Chateau de Codignat, Bort L’Etang, Auvergne, France.
Dating from the 12th century, this medieval castle has been transformed into a historic luxury hotel. Each of the 19 rooms are individually decorated in a traditional French style with antique furniture. Outside, there is a heated swimming pool and tennis
Château de la Bourdaisière, Montlouis-sur-Loire, Loire, France.
This magnificent fifteenth-century castle offers spacious bed and breakfast rooms and apartments. It is set in the heart of the Loire Valley, between Tours and Amboise, just an hour from Paris on the TGV (France’s high-speed train).
Castello Di Petroia, Mengara, nr. Perugia, Umbria, Italy.
This authentic medieval fortress stands proudly atop the rolling hills of Umbria between Gubbio and Perugia. The 13 private en-suite guest rooms are located in all three castle buildings, including the oldest, 12th century, 20 metre high, watch tower.
Castello Di Meleto, Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy.
Originally home to Benedictine monks, the castle was first recorded in 1269. Enhanced and extended over the centuries, much of the imposing fortifications date from the 15th century. Now featuring 30 elegant rooms and apartments, with 2 swimming pools.
Cabra Castle Hotel, Kingscourt, nr. Dundalk, Co. Cavan, Ireland.
Close to the original, now ruined Cabra Castle, the current 4-star castle hotel was constructed in the ‘neo-Norman-style’ during the first decade of the 19th century. The 80 individually styled en-suite rooms blend original character with modern comfort.
Located in Dublin’s leafy suburbs, the history of Clontarf Castle dates back to 1172. Re-built in the early 1800s, this boutique hotel blends traditional architecture with 21st century facilities and offers luxurious accommodation with fine dining.