Stylish, comfortable accommodation with first class service and all the mod cons is still hard to find in West Africa away from the large international hotel chains. Savvy travellers heading to Ghana looking for all the *5 comfort in a more intimate setting have discovered this elegant house in Accra. Nana Amu’s bungalow, architecturally designed, stands out as a glossy magazine worthy b&b in the heart of the capital. The interior designer and art collector has created a beautiful space using fabrics and artefacts from Ghana and other West African nations. The bright colourful decor also features lots of wood and glass, producing a zen-like indoor/outdoor aesthetic. It embraces the lush tropical garden complete with a symphony of birds.
The good sized bedroom with en-suite bathroom is available with either a king sized bed or two singles. Breakfast is served in the beautiful living room / kitchen area. Nana is a discreet and helpful host, always at hand to assist with any queries and share local tips and recommendations.Ghana’s most populace city offers an abundance of things to see and do with traditional markets, museums, galleries and a thriving nightlife. Although public funding for the arts in the country is virtually non-existent, those who know where to look will discover a small but flourishing contemporary art scene. Independent art spaces, such as the Nubuke Foundation, promote and support local talent. With similar community based projects springing up in and around Accra, a host with a finger on the artistic pulse is a valuable resource.
This beautiful photographers apartment is an oasis of calm a stone’s throw from London Bridge. Accessed by elevator to the third floor of a modern apartment block with concierge. The flat is warmly furnished with a mixture of contemporary and vintage pieces. The owner has adorned the space with textiles and artwork from her travels in Africa and India. The bright double bedroom overlooks a quiet private park and boasts the most extraordinary close-up view of the Shard. There’s a beautiful fitted handmade wardrobe available for guests. The pristine bathroom has both shower and bath. The open plan living room / kitchen area incorporates a fully fitted kitchen with integrated washer/dryer.
The light filled living area has a large window which, like the bedroom, looks out onto the historic gardens of the 14th Century Marshall Sea Prison.
Furnishing includes two sofas, a desk, a TV and an upholstered sofa that can be unfolded to become a comfortable bed for an adult or two children. A circular dining table comfortably seats four.
Despite its central location, London Bridge is more than just a commuter hub. It also encompasses the gastronomic delights of Borough Market. Sites to visit include, historical HMS Belfast and the stories of Potters Fields Women at Potters Field Park. Visitors in search of culture will also find many theatres, museums and galleries nearby. In the impressive shadow of the Shard there are bountiful pubs, bars and restaurants, from the mainstream tourist traps to the hidden gems tucked away from the busiest streets. Independent workers can avail themselves of neighbourhood gyms plus the growing number of co-working spaces and coffee shops in the area.
Sleeps – 3/4
Beds – 1
SofaBed – 1
Bathroom – 1
Minimum Stay – 2 nights
Rate 2 people : £155 per night Rate 3/4 people : £165 per night | Includes extra £10 per night for use of the sofa bed. Best suited for 3 adults.
“20th Century Modern” holiday home
This iconic 60’s house in the south London village of Herne Hill, offers self catering accommodation for up to five people. Set in the peaceful Delawyk Crescent, off Half Moon Lane. The property features three bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor. The open plan ground floor encompasses a living area leading into the dining space and a modern kitchen. Bifold glass doors open onto a small private garden. Decor is simple and unpretentious with a vintage vibe. This is a perfect family holiday home and would also suit local residents looking to decant temporarily during home renovations. It is an ideal place to house extra people for family events, and many wedding guests have stayed here for local ceremonies.
Herne Hill is perfectly situated to enjoy easy access to both central London and the leafy green suburb of neighbouring Dulwich Village.
Excellent public transport connections means that Victoria, Blackfriars and Kings Cross & St Pancras International are minutes away from Herne Hill station.
The many bus routes offer another quick and easy way to get around, including quick access to Brixton Underground Station as well as Kings College Hospital.
With impressive period houses, plus a number of good schools nearby, including the famous Dulwich College, the residents are mainly families and young professionals. There is a good selection of independent shops, art galleries, bars and restaurants. Herne Hill’s regular Sunday Market was named ‘best place to shop’ in TimeOut’s Love London awards. This is one of Londons greenest boroughs, ‘Brockwell’, ‘Belair’ and ‘Dulwich’ parks are all within walking distance, ‘Brockwell Park’ being best known for its festivals and large lido, one of the few remaining outdoor swimming pools in London.
Come and unwind in this lovingly restored olive mill, ten minute walk from the centre of the charming the historic hill town of Trevi. Enjoy the large swimming pool on the landscaped terrace with superb views over the valley. Easy parking, private entrance, great views! Step out for country hikes on the ancient walking trails.
This sweet one bedroom mini~apartment is perfect for a couple or single exploring central Italy by car, or wanting a quiet hideaway. It is a charming ground floor ‘appartamentino’, with one bedroom and small bathroom with shower. A basic kitchenette (double hotplate for snacks) tea/coffee and fridge and dining/seating area. It is not suitable for elaborate cooking, but with all the culinary delights on offer you wont feel inconvenienced. Here is a taste of Umbrian ‘rustic chic’ with contemporary and antique collections of art works.
Considered one of the most beautiful hilltop towns in Italy, Trevi is a perfect location for the gourmand, the art/history and wine enthusiast or country rambler. A short drive leads to the SS3 roadway which runs through the center of Umbria. We strongly suggest you come by car, so as to explore the vineyards of Montefalco, the fascinating towns of Spello, Spoleto, Todi, Perugia and Orvieto: all within easy driving whereas Rome and Florence are comfortable train rides from nearby Foligno.
Within a ten minute walk are restaurants, two small groceries, the local chemist, newsagent, bars and two pizzeria. You will also find contemporary art at Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary and the city Pinacoteca as well as churches with works by Dello Spagna and Perugino amongst others.
On the edge of this medieval village, overlooking the Herault Valley, sits the latest addition to Distance Travelled portfolio of distinctive homes.
Legend has it that after it rains, at a particular rocky plateau, in the middle of this pristine countryside, whenever there is a full moon, faries come here to wash their clothes and dry them on the rocks.
This magical landscape in the south of France is the perfect spot for our transformational menopause retreat. Plus our summer pop-up b&b.
The 7 bedroom house sleeps 14people. Including a seperate gite house. It is available for self-catering rentals. Suitable for group bookings. In the month of July 2019 we open a pop-up b&b and individual rooms are available. Please contact us for more details.