Editor’s Choice

Swoonworthy Modern Holiday Homes for Instagram Devotees!

21 June 2022

If you’re someone for whom a holiday isn’t a holiday unless it’s somewhere stylishly special, we see you!

You’re the reason why our latest list is a covetable parade of ‘wow-factor’ loveliness; each retreat lavishly rich in timeless style, cutting-edge design features, and sumptuous furnishings worthy of a high-end magazine. 

A beautiful collection of modern holiday homes, some with a nod to the past and others ahead of their time, each has its own inimitable character and charm, with rooms so dazzling that they will see you reaching for your camera before you’ve fully stepped foot over the threshold!  

In other words, these are the kind of retreats your Instagram feed was made for.

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: The Houseboat | Poole, Dorset

Vista Point

East Preston, Sussex, England
Listed beachside holiday home, designed by architect Patrick Gwynne, located on quiet estate in East Preston, West Sussex.
Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: 9
From
£1000 (4 nights mid-week)

Rest on the Hill

Oswestry, Shropshire, England
Luxury, architect-designed, self-catering accommodation near Oswestry, Shropshire, close to English-Welsh border.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£685 (3 nts)

Sound of Harris - The Other House

Isle of Harris, Scotland
Deluxe self-catering accommodation on the Isle of Harris with panoramic coastal views and mid-century interior design.
Bedrooms: 1 per property
Sleeps: 2 per property
From
£580/3 nights

Fallen Angel

Mousehole, Cornwall, England
Leave the rest of the world far behind in a heavenly hideaway for two, architect-designed for luxury and sumptuously secluded on the Cornish coast.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
for 14 nights

Sheepfold and Sheepshed

St. Eval, Cornwall, England
Exquisite architecture, fabulous eco-credentials and sweeping views of countryside and coastline - that's what to expect at Sheepfold and Sheepshed, a pair of eco-barns in glorious North Cornwall.
Bedrooms: 3 (+2)
Sleeps: 8 (+4)
From
£595-2795/wk

Pentire Penthouse

Newquay, Cornwall, England
Experience an innovative circular penthouse apartment overlooking the golden sands of Newquay's famous Fistral Beach.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8+2
From
£1,103 /4nts

Samphire Studio

St Ives, Cornwall, England
Samphire Studio is every design enthusiast's dream - a stylishly spectacular sanctuary for two in stunning St Ives, where vintage class blends with beachside charm for a truly unforgettable retreat
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£425 (3 nights)

Westside Woodshed

Near Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Westside Woodshed is an architect-designed oasis of calm, peacefully located at the end of a winding farm track in Scotland's Pentland Hills.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£910 (1 week)

Art Hangar

Val d'Orcia, Tuscany, Italy
Stray from the beaten Tuscan track at Art Hangar, in an industrial hangar transformed into a unique loft space that's perfect for creative dreamers.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£1,655 (7 nights)

The Mirror Houses

Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy
The Mirror Houses are a contemporary duo of master-designed holiday homes that reflect the breathtaking natural beauty of Northern Italy.
Bedrooms: 1 per house
Sleeps: 2 (+2) per house
From
£175 / night

Ermita del Carmen

Carcabuey, Andalucia, Spain
Ermita del Carmen is a stunning 15th century chapel conversion, set within the soul-soothing natural heart of Andalucia.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
From
£580 / night

Urgell Apartment

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
An architect-designed, cutting-edge penthouse overlooking the heart of Barcelona's thriving Sant Antoni district.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£350 /night

Backwater

Wroxham, Norfolk, England
A timber framed, architect-designed scenic haven that provides total immersion in the serene beauty of the Norfolk Broads.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
From
£1,395 (4nts)

Qii House

Lorne, Victoria, Australia
A bold and quirky architectural gem, superbly nestled within the lush rainforest ferns of Australia's Great Otway National Park.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
From
£369 /night

Aplite House

Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia
A privately secluded, architect-designed eco haven that showcases Tasmania's unique beauty to its best, most dramatic effect.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4 (+1)
From
£174 / night

Rink Hill

Galashiels, Scottish Borders, Scotland
A glorious, architect-designed bolthole for two, gently nestled into the magnificent Scottish Borders landscape with views that stretch out for miles.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£800 3 nights

North Vat

Dungeness, Kent, England
A former Dungeness fisherman's cottage, architecturally re-imagined as an award-winning, light-filled black timber retreat with 360-degree views of the nature-steeped shingle beach.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
From
£780 (2 nts)

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