Rural European Hideaways
We’ve selected our favourite rural European hideaways, each offering something seriously special away from the crowds. From the verdant vineyards of Portugal’s Douro Valley to the fresh mountain air of Andalucia, Europe never fails to amaze us. Retreat to the total seclusion of these rural properties and forget about the world for a while.
Borgo Santo Pietro
This stunning boutique hotel located in the heart of the Tuscan countryside exudes charm and history. The lovingly converted 13th century villa, the centre of Borgo Santo Pietro, offers guests a luxurious haven in which to relax and unwind.
Perthshire, Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
Think Gleneagles and golf instantly comes to mind, but a stay at Gleneagles is about far more than that. It is a luxury bolthole surrounded by an adventure playground: rolling glens and the fresh Scottish air just waiting to be explored and breathed in.
Six Senses Douro Valley
Douro Valley, Portugal
Set in a 19th century manor house, Six Senses Douro Valley is arguably the finest hotel in northern Portugal. Commanding an enviable position overlooking the River Douro, the hotel’s grounds and gardens celebrate the produce and flavours of the region.
GBP £2,300 per person for 7 nights
Porto Heli, The Peloponnese, Greece
Located on a hilltop overlooking Porto Heli on the east coast of the Peloponnese sits the luxurious Amanzoe. This 38-suite resort and spa offers guests a haven of peace and tranquillity, with panoramic sea views and stunning private beach club.
Finca La Donaira
Finca La Donaira, a one-of-a-kind boutique eco-luxury property, is set high in the Andalucian countryside between Seville and Ronda. Unparalleled service, food and outdoor experiences create a perfect contrast to sightseeing in southern Spain.
Sao Lourenco do Barrocal
Monsaraz, Alentejo, Portugal
Just two hours east of Lisbon, São Lourenço do Barrocal is a beautiful farm estate in the heart of rural Alentejo. Surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and flower-covered meadows, it's a short distance from medieval Monsaraz and the Roman ruins of Evora.
Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort
Provence, South of France
Set in 300 hectares of the spectacular Var countryside in the South of France, Terre Blanche offers understated luxury and exceptional service. With superb restaurants, two championship golf courses and an impressive spa, it's ideal for a relaxed break.
GBP £2,100 per person
Kinsterna Hotel & Spa
Monemvasia, The Peloponnese, Greece
Located within a private estate of 15 acres, Kinsterna Hotel & Spa is a luxury hideaway nestled into the hillsides close to Monemvasia in the Peloponnese. The stunning rooms blend a contemporary style with traditional Grecian architecture.
Castello di Reschio
Located just within the Umbrian border, Castello di Reschio, a recently-renovated grand estate, offers guests a slice of timeless Italy. Find yourself in the Tuscan hills by Andalusian horseback, indulge in homemade produce, or simply unwind by the pool.
Belmond La Residencia
Belmond La Residencia is a luxurious boutique hotel ideal for both couples and families, tucked away in the foothills of the Serra Tramuntana mountains on Mallorca's breathtaking north-west coast and walking distance to the idyllic village of Deia.
GBP £2,100 Per person