With summer fast approaching we have chosen the 10 best villas in Europe from James Villa Holidays. As the UK’s leading villa holiday specialist, you can expect to find luxury and quality accommodation in some of Europe’s most sought after holiday destinations.

FRANCE 

Villa Joucaline 

Located among olive groves, lavender fields and rolling countryside, Villa Joucaline is an archetypal Provencal country house. With five en-suite bedrooms, an outdoor swimming pool and charming courtyard this property provides a tranquil and secluded retreat. The villa is situated in the pretty village of Joucas, with Avignon an hour’s drive away.

Joucaline

SPAIN

La Estrella  

For those seeking a combined golf and villa holiday look no further than the impressive La Estrella. This villa can be found on the beautiful Mijas Golf Resort in the Costa del Sol. La Estrella boasts six sizeable bedrooms, an infinity pool with wonderful golf course views and a games room complete with football and pool tables. The outdoor dining area is the perfect place to enjoy an al-fresco meal with family and friends.

La Estrella

Villa Victoria

This chic and contemporary Mallorcan property features panoramic vistas and state-of-the-art amenities. Located in the hills of Pollensa, Villa Victoria’s high spec interiors will be sure to impress. Each of the four en-suite bedrooms are individually designed and some feature a glass fronted balcony where you can enjoy unparalleled views across Pollensa Bay. There are fantastic wellness facilities including a gym, steam room and Jacuzzi as well as the beautiful outdoor swimming pool. There is even an in-house bodega stocked with locally sourced wines and a cinema room to keep the kids entertained.

Villa Victoria

ITALY

Coral Blue

Coral Blue can be found on the glamorous Amalfi Coast, a holiday hot spot for the rich and famous. The villa is decorated in a modern Italian style, with white and blue hues reflecting the property’s coastal location. The small resort of Marina del Cantone is located at the bottom of the hillside, with an abundance of eateries and bars. The iconic town of Sorrento is only half an hour away. The villa itself has many distinctive features including a fabulous sun terrace, two swimming pools and an open-air kitchen. A complimentary continental breakfast hamper is also provided every morning to allow you more time to relax!

Coral Blue

La Residenza

Tuscany is one of Italy’s most renowned regions, home to spectacular scenery and mouthwatering cuisine. Elegantly restored with a blend of contemporary and antique pieces throughout, La Residenza is the perfect base for your Italian adventure. Within easy reach of Sienna and Florence, this historic home can be found in the medieval village of Castelmuzio. The villa features three bedrooms including a master suite complete with an indulgent free standing bath tub. After a day exploring all the region has to offer, relax by the plunge pool or enjoy a glass of Prosecco on the terrace.

La Residenza

PORTUGAL

Quinta Paraiso 

Quinta Paraiso is the perfect base for those seeking a luxury villa holiday on the Western Algarve. Located in the lively town of Lagos, there is plenty to keep the whole family amused with world-class golf courses and stunning sandy beaches. Built in a traditional style, the villa features extravagant amenities including a gym, Turkish bath and sauna. Soak up the sun by the impressive outdoor swimming pool or watch the incredible sunset over the ocean from your private terrace.

Quinta Paraiso

Villa Fontana

With access to an array of nearby leisure activities and fifteen minutes walk from the beach, keep everyone entertained at this exclusive villa in the Parque Atlantico area of Quinta do Lago. This five bedroom mansion is a great option for a large family or group of friends, with an abundance of indoor and outdoor space. The stylish interiors at Villa Fontana are decorated in a neutral palette creating a relaxing and inviting environment. Boasting four championship golf courses as well as boutique shopping and gourmet dining, Quinta do Lago is the perfect place for your summer escape.

Villa Fontana

Villa Gisella 

Villa Gisella is an opulent four bedroom retreat within walking distance of Quinta do Lago’s shopping, restaurants and bars. This newly built property oozes luxury with sumptuous interiors and a beautifully manicured pool area. One of the key features of the villa is the charming garden room, where you can dine al-fresco shaded from the sun. There is also a private putting green, basement TV room with games consoles and three championship golf-courses nearby. Villa Gisella’s unrivaled location and extravagant design create an unforgettable holiday.

Gisella

GREECE

Elysso Spa Villa 

For an intimate getaway, Elysso Spa Villa is the ideal choice for a honeymoon or couple’s retreat in Crete. Situated within Domes of Elounda resort, experience a private villa getaway with access to all hotel facilities including three outstanding restaurants and spa. As guests at one of the exclusive ‘ultraluxe’ villas, you will be treated like royalty throughout your stay with extras including a complimentary candlelit dinner. The villa itself is compact but perfectly formed with two bedrooms, private spa and infinity pool boasting sensational ocean views.

Elysso Spa Villa

Villa Artina

The unsurpassed location of this dazzling oceanfront property will take your breath away. Featuring astounding views from both inside and out, experience unspoiled Zakynthos from this magnificent villa located in the delightful village of Keri. With the beach only a short drive away and Zakynthos Town within easy reach you can explore all that this great island has to offer. The light and airy villa is decorated in a modern style, with ocean tones mirroring the Ionian Sea. Featuring three bedrooms and children’s play area, Villa Artina could not be better for a memorable family holiday.

Artina