If, like us, the August Bank Holiday is seriously creeping up on you, then don’t despair. There’s still time to make the most of that precious three-day weekend (and fingers crossed, the last few days of hot weather) with the help of luxury travel experts Mr & Mrs Smith.
From rustic boltholes set deep in the Cotswolds to exotic hideaways in the Essaouira hills of Morocco, postcard-worthy rooftop bar spots in Barcelona to plunge pools in Mykonos, these 14 last-minute holidays will ensure you’re a world away from reality come 31st August.
BOHEME MYKONOS Mykonos, Greece
This rugged, designer retreat is perfectly placed on a serene mountainside overlooking the Aegean Sea, making it an ideal hideaway if you’re wanting to escape the buzz of Mykonos Town – the Greek holiday destination on everyone’s lips this summer.
Visit Boheme Mykonos
DD724 Venice, Italy
Located right next to the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, the contemporary-cool DD724 is an expert mix of modern décor and a historical setting. Hidden away down a narrow alley in Dorsoduro, you’ll be as wowed by its design-led interiors as the surprising amount of space inside.
DORMY HOUSE Cotswolds, United Kingdom
Dormy House really is a picture-perfect Cotswolds escape. Set in a honey-hued village, the 17th century farmhouse has all the comforts of home and then some – think cosy rooms designed by the team behind Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, infinity-edged pools and a luxurious spa.
Visit Dormy House
GRAND HOTEL CENTRAL Barcelona, Spain
Heart-stopping city views, a rooftop pool, classic Catalan cuisine and a culture quarter location are just some of the high points of this slick Barcelona lookout. A must-book if you’re visiting Spain’s coolest city.
Visit Grand Hotel Central