4 unique Christmas shopping destinations in Europe
I dream of living in a mansion one day, and maybe you do too. However, you don’t have to own one to live in a mansion. Choose the right destination for your next holiday and you will have mansion to call home, maybe just for a while or even a very long time. The Historic Hotels of Europe has tens of mansion hotels waiting for you to.
Northern Ireland has a lot of unspoilt countryside to explore. Fresh air and open spaces everywhere you look, its the ideal place to escape now that summer is nearly here. As mansions go, the 19th Century craftsmen are renowned for their impressive handiwork and Ardtara Country House is testament to the skill and creativity of the period. With just eight en-suite bedrooms, the mansion is designed to make it feel like home. Plush furnishings and a well stocked, award-winning restaurant will keep you happy throughout your stay. Activities nearby include golf, the Antrim Coast and the world famous Giant’s Causeway attraction. If you fancy a bit of city experience then Derry City is within one hour’s drive away.
Across the Channel in the Tuscan region of Italy, looking out on the Mugello Valley and the hills of Chianti Rufina is Villa Campestri. Originally built in the 13th Century the majestic villa commands a striking position in the beautiful countryside. Lovingly restored to maintain its original architecture and intricate features, this 25 suite mansion lets you experience the mansion lifestyle at your own pace. The restaurant serves Tuscan inspired dishes, using the olive oil, a specialty of the region, to create mouth watering seasonal dishes. Conveniently located for a variety of activities such as horse riding, mountain bike riding, local gastronomic and wine tours, you will never be short of things to while your time at Villa Campestri.
Ok, so maybe you have dreamt of living in a mansion by the shores of a private lake. Well, your dream can easily come true as we have the perfect mansion for you. Sweden is a beautiful country with warm and friendly people. Constructed in the 1700s, Hennickehammars Manor retains the signature Swedish architecture with its timber framing. Classy interior decor and its natural surroundings make the manor an ideal destination for families. Activities include boating, wind surfing, canoeing and swimming in the lake next to the hotel. The manor offers guests an authentic taste of Swedish cuisine and their promise is to make your stay feel like you have never left home.
Whatever activity you enjoy or whether you are looking to get away for a weekend or a very long time, there is a mansion waiting to usher you in. The Historic Hotels of Europe has more than eighty properties of mansion proportions and you will be spoilt for choice when you have to choose just one. Head over to the Hotel Finder & Booking page to make your selection, we look forward to having you stay. Remember, you don’t have to own one to live in a mansion.