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Welcome to the Newsletter from Merrion Charles Private Travel Consultancy, providing the most recent and exciting information regarding hotels, villas and much more. Merrion provides a bespoke and professional service for holidays in Italy and further afield. Nothing is too much trouble.

As Summer came to an end, Merrion took advantage of the glorious September sunshine and ventured to Southern Tuscany for a few days investigative work. Meanwhile, MoJo held the fort and responded to enquiries for 2009 and even gave a pasta lesson to clients at Casa Glyn!

Cala Del Porto Punta Ala was Merrion's first port of call at Hotel Cala del Porto overlooking the Mare Tirreno and the Island of Elba beyond. A Relais Chateaux property, Cala del Porto is situated above Punta Ala harbour with its fabulous array of smart yachts, and is close to the umbrella-pine clad sandy beaches of the peninsula. With excellent service and a relaxed atmosphere, Hotel Cala del Porto is ideal as part of a tailor-made tour or in conjunction with a villa rental in central Tuscany.

Terme de Saturnia

Highly recommended as a short break and a perfect antidote to stress!

From Cala del Porto Merrion travelled via the enchanting cities of Castiglione di Pescaia and Scansano (famous for its Morellino di Scansano red wine) to Merrion's next port of call - Terme di Saturnia. Famous worldwide for its beneficial thermal waters and treatments, Saturnia is set amidst pristine Tuscan scenery and the Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort is the ultimate destination for complete and utter relaxation. Here, guests can immerse themselves in the 37.5 degree hot-spring water just as the Etruscans and Romans did thousands of years ago and enjoy its therapeutic and healing qualities. Terme di Saturnia is tranquil, luxurious and a haven of relaxation. In addition to the huge natural swimming pool, there are hot and cold Jacuzzis and water cascades and, of course, numerous Spa treatments using the exclusive products made from the natural properties of the spring waters.

  New properties
Mas St Joseph Mas St Joseph near St Remy en Provence. Everyone's dream Provencal house, Mas St Joseph is a stunning restoration of an old Mas and has recently been featured on the front page of Homes and Gardens! The perfect villa for two or three families but book early to avoid disappointment in 2009!
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Le rondine Le Rondine, Lunigiana, Northern Tuscany. A beautifully restored casa grande in the foothills of the Apuan Alps, Le Rondine sleeps up to 10 people with private pool, terraced gardens and spectacular views. Available Christmas and New Year for Private Houseparties! Enjoy the festive season in Italy and have everything done for you in the comfort of Le Rondine.
Bicchieraia La Bicchieraia, Bagnone, Lunigiana, Northern Tuscany. This 18th century Podere on the edge of Bagnone is completely private with mature gardens, original features and a rare find. A fabulous venue for Christmas in Italy with its warm ambience and open fires.
Le prugnole & Casanova Le Prugnole/Casanova, Val d'Orcia, Southern Tuscany. These two recently restored villas in the heart of Val d'Orcia are ideal for those clients planning a large gathering of friends and family in 2009. Excellent location and stylish accommodation.

Ski Safaris Ski Safaris

A recent addition to Merrion’s portfolio in Italy are Ski Safaris in the Italian Dolomites!
Please take a look at Ski Safaris on the website, download a PDF fact sheet, or contact Merrion for more information.

  Villas Worldwide
Villa Alexandra For those clients thinking about the approaching winter months then there are of course two options - skiing or winter sunshine! Please remember that Merrion can provide detailed advice and information on destinations beyond Italy such as Morocco where, for example, Villa Alexandra is the ideal choice for an invigorating winter break. Easy to reach, Morocco is colourful and alluring - Villa Alexandra is a fabulous choice at Christmas with a bunch of friends and is available from November 10th onwards from Euros 8000 per week for 8 people including airport transfers, soft drinks and food.
Villa Laemson

Alternatively, luxurious and captivating Villa Laemson on the Island of Phuket in Thailand is hard to beat. Set above the beach with every comfort one could wish for including full time staff, infinity pool and yacht, Villa Laemson will take your breath away! Please call for more information.

Otherwise, please do contact Merrion for additional information regarding the most sought after skiing destinations.

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