Enjoy Some Luxury Fun In The SunPosted on: 24 March 2009 by Gareth Hargreaves
If you’re looking for that dream escape to the country, a castle in the hills or a wine or walking adventure in far away lands check out our compilation of luxury accommodation and affordable prices.
In the silver years of your life, relaxation and enjoyment become all the more important. With the purse strings tightening day by day, the thought of a luxury retirement can feel out of reach, but luxury living need not come with a silver price tag..
Self-catering holiday homes provide the flexibility and freedom that make the surroundings feel like a home from home. Whatever your desire, whether a rural retreat, a castle in the hills, a wine tour or a walking adventure in far away lands, it pays to let for some luxury fun in the sun.
Relax In A Rural Retreat
Where: Hawkridge Oast Farmhouse, Sissinghurst, Kent
Once a double oast and large barn dating from 1880, Hawkridge Oast has been converted into a unique and picturesque house. The two roundels, once used for drying hops now provide the vast figure of eight sitting room with a central fireplace, and two large round bedrooms.
Kent is full of distinctive attractions, which include romantic castles and historic houses full of treasures in the Heart of Kent, imposing castles built as coastal defences, secret gardens and stately sweeps, maritime adventures aboard warships and lamp lit tours of ancient caves.
Whatever your interest, Kent's diverse personality is sure to capture your imagination. Biddenden Vineyards are just five miles away, producing white, red, rose and sparkling wines. They are also noted for their strong Kentish ciders and farm pressed apple juice.
Price: Sleeping 10 from £800 per week.
Live Like King & Queen In An Italian Castle
Where: Apartments Il Castello, Perugia Castle, Umbria, Italy
Castello di Gaiche is the ideal place for those who wish to have a relaxed holiday and would like to explore Umbria and its surroundings, culture, nature, food and wine. Castello di Gaiche is positioned at the top of a hill overlooking the Nestore valley, some 18km south of Lake Trasimeno, 30km from Assisi and 18km from the medieval city of Perugia.
Overlooking the castle courtyard, the apartments are all refurbished and decorated to provide classic Umbrian accommodation in a peaceful and attractive location. North Umbria was a central part of the ancient Etruscan empire; the Etruscan museum in Chiusi houses one of the best collections outside Rome.
The amazing pink-stoned town of Assisi is about forty minutes away, while classic red-brown Siena is slightly further. Florence, Rome and Pisa are day trips, by car or train. A number of circular walks start from the castle, taking you through the rolling, wooded Umbrian countryside, filled with rosemary, lavender and olive trees.
Price: Sleeping four from £421 per week.
Take A Wine Tour In Cultural Croatia
Where: Vila Vino, Island Hvar, Dalmatia, Croatia
The timeless ambience of one of the world's top 10 most beautiful islands will surround you in the small village of Sveta Nedjelja. The island is home to one of Croatia's most prestigious wineries as well as a picture perfect marina along the rocky coast. T
he villa is a short walk to the sea and to the village, church and market and each floor of the house is named after local grape varieties. The nearby town of Jelsa has its own winery and many konoba wine bars serving food and the owner's home made wine as well as outdoor concerts and music festivals during the summer months.
The Zlatan Otok winery and marina also offer interesting exploring. Hvar town is considered one of Croatia's most fashionable resorts and has over 2,700 hours of sunshine per year.
Price: Sleeping four from £280 per week.
Explore The Exotic In The Beverly Hills Of Saigon
Where: Saigon Hideaway, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ten minutes from downtown Saigon, this cosy two bedroom apartment is situated in Anphu, the "Beverly Hills of Saigon". The property has a large terrace overlooking the Saigon River, surrounded by mansions and gardens of coconut palms and tropical flowers. Filled with sunlight, newly renovated and decorated this apartment is fitted with a well-appointed kitchen, rich furnishings, lush cotton linens and terrace dining.
Saigon is a city that never rests and offers experiences of all kinds; take in a street Martial Arts Performance or listen to music in the Opera House, visit museums, or take a ride in a speed boat and see Saigon from the river. Day trips on offer include a hydrofoil to the beach in Vung Tau, a visit to the Mekong Delta to see how tropical fruits grow or a visit to the infamous Cu Chi tunnels.
Price: Sleeping up to seven from £647 per week.
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