With one bedroom properties increasingly rare to find, we have sourced five of the best including a country cottage in the Dordogne, a Courchevel 1650 hideaway for two, a stone villa overlooking the North-Eastern coastline in Corfu and two stunning bolthole retreats in the UK. All are ideal for a couple’s getaway – unwind, relax and catch some sun. With temperatures reaching 31 degrees in Corfu, gourmet markets throughout Easter in the Dordogne and views of the never-ending sea and landscape in Devon and Cornwall, we really have found something for everyone.
Complete with a private pool for two
Villa Des Anges, Dordogne – Peaceful villa for two
A beautiful romance can easily flourish in this precious country cottage in the Dordogne. Everything a couple needs is within the four rough-hewn walls of the petit villa, but one’s honeymoon will truly bloom in the gardens, and the countryside beyond. Guests won’t believe their eyes as they swim in the small private pool, the rolling green hills stretching out in front, the flowers in the garden nodding their heads.
Use the villa’s bicycles to ride to Saint Méard de Gurçon (2 km), a town full of flowers, gorgeous architecture, and award-winning wine. Come write love’s first chapter in this simple, peaceful villa for two.
HOW: Oliver’s Travels offers seven nights from £711.29 on a self catering basis www.oliverstravels.com / 0800 133 7999
Unwind in a roll top bath
The Barn, Devon – Stylish 1 bedroom hideaway
The Barn is a picturesque one bed thatched barn conversion with views of the stunning Devonshire landscape – The Barn puts the haven in hideaway, and does it in style. In the charming village of Cotleigh, The Barn is minutes away from the market town of Honiton and surrounded by plenty of pubs, walks and countryside pursuits.
Combining edgy design and comfortable living with traditional features creating a stylish hideaway in the heart of Devon. The barn is surrounded by the Blackdown Hills and the vintage roll-top bathtub is the perfect place to soak next to a roaring fire and take in the gorgeous views of the never ending countryside. The open plan kitchen, decked out with the latest appliances, is ideal to cook up a feast using fresh ingredients from Devon’s many farm shops.
HOW: Beachspoke offers three nights at The Barn from £360 on a self catering basis http://www.beachspoke.com 020 8740 3001
15 hours of sunshine in June
Morus, Corfu – A villa fit for two in Corfu
A charming one bedroom stone villa, Morus in Corfu is a rare find. It’s the ideal retreat for a couple to escape to as it offers beautiful view across the channel to the mainland and is perfectly positioned to discover the celebrated north eastern coastline of Corfu. With a traditional stone façade, stepped terraces above almond and olive groves and fragrant lavender bushes, it’s a captivating place to be. The Corfu Trail, a 220km way which winds its way the entire length of the island, past incredible vistas and stone villages is accessible directly from the property. The villa has a private swimming pool, spacious rooms and a balcony for al fresco dining and is a 20 minute drive to the coast and 45 minutes from the UNESCO-recognised old town of Corfu.
HOW: Red Savannah offers seven nights from £1,786 pp per week http://www.redsavannah.com/luxury-villas/europe/greece/greek-islands/morus/overview/ 01242 787800
Coastal cliff top retreat overlooking Whitsand Bay
The Dell, Cornwall – Get away from it all with Blue Chip Holidays
For those looking for total escape and tranquillity; spend some time away in this truly unique property. The Dell is open-plan with stylish nautical themed interiors throughout the light and cosy property, providing the perfect spot to return to after an active day on the beach or in the nearby village of Kingsand. The bedroom is cosy and inviting with views of the sea from the bed, a perfect spot to enjoy morning coffee in comfort. The view from the terrace is unbeatable, with panoramic views across the sea and in a setting overlooking Whitsand bay. Guests can take advantage of the local area by heading to the surrounding beaches, or they can head to The View restaurant for locally sourced seafood in a romantic botlhole setting.
HOW: Blue Chip Holidays offers three nights one-bedroom The Dell from £346 on a self-catering basis.www.bluechipholidays.co.uk / 0333 3331 4275
For a skiers paradise
Petite Marmotte – ideal Courchevel 1650 hideaway for two
Don your skis and head to Petite Marmotte for an intimate ski for two getaway. Being a former hay store and now a rustic retreat, Petite Marmotte is an exclusively unique chalet with nothing else like it in the whole of Courchevel. This cosy one bedroom chalet has its own private hot tub and a roaring log fire; perfect for a snug romantic ski holiday.
HOW: Petite Marmotte is from £4,190 including accommodation (on a B&B basis), flights from London Gatwick and private transfers. Peligoni Ski – www.peligoniski.com/