There can be few forays abroad as fun as taking out a beautiful property in its entirety and packing it full of friends and family. Hiring your own hideaway on a private basis provides that extra privacy and flexibility that holiday-makers with children or those with some serious celebrating to do really need. Forget rigid mealtimes and worrying about waking the neighbours - no-one will have snuck their beach towel onto the best sunlounger before breakfast, and if they have, you shouldn't have invited them.

Private hire needn't necessarily mean self-catering, as many of our suggested destinations come complete with chefs and staff and some even with your own private safari guide. Whether you're taking friends away to mark a special occasion, or arranging an extended family reunion, just let us know your requirements and we'll put together a quote to fit the bill.

Our choice of private hire options range from romantic riads in the Marrakech medina to Andalucian haciendas, Mediterranean villas and immaculate ski chalets, luxurious private safari houses and chic exclusive villas on the Indian Ocean, all of which we have visited personally and recommend highly.


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Can't see what you're looking for? We have many more properties and locations ideal for exclusive hire up our sleeves, just give us a call and we'll suggest some more to you.

Dave, Original Traveller

Where to stay

Chongwe River House

Chongwe River House

Chongwe River House is a spectacularly designed private house located on the banks of the Chongwe River, a tributary of the Zambezi.

Kurland Villa, luxury hotel in South Africa

Kurland Villa

Home to Peter and Dianne Behr, owners of the Kurland Hotel Polo Estate, Kurland Villa has been in the family for three generations. Set in park like surroundings in a secluded location, it is ideal for families and friends looking for a private and exclusive getaway.

Panoramic view  at San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge

San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge

Whether in the worlds of food, fast cars or fashion the Italians are a pretty stylish bunch so it comes as no surprise that this new San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge in the Dolomites is utterly immaculate.

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