Guests can also enjoy swimming in the heated pool, playing a match on the tennis court and dining in the onsite restaurant that’s renowned for its chocolate, including everything from the Show-Colate plate, referred to as an “anarchy of chocolate greediness,” to ultra-moist chocolate cake and chocolate fondue.Abbeyglen Castle Hotel sits among picturesque gardens in the heart of Connemara’s Twelve Bens.
Chateau Hermitage de Combas sits among more than 123 acres of vineyards in Southern France and has been the home of a number of famous figures, including playwright/actor Molière, who is believed to have performed in the castle as well.
While it sounds like this castle would be way beyond the budgets of most, it’s actually rather reasonable, starting at around $125 a night.
Not only can you leave the turkey basting and tree trimming to someone else, you can look forward to plenty of pampering at the decadent spa which includes a sauna, steam room and an infinity pool with garden views.
While you’ll appreciate the quiet seclusion of a countryside retreat, you can explore the city just a short drive away.
The castle offers week or weekend stays in one of 25 apartments with full kitchens, and during the holidays, each one, along with the main entrance hall and stairway, is lavishly decorated.