Swap poolside lounging for a week in the woods on Germany’s Baltic coast, staying in one of the twonewhaus holiday homes designed by Berlin architectherberthussmann. House Pine andhouse Sand are both equallymagnificent – B&B Italia sofas, Minotti reading chairs and in-house saunas – and perfect for a relaxing escape. Waking up to the dappled light of a woodland morning will help to soothmany an urban worry. From£190 per night (newhaus.de).
Lamarmote Albergo Diffuso, Italy
This is a cross between a hotel and a small holiday village: check in to one of Lamarmote’s lodgingswhich are spread throughout the prettymountain town of Paluzza. Aswell as traditional chocolate box chalets, there’sda Velio (above right), an eco-shedwhich runs off of solar energy and has amazing views of the Alps. From £34 per night (albergodiffusopaluzza.it).