Our European villas are easy to get to and easy to love – see below to read about our in-the-know properties.
St Paul de Vence, France
We must admit the south of France has a certain cachet – frankly there’s nowhere quite like it for family summer gatherings. Getting it right is crucial.
The secret is a brilliant villa, with extensive space, perfectly placed for glitzy outings on the French Riviera. Let us introduce the aptly named Villa Zen, a stylish six-bedroom villa with designer furnishings whose lavender-ﬁlled garden is a literal playground with a daybed-rimmed swimming pool, tennis court, boules, table tennis and a children’s play area. There’s enough to keep all ages entertained while chill-seekers can relax by the pool or take a sauna or steam. Come evening, join the glitterati at nearby La Colombe D’Or Hotel.
All ages. The villa is great for families with young children, and older members can enjoy the glitzy charm of the French Riviera.
Kids will have a ball here, but a few carefully selected tennis instructors and French tutors could give them the edge next term at school – we can arrange this plus masseurs, yoga instructors and chefs.
Villa Sola Cabiati
Lake Como, Italy
This jaw-dropping 18th century former summer home is not only a masterpiece in neoclassical architecture, it’s also located in one of the most beautiful locations in all of Europe: Lake Como.
With a wraparound Italian garden complete with pool, you’ll be living out your ultimate holiday fantasies at this opulent, Belle Époque villa. Inside, there are six spacious suites; each one with its own living room, so family and friends can take time out when needed.
A full set of staﬀ is also on hand to facilitate your every whim, including arranging a boat trip from your private dock across the glassy waters to nearby Bellagio. Childminders can be arranged so you can explore the glorious Villa del Balbianello, a romantic ﬂower-clad mansion, which has a history of hosting writers, scholars and travellers for centuries.
Older families who like lots of space, Italian art and architecture, and the tranquillity of Lake Como.
We think this would make a stunning venue for a memorable and magniﬁcent birthday or wedding anniversary party.
Speak to our team of experts for a further insight into our portfolio including options for short-haul, long-haul and for something entirely different: our wildcard wonders.