Luxury Wedding & Honeymoon Villas
Abercrombie & Kent’s luxury villa collection includes a selection of hand-picked private homes which are simply perfect for a summer wedding. Choose from small, intimate venues to large Italian castles and extend your wedding to include your honeymoon. Alternatively opt for a small, secluded villa perfect just for two to start your married life.
A restored 17th Century village house seemingly carved from the cliffs of Gordes, beautifully offset by the cream plaster work and French Tavel stone used throughout. With magnificent views of the Luberon Mountains from every window and each of its many terraces, this is an ideal base from which to stroll to the shops and restaurants.
Rates: from £2,080 per week
Enjoy the privacy and serenity of this superb 17th Century chateau close to the historical town of Aix-en-Provence.
Le Castellas is built within the ruins of the original palace belonging to Cardinal Jerome de Grimaldi, who held court at the property from 1655 to 1685. The chateau has been completely updated to a superb standard with all modern luxuries and comforts whilst maintaining its charm and historical significance.
Rates: from £18,187 per week
Painswick - the 'Queen of the Cotswolds' - is an exciting new addition to A&K Villas' Cotswold Collection. Not least because of its picturesque appearance and convenient location from which to explore the heart of the Cotswolds but most excitingly, if Painswick is the 'Queen of the Cotswolds' then A&K have secured her King - Painswick Court. Princely not in just its size and stature, but in the mere fact that King Charles I himself stayed at this very home and held court here during the Siege of Gloucester in 1643. Legend has it he still haunts the grounds of Painswick and it's been well documented that the people of Painswick have seen his ghost along with his loyal men dressed in their armour.
Rates: from £11,250 per week
Rustic on the outside, country-chic on the inside, this characterful estate has recently been given a new lease of life as a deluxe private retreat for a group of friends or family. With a variety of sandy beaches close by and only half an hour away from popular towns like Chania and Rethimnon, Villa Flarodia is perfectly located for exploring the area but equally inviting to simply stay home and chill out at the pool area with a glass of freshly-pressed orange juice.
Rates: from £3,005 per week
This property has it all: large swimming pool, tennis court, boules pitch and croquet lawn, games room with antique snooker table, extensive library with a Boston/Steinway grand piano and magnificent sea views. Beautifully furnished with antiques, completely air-conditioned and with a private sun deck right at the waterfront, Simeroma provides the perfect retreat for a luxury holiday in the popular Elounda area with its various resorts, of which some are in walking distance to the villa.
Rates: from £9,604 per week
SPECIAL OFFER: Book any 7 night stay between now and the 31st March 2016 and pay for only 6 nights. Nestled In the heart of the winemaking region of Chianti Classico, set on a cypress shaded hill, Villa Machiavelli is a magnificent 15th century villa. Located just 12km south of Florence, the villa rests on over 600 acres of flourishing vineyards and olive groves. The private estate produces three award winning wines and a distinctive olive oil which you can taste and enjoy during your stay. Luxurious facilities complement this private villa, guests can enjoy two swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), unique sculptures, extensive gardens and breath-taking Tuscan views of the Duomo in Florence.
Rates: from £21,444 per week
Originally built in 1680 on ruins from an Etruscan settlement, Villa Cetinale was transformed into a Roman Baroque villa for Pope Alexander VII. The lovely designed garden with its climbing roses, vine-covered pergolas, antique statues and the Scala Santa (Holy Stair) is said to be 'the epitome of garden design' and one of the most beautiful in Italy.
Rates: from £18,426 per week
This elegant 19th century aristocratic villa is set in the heart of a vast estate close to Lucca and features elegant interiors with hand-painted frescoed walls throughout. With its eleven bedrooms Villa Controni is ideal to accommodate a large family or a group of friends travelling together, providing a memorable luxury villa holiday in Italy.
Rates: from £17,006 per week
Castello di Rocca is set majestically on top of a hill with commanding views over the Tuscan countryside and encircled by the historic village of Cetona- but so far below the view is entirely rural. It has been carefully restored combining opulence and refinement to offer a true luxurious experience.
Rates: from £5,780 per week
Offering seclusion and stunning views, Le Caviere is a luxurious retreat for a couple wanting to get away from city life and immerse themselves in the Italian countryside.
Recently restored to the highest standard with a garden designed by Frederick Whyte, Le Caviere is spacious and tastefully decorated with a mix of antiques, Italian design and original works of art. In keeping with local tradition, it has exposed chestnut beams and antique terracotta tiles.
Rates: from £1,234 per week
Set in an enviable position in the heart of Italy's most famous wine producing area, dominating within the surroundings, Villa Vistarenni offers everything for which Tuscany is famous: fabulous wine, excellent restaurants and incredible views spanning from vineyards and olive groves up to the heights of the picturesque village Radda in Chianti.
Rates: from £5,687 per week
Situated in beautiful Western Tuscany, in a tranquil village close to the sea-side, Villa Laetizia promises to create memorable holidays; Guests may roam the villa's own Italian and Rose Gardens or simply enjoy a cocktail by the pool. Villa Laetizia prides itself with eleven fully air-conditioned bedrooms, all with their own private bathrooms. Together with the wide outdoor facilities and meeting rooms, it makes the villa the perfect venue for events of any kind and big family reunions.
Rates: from £5,384 per week
With wonderful views looking over two gulfs, this is a perfect villa for large group gatherings, where the services are tailored to the needs of each guest. With cooking classes, a tennis court and evening cocktails served on the terrace, this villa certainly invites and delights.With its luxuriant gardens, spa-like pool area, breathtaking views over both the Gulfs of Naples and Salerno, this exquisite property is the ideal place to spend a memorable holiday. Podere Due Golfi is well-equipped to accommodate big family gatherings and groups of friends in 11 bedrooms, all with private bathrooms. To enhance the holiday experience the villa offers daily maid service, daily continental breakfast (at extra cost), broadband internet, a tennis court and air conditioning throughout.
Rates: from £10,643 per week
Palazzo Miramare is a historic 18th century villa located in Positano, one of the most sought-after locations on Italy's Amalfi Coast. Sea views stretch as far as the eye can see from the villa's spacious terraces and its bedrooms. The lush garden, private swimming pool and elegant drawing room make Palazzo Miramare a fairy-tale location for those seeking a relaxing holiday in stunning surroundings.
Rates: from £16,601 per week
Palazzo Moltrasio is the epitome of luxury villa in Lake Como.
One of the most beautiful and sought after site for holidays, events and family gatherings, in Palazzo Moltrasio you can find everything you might wish for: drenched in history, owned by the wealthiest families in Italy, over the centuries it was a haven for the most prominent personalities and VIPs.
During the recent restoration the utmost attention has been given to make the Palazzo worthwhile of its glorious past. The villa has now 8 deluxe suites, air con throughout, a cinema room, a sauna, large private swimming pool (15m x 6m), private lake access and is walking distance to one of the loveliest villages on the Lake, Moltrasio.
Rates: from £28,972 per week
One of Italy's greatest homes and the ultimate escape on the legendary Lake Como is now available for private rental. The mansion has hosted royalty and ultra-VIPs in utter discretion through decades and underwent recently an multi-million euro refurbishment by Milan fashion house Etro making the villa the utmost example of classic contemporary chic.
Rates: from £0 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 £4,680 per week
Palazzo Scarlatto is a grand villa surrounded by 13 hectares of extensive grounds and orange and lemon groves, just perfect for a large group of friends or family. The setting and design of this property is pure luxury. The pool area and house will genuinely take your breath away. The villa offers chic rooms and suites in which antique objects meet contemporary style. Palazzo Scarlatto is a great summer residence with the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea just a 10 minute drive away and fashionable Taormina 30 minute. The villa is also suitable for winter rentals as the ski lifts of Mount Etna are just 30km away.
Rates: from £11,760 per week
This magnificent 18th century villa, set in the heart of a vast estate, offers guests a luxurious retreat where authentic Tuscan charm is coupled with opulence and exclusivity. The fenced pool makes it an ideal vacation home for families with children.
Rates: from £7,892 per week
We like this because it is the ideal multi-family villa. It is perfectly laid out, in complete rural privacy, has a tennis court, table football and table tennis. Fresh produce is available from the surrounding orchards making this a terrific A&K property.
Quinta da Alegria is a very light and spacious detached villa, sitting in a private 40 acre plot planted with avocados and citrus trees. It is ideal for large families wanting to get away from it all, yet be close to good amenities. This is also a superb location of you are either a golf or tennis fan - Nick Faldo's 'Amendoeiras' golf course is only 5 minutes away; and we can organize private tennis coaching at the villa!
Rates: from £5,277 per week
Villa Victoria is an art lover's paradise! The airy rooms of the villa are filled with a unique and highly eclectic art collection which makes this place truly special for your one-of-a-kind holiday experience. A well-stocked wine cellar, a multi-lingual library and an indoor Spa area, including a heated pool, Turkish bath, a gym and massage table, add to the luxurious character of this property. The Wow Factor is not restricted to the interiors alone; it also refers to the extensive gardens and olive groves from where to enjoy spectacular views across the mountainous UNESCO world heritage site of Serrania de Tramuntana.
Rates: from £8,600 per week
On Majorca's stunning north-west coast, in the heart of the spectacular Tramuntana Mountains and only a short drive away from the bustling towns of Soller and Port de Soller lies this 350,000m2 estate of olive and citrus groves. Surrounded by these large terraces and gardens is the 16th century property that has recently been restored by a famous Spanish architect who combined the original agricultural features with modern minimalistic decor.
Rates: from £3,283 per week
Like a tropical oasis, this lovely villa sits amidst 4 hectares of private grounds including beautiful gardens filled with the sound of bird song. A fusion of traditional Spanish style, contemporary furnishings and interesting pieces of art work - many created by the owner herself - this stylish and comfortable property is ideal for relaxing family holiday living.
Rates: from £5,194 per week
This beautiful property was originally a farmhouse descending back to the 16th century. It has since been recently renovated keeping the traditional exterior, but adding a luxurious modern interior. Set in the Vall d'en March valley just outside Pollença, it offers a beautiful retreat; a place to hide away from the world and to relax in total luxury throughout the year.
Rates: from £4,889 per week
Casa Font d'Ambre is an exclusive villa situated in the natural park El Garraf, well connected to the beach villages of Sitges and Vilanova, not to forget metropolitan Barcelona, making it the perfect location for families, friends and special occasions.
Rates: from £4,625 per week
Dating back to the 15th century, Can Cipres is an authentic Catalan landhouse situated amongst the vineyards in the Penedès wine region, boasting mountain views of the natural park El Garraf and the picturesque village, Viladellops; with its wine cellar and 11th Century chapel and tower. The villa perfectly combines original features and traditional artefacts, enriched with modern touches and all the comforts necessary for a relaxing break.
Rates: from £3,038 per week
Chalet Petite Marmotte was once a hay store but has now been transformed into a beautiful rustic and cosy retreat for just two. A rare romantic retreat in one of the premier ski resorts in the French Alps.
Rates: from £2,940 per week