VFB Holidays have something different for those looking for transquility in the ancient French provence of Auverne.
You can book the independent west wing of a handsome château in an area famous for its volcanic mountains? Dating from 1700 the château is located in Augerolles, near the valley of Le Mont-Dore whose extinct volcanoes are the source of the Dordogne and Allier rivers.
Exposed stonework, beams and period furnishings ensure lots of character and the elevated position provides unbeatable panoramic views of rolling fields and craggy mountains. Nearby is a pristine lake and the spa town of Vichy.
A week’s rental from 4 October costs from £480 (up to eight sharing plus baby), including a return channel crossing for one car. Call VFB Holidays on 01452 716840 or visit www.vfbholidays.co.uk and search for PRO.63.