There is nothing better than a holiday with close friends and family, and the more people, the more fun you can have. Whether you are staying at our luxury villas in Italy with a pool, or our family villas in France, there is something for everyone in the large villas we have. Not only are villas great for large groups, with their own pool, garden and plenty of room for dining al fresco, the surrounding areas also offer endless activities everyone can enjoy – beaches, water sports, history and culture!
Before you read about our best villas for group holidays, take a look at our blog providing tips on planning a stress-free group holiday here.
Set on a hillside amidst olive groves and sunflower fields, San Fortunato villa is a restored farmhouse that has views over the surrounding Umbrian countryside. The villa is also just a short drive from shops, restaurants and the village of Todi. The villa sleeps 10, making it perfect for larger groups. The characterful property retains its charm, with terracotta floors, wood beam ceilings and open fireplaces and European furnishings create an authentic Italian atmosphere. The grounds of the villa are planted with oak trees and roses, and a large pool is at the centre, with a built-in charcoal barbeque, perfect for those warm evenings where everyone wants to relax.
If you love your holidays in France and are after a place for a group holiday, then Le Roussillon in Languedoc might be just for you. The 19th century renovated farmhouse villa sleeps 14 and is surrounded by a walled garden with vines and orchards. You can enjoy views of the Pyrenees, and the villa is located just ten minutes from the Mediterranean coast at Canet-En-Roussillon. The once simple farmhouse has been transformed into a modern home, suitable for large group holidays, with comfy furnishings and warm colour. The heated pool is in a walled and gated area, making it very family friendly for groups with younger children. The biggest draw is the location of Le Roussillon villa, the Pyrenees mountains and the Mediterranean Sea are both close by, and there are shops and the harbour of Canet-en-Roussillon.
Another gorgeous villa in France is the Chateau De La Couronne, which sleeps up to 26, making it ideal for large group holidays with family and friends. The Times has listed it in their 20 Best French Chateaux in 2016, and the original boutique chateau has large bedrooms, and a shared music and cinema room, billiard room, three living rooms, professional kitchen and a stunning dining room. The chateau villa sits within five acres of private parkland close to the village of Marthon. Within the area, there are villages for shopping and the town of Angouleme which has a busy social calendar throughout the year. The parkland surrounding the villa has woodland and formal gardens, and outdoor dining for 26, with a portable barbeque. The heated pool is fully enclosed, and equipment available for some games like badminton and water polo.
This exclusive Positano villa near Arienzo beach is set between dramatic cliffs and offers amazing views of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The stylish villa sleeps 12, and with the whitewashed walls and sunny terrace exudes elegance and authentic Italian living. The architecture of the villa is breath-taking with arches and niches and romantic corners in the terraced garden. The pool and separate Jacuzzi provide privacy within the stunning landscape. Upon request, a cook can prepare delicious meals sourced from fresh local food in the homely atmosphere. To get to the beach, it is just 270 steps to the pebbled beach of Arienzo, and within a mile is the gorgeous village of Positano, with many fantastic restaurants and boutique shops. There you can also take boat rides along the coast where you can see more of the stunning scenery and visit more of the villages along the Amalfi Coast.
Another gorgeous Italian villa is Perla Nera in the southern region of Puglia. The luxury villa with a private pool and tennis court is perfect for a family holiday. Perla Nera sleeps 16, and it set in private grounds in one of Italy’s most attractive regions. The property has spacious accommodation divided between two buildings and is exquisitely designed in a warm Mediterranean style with rich colours, marble statues and grand fireplaces. Outdoors there are five acres of parkland, with trees and large lawned areas. A large private pool, football court, beach-volleyball court and tennis court are in the grounds, providing lots of entertainment for the whole group. Within a ten minute drive from the villa is the city of Lecce, boasting an incredible artistic and cultural heritage. There are many events throughout the year and fantastic eateries where you can indulge in Puglia’s regional dishes.
If you are planning a large group holiday for later this year or 2018, get in touch today, and we can help out choosing the perfect villa for your group.