Whether you prefer to wake up to a beach or river view, you can take your pick from one of these boutique places to stay – all are on or near the water.
The Old Rectory hotel
Exmoor, Devon, England
A beautiful Georgian rectory surrounded by the most dramatic of landscapes combined with fine dining and the pleasure of luxurious boutique hotel living make this perfect for a romantic escape with or without your walking boots. Trip Advisor’s Travellers Choice Top 10 ….
Cortijo El Sarmiento
Get off the beaten path and enjoy a different kind of Spanish getaway at this tranquil adults-only luxury B&B near Mojacar in Andalucia. Close to mountain ranges and the sea, staying here means immersing yourself in natural beauty at your own pace. ….
Maison des Palmiers
Languedoc village home from home
Utterly charming chambres d’hotes in the heart of the Languedoc, the charm of Maison des Palmiers is matched only by that of its hosts. An ideal base to explore this area, visiting vineyards, wandering cobbled laneways or sampling French cuisine at its ….
The Crofter’s House
Isle of Skye, Scotland
PARED BACK HIGHLAND BLISS
It’s hard to imagine a more cosy, romantic escape than this beautifully renovated cottage, quietly nesting in meadows overlooking the rugged beauty of Skye’s rolling hills.
Saccharum Resort & Spa
Arco da Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
CHIC MODERNITY WITH OCEAN VIEWS
This luxurious, design focused getaway features state-of-the-art amenities, and is situated on a pebble and lava sandy beach. The stunning combination of this ultra chic, modern resort and its dramatic coastal location make for a magical place to stay in this gay ….
Right on the beach house, Devon
This is a proper “sea breeze in your face, toes in the pebbles” kind of house. With its amazing open views and the beach just across the road it’s what every “beach house” should really be. But beyond that it’s beautifully and ….
MOOOOD B&B is a gem, hidden amongst olive groves, mountains, the crystal-clear waters of the Pagasetic Gulf and the rolling hills of the Pelion Peninsula – home to the mythological centaurs! Whether you simply want to relax and soak up the views ….
Malaga, Andalucia, Spain
SPLENDOUR & STARGAZING
Gasp. Sigh. Another gasp. This luxurious house in a staggeringly beautiful, hilltop setting, will quite simply take your breath away. With knockout views, a private pool and bohemian decor, this secluded gem (sleeping 6) is magical, day and night. Bliss for the ….
Divina Suites Hotel Boutique
Boutique hotel Divina Suites on Menorca is in the heart of the pretty city of Ciutadella: this adult only boutique hotel is surrounded by beautiful medieval palaces, churches, cobbled streets and a wonderful, gothic cathedral. Plus a wonderful climate makes this a ….
Nardosalento Boutique Apartments
Nardò, Puglia, Italy
ELEGANT, MINIMALIST BEAUTY
These five properties in the heart of Nardò’s Baroque old town are the definition of refined elegance, with the choice of three stunning apartments (sleeping from two to four) or one of two houses (sleeping up to seven) with their own beautiful ….