Seven Sunny Holiday Destinations to Beat the January Blues

Thai Lanna House, Koh Samui

Everyone needs a bit of cheering up in January, right? Let us inspire your 2020 sunshine break with seven super-special properties in the world’s most beautiful sunshine destinations. From Florida to Italy, Cyprus, The Bahamas and Thailand, take a look at these incredible places!

1. Luxury 5-bed house with pool, Florida

Luxury 5-bed house with pool, Florida
Luxury 5-bed house in Safety Harbour, Florida

Take your family and friends on the holiday of a lifetime to this gorgeous property in Safety Harbor, Florida. We think it has the wow factor both inside and out. Set in stunning private grounds, with a large pool, waterfall (yes waterfall!), tiki bar, covered patio and fabulous outdoor dining space, the house is located just minutes from Clearwater Beach (voted USA’s #1 beach in 2019) and 14 miles from Tampa airport.

With ample space for up to 10 guests, this property offers tasteful luxury you won’t want to leave. Boasting four generous double bedrooms and one twin, all the bedrooms are ensuite, with views out over the resort-style pool and waterfall. The kitchen, living and dining areas are kitted out to the highest standard, making this the ideal choice for your special occasion or a big celebration.  

2. 5-bed converted olive mill, Tuscany

Villa Frantoio
Villa Frantoio is a 5-bed converted olive mill in the heart of the stunning Tuscan countryside.

Enchanting and unique, this 200-year-old converted olive mill is situated on a beautiful 9-acre olive estate in the heart of beautiful Tuscany. Fully modernised and upgraded, but retaining period features throughout, the mill is now a luxury villa for 12 guests.

With six stunning bedrooms, airy open-plan living spaces, a traditional kitchen and a second Tuscan ‘summer kitchen’ plus formal dining hall, wine cellar, outdoor dining terraces and fabulous gardens to explore, the house is an exquisite Italian masterpiece. Created from the old mill pond, the private swimming pool overlooks the villa to the valley and olive groves below. We adore this property, and so will you!  

3. Incredible villa with spectacular sea views, Mykonos

Stunning Mykonos Villa
Gold Sunset Villa in Mykonos, Greece

This magical villa is modern Greek luxury at it’s very best. Think clean white lines, a super-stylish interior and incredible outdoor spaces that make the most of the fabulous sea views to the ancient island of Dilos. Sleeping up to 15 people in eight spacious bedrooms, this one of a kind villa is located in Aghios Ioannis area, just is 3km from Chora and only 0.5 km from the popular Ornos beach. Boasting elegant living space inside and multiple terraces to enjoy the views outside, this one of a kind property also has a gym, and an infinity swimming pool complete with sunbeds. 

4. Stylish 2-bed house with pool in Franschhoek, South Africa

La Maison Blanche – a stylish 2-bed house in Franschhoek , South Africa
La Maison Blanche – a stylish 2-bed house in Franschhoek , South Africa

La Maison Blanche is a beautifully designed, spacious house with a fabulous entertainment area, swimming pool and garden in Franschhoek – the gourmet capital of South Africa. Sleeping up to six guests, the house is extremely light and airy with high ceilings and lots of floor to ceiling windows and doors opening onto the large swimming pool and garden. It also has a mezzanine level which can be used as a tv room or extra sleeping room which opens onto a small terrace and boasts lovely views of the surrounding mountains.

5. Beachfront 4-bed Thai Lanna house, Koh Samui

Thai Lanna House, Koh Samui
Five Islands Beach House is an authentic 4-bed Thai Lanna house in Koh Samui, Thailand

Five Islands Beach House in Koh Samui, Thailand is where holiday dreams come true. Located right on the white sandy shores of the Gulf of Thailand, this traditional Thai Lanna house is a set in a tropical garden paradise. Sleeping up to 8 guests in four spacious bedrooms, each with its own balcony, the rest of the house is open plan, with easy sofas, dining and relaxation areas and is furnished with numerous treasures and artifacts. Take a boat trip to visit the Five Islands and add in some snorkelling, yoga, kayaking and traditional Thai massages for ultimate relaxation. 

6. Stunning 3-bed villa with pool, Gozo

Stunning 3-bed villa with pool, Gozo
Stunning 3-bed villa with pool, Gozo

Take a trip to Malta’s beautiful sister island of Gozo, and stay in this gorgeous 3-bed villa. With its own pool and fabulous outside spaces, the property is in an elated position and commands spectacular views over the lush green valley of Pergla and the sea. This. With three bedrooms and plenty of stylish living space, this spacious, fully air-conditioned property is the ideal base from which to explore all that the island of Gozo has to offer.

7. Amazing 5-bed chateau with pool, France

Amazing 5-bed chateau with pool, France
5-bed luxury chateau with private pool near Jonzac, France

Take a trip to your very own chateau in the French countryside. This newly renovated exceptional property is situated in the middle of the Bordeaux and Cognac wine regions, just 10 minutes from the bustling historic town of Jonzac. Set in its own expansive and well-kept grounds, there are acres of unspoiled countryside, woodlands and vineyards on your doorstep just waiting to be explored.

This welcoming and luxurious chateau is the perfect choice for family get-togethers, reunions and celebrations. With accommodation for up to 10 adults + kids, the stylishly decorated bedrooms, marble tiled bathrooms, stunning reception and dining rooms, plus swimming pool and movie room make it a wonderful choice for an unforgettable holiday in quintessential rural France.  

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