European Villas for 2023
It’s time to shake off the inertia of the festive period and look toward how you’re going to use your holiday allowance this year! Somewhere sunny maybe? Private pool? Space for you and friends and family to spread out? Here are a few to choose from with some availability across peak periods.
Trulli Vistas, Puglia
A beautifully restored Italian farmhouse (Trulli) set in almost a hectare of gardens and olive groves with a lovely pool in the Valle d’Itria of Puglia. Quiet, rural and private with 180 degree views of surrounding hills and valleys. The beaches at Ostuni are 25 minutes drive away and those on the Adriatic at Campomarino are about an hour’s drive.
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Villa Ami, Sardinia
We love the idea of a car free holiday at this modern, bright villa. Jump in a taxi from the airport – Cagliari Elmas is the nearest and is about 50 minutes’ away – and then you have pretty much everything you’ll need within walking distance. There’s a lovely beaches and restaurants close by, but it’s also incredibly peaceful here and you have views across the pool and garden from pretty much every room in the house.
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Le Manoir, Montpellier
Often used as a venue for retreats, this large French country house is also the ideal venue to bring together a group of friends or family – all the rooms are en suite which really helps! Montpellier and Beziers are both half an hour away and the nearest sandy beaches of the Mediterranean the same.
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Stone Village House, Occitanie
How about taking the train from London all the way to Carcassonne and then making your way to the nearby village of Servies-en-Val and spending a week in this petite treat of a village house? The house is compact but one thing we love is the pool area cross the road which has a separate room beside the plunge pool with fabulous views. You could just hole up in the village for a week or there’s plenty to explore close by.
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Galini Breeze, Crete
Marc and Monique have created a simple, yet elegant, environmentally friendly collection of cool places to stay – all with fab views. You can take the whole place as a villa for four and four studios with two pools, which would be ideal for a family or a group of friends. Alternatively you can take the villa for four with its own pool or a studio for two with a shared pool depending on availability.
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Maison Mondou, Lot et Garonne
This is an utterly charming French country house, surrounded by acres of greenery with a small lake in the grounds. The interiors are smart and traditional but thoroughly modern too and the terraces and pool take it to the next level. The nearest airport is Bergerac which is about 50 km away.
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La Huerta del Àngel, Màlaga
Beautiful grounds and plunge pool make this classic cortijo a little oasis to retreat to up its grassy driveway. Inland from some amazing beaches along the Med, less than an hour from Màlaga, the house is full of character and charm, reflecting its international owners. Bright colours, mixed with antique Spanish tiles and Danish furniture all create a welcome oasis surrounded by olive and avocado groves. Discover more about La Huerta de La AngelSleeps: 9 across 5 bedrooms Prices: From €1,200 for a week
Les Chauvins, Charente
These two stylish houses have been renovated and kitted out with a keen awareness of sustainability and the environment, without detracting from the cozy and welcoming vibe. You can take both houses to create a big old house for a group or at times you can take them individually. Either way this a truly special corner of France and a truly special place to stay. Discover more about Les ChauvinsSleeps: Up to 18 across 8 bedrooms Prices: From £1,710 for both houses, minimum 3 nights
Soligia Villas, Greece
You may have spotted these two new arrivals in our last newsletter, but we couldn’t resist including them again. Both villas have AMAZING views across open water as well as a private pool, terraces and stylish interiors. They’re modern without being stark and would be an ideal family holiday villa. Discover more about Soligia VillasSleeps: Two villas, each sleeping 8 Prices: From: €2,177 for a four night stay