A villa holiday is all about having the privacy to relax in what feels like a home away from home, while the pace of your holiday is dictated entirely by you and the rest of your party.
Some guests search for secluded properties to really get away from it all, while others prefer to have local conveniences such as nearby shops to pop out for fresh bread in the morning, or a local beach for an early morning jog.
This article features five villas within walking distance of amenities such as shops or restaurants or lovely local beaches.
Bastide des Alpilles
Wake up at this fabulous Provençal property and before a morning dip in the generously sized pool, take a five minute walk to the boulangerie named 'La Fourteen des Alpilles' and choose from a wide range of bread and pastries.
Venture slightly further to Le Patisseries D'Olivier, just a five minute drive away and enjoy a baking class for the whole family; a lovely choice for up to 8 guests, Bastide des Alpilles is also an easy stroll from St. Remy’s shops, cafés and restaurants.
Trulli dei Pini
Trulli dei Pini is a delightful property in Puglia, home to a generously sized solar-heated pool and set within a sunny orchard.
This lovely Trullo house is just a short walk away from the charming town of Cisternino where guests can explore the peaceful streets, see Baroque churches and wine and dine in one of many restaurants and bars in the central piazza.
Church Point Two
Wake up on the beach in Barbados at Church Point Two where the magnificent sea views are all you need to get you out of bed in the morning.
This delightful property for up to 6 guests is an a simply idyllic location, where the ocean is located at the bottom of the garden.
Plenty of shops, bars and restaurants are located just a five minute stroll away in Holestown, but for guests looking to completely relaxed then not to worry, as cook service is included in the price.
Explore the picturesque former fishing village of Fiscardo from the lovely Villa Merope in Kefalonia.
This charming villa, new to CV Villas for 2019, is the perfect choice for a family of four, where guests can swim in the private pool or go on a bike ride in the surrounding countryside. Take a stroll for just minutes and arrive at the port and accompanying waterfront shops or enjoy delicious fresh fish in one of many restaurants at the harbour.
Access an almost private sandy beach (Praia do Paraiso) via a path and flight of steps from the remarkable Villa Mourisco.
This Private Collection villa is of a particularly high standard, in a prime position overlooking the ocean and within walking distance of shops and restaurants in Carvoiero.
Luxurious added extras at this villa include a welcome massage, drinks and canapés upon arrival, a private tennis court and cook service.