Eight Of The World's Most Magnificent Private Estates
Perfect for marking momentous occasions, these eight ultra-luxury estates can sleep up to 38 guests. As chosen by Red Savannah and Oliver’s Travels.
17 bedrooms, Sleeps 24
Hidden away in Ayrshire, Braehead Estate sits within 250 acres of its own landscaped gardens, park and woodlands. Being fully staffed and catered for, Braehead Estate is the perfect private hideaway for momentous occasions. It is also an ideal base to experience Scotland’s magnificent scenery, history and world-class golf courses. All bedrooms have been recently re-furbished to the highest standards of luxury.
Braehead Estate is available from £52,675 per week (based on 20-person occupancy)
9 bedrooms, Sleeps 17
La Cassinella can be found on the edge of the Lavedo peninsula, on the western shore of Lake Como. This beautiful estate is hard to beat and is a truly sumptuous escape for those looking for absolute privacy with unrivalled service and facilities. Originally built in the 19th century and carefully restored with exquisite Italian furniture, antiques and fine art, the villa’s magnificent interiors equal the surroundings. The property is positioned amongst three hectares of flawlessly manicured lawns dotted with towering cypress trees. There is a cinema room, gym, gold-speckled infinity pool, water sports and a floodlit tennis court to keep guests thoroughly enraptured.
La Cassinella is available from £120,836 to £150,457 per week for up to 17 guests
7 bedrooms, Sleeps 17
Rough-hewn stone walls carefully restored, combined with state-of-the-art-facilities beautifully integrate 9th century charm with 21st century comfort. Here, guests can taste delicious olive oil and honey which is grown on the estate and prepared by the in-house chef. Guests can relax beside the cascading swimming pool as you enjoy wonderful, organic wine produced from the surrounding vineyards. Or take to the tennis or pétanque courts before exploring the stunning Luberon region. For children, the home cinema room, outdoor play area and vast grounds to explore cultivate an idyllic setting for treasured experiences.
Domaine des Coteaux is available from £23,668 to £26,877 per week for up to 17 guests.
19 bedrooms, Sleeps 38
This estate in the Charente Maritime, south-west France, consists of nineteen bedrooms distributed across a 17th-century chateau, and two villas set in twelve acres of beautiful parkland. Chateau Serbise is the largest of all three, sleeping sixteen guests with eight bedrooms. The characterful grand salon features a rare decorative fireplace, a snooker room will delight all generations and a there’s a grand reception hall, ideal for hosting large events. An unpretentious dining room allows families and friends to gather for fine feasts and doors open up to a wonderful terrace, leading to an inviting swimming pool overlooking the vast gardens and parkland.
From £5,759 per week (based on 38 person occupancy)
6 bedrooms, Sleeps 12
The spectacular St John’s Residence offers the ultimate luxury experience, with a stunning outdoor pool, exquisite interiors and a helipad. On a private hill, with 24-hour security, St John’s Residence offers the privacy, seclusion and discretion you would expect from a property of this type. The outdoor areas are on a grand scale, and offer virtually everything you could think of, including a swimming pool, two hot tubs, a gazebo with barbecue, a pool bar, large lawn and an incredible nine lounge areas. A 500m private road leads to the property, emphasising its exclusivity.
St John’s Residence is available from £34,513 per week (based on 12-person occupancy)
10 bedrooms, Sleeps 20
For a taste of Mediterranean chic with cool luxury beach club vibes, Villa Xi has a modern design with large open living spaces and a sandy bar area nestled under the pines. A large pool, shaded jacuzzi, volleyball court and outdoor cinema culminates in a relaxed, playful environment sheltered from the buzz of the island. For those party animals, the sumptuous sands of the legendary Blue Marlin Beach Club is only a short walk away for the ultimate Ibizan party experience.
Villa Xi is available from £31,561 to £79,060 per week for up to 20 guests.
15 bedrooms, Sleeps 28
Surrounded by the brilliant turquoise waters of the Bahamas, Over Yonder Cay is an exclusive eco-friendly private island in the heart of the Exuma Sound archipelago. Comprising of four independent villas, each with an infinity swimming pool, private beach and entertainment library makes the perfect getaway for large groups or families wanting their own privacy. The island has an endless list of activities and adventures, including a nine-hole golf course, floodlit tennis court, gym, spa, beach volleyball, movie theatre, games room, cycling and nature trails. On the water there are jet skis, paddleboards and a superyacht available for charter.
Over Yonder Cay sleeps up to 28 guests. Price on request.
8 bedrooms, Sleeps 16
Dianelys Estate is located within the luxury enclave of Casa de Campo, with two award-winning golf courses within 10-minutes of the front door and the breath-taking Minitas beach just a short distance away. In true Caribbean style, the interiors of this estate are open to the elements, with wide-openings allowing the sun to flow in, enlivening each corner of the living space and creating a breezy, fresh atmosphere.
From £39,804 per week (based on 16-person occupancy)