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Like a theatre of style, these small boutique hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs of luxury are the handmade bastions of good taste, design, historical memoir and original panache, may only offer a handful of rooms and suites - but they are the real cool beauts of small.
Considered interiors headline this series of those little places that are edged in bespoke luxury. Meet the players that are way beyond your average bed & breakfast - these are the coolest bed & breakfast farmhouses and suite guesthouses that let you dance to creativity peppered with the finer touches, heirlooms and designer classics.
Nuggets? Jewels? Gems? - oh please. We love Dinky Luxe - your guide to those small design hotels of style.
These two tiny dinky luxe Highland retreats of design have reformulated the masculine-tartan-hunter look into a deliciously smooth edit of boutique style that fuses Scottish heritage with Scandinavian cool.
Pick one or both of these tiny design farmhouses - KINLOCH LODGE SCOTLAND is like being on a coastal safari - ideal for exclusive hire with friends, family or as the company retreat.
A shade more sophisticated is the KILLIEHUNTLY FARMHOUSE SCOTLAND - a small, creative rest bite of dinky luxe style.
A restoration den of raw genius - a weathered Tuscan house that has been allowed to expose her weathered elements and complemented with chic salvaged interiors and design elements. An imaginative small retreat of utter, rustic romance: FOLLONICO TUSCANY.
If you are heading to Santorini you need to be staying overlooking the Caldera - but you need to away from the iphone hungry tourists eager to catch a pic. Traditional architecture married to cool design - book a luxury villa suite at the small AENAON LUXURY VILLAS SANTORINI
1477 REICHHALTER is a tiny Gasthaus of originality – an unassuming beauty whereby imperfection narrates the interior design of raw simplicity framed in a restful palette of chalked whites, copper green and soft greys from the milky to leaded pencil.
You can just instantly tell, that this tiny house of dinky luxe design has creative owners - meet the tiny den of style, mountains cheeses + designer icons - this is the famous guesthouse BRÜCKE 49 VALS.
Small, delicate, exquisite: OTTMANNGUT SUITES & BREAKFAST, MERANO. This creative dinky luxe boutique residence is fully-stocked with vintage family pieces and curatorial heritage, and includes a fabulous orangerie thriving between the greenest of Mediterranean gardens and whitest snow-capped peaks.
MASSERIA CIMINO PUGLIA - a white-washed cutie flavoured by unwaxed lemons, olive trees and candles, run by the family Auntie with love. This is what dinky luxe is all about - a tiny boutique hotel of cool design, fabulous simply local food dishes and Italian demure.
South of Vienna is a place crowned as one of the world's "must places to dine". A fabulously creative foodie haven that adopts an artistic interior with lush cottage gardens - a life of good food and style, this is the award-winning TAUBENKOBEL.
VILLA FLOR ENGADINE is a creative dinky guesthouse of urban styling brushed with Art Nouveau interiors and mid-century design - laced with books and floral notes, this boutique residence is absolute yum.
A former nunnery turned boutique hotspot where heritage meets the cool stylings of urban dna, at LA BANDITA TOWNHOUSE PIENZA, small is beautiful and design is chilled.
A small gorgeously renovated 13th century farmhouse decked with salvaged furnishings, contemporary notes and stripped woods - NIEDERMAIRHOF DESIGN GUESTHOUSE is the inspiration of creative owners who fell in love with nature.