottage Code: F33240.