Oliver’s Travels is proud to showcase its Sustainable Villa Collection, offering guests an impressive selection of eco properties from villas to chateaux in Europe and beyond. The collection allows guests to book a holiday safe in the knowledge that the property is doing its part to be more eco-friendly. Not only this, but guests will be reassured knowing that with every holiday booking made, Oliver’s Travels will plant enough trees to offset 100% of the villa stay. With increasing awareness around the importance of protecting the planet, travelers are looking to be more sustainable than ever and this extends to when considering traveling. Oliver’s Travels provides the perfect platform in which to travel consciously.
Each property in Oliver’s Travels Sustainable Villa Collection is as unique as it is extraordinary, boasting everything from photo-worthy décor and indescribable views to luxurious hot tubs and stunning fireplaces. Oliver’s Travels has highlighted a selection of 122 properties which are making efforts to live a little greener. Whether it’s a villa growing produce on-site, celebrating the local heritage, or a villa that uses a renewable energy provider, it is these crucial efforts that set them apart and enable them to be a part of the Sustainable Villa Collection.
See below for a selection of Oliver’s Travels’ most sustainable properties across Europe:
The Bee Barn, Kent, UK – Sleeps up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Bee Barn is an eco-haven sleeping six guests in three wonderful, atmospheric bedrooms. This special holiday home combines the very best of sustainable architecture and comfortable luxury living. The design, engineering and craftsmanship of this wonderful, unique holiday home is to be applauded. With walking, cycling, water sports, fishing, golf and horse riding on the doorstep and the delights of Canterbury and the Kent coast a short distance away, you will enjoy a dreamy holiday at The Bee Barn. This unique property lowers its ecological footprint as it uses low impact materials, a living green roof, smart air quality sensors and infrared underfloor heating.
Domaine Les Pyrenees, France – Sleeps up to 24 people in 9 bedrooms
This exquisitely renovated farmhouse set at the foothills of the Pyrenees is close to the Spanish border and just a short drive from one of France’s most enchanting villages. Set in acres of pine forests, guests will enjoy the tranquillity of the region while relaxing by the swimming pool. The property boasts its own herb garden and the house manager can arrange delicious feasts for guests using these herbs and locally sourced produce. As the evening nears guests can enjoy a glass of Byrrh, a local aperitif, and watch the sunset from the vast terrace.
Villa Buona, Umbria, Italy – Sleeps up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Villa Buona is located near the beautiful town of Spello. The surrounding land is dotted with wineries, providing a true taste of Italian village life. The lawned garden is a carefully kept paradise overlooking rolling countryside. Lounge beside the swimming pool while admiring the sprawling hills as the sun sets. Villa Buona is committed to using green and renewable energy, making it the perfect sustainable getaway.
Caledonian Lodge, Scotland – Sleeps up to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Caledonian Lodge makes a wonderful choice for those who are wanting to truly immerse themselves in the beauty of the Scottish Highlands. The home is set within a 23,000-acre wilderness reserve boasting rugged landscapes, lush forest and sparkling rivers, guests will have the opportunity to spot, red squirrels, red deer and even the famous Scottish wild cat, a nature lover’s dream! And that’s not all, as guests also can forage their own meal in the local area, making Caledonian Lodge an eco-lover’s dream. Oliver’s Travels can arrange a number of on-site outdoor pursuits for an additional charge, these include, guided hikes, mountain biking, ranger-guided tours, brown trout fishing, clay pigeon shooting, whisky tasting and more. There really is something for everyone at Caledonian Lodge.
Landscove House, Devon, UK – Sleeps up to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Situated in the stunning rural setting of Landscove in Devon’s South Hams is the charming Landscove House. The grade II listed building has been a local landmark for generations, and now, through thoughtful restoration ensuring that its traditional character has been preserved, it is rented for lucky visitors to enjoy. The manor and its surrounding buildings now provide boutique accommodation for people seeking a country escape. Its picturesque location puts guests at the heart of everything the South Hams and Devon have to offer, including Dartmoor and the South Devon coast. This eco-friendly property protects and conserves local heritage, making it a worthy addition to Oliver’s Travels Sustainable Villa Collection.
Le Bos, Dordogne, France – Sleeps up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Set on top of a hill in the rolling French countryside, just outside of Sainte Alvere, at Le Bos guests will completely escape everyday life. Entering beneath a picture-perfect arbor, the home exudes that same sense of rustic, holiday villa comfort. If your family holiday takes you exploring, the Dordogne region hides tiny villages everywhere, tucked between the hills. This property encourages recycling and supports the local community through local restaurant recommendations.