It’s a brand new year, which can only mean one thing – it’s time to hit the refresh button. If you’re looking for a resolution that you can really stick too, and you’ve already tried and exhausted the weight loss/exercise route, then it might be a sign to try something a little different. Rather than focusing on the metrics, give yourself ample opportunity for some R&R and room to prioritise your wellness – both physical and mental. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. It may only be a phase but you’re still deserving of a pick-me-up. And the best remedy we can think of is to treat yourself (and your family) to a wellness break and luckily, you won’t have to travel far or wide to get one. We’ve picked our very best wellness villas in Europe that have all the facilities you need. Many have spas, over the top swimming pools, on-site therapists and much, much more. So without further ado, scroll through the pick of the crop.
La Maison du Voyage, Vendee & Charente
The hosts at La Maison du Voyage are incredibly passionate about mental and physical health, so you can rest assured that they will take care of your every need. For starters, they offer holistic sessions that include life coaching, emotional therapy, meditation and so much more. But getting involved is entirely up to you – it’s just another opportunity to learn some new skills to take back home. To take your holiday to the next level, you can also enjoy the culinary delights of a qualified clinical nutritionist. Relish raw gourmet food, and finally enjoy smoothies and juices that will totally revamp your health perspective. La Maison du Voyage one of those special places you just have to visit, and when you do, you’ll never want to leave.
Prices from: £36pppn
Highton Manor & Spa Estate, Midlands
An opulent manor from the outside and utopia on the inside. With wellness down to a tee, guests can look forward to energising swims in the gorgeous heated indoor pool, soaks in the jacuzzi and a detox in the sauna room. Unlike other villas, the owners of Highton Manor have paid attention to the tiny nooks and crannies – which also includes an exercise studio and an inbuilt ‘suite of treats’. The suite is a sweet-scented haven with treatment rooms – yes, qualified therapists are at your disposal. So, what will it be? An aromatherapy massage, mani-pedi or how about some reflexology.
Prices from: £57pppn
Villa Leccio, Tuscany
This beautifully restored 18th-century villa in Tuscany, set on 12 hectares of bucolic countryside just south of Siena, is poised to host unforgettable wellness holidays. In fact, it’s become a regular affair with yogis. The lovely owner is an avid yoga fan, but she also offers photography classes and cooking lessons. The estate is grand, quiet and secluded, so it offers that tranquillity you’ve so desperately been craving. Inside, you’ll find a blend of rustic-chic decor that adorns the nine bedrooms, all of which have en-suite bathrooms. The exteriors are equally as lush, featuring a sparkling pool and outdoor lounge spaces that make this the go-to country retreat.
Prices from: £55pppn
Villa Fassio, Tuscany
Time and time again, our guests choose Villa Fassio for an escape from the hustle and bustle. Plotted on an untouched area of land, you’ll relish the 360-degree views of Tocchi and Merse Reserves. This villa has heaps to offer; you can learn or expand your knowledge on a yoga course, cooking courses and astronomical observations. The surrounding gardens are all organic, but what you will find are three Roman pools – each maintained at different temperatures so you can experience all the senses. And when all is said and done, relax at the on-site movie theatre with a big glass of red.
Prices from: £73pppn
Villa Kissonerga, Paphos
Perhaps Villa Kissonerga will take your fancy. Eco-friendly and close by to Coral Bay Beach, this villa has the ingredients of a remarkable holiday. Not only will your surroundings look magnificent, they’ll smell divine too. The lemon and orange trees add a pop of colour but they’re also great antioxidants, so pick a ripe lemon and squeeze half into hot water to kick-start your mornings. The infinity pool is a primal spot any time of the day – before you know it half a day has gone and you’re a happy shrivelled prune. Also at your disposal is a gym, sauna, squash court and tennis court.
Prices from: £59pppn
Chateau Saint-Clair, Normandy
A woodland fairytale, Chateau Saint-Clair is as rich in culture as it is quirky. From the outside looking in, you would never expect to find the indoor heated pool underneath this abode. And it’s not just any pool, it’s been expertly carved out of rock foundations. It’s a blissful secret you’ll love exploring. Alongside the pool are a sauna, shower room and your very own bar! That’s the ultimate marriage if you ask us. If that wasn’t enough, tennis, walking, cycling, river-boating and amateur fishing are all possible on the estate. This stunning estate is the epitome of tranquillity.
Prices from: £56pppn
Villa Pietro, Costa del Sol
Breaking the myth that all Spanish villas look the same is Villa Pietro. This beauty will make anyone stop in their tracks and better still, it’s a one-stop shop for anyone looking to relax. The indoor spa complex is the villas biggest draw because you can still use it when the weather isn’t on your side. It’s simply fabulous; there’s an indoor heated pool, an 8 person sauna and a bar area with a flat-screen TV. Outdoor living at it’s best, sit, unwind and dine using the barbecue in the dining area.
Prices from: £101pppn
Villa Zagala, Costa del Sol
A hybrid of high-end luxury and relaxation, Villa Zagala ticks all the right boxes. This includes both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and a private cinema on the lower floor. This villa is a fabulous choice for families or groups of friends that want more than wellness. Here it’s all about balance and reconnecting with yourself and your loved ones. The main living area is great to socialise, entertain and dine. And as the sun sets you’ll be exposed to the beautiful views of the sunset and shimmering pool area.
Prices from: £149pppn
The Apple Tree, Berkshire
Prices from: £31pppn
Villa Michaela, Santorini
A short car journey from the capital of Fira lies the zen oasis that is Villa Michaela. Relaxation here has no bounds, and it all begins with the surrounding impressive views of volcanos and castles. It then continues into the basement that boasts a spa room with indoor heated jacuzzi. The outside is equally as serene and the private pool area is the perfect spot to soak it all up with a good book by your side.
Prices from: £98pppn
Have you heard about our Spa Service? We’re now offering our customers the chance to put their feet up and indulge in a moment of me-time at our UK properties. Sounds dreamy right? If you need any extra information don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Concierge Team.