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mimosa blooms on the french riviera

6th March 2015
For those of you seeking the spring sun, the French Riviera is the perfect destination for you, even offering a glimpse of what summer has to offer in the form of the Mimosa plant. Read More...

Easter in Crete


13th February 2015
Greek Easter usually falls one to five weeks after the western Easter and is celebrated with many local customs and traditions.  Easter, Paska, is the most important holiday in Greece, and in the Greek Orthodox Church. Read More...

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13th February 2015
Located at churches across the island, a week of solemn Easter preparation begins on Palm Sunday, when palm and olive branches are blessed before being taken home to adorn front doors. Read More...

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La Maroma Estate

26th January 2015
La Maroma Estate sits perched on a hilltop in Andalucía with unique views from the Mediterranean to the Moroccan Coast. The estate is nestled at an intersection of three mountain ranges giving you the feeling of ultimate exclusivity. Read More...


Chalet Chic

19th January 2015
With the 2014/15 season well underway, ski specialist Alice Paisley shares some of her favourite ski chalets from A&K’s extensive portfolio.

Le-Terme-pool, Tuscany, Italy

La Dolce Vita

19th January 2015
Our villa consultants travel regularly to refresh their knowledge and uncover new villas to add to our ever-expanding portfolio of luxury properties, from romantic and traditional farmhouses to modern, artistic villas with all the bells and whistles.

La Castellina

The seasons of La Castellina

16th December 2014
La Castellina is most often visited in the high summer, when the fierce sun and spectacular, sleepy landscape make padding around the pool with an icy glass all that a human could wish.Read more...

Luxury Villas for Chrismtas in France

Christmas in France

16th December 2014
For many of us, Christmas and New Year is the only time we celebrate traditions; whether it’s with family, friends or even just individually, the festive season unearths some unwritten and often unspoken rules we eagerly follow in preparation for the upcoming celebrations. Read More...

Top 12 Ski Chalets for Christmas and New Year

Top 12 Ski Chalets for Christmas and New Year

 4th December 2014
We’re struggling to comprehend that it's just 3 weeks until Christmas. And with the weather in the UK finally beginning to accept the fact that winter is on her way; our sights are firmly set to the festive family fun waiting in the wings. Read More...

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Start the new year in tuscany

3rd December 2014
What better way to see the new year in than to be surrounded by beautiful views and a glass of fine wine in hand. Read More...

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The 13 Desserts of Christmas

3rd December 2014
When we think of the French, one thing that always springs to mind is their love of food, and Christmas in France is no exception. 13 desserts or more poetically ‘Les 13 desserts’ as it’s known locally, is a culinary Christmas tradition perfect for those with a sweet tooth. Read More...

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Exclusive A&K package at Villa du Cap

10th November 2014
We are pleased to offer an exclusive 2015 early bird package if you book before 6pm on the 31st December 2014.Read More...


Dreamy I Cappucini

6th November 2014
 Villas General Manager Adam Coats learns the rules of shoe golf, eats his way through Umbria and enjoys the surroundings of our beautiful new property, I Cappucini, on a short break in Italy. Read More...


A week in Crete

A week in crete

18th September 2014
 How would you spend a week in Crete? Get off the beaten track on the unspoilt north west coast and enjoy a slower pace of life, fabulous fresh produce and stunning sunsets.Read more...


Autumn Grape Harvest

19th August 2014
Whether it is sipped in front of the television on a Friday evening or shared with friends and family around a dinner table, there is no denying that wine is one of the finest and most diverse drinks available to us. Read more...

Biking breaks

Biking breaks in europe

18th July 2014
If like us, you’re feeling inspired by The Tour De France, why not skip the sports car and opt for the fun and hassle free option of a bicycle on your next holiday? Read more...

Le Bergerie, Luxury Villa

Exclusive Package at la bergerie

24th June 2014
This summer, we have put together an exclusive ‘his & hers’ package to give you a truly glamorous Côte d'Azur experience. From airport transfers by private helicopter to a catered three-course dinner for your guests, this package will leave you feeling like an A-lister in Cannes.Read more...

Travel Blog, Provence

A Week In Provence

9th June 2014

We arrived at La Provençale after a few altercations with the sat nav on a late Saturday afternoon in mid-May. Luckily, after finding ourselves in Bonnieux, we were able to Read more...

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The new Portugal

4th June 2014
Worlds away from the concrete jungle of developments that mar the Algarve’s coastline, Boliqueime is all terracotta tiles, tiny cobbled backstreets  Read more...

Summer in Umbria
August in umbria

3rd June 2014
A great way to experience Umbria’s charm and character is through one of the local festivals. Corciano Fesival, which is held from the 8th to the 17th August this year Read more...

Travel Blog
TOP 10 Summer offers

30th May 2014
Alice Duckett rounds up our top 10 offers this summer Read more...

summer in the Alps with Abercrombie & Kent Villas

23rd May 2014
As the days become milder and the ice and snow of winter melts away, the French Alps adopt a new identity which is perhaps one of travels best kept secrets Read more...

Top Five Summer Events in Provence
Top Five summer season events in Provence

17th May 2014
Our top five favourite events in Provence this summer Read more...

Top Five Summer Events in Tuscany
Top Five summer season events in tuscany

16th May 2014
Our top five favourite events in Tuscany this summer Read more...

Five fab reasons to enjoy a villa holiday
Five fab reasons to book a villa holiday

23rd April 2014
From your own private pool to complete freedom and flexibility, there are hundreds of reasons why opting for a villa holiday is a great idea. We share our top five. Read more...

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wow factor villas

14th April 2014
For guaranteed 'oohs' and 'ahs', look no further than a selection of our wow factor villas. Read more...

Amalfi Coast
the amalfi coast

2nd April 2014
The glamorous Amalfi Coast has much to offer: rolling hills, soaring cliffs, picturesque coastal towns and family-friendly villas.Read more...

bordeaux wine festival 2014

12th March 2014
With everything from 80 tasting pavillions to concerts and firework displays, the annual Bordeaux Wine Festival is a four day event not to be missed. Read more...

enjoy a sweet treat at the provence honey festival

11th March 2014
Fans of sweet and sticky honey will love the Honey Festival that takes place in Provence each year. Local independent producers flavour their export with delicate tastes of the region including lavender and rosemary. Read more...

guests enjoy an italian 'cook off' at Podere Bellavista

7th March 2014
Podere Bellavista is offering a unique and delicious promotion for all new bookings arriving this year - an in villa 'cook off' by two top Italian chefs. Tempted?  Read more...

Truffle hunting in Tuscany

6th March 2014
Join Savini Tartufi and his dog (finders of the world's largest truffle!) on a truffle hunting and cookery course in Italy. A delicious and potentially record breaking way to spend a day.  Read more...

A weekend in lech, austria

5th March 2014
Liz Harper, Abercrombie & Kent’s PR Manager, embarked on a journey to Lech for a weekend of snow shoeing and skiing, and discovered what whilst snow shoeing may not be for her, Lech most certainly is.  Read more...

A delicious selection of french crepe recipes

4th March 2014
Originating from Northwest France, the crepe is a delicious sweet or savoury snack and is perfect for recreating a delicious taste of France at home.  Read more...

the language of love - a french valentine's day

7th February 2014
From the origins of the most romantic day of the year to handy phrases for that all-important Valentine's Day card, find out why France is the ultimate destination on the most romantic day of the year!.  Read more...

Family Fun in Majorca
family fun in majorca

15th January 2014
From unspoilt beaches to beautiful villas there's plenty of reasons to head to Majorca for your next family holiday.  Read more...

Chalet catering courses

2nd January 2014
Interested in Alpine cuisine or thinking about hosting a season on the slopes? A chalet cookery course is a delicious way to learn. Read more...

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a long weekend at La Maroma

19th December 2013
Our very own Claire Cooper-Fox enjoyed a long weekend a La Maroma in Andalucia with her family - a trip that has left her with a longing to return. Read more...

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13 desserts of Christmas

3rd December 2013
A French festive culinary treat, the 13 desserts is a tradition which is perfect for those with a sweet tooth! Read more...

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The delicious dolomites

25th November 2013
Alice Paisley took her taste-buds on a culinary tour of the delicious Italian Dolomites - fresh mountain air, fresh produce and Michelin star restaurants. Read more...

Truffle Hunting in the Dordogne
Truffle Hunting in the Dordogne

November 2013
December through February is renowned in the Dordogne region of France as Truffle season. Referred to as the ‘diamonds of the culinary world’ you can begin to get a sense of the rare luxury this food provides. Read more...

A week in Lucca

October 2013
Driving down roads lined with olive groves with the windows wound down and the fresh smell of summer in the air is the perfect way to arrive in Tuscany. Read more...

Christmas in the Cote d'Azur

October 2013
From Christmas markets with ice-skating rinks to a Christmas Day dip in the sea, where to stay and what to do in France as the festive season looms. Read more...

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