When the summer heats hits it nice to have a getaway. A country retreat here in Blighty, with a pool to splash in and tennis courts to practise your ever-improving backhand.
Or perhaps you want to venture further from home, a villa where you can decamp for the whole of August, and live in your Orlebar Brown swim shorts should you want to.
With this in mind we’ve sought out nine stunning properties perfect for the summer and beyond, and they’re all on the market right now…
For when one pool isn't enough: Cascada de Camojan
Located in Marbella’s famous Golden Mile this contemporary Spanish villa offers sea and mountain views from the two private marble swimming pools. Offering a perfect location to host a summer party with eight bedrooms and a guest duplex apartment.
Cascada de Camojan
For the best summer views: Port Andratx
This eight bedroom villa offers possibly the best views available over Port Andratx in Mallorca. With an unimpeded view all the way from swimming pool to shoreline, there’s a jacuzzi too – if you fancy getting even hotter…
For an architectural treat: Mustique
Tropical getaways don’t get more palatial than this Caribbean villa. The design was born from a collaboration with American designer David Kleinberg and Italian Architect Paolo Piva and, while the architecture is enough to blow you away, it’s the view from one of the property’s many balconies that will truly take your breath away.
For some well-earned privacy: The Palm
Cool, clean and crisp. Often words that would be used to describe your favourite Chablis. But they are also perfectly suited to this stunning property on the Palm Jumeirah. With an incredible modern design, and surrounded by a powdery private beach, this is the perfect spot for seeing the sunset over the skyscrapers of Dubai.
For the best of Britain: Soames House
It’s true; not all of us want to escape Blighty. And, boasting perfectly landscaped grounds and a pool that always beckons, Soames House in Kingston Upon Thames is the perfect country retreat for those who don’t want to venture too far from the capital — central London is only 8 miles away.
For the perfect summer party: Dunsborough Park
And who does parties better than us? For a real swinging summer soiree, we can think of nowhere better than the glorious 108 acres of fantastic Surrey estate Dunsborough Park. But be ready – it proves to be a longer summer, and those partying guests will want to be back…
For the seasoned rider: Ampney Park
Need somewhere to exercise your ponies this summer? We’ve found the perfect place for you. This Grade II listed Cotswold country house has stables and riding school on the grounds where you can keep your horses in unparalleled comfort while training them to the top for the coming season.
For a bit of history: Highbrow Hall
Set in 202 acres of glorious Hampshire countryside parts of this red brick pile date back the 14th Century. Tennis courts, extensive equestrian facilities, ring fenced farmland, and party barn are all included in the £11,000,000 price tag.
For that fresh sea air: Montauk Oceanfront
On the other side of the pond, there are some truly breathtaking summer digs. Wake up, open your curtains and the waves of the sea almost crash into your bedroom at this Upstate New York pad. Here you’ll find unparalleled views, a fine beach and 36 acres of private reserve. Sounds like heaven.
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