Who hasn’t wanted a neo-gothic castle to themselves? And when it’s immersed in the beautiful grounds of a classical Italian garden designed by Russell Page, resistance is futile. Charming owner Raimonda lives in the main villa, from where she runs the estate. Even though it’s just 15 minutes from Turin, the setting is incredibly quiet and peaceful. From the outside, your castle looms impressively – three floors of crenellated gothic enchantment. Inside, noble ancestral portraits and antique furniture with hints of cheerful Chinoiserie give a warm, lived-in feel – as if the owners have just popped out. Three bedrooms on the first floor have gondola beds and leafy green wallpaper echoing the garden – their bathrooms are venerable but pristine. From here you can swan about on the terrace overlooking the park. Downstairs a black and white marble floor leads to a well-equipped rustic kitchen next to the stately dining room for those royal banquets. The living room, light and colourful, is the perfect place to rest and recuperate. Two child-friendly bedrooms on the lower ground floor have access to the private garden.