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20 Places to Stay in Europe this Summer

Published: 9th July 2020

Summer holidays abroad could be back on with the introduction of 'air bridges' between the UK and most of Europe, meaning you won't have to go into quarantine when you get home. The list of 59 countries the government now deems a 'reduced risk' from coronavirus includes most of the top holiday destinations (although at present Scotland doesn't yet have an air bridge with Spain). There's plenty of summer availability still to be had and we've picked some of our favourite gorgeous villas, quirky treehouses, stylish chateaux and converted chapels around France, Spain and Italy. Remember to always check the latest government guidelines and travel safely.
Les Cabanes de Labrousse

Les Cabanes de Labrousse

Saint-Julien-Labrousse - Ardeche

Be at one with nature in the spectacular French countryside of Ardeche at Les Cabanes de Labrousse.

Sleeps 2

From 62/night

Chateau de Memanat Treehouse

Chateau de Memanat Treehouse

Chavanat - Creuse

Extraordinary two bedroom raised treehouse, with hot tub, dining deck and twenty first century amenities in Creuse, France.

Sleeps 2 +2kids

From 189/night

Little Hut in the Vineyard

Little Hut in the Vineyard

Saint-Ciers-du-Taillon - France

Gorgeous shepherd's hut an hour from Bordeaux offering a romantic break in some marvellous French countryside.

Sleeps 2

From 100/night

Chalet Mirabelle

Chalet Mirabelle

St Gervais les Bains - Haute Savoie

Contemporary, family-friendly chalet in St Gervais with sauna, hot tub, and spectacular Mont Blanc views

Sleeps 12

From 692/night

L'Oustal des Fleurs

L'Oustal des Fleurs

Olonzac - Herault

19th century period house with secluded walled garden and indoor swimming pool, in the middle of Olonzac village, in the heart of the Languedoc.

Sleeps 8

From 306/night

Orion Treehouses

Orion Treehouses

St. Paul de Vence - Alpes-Maritimes

Get back to nature in the south of France and relax with your loved ones in one of four comfy treehouses.

Sleeps 2 - 5 per treehouse

From 176/night

Chateau de Montoussel

Chateau de Montoussel

Beauville - Haute-Garonne

Three elegant gites, and a pretty private pool, situated in the grounds of a stunning 14th Century chateau - in the beautiful Haute-Garonne.

Sleeps 2-6 per gite

From 79/night

Casa Punol

Casa Punol

Gironella - Catalonia

A stylish contemporary renovation of an old farmhouse in the beautiful rolling hills of Central Catalonia

Sleeps 12

From 250/night

El Carligto

El Carligto

Canillas de Aceituno - Malaga

A luxury private villa near Malaga with peace and tranquility at its heart - with mountain views, a spectacular private pool and elegant interiors.

Sleeps 8

From 628/night

Eco Luxury Farmhouse

Eco Luxury Farmhouse

Arrieta - Las Palmas

An eco-friendly farmhouse in rural Lanzarote, with a private sea-view pool just moments from the beachfront. VIP airport shuttle and free use of hybrid car included too.

Sleeps 8

From 255/night

Mas Brasforte

Mas Brasforte

El Pinell de Brai, Nr Tortosa - Catalonia

Wonderful, rustic villa in the mountains in Catalonia with incredible views and a peaceful, tranquil location.

Sleeps 6

From 188/night

Casa Isadora

Casa Isadora

Cuevas del Almanzora - Almeria

A cave house carved out of rock in the beautiful area of Andalusia, with gloriously mature gardens, stunning views and an abundance of beaches close by.

Sleeps 6

From 88/night

Villa Adaline

Villa Adaline

Puente de Salia - Andalucia

Super-comfy Andalucian villa with amazing views and wonderful pool - escape to the sun in style.

Sleeps 8

From 350/night

Castillo de Arena

Castillo de Arena

Villajoyosa - Costa Blanca

Amazing Costa Brava home with spectacular pool and incredible sea views - an idyllic spot for a holiday in the sun

Sleeps 6

From 757/night

Chiesa del Carmine

Chiesa del Carmine

La Bruna - Umbria

Lovingly restored 11th century church and 18th century farmhouse set in rich Umbrian countryside

Sleeps 14

From 692/night

Casa Mariavittori

Casa Mariavittori

Massa Lubrense - Sorrento Coast

Make this home in the hills with a view your base for trips to Sorrento, Pompeii and across the Amalfi Coast.

Sleeps 5

From 176/night

Villa i Pinoni

Villa i Pinoni

Lucca - Tuscany

Majestic hillside Tuscan Villa with pool, private gardens, incredible views and stunning original architectural features.

Sleeps 14

From 477/night

Villa Borgo Gerlino

Villa Borgo Gerlino

Ambra - Tuscany

Enjoy the perfect lazy Tuscan holiday at this superb traditional villa with large pool and views for miles.

Sleeps 18+2

From 1030/night

Villa San Savino

Villa San Savino

nr Perugia - Umbria

A spectacular 14th-century converted church on an ancient estate of woodland and olive groves in central Umbria

Sleeps 8

From 499/night

Villa Nebbiosa

Villa Nebbiosa

Citta Di Castello - Perugia

A hillside rural retreat with a stunning pool in the Umbrian countryside in Italy.

Sleeps 12

From 416/night

Author:
Claire Wills
Claire is the International Editor for CoolStays. It's her mission to scout the globe for new amazing places to show you. You can follow her on Twitter, @clairelewills

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