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This 18th Century villa is still privately owned by the Sersale family who opened their summer house as a hotel in 1951. It was just about the time the Positano region of Italy was growing as a tourist destination thanks, in no small part, to John Steinbeck remarking in a ...
“Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’, keep your wagon rollin” so the song goes, unless, that is, you’re staying in a special rolling hut. In which case, you will want to stay right where you are in Washington’s beautiful Methow Valley. The remarkably versatile wooden units were designed to be an alternative to ...
The A Figa Villa in Corsica was built in the 17th Century and has been wonderfully maintained in that original style. It is the signature property in a portfolio of stunning buildings in beautiful landscapes around the Corsican coast. It houses seven people and is a traditional ‘tall house’ looking ...
Coober Pedy is a small mining town in the Australian Outback. Because of the extreme temperatures (40ºC in summer) many inhabitants live in underground houses called ‘dugouts’. In fact, the name, ‘Coober Pedy’ comes from the Aboriginal name for the town, ‘kupa-piti’ which means 'white man's hole'. The area has ...
Part of the hilariously named, French Lick Resort, West Baden Springs is a hotel extravaganza. When it was opened in 1902 dumb-struck locals called it the ‘8th Wonder of the World’ and its mineral water baths were said to cure everything apart from credulity. In 1917, an incredible renovation saw ...
Unusually for a luxury châteaux hotel out in the countryside, The Fairmont Hotel in Banff Springs was always designed as an hotel and has been housing paying guests since its creation in 1888. Apart from an unfortunate incident 1926 involving a raging inferno and complete destruction, it has always been ...
The Vintage Trailor is one of a range of accommodation in the Sierra National Forest provided by the Far Meadow organisation. As iconic as the VW Camper Van and as American as Mount Rushmore, the Silver Streak trailer was first manufactured in the 1950s and has gone through many redesigns ...
Alta is the northernmost city in the world that has over 10,000 inhabitants. Its location in a valley along the banks of the river Alta means it is sheltered from the vicissitudes of the climate to the extent that its land does not develop permafrost. It is one of the ...
If the Ancient Greeks had decided to attack Troy using a giant dog rather than a horse it might have looked something like this. Husband and wife team, Dennis and Frances use chainsaws to carve folk-art wooden dogs and have done for the last 15 years. When their work was ...
The A-Frame is one of a range of accommodation in the Sierra National Forest provided by the Far Meadow organisation. The woodland cabin is as American as apple pie (which was originally a British dish but hey, let’s not argue the toss). Traditionally, cabins were built in remote wooded areas ...