This is a summary listing of the locations for our current (and in-progress) online catalog of unique, elegant, historical and luxury vacation rentals and holiday properties, including self-catering and serviced castles, villas, gites, chateaus, manor houses, estates, flats, farmhouses, barn conversions, cottages, farm and estate apartments and lodges in London, England, Ireland, Scotland, France and Italy.

Luxury Vacation Rental Apartment at Affordable Prices

Historic Cotswolds estate cottages

Uniquely renovated stone church for holiday rental in County Mayo Ireland Traditional Irish thatched cottage in Adare Luxury Scottish castle rental.

Click on an area or location to view holiday rentals in the area. Too much to take in at once? Click here to send us an inquiry with your travel details. We have visited each property in person and will be glad to send you a list of recommendations best suited to your travel needs.

Don’t forget: planning is part of the pleasure of travel, so try to enjoy it. Elegant Retreats – your personal staff of professional travel curators – is here to help.


Front view of quiet, private, 3 story Mews House in London Unique vacation rental house in the heart of Chelsea Belgravia Holiday Flat Rentals in Georgian London Buildings

What we now call London used to be a collection of villages.  It used to take a day to travel by horse and coach from Belgravia to Chelsea.  These former villages have grown together over time and now it’s one large city, but the neighborhoods retain their distinctive qualities.  This the delight of London’s boroughs, with all the unique architectural styles and property types dappled throughout the city. Prices are quoted weekly in British pounds (GBP) unless otherwise noted.

ALL LONDON Guest Suites, Luxury & Corporate Flat Rentals, Apartments & Houses

BELGRAVIA Vacation Rentals 

CHELSEA Holiday Homes

KENSINGTON London Short-Lets

KNIGHTSBRIDGE Self-Catering & Luxury Serviced Apartments

HOLLAND PARK Holiday Flat Rentals

NOTTING HILL Personal & Unique Custom Luxury Vacation Rentals

SOUTH KENSINGTON Vacation Rental Short Stay Apartments



From the verdant hills to the sparkling sea, the villages, towns and cities of Ireland welcome you with beauty, grace, charm and a rich history to share. Whether looking for an historic castle rental, a luxury estate manor or a sweet old thatched cottage, we’ve selected the best of the best for holiday rental in Ireland. Prices are quoted weekly (unless noted otherwise) in Euros and detailed on each property information page.

COUNTY CLARE Manor Homes, Castles & Self-Catering Irish Estates

COUNTY CORK Luxury Retreats, Large Group Estates & Historic Manor House

COUNTY DUBLIN Serviced & Self-Catering Holiday Apartments

COUNTY GALWAY Seaside Cottages, Village Houses, Lodges & Luxury Manors

COUNTY KERRY Fisherman’s Cottages, Modern Lodges, Manor Estates & Mansions

COUNTY LIMERICK Thatched Farmhouses & Cottages, Restored Castle Estates

COUNTY MAYO Seaside Holiday Houses, Historic Conversions & Cottage Restorations

COUNTY WEXFORD Luxury Manor Houses & Farm Stays

Hint about navigating this page: Click on an area to see the vacation properties available in the region. For example, you can click on IRELAND to see all of the Irish holiday rental properties currently online.  Or, select a region, like COUNTY KERRY or COUNTY GALWAY to view just the properties listed there.

Home Away From Home:

Sometimes a place to lay your head is just a place, and sometimes that is all you need. But why not find something interesting, charming, out-of-the-ordinary, or fitting the occasion of a particular holiday? If a vacation rental property is listed on this site, you can be assured that we love it, and have found something wonderful about it to share with you, our fellow travelers.

Not finding what you are looking for? Let us know. We have many more properties waiting in the wings for our booking portfolio, but we’ve not yet seen them in person so they are not up on the site (that or they are in the backlog to be added by our wonderful but rather snail-paced webmaster). It is important to us that we have been able to visit the homes, apartments and rentals we recommend to clients, that we know first hand what we are offering to travelers, and that we can recommend each without reserve.

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