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The 10 Most Impressive Homes where You Can Hire a Private Chef

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When we say we’ve found the perfect holiday home for you, we mean it. No trip is complete without accommodation that suits your every need, and that’s where Plum Guide comes in. We’ve done the hard work for you by searching far and wide to build our collection of the world’s most remarkable places to stay. So take a look at this guide to the finest homes where you can hire a private chef in our collection, to ensure quality you can trust.

The greatest homes where you can hire a private chef

Take a look at 10 of the very best holiday homes where you can hire a private chef in our collection. Your high standards are guaranteed to be met by the quality and character that these homes have to offer.

Peachy Dream, Ibiza, Spain

The impressive kitchen at Peachy Dream, Plum Guide home in Ibiza, Spain

The impressive kitchen at Peachy Dream, Plum Guide home in Ibiza, Spain

Click to book Peachy Dream now: from £5260 per night Right from the outset, this swoon-worthy villa will wow you with its sleek, avant-garde design. It’s perfectly placed in front of jaw-dropping panoramic views over Cala Tarida, so you’d be forgiven for never wanting to leave. Watch the waves from the vast outdoor terrace or through the floor-to-ceiling glass doors in the home. The twenty-five-metre pool is beyond inviting, with dual spa water fountains and plenty of lounging space, but you’ll find beautiful seating areas all over so you can diversify your relaxation time. In the evenings, sink into an outdoor sofa, cocktail in hand, and marvel at the spectacular sunset with your favourite people – or watch from the jacuzzi while someone else fires up the pizza oven in the outdoor kitchen. Indoors, the uber-cool kitchen has everything you could possibly need, and full-time house staff are on hand to clear up. Each bedroom comes with its own terrace access, speaker system and en-suite bathroom with high-end rain showers. When you feel like exploring, head down to the beach by bike or car, before heading home for a complimentary massage to round off the day. Utter perfection. Sleeps up to 10 | 5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

Antarctic Manor, Somerset, UK

The impressive kitchen at Antarctic Manor, Plum Guide home in Somerset, UK

The impressive kitchen at Antarctic Manor, Plum Guide home in Somerset, UK

Click to book Antarctic Manor now: from £2108 per night Antarctic Manor ticks pretty much all of our boxes. The attention to detail the host has displayed in renovating the home is astounding – it goes without saying that this countryside manor is dripping in Georgian charm, but it’s also got all of the modern luxuries to guarantee a truly comfortable stay. The traditional English garden and opulent interior feel plucked from a novel, and with a private gym, pool, hot tub and games room, there’s certainly no shortage of things to do when staying here. From the grandiose central gallery hallway and its columns to the winding staircase and original stained glass roof light – admire the opulent period features adorning the home. We love the floor-to-ceiling Georgian sash windows and doors that allow floods of natural light to flow through the property whatever the weather. Open the doors upon a summer's afternoon and head out to make the most of the fairytale garden. Perfectly manicured, the expansive lawns are decorated with wildflower beds, ponds and trees that have been around as long as the house itself. Let the kids run wild on the private playground equipped with a treehouse, swings and slides galore. The picturesque setting is more than enough to allow the adults to catch some respite from busy working lives too – gin and tonic anyone? Providing the perfect spot for reunions, celebrations and corporate group trips – this house is as versatile as its stunning country location. Situated just a five-minute walk away from a quality gastropub, Holcombe is a prime base from which to discover the various local attractions that Somerset offers. Babington House (Soho House) is within a ten-minute drive and from your front door, an array of beautiful country walks await your revitalised souls. Sleeps up to 18 | 8 Bedrooms | 7 Bathrooms

Looking Glass, San Diego & Oceanside, USA

The impressive kitchen at Looking Glass, Plum Guide home in San Diego & Oceanside, USA

The impressive kitchen at Looking Glass, Plum Guide home in San Diego & Oceanside, USA

Click to book Looking Glass now: from £637 per night Perched high above La Jolla on the edge of Mount Soledad, Looking Glass is a spectacular modern home with sweeping views of the city and the mountains that surround this home. Built to make the most of the California sun, the large terrace is perfect for sunbathing, cooking up a storm on the barbecue and enjoying lavish meals al fresco. With five bedrooms, this home is ideal for a group of ten, though you can easily accommodate four additional guests on sleeper sofas throughout. Spend your days playing table football, working on the perfect tan, or tinkling the ivories on the baby grand piano. For those who want to see the area, you’re close to excellent golf courses, downtown La Jolla and, of course, the beach. Sleeps up to 10 | 5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

From Riviera to Sea, Catania, Italy

The impressive kitchen at From Riviera to Sea, Plum Guide home in Catania, Italy

The impressive kitchen at From Riviera to Sea, Plum Guide home in Catania, Italy

Click to book From Riviera to Sea now: from £799 per night

This luxury Italian villa in Capo d’Orlando offers truly incredible views of Sicily’s coast. From the large pool and lusciously manicured gardens, you can enjoy this prime seafront spot and take in breathtaking views over Sicily’s northern Riviera and the shimmering waters of the Mediterranean Sea.Inside the home, the living spaces – with their marble flooring and chandeliers complemented by cosy furnishings – are spread over two floors providing ample space to relax in luxurious comfort. Plus, large floor-to-ceiling windows frame that stunning Mediterranean vista, providing a unique and beautiful focal point for this majestic home. We would love nothing more than to begin the day here with breakfast on one of the many balcony terraces, overlooking the amazing panorama, bathed in its morning sunshine.

Then, spend some time sunbathing in the gardens with their colourful flowers and plant, before taking a dip in the swimming pool and unwinding with the hydro-massage. Or, why not enjoy some quiet reading time in the comfort of the swing chair under the shade of the gazebo? Spend days on the sandy beach – which can be reached in just six minutes on foot, or explore the ancient town of Tindari – which is a forty-minute drive away. Here you can visit the archaeological site, and climb the hilltop to discover ruins, Roman tombs, a mosaic pavement and even an old Greek theatre. In the evening, the kitchen opens out to a regal living and dining room with a grand piano, so the musically talented family member can entertain everyone with a tune while the food cooks. From the indoor dining space, the large windows offer an enchanting view of the ocean or on warmer nights we would highly recommend dining alfresco out on the terrace, to watch the mesmerising sunset.

Sleeps up to 10 | 5 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms

Cavallo Ranch, Palm Springs, USA

The stunning kitchen at Cavallo Ranch, Plum Guide home in Palm Springs, USA

The stunning kitchen at Cavallo Ranch, Plum Guide home in Palm Springs, USA

Click to book Cavallo Ranch now: from £500 per night Set against the backdrop of Coachella Valley, this ranch has been designed to entertain large families and groups of friends. Whether you're hosting dinner parties under the night sky or competing at a game of volleyball, this is a place to bring people together and make memories. The designers of this ranch have created something special for all generations to enjoy and have ensured there's space for all the family to spread out and make this house a home. The dedicated staff offer a range of experiences, from horseback riding lessons to sounds baths, wine tastings to cookery lessons with a professional chef. There are too many to list here, so have a word with your host to get the full range. Spend evenings gathered around the grand piano for a singalong or hosting a pool tournament. Guests looking to venture out can explore neighbouring Joshua Tree National Park. Sleeps up to 16 | 8 Bedrooms | 8 Bathrooms

Greens & Blues, Algarve, Portugal

The impressive kitchen at Greens & Blues, Plum Guide home in Algarve, Portugal

The impressive kitchen at Greens & Blues, Plum Guide home in Algarve, Portugal

Click to book Greens & Blues now: from £2797 per night

Your own piece of the picturesque Algrave, this striking palace is encompassed by greenery and drenched in luxury. Neutral tones and a simple layout form the open-plan interior, creating a peaceful vibe away from the energy of the outdoors. Head to the wellness room – featuring a jacuzzi and a sauna – to truly unwind and let any worries melt away. A comfy hammock continues the sleepy mood, perfect for whiling away hours underneath the gentle hum of the sun. After a lazy morning, pick up in the afternoon with a swim in the luscious pool, surrounded by loungers and seating areas.

A golf course rests next-door if you want to practice your putting amongst stunning scenery. Whether you spend your day swinging golf clubs or swinging on the hammock, come together in the evening for carefree conversation. The cushioned seats under the pergola are an idyllic spot to share cocktails and authentic Portuguese food. If you want a touch of privacy, retire to the romance of the balcony to watch the beautiful hues of sunset. The villa is so alluring that you may never wish to leave, however, the local town is brimming with vibrancy. Head to the local cafes and restaurants for a taste of life on The Algarve.

Sleeps up to 12 | 6 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

House of Grain, Cotswolds, UK

The impressive kitchen at House of Grain, Plum Guide home in Cotswolds, UK

The impressive kitchen at House of Grain, Plum Guide home in Cotswolds, UK

Click to book House of Grain now: from £1725 per night There are parts of this expansive Grade-II listed home in the village of Long Hanborough that date back 900 years. There are others, however, that are more recent additions, especially in the two acres of grounds and various outbuildings that surround it. The large outdoor heated swimming pool is one of those, as is the adjacent hot tub and spa complex that includes a sauna and a steam room. The same can be said of the gym and games room, home to tables for ping pong and snooker. Elsewhere in the house, you'll find a record player and board games to try next to the warmth of the log burner, as well as a huge kitchen with an equally large skylight above it bathing the space in natural light. The Cotswolds AONB starts mere metres away, so there's no shortage of walking routes with which to fill warm afternoons. There are historic attractions aplenty nearby too, including Blenheim Palace eleven minutes' drive away. Sleeps up to 16 | 8 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms

La Baroque, Los Angeles, USA

The impressive kitchen at La Baroque, Plum Guide home in Los Angeles, USA

The impressive kitchen at La Baroque, Plum Guide home in Los Angeles, USA

Click to book La Baroque now: from £8792 per night Where to start with a home like this? A classical French chateau set in Beverley Hills, with plenty of space both indoors and out, it's practically dripping in opulence. We'll start with the incredible dual staircase, perfectly suited to making a proper Hollywood entrance to any evening soiree (or perhaps a romantic wedding?). Packed with imposing features like ornate ceilings, tall windows, chandeliers and fireplaces, the home has been modernised to bring it into the 21st century with a colour scheme of whites and dark greys, designer furnishings and contemporary styling. Formal entertaining space comes in the form of grand reception rooms, a dining room and a wet bar that opens to the terrace, while a comfy home cinema and outdoor lounge areas make for casual places to hang out as a family or group of friends. There's a beautiful pool and hot tub, surrounded by lush planting, and we particularly love the first floor's spacious terrace with its verdant views. The master suite is the height of luxury, with a lounge and fireplace, and a gorgeous bathroom with a sauna, steam shower and walk-in wardrobe, while all the bedrooms benefit from private en-suites. Elsewhere in the home, there's a gym and a wine cellar, along with a garage if you're bringing your classic car with you. From here it's just an eight-minute drive to Rodeo Drive, with all sorts of fine dining and world-class shopping options nearby. Sleeps up to 15 | 8 Bedrooms | 9 Bathrooms

Tee Time, Malaga, Spain

The impressive kitchen at Tee Time, Plum Guide home in Malaga, Spain

The impressive kitchen at Tee Time, Plum Guide home in Malaga, Spain

Click to book Tee Time now: from £2690 per night Live like the jet set at this three-floor villa set in the exclusive La Zagleta resort. You’ve got two golf courses, a riding centre, tennis courts and a restaurant practically in your front garden, so you’d never even need to leave, if you wish. However, if you want to keep things more intimate, there’s plenty to enjoy within the confines of your home. Screen movies in the cinema room, or splash around in the pool with the little ones. In the evening, cook up a seafood feast on the barbecue before retiring to your luxurious four-poster bed. Sleeps up to 12 | 6 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

Sugar High, Palm Springs, USA

The impressive kitchen at Sugar High, Plum Guide home in Palm Springs, USA

The impressive kitchen at Sugar High, Plum Guide home in Palm Springs, USA

Click to book Sugar High now: from £537 per night This bright and modern home is surrounded by swaying palm trees and breathtaking mountain landscapes. Sip a cocktail on the terrace, dip in and out of the refreshing pool before heading into the home for a relaxing siesta. Prepare some fresh Mexican delicacies in the state-of-the-art kitchen, then devour your creation at the outdoor dining table as the entire home gets drenched in sunset shades of pink and red. Head to the bubbling hot tub for a soothing soak as the day comes to an end. There's plenty to do in downtown La Quinta if you decide to venture out. Hit up the area's numerous golf courses or let your resident chef take a break and try the many excellent restaurants in the neighbourhood. Gather in the uber-stylish lounge for drinks into the night, or sit outside on a balmy evening for front-row mountain and star views. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

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