We are very particular about selecting and recommending villas. Having your own 'home' can be the ideal solution for many holidays - more privacy, greater flexibility with meals, living space for families, stay in your pjs for breakfast...the list goes on, but we know it has to be just right. Below is a selection of 'shacks', albeit luxurious ones, that we know and love, and would feel happy to have our clients call home. If there is a specific destination you're interested in, please ask us as we may just know somewhere...
The Villa, Copperhill Mountain Lodge, Sweden
Sleeps: 14 (7 bedrooms) + 4 (2 bedrooms) in guest apartment
Just the place for: ski, families, celebrations
The superlative design hotel, Copperhill Mountain Lodge, has recently added the owner's private ski lodge to the offering. Sleeping a total of 18 people (between the main lodge and the guest apartment) it is perfect for a large party of friends or a private family holiday. The living and dining room is a superb communal space featuring an open fireplace and dining for up to 14 people. Four of the bedrooms are located on the ground floor and share two bathrooms, the large master bedroom has its own en-suite and is situated on the entrance floor and the remaining two en-suite rooms are on the top floor. The separate guest apartment has four beds and its own kitchen. Be sure to pop to the main lodge for their breathtaking spa, yoga overlooking the slopes and restaurants.
Jnane Tamsna Villa, Marrakech
Sleeps: 10 (5 bedrooms)/20 (10 bedrooms)
Just the place for: family celebrations, winter sun, spa weekend
Jnane Tamsna has 24 rooms across three different properties. Jnane Villa, which houses five en-suite rooms, Jnane Moussafir also has five and Jnane House has ten. Also within the grounds are two pavilions, each with two bedrooms for those looking for greater privacy. The rooms can be hired individually or the three properties can be rented collectively as separate villas.
Jnane Villa | the most recent addition to the Jnane estate, has a lush red foyer and an elegant swimming pool. Situated in its own private Mediterranean gardens, it offers five large en-suite bedrooms with open fireplaces. Downstairs there is a large dining room, a light and airy breakfast room and a living area with library, fireplace and veranda.
Established over 15 years ago by the luxury villa designer Meryanne Loum-Martin and her husband Gary Martin, a landscape enthusiast, and together they have created a tranquil and sophisticated oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the Medina.
Anttolanhovi Art & Design Villas, Finnish Lakeland
Sleeps: 3 bedroom Lakeside villas/ 2 or 3 bedroom Hillside villas
Just the place for: families, active holidays, healthy cuisine, escape from the crowds
One of Scandinavia's coolest cabins, these immaculately-designed structures offer everything one might expect from a Finnish shack: a peaceful lakeside setting, open fire, terrace, your very own jetty and canoe, and the chance to jump naked into a lake! Be as independent or lazy as you like here on dining; resort services include breakfast delivered to your door, ingredients prepared and brought to your kitchen or a chef for your entire stay. The cabin comes with its own bikes (and snow-shoes for the winter months), and fishing, canoeing and paddle-boarding are popular activities.
La Reserve Ramatuelle Villas, Southern France
Sleeps: Choose from one of fourteen 3-6 bedroom villas
Just the place for: families, spa, privacy, seaviews
What's not to love about a private, spacious villa set in peaceful surroundings just 15 minutes from St. Tropez? When you factor in the outstanding spa, heart-stoppingly magnificent seaviews, hotel facilities and pristine, modern interior decor, these villas tick a lot of our boxes. Take advantage of the shuttle service to St. Tropez or Pampelonne Bay.