Photography by Simpson Travell
02 February 2023
Australians can now book an outstanding range of villas and boutique hotels from one of the UK’s best loved villa rental companies, Simpson Travel.
The London-based, award-winning tour operator, which offers luxurious villa and boutique hotel holidays to Mediterranean destinations including Greece, Italy, mainland France, Corsica and Mallorca, is renowned for its exceptional destination knowledge and levels of service.
From chic, contemporary villas with infinity pools, to authentic country manor houses or beautifully restored hideaways, Simpson Travel’s properties can be found in destinations ranging from the rolling hills of Tuscany to idyllic Greek islands and the exquisite Provençal landscapes of France.
Many are exclusively offered by Simpson, with each villa having been carefully selected to meet the company’s exacting requirements. Most have private pools, with lovely gardens and enjoy fabulous views over coastlines or countryside and there are villas to suit every style and combination of traveller.
From romantic one-bedroom hideaways to family-friendly homes and bigger properties ideal for multi-generational groups or for several friends and relatives planning to meet up together in Europe, guests can be confident that they will be staying in handpicked properties, in only the best locations.
Simpson Travel also offers a range of hotels. These include Simpson Hotels – properties exclusively featured by Simpson Travel, comprising adult-only boutique properties such the unique seven-suite Purple Apricot in Paxos, elegant White Orchid in Sivota and the stunning Katouna Suites in Lefkada, as well as family-friendly favourites such as the superb Bella Mare in Corfu.
Additionally, Simpson Travel features some partner hotels – small, independent properties which have been handpicked to complement the overall program and broaden the number of destinations on offer. They can be combined with stays in villas or Simpson hotels and whilst they may not be operated by Simpson Travel, they have been carefully selected for their unique locations, warm, welcoming staff and a certain ‘something’ that lifts them out of the ordinary.
For those wishing to add a further element to their holiday, Simpson has a program of special interest holidays in Crete.
Alongside the chance to step out and explore range of walking and cultural experiences with Cretan specialist Jonathan Peat, the program includes Meditation with specialist yoga practitioner Sarah Jane Minter, Watercolour Painting with locally based artist Francesca Harrison and a selection of expert-led Bridge and music weeks.
The Simpson Exclusive collection comprises Simpson Travel’s finest properties; exquisite villas in outstanding locations, with immaculate interiors and matchless views.
With a concierge to take care of the details from the outset and an exclusive hamper on arrival, these villas are the perfect choice for those looking for the ultimate villa holiday.
Distinctive, intimate and truly individual, the boutique Simpson Hotels never compromise on the personalised service that makes any stay a pleasure from start to finish. Exclusive to Simpson Travel, each has been carefully chosen for its idyllic location.
Whether they are yards from golden sands or looking out over rolling hills, all properties feature thoughtfully designed accommodation, a dedicated Simpson Concierge, cool cotton bedlinen and days that begin with a delicious home-cooked breakfast. Within the Simpson Hotels portfolio is a selection of Adult Only Hotels – perfect for an exclusive escape uninterrupted by younger guests.
Perfectly private, wonderfully romantic and truly off the beaten track, Simpson Secrets are a selection of villas chosen for their bewitching setting as much as their style and character. Think serene hideaways for magical, get-away-from-it-all escapes.
Simpson Kids offers a range of different options for family holidays – encompassing Family Favourite Villas, Beach Life and Villa Clusters with Childcare – all carefully curated to match up with the requirements for each family.
Family Favourite Villas are a group of properties all geared towards taking the stress out of travelling with young children.
From expansive gardens with fenced pools to complimentary infant packs and rash vests, garden games and a box of toys to keep little ones busy – everything is taken care of.
There is also a group of Teenage Friendly properties, which have been selected largely due to their location, close enough to local facilities to keep independence-craving teens happy.