Airbnb continues to excite travellers in their quest for the perfect accommodation. With scores of rentals across the globe, kipping on someone's sofa or crashing in the spare room is no longer the only option available to weary travellers. If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to live like a Lord or Lady, you can fulfil your fantasy in one of these five enchanting castles on Airbnb.
Talabgaon Castle, Dausa, Rajasthan, India
Tucked away along India’s Golden Triangle circuit, this beautifully restored Rajput fort tempts travellers off the beaten track into a resort not far from Jaipur and Ranthambore. Built in 1818, to house ruler Thakur Vijay Singh Ji Rathore, today travellers are welcomed by his descendants. Dreamy all-white hues, intricate carvings and spacious rooms create a real maharaja-living experience.
24 bedrooms from £84 per room per night
Domus Civita, Civita di Bagnoregio, Lazio, Italy
Established by the Etruscans, and surviving war, famine and vicious erosion, the town of Civita di Bagnoregio has eluded many a traveller thanks to its precarious location. This astounding, medieval enclave is set high atop a volcanic plateau, soaring over the Tiber river valley in Italy. A fairytale entrance indeed, visitors must travel up the footbridge, passing through an ornate, Etruscan gateway. The luxurious Domus Civita (pictured in featured image) property carves itself from the rock on the edge of the town, overlooking the valley and providing an enchanting array of mod cons, including an impressively cavernous wine cellar.
Whole property from £295 per night, sleeps 8