Fancy living the A-list lifestyle on a less-than-jet-set budget? We’ve compiled a sumptuous selection of affordable mansions where you can holiday in luxury for a fraction of the price. From stately homes to spectacular villas, you’ll be amazed at what you can afford.
5 bedrooms (sleeps up to 13), from £500 per night
With five bedrooms, six luxurious bathrooms, a hot tub and knockout views from huge windows, this 4,500 square foot masterpiece provides a stay of luxury, comfort and location in equal measure.
10 bedrooms (sleeps up to 24), from £1680 per night
Grand and glorious, a stay at this stately home is like stepping onto the set of Downton Abbey. Enormous rooms, soaring staircases, history everywhere you look… it’s an inspiring location for many special occasions. And with a full complement of guests, the nightly rate per person is just £70.
5 bedrooms (sleeps up to 10), from £461 per night
The Hamptons is where the New York elite escape during summer, so the level of luxury in this area is mind-blowing. As well as this home’s tennis court, private pool and expansive outdoor decking area, you’ll enjoy brand new, first-rate renovation and the stunning eye for design only a truly talented architect can achieve.
10 bedrooms (sleeps up to 20), from £1,237 per night
With stunning contemporary style, the spectacular El Cid villa in Marbella is the perfect place for an unforgettable group holiday. The sense of luxury is topped off by floor-to-ceiling windows and high-end finishes throughout, as well as the security of a private, gated community.
5 bedrooms (sleeps up to 12), from £227 per night
Set in stunning ornamental gardens with breathtaking views along the Cornish coast, Moonrakers offers the best in luxury living. Four sets of double French doors in the wondrous garden room frame the coastal panorama perfectly.
6 bedrooms (sleeps up to 14) from £500 per night
This fairy tale castle leaps straight from the pages of a storybook. As well as its magical setting and romantic turrets, you have a private lake, secluded swimming pool and gardens filled with roses and lavender. One thing we can’t promise is that you’ll run into Prince Charming while you’re there, though.
5 bedrooms (sleeps up to 15), from £1,577 per night
Situated in three acres of beautifully manicured grounds looking over the ocean, this lavish villa is nothing short of spectacular. Add a sparkling pool, waterfalls, a spa and exclusive access to your own private beach, and you’ll be approaching the dizzying height of luxury. How much? If you take 14 people with you, then just a shade over £100 each per night.
14 bedrooms (sleeps up to 28), from £1,924 per night
This incredible estate on the exotic Indonesian island of Bali offers supreme levels of luxury and comfort. Five separate villas create a complex where privacy is perfectly balanced for a large party of guests. Not only that: a welcome or farewell dinner is provided, too, in the exclusive restaurant. Fill it to capacity for a nightly rate of around £68 per person per night.
8 bedrooms (sleeps up to 16), from £2,287 per night
This magnificent villa perches on the picturesque Amalfi Coast in the former fishing village of Praiano. Boasting terrace upon terrace bordered by sophisticated Italian balustrades and archways at every turn, it’s difficult to imagine a more beautiful place to stay.
6 bedrooms (sleeps up to 17), from £358 per night
This stunning villa is just two minutes away from Ibiza Town. Not only is the location perfect, it comes with DJ equipment, a private bodega (wine cellar) and dance floor. So from sunset to sunrise, you’ll be living the A-list lifestyle without the matching price tag.
9 bedrooms (sleeps up to 20), from £921 per night
Serenity Villa is a nine-bedroom property located in the Bang Tao area of Phuket. Just minutes to the beautiful Surin Beach on the island’s west coast, it’s perfectly located to reach other popular attractions on the island. Oh, and it has a pool on the top floor. Luxury indeed.