Chateau Marouatte at Dordogne, France
Surrounded by high fortified walls with eight towers, Chateau Marouatte will take you back to the 14th century as soon as you step foot onto its grounds. The castle is decorated with historic photos, beautiful tapestries and ancient relics in each room. The 270-acre château boasts a heated pool, sun terrace, tennis court, formal gardens and the remains of an old winery still featuring large wine vats and barrels. Previous notable guests have included Cher, Jon Bon Jovi, Carole King, Keith Urban, Jeff Beck, Peter Frampton, Ted Nugent and Ellie Goulding.
Many songwriters have also written music while staying here, and in 2011, the American performing rights society ASCAP began holding yearly retreats for songwriters.
The castle sleeps 23 guests.