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About us

Nick Cookson


How it all began

The Villa Collective may be a young company, but it was born out of a lifetime of experience. Growing up, my summers were spent on the Greek island of Corfu, helping with the flourishing villa business established by my parents in 1972. From serving drinks at parties for guests, to managing our family villa, I discovered the importance of the personal touch. That’s why, when I launched The Villa Collective in 2016, I wanted to keep that ‘family business’ feeling. We take the time to get to know the villa owners and to truly understand your requirements, so we can deliver your dream villa holiday.

Our philosophy

At The Villa Collective our philosophy is simple: we believe a villa holiday should be all about enjoyment, independence and privacy. Our aim is to make the process as hassle-free as possible, from your initial enquiry to the flight home, so you can focus on having fun. That’s why we represent only the best villas, using our exceptional knowledge to deliver a personal service, while combining our expertise with the latest technology.

Our selection process

All our luxury villas are hand-picked by us and represent the very best on offer throughout Europe and Morocco. From traditional country houses to contemporary beachfront villas, every one of our properties has been tried and tested, so you can book with complete confidence. While the majority of our villas are sourced directly from owners, we also work with the selected property managers who we can trust to provide the service that our high standards demand.

The search is over

The internet is a crowded and often confusing place. With millions of listings, finding your perfect villa can feel like a daunting task. We believe there’s never been a greater need for good old-fashioned personal service and some helpful human advice. Now you have found The Villa Collective I’m glad to say that your days of scouring the web for villas are over! Give us a call and let us guide you through our exceptional villas to find the one that’s right for you.

We look forward to creating the ultimate villa experience for you, your friends and family.

Our service

Contact a specialist

Whether you’re seeking inspiration or know exactly what you’re looking for, our experienced travel specialists are here to help. Call us, send an email or fill out the enquiry form.

We’ll find your perfect villa

Whatever your dream villa experience looks like – a seafront property, a tennis court or a private chef – we’ll learn your requirements and find the ideal villa for you.

Book with confidence

We’ll provide tailor-made quotes and help you make the best choice for your holiday. Bookings and payments are made directly with us, guaranteeing you a secure and hassle-free process.


"The collection is beautifully varied but ruthlessly vetted."

"Nick Cookson's childhood summers on the Greek island of Corfu echo the simple, carefree life detailed in Gerald Durrell’s books."

"Nick understands what is required of a villa holiday"

"The Villa Collective's website will be enough to brighten the dreariest of January days."

"A slick website"

"From medieval chateaus to modern masterpieces, there's plenty of scope to plan the perfect holiday."