For those of us without a royal bloodline, the idea of owning a castle is a distant dream. But staying a few nights or even weeks in a 17th-century castle with a butler, 10 bedrooms, and a helipad is actually quite attainable. In Europe, certain luxury online travel companies offer the chance to rent some of the most stunning historical castles in places like Salzburg, the Loire Valley, and County Limerick. Here, are enchanting properties for a truly regal holiday.

By Vogue

Chateau de Ruffiac in Perigord Noir, France

This castle, dating back to the 17th century, overlooks the Dordogne valley and is every bit the fantasy: nine bedrooms decorated in Renaissance style, a grand dining room that seats 12, two large living rooms with ornate woodwork and giant fireplaces, and a lovely modern amenity—a pool. The castle is surrounded by nearly 50 acres of private land, with hiking trails and even a landing pad for those who choose to arrive by helicopter.

Castle Oliver in County Limerick Ireland

You may have heard of this place before: It’s where Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West spent their honeymoon after their extravagant wedding last year—though the couple allegedly decided to leave early, claiming it was “too big.” And we can see why it might feel quite grand for just a few guests: The baronial mansion, which sleeps up to 16, has more than 100 rooms, 12 staircases, and the largest wine cellar in Ireland with 55,000 bottles. And the surrounding property is just as grand—there are 15 private acres at the guests’ disposal.

Chateau Allure du lac in the Loire Valley, France

This private 15-bedroom château also comes with its own private lake and 105-acre estate in a secluded part of the stunning Loire Valley. The interior of the 19th-century castle features grand space for entertaining: dining rooms, a ballroom, a reception room—and there’s even a chapel on the property in case there happens to be a fairy-tale wedding on your itinerary.

Castello Di Modrone in Piedmont Italy

Located in a region of Italy that borders France and Switzerland, this 13th-century castle includes lush gardens and a gorgeous heated pool and lounge area dotted with stone statues. The house sleeps 14 people, and guests have the option to hire a chef, butler, and driver. Inside there are painted barrel ceilings and an old library with an impressive collection of antique books, as well as a grand dining room that can seat up to 14 guests.

Castle Wasserberg in Salzburg, Austria

This 12th-century Baroque castle is every bit the dream—starting with the pond and moat that surround the property. There’s also a great hall with a roaring fireplace, an indoor sauna, and 10 bedrooms all decorated in the style of a proper English country home. There are two cooks and maids on staff, you can arrange for private yoga classes, go for a swim in the pool, play a game of tennis on the clay court, or take one of the horses for a ride around the property.

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