Category: Countryside

Oetker Collection's Masterpiece Estates portfolio

Airbnb for the rich and famous

Luxury hoteliers Oetker Collection have a wealth of experience managing ultra-luxe hotels worldwide, but they recognise that travellers sometimes desire a stay with more personality - without compromising on the…

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Halala Kanda

Falling in love with a century old Sri Lankan villa

Halala Kanda is the culmination of everything that makes Sri Lanka special. Located in Weligama, a pocket of paradise on the southern coast of Sri Lanka Come to Sri Lanka’s…

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Indulge in a classic Aussie barbecue in the lush Margaret River region

Celebrate Australia Day in the country’s most exquisite gourmet destination, Margaret River

Celebrate the occasion as the locals do: by indulging in some delicious barbecue and quintessential Aussie favourites, paired perfectly with live music and the great outdoors. Sun, sand, sea and…

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Rolling hills and picture perfect views of the Mediterranean await

Unforgettable fiesta at Richard Branson’s favourite Mallorcan retreat

To fully experience the coastal city’s dramatic hillsides and vistas of the glittering Mediterranean, head to the Son Bunyola Estate, one of Richard Branson’s favourite Spanish retreats Mediterranean’s Mallorca and…

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The lodge brings an updated, contemporary look to traditional safari aesthetic

Seeking peace in South Africa’s &Beyond Tengile River Lodge

“Tengile” stands for tranquil in the local Tsonga language, and the newly opened &Beyond Tengile River Lodge in Mpumalanga, South Africa, very much lives up to its name. Luxury safari…

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A view of the historic Eastern & Oriental Express train

Gastronomical adventures aboard Southeast Asia’s most luxurious train

The art of slow-travel is a vastly underappreciated one, but with Belmond’s Eastern & Oriental Express, a luxurious train that recalls the golden age of railway travel, Luxury trains in…

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View of the Alps from Aiguille du Midi mountain by Konstantin Yolshin

The French Alps: A Glamorous Winter Getaway

The French Alps are home to iconic snow-capped peaks and the highest mountain, Mont Blanc, in western Europe. Chamonix, Val d’Isere and Mercantour The French Alps are home to iconic…

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France’s largest privately-owned chateau opens its doors to just 15 guests this Christmas

Be treated like a king this Christmas at the legendary Château de Vaux-Le-Vicomte, France's largest privately-owned chateau, whose sumptuous architecture inspired centuries of elaborate baroque design. Château de Vaux-Le-Vicomte Be…

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Domaine des Etangs vegetable garden

Select few vacation like a knight in this 11th-century French chateau

To say that the Domaine des Etangs is located in the middle of nowhere is a stretch - the 11th century French chateau is, in actuality, merely a few hours…

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Reviving 200-year-old English cottage by the beach

Not enough has been said about the beauty of the English countryside, and even less so about its quaint towns and secret beaches. The town of Croyde - situated in…

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