A very private villa in Tuscany, whose view is always more stunning than we remember. Recently caringly and authentically restored,
Villa Macario dates from the 17th century. It sleeps 8 in 4 super king en-suite bedrooms, sumptuously furnished with traditional Tuscan fabrics (larger family groups may sleep up to 4 more in relatively spartan bunk rooms). All set in 20 acres of secluded olive groves and woods, with a path up to the local monastery, vineyards and restaurants. Forbes Magazine rated Lucca as the 2nd most ideal place to live in Europe, and No 1 in Italy. Good for Florence, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, Siena, the Tuscan Riviera and Cinque Terre. Maid service.
A luxurious modern villas in jet-set Marbella, with its wonderful restaurants, shops, night life and golf. Pool, rustic jacuzzi and huge garden.
Villa del Gato sleeps 8 in en-suite super/king bedrooms (+ up to 6 more on the lower floors) in contemporary interior-designed luxury. Stunning views. An ideal base for touring historic Moorish Spain: the wonders of the Alhambra at Granada, the Mesquita at Córdoba, the glories of Seville, the wines of Jerez & Málaga and the rock of Gibraltar are all easily freeway-accessible for day trips. Morocco too. Maid service.
A traditional English seaside cottage in fashionable Polzeath, with views south over the Camel Estuary, St Petroc sleeps 8-11 in a deliberately shabby-chic setup. The Camel Estuary on its rugged and romantic Atlantic north coast is one of England’s most desirable and understated up-market hideaways - not just for the two princes, prime ministers, celebrities and The Establishment, who frequent it. You too can enjoy cliff-top hikes, fishing, surfing, historic houses, Tate St Ives, the gourmet capital of Cornwall and golf galore...
"The most spiritually rewarding, and well-exercised holiday we ever had
- plus our own freshly pressed olive oil for a year!"