Live in a castle - or a convent

These properties - lighthouses, barns, rectories and castles - have all been transformed into magnificent homes. They're packed with quirks like hidden passages and charming nooks that make them unique and memorable.

Saintes, Belgium
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Saintes, Belgium
Belgian castle
Price: $4.25 million at 1.35 dollars to the euro

Beds: 8
Baths: 4

Description: This castle is more like a small palace of dreams. The 18th century, south Belgium property has been maintained in peak condition over the years.

The exterior features include a gorgeous mansard roof with dormers, eyebrow windows, several chimneys and a slender central cupola. The house has curved colonnades emanating from each side and arched window openings with matching shutters.

Interior reception rooms are elegant and refined with multi-pane windows, carved wainscoting, high ceilings and beautiful woodwork.

This castle comes with more than 10 acres of land. The grounds are park-like, with gorgeous green lawns, sculptures and trimmed shrubbery. There's a swimming pool, tennis court and a pond.

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