Here at Oliver’s Travels HQ, we’re remaining optimistic about holidays in Europe in 2021. We’re looking forward to laughing over our terrible attempts at the local language with our loved ones, unwinding with a book by the poolside in the sunshine, and sipping alfresco cocktails in bustling piazza’s. 

So, without further ado, here’s our list of 21 villas for your 2021 European holiday. Or if you want to jump straight to your country of choice, click one of the links below.

UK | Turkey | Portugal | Spain | Italy | France | Greece

UK

Amberstone Manor, North Devon & Exmoor

Sleeps 24
Price from £52pppn
Part of our Heritage Collection

Amberstone Manor surrounded by greenery

If an elegant group getaway is on the cards, how about this scenic staycation? Amberstone Manor not only offers 5 acres of stunningly landscaped gardens and 20 acres of wistful river meadows, it’s also an eco-friendly property! Get back to nature by cooking your guests a delicious meal with products from the garden, take a dip in the outdoor heated saltwater pool or enjoy a game of tennis on the grass court. And don’t worry, all your guests will have something to do as there’s also a snooker room, croquet lawn, sauna and yoga room! If that’s not enough, we don’t know what is!

France

Le Cocon, Brittany

Sleeps 2
Price from £40pppn for a weekly stay

Living area with fireplace and sofa, and chic decor

We love this cute little cottage in the heart of the charming Cotes D’Armor. Not only is it perfectly situated for all manner of outdoor activities (horse riding, walking the Emerald Coast, and fishing, for instance), it’s also great for cosy nights by the fire, or evenings dining alfresco under the stars. A gorgeous place to stay, no matter the time of year! Stylishly decorated with antiques and striking modern furnishings, this little beauty is the ideal romantic bolthole.

Mas Cote du Rhone, Languedoc

Sleeps 12
Price from £24pppn for a weekly stay
Part of our Sustainable Villa Collection

Farmhouse exterior with private swimming pool

An 18th-Century farmhouse surrounded by three acres of vineyards… this is the dream. Throw in a private pool, pretty gardens and picturesque terraces and you’ve got Mas Cote du Rhone, one of our fave properties in France. Soft, stylish furnishings accentuate the gorgeous original features of the property, and the rural views are just to die for. Live the idyllic French lifestyle and use the bicycles provided to pick up fresh breakfast from the nearby village, or take the kayak and go adventuring further afield.

Manoir des Chasseurs, Burgundy

Sleeps 12
Price from £25pppn for a weekly stay
Part of our Heritage Collection

Exterior of large Victorian manor house with blossoming tree

This classic 18th-Century manor house wows before you’ve even set foot inside. Commanding breathtaking views across the hills of the Parc Naturel Régional du Morvan, this historic holiday home is the place to stay if you’re looking for a spot of R&R with your loved ones. Take a dip in the private swimming pool, play cards in the gentleman’s salon, unwind by the fire in the library room, or sip wine while dining alfresco. It’s also great for days out, whether you’re looking to wander round charming local villages, sample wines in the nearby vineyards, or go for something more action-packed like cycling, hiking, and canoeing in the surrounding nature park.

Chateau Noble, Midi-Pyrenees

Sleeps 15-21
Price from £47pppn for a weekly stay
Part of our Heritage Collection

Exterior of ancient chateau gardens with chateau in the background

This stunning chateau has an interesting story – over 400 years ago, King Louis XIII gifted a Lord with some funds for his service in the war, and with it he founded Chateau Noble. A flawless blend of old and new, this property has been lovingly decorated with modern furnishings and pieces that date back 700 years – and you’ll still find a lot of original features! If you can tear yourself away from the stately Grand Salon, music room and games room, you’ll find lots to explore on the grounds inside the castle walls such as the woodland, vineyard, and duck pond (adorably named ‘Duckingham Palace’, btw!).

Spain

Villa Alcuzcuz, Marbella

Sleeps 10
Price from £129pppn

Countryside view from an infinity pool with sun loungers and umbrellas

Nestled in its own exclusive residential gated community, Villa Alcuzcuz will give you the VIP experience. The newly designed ‘Romantic Garden’ is the perfect place for a sunset stroll with charming details, such as Andalusian basins, fountains and fruit trees. Explore the local area and find gems like the picturesque Parque Torre Leoneras, the medieval tower and a large, attractive lake – a tranquil picnic spot!

Casa Vista Roqueta, Mallorca

Sleeps 10-12
Price from £82pppn for a weekly stay

Rural mallorca villa in the mallorca countryside with swimming pool

This gorgeous rural villa is an absolute dream, with its charming rustic features, stylish interiors and a 20x5m private pool overlooking the rolling countryside that surrounds it. When you stay here you get the best of both worlds – a secluded escape away from the tourist crowds, but also only a short distance from picturesque towns and beaches. It’s such a stunning villa, the brand Mint Velvet used it as the backdrop to their swimwear photoshoot earlier this year.

Villa Anahi, Ibiza

Sleeps 12
Price from £758pppn for a weekly stay

Long swimming pool surrounded by loungers and foliage with sea view

This gram-worthy villa looks like its jumped straight out of the pages of a glossy magazine. Its alfresco dining terraces, snooker table terrace, infinity pool, and open air bathroom boasts stunning sea views, and you’ve got access to your very own private beach. The perfect antidote to the worries of 2020, this villa is a holiday all in itself – with a gym and spa treatment room, you can really unwind, and you even have use of a Jaguar, two Spyder bikes, and a Vanquish superboat that the staff can take you out on. That’s right… this villa is fully-staffed, including a chef that can cook up a storm in the kitchen for you. This is the A-List lifestyle right here!

Cortijo Maria Camila, Andalucia

Sleeps 8
Price from £88pppn for a weekly stay

Image of outdoor lounge area wiht swimming pool and surrounded by countryside

This Spanish farmstead is seriously chic – hand-crafted, luxurious furnishings really set off the original features of this villa, and its panoramic mountain views give it a really peaceful vibe. It really does feel like heaven on earth, with its private vineyard, olive groves, and exotic greenery. Take time out in the leafy courtyard, looking out to the mountain peak, private pool, and indoor/outdoor lounge spaces. You and your group can enjoy this in total privacy, or you can have a team of staff for all your pampering, cooking and guided excursion needs.

Anyone who’s looking to escape the madness for an extended period of time, you’ll benefit from a 20-55% discount for stays of 4 weeks or more!

Italy

Dimora Di Vico, Umbria

Sleeps 10 – 14
Price from £46pppn
Part of our Heritage Collection

Italian villa from birds eye view with gardens

Dreaming of a Roman holiday? Well, dream no more because this immaculate manor offers that and more! Only an hour from the enticing city of Rome, you’ll be able to explore the capital in all its glory before returning home to the blissful Italian countryside. And with 200,000m2 of beautiful grounds, it makes the perfect spot for family celebrations, weddings or parties.

Villa Sartino, Chianti and Arezzo

Sleeps 12 – 14
Price from £163pppn
Part of our Heritage Collection

Rural countryside villa with lavender

This idyllic Italian setting looks like something plucked from a romantic novel… and there’s a reason for that. Owned by an acclaimed novelist, the rustic charm of this stunning villa is the backdrop for her latest book. You’ll even receive a signed copy with your stay! But if that wasn’t enough to tempt you, the exclusive private parkland, lake and woodland make this gorgeous villa even more magical.

Villa Livia, Lucca and Pisa

Sleeps 14 – 15
Price from £60pppn

Swimming pool view with palm tree and villa in golden hour

Nestled in a sleepy Italian village, this grand manor is the picture-perfect host for a relaxing group holiday. The exquisite interiors mix traditional charm with sleek modern design and the array of communal open spaces gives it a fun and friendly vibe. We’re talking games room, bar area and a private pool to get you into ultimate holiday mode. Who’s in?

Trullo Le Fate, Puglia

Sleeps 6
Price from £50pppn

Exterior of cream brick conical trullo house with dinner table

If you’re looking for something a little bit cosier, why not try a traditional Puglian trullo? This beautifully renovated trullo is brimming with character, offering a romantic raised bed, a sweet relaxation corner and even the modern touch of air-con and underfloor heating! The kitchen doors open onto the veranda where you can sip wine and soak up the Mediterranean sunshine, swim in the pool or enjoy a leisurely walk around the manicured gardens. Pure bliss!

Greece

Theodore Estate, Corfu

Sleeps 11-17
Price from £54pppn
Part of our Sustainable Villa Collection

Swimming pool view overlooking mountain views

Boasting some of the best views in Corfu, this villa will have you forgetting all about the 2020 blues. For added luxury, enjoy breakfast in the infinity pool overlooking expansive views of the Ionian sea or book the cooking service for lunch or dinner and be treated to some local delicacies. The calming interiors and stunning terraces make for an easy, breezy group retreat while the playroom and gardens will keep the kids entertained.

Villa Elena, Peloponnese

Sleeps 22-25
Price from £33pppn

Swimming pool with sun loungers and mountains in the background

Step into your very own private oasis. Surrounded by peaceful sea views and beaches only a 15-minute walk away, Villa Elena has everything at hand to treat your group to a real taste of luxury. Offering a private sauna, en-suite bedrooms, an outdoor pizza oven and even gastro tours and cookery lessons available on request, there’s something for everyone. And for the history lovers in the group, it’s the perfect location to visit ancient Greek sites, such as Epidavros theatre, the Temple of Hera and the Temple of Apollo at Corinth, only a short distance away.

Olive Mill Villa, Kefalonia

Sleeps 8-10
Price from £73pppn
Part of our Sustainable Villa Collection

Sun loungers and swimming pool

If a secluded stay is what you’re looking for, Olive Mill Villa is surrounded by a huge olive estate offering sunset views, relaxing evenings by the pool, a welcome hamper and a private chef (we’ve been told the moussaka is to die for). But if you can manage to pull yourself away from the house, guest have private access to the owner’s yacht for dreamy day trips sailing on the dazzling Ionian Sea.

Turkey

Villa Gulseren, Marmaris & The Bozburun Peninsula

Sleeps 6
Price from £14pppn

Dinner table on brick terrace with countryside view

For a rustic retreat, Villa Gulseren offers a relaxing family-friendly stay in an unspoilt part of the Turkish Lycian Coast. With romantic views of the canyon and surrounded by charming pine trees, you’ll feel at one with nature in this secluded spot. Curl up with a book in the traditional, farmhouse interiors, take a dip in the freshwater pool or book a private trekking experience in the area.

Villa Krystal, Akyaka & Dalyan

Sleeps 2-8
Price from £168pppn

Large swimming pool view with villa and mountains in the background

For something a little different, Villa Krystal makes an awe-inspiring appearance set directly in front of a spectacular, rugged mountain. Surrounded by pomegranate trees and extensive grounds, you’ll find yourself in a permanent state of nature-induced zen. Alfresco dinners on the terrace and evening dips in the pool are what this villa was made for.

Portugal

Casa Cascais, Lisbon

Sleeps 18
Price from £100pppn for a weekly stay

Dining table and white furnishings with view of garden in the background

If you’re into your surfing, then this villa just outside the seaside town of Cascais will be right up your street – the closest surf hotspot is only 3km away! Back at the family-friendly villa you’ve got plenty to keep everyone entertained: a gorgeous garden with a playground and toys, a private swimming pool, table tennis, and a dining area under a pergola.

Villa Cleonice, Minho

Sleeps 8
Price from £73pppn for a weekly stay

Swimming pool view over the minho countryside

Portugal offers way more than charming cities and a golden coastline – its rural landscapes are breathtaking, and this villa is the ideal place to enjoy some of it. Overlooking the Lima Valley, all the way out to sea, the views you’ll enjoy while eating breakfast from your terrace, or taking a sunset swim will make you pinch yourself. Hop on one of the villa’s bicycles to explore the surrounding countryside, go winetasting nearby, or take a drive to the gorgeous Peneda Geres National Park.

Villa Salema Alegria, Algarve

Sleeps 8
Price from £161pppn for a weekly stay

View of living room with night lights and view of beach from balcony

This villa is part of the stylish Vila Vita Parc Resort and Spa, which means it has the real wow factor. Commanding views over the sparkling coastline, you’ll enjoy ocean views from the private infinity pool and from within the villa, which has floor to ceiling windows. Sip a cocktail from the terrace, looking over the beach nearby, or take a short walk down to the sand for a sunset stroll. Multiple terraces means everyone can retreat to their own little space, or all come together to dine in style.

There we have it – an extensive list of properties to stay in 2021 on your gorgeous Europe holiday. Allow yourself to dream of jetting off somewhere glorious.

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