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Big Budget? We Hunted the Best Luxury Villas on the Globe

Best Destinations - Amanda - March 6, 2014


Tuscany boasts of some of the most desirable country homes in the world and it is no wonder the array of fabulous villas in Tuscany has attracted elite holidaymakers for years. Discerning travelers seeking to soak up in the rich history, fine cuisines, quintessential Italian rural lifestyle and architectural heritage have flocked here for decades, opting to enjoy the luxurious accommodation of Italian villas.

Florence is considered as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the birthplace of Renaissance art. Within this area is a gem of a villa, offering only the best of Florence hospitality. Villa Dei Giardini in Florence is a spacious villa situated on a three-acre property amongst rolling hills and surrounded by fruit trees. It has four spacious bedrooms, living area, modern well-equipped kitchen and an outside pool with barbeque and dining area.

The Buonvisi villa in the Lucca area in Tuscany is a magnificent 16th century house located near Segromigno in Monte that once belonged to the Buonvisi family and is a part of the Fattoria Mansi Bernardini estate. The house has undergone a lot of restoration without spoiling its original charms to give you unsullied Italian hospitality.


Portugal has a charming character of its own, it exudes style in art, architecture and culture; it boasts of first class resorts and a rich past.

The Algarve is a popular destination for those seeking the sun drenched beaches with glorious surroundings. The Villa Bella Vista is a gorgeous villa located in Lagos South West of Portugal but also very close to the historic town center and golden sandy beaches. It is an exclusive 10-bedroom property whose every single detail has been stylishly designed giving it a fine finish. Apart from the spacious and lavish rooms inside it also has an outdoor terrace with BBQ, outdoor Jacuzzi and Sauna, fully equipped gym and a pool. It is surrounded by a manicured garden and also near fine restaurants and championship golf courses.

The vineyard Cottage Villa in the Duoro valley is magnificent in style and also rich surrounding of verdant vineyards. It is a lesser known region which means you will be off the beaten track yet enjoying all the luxuries. It sleeps six and is catered for, giving you more time to get pampered.

Whatever you’re looking for, there are so many luxury villas in Portugal with pool, bbq, seaviews and loads of space that you really can just take your pick in your favourite destination.



The Maldives is an exotic destination offering its visitor’s fine stretches of sandy beaches, sparkling waters and magical sunsets. It has a variety of accommodations but topping the list are the gorgeous Maldives water villas which are built right over the water so you can hear it lapping as you wake up every morning.

Jumeirah Dhevanafushi (Ocean Sanctuary Sunset with Pool) is a luxurious water villa located on the Ocean Pearl on its own lagoon. It boasts of floor to ceiling windows which give you pleasant views of the sea, dining area, stunning bathrooms, pool and exquisite master bedroom.

Huvafen Fushi (Ocean Pavilion with Pool) is a modern, contemporary villa with fiber optic lit pool that extends right from the living room outside on the deck. It has roof to ceiling windows allowing you unobstructed views of the sea: opulent and tasteful.

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Funky Family Holiday Accommodation Around The World

World Travel - Amanda - March 6, 2014


Mobile homes are a fantastic form of accommodation suitable for your family; you get to enjoy a different kind of holiday in camping sites and meeting other like-minded families. Mobile home holidays in France offer you the freedom to experience the country at your own pace and however you want all while maintaining your privacy. Your family gets to enjoy venturing into the country side and taking part in exciting activities such as walking, hiking as you explore ancient towns and idyllic villages. Mobile homes are for those who are independent, interested in charting their own path through the French country. There are many well-marked paths and cycle tracks that help you discover the beauty of France without necessarily spending a fortune. If it is something you enjoy doing year after year then it may be more cost effective to buy one – finding a mobile home for sale in France is fairly straightforward and then you have your holiday accommodation sorted for life!


Days spent exploring the pleasant countryside, culminated by a lovely picnic in a breathtaking site is an unforgettable experience for the whole family. You get to choose your own itinerary, allowing you the freedom to indulge in under-appreciated French scenes.


The UK is endowed with varied and beautiful landscapes that will enchant your family; it is also littered with funky and quirky accommodations suitable for families who wish to enjoy the magical ambience of the UK. Whichever location you choose to spend with your family you are sure to find the most spectacular accommodation for your family. You can choose from self-catering cottages, converted barns, farm houses, Victorian Mansions and even castles.

For the most memorable family experience you can choose to stay in luxury holiday homes where it is all about pampering and indulgence. From large country houses in Brecon Beacons, to cliff top properties with magnificent views, spectacular manor houses in Wiltshire to cozy lakeside log cabins in the Cotswolds, the UK has a lot on its plate to offer families seeking thrilling experiences. If you enjoy coastal surroundings, you will be amazed to find tasteful luxury facilities strategically placed along breathtaking coastlines in the UK. If you are seeking activity filled holidays you will find gorgeous properties in the quintessential English country sides where you find great walking and cycling trails.


If you go on your family holidays to Morocco then staying in a riad is a must. It is something the kids won’t have experienced before in their lives and is a truly enchanting experience. There is enough to explore in the accommodation itself before even venturing out into the souks and medinas of whichever Moroccan town or city you are in.

Marrakech is obviously full of beautiful boutique riads to stay in, with plenty of choice for families with specific tastes. For something a little more authentic head to Fez where the tourist scene isn’t as prominent and riads are a little more rustic.


Portugal is an epitome of the perfect European holiday destination; its sandy beaches, rich history, culture and sun keep tourists coming back for more. Its variety of family friendly resorts, fine restaurants and the championship courses make it a fabulous destination for families. Here, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy.

There are a variety of boutique villas to give your family a home away from home whilst you enjoy all the attractions that Portugal has to offer. Algarve is a most popular destination for families due to its spectacular beaches and villas Martinhal is a heaven for families in Algarve. For more countryside experience you have the beautiful Duoro valley to choose a suitable villa for your family and for a mountain experience there are spectacular villas on Mountain Bierras where the fresh mountain air will refresh you all.

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