Ever thought about being in your own wonderland? Becoming the star of your very own fairy tale? Of course – we all have.
In the lead up to the launch of our fifteenth issue – The Luxury issue – we look at how you can live out your childhood fantasy, in your very own castle or château.
Le Collectionist, the leaders in ultimate luxury, have created a list of their top picks for castles and villas around the globe, which is bound to make anyone feel like they’re in a whimsical world of opulence.
Priding themselves on extravagant properties, unparalleled concierge services and authentic magical experiences, Le Collectionist’s guests will truly benefit from the firm’s dreamlike offerings.
Whether it’s the Tuscan landscape that catches your eye, or the infamous wine region of Bordeaux, their collection of stunning, charming properties is sure to tick all the boxes for your next trip away.
Our favourite of the pick is the breath-taking Villa Giulia, perched over the edge of the Mediterranean Sea on the beautiful Almalfi coast and it’s easy to see why. If the exquisite views weren’t enough to make you feel like you’re in a picture perfect paradise, you can take a dip in the villa’s natural pool or relax in one of their luxurious lounges for the evening with Mount Vesuvius in the distance.
Or if you’re more of a film buff, dreamy Villa Stefano was once the film set for James Bond’s Quantum of Solace. Take a stroll around the authentic guard tower and become submersed with the history, glamour and romance of Italy.
But, if you were after something a little closer to home, just two hours from Paris is the quaint country castle retreat of Château Beaulieu. Graced by natural birdsong, you’ll find yourself living the life of a royal strolling through the property’s picturesque gardens and luscious forests before dipping your toe in the private outdoor pool of turquoise tranquillity.
Wherever your imagination takes you this summer, be sure to visit Le Collectionist’s site to cure your wanderlust.
Words by Ellie Dixon-Smith