Best Autumn And Winter Escapes Across The World
Country Life UK|October 13, 2021
Whether you’d rather take to the slopes or relax by the pool, Holly Kirkwood has the pick of autumn and winter escapes across the world
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Mahé, Seychelles, $14.9 million

Perched upon a dramatic granite cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean on Mahé’s beautiful south-west coast, Villa Kokomo makes an outstanding autumn escape—weatherwise, October is the best time of year to visit. Inside, the villa combines teak, granite and marble with exceptional finishes for a traditional feel. Seven bedroom suites are all connected by wooden walkways and the living areas include a Great Room, a dining room, television snug and a chef’s kitchen. The sun deck frames a 131ft-long infinity pool. Owners have access to the Four Seasons resort facilities, including the rental pool. Sphere Estates (020–3617 1360)

Verbier, Switzerland, CHF10.5 million

On the market for the first time since it was built 17 years ago, this chalet is an exceptional family property in the heart of Verbier. With open-plan living spaces and lots of natural light, this five-bedroom chalet has an authentic Alpine feel with a modern twist. Not only does the property offer easy access to the entire Four Valleys ski area, but it also boasts a (shared) gym, sauna, indoor pool with mountain views and an outdoor Jacuzzi in which owners can relax after a long day in the mountains. Savills (00 41 27 565 8940)

Aspen, US, $16.5 million

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