One of the few positives to emerge since the Covid-19 pandemic is flexible working. Not only do a large number of office workers now have the flexibility to work from home part-time, there is also the option of working remotely elsewhere in the world.
A villa unlike a hotel is a home from home, with all your creature comforts including Netflix, WiFi, comfortable beds and fluffy pillows, you can also enjoy the facilities not available in your average home in the UK; a private pool, tennis court, cinema room or hot tub to name a few.
Working from a villa allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds. A change of scenery for one, most likely a warmer climate and the opportunity to enjoy a morning swim or an al fresco lunch on the terrace to jazz up your usual 9-5.
Here are four of our top villas to make your work from home fantasies a reality.
Olive Tree House, Corfu
This brand new addition to our ABOVE collection holds it’s head high above the rest – literally and metaphorically – from its elevated position on Corfu’s charming north-east coast.
A team of staff will bring luxury and comfort to your working holiday – taking care of 2 meals per day and a concierge to help with restaurant booking for dinner or booking a boat trip for the weekend to explore the stunning coastline.
There’s the option of an early morning dip in the infinity before you even switch on your laptop, a Nespresso machine if your morning swim doesn’t quite wake you up and a wine fridge for an al fresco evening tipple whilst enjoying the far-reaching views across the sea towards the mountains of Albania.
On the breathtaking island of Brac, Tourmaline is poised at the water’s edge. This high-spec house is perfect for working remotely with a high speed WiFi connection and air conditioning to keep you cool throughout the day and night. There are conveniently located desks in the bedrooms, so you can create your very own private working space or you can head out to the terrace for an al fresco office colleagues will envy.
Lunchtime is ideal for cooling off in the pool or the sea nearby, and you can even start your day with a workout in the gym. Ways to relax after a busy day include bathing in the villa’s inviting Jacuzzi, or the friendly concierge can arrange a massage or beauty treatment. She can also make reservations for dinner for you, so there’s no need to worry about cooking.
Find out more about Tourmaline
Dar Tamazerte, Morocco
With over an acre of beautiful gardens of olive trees and lush lawns, there is ample space at this Moroccan dream house to work from. Each of the bedrooms has a private terrace or head to the roof for an Atlas Mountain backdrop to your next zoom meeting.
A full time maid and cook will take care of housekeeping and prepare all meals, so that once you have finished working for the day you can completely relax. Before you start work or when you are finished for the day, make use of the private pool, fitness room or shared tennis court and at the weekend we can arrange a guided tour of Marrakech.
Find out more about Dar Tamazerte near Marrakech
Villa Cici, Kalkan
This modern Turkish gem is a haven for relaxation, and if you’re not distracted by the view, a pretty great place to work remotely too. There are a number of suitable spots for a laptop including a covered terrace, a breakfast bar and there are desks in each of the bedrooms. And it goes without saying this contemporary property of course has WiFi.
Guests are spoiled with both an indoor and outdoor pool – both with magnificent sea views, while a private hammam steam room and sauna provide the antidote to busy days; the master suite also has an in-room Jacuzzi to reach that next level of relaxation.