Hidden nature gems to stay in Europe

La Donaira, Spain

Premium farm located on secluded hills of southern Spain. The charming interior of the premise allocates a total of 9 rooms for guests – all in different sizes and designs. There are a lot of historical sites and activities in the area, however, the farm offers so much you might as well stay there for several days without ever leaving. Local cuisine is available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack/drinks (all included in the room price) along with other activities – SPA, organized hiking excursions, and Lusitano horse riding lessons. With a very individual experience, lack of crowds, amazing views, and an interesting design of the farm it is a perfect place to get away from the world for a short while. 

Montbazillac treehouse, France

This chateau-looking treehouse with SPA amenities and a private hot tub is a rare find on Europe’s map. Located around 2 hours car drive from Bordeaux in the middle of the forest, the complex has several treehouse units on its 11-hectare land – with a swimming pool, massages and wellness treatments, a gourmet restaurant, and vintage car rental. The staff will also help you organize other activities that are available on the estate like canoeing, kayaking, hiking, horse riding, or hot balloon ride.

Manshausen sea cabins, Norway

Modern, secluded, exceptional. These cabins are situated on the Manshausen island in Norway. While it may seem like it’s hard to get there, the staff explained in detail the different ways of transport here – they also offer a shuttle service from the mainland directly to the accommodation. The discrete and secluded location provides the comfort of relaxing in a unique landscape. Merely a few meters from your bed you can go kayaking, hiking, and – in the right month – watch the northern lights. There are a couple of restaurants highly recommended in the area that complete this remarkable spot (don’t miss out on local cuisine in Manshausen Restaurant). 

Loch Ness Abbey, Scotland

Former Abbey in Fort Augustus (officially named St Benedict Abbey) is located by the shores of Loch Ness and used to serve as a monastery. The story begins with the creation of the fort in response to Scottish-English tangled affairs. It was then turned into Abbey in 1876 and hosted monks up to 1998. The incredible estate is full of surprises – you can see a lot of barely changed historical sites as well as beautifully modernized rooms. One of the most interesting parts of the building is a former chapel that currently houses a heated pool, sauna, and a steam room for the guests. You can discover all the estate has to offer and much more in one of the lovely apartments inside the building. 

Deluxe boat, France

Some of us already experienced being on a boat, whether it’s a very small boat, motorboat, sailing boat, or anything similar. Have you ever tried a luxury boat though? Furnished with lovely decor, a private jacuzzi, TV projector, and a small balcony a houseboat offers a private area for two people, as well as the central location in the charming city of Fréjus. A true French Riviera gem. 

Architecture gem, Italy

Described by its architect Maximilliano Fuksas “living sculpture”, the unusual house has 3 bedrooms with double beds, a swimming pool and a large living area with kitchen. With beautiful views inside and outside, guests can take the luxurious scene to the next level. This accommodation offers to arrange a number of extra services during your stay, including a butler, private cook, driver, waitstaff, spa services, and more. If all this doesn’t make it one of the most exceptional spots in Italy, you can use a helpful hand of trip designers that will make it as unique as you want it to be. 

Cycladic house, Greece

With 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, a big hot tub, and a gorgeous dining area on the terrace this charming house set on the mountain landscape is ready to host a big group or a family. Each guest can enjoy a space for themselves and appreciate sunset sea views every day. The apartment is located on the Tinos island, which is one of the less crowded and more tranquil than the rest of the Greek archipelagos. This is the spot for relaxing vacations cruising around different sandy beaches, local taverns, and hiking spots. However, if one is looking for a little escape from the serenity, Mykonos is only 30 minutes away with a ferry.