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.

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Villa Gelosa

Porto Cervo, Sardinia
Self Catering

Chic Sardinian Retreat

Stylish, chic and thoroughly Italian, Sardinia has long been a holiday destination for the cool (and often famous) traveller. Villa Gelosa, with its incredibly stylish interiors, amazing setting and laid back vibe is the perfect retreat. Walk to the beach from this ….

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Bedrooms: 5 Sleeps: 9
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Abbey Stables

Penzance, Cornwall, England
Self Catering

Maritime mews

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 ….

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Bedrooms: 1 Sleeps: 2
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Launceston Farm Cottages

Nr Blandford Forum, Dorset, England
Self Catering

SECLUDED LUXURY FOR TWO

These two luxury cottages are in the heart of one of the country’s finest Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From the stylish bateau bath in your own private courtyard to the extravagant bed and Cordon Bleu ‘heat and eat’ meals on offer, ….

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Bedrooms: 1 Sleeps: 2
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Ard Daraich garden studio

Western Scotland
Self Catering

A perfect Highland escape

An intimate eco friendly contemporary self catering cottage for two, from which you can explore the rugged landscape of western Scotland. You can rent this alongside the main house for larger groups – see Ard daraich.

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Três Marias

Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal
Bed & breakfasts

Rural Portuguese Industrial Minalmism

This is a true escape. In raw and captivating Portuguese countryside – just inland from sandy beaches – staying here means getting away from it all. Tranquil and relaxing it’s also design-led with a feel of stylish minalism to the light and ….

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Bedrooms: 15
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The Yurt at Botelet

Liskeard, Cornwall
Self Catering

Romantic Glamping for Two 

Dial up the fun while staying in this romantic and quirky yurt for two in Cornwall. Part of the gorgeous Botelet estate, with its stunning scenery and focus on wellness events, this serene and unique experience will leave you feeling renewed.

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Hunting Lodge

Malaga, Andalucia, Spain
Self Catering

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 ….

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Sleeps: 6
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Launceston Farm House

Nr Blandford, Dorset, England
Self Catering

LAVISH COUNTRY RETREAT

This wonderful house is in a league of its own.  With sumptuous bedrooms, evening meal options (should you not wish to venture far), an indoor heated pool (and sauna!!) and a walled garden this lavish but wonderfully relaxed place to stay pretty ….

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Bedrooms: 6 Sleeps: 12
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Ard Daraich Garden Apartment

Western Scotland
Self Catering

A Highland retreat for garden lovers

A gem – relaxed, timeless, gay welcoming and set amongst the wild beauty of the Highlands on the edge of Loch Linnhe. The two bedroomed self catering accommodation is perfect for four, but there’s also the contemporary studio within the garden ideal ….

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Bedrooms: 2 Sleeps: 4
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The Old Rectory hotel

Exmoor, Devon, England
Bed & breakfastsBoutique Hotels

COASTAL SOLITUDE

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 ….

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Bedrooms: 8
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