Locations don’t get much more idyllic than the pine-scented woods of Lefkada, a pretty island in the Ionian Sea.

Holiday homes don’t get much more impressive than Madreterra, a private villa surrounded by the aforementioned woods.

With luxurious, spacious accommodation and all the extras you’d expect from a high-end holiday let, it’s a first-rate base for exploring your sun-soaked Greek surroundings.

Amenities are plentiful: Madreterra has six bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 people. There’s a daily maid service, and a cook is available on request.

The beach is within walking distance – before returning to lounge around the infinity pool

The beach is within walking distance – before returning to lounge around the infinity pool, chill out on the wrap-around terrace, or gaze out at the sea and mountains beyond.

We’re particularly taken by the idea of sundowners in the hot tub.

You are on holiday, after all… 

Prices start from £10,049 per week.

For more information, see thethinkingtraveller.com