Our thoughts have turned to summer. From the school-gate chatter, it may feel like everything’s been booked up already, but never fear – there’s still availability at these unmissable European villas. Hand-picked for you by A&K Villas.
1/5 Kaladis Villas, Crete
The three-bedroom Kaladis villas are straight out of a coffee-table style book. Two almost-identical, new properties offer amazing views of the Gulf of Elounda from every room. But all the kids will see are the infinity pools, and perfectly sized gardens – ideal for playtime.
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2/5 Le Mas des Roses, Provence, France
Perfect for a multi-generation getaway, this 17th-century maison de maitre offers feed-jamming, Instagram potential. Set in 30 acres, the villa itself has seven bedrooms, loads of living space, as well as a kids’ play area. Outside there is gorgeous pool – plus a very Provencal, al fresco dining area for family meals.
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3/5 Villa La Ginestra, Tuscany, Italy
Soak up some dolce vita at this gorgeous, newly refurbed villa in Tuscany. There are four-bedrooms for the kids to bicker over. Congregate around the pool, relax in the shade or play on the sweeping flat lawns. Travel with a clear conscious – this property was designed with eco-sustainability in mind.
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4/5 Finca Mel, Majorca
A thirty-minute drive from Palma, this large, traditional stone villa with accommodation in the main house, a self-contained nanny (or granny) flat. It’s is perfect for big, extended families looking for togetherness, with a bit of privacy thrown in.
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5/5 Villa Azul, Algarve, Portugal
A gym, play room, games’ room and games’ consoles – it’ll be hard to coax the kids outside. But if you do, this three-bedroom residence has a pool as well as a jacuzzi. Or for the more energetic, bikes are available for free-wheeling around the Villa Sol golf course where this villa is located.