You’ve traveled around the globe, maybe a few times, but in the end you’ve decided that there’s no place like home. These two Sonoma county estates have all the flamboyancy and charm of posh European abodes but they don’t require a plane ticket to get there.

There is something appealing about the mystery and drama of historic European estates. I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a Downton Abbey addict and I have frequently pondered making a trip across the pond to visit a country home or two on holiday.

So let’s go on a virtual vacation, shall we? And check out two Sonoma County residences with plenty of Old World charm worth considering.

First we’ll visit “France,” where 4002 Old Barn Road does a great job impersonating a Burgundian chateâu.  This expansive Alexander Valley castle features a spring-fed pond,  carriage house, wine cave, formal dining and living rooms and a massive European-style terrace perfect for dining al fresco. The Healdsburg stunner even has a clever name, Château Bois de L’Est. That’s Eastwood Castle for all of you non-Francophiles.

For our next trip, let’s pop over to England in Sebastopol. 12413 Elliott Lane may be regal but it’s certainly not stuffy. The great room features a cool wood paneled hearth that looks like something straight out of the 19th century.  The study is Lord Grantham-approved with a window seat, parquet floors and built-in shelving.

Interested in seeing more? Click through our gallery above for a trip around the world, that’s right around the block.