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.
Sharrington, Holt, Norfolk, England
It’s the English seaside – but not as we know it. These utterly sophisticated cottages for two and four, set in the grounds of a Jacobean manor house, offer designer exclusivity with a relaxing, coastal vibe. Tranquil, private and close to oyster ….
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 ….
Sardinian villa with amazing sea views
A rare find; a Sardinian villa for four with a private pool and stunning sea views which doesn’t cost the earth. Take in the views from every room and enjoy the saltwater pool during the day and the stars from your terrace ….
Penzance, Cornwall, England
A perfectly formed self catering cottage for two in the heart of the harbour-side community of Penzance. Perfect base for exploring this amazing part of the UK, with its vibrant art scene, dramatic coastal scenery, lush sub-tropical gardens and quality dining, or ….
Kókkini Porta Rossa
ISLAND PERFECTION BEHIND THE RED DOOR
Tucked just inside the stunning ancient fortified old town of Rhodes, this beautifully restored house has five lovely, serene and sumptuous suites. Stone walls, Persian carpets, polished boards, space and light and a beautiful courtyard for enjoying breakfasts and dinners of stunning ….
Agia Galini, Crete, Greece
Peaceful Cretan Getaway
It’s hard not to let the cares slip away as you soak up the sun at this small scale, adults only resort, where comfort and relaxation are the only priorities. Situated perfectly on a small hill with stunning sea and mountain views, ….
The Courtyard is a boutique B&B/small hotel, the first and only restoration of its kind in the beating heart of the historic town of Kalkan and within three minutes walk of the beach. This beautiful building has been sympathetically restored using traditional ….
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 ….
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
If you’re looking to escape to a tranquil hideaway with fantastic scenery, look no further than gorgeous Sicilian guesthouse Baglio Giammaccaro. Cradled between mountains and the Mediterranean it’s a blend of rustic charm and modern luxury.
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 ….