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Forss House
Thurso, Scotland

Country house,
bright rooms,
salmon fishing nearby

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Casa Rural Finca Las Encinas
Andalucia, Spain

Stunning grounds,
rustic rooms,
outdoor activities nearby

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Powys, Wales

Large country house,
high standards,
lovely views


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Casa Beleza

Rua Laurinda Santos Lobo, 311, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, 20240-270, Brazil, +55 21 2224 7403
Former mansion, expansive gardens, great location

Casa Cairucu

Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, +55 0117 9467547
The best out-of-town alternative

Casa Cool Beans

Rua Laurinda Santos Lobo, 136, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 20240-270, +55 (21) 2262-0552
Colourful, well-run and laid back

Casa Turquesa

Rua Doutor Pereira, 50 Centro Historico, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, +55 (24) 3371-1037
Vibrant, stylishly B&B in the heart of Paraty

Casas Brancas

Armacao dos Buzios, RJ, Brazil
Expertly run hotel overlooking the beach


Rua Triunfo, 38 - Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, 20240-320, Brazil, +55 21 2252-2549
The best budget option in Santa Teresa

Guesthouse Bianca

Rua Murtinho Nobre No. 35, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20241-050, +55 213 233 1563
Small, calming pousada in the middle of busy Santa Teresa


Travessa Santana 14, Praia dos Ossos, Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil, +55 (22) 2623-2816
Charming budget-restaurant-with-rooms

Mama Ruisa

132 rua santa cristina, Santa Teresa, 20241-250, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, +55 21 22 42 12 81
Clean, contemporary and French influenced

Marta’s Rio Guesthouse

Rua Francisco Sa, 5 Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, +55 21 2521 8568
Penthouse bed-and-breakfast with exceptional views

Modernistas Hospedagem

Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno 39, Santa Teresa, +55 21 3852 8265
Creative and artistic B&B unlike any other

Pousada Picinguaba

Rua G, 130, Vila Picinguaba Ubatuba, Sao Paulo, 11680-000, Brazil, +55 11 2495 1586
Secluded out-of-town hotel with fabulous sea views

Reserva do Ibitipoca

Lima Duarte, Minas Geras, Brazil +55 32 2101 5103
Expansive, luxury private resort

Sagu Mini Resort

Ilha Grande, Village of Abraao, Brazil, +55 24 3362 5660
Pousada packed with island charm
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