Masseria il Trullino, Carpignano Salentino (LE), Puglia, Italy As you enter the 5-bedroom Masseria il Trullino Villa through the ancient two-hectare olive orchards, you can almost feel how time slows down and the Southern Italian history, spanning over centuries, settles around you, inviting you to become part of it. The villa is characterised by 4-meter-high vaulted ceilings, traditional arches, elegant kitchen features and a separate stone pajara inspired unit. Guests can fully immerge themselves in the beauty of the natural surroundings of the Puglia countryside.From the magnificent main Villa, to the second charming secluded guest unit, the subtle grove of olive trees and the serene and tranquil atmosphere, Masseria il Trullino is the flawless setting for the perfect getaway with various activities to ensure a dream holiday. The villa has been designed for utmost comfort and relaxation where countryside romance is graced with pure Salento style. The property is home to a number of unique spaces to suit your mood, whether you prefer to read in the olive grove, embrace the toasty Italian weather in the internal courtyard or enjoy the heated infinity pool with a crisp outdoor shower afterwards. 5 bedrooms // 10 Guests // Rates from €4500/week Casale Le Pratola, Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy Revitalize, restore and reload at this bright 5-bedroom villa. Casale Le Pratola is elegant and built according to the owner’s vision of space, light and tranquillity. Casale Le Pratola is located in Chianti, near Siena and Florence, Tuscany - Italy. With no detail left unattended, this villa was designed to ensure the utmost in relaxation, privacy and entertainment. This villa offers fantastic amenities and picturesque views of the Tuscan hills. At Casale Le Pratola, the overall atmosphere is relaxed, luxurious and excellent restoration with some of the most extraordinary Italian craftmanship and designs from the 16th century. This is old school elegance, transformed into sophisticated and exquisite guest accommodation. Set adjacent to two hectares of secluded gardens filled with wines, olives, cypress trees and local herbs, the villa is enriched with fine artwork, exposed walls & beams and a hearty atmosphere that emulate an authentic Tuscan countryside holiday experience. The interior of this villa takes on an altogether Tuscan Idyll feel and is exquisitely paired with modern contemporary furniture. Guests can fully emerge themselves in the beauty of the natural surroundings of the Tuscan hills while enjoying the heated infinity pool as well as Yoga and spa treatments. Casale Le Pratola is the idyllic breakaway for friends, families or for the hosting of special celebrations. 5 bedrooms // 10 +2 guests // Rates from €10130/week Capdepera, Balearics -Mallorca, Spain Irrespective of where you are located on the property, whether inside or outside, you will enjoy the spectacular views and serene fresh winds that the location provides. Let your eyes wonder to far places, helping you to remember the beauty of life. Casually elegant interiors, luxurious open living spaces with perfectly manicured lawns, terraces complimented by outdoor entertainment spaces ensure a picture-perfect setting. The exquisite setting creates a sense of secluded belonging, as if you knew this home a lifetime. From the moment you step into this 5-bedroom villa, you will experience the peacefulness and tranquillity that lingers in this home. Outside, sun seekers will love the spectacular heated infinity pool that lies above the horizon of the azure sky – creating the illusion of infinite time and space. This address not only invites you to stay a lifetime, the lounge and surrounded areas let you forget about yesterday and help you regain your sense of now, ensuring the perfect relaxing getaway. Podere Vetrichina – San Casciano dei Bagni (SI), Tuscany, Italy Located near the charming town of San Casciano dei Bagni, Podere Vetrichina will touch your heart with its spacious living areas, wonderful privacy, and soothing views over the woods and beautiful garden areas. This villa is a relaxing haven in the Tuscan Countryside where guests can luxuriate in a villa with its unique characteristics. With this seven-bedroom villa and its amenities it is perfectly suited for big families or groups of friends looking for a spacious address to spend quality time. This villa offers an idyllic lifestyle for everyone in the group or family, from horseback riding to mountain biking to tennis lessons, wine and olive oil tastings, or beauty and wellness treatments. Enough to keep everybody satisfied and yet content and together. Guests can end their day off by relaxing at their private pool, embracing the fresh air and enjoy festive company at one of the three outdoor dining spaces. 7 bedrooms // 14 guests // rates from €780/night Terrace de Provence – Tourretes-sur-Loup, Provence, France An exclusive villa in the heart of Tourrettes-sur-Loup. The luxurious Villa offers discerning guests opulence and space in a relaxed modern contemporary setting. Arguably an extremely detailed-oriented villa, fixed on convenience and catering to demanding guests. The kitchen will meet the most discerning chef’s needs with comfy Provencal elegance and ultra-modern appliances. Each of the 6 stylish bedrooms are en-suite and equipped with a kitchenette, giving you privacy and the full indulgence of sumptuous luxury. Terrace de Provence stands on a site of 13 000sq meters of stone terraces and landscape gardens, reminding you of a world full of elegance, grace, and restrained beauty. The charming terraces capture the panoramic views from Cap Ferrat to the Esterel Mountains, leaving you with a different view and new sunset every evening. If you want a perfect setting with comfortable weather, the best of best local French wine, a sensuous south-facing saltwater pool, this villa will take your breath away. 6 bedrooms // 12 guests // Rates from €1200/night. Post written by Joanette Bloom.