3 homes offer Canadian travellers a ‘Bridgerton-inspired’ vacation


Published May 9, 2024 at 3:11 pm

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The popular Bridgerton series returns to Netflix next week, which may have some dreaming of travel to a real palace.

Inspired by Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels, Bridgerton tells the stories of eight close-knit siblings looking for love and happiness in London high society. The first season premiered on Netflix in 2020 and was one of the most popular shows of the year.

The highly-anticipated Season 3 will be on Netflix on May 16.

With that in mind, a home-swapping company, HomeExchange, put together a list of three properties that could give travellers a “Bridgerton-inspired” experience.

“The series’ decadent castles, estates, and countryside manors take house envy to another level, and now you too can experience what it’s like to live out your very own Bridgerton fantasy…,” HomeExchange says.

Here are three properties with Bridgerton vibes:

French manor in the Loire Valley

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This place is a 19th-century manor nestled in the heart of France. It has space for eight to 15 guests in eight double bedrooms with attached bathrooms.

There’s also a dining room, salon, grand hall, renovated kitchen, two pianos, as well as a vast garden and a forest behind the home.

Scottish lodge

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Built in the mid-1800s, Dollarbeg Lodge is a Scottish country house. It was originally the gatehouse of the Dollarbeg Castle and Estate, which is still located at the top of the private drive. The house can sleep 10 people in four separate double bedrooms plus a family room, which has a sofa bed.

The lounge has a working fireplace for those cozy evenings in.

It is set on its own grounds with a large garden plus an outdoor hot tub.

French chateau

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This is a private chateau in the heart of the Dordogne Valley of France. It is set on five hectares with manicured gardens. The property consists of three buildings and can sleep 18 people, the stable block 16 people and the cottage 10 people.

There is also a pool and a private tennis court.

The home exchanges work in two ways.

In a simple swap, two families can exchange each others’ homes, whether simultaneously or on different dates.

Or a homeowner can accumulate points through other exchanges and use them for an available home with a homeowner who doesn’t want to do a direct exchange.

For more information, see the website here.

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