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Holiday Lets Abroad

Aardvark Safaris

Victoria Langmead (1991-1998) heads up the California office of Aardvark Safaris, which specialises in designing your dream African holiday.  We combine our expertise with clients’ wishes to create individual trips for multi-generation families, singles, honeymooners and friends.  All of us have lived and worked in Africa and return every few months to ensure that we consistently offer the finest camps and lodges, top guides and most exciting holidays to our clients.  We’ve slept in the beds, eaten the meals and walked with the guides.  With offices in Hampshire, London, Edinburgh and California with highly experienced consultants you can be confident that we have the knowledge and expertise to ensure that all your holiday wishes will be fulfilled.  We turn imagination into reality.  That’s why our clients come back again and again, eager to explore the continent that has captured their hearts.  See for further details.

Morocco (Tangier)

Fully staffed villa to let, Owned by same family since it was built in the 1950’s.  Enormous garden, swimming pool, sleeps 8 comfortably, 10 squashed.  Separate cottage sometimes available. 

Please email Tessa Wheeler (Codrington, 1960)
for details -

Horse Safaris

If anyone is interested in going on a horse safari to Botswana, South Africa, Namibia or Malawi please contact Sophie Neville.  She can also help if you would like to learn how to play polo in South Africa.

South Africa

A house on its own private game reserve on the Palala River in the Waterberg, 3 hours drive north of Johannesburg airport.  Jembisa has 5 double or twin en-suite bedrooms, with extra space for children, a salt water swimming pool, floodlit tennis court and a deck with views over the river to the distant hills.  You'd have your own cook, maids and game rangers to take you on safari, driving or walking through the reserve where you can see giraffe, rhino, zebra, water hog, hippo and a wide variety of antelope, together with bushmen paintings and archaeological sites.  Go for a week so you have enough time to see the surrounding area, where you can ride in the in wild on horses - or trained elephants, feed orphaned rhino, or learn about farming.


If you're looking for ski chalets make sure you look under Switzerland as well

Aude (Southern)

Alet les Bains, a charming picturesque village in Aude, southern France.  I have a 16th century 2 bedroom cottage with garden for rent.  Currently, September & October weeks are available but I also rent it on a longer term basis for the winter on a monthly rental basis.  The village has a pool, thermal baths, mineral water and lots of sporting activities.  A 25 minute drive to Carcassonne, just over an hour to the Pyrenean ski fields and Mediterranean beaches.  A perfect spot if you're looking for somewhere for a warmer winter or to write/paint in peace and tranquillity.

Contact Chloe Grant (1987):  or or

Gascony (South West)

Napoleonic farmhouse with large 12 x 6 metre alarmed pool, and stunning views.  Complete privacy situated in it's own land with majestic 400 year old oaks providing natural shade.  The house, which sits high on an escarpment amidst magnificent rolling countryside with views to the south to the Pyrenees, has been lovingly restored, retaining all its French charm.  The house sleeps 12 but is equally suitable for smaller numbers.

Larriberau is our much loved second home so there is every creature comfort for parents and children.  There are 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, plus separate cloakroom and separate shower room.  The layout of the house is such that it is equally ideal for two families sharing, but enjoying a modicum of privacy!  Or a smaller group just in the main house.  The Games Barn provides table tennis, table football and a small billiards table.

The area is steeped in history, with plenty to see do and visit.  At the same time there are attractions for children.  All this will be found in information books at the house.  This is also foie gras country, lots of interesting wines and Armagnac.

We can be fairly flexible on arrival and departure days at certain times of the year.


Please contact Clarissa Bain (Buchanan, 1990) on or call 07740 175555.

Chamonix (the Alps)

A great apartment sleeping up to four people in the centre of this popular resort - great for skiing or summer rentals.  A wonderful view of Mont Blanc.  Available for minimum 4 day lets.  See website and under "property list - select a property" choose the option for "Esp Montagne".  Espace Montagne is a spacious one bedroom apartment on the 3rd floor and benefits from very central location being positioned just to the south-east of the town square.  The apartment has an open plan lounge area with 2 good-sized sofas (both of which are single sofa beds) and opens onto the balcony via large French doors.  There is dining space for up to 6 people, adjacent to the kitchen with a large fridge, combination microwave/grill and dishwasher.  The large south-facing balcony offers a tranquil place to enjoy the sun with commanding views of the Mont Blanc massif.  This property is an ideal base for both winter and summer with it’s convenient location and parking.  The additional space compared to most 1 bedroom apartments makes it very comfortable for up to 4 people. 

Caroline de Basto (Cargill, 1993) -

Les Carroz (Haute Savoie, Alps)

Large chalet sleeping 10 available to rent at very reasonable prices.  In the Haute Savoie with the most fantastic view this is a great place to unwind.  Only 45 minutes from Geneva the chalet is the perfect place for a family holiday or a weekend break. 

Have a look at our website

or contact Harriet Caulfeild (1998) -

Val d’Isère

Located at the eastern end of Val d’Isère, this three bedroom maisonette (57 sq.m.) can accommodate six people in comfort.  On the second and third floors (with lift to 2nd) of this well run portered chalet-style building, the property is moments from the bus stop and shops, and is a few minutes away from the nursery slopes and lifts for winter and summer activities.  There is also a crèche in the building for young children.

For further information please contact Alexandra Jubb (1996) on 07768 87 8941 or

Nr. Monemvasia, Southern Peloponnese

Monemvasia is a beautiful Byzantine town built on a rock and one of the last unspoilt tourist attractions of Greece. The house itself is situated in open country and is about 100 yards from the beach although the best beaches are a quarter of a mile to either side of the house. It is a three bedroom house and can sleep 8. £400 per week.

Harriet Bridgeman (Turton, 1959) - Please check for an availability calendar. Tel: 0207 908 1604 (Weekdays) or 01962 776297 (Weekends).


West Cork

Well equipped self catering family cottage in a beautiful fishing village in West Cork. Woodview can accommodate up to 9 people comfortably, while still being compact enough to suit smaller families.  Suitable for children. 

For details contact Caroline (Wacky) Biggs (Wallis, 1991) or


Large traditional 19th century stone farmhouse with private pool, garden and views. Ca de Luca is situated up a beautiful wooded hillside in northern Umbria near the border withTuscany, with uninterrupted views across the valley. The house, arranged over 3 floors, sleeps 12 + 2 infants in 3 double bedrooms and 3 twin bedrooms, 2 travel cots and highchairs are provided at no extra charge. The house has been furnished as a home rather than a holiday rental and is very well equipped for both adults and children The 10 x 5 metre pool is solar heated with a salt water chlorinator, very good for the skin. There is a large wisteria covered pergola by the pool for al fresco eating complete with lanterns and candles for the evening. All the beds have cotton linen and light summer duvets for cooler nights, both bath and pool towels provided. The local town is 15 mins drive and has 2 good supermarkets, post office, internet cafe, bakers, butchers etc. The village (5 mins) has a good little grocery store with deli counter and 2 great restaurants. There are lots of lovely hillside villages to visit nearby, but if you wanted to visit some more well known historical towns, Perugia is 40 mins, Assisi 60 mins, Gubbio 40 mins, Cortona 35 mins, Citta di Castello, 20 mins. Pony trekking is available in the village, golf is near Perugia, tennis is in the local town. Daily flights with Ryanair and Easyjet.

For more information, photos and availability please visit or contact Lucinda Yorke (Thomson, 1983) on

[We rented this house in July 2009 and it was absolutely fantastic, there were 10 adults and 2 children and it suited us perfectly. I would highly recommend it. Victoria Humphries]



If you're looking for ski chalets make sure you look under France as well

Verbier (the Alps)

Apartment Concorde 537 - a three-piece apartment on the 5th floor by the main Medran lift.  The apartment offers spectacular views across the valley and is comprised of: an open plan kitchen (with dishwasher)/living room with a fire place and a dining area, one bedroom with twin/double, one bed with a single bed + put up bed, bathroom, TV, video, CD player, south facing balcony and one outside covered parking place. 

Contact Melissa Seppings (Brownlow, 1986) on 07710 178972 or

Wengen (the Alps)

Chalet Bijouli, a deluxe privately owned terraced chalet, is situated at 1200 metres, on a sunny southerly plateau and a 12 minute walk from the centre of Wengen.  There are fantastic views over the valley to the mountains beyond and the chalet is perfect for Summer hiking or Winter skiing.  It is a 2 mins walk above Wengwald train station, with mountain ski trains (3 up/3 down an hour) to Wengen centre (for the Mannlichen chair), Kleine Scheidegg (for the Lauberhorn runs) and Lauterbrunnen, from where you can catch direct connections to Zurich or Geneva airports.  Four star accommodation certified by Swiss tourist board comprises: Master bedroom with luxury ensuite equipped with a 'jacuzzi' bath.  Two further double bedrooms both with basins and a separate luxury shower room with w/c. Fully fitted luxury kitchen including granite worktops, dishwasher, oven, microwave, fridge.  Separate dining area.  Ski locker in cellar.  Double height lounge with log burner and antique stove.  There is cable and satellite television, DVD/VHS player & library.  The lounge, dining area and master bedroom all access the sun terrace. or - Miranda Lane (Marston, 1962)

Near Bodrum

A large villa, on the waterfront in a traditional fishing village half an hour’s drive from Bodrum.  The villa comfortably sleeps 12 – five bedrooms all with ensuite shower or bath.  It has plenty of different areas for al fresco dining either in the sun or shade, a swimming pool, paddling pool & a private jetty with rowing boat for fishing.  It is fully equipped for children of all ages and has a daily maid service.  A cook and driver are also available on request.  Local golf course due to open Summer 2007 (10 minutes away). 

For information please contact: Mary Young (1990) or


A family home and an established and spacious country house which sleeps 14. It is traditionally built round a stone cobbled courtyard and dripping in climbing jasmine, roses and wisteria. At 1,200 feet the views stretch to the Pillars of Hercules, across the Straits of Gibraltar and deep in to Africa. The house is surrounded by some formal gardens with lawns and the rest is olive groves and orchards of oranges, apricots, almonds. Almuña is situated on its own farm of about 500 acres, mainly oak woodland. The only sounds to disturb you are those of sheep bells and a serenade of nightingales in springtime. This is an excellent area for walking. The house has 7 double bedrooms (four with double beds), all with fine views and their own bathrooms - (2 bedrooms with bath and independent showers, 4 bedrooms with bath and shower, 1 bedroom with shower only). There is a swimming pool, 5.8x 11.6m, which is about 15m from the side of the house. On the Almuña farm there is hard tennis court. The house is 6km from a dazzling white mountain village. The nearest airports are Gibraltar (1 hour) and Málaga (1½ hours). There are fine beaches on the Atlantic and the Mediterranean; both are within one hour drive. Sotogrande is within 45 minutes with a number of excellent golf courses. £2,500 p.w. plus maid.

Contact details: Tel: +34 952 151148, Mobile: +34 627 528 949, or Arabella Arbuthnott (1998)


Villa Karima - A very private 4 bedroom villa in a wonderful sea and harbour location above the harbour of Puerto Andratx. This south facing and sunny property enjoys very extensive views over the whole harbour and port area and the coastline – stretching as far as Ibiza and the far corner of Mallorca on a clear day. The villa's distribution of the living area is open and spacious whilst still retaining cosy areas. The ground floor rooms and all bedrooms have gorgeous views over sea and harbour. Along the entire front - the south and sea facing area off this living level is a covered terrace, with a BBQ area, overlooking the swimming pool and the harbour below. The villa is less than 5 minutes above the harbour side cafés, restaurants and shops and approximately 25 minutes from Palma.

For further information contact: Emily Peart (Widdows, 1995) via email - or go to To see the villa in all its glory go to to see the promotional video.

A SMOG discount is available on the listed price.

Menorca - Mahon area

Harbour-side property available to rent. Swimming pool. Two en-suite double bedrooms. Brochure and prices available on request.
Contact Sally Macfadyen (Harvey, 1963) on 01753 641650 or

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