Working from home has become the new going to the office. Of course, the same four walls can become quite boring after a while – so why not change the scenery and relocate to somewhere you can go for leisurely walks between emails, or sunbathe between Zoom meetings?
Here is our top selection of villas offering special deals for long stays that will allow you to work and play this winter.
Villa Il Borro
Set in over 700 hectares of beautiful Tuscan countryside, Villa Il Borro is an elegant 10-bedroom property dating back to the 19th century. It has been lovingly restored with the addition of contemporary facilities that would make a long stay a true pleasure. Besides a library and a study to set up a home office, the villa has glorious Italian gardens to walk in, a gym and a heated indoor pool for exercising, as well as spa facilities and a well-stocked wine cellar to relax at the end of a long workday.
Villa Terra Creta
Blessed by warm weather and sunshine most of the year, Crete is a perfect European destination for guests trying to escape a harsher winter and combine work and relaxation. With five bedrooms, Villa Terra Cretais a modern and spacious property with a study room – perfect for home working - two living rooms, a gym, and a spa. The outdoor space is large and inviting, with gorgeous views, a heated infinity pool, an al fresco dining area with two barbecues to make the most of sunny weekends.
The Beach House
With cutting-edge design and a fantastic beachfront location, villa is the ultimate destination for guests wishing to combine work, winter sun and a luxury experience. The Beach House villa has eight bedrooms, most of which boast sea views, and fantastic indoor facilities including an office, an eight-seater cinema room, and a gym. The outdoors feature a swimming pool and Jacuzzi, a tennis court, lovely sunbathing and dining areas, and - of course - the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean just a few steps away.
Ibiza in winter may not have the same party vibe that it has in summer, but it is definitely a great place to spend some time enjoying pleasant weather and a more relaxed pace of life. Casa India is only 10 minutes away from Ibiza town, a golf course and a beach, and is a wonderful base to work from; with an office, Wi-Fi throughout and a docking station in every bedroom, work time can be easily organised. A gym, a yoga terrace and entertainment spaces both indoors and out will take care of the out- of-work hours.
Residence 4 at Six Senses Zil Pasyon
The striking architecture of Residence Six Senses is designed to blend in with the wild landscape and lush nature of this Seychelles island. While the Wi-Fi will keep guests connected to their work environment, everything else has been created to provide a true escape from stress: the sleek interiors are filled with natural light and the outdoor area features an infinity pool with breath-taking ocean views. The villa has four bedrooms, one of which also has a plunge pool, the perfect place to take a break from work and enjoy the perennial summer of West Africa.
Villa Son Doblons
This 16th century country retreat with beautiful views in Mallorca is an ideal place to work and spend time with family. With eight comfortable bedrooms and a library, Villa Son Doblonsoffers
plenty of space for work, whilst the music room is perfect for indoor entertainment. Outside, the property has picturesque gardens, a swimming pool, tennis court and football pitch, and is surrounded by 130 hectares of Mediterranean countryside, to be admired during a morning jog or a horse ride.