If you thought that chic went hand-in-hand with pricey, think again. We were delighted to see that the Times’ recent round-up of Europe’s chicest holiday villas for 2021 included our popular seafront Villa Carlotta, where you’ll find everything you could possible want for a relaxing week in the sun.

The garden and pool are guaranteed to be a big hit with the kids, but up on the rooftop terrace, an away-from-it-all jacuzzi is the perfect spot to relax back, lulled by the sound of the waves below.

For anyone who likes to kickstart the day with an energising swim, the sea is just steps away, through the garden gate. Follow that with a morning coffee and croissant, enjoyed in splendid isolation on the villa’s small private patio, right on the beach.

Stroll down to the cafes and waterfront trattorie in the coastal village of Finale di Pollina, or hop in the car to the seaside resort of Cefalù where you’ll find boutiques and restaurants, and a charming medieval centre with a magnificent Norman cathedral.

Save 20% at Villa Carlotta this month. One week from €1600 (sleeps 6).