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.
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 ….
Alacati, Izmir, Turkey
Romantic Turkish Retreat
Escape to this getaway by the Aegean Sea and you’ll see why its regarded as one of the very best of its kind. Originally a stately mansion, Tas Otel was the first boutique hotel in the region. With B&B rooms and two ….
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 ….
Masseria San Domenico hotel
Savelletri di Fasano, Puglia, Italy
Throw off your robe and dip into the spectacular seawater pool, indulge in luxurious Thalassotherapy spa treatments and sunbathe by fragrant olive trees, wild rosemary, grapes and figs, at this glorious gay-friendly hotel. A restored 15th century masseria, with beautifully furnished rooms, ….
Isle of Skye, Scotland
MODERN ECO IN AN ANCIENT LANDSCAPE
Awe inspiring natural beauty surrounds and embraces this uniquely designed hideaway cabin. The light that enters the open plan space makes it a calm and restful place to relax and escape. Designed by award wining architects the Studio combines simplicity with a ….
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 ….
Pantelleria, Sicily, Italy
A RUGGED JEWEL
Ancient architecture merges with a Mediterranean landscape of pinewoods and palms in the creation of Tenuta Borgia. On a UNESCO protected island (noted for its ancient vine cultivation methods) Tenuta Borgia’s Dammuso Grande is a listed heritage building and combines rough luxury ….
Monchique, Algarve, Portugal
ALGARVE HILLTOP QUINTA
Nestled in the hills of southern Portugal, in an area of stunning protected countryside, Trinada is a stylish, spacious and airy Algarve holiday villa with a private pool…it’s everything you’d ever want for your holiday in the sun. Fantastic south western coastal ….
Nardò, Salento, Puglia, Italy
ARCHITECTURAL MASTERY IN ANCIENT ITALY
Tucked away in a courtyard setting in the historic quarter of beautiful, unspoilt Nardò is this architect-designed sanctuary for two. The open plan living space, with its suspended romantic sleeping loft, is towered over by the original vaulted stone ceilings. Simply close Il ….
Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
CLASSIC REGENCY SEASIDE ELEGANCE
Award winning from the outset, this charming boutique B&B in Lyme Regis is housed within a lovingly renovated Georgian villa. Stylish and comfortable it’s a great base for exploring or restoring. Visit South West Silver Award for best B&B 2018