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.
Casal dei Fichi apartments
Le Marche, Italy
LUXURY IN THE SUN
This beautifully restored farmhouse, with six very comfortable apartments for two, has stunning views of the Italian countryside and is the perfect setting for a lazy holiday exploring the real Italy, heading off to the Adriatic or simply flopping by the pool. ….
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 ….
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 ….
Farmhouse of the Palms
Sao Bras de Alportel, The Algarve
Welcoming Algarve Retreat
Away from the crowds, high on a sun drenched hill lies this boutique Portuguese B&B in a restored farmhouse estate. Stylish and beautiful without being stuffy or unwelcoming. Whether you spend your days by the black-mosaic pool taking in the panoramic view, ….
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 ….
Tir y Coed
Rowen, near Conwy, North Wales
TRANQUIL SNOWDONIAN GEM
Arrive at this country guest house in Snowdonia National Park and immediately feel at home. Originally a Victorian gentleman’s residence this beautiful, stylish, bright house set in gorgeous landscaped gardens, is all about deeply relaxing, comfortable breaks. Unwind by a roaring log ….
Torre delle Stelle, Sardinia
Family villa in Sardinia
Modern, characterful villa with a private pool and plenty of space, but with restaurants, shops and a sandy beach a few minutes’ walk away – the perfect family holiday villa on Sardinia? Might just be.
Spacious Turkish Villa
Looking to indulge in some relaxation in the sun? Look no further than this Villa Cukur, a holiday villa for six in Kalkan with private pool. Stunning mediterranean sea views, lush gardens and airy interiors, all within a short stroll to a ….
Hotel Mamma Santina
Aeolian islands, Sicily, Italy
LUSH ISLAND CHARM
If you are seeking a friendly, sun drenched holiday in a verdant island surrounded by azure seas, then this colourful small gay friendly hotel in the heart of Sicily is for you. Whether you are floating in the pool by the lemon ….
Country House Retreat in Somerset
With views down to the sea and surrounded by incredible, untouched, Exmoor countryside, full of superb walking routes, this Lutyens style country house B&B offers an escape to a quieter, less hurried time. But with tennis and squash courts onsite and an ….