This ironwood, beautiful, five-bedroom home in Bali - set in tropical grounds - is designed in the style of a Balinese temple compound, with separate, smaller pavilions centred around one large, open-sided 'wantilan' or main pavilion. Two of the pavilions, hidden among palm trees and flowering shrubs, serve as exquisite, private bedroom suites; another pavilion houses the villa's spoiling spa.
The lush, manicured gardens are criss-crossed by stone paths leading to pretty fishponds with water features, or to shady nooks where you won't be disturbed. The elegant swimming pool, furnished with chic, contemporary sun loungers and parasols, resembles a traditional reflecting pool and is overlooked by a giant Buddha head.
The interiors of this villa in Bali are 'tropical modern', offering a mix of contemporary and vernacular styles, with authentic decorative accessories that root the home firmly in its surroundings. The dining veranda on the first floor overlooks the gardens, and is furnished with beautiful wooden table and chairs. Throughout the villa there are lots of comfortable seating areas for chilling, socialising or just quietly reading a book.
Bedrooms are cool and romantic - particularly those in the garden pavilions - with canopy beds, luxurious furnishings and superb bathrooms. Some of the bedrooms also benefit from outdoor bathrooms where you can bathe in total privacy under the stars.
There's a gorgeous beach five minutes away from the villa; a world-class golf course, with three spectacular cliff-top holes, is also close by. And while Canggu boasts several excellent places to eat, Seminyak, with it fantastic array of bars and restaurants is only 15 minutes away.
Bali is famous for its white beaches, emerald rice fields, temples, active volcanoes and volcanic lakes. But choose the wrong destination, and you'll find it crowded and chaotic. Canggu is a village on Bali's southern coast, and though it's only 10km from the holiday hotspot of Kuta, and boasts one of the island's best surfing beaches, the area remains pleasingly unspoilt by mainstream tourism.