CHATEAU IN THE LOIRE
has cosy interiors with an outdoor sitting area and garden.
£2,110 from Oct 3 2019 (nationaltrust.org.uk). Perfect for big groups, French chateaux offer space and a sense of occasion, as well as fascinating history. The 17th-century Chateau Le Brun in the Loire sleeps 12 in six bedrooms and is set in a 52-acre park. It has a large, heated pool and beamed living rooms. A handful of summer weeks are still available.
£4,084 from Aug 24 2019 (oliverstravels.com).
CHILL OUTRelax in Umbria; enjoy the vista from the Old Rectory, Rhossili, inset