The Best Holiday Homes on the Market

From the Cotswolds to Connecticut...

First home feeling a little squeezed? Get another one. We’ve rounded up the very best holiday homes both in the UK and out. Unpack your bags at your home away from home.

The Best Holiday Homes On The Market Right Now

Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France

Aerial view of a French holiday home with an outdoor pool and trees surrounding

Searching for a sunny second home but don’t want the hassle of owning one? Check out the newest offering from August, an exclusive lifestyle network offering families co-ownership of numerous incredible properties across Europe. This spectacular five-bedroom holiday home can be found on the outskirts of the charming village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup on the French Riviera – just a 45-minute drive from Nice Airport. Interiors are reminiscent of Soho House, and yet they also pay homage to the local area, with elegant open-plan spaces and stunning views. There is a games room, gym and swimming pool to explore, plus a pergola for outdoor parties and a Pétanque court providing the perfect after-dinner entertainment. The best part? Every outpost in the collection is managed by August, removing the usual stress of holiday home ownership. €680,000 for a 1/21 share of five homes, including this villa, a chalet in Chamonix, a townhouse in Mallorca, a villa in Tuscany and a farmhouse in the Cotswolds. For more information, visit augustcollection.co.uk

Villatura, Quinta do Lago, Portugal

Large villa with infinity pool in front of modern kitchen with sliding doors.

Arranged across four floors and over 1,300 square metres of living space, this is a holiday home of truly palatial proportions, boasting a jaw-dropping contemporary design which offers unbeatable luxury. You’ll find seven bedrooms and ten bathrooms as well as a cinema room, bar, gym and private spa. With an array of terrace areas and balconies to explore, you can sunbathe, entertain or simply enjoy the views of this spectacular location. Available through Quinta do Lago Real Estate. quintadolago.com

Finca Cortesin, Spain

Rural Spanish villa with terrace and pool in front and wide glass windows.

Designed by esteemed Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan, these villas at Finca Cortesin are truly one-of-a-kind. A colour palette of soft neutral tones works perfectly alongside wooden panels and floor-to-ceiling windows to create a feeling of unblemished tranquility, reinforced by glorious views of the Spanish hills. Searching for a piece of paradise? Look no further. From €4.6 million. mcollectionproperty.com

California, USA

Holiday home in California

An original 1920s beach house on the Santa Monica Gold Coat, this villa has five ensuite bedrooms in additions to its own spa room. The primary suite showcases the view of the sea with walls of glass – and if you don’t fancy a swim in the ocean, you’ve got your own private infinity pool. It further boasts its own cinema, games room and gym. £20.3 million. hamptons-international.com

Barcelona, Spain

Holiday home in Spain

Bordering two lively neighbourhoods in the centre of the Catalonian capital, this Art Nouveau apartment retains its 19th century accents, high-vaulted ceilings and cast iron railings. It’s part of August’s Pied à Terre collection, which also includes shares in homes in London, Paris, Rome and Cannes. €340,000/share. augustcollection.co.uk

Algarve, Portugal

Holiday home in Portugal

Enjoy over 300 days of Mediterranean sunshine each year in these Horizon villas. The collection of residences all host either five or six bedrooms and are kitted out with private home cinemas, spas and gyms. The wine cellars and private chefs’ kitchen are just an added bonus. From £3.9 million. onegreenway.pt

Hokkaido, Japan

Holiday home in Japan

Nestled in the heart of the Izumikawa golf course and with access to the best ski resort in the region, this serviced luxury chalet is a versatile holiday home for all seasons. A recent build, it offers four bedrooms for hosting – your guests can also enjoy the steamy hot tub and relaxing fireplace. £1.67 million. christiesrealestate.com

Cotswolds, UK

Holiday home in the Cotswolds

There’s nothing dreamier than a cabin by the water. Nestled on the shore of Marley Lake, these two-bedroom rural Cotswolds cabins in The Lakes by Yoo allow direct access to the water, opening up outdoor adventures like wild swimming and paddleboarding. Retractable glass doors further bring the outside in. The ideal staycation escape. £1.5 million. thelakesbyyoo.com