08/10/12 - 0 Comments
The New Trend in Luxury Holiday Accommodation
The first thing we think of when we decide to go on holiday or have a little break away with family or friends is where we would like to go. The second is where we should stay. Usually we jump on the web to look for interesting hotels, ask friends for recommendations or browse our favorite travel magazines—well, not everyone.
Many of us have recently realised that we can experience something a bit more exclusive and much more personalized for virtually the same price. There is a new trend being followed by families and professionals of all ages that want more than booking a number of rooms at the same hotel—hiring private estates, villas and castles.
While hotels offer a certain buzz and the opportunity of meeting new people, private villas, estates and castles give us the opportunity to be both guests and hosts, away from home. We can entertain family and friends as well as be entertained, we can experience staying at stunning properties while having all the staff support and services luxury hotel guests normally have. From spa treatments and personal training to chauffeur and fine dining, the main difference is the level of exclusivity, privacy and the fact that we can have a lot more space for ourselves.
There are a number of agencies specializing in finding the right property for each type of holiday or occasion, groups will always benefit a lot more than couples, but there are very few experiences that will be more romantic than having a castle for yourself and your loved one for a couple of nights.
So, next time you go on holiday with friends or family, write down the cost of booking a number of bedrooms at a luxury hotel and compare that to the total cost you would spend to have a beautiful private residence or castle for yourself for your own exclusive use. You would be surprised! Check out the following companies and properties for more details on hiring luxury estates.
In the UK & Ireland, Loyd & Townsend Rose help their customers find not only the type of property that would suit them bet, but also the right itinerary and activities.
In Italy, Bellini Travel works with a selection of outstanding properties, all of them carefully picked by the management.
In Greece, Five Star Greece have a portfolio of jaw-dropping villas, yachts and Islands available for special occasions and holidays.
In France, Consensio exclusively operates exceptional luxury ski chalets and summer villas set in the most desirable destinations in France.
In Barbados, an exclusive property called Fustic House is available to the discerning traveller and competes with a large number of private homes available for hire.