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Babygoes2 recommends properties which are suitable for babies or toddlers for a variety of reasons (go to first stop). None of these properties however is 100% child-safe. All of the property descriptions are the opinion of BabyGoes2 and not the individual property owner or tour operator. Prices, while as accurate as possible, are for guidance only. Check late deals and members offers for any price reductions or offers.
Ski Famille, France
Location:

Experts in child friendly holidays, Ski Famille has 13 catered chalets spread between the French resorts of Les Gets, Reberty 200- (Les Menuires, 3 Valleys) and La Plagne. Great family service - All chalets have in-chalet childcare provided by a team of qualified and experienced carers. All properties are ski in/ski out or very close to the piste.

Accommodation:

There is a choice of 13 chalets including a selection of two  “Premier Select” and six "Select" properties for those seeking a little more in the way of character or luxury. Properties sleep between 8 and 22 people. You can take over a whole chalet or book one or two rooms for your family. Chalets are intended to be an informal environment where you and your family can relax and enjoy your holiday. Chalets have dedicated playrooms complete with books, toys and childcare equipment. All chalets have a stock of sterilisers, high chairs, cots and other essentials.

Child Care:

Ski Famille cater for children from a few months old to 12 years and provide 6 days of optional “a la carte childcare” Looking after and entertaining children has always been at the heart of a Ski Famille holiday. Their team are all recruited for their genuine enthusiasm for helping children to enjoy their time in the Alps. This high quality childcare means that many clients return year after year. Childcare is provided in the chalet you stay in rather than in a large impersonal crèche and your children will, wherever possible, have the same carers for the duration of their holiday. Whenever the weather allows play is based outdoors, however, there is a range of stimulating indoor activities available.

Price guide:

Catered chalets from around £500 per adult for a week and £300 or a child. Many seasonal offers available however.

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Chalet Eva, Reberty 2000, Three Valleys
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Ski Famille, Chalet Eva, Reberty 2000, Three Valleys

Location:

Situated in the heart of the world renowned Three Valleys just above Les Menuires and two minutes traffic free walk from the piste

Accommodation:

Perfect for child friendly holidays, the chalet combines modern facilities with traditional Savoie design. There is accommodation for  15 – 17 people and includes  a large living room with wood burning stove and a south facing terrace. For the enjoyment of children there is a separate playroom and adults will love the spa room with a hot tub and sauna. There are a mix of double, twin and family rooms. All are ensuite and a number of bathrooms have Jacuzzi baths. Catering includes; breakfast, afternoon tea and a three course evening meal. You will also enjoy pre-dinner drinks with canapes, wireless internet access and warm hospitality from your hosts

Child Care:

The chalet’s playroom is well equipped with toys, games and arts and crafts materials. Ski Famille childcarers will keep your children entertained throughout the day, ensuring that their holiday is every bit as enjoyable as yours. An evening babysitting service is also available.

Additional Information:

1 ¼ hours Gatwick to Geneva, then transfer time of approximately 2 ¼ hours. Holidays include return Gatwick-Geneva flights and transfers or Eurotunnel crossing. Flexible travel options are also available including regional flights & Eurostar. Dedicated parking spaces area available.

Price guide:

Adults from £729 (including flights and transfers). Child reductions apply. Limited free child places available.

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Chalet Le Marjorie
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Ski Famille "Select" Chalet Le Marjorie, Les Gets.

Location:

Situated close to heart of the picturesque French resort of Les Gets. The slopes are an easy five minute walk away.

Accommodation:

Run by Ski Famille, the experts in child friendly holidays, Le Marjorie encompasses the best elements of traditional Savoyard architecture with modern facilities and conveniences. The chalet, which sleeps up to 22, has a large living room with an adjoining library area. There is an open fire and plenty of comfortable seating. The dining area is separate to the living room and is next to the chalet's playroom. The chalet also has a steam room. There are four family suites and two separate bedrooms, all of which are en-suite. Family suites consist of a double room and a twin room with a shared en-suite bathroom (shower or bath). Catering includes; breakfast, afternoon tea pre-dinner drinks and a four course evening meal with a choice of wines.

Child Care:

The chalet’s playroom is well equipped with toys, games and arts and crafts materials. Ski Famille childcarers will keep your children entertained throughout the day, ensuring that their holiday is every bit as enjoyable as yours. An evening babysitting service is also available.

Additional Information:

1 ¼ hours Gatwick to Geneva, then transfer time of approximately 1 ¼ hours. Holidays include return Gatwick-Geneva flights and transfers or Eurotunnel crossing. Flexible travel options are also available including regional flights & Eurostar. Chalet le Marjorie has ample off-road parking

Price guide:

Adults from £559 (including flights and transfers). Child reductions apply. Limited free child places available.

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Snow Focus - Chalet Sonnaille, Chatel, France
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Chalet Sonnaille, Chatel

 

Location:

Specialising in family skiing for over 20 years, Snowfocus have perfected the hassle free family holiday. Situated overlooking Lac du Vonnes, the chalet was built with families in mind and has a large flat garden, hot tub, adult lounge and separate children's playroom. A full in-house nanny service and privately run ski school ensure a fun, safe holiday for yourselves and your children

Located at the heart of the massive Portes de Soleil ski region, Chatel offers links to over 650km of piste including easy access to resorts such as Avoriaz, Les Gets and Morzine. 

Chatel has seen huge investment and development over the last 10 years yet still retains its feel of an alpine village, with 10 working farms in the village and a real community life. The village centre bustles during the winter season. There are numerous bars and cafes, 2 cinemas, a bowling alley, ice skating rink and fabulous new swimming pool complex all within walking distance. 

Accommodation:

5 large family bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, some bi-level rooms available giving a little more privacy.

The beautiful double aspect lounge has the most stunning views across the Lac de Vonnes towards the Mont de Grange and down the Abondance Valley. A large open fireplace is the focal point of the room and with large couches and comfy chairs there is ample seating. An honesty bar provides you with a large range of spirits and soft drinks as well as a selection of English Real Ales.

Dining includes a cooked breakfast, afternoon tea and a four course evening meal with wine/beer. There is a well stocked cellar for any extras required.

 

Facilities:

 Everything you need for relaxed child friendly holidays. A full in-house nanny service is operated from the large well equipped children's playroom and they run their own private ski school.

There is a large garden where the children can play in the snow as well as  a hot tub with amazing views.

For adults an expert ski guiding service is provided as well as superb cuisine

 

For children:

Non-skiing children (generally under 4) can still have a great time in the snow. Lovely in-house nannies arrange a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with an aim to spending at least2 hours outside a day (weather permitting.) 

Sledging, building snowmen, treasure hunts, painting, sticking, singing, dancing, storytime, merry-go-round...the list goes on! 

For children who are skiing a separate ski nanny will take them to and from the slopes and help within their lessons to help them have an unbeatable time in the snow. 
Special mum and me programme for skiers aged 2 upwards.

Childrens dinner is served early and then nannies will take them to the playroom for extra activities.

 Cots, high chairs,  car seats for transfer from airport, potties,  children’s toilet seats, nappies and formula milk provided.

Additional Information:

Independent Travel.  Courtesy collection from Geneva airport.

Price guide:

The chalet can be rented by room or as a whole for larger groups. Adult prices start at £920, with children starting at £610 (sharing) and include accommodation with ¾ board (breakfast, afternoon tea, 4 course evening meal with wine), 5 days a week ski guiding, in resort transport.

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Premiere Neige, Sainte Foy, French Alps
Big enough for:

2-10

Location:

Offering comfortable, quality, new catered chalets and self catered chalets and apartments in the exclusive and breathtaking resort of Sainte Foy, in the French Alps. A stimulating, safe and fun crèche service from babies’ age 6 months to 6 years.

Accommodation:

Wide variety of high spec accommodation - ranging from self-catered chalets and apartments, to luxury catered chalets, plus a completely fab luxury chalet-hotel The Peak.

For children:

A host of services dedicated to providing realxed child friendly holidays. Crèche: The “Cub Club” crèche is located in the heart of Sainte Foy resort. It is purpose built, fully licensed and is one of the best equipped ski crèches in the French Alps. The Cub Club is stocked with a wide range of toys and games and has a central play area, separate sleeping room which is fully monitored, a separate dining area, under-floor heating throughout, children’s toilet and nappy changing facilities. Crèche places are limited so children receive personal attention by the team of qualified nannies who provide a fun, caring environment. Ski Holiday Private Nannies & Babysitting Premiere Neige believe that quality childcare & flexibility are fundamental to an enjoyable family ski holiday which is why they not only offer the Cub Club Crèche but also the choice of having your our Private Nanny whilst on holiday. Nannies can be with your children all day from 9am to 5pm, 6 days a week. The nanny will prepare fun filled indoor and outdoor activities for your children as well as a nutritious, yummy lunch. The nanny will be able to drop off and pick up children from ski lessons, bring them to visit you for lunch or entertain them all day long while you enjoy your skiing! Evening babysitting service whilst you are on holiday... In order to help you fully relax and enjoy you holiday, Premiere Neige provide evening babysitters so parents can enjoy the local bars and restaurants. All trained staff are contactable by phone throughout the evening.

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The Peak Chalet Hotel, Sainte Foy, France
Big enough for:

1-15

Location:

Beautiful, unspoilt characterful Sainte Foy, France - great for skiing at all levels throughout the whole season and perfect for child friendly holidays.

Accommodation:

This newly built property is a fantastic addition to the hugely popular Premiere Neige program. Focusing on comfort and luxury, the hotel provides accommodation for up to 15 guests across 8 spacious, ensuite family rooms, these rooms can be booked individually, on a shared ‘room by room’ basis, or The Peak can be booked as a whole, for exclusive use. Amazing views from balconies on all levels Offering half board or B&B, this is a fantastic option for families looking for luxury, facilities and flexibility. Ski in /out location close to lifts with private access path to the nursery slopes.

Facilities:

Games rooms, spa treatment facility, boot room, hot tub, sauna, steam room, enormous open plan living area with wi-fi.

For children:

Creche on resort provided by Premier Neige team in the Cub Club, Open 7 days: Monday to Sunday; 08.30 to 17:00. Ski school pick up. Stair Gates, High Chairs, Cots and toys available Free of charge in your Chalet. You can also pre-order baby essentials for your chalet Babysitting also available in the evenings.

Sleeps:
15
Price guide:

From £630 - £1155 per person per week ( based on full occupancy) excluding peak dates

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Collineige, Chamonix, France
Big enough for:

2-14

Location:

Chamonix is ideal for families - a quick transfer from Geneva, and a wide range of skiing including an easy to reach nursery slope for beginners. Plenty to do and explore as well for non skiers. Collineige are the leading Chamonix specialists, with excellent personal service and a wide range of accommodation options. Chlaets are available in the summer too - an excellent family holiday option.

Accommodation:

Variety of chalets (sleeping from 2 – 14 people) which can be rented for a month, a week or a weekend either fully catered or self-catered. Whole chalets or individual rooms can be booked. Traditional, very comfortable accommodation. Telephones, access to fax and internet, bathrobes, stereos, minibus, breakfast, tea and four-course meal with wine. Flexible dining for children. Terrace, open fire, video TV, games and books. Ten minutes to nearest lift, 5 minutes to centre of town with drop off and collection service. High chairs and cots provided.

For children:

Cots and highchairs easily provided. Children's skiing lessons and private instructors available. Group lessons for 3 – 12 year olds cost EUR 98 for six 2 hour lessons, EUR 185 for six 5 hour lessons. A number of qualified and experienced carers available to look after children either in your chalet or in their own homes. Cost in the region of £8-£9 per hour. A local French crèche also available, age range 6months - 3 years.

Price guide:

From £715 per person per week in catered chalet, including flights and transfers. Child discounts. Self catering chalets start from £370 for two people and vary, according to the week and size of the property. The running costs, such as linen, cleaning, telephone, electricity and heating fuel are payable locally.

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Mark Warner Ski resorts
Location:

A variety of well located chalet hotels with good facilities, excellent ski instruction and childcare. Options in France, Austria and Italy.

Accommodation:

The standard and size of the chalet hotels vary quite considerably. In Meribel for example, rooms are all en suite with their own balcony, telephone, TV and fridge. In Val D'Isere only 50% of the rooms have their own wc. The standard is uniformly good however. Common facilities vary of course too - from small lounge/bars to quite grand restaurants and lounges with saunas and jacuzzis. Depends how much you want to spend, how much room you prefer and how many other facilities you're interested in.

For children:

Most of the chalet hotels recommended for families have the crèche right on site. Fully qualified and trained staff. Available every day except Sunday from 9.00 to 5.30. Baby Club: 4 -11 months. Ratio: 1 nanny to 2 babies Cost: £285 per child per week plus the relevant holiday cost Toddler Club: 1 year – 2 years inclusive Plenty of fun now activities - building snowmen, tobogganing and (the delicious sounding) chocolate trips. £285 per child for 6 days, plus the relevant holiday cost. Mini Club: –3 - 5 years inclusive Full day or half-day ski school for 4 to 5 year olds can be arranged, with drop-off and collection by the childcare staff. Kidz Club The Kidz Club runs during the week from 9am to 6.30pm* and until 1pm on Saturdays, this club is for 6-12 year old skiers and non-skiers. Skiers are taken to and collected from ski school by our childcare team in the mornings and afternoons, and join the other children in the Chalethotel for lunch. Non-skiers spend the day enjoying a range of indoor and outdoor activities Childcare x 5 1/2 days 9.00am - 6.30pm* daily & 9.00am - 1.00pm on Saturdays Supervised lunch and high tea Cost is £150 per child per week plus the relevant holiday cost. Travel cots, bottle sterilisers, nappy changing facilities and potties are provided. Nappies, processed baby foods and powdered milk can all be purchased locally. 24 hour kitchen facilities are available in all chalethotels which offer crèche facilities. Room listening service and babysitting

Price guide:

Example: Chalethotel Schweizerhof, St Anton: One of best quality chalethotels, sauna and steam room, good sized lounge and dining rooms, lovely crèche, TV, ensuite. Second week of Jan: around £769 per adult, child prices vary depending on room type.

Other top quality, family friendly recommendation: Tarentaise, Meribel: Great position, 5 mins walk from centre Mottaret, ski to door. Jacuzzi, large sun terrace, spacious rooms, very stylish dining/lounge areas. Second week of Jan around £731 per adult per week, child prices vary depending on room type.

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Chalet/Hotel Au Coin du Feu, Les Prodains, Morzine France
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Chalet/hotel Au Coin du Feu, Les Prodains, Morzine France 

Location:

Morzine, a traditional market town is situated on the French Swiss borders an hour from Geneva airport. Their chalet is three kilometers out of Morzine at the bottom of the cable car that takes you up to Avoriaz, so in the winter you can ski to the door, in the summer they are surrounded by fields full of wild flowers, woods and streams. They have been running Chilly Powder for 12 years, so can offer expert help when planning your baby friendly holidays.

Accommodation:

Francesca and Paul welcome you to their family home that was designed and built by themselves 6 years ago. ‘Au Coin du Feu’- ‘By the fireside’ was named with a 4 sided fireplace in mind, which is the central feature of this wonderful chalet. There are 17 ensuite bedrooms and all bedrooms are themed and include: The honeymoon room with a four poster bed and Jacuzzi bath, the Marine room, the Winter room with a mezzanine upstairs, the Music room, with an adjoining twin room for the children ……Four of our rooms are on split levels to accommodate the children but also to give you a bit of privacy. All bedrooms are ensuite and are supplied with Molton Brown products. 

Facilities:

Sauna and massage room, Outdoor hot tub, Jacuzzi, Crèche for the little ones and a games room with a pool table and play station for the older children, Private bar with a satellite and wide screen television, Delicious food and excellent wines 6 evenings a week. Library with Wi fi and Pool table, Large garden surrounded by streams woods and fields

Child Care:

A crèche, run by qualified nannies, in the winter on a 6 day basis and in the summer on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The excellent childcare available means that you can indulge in your chosen pursuit knowing that your children are having a ball too - the ideal scenario for child friendly holidays. The nannies take the children out on treasure hunts, to the parks, coloring, and painting, making cakes, generally  lots of fun.

For children:

Francesca and Paul have three young children so know what mums and dads need to make their lives easier! There are plenty of toys for all ages and a kitchenette for parents with bottle warmers, sterilizes, a washing machine and tumble dryer, a microwave and basic cooking facilities. There are 2 play areas, a soft play for the babies and toddlers and then a separate playroom for the bigger children.

Price guide:

465-545 Euros half board. 25% discount for the children sharing a twin room. Substantial discounts for the whole family if sharing a family room. Under 2’s 75 € in a cot

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Chilled Mountain Chalets, Alpe D’Huez/Oz en Oisans, France
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Chilled Mountain Chalets, Alpe D’Huez/Oz en Oisans, www.chilledmountain.com France +44(0)208 1238669

Location:

These luxury ski chalets in Alpe D’Huez/Oz en Oisans are the perfect base for a relaxed ski holiday in a small friendly resort with a great high altitude skiing. The chalets have the best position in the resort only 50m from the lift. Alpe D’Huez is one of the largest ski areas in France with guaranteed high altitude skiing. Oz en Oisans offers the best access to the skiing of both Alpe D’Huez and Vaujany in a charming, friendly pedestrianised resort.

Accommodation:

The chalets are supremely well located, only 50m from the lifts, 100m from the crèche, bars and restaurants. The chalets are 5/6 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms. The living and dining rooms are spacious and well furnished with flat screen TVs and log fires. There is a separate play area for the children with its own DVD/TV and plenty of toys. The beds are super luxury 6 foot doubles which can be split to form twins. We have everything you need for the kids from cots, high chairs and kids crockery to sledges and push chairs. The staff are friendly and attentive hosts provide an impeccable service. They will take care of every aspect of your ski holiday so you don't have to worry about a thing. Professional chefs and experienced cooks will surprise and delight you with their culinary masterpieces. As well as the 3 course evening meal there is also a cooked breakfast and fresh cakes each day. You can choose either a children’s high tea or family dining at your choice. Great emphasis is placed on the wine choice.

Facilities:

The resort is perfect for child friendly holidays, big enough to have all the of slope entertainment required, from swimming pools to cinemas but small enough to be safe to let the kids play without concern. This is complemented by the local nursery slopes complete with “magic carpet” for the kids to learn to ski. The chalets are fitted with every conceivable piece of equipment to make your stay easy. High chairs, cots, buggies, children’s crockery etc. are available as are a collection of DVDs, games, books, art equipment and toys. The separate children’s area means the adults are free to enjoy the flat screen TV or just watch the log fire!

Child Care:

Childcare is available in the crèche 50m from the chalet. The crèche is spacious and well equipped and has some English speaking staff. The crèche can be combined with the on site snow garden where the kids can start to learn the feeling of being on skis.

For children:

The chalet is fitted out with a good range of toys, books and art equipment for kids and we can arrange for a nanny for the week in the chalet

Price guide:

From £250 - £600 per person for a 7 night stay fully catered including wine.

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Evian Royal Palace, Evian
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Evian Royal Palace, Evian

Location:

Breathtaking location overlooking Lake Geneva.

Accommodation:

Elegant, luxurious rooms and suites, many interconnecting, will accommodate families in comfort whilst 11 restaurants offer a wide choice of dining from simple poolside barbecues to gourmet cuisine. The Evian Royal Kid’s Resort features a swimming pool, dance studio and stage, so children will be fully occupied with age appropriate activities or excursions. This combination of spaciosu accommodation and extensive facilities, makes the resort an ideal choice for child friendly holidays.

Facilities:

Adults can enjoy a range of activities including golf, tennis, archery and climbing or simply relax in the superb spa. The technical 18-hole, par-72 golf course located in the park with panoramic views of the lake is a breathtakingly beautiful course, enjoying views of Lake Geneva from some holes. There are a variety of training programmes offering personalised instruction for all levels, including those dedicated to children during the summer holidays.

For children:

KID'S CLUB 3 months-11yrs (free of charge). Open daily from 08.30-18.00hrs Children free to select activities including: Treasure hunt – Cake and Pastry Workshop – Mini-Olympics – Circus Acts – Giant Draughts Board – Swimming Pool - Disguises – Shows – Making puppets and wooden toys – Making mobiles –Clay models TEEN'S CLUB 12-18yrs (free of charge). Painting - Sculpture – Glass engraving - Climbing wall – Pony – Ski – Tennis – Football – Archery – Sledging – Dance – Adventure maze – Grass hockey – Rollerblades – Swimming pool – Tracking animals KID'S POOL: Yes PLAYGROUND: Yes BABYSITTING From €9.50 per hour (up to 2 children) BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST Highchairs, sterilisers, baby baths and changing mats

Pool:

Yes

Price guide:

Guide price from £4257 low season to £7121 high season. Based on 7 nights, 2 adults and 2 children sharing two connecting residence rooms including breakfast, transfers and return flights from London.

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Le Fleuray Hotel
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Le Fleuray Hotel and Restaurant, 37530 Cangey, Amboise, France. Tel. (0)2 47 56 09 25 Fax. (0)2 47 56 93 97 Email contact@lefleurayhotel.com Website www.lefleurayhotel.com

Location:

Le Fleuray Hotel and Restaurant is a great choice for child friendly holidays and is located in the heart of the Loire Valley, close to the most popular castles, vineyards, gardens and many other attractions suitable for families (including Aquarium, Zoo, boat rides, mini Chateaux, biking and other sports, local markets and more...), midway between the famous historic cities of Blois and Tours (25 minutes from both) and a short 12km drive from Amboise with its chateau and home of Leonardo da Vinci.

Accommodation:

The Newington family welcomes you to their charming country manor hotel, built in 1860 situated in large gardens and peaceful Loire Valley countryside featured in over 25 best Hotel, Restaurant Guide Books and numerous internet sites. All bedrooms have private bathrooms, queen size or twin beds and flat screen televisions. Many rooms are ideal for families (largest rooms can accommodate up to 5 persons) with space for extra beds and cots which we provide. Most have private terraces opening onto safe gardens overlooking childproof swimming pool (heated in season). Connecting rooms and suites available (total number of rooms = 23).

Facilities:

Our chef proposes inventive seasonally changing menus that have made the delightful family friendly restaurant and garden terrace, one of the most popular in the area. Also well selected local wines, vegetarian menus and a wide variety for children. Tasty childrens menus, high chairs, colouring crayons and games. Dinner can be served to younger guests early while hardworking parents enjoy a well earned aperitif, before their own dinner with local wines. Free internet access and games available. An oasis of tranquility in todays hectic world, relax with a personnal massage or body treatment at Le Fleuray! Available now! From only 39 Euros. Contact us for more information. Jacuzzi - hot tub, tennis court, children's play area and free bikes!

Price guide:

Rooms for a family of 3 from 88 Euros per night upwards (summer season).

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La Roultiere, Breil, Maine et Loire
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La Roultiere self catering gites, Breil, Maine et Loire

www.loiregiteholiday.co.uk

Email: phil.edgerley@wanadoo.fr

Tel: 0033 (0)2 41 82 35 61

Location:

Ideally placed between Anjou and Touraine, in the golden triangle between Le Mans, Tour s and Angers, 25kms from the delightful serene town of Saumur on the banks of the Loire. Many famous Loire chateaux and vineyards are within easy reach, and many tourist attractions ideal for children nearby (zoos , cave dwellings, boat trips, fun parks, historic steam railway).

Ideal for a cycling holiday with way-marked trails through forests, apple orchards and sleepy villages. Visit our colourful French markets close by experience the local festivals which occur throughout the summer.

Accommodation:

The Edgerley family will provide you with a warm welcome to their gites and by living at La Roultiere they are able to provide you with helpful guidance for your stay. Their six comfortably appointed and spacious gites have between 2 and 4 bedrooms, sleeping between 3 and 8, and all have lovely kitchens to enable you to prepare meals to eat on our shady terraces or inside if needs be.  

Each gite has its own private facilities, whilst the grounds and gardens are shared with the owners and their guests. La Roultiere will enable you to feel like you truly have got ”away from it all”, with its rustic charm, tranquillity and space.

Facilities:

La Roultiere has everything you need for relaxing child friendly holidays. It has its own heated pool which is safely enclosed. In addition our toddler splash pool means the younger children and splash, play and refresh at a safe depth! The gardens have sandpits, play equipment, swings, slide, basket ball nets,  table tennis,  a trampoline and some childrens trikes and tractors

Our fields are ideal for ball games, kite flying and general charging about!

The boules pitch often becomes an evening meeting place for parents once the younger ones are asleep! Quality bike hire is available at La Roultiere with bikes of all sizes, toddler bike seats, or trailer to enable you to enjoy this wonderful cycling countryside with your children.

For children:

Cots, highchairs, stairgates, potty and baby baths are all available on request and free of charge.

In the field in front of the swimming pool are swings, toddler play equipment and a large sandpit (bring your buckets and spades).

 

Price guide:

Prices vary depending on accommodation and dates, and are between £280 to £1250 per week 

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La Maison Cluque
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La Maison Cluque

Location:

17th Century stone farmhouse, perfect for child friendly holidays and for families sharing as there are two bedroom suites each with bathroom on each floor. Located near Orthez, just east of Biarritz in an area full of interesting places to visit or just to amble around the weekend markets, or relax by the river.

Accommodation:

The simple, un-fussy warm interiors of this villa make it ideal for a relaxing family holiday. Accomodation consists of: Ground floor: Sitting room (DVD, CD, video, selection of films). Kitchen/breakfast room (feature fireplace, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine). Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room. Heating available in the bedrooms. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom. Heating available in the bedrooms. Outside: Large garden with lawns and shrub borders. Patios. Barbecue.Table tennis. Private parking.

Pool:

Private fenced swimming pool (10.5m x 5m) with Roman steps.

Price guide:

between £695- £1795 per week depending on season.

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Villa Bleuets, nr Biarritz
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Villa Bleuets, nr Biarritz

Location:

Les Bleuets has a fabulous location, perfect for child friendly holidays, set in a pine forest just 1500 metres from a beautiful sandy beach, just 3km from Biarritz in southwest France and only 1km form the nearest shops. Biarritz is a very smart town with fine shops and a casino. The aquarium and sea museum are well worth a visit, or take a ride on the little train into the Basque mountains. To the north are the incredible sand dunes of the Landes coastline, including the biggest sand dune in Europe ' Dune de Pyla' - truly remarkable. To the south Bayonne and St Jean de Luz are within easy reach.

Accommodation:

Les Bleuets sleeps 8 and is a delightful, brightly coloured villa set in lush, secluded gardens. Rooms arespacious,comfortable and attractively decorated. It has the further attraction of being divided into a main house and fully self-contained garden pavilion, providing independence and privacy for family or friends sharing. MAIN HOUSE Ground floor: Living/dining room, (TV,DVD,CD), fireplace, French doors to front and rear gardens. Bathroom, WC. Kitchen, door to garden. Master double bedroom (1.60m), (TV), door to garden, ensuite bathroom, WC. First floor: Landing with study area (Wi-Fi). Double bedroom (1.40m), French door to balcony overlooking garden, ensuite shower room, WC (this room joins the main house to the annex). GARDEN ANNEX (Accessed separately or through main house) Ground floor: Living/dining room (TV), door to garden and bamboo pergola. Kitchen, Two double bedrooms (1.40m). Shower room, WC. Grounds: Lush, flat gardens set amid pine forest with good lawn area. Pool shower, barbeque.

Facilities:

The long sandy beaches and warm climate are perfect for families and the exhilarating surf makes windsurfing and body boarding very popular here as well as the more extreme watersports sports such as kite-surfing and delta-planing. There’s also horse-riding, biking, tennis. Maid service 4 hrs a week.

For children:

Cot and highchair available.

Pool:

7mx5m kidney shaped private pool

Price guide:

From £4,925 - £7,425 depending on season per week, villa only.

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Pech Marty
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Pech Marty

Big enough for:

6

Location:

Located east of Bordeaux and only 7 km from the town of Monflanquin with all the amenities that you will need, bakeries and supermarkets and a range of restaurants and bars. Vineyards all around. The villa has been recently refurbished and is ideal for child friendly holidays, offering comfortable modern accommodation. The gated pool is a bonus and the villa also has large shaded lawned areas perfect for children to have freedom to roam.

Accommodation:

Pretty country style interiors with open plan dining/kitchen area, and cosy lounge. The ground floor hosts the main living areas as well as a cloakroom and utility room. A double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and separate shower. The first floor has a double and a twin room, both with sloping ceilings and a shared shower room.

Facilities:

TV,DVD, CD, iPod dock, selection of CDs and DVDs

Pool:

Private enclosed swimming pool (10m x 5m) with Roman steps.

Price guide:

between £695- £1595 per week depending on season.

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Domaine de Peyloubère
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Domaine de Peyloubère Le Gers, South West France

Tel:(0)5 62 05 74 97

Email:martin@peyloubere.com

Website: www.peyloubere.com

The Domaine de Peyloubère is a 35-acre estate dating from the 17th century. The Manoir is classified as a 'Monument Historique' by virtue of the fact that an Italian artist, Mario Cavaglieri, made it his home for over 40 years until his death in 1969. Legacies of his ownership are the frescoed ceilings in many of the rooms of the Manoir, the graceful Italian garden and the relaxed bohemian atmosphere of the estate.

Location:

Peyloubère is situated 6km south of Auch, the beautiful and vibrant capital of Gascony. A 5-minute walk from the village of Pavie, a 10-minute drive from the centre of Auch and an hour from Toulouse, it is ideally located for a relaxed, stay-at-home holiday – enjoying the heated pool, exploring the estate, fishing in the lake and luxuriating in the spa and sauna – or for touring the towns, châteaux and countryside of the region.

With Albi, Pau, Carcassonne, Lourdes, Biarritz and the Pyrénées all within a two-hour drive and with villages, markets, music festivals and restaurants on your doorstep, Peyloubère offers a perfect holiday for adults and children alike.

Accommodation:

Peyloubère offers five self-catering cottages for 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 people, all recently refurbished and re-equipped to a high standard of comfort and convenience and with families in mind. Each cottage is self-contained and has its own private garden with furniture, barbeque and sunshade. Two of the gardens are securely fenced, as is the pool.

Cots, high chairs, baby-bath, toys and games are available at no charge.

There are also two chambres d'hôte (B&B) suites in the Manoir where visiting family and friends can be pampered during your stay.

Facilities:

Peyloubère has everything you need to stress-free child friendly holidays. There is a heated swimming pool enclosed by a fence and two self-closing gates table tennis, badminton, football lawn, a selection of both outdoor and indoor games and a large library of children’s books and videos health Spa with 5-person spa and sauna fishing lake, woodland and gardens to explore and enjoy wireless internet freely available in and around the cottages The owners have a Burmese cat and a Labrador, Meggie, who will happily retrieve balls and sticks for as long as they are thrown and become part of the ‘gang’ of children who explore and set up camps and dens around the estate. Younger children never seem to tire of feeding the ducks on the lake or collecting the daily offering of eggs from the chickens 5-minute walk - children’s playground with slides and swings. Within 40-minute drive - several leisure lakes, river trips, Zoo, Aquarium, Aqualand and Walibi theme park, horse-riding, tree-top acrobatic park, the very interactive bell museum, medieval village with siege machines, carnivorous garden and insect zoo - and much much more.

Price guide:

From 500 euros for four people in the low season up to 1950 euros for eight people in the high season – LARGE REDUCTIONS FOR BOOKINGS OF TWO WEEKS OR MORE DURING JULY AND AUGUST.

Chambres d'hôte 85 to 120euros per night for two people including breakfast.

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La Vielle Ferme, Dordogne
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La Vielle Ferme, Dordogne
Big enough for:
6
Location:
La Vieille Ferme is a charming French villa for families set in 20 acres of vineyards with far reaching views. Deep in wine country (bliss!) and only an hour from Bordeaux, the local village of Saussignac just 1 mile away, has a restaurant, local bakery and post office, with a wider selection of amenities close by in the market town of Ste Foy la Grande. This spacious villa benefits from a gated pool (heated), good lawned areas for children to play in and is tastefuly furnished and well maintained.
Accommodation:
The villa has spacious living areas with beautiful exposed beams and stone walls, in the living room there is a wood burner and French doors to the terrace, TV,Video, CD. Two double bedrooms ( one can be a twin, both en suite. The villa also has a private suite within the main building with its own en suite bedroom, dressing room, living room with TV etc, doors to terrace. Perfect for grandparents or older teenagers.
Pool:
75m2 'L' shaped gated and heated infinity pool
Price guide:
from £1420 to £2895 per week for the villa.
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Le Chemin, Hameau de Montengrand.
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Le Chemin, Hameau de Montengrand, South of France.

 

Location:

Le Chemin is a fantastic choice for anyone looking for child friendly holidays. It's a terrace of beautifully restored and superbly equipped stone cottages, each with its own private garden or terrace, located in the tiny rural hamlet of Montengrand. Only five minutes from the picturesque, mediaeval market town of Mirepoix, with it’s bustling weekly markets and numerous child friendly pavement cafés and restaurants. Set in 30 acres of pasture, wildflower meadows and woodland the domain boasts an exquisite heated swimming pool with views to savour, space to roam, a large organic vegetable patch for guests to plunder, a boat to float on nearby Lac Montbel, as well as resident ponies, tame sheep and other animals to enjoy.

Whilst Montengrand is the perfect place to wind down and enjoy the slower pace of life in this gloriously unspoilt region, there are also a huge number of activities on offer locally. From walking, cycling and tennis, sailing, canoeing, tree top adventures and go-karting, horse riding and river and lake swimming, as well as Cathar strongholds, the extraordinary La Cité at Carcassonne (40 mins)and the mysteries of Rennes le Chateau to explore.

Just 1hour south- east of Toulouse, Montengrand is perfectly located for exploring the riches of the Languedoc and the Midi-Pyrenees. 15 minutes from Lac Montbel and approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from the nearest Mediterranean beaches at Narbonne.

Accommodation:

The cottages have been lovingly restored, using traditional materials, to provide comfortable and stylish holiday retreats. Every property layout is unique, but each offers an open plan living space, which opens onto a private, fenced and gated, south facing garden or terrace equipped with garden furniture, a gas barbeque and some much-needed shade. The custom built kitchen areas all feature gas hobs, electric ovens, microwaves, fridge freezers, dishwashers and washing machines.

All of the cottages have a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, whilst additional beds for children are available in some of the properties via a large mezzanine space, bunk-beds or pull out beds.

Facilities:

The mild climate makes this a perfect destination from May through to late October and attention to detail means that visitors will find pretty much everything that a parent travelling with children would like to find, including a fenced pool area with the added security of a rigid, key operated cover to close the surface when not in use. The heated pool also features a large summer kitchen with dishwasher and fridge/freezer and gas barbeque. Parents needs feature high on the agenda with a roster of local English speaking baby sitters, Egyptian cotton bed linen, bath robes, bath towels, plus towels for poolside use, a pre-arrival grocery shopping service, daily bread and croissant delivery service, a mid-week cleaning service and some fantastic local restaurants and vineyards to enjoy!

For children:

From toys, cots, highchairs, nightlights, stair-gates, potties, booster seats and hand blenders for the very young visitor to snooker, table-tennis, badminton, acres of trees to climb, plus a traditional 18 foot tipi for older children.

Quality bicycles to suit all ages can be hired locally, including baby seats, trailers and tag-along bikes for our younger guests. A cycle track runs right past the domain so it is possible to ride to Mirepoix “off road”

Price guide:

From £550 per cottage, per week in early May and throughout October2008, rising to £995 per cottage, per week during the UK school summer holidays from mid July to end of August.

Price is for accommodation only from Saturday to Saturday and includes use of all the shared facilities of the domain, bed linen, towels and mid-week cleaning service.

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Château les Carrasses : Parc Bellevue, Atelier 1 and 2, Château Suite
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Château les Carrasses : Parc Bellevue, Atelier 1 and 2, Château Suite

Big enough for:

2-4

Location:

The Château is just five minutes from the villages of Quarante and Capestang. Distinct in character, these traditional wine-making villages offer all the services and conveniences you could want for relaxed child friendly holidays, including a dozen or so restaurants, cafés and bars - from upmarket canal-side restaurants to friendly village cafés, popular twice-weekly markets, countless wine domains, supermarkets, doctors, and a very active community life.

The immediate locality offers a huge range of recreational options. The golden beaches at Serignan with its feet-in-the sand restaurants are a 25-minute drive through vineyards and villages. Coarse, fly and sea fishing abound. Countless vineyards and markets offer the very best local produce. And on days when you feel like something a little more urban, you are around 20 minutes from the compact cities of Narbonne and Béziers, while Montpellier, France's 'most exciting city', is less than an hour away.

Accommodation:

Le Parc Bellevue : Created by merging the two 'front' bedrooms of the Château, Le Parc Bellevue is a lovely character apartment with one en-suite bedroom, a second bedroom with bathroom and a kitchen and living area with spectacular views over a terrace, pool and the surrounding countryside.

Atelier 1 and 2 : Crafted from what was once the grape picker's lodgings, these 2 loft-style apartments are spacious and airy and provide generous accommodation for four people. Outside, each has a garden or terrace, dining area and sun loungers. The two Ateliers look on to the main Chateau and outbuildings. 

Château suite : This suite is the original bedroom of the Château with retained character features, converted into open-plan suite with defined sleeping and relaxing areas and en-suite bathroom.

Each property is individually interior designed, though all share a chic French take on tradition-meets-modernity. Beds are large and comfortable and bathrooms have large tubs and/or showers, comfortable bathrobes and Fragonard toiletries. Living areas offer wi-fi, flat screen TV/DVD, and iPod, fully charged with carefully selected playlists.

Every property has a fully-equipped kitchen, and all are air-conditioned and heated. Washing machines are provided in all apartments except the chateau suites. Beds are made on arrival and changed every three to four days. The apartment or suite is cleaned before your arrival and on departure but we do ask that it be left in a clean and tidy condition.

Facilities:

Enclosed Courtyards, Restaurant, bistro, gardens, & swimming pool, Outdoor play equipment, Bicycle Hire, Bicycles (on site), Shared heated pool with loungers , Jacuzzi, Tennis court and table tennis. Volleyball court and Boules court.

Accomodation equipped with Washing machine, Air conditioning, Coffee machine, Delivery of bread, croissants, pain chocolats, Dishwasher, Electric oven and hob, Ipod docking station ,Microwave, Satellite TV . Restaurant on-site. BBQ, Beach less than half hr drive, Bicycle Hire, Bicycles (on site).

For children:

Children are both welcome and well looked after at Les Carrasses. During the high season we run a children's Summer Camp (subject to demand) 6 days a week, with qualified, friendly staff and a wide range of fun events, with the emphasis on outdoor, nature, creative and sporting activities.

They also have the 'HQ' – a cabin on the grounds with a range of toys and games, as well as a TV with DVDs and a Wii.

The daytime base of the Kids Club, in the evening the Cabin is open to all kids – ideal when mum & dad are relaxing over the Barbecue. Babysitting : We also have a panel of reliable babysitters who will come and babysit in your property.

For babies: Baby bath, Bicycle child seat, Changing mat, Cot & linen, Enclosed Courtyard, Highchair, Mattress protectors, Outdoor play equipment, Plastic feeding utensils, Potty, DVD Player, Ride-on toys.

Pool:

The magnificent infinity pool is the "pièce de résistance" of Château Les Carrasses. It measures a generous 20 by 8 metres, and features an interior ledge, massage jets and a "plage immergée" for lounging in the water. Around the pool is a roomy (600m²) sun terrace with hot tub, stylish loungers and cocktail area. With all day pool service.

Additional Information:

Please note that the the Château will be closed for vacation from the 4th to the 15th of November.

The restaurant will be closed on Tuesdays from the 1st of October

Price guide:

Le Parc Bellevue- 1443€-2300€ per week Atelier 1 and 2- 1569€-2640€ per week Château suite- 876€-1569€ per week

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Country Kids
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Country Kids/Country Tots, South of France.

Country Kids offer is unique. With nearly 10 years' experience and having hosted hundreds of families, they are experts in child friendly holidays, and have put together a truly amazing holiday guaranteed to give every member of the family just what they need.

Their recipe for relaxation for parents and fun for kids includes luxurious accommodation, beautiful grounds and fantastic facilities for adults and kids, accredited childcare from 3 months, Kids club to 12 years+, babysitting, delicious meals, on and off site activities including visits to our petting farm, a café/bar for socializing and much more!

In July and August their holidays are on a fully inclusive basis with everything included in the price. For the rest of their season (April-June and September-October) many of the elements are offered on an optional basis so that families can tailor the package to their own needs.

Whichever time of year you visit, childcare in the fabulous accredited crèche and kids club, the Big Kids programme in school holidays, 2 nights babysitting, daily housekeeping, use of all the facilities on site and visits to the petting farm are always included! Non-stop fun for kids and stress-free relaxation for parents.

Location:

Near Montpellier, Country Kids is situated at Le Mas Pandit, a beautiful domaine in the South of France. It is about 40 minutes from the sea in the stunning Mediterranean wine region of the Herault, near to the airports of Beziers, Nimes and Montpellier. It is situated 10 minutes from Le Lac de Salagou which is an enormous lake with 2 water sports centres set in a breathtaking red rock volcanic landscape. Many quaint villages nearby with great markets and easy to reach fun day trips.

Accommodation:

5 luxury apartments in the Old Dairy building (each with their own separate entrance and outdoor terrace) in a huge beautifully restored stone building dating back to the 1700's. Plus a separate two bedroomed house, The Chestnut House, and a separate 5 bedroomed duplex, The Farmhouse, also in renovated stone buildings. All accommodation has fully equipped kitchens, Sky tv, dvds, all mod cons and Wi-Fi.

In the Old Dairy, there are 2 ground floor apartments each with three bedrooms, 2 first floor apartments each with three bedrooms and a second floor apartment with two bedrooms (and a beautiful view!). All staircases have gates at the top and the bottom and all terraces are fully enclosed.

The Chestnut House is arranged over two floors with the lounge and one bedroom downstairs and the second bedroom upstairs.

The Farmhouse is enormous with a double height lounge/kitchen/dining area, a double room and bathroom downstairs and 3 twins, a king double with en-suite dressing room and bathroom and a second upstairs bathroom. Perfect for one family or two sharing or for bringing grandparents along! Daily housekeeping, shared use of pools, and outdoor seating areas and summer kitchen/barbeque facilities. Sheets, bath towels, beach equipment and swimming towels, DVDs, toys, books, baby equipment and much more provided.

Facilities:

This is a kids paradise! A fantastic heated pool (with safety regulation fencing and a slide), a toddler pool, a separate adults only pool and jacuzzi, a gym, 9 hole mini golf, a tennis court, a petting farm, a great climbing frame and a sandpit, a tree house, trikes, water play, a ball pond and soft play equipment, bikes, ping pong, table football. A Big Kids club house and a café/bar for socializing open 24 hours!

Child Care:

Unlimited use of the fully accredited and regulated (English speaking) crèche for babies 10 weeks to 6 yrs+, plus supervised activities for older children (6 yrs-12yrs+) with the Big Kids Programme in school holidays.

Activities include canoeing and kayaking, cycling and mountain biking, golf, horse and pony riding, wind surfing and sailing, tree top climbing adventure, lake and river swimming, mountain climbing, fishing, hiking, cycling, working on the farm, archery and tennis, farm animals to have fun with including chickens, horses, donkeys, sheep and cows. Winetasting, yoga, massage and spa treatments for adults.

Offers:

With every October holiday they are offering a Euros 300 voucher which can be redeemed on site against purchases of food and drink, spa treatments and yoga sessions.

In September and October the main pool remains heated and our crèche and kids club are open, as always, 6 days a week taking babies from 3 months old up to teenagers.  We are the perfect short haul destination for pre-school families looking for exceptional childcare in a small setting that will allow them to have guilt free down time without the kids around. There is availability from 20 September through to the end of October.

Additional Information:

 Autumn ( Sept / Oct dates) season package (luxury self-catered)  is offered and  it includes:

        Luxurious accommodation with full kitchen

        Unlimited use of the crèche or Kids’ Club childcare services

        Friday early morning PJ parties for kids (and alone time for parents)

        Exciting Big Kids Programme for 6-12-year-olds

        Two nights fully-licensed babysitting for date nights

        Daily animal feeding sessions to engage kids on the farm

        Daily tea time with gourmet treats and delicious snacks

        Daily housekeeping – mum’s never have to lift a finger

        Use of all recreational facilities at the Country Kids resort

        Use of baby equipment, including cots, linens and strollers

        Wifi to keep guests linked up to the outside world

       

With every October holiday Country Kids are offering a Euros 300 voucher which can be redeemed on site against purchases of food and drink, spa treatments and yoga sessions.

 

Price guide:

The high season runs from June to mid-September: holidays are fully inclusive basis with everything included. For the rest of the season (April-May and Mid-September-October)) many elements are offered on an optional basis so that families can tailor the package to their own needs.

Childcare in the fabulous regulated crèche and kids club, the Big Kids programme in school holidays, 2 nights babysitting, housekeeping, use of all the facilities on site and visits to the petting farm are always included. Please enquire for rates.

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Le Sarrail
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Le Sarrail, Near Carcassonne, Languedoc Roussillion, South of France 

Big enough for:

Four Houses sleeping 4, 5, 6 & 8. Total capacity 23

Location:

Set amongst the vineyards of the ‘Malpere’, a beautiful wine growing area in the south of France, with panoramic views of unspoilt countryside and a backdrop of the Pyrenees mountains you will find Le Sarrail, a hamlet of 4 luxury houses, each with private terrace and sharing their own heated pool. Le Sarrail specialises in providing both parents and children with the perfect holiday. Along with the mid-century classic furniture pieces, luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets, WIFI and IPod docks, come a long list of nursery gear, a host of toys, and funky little log-cabin playhouses, not forgetting the stunning views from the heated outdoor pool, the elegant lines and chic loungers of which are very often accessorised with a collection of kiddie inflatables. Hotel style services are offeredpractically anything can be arranged; on-site wine-tasting, massage, bike hire, flights over the Pyrenées…  This stylish hideaway offers peace and tranquillity, though local amenities, as well as kiddies park, tennis courts & fishing lake are found in the medieval hilltop village of Montréal only 5 minutes away by car. A quarter of an hour beyond Montréal lies the bustling fortified town of Carcassonne with its famous 12th Century castle 'La Cité', festivals, jousting, markets, pavement cafés, shops & restaurants. If you can bear to tear yourself away from Le Sarrail for longer there is so much to discover nearby; it's less than an hour from both the beautiful wide sandy beaches of the Mediterranean with its quaint fishing towns and the Pyrenean ski slopes. Only 20 minutes from the property you'll find Lake Cavayère (otherwise known as 'Carcassonne Plage') with it's stunning scenery & stroller-friendly walks, sandy beach and little boats.  For the more active there's 'Acro Branch' (for kids of all ages & adults) where you literally swing from the trees and the Australia Park which is always a memorable day out for the kids.  Forty minutes drive will find you in the foothills of the Pyrenées perfect for picnics with its breath-taking gorges, canoeing, rafting, climbing, hiking, the 'Wolf Park', Dinosaur Museum or just take in the scenery the many stunning mountain towns & villages. Staying closer to home, the tree-lined canal du midi is only 10 minutes from the property and is the perfect shady place to go on a hot day with little ones, whether you hire a little boat or cycle along the footpath, it's a memorable experience.

Accommodation:

Each house is individually designed, but all have the same airy and relaxed feel and all ideal for child friendly holidays. The ground floor areas are light, spacious and semi-open plan with fully equipped kitchen, dining area with table & seating and a comfortable lounge area with flat screen TV, DVD player & wood burning stove. All the houses have been meticulously thought out, and all have high quality fully equipped kitchens, 5 ring gas stove, dishwasher, giant fridge-freezer, microwave, washing machine and a private furnished terrace with gas BBQ. Upstairs, the master bedrooms have comfortable kingsize beds and ensuite facilities. Twin bedded, single and bunkbed rooms share a family bathroom (with tub) and all towels (including pool towels) and hairdryers are provided. Maison Citron & Maison Figue can inter-connect if required on the ground floor level and the division between the two terraces can be folded back. The two houses would then sleep 11 - ideal for larger groups or two families holidaying together.

Facilities:

The pool area shared by the houses is fenced with a child-proof gate, for extra peace of mind and security the pool has an electronically operated safety cover. It is heated from May through to October to a temperature perfect for babies and toddlers, there are also plenty of inflatables for use in the pool as well as more than enough sun-beds to lounge on. The shady 1000 sq ft barn is always popular with adults and kids alike. Crammed with ride-ons, baby-foot and other games the kids can make friends, while parents can chill out, sip a cold drink and gaze at the view. Le Sarrail prides itself on service, offering to arrange just about anything you could want; delicious meals delivered to your door, on-site massage, reflexology, wine-tasting, baby-sitting as well as bike hire, flying over the Pyrénees' Cathare castles – the list is endless. The owners have a wealth of knowledge of the area and nothing is too much for them; reservations at the wonderful nearby restaurants – from a little French bistro to Michelin starred restaurants – to white water rafting & sailing, they are happy tailor-make your holiday with you and suggest activities that will suit your whole family. A very generous welcome pack awaits you at Le Sarrail; bread, milk, butter, cheese, ham, cereal, biscuits & wine to name but a few of the things you'll find in your kitchen.

For children:

14ft trampoline (with security net),  log cabin stuffed with toys, swings (including baby swing), ride-ons, badminton, petanque pitch, of course the heated pool with its inflatables, a selection of books, games, pens & paper & DVD’s For little ones, there's no need to bring all the baby paraphernalia, everything can be provided; stairgates, cot, bedguard, highchair, booster seat, lightweight pushchair, baby-sling, steriliser, hand blender, rocker chair, baby playmat, baby bath, non-slip bath mat, toddler stools, changing mat, blackout curtains, mattress protector, night-lights, UV tent for pool or beach use, plastic crockery, cutlery & sippy cup, & potty – if they've forgotten anything let them know and they will do their best to get it for you!

Kids Club runs two mornings per week during peak season (July & August)

Price guide:

Prices per week depending on season: Maison Olive (sleeps 4) - €1500 rising to €2650.  Maison Figue (sleeps 5) - €1700 rising to €2800.   Maison Citron (sleeps 6) - €1800 rising to €2950.   Maison Cypres (sleeps 8) - €2200 rising to €3500.   Price includes linen & towels. Check-in Saturday after 4pm, check-out by 10am Saturday

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Le Mas Du Moulin, Caromb, Provence
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Le Mas Du Moulin, Caromb, Provence

Big enough for:

2-4

Location:

This is a completely charming village house ideally located a short stroll from the centre of Caromb and ideal for child friendly holidays. Caromb is an old fortified village perched on a hill at the foot of the majestic Mont Ventoux in Provence, with a lively main square with café, restaurant, and the large sandstone church. From the pool area there are spectacular views across the vineyards to Mont Ventoux, the mountain that dominates the Provencal countryside. The house well placed for visiting some of the many highlights of the region, such as Le Barroux (3km) with its 13th century castle, Carpentras (10km) and even Avignon is just a 35 km drive. This house is perfect for a small family who would like to experience provencal life, be able to walk to all amenities and yet be within easy reach of a wide variety of towns and villages. The gated pool is an extra plus for those with young children and babies.

Accommodation:

The house is beautifully presented and the careful décor is chic and stylish. Colours are light and warm and the whole interior is a delight. Ground floor: Cloakroom. Living/dining room (TV, DVD, CD, Wi-Fi) with doors to terrace. Kitchen (microwave, dishwasher, washing machine).Telephone (incoming calls). Central heating throughout the house (payable locally).First floor: Twin bedroom with en suite shower room. Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom. Both have views to the garden and countryside. Outside: Delightful courtyard with terrace. Shower. Barbecue. Garage.

Facilities:

TV, DVD, CD, Wi-Fi, barbecue

Pool:

Private fenced swimming pool (7m x 3m) with corner steps.

Price guide:

from £1350 to £2295 per weekly rental.

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Le Bastidon Caromb Provence
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Le Bastidon Caromb Provence

Big enough for:

2-6

Location:

Le Bastidon is everyone’s idea of the perfect Provencal villa and ideal for anyone looking for relaxed child friendly holidays - the pretty pale rose painted house, complete with Provencal blue shutters and a vine draped terrace, is set in a garden of beautifully maintained lawn, complete with its own olive grove and fenced swimming pool. Enclosed by tall hedges and with a gated entrance, it offers a high degree of privacy yet is in a fantastic location only a short stroll away (700m) from the main square of Caromb, so there is no need to use the car every day or evening – unless you want to! Caromb is an old fortified village perched on a hill at the foot of the majestic Mont Ventoux in Provence, with a lively main square with café, restaurant, and the large sandstone church. The house is well placed too for visiting some of the many highlights of the region, such as Le Barroux (3km) with its 13th century castle, Carpentras (10km) and even Avignon is just a 35 km drive. This is a beautiful house ideal for families who would like to immerse themselves in provencal life, be able to walk to all amenities and yet be within easy reach of a wide variety of towns and villages. The gated pool and extensive lawned gardens are a huge plus too, for those with young children and babies.

Accommodation:

The interior of Le Bastidon is a delight - with chequered terracotta stone floors and pale walls serving as a stylish backdrop to painted wood furniture, pretty fabrics and bedlinen. On the ground floor, patio doors allow light to flood into the dining room. From here, four steps lead up to the living area, attractively furnished and decorated in hues of soft raspberry. Upstairs, all three bedrooms are light and airy, and boast views across the pool and garden. Outside, the same care and attention to detail is immediately apparent. The terrace, partially covered by an age old vine, is the perfect spot for al fresco dining, whilst in the garden two stone tables have been placed under shady trees as alternative eating areas. For some gentle exercise and fun, a table tennis table completes the picture.

Facilities:

TV, DVD, CD microwave, dishwasher,Utility room (washing machine table tennis built in barbeque

Pool:

Purposely designed to blend seamlessly with its environment, the fenced pool (with Jacuzzi function) has a stone surround echoing the distinctive style of the 'bassins' found in the local villages and interior colouring that perfectly harmonises with the silvery green olive trees that line the bottom of the garden.

Price guide:

from £895 to £2350 per weekly rental.

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Le Sonnet, Grasse, Cote D’Azur
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Le Sonnet, Grasse, Cote D’Azur

Big enough for:

2 to 4

Location:

Le Sonnet has a fantastic south of France location just 2 miles from the perfume capital of Grasse, and 7 miles from the riviera at Cannes. Many villas in this area tend to be large, but this is a real find – ideal for a smaller family and - this is situated on a secure domaine with shared facilities – so is perfect for a family looking for the independence and flexibility of self catering, yet a range of good facilities and a shared rather than private pool. The shared facilities on the domanine include a large lake, childrens playground, tennis courts, swimming pools, table tennis & boules - the ideal recipe for happy child freindly holidays.

Accommodation:

Stylishly furnished in a simple yet very comfortable way, the villa is compact, but very well laid out and is all on one level- ideal for those with small children or crawlers. Open plan kitchen/living /dining room, master bedroom, separate bathroom. Twin bedroom with ensuite shower room. Air conditioning. Well laid out small gardens with olive trees, cactus and magnolia, Front garden shielded from other properties with a hedge. Wrought iron table and chairs. Parking for one car. Rear garden with terrace and pergola, table and chairs, sun loungers and electric barbecue.

Facilities:

Air conditioning, bbq COMMUNAL facilities as follows: Large 26m x 13m pool, 8m x 5m children's pool, Tennis courts, Clubhouse, restaurant & lake, Children's playground, volleyball, table tennis, basketball & boules

Pool:

Large shared 26m x 13m pool Shared 8m x 5m children's pool

Price guide:

£1775 - £1930 depending on season – early booking recommended

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Maison Marennes
Stay:

Maison Marennes, Charente Maritime France.

Contact: jmgroves43@gmail.com

Telephone: 02891884216

Website: www.maisonmarennes.co.uk

 

Big enough for:

8 adults and 6/8 children plus babies. Ideal for two or three families to share or families with grandparents in tow!

Location:

In the small town/village of Marennes, on the west coast of France, the mild and sunny Cote Atlantique, about 45Km south of La Rochelle, this large traditional stone house with secluded walled garden is a two minute walk from the centre of the village and is 5 minutes by car/15 minutes by bike from the sea. The village has a market house which opens three days a week plus there are all the patisseries, fishmongers, butchers etc that you would expect in a typical French town.

There are ten bicycles of all sizes at the disposal of our guests. There are sheltered beaches nearby and on Ile d'Oleron there are wonderful stretches of sandy beaches both the sheltered ones on the east coast of the island for wee ones and great surfing beaches on the west coast for older children and teenagers. The renowned La Palmyre zoo, about a 30 minute drive away, is always a hit with children as is the nearby forest climbing centre at le Chateau Gataudiere just ten minutes away.

Accommodation:

Ideal for anyone looking for child friendly holidays the house consists of: 

The main house has 6 bedrooms; 2 double, one twin, one with bunk beds, one with twin low beds designed for children though they are full length and one small cot room.  There is one en suite bathroom, one en suite shower room and a further shower room adjacent to a bedroom.

The adjoining chai has one double room with en suite bathroom and a bunkroom that has a high small double bed that the older children love as it is accessed by a ladder. There are three separate loos in addition to those in the en suite bathrooms and shower room. There is a small cot room. an additional cot, plus a travelling cot that can be placed wherever you like in the house.

The main kitchen has a gas hob and electric oven. There is a large fridge freezer, a dishwasher, and a coffee maker. There is a separate dining room and a large lounge with 'L' shaped sofa and a lovely old working fireplace which creates great atmosphere for winter breaks or for those who come to celebrate Christmas and the New Year 'en famille'.

 The chai has its own kitchen with hob and oven, microwave and dishwasher in an open plan family room also with an 'L' shaped sofa and a dining area.

The house is very comfortable and attractively furnished but has no priceless objet d'arts to worry about if you have an inquisitive two year old who likes to test things out!

There is also a large games room which is great for older children and teenagers as well as for the 'wee ones' The garden is fully enclosed with a terraced area outside the kitchen that is fenced in that has patio table and chairs for eating outdoors and a shaded outside area with a table which is perfect for toddlers to play while you keep an eye on them from the kitchen.

Facilities:

There is a heated pool with a pool alarm, table tennis table, trampoline, football and badminton nets, wireless internet and printer, Wii, 3 large plasma TVs, one with SKY+ with UK channels and Sky Sports. DVD player with lots of DVDs for all ages and tastes, iPod dock,Toys and books, 10 bicycles, washhouse with washing machine, iron and ironing board and a hairdryer.

Child Care:

Our local English concierge offers a babysitting service. 

For children:

Three cots and two high chairs ( extra can be arranged on request. ) There is a children's room with low small beds as well as two bunkrooms. There is a stairgate. There are lots of toys. There is a plastic sandpit/paddling pool and noodles and several inflatable toys for the pool.

The village playground is about 50m away.

Pool:

There is a small gate in the picket fence to the garden where the pool is.

Additional Information:

All sheets and towels are included in the price. A welcome pack of groceries and/or a meal can be arranged for you on arrival. Payment for these are made locally.

Arrival time is from 16.00 and departure by 10.00am. Changeover day in July and August is Sunday. In May and September it can be Saturday or Sunday. For the rest of the year it can be more flexible..

Travel - There are flights to La Rochelle, which is a 45 minute drive away,  with various airlines from Dublin, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Newcastle, Southampton and Stanstead.   There are flights from London, Belfast and Dublin to Bordeaux airport which is a two hour drive south of Marennes.   

By train you can take the Eurostar from London to Paris and then the TGV to La Rochelle which takes 3 hr 20 mins.

Sleeps:
16
Price guide:

Bewteen £800 - £2400 per week depending on season and whether you take the house alone or house and Chai.

House sleeps up to 6 adults and 4 children plus cots, with an extra 2 adults, 2-4 children in the Chai. Short stays can be arranged, for full details visit website.

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Manoir Atlantique, Nr Biarritz
Stay:

Manoir Atlantique 

Big enough for:

up to 18

Location:

This lovely Basque style mansion set in beautifully landscaped grounds in Les Landes, a bustling lakeside town only 7km from the golden sandy beaches on the Côte d'Argent, just north of Biarritz - perfect for child friendly holidays of the very luxe variety.

Accommodation:

Original parquet floors, wood panelling, marble fireplaces and a splendid oak stairway showcase the traditional elements whilst neutral tones and modern facilities add the contemporary touch. Each of the nine bedrooms is individually designed and decorated and the only difficult decision to make is which one to choose! 

All bedrooms are tastefully decorated, and most en -suite. All bedrooms are either Double or Double/twin rooms.

Spread over three floors, offering lots of space for large groups with plenty of spacious living accommodation as well as TV room, Billiard room , dining room , terraces with dining areas. 

The outside areas consist of large lawned areas, fenced pool, dining area with pool bar. 

Facilities:

6 acres of grounds and woodland. Lawned garden. Tennis court (hard surface), table tennis, badminton, croquet, boules. Dining terraces. Summer kitchen (oven, hob, dishwasher, sink, fridge). Barbecues. Shower room. Hot tub.

WIFI is available at the villa.

For those staying on a self catering basis, the kitchen is well stocked and meals can be arranged and are payable locally.

 

Pool:

Private fenced and heated swimming pool (15m x 7m) with corner steps.

Additional Information:

From 23th May to 26th September 2015 the price per week is for the property on a 'Catered' basis only. The 'catered' price includes the following:

  • Champagne reception (soft drinks for the children)
  • Daily breakfast (Full English and Continental breakfast) served on the poolside terrace, in the grand dining room or in the privacy of your own room, if preferred
  • Daily afternoon tea with a selection of cakes, muffins, biscuits, fresh fruit, tea, filtered coffee, hot chocolate, soft drinks & juices
  • Two lunches:
    • A gourmet BBQ served on the poolside terrace; wine/beer/soft drinks included
    • A 3-course lunch served on the poolside terrace; wine/beer/soft drinks included
  • Four gastronomic 4 course evening meals with complimentary regional wine served either inside in the grand dining room or alfresco-style, on the poolside terrace. An à-la-carte wine list will also be available
  • Drinks minibar by the pool
Sleeps:
18
Price guide:

From £3495 in low season on a self catering basis

For the fully catered weeks prices start at £7495 for up to 10 guests, or from £10250 for up to 18 guests

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Villa Cristal
Stay:

Villa Cristal,  nr Antibes, Cote D’Azur. 

Big enough for:

6

Location:

Villa Cristal is a stylish villa, situated on a secure private domaine with communal facilities. Close to Antibes and Nice, and only 5 minutes from the beach and restaurants at Villeneuve Loubet. The hilltop villages of Vence and Paul de Vence with their artisan shops and galleries are also very close.

Its communal facilities include an Olympic-size pool, 7 tennis courts (some floodlit), 2 ornamental lakes with walks and a shopping area. All within a few minutes walk.

Accommodation:

Villa Cristal is a stylish private home with a delightful combination of attractive decor, mellow wood floors, antique furniture and colourful fabrics. Open plan and beautifully appointed Lounge/dining room,  with  comfortable, typically French furnishings and antique furniture. (TV, Stereo, DVD), patio doors onto a covered terrace, which is perfect for dining and relaxing. Small kitchen patio door to garden.
Master bedroom (1.60m), (TV), patio door to garden. Bathroom. Guest WC.
On the first floor – there are two further double bedrooms and a bathroom both enjoying sea views.
 Enclosed private grounds: large lawn, covered furnished terrace, barbecue, really great villa for relaxing/eating outside

Facilities:

Shopping facilities on domaine: supermarket, bakery, newsagent, pharmacy, dentist, doctor, hairdresser, restaurant, beauty shop, laundry and gym. Olympic-size pool, 7 tennis courts (some floodlit), 2 ornamental lakes with walks. 3 hours maid service include once per week.

Additional Information:

Domaine facilities include use of pool with changing facilities, clubhouse with restaurant, snack bar, tennis etc. 
Adult unlimited use €50 per week/€75 for 2 weeks
Children 6 - 15 years unlimited use €20 per week/€30 for 2 weeks. 
Under 6 - free access.

All payments made locally in Euros - various payment methods accepted.

Sleeps:
6
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Les Quatres Fleurs
Stay:

Les Quatres Fleurs, Bormes Les Mimosas, St Tropez Var 

Location:

Less than two miles from the pretty village of Bormes Les Mimosas with restaurants, shops and market and a mere 22 miles from St Tropez. Goergeous unspoit beaches within a very short drive.

Accommodation:

This villa lends itself perfectly to easy indoor/outdoor living, with the open-plan living room opening onto the large terrace and outdoor dining for up to 12. 

Comfortable living room with fireplace, TV, DVD with open plan dining area and multiple French windows opening onto the terrace & garden.
Fully equipped kitchen with archway leading to hall and games area with table football.
Double bedroom with ensuite shower room, WC, and doors to terrace & garden.
Double bedroom and twin bedroom both with garden views.
Bathroom, WC.
Steep, open-tread stairs to first floor with two double bedrooms.

 

Facilities:

Over 2 acres of attractive, natural grounds with wide variety of mature Mediterranean trees and shrubs & lawn (soft artificial grass); covered dining terrace, bar area under pergola; fenced/gated 11m x 5m swimming pool (depth 1.1m-1.8m) with Roman steps entrance, portable gas BBQ, table tennis, trampoline (care with children), children's toys/games & playhouse; parking for 5 cars

For children:

fenced/gated 11m x 5m swimming pool (depth 1.1m-1.8m) with Roman steps entrance, gardens, table football

Pool:

fenced/gated 11m x 5m swimming pool (depth 1.1m-1.8m) with Roman steps entrance,

Additional Information:

 Tennis courts, bike hire, golf and riding are all available a short distance from the villa: you can go hiking, hire canoes, or try windsurfing, scuba-diving, parascending, jet-skiing and wakeboarding locally too

 

Sleeps:
10
Price guide:

From £2995 per week 

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Villa La Pinede
Stay:

Villa La Pinede, Gulf of St Tropez

Location:

Stunning new house sleeping up to 8, ideal for a child friendly holiday. Set in acres of pinewoods on a private estate in the quieter part of the Bay of St Tropez near beautiful Bormes Les Mimosas (5km), Cap de Bregancon and Le Lavandou and within easy driving reach of St Tropez (40km). Shop and supermarket 1km. Trips across to the beautiful unspoilt island of Porquerolles would make a fascinating excursion. This very chic, contemporary yet comfortable villa has lovely gardens, a private fenced and heated (heating on request) pool with pool house, moments walk from a private beach, tennis courts just 50m away, beautiful villages, glamorous towns and endless vineyards within easy reach, and to make life even more blissful - cook service is inclusive.   

Accommodation:

Contemporary open plan living, decorated in lighty, airy neutral tones. The accommodation  comprises of Ground Floor:  open-plan living/dining/kitchen room, Twin bedroom with bathroom en suite opening on to terrace, laundry room. First Floor: twin bedroom with bathroom en suite,double bedroom, single room with two bunk beds for children, shower room. Annexe - Pool House: double bedroom with shower room en suite - which is ideal for older children/teenagers, or perhaps for grandparents or a nanny who woud like their own space.The lounge opens out through French doors on to a pretty terrace with olive trees and seating ideal for al fresco dining. The garden opens out onto lawned areas featuring the private fenced and heated (heating is optional) swimming pool, ensuring a stress-free child friendly holiday. In the grounds are also table tennis and a boules pitch. Close by (50m) there are tennis courts available for hire.

Facilities:

All the facilities you need for a relaxing child friendly holiday. Washing machine • 2 Dishwasher • Microwave • 3 fridges • Ice cube maker • Nespresso coffee machine • Air Conditioning (Main house only/Reverse cycle) • Flat Screen Satellite TV • WiFi • Highchair • 2 Hairdryers • CD player • DVD player • Barbecue (Weber/Gas barbecue located by the summer kitchen with plancha, located by the pool) .Boules pitch • Table Tennis • Tennis court just outside the domaine bookable and payable locally.

Cook service (Chef prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner on 5 days per week, with dinner on day of arrival and breakfast on day of departure) • Maid service 3 hours, 3 days per week • Air Conditioning in the main house (reverse cycle for heating) • Linen change once a week on arrival day, (extra changes available on request for an additional charge).

 

For children:

Highchair, bunk beds, fenced and heated pool, table tennis, boules, gardens

Pool:

Private Heated Fenced Pool 10m x 5m, 1.15m – 2m deep with built-in steps. Complimentary pool heating on request Pool towels included.

Sleeps:
8
Price guide:

Weekly rental prices from  £3952 - £5131 depending on date and size of party. Flights extra.

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Four Seasons Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat
Location:

Set on the exclusive Saint Jean de Cap Ferrat, the Grand Hotel de Cap Ferrat has been  one of the Med's most iconic and glamorous resorts since 1908 and is ideally located beside beside the glittering Med, in beautiful, tranquil wooded landscape, but just 30 mins from Nice, 25 mins from Monaco and 50 mins from Cannes. Now run by the Four Seasons, there are elegant and airy rooms and suites, and all the luxury touches you'd expect from this luxury brand, including kids club.

Accommodation:

Seriously luxurious accommodation. Just 74 superbly appointed elegant, chic, bright and airy rooms and suites, leading to the well established paved gardens. The stylish beach club (and kids club) by the rocky shoreline is reached by a funicular (1min). Lots of sandy beaches nearby.

Facilities:

As you'd expct, dining takes centre stage here. There are four exquisite  options - from a Michelin starred restaurant to the relaxed and chic poolside Club Dauphin. Excellent facilities too, including an award winning spa,  gym, Olympic sized pool, jogging trail, kids club, glass funicular, beach club, private cabanas, family concierge.

Child Care:

Kids club 4-12 yr olds, June - Aug

Babysitting

For children:

Kids club for 4-12 yr olds, open June - Aug. Paddlign pool, swimming lessons and babysitting.

  • A welcome amenity for our youngest guests
  • Child-size bathrobes
  • Complimentary children's toiletries
  • Children's menus
  • On request and subj to availability:
  • Items to childproof guest rooms
  • Cots and/or rollaway bed(s), at no extra charge and subject to maximum occupancy
  • Complimentary use of books, playing cards, colouring books, crayons and video games
  • Complimentary bottles, nappies, wipes, lotion, powder, shampoo and safety pins
  • Complimentary use of baby bathtub, blankets, thermometers, high chairs and strollers
  • Games and toys
Spa:

Award winning spa, with a wide variety of treatments and indoor and outdoor treatment rooms

Price guide:

From around £4000 for a double room or from £10,000 for a 2 bedroom pool suite for 7 nights excluding flights.

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