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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.
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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Il Borghino, Tuscany
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Il Borghino, Tuscany
Big enough for:
14
Location:
This is a superb property with huge garden and a fenced pool. Close to Florence in the Chianti Hills with its pretty hill top towns, villages and vineyards, this villa is set in the very small hamlet of Palazzuolo. The property has plenty of space for a large extended family or group travelling together and with the large outside areas and fenced pool this makes a perfect house for families with children
Accommodation:
The villa is elegantly furnished with comfortable quality interiors, the bedrooms can be flexible with a mixture of doubles and twin rooms as well as some more suited to children/teenagers. All of the bedrooms are en-suite. The dining room and fully equipped kitchen are located on the ground floor along with two of the bedrooms and office with internet access, telephone, fax and safe. On the upper floor are two sitting rooms and the five double bedrooms. Panoramic windows look out over the surrounding area.
Pool:
Fenced with a gate which can be locked. 15m x 7m - 1.20m to 1.40m deep with ladder steps. Changing room at the pool with fridge. On the lawn there is a shady gazebo
Price guide:
£5565 to £7865 per week
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Le Pinede, Calvi
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Le Pinede, Calvi
Big enough for:
6
Location:
This contemporary, stylish villa is a great choice for families - with a secure private pool and walled garden, and just 10 minutes walk from the beach and restaurants/shops etc, and just a 5 min drive from fascinating Calvi which has all facilities. This is a great location for exploring the beautiful northern coast and mountainous/wine growing interior.
Accommodation:
This is a contemporary house with very stylish, neutral décor. 3 bedrooms, all en suite. Open plan contemporary living/dining room with satellite TV, DVD player, open-plan kitchen with ceramic hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer and dishwasher, utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer. Three double bedrooms, one double bedroom could be arranged as twin, all with en-suite shower and washbasins with separate WCs
Facilities:
Air conditioning in the bedrooms, BBQ, Wifi internet, pool towels. Lawned garden area, enclosed pool.
For children:
gated pool and garden
Pool:
Enclosed decked swimming pool
Price guide:
From £595(May) - £1162(Aug) per person for 7 nights, depending on season, based on 6 sharing. Child reductions up to 25% available low season Prices include return flights and car hire.
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Casa Guadalmina, Andalucia
Big enough for:
10
Location:
A very sought after luxury villa with superb flat, shaded, lawned grounds, perfect for kids to run around in, gated pool, close to amenities, fantastic outside living space and a housekeeper/cook completes the picture. A villa for total relaxation, lounge around in the various seating areas in the garden. The Housekeeper /cook is on hand to prepare daily breakfast and lunch. The villa is just 1.5km from the lovely village of Benahavis, set just back in the hills behind the coast and is within easy walking distance to nearby restaurants for dinner. It’s just a short drive to beaches at Puerto Banus and a short drive too to San Pedro de Alcantara and Estepona. The lovely white villages of Ronda and Gaucin are only around 45 mins drive, so it’s an ideal location for exploring this stunning and culturally rich region, as well as relaxing in style
Accommodation:
Superbly decorated in a contemporary elegant yet very comfortable style, most of the five bedrooms have ensuite facilities, there is WI-FI internet, Satellite TV, a well equipped kitchen, spacious, beautifully decorated yet comfortable lounge, beautiful garden. This is a really social house: a perfect place for a family get together or group of friends.
Facilities:
Washing machine • Dishwasher • Sky satellite TV • Video player • DVD player • CD player • WiFi • Telephone • Fax • Gas barbecue, housekeeper/cook
Pool:
gated 12mx7m with built in steps. (pool heating to a maximum of 28c)
Price guide:
From £2755- £7395
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Punta Faro
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Punta Faro
Big enough for:
7
Location:
This is a superb private villa in Menorca with modern contemporary furnishings throughout. The beautiful architecture screams elegance and poise whilst remaining edgy and sharp, an excellent combination that has resulted in the truly luxurious Villa Punta Faro. We know that out of our range of fantastic private villas with pools in Menorca, this large home will be in high demand. In a quiet, residential area the villa has lovely sea views and is only a 10 minute walk to the shops, restaurants and beach at Punta Prima. Set in a beautiful part of Menorca, there are some great opportunities for some scenic walking and cycling in the hills and some delightful sailing on the coast.
Accommodation:
On entering the villa the floor to ceiling windows that stretch the width of the house allow views out to the sea from almost every room. The open plan lounge/diner and fantastic fitted kitchen all lead out to the covered decked terrace and pool. Off from the entrance hall are the modern furnished double, twin and single room (one air-conditioning unit services the twin and single rooms) that share a large full bathroom with corner Jacuzzi bath. Stairs lead upstairs to an office seating area which has marvellous views of the sea and surrounding area. The master double bedroom is nearby and has en-suite shower and dressing room as well as its own private terrace.
Facilities:
BBQ, DVD/CD player, private parking, shops approx 800m.
Pool:
The 10 metre salt water pool is rectangular with side steps leading in and a Jacuzzi seating across the width of the pool in the shallow end. The terrace surrounding the pool is of teak decking and has sun loungers for you to relax on and soak up the sun. Below the pool area is a large lawned area- great for children to play on. Villa Punta Faro has the additional option of pool fencing; this can be arranged at an additional cost of £120 per week, pre-bookable prior to departure.
Price guide:
£995 (low season) - £3395 (high season) per week. If you require a cot during your stay, this can be arranged at a small charge of £35 per week and is supplied with the cot linen. A highchair can be rented at £22 per week. If you enjoy a game of table tennis, we do have a table and bats available for hire. Pre-bookable before departure at £50 for 1 week and £75 for a two week rental.
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Maison Fornello
Big enough for:

6

Location:

Splendid, spacious villa in this exclusive area of residences at Marina Di Davia on the beautiful Balagne coast, with a fantastic location 2 mins from the beach - superb seaviews. 3 bedrooms and gated pool. The location is ideal for stress free family holidays - the villa has access to a beach just 2-5 mins walk away, and there are a whole string of beaches close by and lovely Ile Rousse with its restaurants and cafes etc is just 5 mins drive. What's more, the little coastal train goes all the way to fascinating Calvi.

Accommodation:

Open plan living/dining/kitchen area bright and modern, will well equipped kitchen, hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave. CD/TV/DVD in the living room also a safe and a telephone. Double bedroom and 2 twin bedrooms. Lovely terrace with sea views, BBQ. The villas are air conditioned.

Facilities:

Restaurant within 5 mins drive. Air con, BBQ

Pool:

private swimming pool accessed by gate from the terrace. 6m x 4m

Sleeps:
6
Price guide:

From £545 per person based on 6 sharing for a week in May to around £1000 per person, including flights and car hire. Discounts of up to 25% for children low season.

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Finca Ciguena, Andalucia
Big enough for:

6

Location:

Just a short drive from the golden sands of the unspoilt Costa de la Luz, with the charming fishing village of Conil de la Frontera touching the waterfront in one direction and two 18 hole golf courses flanking the shore in the other. This lovely villa has a fenced pool and so is ideal for families with small children or crawling babies.

Accommodation:

A typical combination of white walls and tiled floors creates a light and airy feel throughout the house, whilst thoughtful touches such as decorative wrought iron lamps and attractive fabrics add an air of comfort. There is: Living/dining room ( fireplace, TV, DVD, CD). Kitchen/ breakfast room (microwave, dishwasher, washing machine). Double bedroom with en suite shower room (large walk-in shower). Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom.

Facilities:

Lawns, covered and open terraces., in-built barbecue, private parking, DVD TV CD 2 bathrooms

For children:

Cot and highchair are available on request. Fenced pool

Pool:

private fenced swimming pool (10m x 4m) with Roman steps.

Price guide:

From £595 - £1495 (depending on season) per week. Flights extra. Jerez, Seville and Gibraltar airports within easy reach.

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Casa Mariola
Location:

Its privileged position in the pretty rural community of Las Breñas means that Casa Mariola is only 300m from the nearest of the village's two restaurants, whilst the island's sandy shores are just 3.5km away via scenic lanes.  This picturesque south-western corner of Lanzarote is home to some of the island's most sought after beaches, with the string of unspoilt sandy coves of Papagayo being only 20 minutes from the house on the most southerly tip of the coastline.  Another of the islands highlights, the flower-decked village of Yaiza, provides all amenities and is just 7 minutes away by car. 

Accommodation:

A recent and contemporary design has ensured that Casa Mariola's smart rooms are light and airy, with up-to-date furnishings and attractive pastel colour schemes.  There are 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Upstairs on the first floor an en suite bedroom enjoys easy access to the property's roof terrace whilst downstairs in the spacious living room patio doors lead the way to the outdoor area where a shady pergola provides an ideal spot for al fresco dining whilst looking out onto the pool and a pretty garden of cactus plants, splashed with the bright foliage so typical of these southerly isles. Very comfortable, with air conditioning and fully equipped kitchen.

Facilities:

Air-conditioning, DVD/CD, Ornamental cacti garden,   covered and open terraces,  barbecue, gated pool

For children:

Gated pool

Pool:

Private fenced swimming pool with corner Roman steps

Sleeps:
6
Price guide:

Prices for 5-6 from £895 to £1495 for a weeks villa rental only depending on season. Small party rates for either 1-2 or 3-4. Rates for 3-4 range from £750 to £950

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Villa La Terme, Tuscany
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Villa La Terme

Location:

 Villa le Terme offers fully renovated farmhouse accommodation in Tuscany, with views over the Chianti hills, a short distance from the medieval village of San Gimignano. 

Accommodation:

The villa has 5 bedrooms arranged over both floors, with various beautifully furnished living  and dining areas. Perfect for an extended family or group, with the option to have further accommodation for an even larger gathering.

Enter through an entrance hall on the ground floor into the kitchen, fully equipped for large parties. The main dining room, equipped with a Hi-Fi, has doors that lead to the patio. The living room has been converted from the old barn, it has sofas, satellite TV and home cinema and spiral stairs that lead to the mezzanine floor with pool table.

There is a pizza room with a wood burning pizza oven and indoor barbeque. Also on this floor is a double bedroom which is accessed via the dining room, it has an en-suite spa with showers (one cold, one hot/cold), sauna, steam room, WC, sinks and corner Jacuzzi bath.

First Floor On this floor is a double bedroom with en-suite Jacuzzi bath; there is also another double bedroom with separate external access and seating area, huge fireplace and en-suite bathroom. There are also two further double, en-suite rooms and a separate shower room. 

Facilities:

Tennis court, WiFi, Pool table, childrens toys and playground, partial air conditioning, Ipod docking, underfloor heating, steam room, jacuzzi.

For children:

Children toys and playground. 

Pool:

Large fenced pool (16m x 7m)

Additional Information:

For larger groups, you may rent a cottage located on the same estate which accommodates up to 10 additional guests.

Maid service is included twice per week - extra can be arranged at extra cost as well as, chef servicem, meal delivery, transfers, guided tours, cookery classes and all manner of activities.

Sleeps:
10
Price guide:

£5306 - £9834 per week depending on season

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Periyali Villas
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Periyali villas Vassilikos. Beautifully refurbished 2-3 bedroom family villas, each with small private pool, close to the famous ‘Turtle Beach’ at Gerakas, sleeping from 2 – 6 guests. Large shared pool with separate children’s pool. Offers the ideal combination of self catering, childcazre and on site facilities, but set within a small, quiet, unspoilt environment.

Big enough for:

2-6 people

Location:

Ideally located, just 700m nearest village with shops, Porto Roma. Plenty of tavernas and Zakynthos Town close enough for day/evening trips by car. The resort is set just above a little shingle cove, 10 minutes walk from a long sandy beach. Walk is attractive, past animals etc and is fine for a buggy.

Accommodation:

Eleven newly refurbished two-bedroom villas and one 3-bedroom villa, set in spacious grounds, each with its own small pool and private garden terrace with barbecue.All with open-plan kitchen-dining-living area with air conditioning, full cooker, fridge freezer, microwave, TV, CD/DVD and bath and/or shower room Private swimming pools approx. 5m x 3m (depth 1.2m)

Facilities:

Main swimming pool approx.12m x 7.5m (depth 1.3m-2m) Separate children’s pool approx. 3.8m x 3.8m (depth 0.6m) Crèche and Children’s Club, snack bar/cafe, table tennis, laundry service (payable locally)

Child Care:

professionally-run creche and kids club -Turtles Club -from 6mths to 10 yrs, NNEB or equiv nannies. 2 evening sessions. Excellent facilities and structured programmes. Prices:‘Hatchlings’ Crèche Full day option: £200 per week per child week Half-day option only: £125 per week per child Supplements for under 2s: £40 for full day; £25 for half-days Turtles Club: 5-10 yrs Full day option: £200 per week per child Half-day option: £125 per week per child

Pool:

Gated plunge pool with each villa.

Price guide:

£599 - £1090 per person for a week based on 4 sharing. Discounts for children outside of peak season. Prices include flights, accommodation and car hire.

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Yialiskari House, Corfu
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Yialiskari House, Corfu

Location:

A charming house in a superb setting, this is a lovely comfortable villa with lovely views and a gated pool, perfect for larger or sharing families with four bedrooms.

Yialiskari House is in the location of the villages of KalamiKouloura, and Yialiskari which are among the prettiest villages on Corfu’s north-east coast. 

Accommodation:

The villa is decorated with a charming English style, comfortable sofas, and a nice combination of country style and modern furniture. The

Kitchen/dining room has a low wall overlooking sitting room, with steps down to sitting room, the modern kitchen opens on to dining terrace.

The comfortable and light sitting room with fireplace opens on to covered terrace. The Master suite is on the ground floor with an en suite bathroom and doors onto the covered terrace.

On the first floor there are a further three twin bedrooms that all have ensuite shower or bathrooms, and doors opening onto a shared balcony overlooking the gardens and pool.

A footpath ruins from the house to the beach about 5 minutes away.

Facilities:

Air Conditioning throughout, gated pool, incesct screens, ipod dock, satalite TV.

Pool:

The gated and fenced pool is accessed via a gate from the terrace which overlooks the pool and flower filled gardens.

Additional Information:

Rental includes; Car hire,  Maid up to 3 hours 6 days per week,  Linen change twice weekly,  Welcome pack,  Air conditioning, and there is a cook Service available on request (at an additional cost).

Sleeps:
8
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Avra House, Corfu
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Avra House, Corfu

Big enough for:

up to 6

Location:

Superb villa for a family looking for privacy and seclusion whilst still within walking distance ( 10 mins) of the more developed (but gorgeous) bays of Kalami and Kouloura with beaches shops, tavernas and water sports. The villa has stunning views from the outside areas and a gated pool, making this perfect for families with young children who want to be private but close to amenities. A lovely area for families looking for a child and baby friendly luxury holiday.

Accommodation:

With the emphasis being more on the outside areas of the house – the two bedrooms and open plan living area are simply furnished, have a light comfortable feel and the kitchen has washing machine/dishwasher etc. There is shower room in the house and also another by the pool, along with a pretty eating area with sink and fridge. The views are spectacular and from the pool area you can see direct sea views over the pretty bay. NB there are some low walls at the villa, so close supervision of toddlers and young children essential.

Facilities:

maid service– up to 2 hrs 5 days a week, dial up internet and Air con – payable locally, bbq, insect screens, cd player.

Pool:

Gated 11m x 5 m approx, 1.45m-1.45m deep with built-in steps. The pool area is equipped with a changing room with WC and outdoor shower, and a covered eating area with drinks fridge and sink.

Price guide:

Price per person from £600 to £1005, based on 4 sharing, and including flights, accommodation, taxi transfers and welcome food hamper.

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Yialiskari House, Corfu
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Yialiskari House, Corfu

Big enough for:

8

Location:

Close to Kalami, a very picturesque family resort, with a big Blue Flag beach, a choice of tavernas and shops, an excellent water sports centre and some great fishing off the rocks. Exquisite bays and coves perfect for exploring. Stunning location for that child and baby friendly luxury holiday in a beautiful villa. 

Accommodation:

Cool, airy and relaxed interiors with a mixture of English and Greek furniture – makes for very comfortable, contemporary accommodation. Master double bedrooms with en-suite, and opening onto private terrace shares the ground floor with the Sitting room, kitchen/dining room which all open onto a covered terrace, perfect for outdoor dining. Three further twin bedrooms all with en-suite shower rooms occupy the first floor. All bedrooms open onto the large shared balcony.

Facilities:

air con, satellite TV, BBQ, cook service on request, and shopping service to include breakfast and one meal a day. Maid service for up to 3 hours, 6 days a week.

Pool:

The swimming pool, gated for security, is on a slightly lower level, with its own paved terrace for sunbathing. freshwater, 10m x 6m (pool heating on request and payable locally)

Price guide:

Price from £1895 - £6690

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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 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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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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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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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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Manoir Atlantique, Nr Biarritz
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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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Martinhal, Sagres, Algarve
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Martinhaul, Sagres, Algarve, Portugal

Location:

On the unspoilt western Algarve, with small historic fishing ports and vast sandy beaches. Close to both Sagres and Cape St Vincent (the most westerly point in Europe), Martinhal is a new luxury resort with a contemporary feel and informal luxury – and offes both boutique hotel accommodation but also houses with resort facilities - which work especially well for families. The resort is surrounded by a protected natural park, and is considered an area of outstanding natural beauty, it is a great area for walking and discovering pretty seaside towns and ports.

Accommodation:

Rooms in the boutique hotel, or: Martinhal Houses, there are a total of 55 houses, with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, each with private garden and pool ( some fenced) Garden houses – ideal for families as centrally located within a garden and surrounding a pool, childrens pool and close to the childrens club Bay houses have views across the nature reserve. Ocean houses face Martinhal Bay and the sea. House Facilities: En-suite bathrooms, Sitting/dining room, Fully equipped designer kitchen with cooker, hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, Terrace or Veranda. Houses are decorated and designed to the highest standard, with modern stylish furniture, large windows, satalite tv, wireless internet access. The beautiful accomodations and resort suroundings make for the perfect luxury holiday with children.

Daily maid service and pre-order meals for home delivery also available.

Facilities:

Whether travelling with baby, children or older teens, this resort has something for everyone.

3 Restaurants ,Snack Bar, 3 Bars, Pool bar, Juice bar 5 Swimming pools, including an indoor/outdoor pool, toddlers pool and a shallow entry beach style pool Fitness room, Tennis, Paddle tennis, Football pitch, Mountain bikes, Spa, Watersports, Beach.

For children:

Kids club for children aged 6 months to 10 years. Children's pools, Child friendly menus. Raposinhos ( Little fox) Creche and Kid's Club is open 7 days a week, from 9am to 6pm, and 8pm in July and August. A full range of activities is available. Charges apply Babysitting also available

Pool:

Some villas have gated pools. Pinewood houses - pools can be fenced

Price guide:

Prices range from £1,232 per week up to £3,731 per week depending on size and season.

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Villa Oasis, Lanzarote
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Villa Oasis

Big enough for:

6

Location:

Nestling into the hillside  near to Oasis de Nazaret,  within a pretty enclave of traditional homes, this is a light and welcoming residence with colourful, airy rooms and wide outdoor terraces that look out across the swimming pool towards a wonderful sweep of typical countryside.  The nearby  historic town of Teguise, the island’s former capital and a delightful centre of cobbled streets and typical squares that become a hub of activity on Sundays when the town plays host to the island’s largest weekly market.

Accommodation:

With its gated pool and spacious accommodation, this is a great villa for a relaxing child friendly luxury holiday. Bright, light and spacious rooms with a south facing outlook over the terrace towards the sea. The spacious living area and bedrooms , one double and two twins.The kitchen is modern with everything you'll need, there is a separate laundry room. The open plan living and dining room open out onto the terrace for dining al Fresco or just enjoying the views.

 

Facilities:

Pretty grounds of flowerbeds, open and covered terraces. In-built barbecue. Shower room. Poolside shower

Pool:

Gated pool with covered terrace and outside shower.

Additional Information:

WiFi available at small extra cost

Sleeps:
6
Price guide:

£595-£1350 per week depedning on date and occupancy.

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Ca Na Miracles, Pollenca
Location:

The villa enjoys a location that is both convenient and attractive. With a lovely shady terrace, summer kitchen, gated swimming pool and a lawned garden, Ca Na Miracles is ideal for a relaxed family and baby friendly holiday. It is close enough to Pollenca (5 mins drive) and Puerto Pollenca (12 mins, beaches and town) to take advantage of everything these areas have to offer but tranquil enough to enjoy the peace of the surrounding countryside

Accommodation:

Very comfortable with lighty and airy contemporary styling, the villa boast a very well equipped kitchen and a light and spacious lounge, plus 2 air conditioned bedrooms – 1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom with 1 full bathroom

Facilities:

Oven and hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, TV (for DVD only), CD player, safe, barbecue, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided.

Pool:

Private gated swimming pool 8.5m x 4.2m (depth 1-2.2m) with outdoor shower room.

Price guide:

From £460 per person based on 4 sharing including flights, air conditioned hire car and child car seats Child concessions of 10-25% are applicable for children aged 2-11 years of age on certain departure dates

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Sa Mosquera Menorca
Big enough for:

8

Location:

Sa Mosquera has a great location - situated in the rural neighbourhood of Ses Mongetes, yet only 5kms from the old capital Ciutadella, with its charming labyrinthine cobbled streets and arcaded squares. There are a range of pretty coved beaches is a 10 minute drive from the house. The house is ideal for large families or two families travelling together – it has spacious accommodation, gardens and an added bonus for those with babies or toddlers - a fenced pool. The ideal house for a completely relaxed stress-free baby friendly holiday in peaceful countryside surrounding and yet only a few minutes drive form all the amenities of a characterful town.

Accommodation:

There are three twin rooms and a double - all with air conditioning, ( one twin ensuite) open plan living/dining room and kitchen. Accommodation is spacious and décor is bright, colourful and modern, with simple comfortable interiors. The outside has a wide terraces, covered patio with BBQ, good sized mature garden with shady trees and a lovely pool which is fenced for safety.

Facilities:

wood burning stove,TV, DVD, CD, microwave, dishwasher washing machine, built in bbq

For children:

gated pool

Pool:

FENCED: Private swimming pool (8m x 4m) with Roman steps

Price guide:

£650 ( April ) to £2295 ( August) – small party rate available for selected dates

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Santa Maria, Nr Mahon
Big enough for:

16

Location:

Only 15 minutes from Mahon is Santa Maria - a stunning 200-year-old stone building, beautifully restored and furnished. In the expansive grounds is a 15m x 6m feature rock swimming pool, gated for safety and with a large shallow area. Perfectly located as there is private access to a beach, 15 minutes walk across the owner’s land and to an entirely private rocky cove (please note the estate is a working farm and that there are some resident cats).

Accommodation:

The main house has a large dining room with glass doors to outside terrace and sofas, living room with satellite TV and VCR, spacious farmhouse style kitchen with large table and chairs. Two interconnecting double/twin bedrooms sharing a bathroom. Double bedroom with en-suite shower. On the first floor there is a substantial master bedroom with huge bathroom. The farms’ ancient outbuildings have been beautifully converted into further accommodation: Two guest cottages, each with twin/double bedrooms with en-suite showers. A further cottage with twin/double bedroom, double bedroom and double bunk bedroom sleeping four, all with en-suite showers, and a children’s playroom with toys. These rooms do not interconnect but share a partly covered terrace. The layoout of this villa make for an ideal baby friendly holiday with a group or extended family.

Facilities:

Top quality chef, waitress services, morning and evening cleaning and fulltime gardener are ALL included. Airport meet and greet.•Three deliciously grand meals per day are prepared upon chosen schedule - food costs payable locally. Volleyball hiking satellite tv with English channels childrens play area bicycles archery air con ipod docking

For children:

fenced pool, play area table tennis

Pool:

gated pool

Price guide:

From £9993 to £16559 (depending on season), 7 nights up to 16. Can also take an additional 4 guests

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Casa Almendro, Andalucia
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Casa Almendro

Big enough for:

8

Location:

Situated within attractive enclosed grounds in a pretty area of open fields and woodland, this smart country home enjoys all of the advantages of a rural location whilst at the same time being only 10 minutes by car from the long sandy beaches that make the Costa de la Luz such an appealing destination for a baby firendly holiday.

Accommodation:

The house sits in  a quiet area with open fields and woodland views but is still only a few minutes by car to nearby pretty coves or the long sandy beaches of Conil de la Frontera with its beachfront restaurants and cafes.

The villa has an open plan living room/kitchen/ dining room, double bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor. The interiors combine traditional Spanish furniture with bright walls, artwork and modern convieniences.

Upstairs there is a double bedroom with door to covered terrace. A twin bedroom with door to the covered terrace and another twin bedroom, as well as a shower room.

The garden is enclosed, flat and lawned  - perfect for small children, and there is a samll gated pool, BBQ, and outside dining area inderthe terrace.

Facilities:

This vIlla benefits form having WiFi. There is a fenced pool and enclosed garden with BBQ. The kitchen is well equipped and includes a dishwasher. 

Pool:

Fenced pool within an enclosed garden.

Price guide:

From £495 per week in low season.

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Els Pins
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Els Pins, Tamariu, Costa brava, Catalonia

Big enough for:

2-8

Location:

Hard to beat location, set on a wooded hillside just 450m walk from the steps leading to the pretty, unspoilt and family-oriented resort of Tamariu on the northern Costa Brava,which retains a very Catalan feel. Lovely cove sandy beach backed by several local restaurants and cafes, simple shopping facilities. Only 10 mins or so drive to the stunning Medieval towns of Begur and Pals, and the neighboring resorts of Llafranc, Aigua Blava, Sa Rieira and Calella. There is a very pretty coastal walking path linking the resorts, but if you prefer a more leisurely means of travel, there is a regular tourist bus service along the coast - which is open topped and climbs up to the lighthouse giving stupendous views over the bay. Dali's house at Port Ligat, the picturesque artists town of Cadaques and the Dali museum at Figueres are all within easy reach by car. Gerona airport is only 45 mins drive, and Barcelona just 1.5 hrs.

Accommodation:

Ideal for child and baby friendly holidays the villa is comfortably furnished and decorated with flair, well laid out accommodation lends itself easily to relaxed summer living. Open and covered terraces lead from the main living room, the kitchen is well equipped for large party catering and there is table tennis for impromptu tournaments! Mature trees set in the lawn provide additional shade and an ideal spot for post lunch siestas. Ground floor: Sitting/dining room (TV, DVD, CD, i-pod dock). Inner hall (telephone). Shower room. Kitchen/breakfast room (dishwasher, oven, microwave). Utility room (washing machine). Central heating throughout the house.  WiFi.

First floor: Principal double bedroom (king size bed) with en suite bathroom. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom (additional pull-out bed). Each bedroom has access onto the sun terrace. Bathroom.

Basement: Garage (table tennis).

Outside: Barbecue. Enclosed garden. Open and covered terraces.Private gated and heated swimming pool (8m x 4m) with corner Roman steps.

For children:

Private gated and heated swimming pool (8m x 4m) with corner Roman steps, table tennis, enclosed lawned garden

Pool:

Private gated and heated swimming pool (8m x 4m) with corner Roman steps.

Price guide:

From £695 to £2985 per weekly rental, depending on season. Flights and car hire extra.

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Borgo Di Campioni, Tuscany
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Borgo Di Campioni, Tuscany

Big enough for:

10

Location:

This lovely luxury house has a fantastic location in the hills of western Tuscany yet within easy reach of Lucca, Florence and not too far from the beaches at Forte Dei Marmi. Borgo di Campioni is a beautifully renovated farmhouse set amongst woods and fruit orchards, and with stunning views over the olive groves in the surrounding countryside. The villa has lots of spacious rooms, a lovely garden and a gated pool making it ideal if you're travelling with baby or children on board.

Accommodation:

High ceilings with wooden beams, terracotta floors, and exposed stone walls. Spacious rooms with large windows overlooking the surrounding hills. Ground Floor - Entrance hall, living room with dining area and working fireplace, suite with living area and 1 double bedroom en suite, 1 guest bathroom ( also suitable for wheel chair use) First Floor - 1 double bedroom en suite, 1 twin bedroom en suite, a family suite - 1 twin bedroom interconnecting to a double bedroom, both share a bathroom. Lots of flexibility with this house, with lots of eating areas, lounges, and bedroom options, perfect for a large family group or a couple of families travelling together.

Facilities:

Fenced and heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, air conditioning throughout, central heating, broadband internet included, satellite television, baby cot & high chair on request, table tennis, wine bar.

For children:

Fenced, heated pool, table tennis, broadband

Pool:

12m x 6m solar heated and fenced swimming pool, pool house with fully equipped kitchen and covered al fresco dining area. The garden is also well lit so long evenings outside can be enjoyed to the full.

Price guide:

£3657 -£5301 per weekly depending on season

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Daios Cove, Crete
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Daios Cove, Crete

Location:

Opened in 2010 Daios Cove is nestled in a stunning area of natural beauty in North East Crete. It combines a great selection of luxury accommodation, all great for families of any size, excellent childcare and has a private beach perefct for a child and baby friendly luxury holiday. Close to Agios Nikolaos, offereing restaurants, shops etc and a good base for excursions to historical sites such as Knossos, or trips to the island of Spinalonga. This resort is great for families looking for spacious accommodation, great childcare combined with modern luxury.

Accommodation:

With a great selection of luxury rooms, suites and villas, Daios cove really does offer suitable accommodation for everyone. Choose from deluxe rooms with or without pool to luxury suites, and villas. Deluxe rooms - The luxurious rooms have a modern and elegant decor in calming tones. The room's 42sqm includes an open plan double bedroom and living area, an en suite bathroom with separate bath and shower and a balcony. These are available with either partial sea view, sea view, or a sea view with private pool. ( 2 adults, 1 child) Junior /One & Two bedroom suites enjoy furnished terraces, sea views, some have private pools and they also benefit from Club style service. One/Two/ three bedroom villas - Located on the private cove's waterfront these double level villas have beautiful views. Consisting of a bedrooms with king sized bed, en suite bathroom, separate living area, extra bathroom and a private heated pool on the terrace area. These can accommodate between 4-7 people.

Facilities:

Relax by the pools with views over the beach or at the private sandy beach itself. Take time out in the spa or adults only pool, while the kids have fun with organised activities. The private beach, has water sports. Scuba diving and sailing are available. Restauarnts include a traditional Greek Taverna, to modern Italian, and themed nights. Rooms come with stocked mini-bar, i-pod docking stations, WiFi, and satellite tv.

For children:

The new purpose built creche facility is for children from 4 months to 4 years old. For older chidren (4-12 years old) they can enjoy themselves discovering dinosaurs, superhero stories, Cretan pirate adventures and space explorers in the Daios Kids Club under the guidance of multilingual professional nannies. Monday - Saturday (April to October), 10am - 1pm and 3pm - 6pm. Creche For 4 months to 3 years, From 22 Euros for one session for 2-3 years and 30 Euros for one session for 4 - 48 months. Kids' Club For 4 to 11 year olds,. Complimentary and pre-bookable service

Price guide:

7 Nights from £459 per adult Low Season 7 Nights from £1175 per adult High Season Including flights, and transfers.

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Can Vall Luna
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Can Vall Luna, Alcudia

Location:

Can Vall Luna is ideally situated between the charming towns of Pollenca and Alcudia, both of which are sought-after destinations for many holiday makers as they benefit not only from beautiful sandy beaches along the bay, but also from a huge variety of leisure activities, shops and restaurants. 

Accommodation:

This lovely villa with far reaching views offers modern unfussy interiors with light and spacious rooms, decorated with wooden furniture, white walls and fresh simple furnishings. The impressive kitchen is fitted with all mod cons and has all you would need to make anyhing from a light meal to a large dinner to have on the outside dining terrace.

Five bedrooms all en-suite including a master bedroom.

A chef and maid service are available on request. A pre arrival shopping service is also avaialble.

Facilities:

Barbecue, CD Player, Central Heating, DVD Player, Espresso Machine, Under floor heating, Internet Access, Table Tennis, Trampoline, TV (Satellite TV with English Channels), Washing Machine & Dryer.

Pool:

The sparkling 8x4m swimming pool, lit to perfection at night, provides protective fencing for the younger guests and with that, peace of mind for their parents. 

Sleeps:
8
Price guide:

From £4254 for a seven night stay.

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Villa Tenuta della Tuscia
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Villa Tenuta della Tuscia

Location:

Located in acres of pretty gardens is this elegant country house, peacefully secluded in the hills of northern Lazio.

Just 45km from beaches at Tarquinia. and the centre of Rome being only 61km away this is a great base for any family wanting to explore the sights and then retreat to the tranquility of this luxury villa. The local town of Capranica has all local amenities as well as the train station and is only 5km away.

Accommodation:

Beautifully restored villa with hand crafted brick floors, elegant formal rooms and light spacious airy rooms.

The sitting room, study, dining room and kitchen with large breakfast table are complemented, at lower ground level, by an enormous, social space, with cool, pale flagstone floor, vaulted ceiling, and access to the poolside with table tennis. 

The four bedroom layout really lends itself well to a couple of families staying together with two master bedrooms and the other bedrooms shared out over two sides of the house, giving each or group the flexibility of their own space. two further twin rooms as well as extra beds available in ante rooms.

The lower ground floor has relaxed seating and space for table tennis, as well as tow shower rooms, this area opens out onto pool area.

 

Facilities:

WiFi is available, extra shopping service, cook service on request.

 Plasma satellite TV (with 200 channels, including movies in sitting room and kitchen) , DVD player,  Hair dryer (each bedroom),

 Barbecue, Table tennis.

 Security system

Pool:

Large private fenced pool in pretty gardens and lawns. 4m x 12m with built in steps. 1.30m deep (uniform depth). Solar shower.

Pool towels are provided

Additional Information:

Maid 4 hours, 4 days per week, Linen change weekly,  Welcome pack.

The villa staff are available to assist with cooking (hazelnut tart a speciality!), shopping, personal laundry for an additional cost as required.

A cot and high chair are available for those families travelling with baby or toddlers.

Sleeps:
10
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Le Sarrail
Stay:

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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Villa Juani, Costa Brava
Stay:

Villa Juani 

Location:

This lovely bright three bedroom villa is nestled into a gentle wooded slope in an attractive residential area just outside the picturesque medieval town of Begur and only a short drive from the soft sandy beach at the renowned beauty spot of Aigua Blava. Villa Juani is an excellent choice for families who wish to discover this spectacular rugged coastline, sprinkled as it is with an abundance of tiny inlets and unspoilt fishing villages such as Sa Riera, Sa Tuna and Tamariu where local fishermen still put out to sea at daybreak, their catch supplying the many family run seafront restaurants and colourful local markets

Accommodation:

The light and bright interior is welcoming and well equipped, with an open plan living/dining area and adjoining kitchen opening onto a barbecue patio that is ideal for outdoor catering. 
Two twin bedrooms. Double bedroom with en suite bathroom, and an extra shower room

Facilities:

DVD , TV, Gated pool, walking distance to town and short hop to the beach.

Pool:

Gated pool - 6m x 3m with Roman steps

Additional Information:

There are a number of  steps leading up from the lane to the house.

Sleeps:
6
Price guide:

£1650 in high season, prices vary for low season.

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son genet
Location:

Bordered by  citrus groves, Son Genet sits in gorgeous private grounds just outside the hilltop village of Búger - which has a Saturday market, two local cafes and a popular bakery selling essential groceries and fresh croissants.. From the poolside terraces there are very impressive views across to the Massanella and Tomir peaks of the Tramuntana mountains on one side and all the way to the north coast on the other. And it's just 12km to both the famous bird sanctuary of S'Albufera and pretty, Old Alcúdia with its Roman history and renowned restaurants. The Bay of Pollensa and its sandy beaches are just a 20 min drive away - so the villa offers the perfect combination of rural tranquillity and easy access to beaches and characterful market towns.

Accommodation:

A lovingly refurbished farmhouse, the interior design combines both the traditional and the contemporary to great effect. Exposed stonework, wooden beams, local ceramics and colour-washed walls abound. 

Ground floor : Living room (TV, DVD, CD, WiFi, pool table). Dining room with doors to shaded terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine) with doors to dining terrace. Hallway. Shower room. Staircase to...
Ground/first floor: Mezzanine double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and dressing room.

First floor: Double bedroom (A/C). Twin bedroom (A/C).

Outside: Extensive decked sun terrace. Shower. Barbecue. Dining terrace. Table Tennis. Terraced grounds. Private parking.

 

Private swimming pool (9.5m x 4.5m) with gated access, wooden decking and stylish sun loungers.

New for 2015...
Ground floor: Sitting/reading room. Shower room. Staircase to...
Middle floor: Double (or twin*) bedroom (A/C).
First floor: Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room.

Facilities:

Table tennis, wi fi, gated pool, BBQ, pool table, gated swimming pool, gardens, air con

For children:

Gated pool, gardens, table tennis, pool table

Pool:

 (9.5m x 4.5m) with gated access

Sleeps:
10
Price guide:

From £1550 to £2850 per weekly rental, depending on the season, based on 10 guests. There are lower rates for smaller parties of up to 6, from £995 to £2250 available most of the year but excluding late July and August.

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Casa Torre Vella
Stay:

Casa Torre Vella, Catalunya

Big enough for:

6 in three bedrooms ( one double, two twins)

Location:

Being close to all amenities and within walking distance of a restaurant (250m), guests at Casa Torre Vella can choose between the culture and history of the very traditional market town of Torroella de Montgrí (5.2 km) and the nearby medieval stone villages of Peratallada and Pals or the bustle of the more tourist orientated coastal resort of Estartit (3.8km) with its selection of restaurants overlooking the marina, pedestrianised shopping area and range of watersports. 

Accommodation:

Well appointed and comfortably furnished with two twin bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor and a double bedroom and bathroom on the first floor, Casa Torre Vella is ideally suited to summer living with a larger terrace and al fresco dining area, gated pool and fully enclosed garden. The house comes with a barbecue.  Semi-covered terraces with extendible awnings.   There is private parking available.

This villa is light and bright with spacious rooms and well suited to child and baby friendly holidays in this lovely area of Catalunya.

Facilities:

This attractive three bedroom home enjoys an enviable position within the pretty residential neighbourhood of Torre Vella.  Being just 3.8km from the sea, it is within easy access of coastal amenities whilst the option of pool fencing and stair gates within the house makes it an ideal choice for young families. 

Pool:

Private heated swimming pool (7.5m x 3.5m) with Roman steps.  An optional pool fence is available. Poolside shower

Sleeps:
6
Price guide:

From £695 to £1850 per week depending on month of travel.

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La Pratola
Stay:

La Pratola, Chianti, Tuscany

Location:

Le Pratola offers the peace and panoramas of a location in rural Chianti, it’s just over a mile from the Pozze di Lecchi restaurant, and about 2 miles from a grocery store, church and town center and close proximity to Siena and Florence.

Accommodation:

Le Pratola’s stone walls and beamed ceilings are a traditional envelope for striking modern interiors. In the living room, a sleek sectional is pulled up to an original fireplace surround, and a red Lucite coffee table and striped chair add fun, glamorous touches. The dining room is open and airy, with a large arched window, and the state-of-the-art kitchen pairs stone countertops with glossy red cabinets.

Each of the villa’s five air-conditioned bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom stocked with a hairdryer and toiletries. There are four bedrooms with queen beds, one of which also has a sofa bed. The fifth bedroom has two twin beds as well as a trundle bed. For the smallest guests, baby equipment like a crib, highchair and booster seat is available.

Facilities:

Floor heating, Alarm, Cable TV, WIFI, Fitness equipment, Pool table and games room, Air Con in bedrooms and dining room. Gated pool with remote control cover.

Child Care:

On request at extra cost.

Pool:

Heated Infinity pool with gates and electronic pool cover,

Additional Information:

 The catering is made easy for you, with the Per Voi grocery delivery service, bring groceries to your door, including both local delicacies and essentials such as nappies. With a daily cleaning service and a chef on request, it will definitely feel like a holiday. Spa service, chef, babysitting and Villa pre stocking serviceavailabe a exra cost.

Sleeps:
10
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Can Almendra
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Can Almendra, Mallorca

Big enough for:

10 ( plus 2 at extra cost)

Location:

This spacious and tastefully furnished country estate is situated in a peaceful, rural position about 20 minutes from the beaches at Porto Christo and Calla Millor.

Accommodation:

Surrounded by 4 acres of land this lively house decorated with a warm country style, with fantastic outside areas and an open, airy interior. The main occupancy of Can Almendra is 10 guests. On request however and at extra cost, 2 additional guests can be accommodated in the separate annex near the pool area. The annex has twin beds and a small shower room.

Main house consists of well equipped kitchen , open plan living space opening onto terrace, cosy snug, spacious dining room, and laundry room First floor study area and two ensuite bedrooms with access to terrace.

The studio ( accessed via kitchen and extrernally) with double bedroom and kitchenette, The Guest apartment ( accessed internally and externally) has double and twin room with living area and kitchen. The separate annexe near the pool is available on request at extra cost and has twin beds,

Facilities:

Air Conditioning, Barbecue , Boules, Children's Play Area, Internet Access (Wireless Broadband), Library (CD's), TV (Satellite TV with English Channels) Washing Machine & Dryer

For children:

Sandbox in the garden, childrens toys available in the villa The internal staircase can be enclosed with a safety net for families with very young children.

Pool:

Gated kidney-shaped swimming pool (approx. 10 x 8 m)

Additional Information:

Closest shops/restaurants: Sant Llorenc (5-10 -minute drive), Manacor (5km), Porto Cristo (8km), Cala Millor (10km) Nearest airport: Palma Airport - 60km Nearest beach: There are a great variety of sandy beaches within 15-20 minutes

Sleeps:
10
Price guide:

From £4788-£7421 depending on dates and occupancy

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Villa Petros
Location:

Ideally located on a hillside just 150 m from the beach and 200m from the nearest mini-market, this lovely, spacious villa is an ideal choice for a relaxed child and baby friendly holiday in the glorious unspoilt surroundings of North east Corfu. Just 1km from Avlaki with its beaches and tavernas, and just 1.5km from lively Kassiopi, the villa offers peace and tranquillity yet with all facilities close to hand.

Accommodation:

Spacious and with cool, comfortable, contemporary decor, this is a truly delightful villa, with seaviews across the rooftops and just a couple of minutes stroll to the beach.There are 4 bedrooms, all en suite, and a double and twin on each floor - making the villa ideal for 2 families sharing. There is also a children playroom with beds, which can sleep an extra 2 small children. The lounge is spacious, with comfortable sofas and a large LCD TV, and there is a further sitting room on the first floor. The country style kitchen is well equipped and has a dining area. The villa has lovely terraces with comfortable seating and dining furniture, well established gardens with lawn, and a fenced and heated (both optional) pool.

Facilities:

Air con (bedrooms), wi fi, satellite TV, CD player, heated and gated pool, BBQ, safe.Solar heated pool. Optional cook and boat hire service (subject to availability)

For children:

Playroom, gardens, fenced and heated pool. High chairs and cots available

Pool:

Optional fenced and heated pool. 8mx5m

Sleeps:
8
Price guide:

From £1657 to £3826 per weekly rental (flgihts extra) - based on 8 sharing. Reduced prices for smaller groups.

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Villa Irida
Stay:

Villa Irida, Corfu 

Big enough for:

12

Location:

The property overlooks the sandy beach of Kalamaki below, which has shallow gently shelving water ideal for young children. Also close by is the former fishing village of Kassiopi which  has everything you will need from cafes and restaurants to shops and bakeries. For the teenagers there are a couple of discos aswell

Accommodation:

On the ground floor is the traditional kitchen/dining room which is well equipped for a self catering villa holiday. To the side is the living room which has Satellite TV (full channels incl pay TV), DVD player and patio doors which lead out to a large covered terrace. 

On this level are the first four bedrooms, two twin bedrooms and two double bedrooms sharing two bathrooms adjacent(baths are 1.4m). 

An outside staircase leads up to the first floor to two studio suites, the first suite has twin bedroom, shower room, kitchenette, sitting area with single divan and a sea facing balcony. Whilst the second has the same facilities but with a double bedroom. (an extra bed is available at an additional charge of £150 per week) 

Facilities:

Outside a gated staircase leads up to the large 12 metre private pool which has ladders into the shallow and deep end.

There is also a seperate children's pool 2.5 x 3m (depth 0.5m). The whole area is well furnished with sun loungers, and parasols, aswell as several covered areas with poolside WC and pool table. There is also a table tennis and a children's play area with slide, swings and see-saw.

For those who love to barbecue, there is a fabulous barbecue kitchen with dining terrace. 
 

For children:

Childrens pool and play area. Table Tennis, pool table.

Sleeps:
12
Price guide:

From £1598 to £4025 per week per weekly rental (flights extra) - depending on season.

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Casa Da Areia
Location:

An extremely comfortable, spacious villa,  ideally located just 35 mins drive form Faro airport and just 1.5km from the blue flag beach of Olhos d'Agua, central Algarve, and within walking distance of some excellent amenities.The coastline around Olhos is well known for the striking natural contrasts of bright clay-coloured cliffs, vivid green of the tall umbrella pines and unbroken azure blue of the sky. The region’s marvellous beaches need little introduction being world famous for the quality, of their soft sand, clear waters and family friendly facilities. There is, indeed something for everyone in this wonderful part of the world where you will find totally unspoilt countryside just a few kilometres inland, an excellent choice of restaurants to suite all tastes and budgets and a fine selection of land and water sport facilities, which includes three championship golf courses within a 20 minute drive. Understandably very popular, arly booking is essential, especailly for peak season.

Accommodation:

The villa is light and airy, with spacious rooms decorated largely in blue and white. Accommdodation comprises of  downstairs cloackroom,  living/dining room (A/C, TV, DVD, CD, WiFi) with doors to covered terrace. Well equipped kitchen (A/C, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine). Double bedroom (A/C) with dressing area, en suite bathroom and doors to covered terrace. Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and doors to garden. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom and doors to terrace. Outside there is an in built barbecue,  shower, table football, covered dining terrace, sun terrace. There are lovely landscaped grounds with lawn. Private open and covered parking. Private swimming pool (10m x 5m) with corner Roman steps and long shallow ledge along one side - optional fencing and heating available. Separate heated children’s pool (4.6m x 2.4m).

For children:

Fenced and heated main pool (optional)

Childrens solar heated pool

lawns

Pool:

10x5 m private pool with roman steps and optional heating and fencing.

Sleeps:
6
Price guide:

From £1650 to £2795 per weekly rental, depending on season. Flights extra. Pool heating at additional cost

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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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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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Country Kids
Stay:

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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Pleiades Villas
Stay:

Pleiades Villas, Crete

Big enough for:

2-6

Location:

Set between Agios Nikolaos and Elounda in Crete, Pleiades villas is a unique collection of just 9 luxury 2 or 3 bedroomed villas with gardens and  private pools (which can be gated) and (some optional) hotel style services such as daily maid service, chef, butler, half board. The lovely villas overlook the stunning Bay of Mirabello - and there are a wide choice of beaches within a few minutes drive.

Accommodation:

Spacious and luxurious 2 or 3 bedroomed villas on 2 levels, with contemporary neutral decor with splashes of colour. Full equipped kitchens and comfortable lounge. Private pools (which can be fenced on request).

Facilities:

Reception, complimentary welcome package on arrival (1 bottle of wine, 1 basket of fruits, 1 bottle of water, 1 litre Orange juice, 1 litre milk, Coffee, Tea) 
Complimentary bath toiletries, daily cleaning, linen and towel change, A/C with individually Controlled Heating & Cooling (Living room - Bedrooms) 
*100% fine bed linen / Allergy proof pillows / Bathrobes and slippers.

Optional services: Pool fencing, grocery delivery, babysitting, butler Service breakfast or dinner in the villa, Chef, Massage, Microsoft X-BOX, half board or daily breakfast

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Child Care:

babysitting

For children:

Optional pool fencing, babysitting, Xbox

Pool:

Private pool with optional fencing

Spa:

Superb spa at the nearby Domes of Elounda Resort. In villa optional massage and beauty treatments.

Price guide:

From around £1600 to £4000 per vila per week, depending on size and season. Flights extra

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Finca El Coto
Location:

Ideally located in the unspoilt South East, just 3km from the lovely town of Santanyi, with its famous market, art galleries and artisan studios. Some great restaurants too. The award winning (No 10 in the Sunday Times best Beaches list)  S'Amarador beach is just 2km away, and there are a whole host of beautiful beaches and other market towns to explore nearby. The airport is just a 35 min drive away.

Accommodation:

This is a stunning property - a converted farmhouse with beautiful, extensive lawned gardens, a solar heated pool with optional fencing, and a lovely shaded pergola for outdoor dining. The house is very spacious, and decorated in a light and airy contemporary yet very comfortable style. There are 3 bedrooms in the main house, and 2 more in a separate annexe, which means it works well for 2 families, or for grandparents or older children who would like some of their own space. There is wifi, and air con in the bedrooms. Full details:

Ground Floor

  • Open-plan sitting room, kitchen and dining area leading to an external dining area
  • Double bedroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Shower room

First Floor

  • Master bedroom with king size bed, en suite shower room and private terrace

Annexe

  • 2 Twin bedrooms, each with shower room en suite (each with outside entrance, do not interconnect)
  • Utility area with laundry facilities and additional fridge
Facilities:

Washing machine • Dryer • Dishwasher • Microwave • WiFi • SKY TV (Sports and Movies) • Air conditioning (bedrooms) • DVD player • Hi-Fi • Safe • Coffee machine • Hair Dryer • Apple Sound System • Children's Toys •  Barbecue

For children:

Cot and highchair, optional fencing around pool

Pool:

Pool fencing can be requested at the time of booking.

9m x 4.5m, 1m - 2.5m deep with built-in steps and solar heating • Pool shower • Pool Towels 

Sleeps:
10
Price guide:

From around £2100 (Oct) to £6500 (peak summer) for a week's rental, flights extra.

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Villa Valle Longa
Location:

Villa Valle Longa is  set in an ideal location, just 18km from Porto vecchio (all facilities) and just 200 m stroll from a pretty sandy beach, and only a short drive (6km) from  the spectacular beach of Pinarello - a long sweep of soft white sand overlooked by a Genoese watchtower. The hamlet of Pinarello also has a collection of charming cafes, restaurants etc. Figari airport is only 44km away - so a short and easy car transfer.

Accommodation:

Comfortably furnished, and spacious, with 4 bedrooms, extensive terraces and private gated pool, the villa is ideal for a relaxed family holiday. The accommodation comprises of:

Ground floor: Open plan living/dining room, fully equipped kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom, separate wc.

Lower ground floor: Two double bedrooms, twin bedroom, two shower rooms, two separate wcs, laundry room.

Facilities:

Private gated pool (10m x 5m, maximum depth 1.6m), microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, television, dvd player, barbecue.

Pool:

Private pool (10m x 5m, maximum depth 1.6m) - separated from the terrace by a gate.

Price guide:

From £2060 to £4250 for a weeks rental (flights extra), depedning on season. can be priced with flights and car hire too if preferred.

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Martinhal Quinta
Big enough for:

2-10

Location:

Martinhal Quinta is set in its own grounds on the exclusive Quinta Do Lago site on the Algarve, just 15 mins drive from Faro, and well located to explore not only the rest of the coast and the Eastern Algarve, but inland too. Unspoilt Loule, with its fab market (excellent for fish and vegetables) for example can be reached in just over 10 mins. Estoi, Tavira, Olhao, Silves are all within easy reach. The resort offers the sought-after and rare combination of top quality self-catering accommodation with hotel style service and facilities, including creche and childrens’ club so it's perfect for that flexible luxury holiday with children in tow. An ideal destination for all seasons, for families travelling individually or together with friends.

Accommodation:

There are 2/3 bedroom townhouses, 3/4/5 bedroom villas, all with private pools and gardens – the townhouse pools are smaller, plunge pools, the villas' pools are larger. The houses and villas are all of a high standard. Decorated in cool, neutral colours with shaker style furniture, they are very spacious and well equipped. There is air conditioning/heating in all rooms, 52 in flat screen TV. DVD’s are available for hire. There’s a cd system in the lounge/dining room. The bedrooms are very large, all with spacious en suite bathrooms with both a shower and bath. Living/dining rooms are spacious and very comfortable. The kitchens are stylish and well equipped, bathrooms are spacious.

Facilities:

There is a very attractive central area with a huge pool and childrens pool, a poolside restaurant/café for lunches and snacks. There is a good creche and kids club, along with a Deli with with groceries and prepared dishes. Reception can arrange more or less anything – from bikes (for children too), to tennis, riding, golf and boat trips. The beach is a 2 min drive away (2km), with easy, shaded parking. There is an adult only swimming pool and a beach shuttle (local charge). Wifi.

Child Care:

A  kids club and creche from 6mth -8yrs (local charge). Very well run with a varied schedule of activities and committed staff. The Blue Room is a great place for older children and teenagers to hang out and chill.

For children:

A  kids club and creche from 6mth -8yrs (local charge). Very well run with a varied schedule of activities and committed staff. The Blue Room is a great place for older children and teenagers to hang out and chill.Baby Concierge service where baby/child equipment can be pre -ordered. Childrens pool.Babysitting.

Pool:

Private pools in the townhouses and villas can be fenced on request - subject to availability. Request at the time of booking.

Price guide:

Prices range from £1500- £5000 per week, depending on season and size of house or villa. Flights and transfers extra.

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Ses Crestes
Big enough for:

6 - but sleeps a maximum of 5 adults and one child under 10yrs.

Location:

Ses Crestes is Ideally located in unspoilt South Eastern Mallorca, just outside Porto Colom, in the select neighbourhood of Sa Punta. Cala D'or is withn easy reach (14km) - as are many of the other delightful towns, villages and beaches of this lovely area, such as Porto Petro, Santanyi and Cala Mondrago.Palma with its cathedral and excellent cultural and relaxation facilities, plus airport, is just under an hour's drive away.

Accommodation:

Ses Crestes is a semi detached villa with a modern feel, boasting 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The villa sleeps 6, but a maximum of 5 adults and one child under 10yrs.all rooms are spacious, airy and well furnished with parquet flooring upstairs, a contemporary fitted kitchen and fashionable bathrooms. From the balconies off the living room and principal bedroom there are lovely sea views over the bay towards Portocolom centre, out to the village of S’Horta and all the way across to the imposing hilltop landmarks of Santueri and Sant Salvador.Full details:

  • Ground floor: Entrance hall. Open plan living/dining room (TV, DVD, CD, WiFi) with balcony. Kitchen (oven, dishwasher, microwave) with doors to rear terrace. Utility room (washing machine) with door to rear terrace. Shower room. Central heating throughout the house (payable locally).
  • First floor: Double bedroom (A/C) with balcony and en suite bathroom. Twin bedroom (A/C). Single bedroom (A/C) (with pull-out single bed suitable for a child). Shower room. The twin and single bedrooms share a balcony overlooking the pool.
  • Outside: Table Tennis. Open and shaded terraces. Shower. Barbecue. Private parking plus lockable garage for storing bicycles
Facilities:

A/C,  WiFi , TV, CD/DVD, Table Tennis Fenced Pool (optional) cycle storage, barbecue

NB: Air conditioning (if required) is on a timer with usage paid directly to the house owner at €70 per week.

For children:

Fenced (optional) swimming pool

Pool:

Optional fence around pool

Price guide:

From £695 to £2450 for the weekly rental, depending on season. Flights and car hire or transfers extra.

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Can Tierra
Big enough for:

6

Location:

C'an Tierra is set in an enviable location, at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains, in peaceful cuntryside, yet just a short drive to all the amenities of unspolit Pollensa (4km), and the sandy beaches of Puerto Pollensa and Cala San Vicente (8km).The stylish Son Brull Hotel & Spa (restaurant and spa open to external guests) is close by - just 2.5km and there is much to explre in the region - such as the S'Albufera National Park (6.4km), Alcudia with its fascintating Old Town 7km. Beautiful Soller (62km), and Deia (70km) are within easy reach for a day trip - as is Palma - with its cathedral, art galleries, theatres and excellent food and shopping.

Accommodation:

This luxury 3 bedroomed villa has excellent facilities and a lovely contemporary/traditional design. Beneath the beamed ceilings of Ca’n Tierra’s interiors, traditional pieces are juxtaposed with modern artworks, tiled floors are sprinkled with oriental rugs, and there is a very contemporary twist on country style, most notable in the well equipped kitchen, which is open to an attractive dining room and leads out to the barbecue terrace. 
A stylish sitting room and two bedrooms complete the ground floor; while the upper level is a private enclave for the spacious master suite, where there are French doors from both the bedroom and its huge bathroom to a generous balcony, with great views over the garden to rolling hills and distant mountains and the sea visible in the distance. Outside, wrap-around terraces are covered for shade and furnished for dining.  and relaxation; and an inviting pool (optional fencing)is sunk into broad lawns, with clustered palms, floral borders, and table tennis.

Facilities:

Washing Machine •  Dryer • Dishwasher • Microwave • TV with DVD player  • WiFi  • Air-conditioning (in bedrooms)  • Built-in barbecue

Private pool 9m x 5m, up to 2m deep with shallow end. With removeable pool fence (please request on booking). Pool towels provided.

Optional cook service (subject to availability), maid service included in rental, mid week and Saturdays.

For children:

Optional pool fencing, gardens, table tennis

Pool:

Private pool 9m x 5m, up to 2m deep with shallow end. With removeable pool fence (please request on booking). Pool towels provided

Price guide:

From £1422 to £3633 for the weekly rental, depending on season. Flights and care hire extra.

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