Welcome To The Welcoming Estates Website

a pallet of leisure activities on European estates

This website gives an overview of the many interesting things you can do on several European Estates, all members of Friends of the Countryside and/or members of the European Historic Houses Association. Think of a short stay in a B&B, small hotel or an inn, a longer stay in a cosy cottage, a luncheon, supper or even a wedding; sports like canoeing, sailing, swimming or golf. Quite a few estates have their own produce, such as wine, fruits and vegetables.
Enjoy the Welcoming Estates Website!

The Estates

Huize Mariënwaerdt

Heerlijkheid Mariënwaerdt

The Estate The estate Heerlijkheid MariĆ«nwaerdt has been owned by the Van Verschuer family since 280 years. It has been in private possession ever since A.O.R.F. van Bylandt bought the estate in 1734.…
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Castello di Bagnolo

The Estate The property around the fortress Castello Malingri is about 1000 years old with a forest, vineyards, fields and meadows and a well preserved landscape. Nowadays there remain some charming s…
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The Estate In 1789, with the death of Robert van Hambroeck, the house became uninhabited. It was rented out for a few years. In 1804 the house was sold and demolished. The only reminder of the once so…
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Landgoed Vilsteren

The Estate The Vilsteren Estate and village are situated on the southern bank of the river Vecht. The main building of the Estate, Huis Vilsteren, was built by the architect Eduard Cuypers in 1906 on …
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Torre a Cona

The Estate In the heart of Chianti, just 10 kilometres from Florence stands the magnificent estate of Torre a Cona, dominated by its monumental 18th century villa, property of Count Rossi of Montelera…
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The Estate Twickel Castle, near Delden, is located, for almost seven centuries in the middle of a beautiful estate, reaching out over five parishes. The estate in the East of the Netherlands, near the…
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