This stunning 800 year old château is located in the heart of a lush valley in the Dordogne region of South West France has been in the same aristocratic French family since it was built. It can be rented in its entirety or by wing/room at certain times of the year. Château de la Bourlie is currently home to artist Cyril de Commarque and his family, and has been sympathetically renovated – a medieval kitchen was preserved whilst a contemporary kitchen created for the chef. The juxtaposition of old and new here is brilliant.
Near the Yosemite national park entrance is AutoCamp Yosemite, a really cool setup that includes a mid-century modern clubhouse, a general store, swimming pool, and accommodations that includes Airstreams, luxury tents, basecamps and cabins. This looks like it would be sooooooo much fun to spend a weekend here. Designed by Lauren Geremia.
I suspect these photos of the Beldi Country Club in Marrakech does not do its exquisite beauty justice. What I would give to visit in person. This has everything – a 42-suite hotel (each with private terrace), restaurant, spa, gardens, 4 gorgeous pools, its own souk. And all this 10 minutes from the city centre.
“The project is conceived holistically as an ecologically sustainable product, coexisting coherently with its omnipresent natural environment. Using locally sourced materials, such as buried Javanese teak, bamboo, and stones from Sumba, was deemed a priority … Every detail is considered so carefully that even the organic vegetables grown in the garden are part of the overall conception.”
Elegant yet casual the house is a series of 5 pavilions filled with the owner’s collection of textiles. For me, it’s the sinuous infinity pool and that view. I cannot wait until travel restrictions are lifted and we can travel again as the estate is available to rent. Hartland by Bali-based Studio Jencquel.
La Belle Vue is a B&B that is a little slice of absolute heaven in the small village of Neffiés in southwestern France. Built in 1857, Swedish couple Yvonne and Micke purchased the home which had so many beautiful details intact – old windows, stucco, tall doors, fireplaces, handmade tiles in fantastic patterns and a view to die for, and transformed it into a glorious getaway.