The Welcoming Estates:
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Estates listed in alphabetical order by country.
Mühlviertel, Upper Austria
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 (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.
Southern BulgariaMany award winning Thracian wines! The perfect wine for every occasion!
Pilsen, Czech RepublicThis 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!
Czech RepublicThis 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!
Southern FinlandAn 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.
North Germany (7km from the North Sea)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!
Lower Saxony, Germany
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.
Rhineland, Palatinate, GermanyGermany’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)
Near Cork, IrelandHome 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!
County Monaghan, Ireland
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.
Piedmonte, ItalyA 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.
Pisa, ItalyA 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!
Udine, ItalyAn 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.
Treviso, Veneto, Italy500 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.
Sicily, ItalyLocated 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.
Tuscany, ItalyIn 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.
Tuscany near Siena, Italy
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!
Kandava District, Latvia
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
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!
Gelderland, Central NetherlandsA 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!
Overijsss, East NetherlandsA 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.
Overijssel, The NetherlandsThere 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!
Toledo, SpainSet 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.
Asturias, SpainLabelled 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.
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.
Outskirts of Madrid, Spain
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’.
Blekinge, South Sweden
Skåne Län, SwedenSituated 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.
Skane, South SwedenExperience 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
Cheshire, United KingdomOur ambition is to enhance and protect our land, the jobs and skills it encourages and the community it serves.
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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.
Cornwall, United KingdomBritain’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!
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.