Whether you’re travelling for a special occasion or just to enjoy an extended break with friends or family, we’ve selected a range of luxury villas which are large enough to cater comfortably for large groups with enough space and privacy to make your stay thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable. If you’re looking for a wedding venue visit our Weddings & Honeymoons section to see our selection of recommended villas.
Located in the heart of the Dordogne, this 18th century château truly is a hidden gem. Its golden stones glow in the sunlight and its owners have carefully maintained the atmosphere of a warm and welcoming family home. Apart from stunning views over the surrounding hills, this charming property offers the perfect location to explore the Perigord region, while at the same time providing its guests with a secluded and private retreat.
Rates: from £4,247 per week
La Fossette is a remarkable villa sitting on a private 3-acre peninsula with walking distance to a sandy beach and close to the beautiful town and port of Le Lavandou. Without doubt the setting is one of the finest along the whole coastline with the extremely privileged position of being surrounded by the sea enabling guests to take in the remarkable views on the clear blue waters and the 'Golden Islands'. With 8 large bedrooms (of which 7 are en-suite) and a luxurious private pool, this is the perfect get-together with great towns, villages and beaches very close by.
Rates: from £11,779 per week
Special Offer: Save 20% on remaining weeks in July and August 2015. Please call and speak to a travel consultant for more details. This recently renovated Tuscan farmhouse is situated in one of the most striking regions of Italy, in the province of Siena.
Indulge yourself with typical Tuscan food in the covered al-fresco dining area while enjoying beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. After a day of glorious sunbathing by the pool treat yourself to a glass of locally produced wine while observing the vineyards and olive trees surrounding the estate. In the evening or during the cooler periods of the year the spa and wellness area can be used to round off the day properly.
Rates: from £5,075 per week
Casa Bell'Aria is set in a large nature reserve so is ideally positioned for those seeking a peaceful holiday. Guests can wander the woodland paths and lakes, which are part of the large grounds, or enjoy a horse riding excursion. A large l-shaped swimming pool offers a shallow end and has an area which is suitable for children. Inside cool stone floors offer a welcome retreat in the summer months. Several sitting and dining areas are perfect for getting together whilst a host of amenities including a billiard table, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath ensure everyone is entertained. Castiglione della Pescaia, famous for the outstanding beaches, is located nearby and Pisa, Siena, Rome and Florence are all within easy reach of this ideally located villa.
Rates: from £7,895 per week
Il Convento di Siena dates back to 1348 when it was used for the production of grain, wine and oil. More recently it became a monastery before being abandoned. Fortunately, this historic and beautiful property was saved and has been carefully and lovingly rebuilt and restored and is now an idyllic luxury retreat. Just a stone's throw from Siena, which you can admire from the villa, Il Convento is set in a private park and is surrounded by forests, fields, lawns and flowers with every window offering breathtaking views over the surrounding area. The villa is equipped with private swimming pool (15x7m), tennis court, football field, bocce court, gym, air conditioning (1st floor), wine cellar and a sauna.
Rates: from £8,675 per week
is a luxurious estate renovated to the highest standard offering 11 en-suite bedrooms, two private swimming pools, a tennis court and sweeping views over vineyards and the town of Cetona.
This impressive country retreat provides a delightful combination of a wonderful rural setting with top class furnishings and modern amenities. All bedrooms have private bathrooms with designer fixtures. The rooms are generous in proportion and contain the owner's private contemporary art collection.
Rates: from £7,120 per week
La Locanda is a country residence skilfully restored and transformed into an exclusive private retreat. From its hilltop position, the villa dominates the landscape of the Valdichiana valley, providing incomparable views. Surrounded by verdant olive trees and enriched by undulated gardens, La Locanda offers the possibility to quickly reach the main artistic and historical sites, not only in Tuscany but also in Umbria: Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Cortona, Perugia, Assisi. There are two swimming pools: one indoor (heating available at extra charge) with whirlpool and sauna, the other one in the garden, next to the conservatory.
Rates: from £3,670 per week
Special Offer: Save from 30% up to 55% on stays at Al Castello during September and October 2015. Please call and speak to a travel consultant for more details. Al Castello is a grand Medici villa situated in the heart of beautiful Tuscany, close to many of the region's treasures like Chianti and Florence. The spectacular formal gardens and gated infinity pool make this the perfect place in which to enjoy a relaxing vacation with family and friends.
Rates: from £6,590 per week
I Tigli is located in a beautiful Umbrian surrounding of woods, olive trees and green valleys. The luxury villa offers the comfort and services of a 5 star resort. Take a swim in the sublime infinity pool, play a round of golf on the Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed Antognolla Golf Course (5min from the villa with a golf cart through a private path), just relax on the private natural grounds or enjoy the superb club house restaurant Il Caldaro. The attractions of Lake Trasimeno and the ancient city of Perugia are a short drive away.
Rates: from £2,867 per week
Villa Alabastro is a newly restored property surrounded by pristine countryside and typical Tuscan panorama of fields and rolling hills. In the distance, perched in a prominent position dominating the surrounding area, lies Volterra, rich in millennia of history, while in the distance one can recognize the outline of Pisa with its Leaning Tower. Villa Alabastro is a perfect base from which to explore Tuscany. After a day of roaming and wandering, the villa offers desirable facilities that help to unwind: a 15x5m outdoor pool, a spa and wellness centre with generously sized Jacuzzi, salt room and tea parlour. The professionally equipped kitchen is perfect to prepare delicious Tuscan treats that one can enjoy in the al fresco dining area overlooking the olive grove, fields and forest.
Rates: from £4,756 per week
A commanding property with commanding views, Villa Monchique is blessed with stunning scenery all around and magnificent grounds; the ultimate property for a large gathering or family celebration in the sun-drenched Algarve. Offering an abundance of space, both inside and out, the property provides a welcoming, comfortable setting for guests of all ages.
There is much to keep adults and children entertained and for those who are prepared to venture away from the property, charming restaurants, traditional villages, magnificent sandy beaches and world-class golf courses are never far away.
Rates: from £2,420 per week
Built more than 250 years ago, Masia con Torre is a historic Catalan manor house steeped in tradition and drenched with antiquity. Once a wine producing property, the magnificent charm of this house consists in the perfect alliance of antique original elements with high-tech comforts. A winning combination that ensures friends and family a haven of tranquillity and comfort all within a 5-minute drive to the hustle and bustle of Sitges.
Rates: from £5,109 per week
A truly exceptional alpine residence, Chalet Truffe Blanche is a vision of grandeur and elegance. Occupying one of Verbier′s most exclusive address′s this uber luxurious chalet will not fail to disappoint.
Adorned with specially selected Italian silks, rich textures and 17th century inspired furnishings, attention to detail is at its finest.
Rates: Rates available on request.