Chateau Saint-Martin sits high above the Côte d’Azur with sweeping views of the Mediterranean. Once a historic residence of the Knights Templar dating back to the 13th century, it has been transformed into a five star hotel and spa. Forty suites and six villas are set acres amidst olive groves in a quiet setting more reminiscent of Provence than the Riviera – yet halfway between Nice or Cannes.
Channel Downton Abbey on the west coast of Ireland at Ashford Castle, the former country estate of the Guinness family. “Country pursuits” are de rigueur at Ashford Castle with over 350 acres of private property offering activities such as
falconry, fly fishing, clay pigeon shooting, horseback riding or cruising on lovely Lough
Corrib. Rooms retain many original features to the castle, as well as luxurious modern comforts.
Palazzo del Vice Re on Lake Como is the newly opened boutique suite property by top drawer VIP tour operator, IC-Bellagio. They are known for their meticulous attention to detail in their VIP services, so it isn’t a surprise that they have their first property nailed…and at a price which won’t break the bank (unlike many of the other Lake Como hotels).
Hopefully, a few of these beautiful properties were new to you…in my next post, I will show you some interesting undiscovered gems in Mexico and the Caribbean!