Chateau Corneille, Vieux Villez, Normandy, France.
Chateau Corneille is conveniently located for Paris, Rouen, Giverny and Deauville as well as the D Day landing beaches. Corneille’s restaurant, La Closerie, is housed in the chateau’s old stables and serves traditional cuisine. Free WiFi.
Castello di Spaltenna Resort & Spa, Gaiole in Chianti, nr. Sienna, Tuscany, Italy.
This 12th century castle, which began life in the 10th century as a monastery, still retains many medieval touches. Transformed into an exclusive resort and spa, it now features 2 swimming pools, a restaurant, tennis court, gym and billiard room.
Kilronan Castle Hotel & Spa, Ballyfarnon, nr. Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland.
Originally built in the early 1800s for Colonel King Tenison, this luxury hotel and spa sits in 40 acres of parkland on the shores of Lough Meelagh. Offering an indoor swimming pool and fine dining restaurant, just a 45 minute drive from Sligo Airport.
Chateau De La Barre, Conflans-sur-Anille, Loire Valley, France.
Home to the Count and Countess de Vanssay since 1404, this elegant castle hotel and its romantic gardens are surrounded by 16th century fortifications. Each the five bedrooms and suites are individually decorated, and furnished with period antiques.
Set on the banks of the Ill River, this authentic 19th-century Château blends traditional Alsatian architecture with modern comforts. Guest rooms are elegant and air conditioned. Free WiFi. Chateau de l’Ile is 10 km from Strasbourg city centre.
Built to protect the strategically important Perugia to Rome road, the 13th century Castello Di Monterone stands atop a hill overlooking the green valley below. With 18 luxurious rooms, the hotel’s spa features a sauna, Turkish bath and swimming pool.
Just a short drive from the city of Siena, the 11th century castle of Castello di Monteliscai offers 6 traditionally decorated en suite apartments complete with terracotta flooring and exposed beamed ceilings. A one hour drive from Florence Airport.