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We have an incredible portfolio of unique places to stay, suiting even the most complex group dynamic. Space, privacy and superlative service are a given, and your holiday comes peppered with experiences your family will talk about for years to come.
Santa Ana by Vestige Collection, Menorca
The family-owned Vestige Collection are on a mission to safeguard heritage by restoring historic buildings. Six-bedroom exclusive-hire home Santa Ana in the southwest of Menorca is their latest project, found on an estate that spans 210-acres of private land. An immaculate restoration, serene Santa Ana is surrounded by scented pine forests which lead to a dazzling horseshoe bay, just a ten-minute walk away. An expansive pool area, outdoor kitchen and firepit, lounge and gym plus acres of pathways to roam mean Santa Ana has everything you need for a Mediterranean escape. Chefs, nannies and Pilates teachers are available at a moment’s notice. This is the summer family holiday sorted.
"The Balearics have historically been the perfect spot for family summer holidays - and Santa Ana in Menorca provides a hugely private estate with a beach just a ten minute walk away."
The real joy of Santa Ana is the peaceful property itself with plenty of space for everyone, and staff on hand to produce delicious meals and drinks when you desire. If you feel inclined, drive to Menorca’s second city, Cuitadella, 25 minutes by road.
Palazzo Margherita, Basilicata, Italy
You’d expect film director Francis Ford Coppola to know a thing or two about mise-en-scène and his opulent, exclusive-hire home Palazzo Margherita is no exception. Located in Bernalda in southern Italy, this 19th century palace brims with palatial comfort and sumptuous décor: fresco-adorned ceilings, marble floors and a magical garden. Having Coppola’s home all to yourself is an undeniable pleasure. Sleeping up to 26 guests, savour the elegant Italian atmosphere, enjoy the cuisine of Basilicata and even watch one of Coppola’s own films in the salon specifically designed for screenings. Within 15 minutes you can reach the palazzo’s private beach club. Return for aperitivo and an open fire feast in a verdant corner of the garden
"For film buffs or Francis Ford Coppola fans, staying at Palazzo Margherita adds an extra layer of intrigue to your family holiday."
For a family outing, consider visiting the historic cave dwellings at Matera which have also been used for multiple film backdrops, some of which today are authentic restaurants showcasing the region’s rustic cuisine – cucina povera.
Colina Verde, Machangulo Peninsula, Mozambique
Wild and remote, private house Colina Verde has an extraordinary location, which is on the Machangulo Peninsula in the south of Mozambique. With panoramic ocean views, the seven bedrooms are all under one vast roof, creating the ultimate villa for a family gathering. Colina Verde has an incredible array of exceptional experiences and activities on the doorstep. Days can be spent deep sea fishing for giant trevally, spotting humpback whales and snorkelling in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Turtles hatch on the beach below the house and further inland, elephants move through the forest. Staff are on hand to look after your every wish – crafting cocktails, offering relaxing massages, creating magical picnics on the beach and serving dinner under the stars.
“A private sanctuary just for you and your nearest and dearest, discover the beauty of remote southern Mozambique at Colina Verde."
Sleeping up to 18 guests, the nice thing about Colina Verde is its huge range of activities to suit a large group. Younger travellers might like to sand board the dunes or snorkel the nearby island of Inhaca whereas others may prefer yoga on the beach, a game of tennis or spa treatment. Gather together for long lunches and sunset dhow cruises.
ÀNI Sri Lanka
For a tropical sojourn, Sri Lanka is a great choice for families. Even better, stay at the private estate ÀNI Sri Lanka. With similar properties worldwide, staying at ÀNI is akin to having an entire resort at your disposal, with a collection of suites and living salas, two vast swimming pools and a team of staff to satisfy every whim. Sleeping up to 30 guests, beachfront ÀNI Sri Lanka is an unscripted playground for adults and children alike; play tennis or volleyball, have a spa treatment, cookery class or cocktail from the pool butler. Take a tuk-tuk tour or try surfing, returning home for indulgent meals: sushi, traditional ‘rice and curry’ and a freshly caught lobster barbecue. Here, the world is your oyster.
"Enjoy Sri Lanka's cultural immersion while staying at ÀNI Sri Lanka, the ultimate in tropical luxe private living."
Having a whole resort to yourself means you get to decide what to do, and when. The freedom that comes with a completely bespoke itinerary, totally personalised to you, is the ultimate luxury. Drinks are free-flowing, meals are delectable and tailored to you, and activities range from the cultural to the adventurous and utterly relaxing.
Africa House Royal Malewane, Greater Kruger, South Africa
For the most unforgettable safari holiday, consider Africa House, located in the Greater Kruger bushveld. Perfect for families and groups of friends, Africa House is a highly exclusive safari experience. Part of The Royal Portfolio, Africa House has been newly redesigned by owner Liz Biden in her signature flamboyant style, bringing a contemporary slant to this ultimate bush property. Sleeping 12, the house is an opulent expression of colour, with spacious living and eating areas, a spa, gym, outdoor pool and firepit. What stands out are the incredible guides and trackers – one of the most experienced and knowledgeable guiding teams in Africa – creating a magically bespoke safari experience.
"With the best guiding team in Africa, staying at Africa House means superlative experiences in the bush, while enjoying a high level of service at home. The perfect combination for a memorable family safari holiday."
The charm of Africa House is the way in which the design brings everyone together. In the Long Room, play pool or relax by the boma with a wood-fired pizza or sit down for a formal meal at the dining table. Out on safari, your excursions in the bush will be tailored to your personal interests.
Chalet Pelerin, Sainte Foy, France
A chalet that truly has it all, Chalet Pelerin promises a ski holiday where every element has been thought through, leaving you to enjoy the perfectly groomed slopes, excellent French cuisine and the softest beds to sink into at the end of the day. Located in a small authentic village near Val d’Isère in the French Alps, an alpine paradise awaits. With all meals and equipment taken care of, ascend to the skies for exclusive heli-skiing and unlimited untouched powder, perhaps stopping for pasta at a traditional restaurant over the border in Italy. Sleeping 12, the chalet has the added luxury of an indoor pool, sauna and hot tub.
"Found in a tiny mountain village in France, Chalet Pelerin offers an authentic ski holiday, bringing your group together in absolute alpine comfort."
Amazingly, staying at Chalet Pelerin means access to seven world class ski resorts including Tignes and Val d’Isère so a week here could encompass a different ski route every day. Or if you prefer off-piste, a certified guide can take up the mountains, skiing through pristine powder.
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