As the weather warms up, Europe’s allure comes alive and its popularity soars as a holiday destination. Here are some fabulous locations to tempt your wanderlust …
LAKE COMO, ITALY
With undulating mountains surrounding a glistening lake and charming towns scattered around the waters, Lake Como provides a stunning backdrop for a peaceful and romantic European escape. Grand Hotel Tremezzo An iconic hotel with unrivalled views of the surrounding scenery. Unwind and relax in the spa with bespoke ESPA treatments or dine in romantic and sensuous surroundings at La Terrazza restaurant whilst admiring the surrounding Gringna Mountains. Be sure to take a dip in the ‘floating’ pool elevated above the lake itself.
As one of Italy’s most enchanting cities, you will find some of the world’s most famous art, beautiful Tuscan food, not forgetting the exquisite Italian countryside. Limonaia Capponi In the heart of Florence sits Limonaia Capponi, an Italian palace that offers stunning historical exterior with all the luxury modern perks; cable TV, Wi-Fi and air conditioning to name but a few. This four-bedroom secluded villa sits in the heart of Tuscany and can accommodate up to eight guests. A truly unique property that sits just moments away from the must-see Uffizi Gallery. Prepare to be truly stunned by the magnificent contrast of old world character against the contemporary luxury that lies within Limonaia Capponi. Enjoy watching sunset on your private rooftop terrace whilst indulging in some of the local Italian produce.
Crescent shaped Santorini has it all with its golden pristine sands, beautiful azure waters and sublime sunshine. From a romantic rendezvous with your other half to more lively island hopping holidays with your friends, Santorini is one of the most popular Greek islands to visit and it’s not hard to see why. Native Eco Villa, Santorini A slick and chic 4 bedroom villa complete with plush fabrics, elegant décor, dome ceilings and in close proximity to the local town, so you can explore the culture and traditions of Greece in style. Step out onto your exquisite balcony and take in the stunning sea vistas and the breath-taking views of the neighbouring islands. Relax in the outdoor heated Jacuzzi and watch the sun set over the glistering waters.
Chic resorts, sleepy old villages and astonishing historical monuments dating back to the Roman times, the South of France is rich in variety. Head to one of the vast vineyards scattered across the country, bask in the sunshine as you stroll through the countryside and run your feet through the pristine golden sands as you relax on the exquisite beaches. Terre Blanche Hotel Stay at the luxurious Terre Blanche Hotel; complete with 4 heated swimming pools, a tennis court, golf court and a kids club, this is the perfect residence for families. Taste fine cuisine from an array of international flavours in one of the 4 restaurants, each with a unique ambience. Make the most out of your stay and check in to Villa Méditerranée. With a private terrace, a swimming pool and a private Jacuzzi you’ll be in for a sumptuous holiday.
IBIZA, BALEARIC ISLANDS
While Ibiza offers one of the best nightlife experiences in Europe (if not the world) but there is much more to this beautiful island than just the clubs and day time parties. Ibiza is an island of lush, undulating hills, quiet coves and beautiful beaches and is a fantastic option for families and friends alike looking for a great villa escape. Finca Marbella This is the perfect rural villa for families and friends with 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and is located within easy reach of Ibiza’s beaches. The countryside setting offers privacy and space, with large indoor and outdoor living and dining areas, a generous swimming pool, lush gardens and even two additional guests houses on site, ensuring there is enough room for all. Head to Finca Marbella’s Summer House for some stunning sunset spectacles.
England is at its most beautiful in summertime and an escape to the rolling countryside can sometimes make for the perfect weekend recipe. Make the most of our beautiful scenery and explore parts of England you’ve previously left untouched. Kings Head Cirencester This elegant boutique hotel is set in the heart of Cirencester town meaning you can explore the beautiful surrounding countryside at your leisure. The hotel is overflowing with character and personality, and offers an exceptional wine list for those lazy evenings and indulgent spa treatments for those pampering moments. Enjoy drinks whilst bathing in the summer sun in the hotel’s garden.
Picture olive groves and vineyards across rolling hills, scattered farmhouses throughout rural countryside and a coastline dotted with beautiful islands; Tuscany is a simply beautiful region rich in art, culture and history… not to mention it offers delicious cuisine! Casa Biondi Set amid green lawns with panoramic views of the rolling hills, this restored farmhouse offers plenty of space to soak in the Tuscan sun. Located on the Castiglion del Bosco estate, the 5 en-suite bedroom property has space for a large family or group of friends. Offering rustic charm, beautiful vineyards, woods and a nearby golf course. Make sure you leave some room for a meal as you receive a daily pastry basket.
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