Castle Rental

In a world full of hotel chains and bland, charmless resort facilities, it’s easy to see why holidaymakers become bored and indifferent, even during precious annual leave. You and your loved ones deserve to create special memories somewhere completely unique. And, castle rentals are truly one-of-a-kind. Our extensive collection of chateaux and castles are doused in history, beautifully furnished and offer a range of lavish extras so you can live in utter luxury. And let’s face it, what beats waking up in your very own castle?

Why rent a castle?

There are plenty of reasons why you should think about renting a castle, a trip or special occasion becomes extraordinary when it’s spent in a magical and historic property. It’s the supreme opposite of those basic, homogeneous hotel chains and that’s what will delight and inspire your loved ones. Live like a royal, roaming through the grand halls, soak up the history from centuries ago, study the detailed architecture, and simply immerse yourself in a fairytale escape.

Our carefully handpicked selection of elegant castles and properties are simply breath-taking. Each one is adorned with style, character, and charm - handpicked and approved by our knowledgeable destination experts.
Be sure to polish your photo lenses, because the opulent interiors and luscious gardens that come with a castle will bowl you over. With so much character, beauty, and aesthetic appeal, you’ll never want to rent somewhere ‘normal’ ever again!

Castle Nardelli, Le Marche

Where can you rent a Castle?

The locations of our prestigious castle rentals are spread across England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and stunning areas of France like Burgundy, Loire Valley, Languedoc, and Dordogne, among others. The castles are often within walking distance to quaint towns and villages and have gorgeous views and country trails to walk along.

Why choose Oliver's Travels?

With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, we know what it takes to find an incredible property; our destination experts are extremely knowledgeable and comb the globe to find the best of the best.

We have a huge selection of medieval castles and fairytale French castles to choose from across Europe, from those that have historic royal tales to others that look like they belong on Downton Abbey.

Take a look at our site and give us a call soon to ask any questions and arrange your big trip! A castle rental through Oliver’s Travels will be an experience you and your loved ones will treasure forever.

And if you need some help with deciding which castle out of our collection to choose, or any additional added extras (think entertainment, local tours, on-site activities etc) our concierge team are on hand to help! We love working with you to decide on the perfect castle location, the specific dates and travel arrangements, and the fun social activities your group would like to experience!

We are 100% family-friendly, so there are fantastic suggestions for people of all ages. From babies to seniors, a castle adventure can cater to all tastes.

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Why Rent a Castle?

When it comes to hotel rooms and B&B’s, there’s not much you can do other than sleep – and when it comes to a special event you need somewhere beautiful, unique and spacious. That’s where castle rentals come in. Our collection of glorious castles and chateaux are all handpicked by our very own destination experts to ensure every little detail is perfect for you.

Whether you’re planning your wedding day, hosting a New Year’s Eve party or just catching up with friends and family, renting one of our castles is sure to make your special occasion extraordinary. See below for some of the most popular events hosted at our castles and chateaux!

Christmas/New Year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – so why not take it to the next level in one of the most wonderful castles in the world? Treat your loved ones to something truly special and make memories you’ll never forget.


You don’t need a big group to stay in a castle or chateau; some of the properties in our collection have individual room stays so you and your other half can be treated like royalty. We can’t think of a better way to start married life!

Family getaways

We know how important family getaways are so what better way to spend your precious family time than in a castle? Kids will love frolicking in the extensive grounds and exploring the exciting nooks and crannies of the historic building!


One of the most popular reasons for booking a castle or a chateau is for a wedding; the original architecture, beautiful spaces and opulent interiors make for a perfectly romantic setting. Plus, your guests can all stay in the same place.

Milestone events

From engagement parties and baby showers to diamond wedding anniversaries, there’s no better place to celebrate.


Make their birthday one to remember with a stay in a fairytale chateau or medieval castle with their close friends and family. Whether it’s a 30th or 60th, a birthday in a luxury castle really isn’t one you or your guests will be forgetting any time soon!  

Castle Experiences

Although staying in a castle may already seem like a huge treat, we also have a range of exciting extras to make your stay even more special. Whether you want to indulge your inner foodie, get the group involved in a Murder Mystery evening or relax with your own private spa treatments, our extras will provide you with memories to last a lifetime.

Spa treatments

In need of some TLC? Our range of in-house spa treatments will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Treat yourself… you deserve it!

Additional experiences

Hire a jazz band to entertain you and your guests, really push the boat our with our boat/yacht charters or hire bikes for a family excursion. We have plenty of unique experiences to make your stay extraordinary. 

World-class dining

From an afternoon tea in a private Chatelain’s Dining Room to a private dinner in Palace State Rooms or vaulted cellars, when you stay in a castle or chateau, you can in some incredible places with feasts fit for a King! You can even opt to have your stay fully catered.

Venue for events

It’s not just overnight stays that our castles and chateaux accommodate, quite often you can host events and weddings; a special setting for a special day.

On-site activities

Much like some of our villas, our collection of castles and chateaux offer a variety of on-site activities and experiences such as archery, falconry, Murder Mystery, clay pigeon shooting and much more.


Fancy yourself as a bit of a wine connoisseur? Why not hire a local sommelier for vineyard and wine-tasting recommendations? You’ll learn about the process of wine-making while tasting the delicious local produce! Go on… treat yourself!

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