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4th May, 2022

Top 10 Hillside Havens from Around the World

Top 10 Hillside Havens from Around the World

Living amongst the hills offers a wonderful landscape to enjoy throughout the seasons. With the promise of snowy peaks and delicate formations, we find some of the best homes nestled in valleys and set into hillsides from around the world.

1. Hermanus, South Africa, 6 Bedrooms

Hermanus, South Africa

This stunning, beautiful six-bedroom mansion offers breathtaking sea and mountain views, and direct access to the blue flagged Grotto Beach. Multiple entertainment areas are found throughout the home, from the wine cellar to the upstairs bar, from the wind-protected swimming pool to the large games room and braai area. Fulfil your dreams as you enter the cliff path from the private gate in your garden and stroll down to the beach, after enjoying a hearty breakfast cooked in one of two fully equipped kitchens.

2. Koh Samui, Thailand, 5 Bedrooms

Koh Samui District, Thailand

Villa Amaze is an outstanding five-bedroom, six-bathroom villa which has been expertly designed to take advantage of the uninterrupted expanse of ocean views. Boasting a truly unique setting on a hillside with flat lands of lush gardens and sprawling lawns, this property offers one-of-a-kind architecture and open air living, with floor-to-ceiling folding glass doors and windows.

3. Javea, Spain, 3 Bedrooms

Javea, Spain

This stunning property is surrounded by beautifully landscaped and extensive gardens with mature palm trees and ancient olive trees and the large swimming pool and alfresco area offers space to enjoy fabulous valley and mountain views. The luxury home has been carefully designed and tailored, with a grand staircase connecting the three levels of the property.

4. Malvern, England, 5 Bedrooms

Malvern, England

This spectacular, detached property occupies a hillside position on the slopes of the Malvern Hills. Meticulously rebuilt in 2013, Holywell Chapel remains an accolade to its roots, architecturally transformed with a strong part of Malvern’s history in mind. This landmark property is composed of both a three-bedroom open plan chapel, and a two-bedroom detached studio annexe.

5. Cannes, France, 6 Bedrooms

Cannes, France

Located on top of the hill of Tanneron, this exceptional estate enjoys breathtaking views over the Bay of Cannes and the Alps. Offering total privacy, the villa was built in 1995, and has a tennis court and swimming pool and is one of only a few villas on the Cote d'Azur with a private helipad.

6. Koh Samui, Thailand, 6 Bedrooms

Samujana Estate, Thailand

This luxurious six-bedroom villa is located in the enviable Samujana Estate. With an air-conditioned lounge and dining area opening up onto an expansive pool deck and an incredible infinity pool, this home is an entertainers dream. The principal bedroom commands sensational views and features a walk-in closet, designer bathroom and private sun deck.

7. Porto, Portugal, 7 Bedrooms

Porto, Portugal

This magnificent estate is fully furnished and has a large living room with a fireplace, a dining room, a completely equipped kitchen, three suites, two bedrooms and a common bathroom. There is also a balcony from the living areas with superb mountain views with the Douro river in the background.

8. St-Paul-De-Vence, France, 4 Bedrooms

St-Paul-De-Vence, France

This beautiful property, in a modern Provençal style, is located in the attractive area of ‘Les Hautes de Saint-Paul’ and offers four bedrooms, three bathrooms and panoramic views of the countryside and the sea. The villa is on two levels with a very spacious principal bedroom with a dressing room and en suite with direct access to a terrace.

9. Ibiza, Spain, 6 Bedrooms

Ibiza, Spain

This stone-built villa, perched on a cliff, provides the best views of the island in a peaceful environment. This magnificent home consists of six bedrooms and six bathrooms. The exterior can be accessed from the living room or the kitchen and comprises different areas and environments to enjoy and relax, including a stunning infinity pool.

10. Davos, Switzerland, 9 Bedrooms

Davos, Switzerland

Villa Mattawald is situated in a fantastic location, high above the Alpine resort town of Davos. Surrounded by a well-tended coniferous forest, the villa offers an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and numerous guest suites with mountain views from all rooms. Designed to the highest standard, this villa boasts a timeless mix of modern elements with cosy fireplaces and warm wood accents.

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