Located just 3 km from the idyllic Puglian coastline, Masseria Moroseta is a stunning white stone farmhouse nestled in a 5 hectare olive grove just minutes from the infamous city of Ostuni. Built using traditional techniques and local materials, the masserie was modeled after ancient fortified farmhouses that are characteristic of the Puglian countryside, yet with a unique design element that is modern and pared down. With a central courtyard, the 6 bedrooms (2 suites and 4 rooms) have their own outdoor seating area, while the communal salon and veranda overlook the large pool with incredible views extending to the Adriatic Sea. The ultimate in affordable luxury, Masseria Moroseta will be at the top of your list for a relaxing holiday!
Situated at the base of the Tramuntana Mountain Range, S'Hort De Cas Misser is an original Mallorcan home, surrounded by gardens, olive groves and fruit orchards. There are 8 spacious rooms stylishly decorated in traditional Mallorcan style with beamed ceilings and beautiful views, some having a private terrace. Perfect for relaxation, this is truly a noteworthy place and radiates its own special traditional charm.
Nestled at the base of the Tramuntana Mountains, Monnaber Vell was originally a monastery in the 13th Century, and is now a charming Agrotourismo, or Country Hotel, with 15 beautiful rooms, restaurant, spa and swimming pool. Ideal for relaxation, there are also endless activities to do in this stunning area, from hiking and biking to exploring nearby villages. Click here for more photos.
Originally built for Napolean's sister, La Pauline is an elegant 18th Century Estate situated just outside of Aix en Provence. There are 5 rooms decorated in classic provençale style, each having a private patio. With a stone pool, gardens, statues, a hedge maze, olive groves, fountains and ponds, there is plenty of charm to go around.
Having recently visited Metafort, I have to say that this beautiful space completely encapsulates what I see as 'The Perfect hideaway'. A boutique property with 5 rooms and an apartment, a unique location, all designed with an incredible aesthetic that is both minimal and thoughtful, with accents of color and touches that make it feel like home. But the clincher is that it is run by an amazing couple that literally built it from the ground up, salvaging a 17th century house and creating both a space and experience that leaves you wanting more. I already want to go back...
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We recently stayed at this 4 story, 300 year old Queen Ann House on Mile End Road in trendy East London. It has been lovingly restored and transformed into an extraordinary and slightly eccentric world by acclaimed interior designer David Carter. Now a favorite for fashion shoots and stylish, in-the-know visitors looking for somewhere a little bit different to stay in the capital, the two bedrooms tend to be booked out months in advance. Click here for more photos.