A Hop Away – European Villas

Italy, France & Corsica

Our European villas are easy to get to and easy to love – see below to read about our in-the-know properties.  

Villa Zen

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.


Best For:

All ages. The villa is great for families with young children, and older members can enjoy the glitzy charm of the French Riviera.

Insider Tip:

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.


Best For:

Older families who like lots of space, Italian art and architecture, and the tranquillity of Lake Como.

Insider Tip:

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.

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Meet The Experts

Sarah Woodthorpe
With a passion for luxury travel, Sarah has extensive experience and knowledge to make her clients dream trip a reality.