Welcoming Estates Website

Discover & Enjoy Nature, History and the Countryside
with
Europe’s finest country estates!
These Welcoming Estates open their
doors to you to offer a wide range of
Leisure Activities, Exciting Attractions,
Unique Experiences, Private Events:

Find an estate near you, plan for a stop-over
or make it your destination

• Countryside getaways with a historic touch
• Countryside produce including estate-only wines, olive oils or tea!
• Nature sports, parks, gardens, forests and wildlife
• Restaurants, estate shops, cafes, pubs, picnics, online purchases
• Private events, weddings and celebrations
• Historic monuments, sculpture parks, and museums
• Workshops, Courses, team building, corporate
   and so much more……

The Welcoming Estates:

Estates listed in alphabetical
order by country.

Click on an estate below for information about all the activities available. You can contact the estate directly for specific questions, more information or requests with regards to any activities, visits or events via email or their website.

Europe

Austria

Mühlviertel

A castle with Open Doors! The largest private castle church set high above the wild and romantic Ranna and the Danube valley in Austria is the ideal setting for a romantic wedding, properly rounded off by festivities in the garden hall and the front park. The various rooms are also perfect for seminars and other celebrations.

Belgium

Belgium (30 mins from Brussels)

A Modern organically certified, biodynamic Winery and a countryman’s dream come true.The Château de Bousval vineyard is an enchanting story: one of a nature lover and his attention to his plot of barren Walloon earth. Hand in hand, man and terroir worked together to achieve renewed richness by planting vines.

Bulgaria

Southern Bulgaria

Many award winning Thracian wines! The perfect wine for every occasion!

Czech Republic

Marsovy Chody Estate

Marsovy Chody Estate

Pilsen

The historical Bohemian estate offering holiday cottages, wildlife,hunting. Marsovy Chody also breeds and sells Aberdeen Angus cattle and meat.

Kinský dal Borgo

Kinsky Dal Borgo

Czech Republic

This beautiful estate includes 9 forests, a picturesque Baroque and an impressive Medieval castle. Stay at the hotel for a country escape or plan for your special Wedding day here!

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Finland

Southern Finland

An historic estate located in Southern Finland that focuses on organic farming and produces organic flours and ales for sale in the farm shop. Visit the mansion house in the summer and treat yourself to a Finnish meal with ale at the converted farmhouse.

Germany

Lütetsburg Castle

Lütetsburg Castle

North Germany

In the north of East Frisia, just a stone’s throw away from the Unesco World Heritage Wadden Sea, is Lütetsburg or Lütsbörg, as we North Germans say in Platt. This estate is rich in its history, culture, nature, parks and forests and sports facilities and offers a host of possibilities from staying in tree houses to weddings to corn mazes, nature sponsorship or a burial forest and much more!

Schulenburg Estates

Schulenburg Estates

Lower Saxony

Manor Nordsteimke is home to a horse stable, the restaurant "Wildfrisch" and the Yard Boarding Hotel. Manor Bisdorf is the base of the agricultural business and the residence of the family. The former sheep and horse stables here can be used for events. The forestry commission is located in Kaiserwinkel, where rooms for events are rented out, Christmas trees are sold and hunts are organised.

Weingut Prinz Salm

Weingut Prinz Salm

Rhineland, Palatinate,

Germany’s oldest family-owned wine estate dates back to the year 1200 and has been going for 32 generations! The estate numbers among the best known and esteemed wines of Germany. Wine & Spirits Magazine has listed the estate as one of the world’s leading 100 estates and is a member of VDP, Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter e. V. according to the guidelines of Naturland (an association for organic agriculture)

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Ireland

Schulenburg Estates

Castle Leslie Estate

NEW!

County Monaghan

1,000 acre estate, 80 minutes from Dublin, 60 minutes from Belfast...a million miles from anywhere. Nestled in undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodland and glittering lakes, Castle Leslie Estate in Monaghan is one of the last great Irish Castle estates still in the hands of its founding family. Whether you'd like a spa escape, equestrian adventure, or gourmet dining break, or a magical setting for unique weddings, Castle Leslie Estate is the perfect destination.

Lütetsburg Castle

Blarney Castle

Near Cork

Home of the world famous Blarney Stone to gain the gift of eloquence. Enjoy the beautiful gardens and surroundings followed by a refreshing break in the Stable Yard Cafe or Castle Shop. Be sure to bring your camera along!

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Italy

Borgo Scopeto Relais

Borgo Scopeto Relais

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Siena

With views onto the historic city of Siena, the Borgo Scopeto Relais is a corner of paradise set in the rolling hills of Chianti. Elegance in a beautiful Tuscan estate with its own restaurant serving innovative recipes of yesteryear and its own wines. A spa will help unwind with nature. Winner of the Condé Nast Award for Best for Weddings, Parties or Special Events!

Tenuta di Camugliano

Tenuta di Camugliano

Pisa

A place where everything is preserved with passion – the land is farmed organically to produce high quality produce, 3 holiday villas have been carefully restored, a locanda (inn) serves traditional dishes and hunting is sustainably managed. Pisa, Lucca and Florence are less than an hour away!

Castello di Bagnolo

Castello di Bagnolo

Piedmonte

A 1000 year old estate with a rich history offering holidays in restored farmhouses, a historic palazzo park, visits of beautiful frescoes dating from the 13th to 15th century and some excellent wines! Lying in the foothills of the mountains, the Castello di Bagnolo is a wonderful retreat for holidays or your special events.

Castello di Brazzà

Castello di Brazzà

Udine

An historical estate from the 11th-12th century with an extensive botanical heritage and natural habitat, a park of spectacular trees and a recently restored Lombard Chapel of San Michele Arcangelo, built before 1,000 A.D. The estate offers a private villa for rent as well as a unique museum.

Castello di Roncade

Castello di Roncade

Treviso, Veneto

500 years of winemaking tradition continues on this estate to this day, an estate packed with history since the Medieval times and located less than an hour from Venice. Castello di Roncade is open not only for its wines but also as a unique guest residence – the perfect location to discover its history as well as the region.

Commenda di San Calogero

Commenda di San Calogero

Sicily

Located north of Syracuse overlooking Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea, this beautifully kept estate covering 45,000ha and dominated by magnificent flowering trees and open green spaces offers calm and serenity for private events and for guests with 12 comfortable double rooms and a pool.

Torrre a cona

Torre a Cona

Tuscany

In the heart of Chianti, just 10 kilometres from Florence, stands one of the most beautiful and sumptuous 18th century villas in central Italy: Torre a Cona. Both the villa and typical farmhouses are surrounded by breathtaking scenery of vineyards and olive groves, and welcome you for a stay. Wines, olive oil and honey, all served in the newly opened restaurant, are available for sale.ays or your special events.

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Latvia

Kandava District

Rūmene Manor is a luxury country estate offering guests an unparalleled experience in the Baltics.  It is the perfect place for a special private getaway with family and friends and is an ideal venue for events, featuring elegant accommodations, a stunning park with a private lake and a 9-approach golf course.  

Netherlands

Heerlijkheid Mariënwaerdt

Heerlijkheid Mariënwaerdt

Gelderland

A fully organic agricultural estate with the Green Key certificate for sustainability, Heerlijkheid Mariënwaerd welcomes visitors to discover a wide range of activities from its 40 national monuments, fairs, overnight stays in a farmhouse, have a pancake or full course meal and get married!

Hoge Veluwe

Hoge Veluwe

Gelderland

A unique estate known as a ‘museum of cultural landscapes’ for its combination of nature, wildlife, art and architecture as well as a newly constructed Pavilion visitor’s centre. The Hoge Veluwe Park comprises 5,400 hectares of woodland, heathland, drift sands and peat bogs and is entirely fenced off. It boasts a variety of wildlife and is home to 3 museums! Come ride one of the iconic ‘White Bikes’ and explore!ng day here!

Twickel Estate

Twickel Estate

Overijsss

A magnificent Dutch estate of 4,300 hectares with a moated castle dating from the 15th century and additions from the 18th century. The castle interior has only limited viewing, but there is plenty to do on the estate.

Weleveld Estate

Weleveld Estate

Overijssel

There are plenty of lovely sights to behold in Weleveld. Two streams run through the estate, surrounded by the forest and meadows that contain all kinds of wildlife and birds. Learn about the castle that once stood here and enjoy the natural beauty!

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Spain

Palacio de Meres

El Pendolero

NEW!

Outskirts of Madrid

El Pendolero is the perfect location for your large wedding or private event. Set in the grounds of this country estate with views of Madrid and Monte El Pardo, this is an event that will be remembered for years to come. The original poster collection is a unique addition to this turn of the century private ‘hotel’.

Viña Santa Marina

Viña Santa Marina

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Merida, Extremadura

On this unique place, a terroir winery was created, with small plots planted with native grape varieties and others of French origin. A history of more than 300 years where the Alvear family and their terroir have been intrinsically united and today produce exceptional wines in Viña Santa Marina.

Ciguiñuelas

Ciguiñuelas

Toledo

Set in a beautiful rustic estate, the house for rent makes up 1500 m2. Some of the gardens are designed in the local style, allowing you to relax and unwind. The estate has an extensive diversity of wildlife and offers plenty of hunting possibilities.

Palacio de Meres

Palacio de Meres

Asturias

Labelled as an Asset of Cultural Interest in the Monument Category, Palacio de Meres is open for private family events, business events and cultural events including film shootings. “The world’s most universal and graphic palace where I filmed four of my movies” JOSÉ LUIS GARCI.

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Sweden

Eriksberg

Eriksberg Hotel and Nature Reserve

Bleking, South Sweden

Welcome to the largest game reserve in the Nordic region. Meet the wildlife on the animal's terms, enjoy gastronomic delights with meals made with love and wake up with wild animals by staying at the Safari villa or luxury glamping.

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Jordberga Gård

Skåne Län

Situated in the southern tip of Sweden, just one hour from Copenhagen airport, lies Jordberga farm. The beautiful Baroque inspired castle and its fertile environments create a great place for a guided tour, meeting, wedding or overnight stay.

Wanås

Wanås Restaurant Hotel Estate

Skane, South Sweden

Experience contemporary art, Nordic nature & design, food for the soul, history and sustainability at a small boutique hotel in Skåne. All food produced at Wanås is certified organic and the forestry is certified sustainable. The forest teems with game and hunts are part of life at Wanås. The estate is situated in the south of Sweden 1,5 hours from Malmö/Copenhagen.

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United Kingdom

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Barnston Estate

Cheshire

Our ambition is to enhance and protect our land, the jobs and skills it encourages and the community it serves.

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Ford & Etal

Northumberland

Ford & Etal is one of rural Northumberland’s best kept secrets. Home to the Joicey family for over 100 years, this working estate has fascinating heritage attractions, beautiful countryside to explore, tempting places to eat, drink and shop, as well as a welcoming range of accommodation.

tregothnan

Tregothnan

Cornwall

Britain’s first home-grown tea for the ultimate Britishness in every cup!Enjoy a country escape in the cottages, participate in the many courses on offer and indulge in some home produced Manuka honey!

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Beyond Europe

Argentina

Catamarca

In the Northwest of Argentina you will find the hidden treasure that is Valle Escondido. The 12,500 hectares of nature and wildlife offer a real taste of freedom as well as the most spectacular wild scenery. This estate is one of the pilot projects in Argentina, carrying out various activities of rural tourism, such as bird watching, horse riding, hunting and trekking.