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One of the reasons I love castles is that they’re mostly in Europe. History. Architecture. Food. I just always feel more creatively inspired if my surroundings are inspired. We’ve spent falls in Europe for the past 3 years – and I’m going to be focusing on running more writing retreats so I can hang out...
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More beautiful castle hotels in France! France itself is a beautiful place and demands exploring, but of course we’d need somewhere to stay in order for us to enjoy travelling within the country. It’s easy to decide to go with cheaper options, but there are castle hotels worth checking out if you want something different....
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Here are five more castles in Wales that can be considered dream locations for writing retreats. We’re looking at castles in Caerphilly and Cardiff. The plus side is that not all of these castles are ruins, so there’s more to explore. 1. Caerphilly Castle Caerphilly was constructed in the 13th century as a part of...
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There are things I like about this castle, and maybe I just can’t get a sense of it from the images. I’d love to see what the inside looks like. To me this looks like a stage or reproduction rather than an actual castle – very unlike the rundown property I really like, which is...
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When people think of romantic places, people usually think of France, but that’s not to say that the other parts of Europe are equally romantic and worth visiting. The entire continent itself, in fact, has a lot going on for it, and there are so many places worth going to – whether for fun, or...
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Here’s a nice hybrid: it’s obvious a castle with history, but it’s been completely redone. The inside is sleek and modern. I’d love to live here, but again, it just doesn’t scream “castle.” I don’t just want it to look like a castle from the outside, I want it to feel like a castle from...
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You have to read the description to appreciate this one… it’s surrounded by 1000 years of history, holy water, sacred groves, crumbling ruins, druids. You get a whole medieval town (or the remains of one). Plus a moderately functional castle. Don’t know the price but I’d like to see it. http://www.patrice-besse.co.uk/chateaux-for-sale-France/picardy/medieval-town-listed/
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40 rooms with a pool and tennis court for 1.4 million eu… it’s not my style but I would love to see what the inside looks like (there aren’t pictures on the site). I may have to drop by…   http://en.bellesdemeures.com/listings/luxury-sale/castle/amboise-37/81986487.htm?bclannpg=17&idpays=250&idtt=8&idtypebien=13&pxmax=1700000&pxmin=1100000&tri=d_px&referrer=liste
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The Montbrun castle near┬áLimoges, Bordeaux and the Dordogne is one of my favorite castle properties. When I visualize myself in my castle, I’m standing up on top of the turrets, just like this. But the interior is less convincing, and the price a little ridiculous. It has history, and a lot of land (500 acres)...
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I really want a castle but DAMN it’s hard to beat a glorious sea view like that… should I look for properties near a coastline? This one is in Spain. http://www.luxuryrealestate.com/residential/1810475-villa-in-calpe-urbanizacion-maryvilla-alicante-costa-blanca-calpe-alicante-spain#6
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