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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.
Bali
Karma Jimbaran Bali
Location:
Karma Jimbaran combines the ambiance of a luxury boutique hotel with the space and flexibility of a villa – ideal for families. The resort’s luxury villas dot the hillside that leads down to the blue waters of Jimbaran Bay. The world class architecture brings together contemporary style, functionality, luxury and traditional Bali-influenced decor and design
Accommodation:
39 one, two, three and four-bedroom pool villas, and one Grand Residence. Each villa has a Balinese style garden with private pool. The spacious lounge pavilions features dining tables, designer kitchens, DVD/CD surround sound systems, televisions with satellite connections, wireless and broadband internet access.
Facilities:
Restaurant serving mediterranean cuisine, bar, chauffeur. In-villa chef, butler service on request, 24 hour in-villa dining, CD’s and DVD’s. Chakra spa. Also available: Elephant riding, white water rafting, surfing, deep sea fishing, horse riding, trekking and swimming with dolphins.
For children:
nannies and babysitting
Price guide:
From £2,259 (depending on season) for 7 nights, per adult in a one bedroom pool villa inc. breakfast & flights.
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Barbados
Villas on the Beach
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Big enough for:

1-6

Location:

Ideally located overlooking a lovely west coast beach, and yet just a few mins stroll from all the facilities of Holetown - shops, restaurants, cafes etc. 

Accommodation:

With uninterrupted sea views from the exceptional swimming pool, Villas on the Beach is directly beside the long sands of Holetown and offers a range of one, two and three bedroom apartments set around a large lagoon pool. Generously sized and enjoying gorgeous ocean views from private open balconies, they were designed by respected Caribbean architect Ian Morrison, and are  furnished for comfort and style, with bright highlight tones adding individuality to a cool neutral colour palette.All are fully air-conditioned, and each has an open-plan living/dining room with doors to a furnished terrace or balcony, and bedrooms with en suite bath or shower room. 

Facilities:

Shared lagoon pool, pool towels included,  cook service, washing machine, dishwasher, flat Screen TV (cable), DVD player, CD player • Telephone. (Facilities may vary from villa to villa).

Maid/Laundress service up to 6 hours, 6 days per week (some units have maid service only) • Linen change twice weekly • Air conditioning • Resort security • Cook Service Inclusive at some units, with cook preparing 2 meals a day, 6 days per week (Staff usually have one day off a week, cost of food is not included, shopping is available for an additional fee)

 

Price guide:

A 1 bedroom apartment ranges from just £1530 for a week May-14 Dec, to £2355 from 11 Jan-30 April, and a 2 bedroom ranges from just  £1,885 to £3,295 per week for the same dates. Flights extra.

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Church Point Two
Location:

Lovely, simply furnished villa with a superb, sought after West coast beachfront location(gate leads from garden to beach), with the shops and restaurants of Holetown a 5 min walk. Lovely Mullins beach is just 10 mins drive, and all the main attractions within easy driving reach.

Accommodation:

A simply styled, contemporary villa offering comfortable accommodation, a relaxed informal atmosphere, inclusive cook service, and lots of outdoor space. Within the house, the ground floor is occupied by the kitchen and open-plan living/dining room, which opens on to a covered patio sitting area. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a brightly furnished sundeck. In the adjacent ‘cottage’ there is a kitchenette and the third bedroom, a layout which may work well for  a family with teenagers, grandparents or nanny. All three bedrooms have air conditioning and en suite shower room. Outside, there are lawned gardens with plenty of natural shade from mature trees, and a barbecue and dining area, while a walled patio houses a plunge pool.            

 

 

                                                                                                                                                               

Facilities:

Pool, 3.5m x 3m, 1m-2m deep. Pool towels included

Washing machine • Dishwasher • TV (cable) • DVD player • CD player • Telephone • Internet connection • Safe • Hair dryers • Air conditioning in bedrooms • Ceiling fans • Built-in barbecue

Sleeps:
6
Price guide:

From £2447 - £3910 per weekly rental, depending on season. Rental includes Maid/laundress up to 6 hours, 6 days per week • Night watchman 7 days per week • Gardener • Air conditioning • Cook Service Inclusive with cook preparing 3 meals a day, 6 days per week, within these hours: 8:30am-1:30pm & 5:30pm-8:30pm (cost of food is not included, shopping is available for an additional fee)

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Canaries
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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Bahia Del Duque Villas
Big enough for:

2-4

Location:

These stunning  villas are part of the elegant Bahia del Duque resort on the upmarket Cosa Adeje, well known for its family-friendliness and superb all round facilities. They offer a fabulous child friendly luxury holiday option – ideal for long or short breaks year-round. The villas all have a private pool, spacious gardens and enormous windows. There is also a private leisure area, 24 hour room service and butler service.

Accommodation:

one and two bedroom villas stylishly decorated with spacious living room-dining room, kitchenette. The villas are all on one floor and have their own garden and swimming pool.

Facilities:

8 swimming pools with 2 dedicated for children. 9 restaurants for a choice of cuisines and 7 bars. Good sports facilities: 2 tennis courts, 2 squash courts, jogging circuit, beach volleyball, mountain biking, dance classes, aerobics, horse-riding, sailing and karting club. Also available archery, croquet, ping pong, pétanque, gigantic chess, Tai-Chi, painting.

For children:

mini club ( ages 3-12) exciting daily schedule including star gazing from the observatory, treasure hunts, nature trails. Magic shows and a mini-disco too.

Spa:

Fantastic spa with indoor and outdoor treatment areas.

Price guide:

from £2500 per adult and £1200 per child based on 7 nights b&b basis including flights and transfers.

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Baobab Suites, Tenerife
Location:

Just 500m from the heart of the town offering a fabulous choice of restuarants, bars and shops. Just a few minutes from the beach and froms it's elevated position it overlooks the prestigious Costa Adeje.

Accommodation:

Ideal accommodation for a child friendly luxury holiday: stylish modern suites with 1-4 bedrooms ( some with private pools/jacuzzis)  with fully equipped kitchens. 

The lavish suites range in size from elegant studios to a large 4-bedroom penthouse, and offer highly functional living spaces including state-of-the-art kitchens. Depending on the category of suite, features also include private swimming pools, terrace Jacuzzis and small private beaches.  

 

Facilities:

The hotel boasts two heated outdoor swimming pools with baby splash pools,  a squash court, beauty centre, and a spacious Kids Club.

BB, the stylish Pool Bar & Brasserie offers delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners as well as poolside snacks.

 At bite. delicatessen & café, a selection of  freshly baked selection of  breads, cakes and pastries are available, while the gourmet section offers everything you need to enjoy superb cuisine from the comfort of your suite.

An innovative selection of tapas and pinchos are offered at Xispa Gastro Bar, or you can enjoy a memorable fine dining experience in the elegant surroundings of Sucás restaurant.   

Child Care:

Saplings is open daily from 1000-1800, for children aged 0-12 years ( under 4's need to be accompanied by parent/guardian). 

It offers a spacious and bright environment for children with stimulating activities.

Babysittting can be arranged in suites

Price guide:

Prices from £700 pp including flights and transfers low season.

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Villa Oasis, Lanzarote
Stay:

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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Corsica
Le Pinede, Calvi
Stay:
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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La Casa Bianca Apartments
Big enough for:

4

Location:

In a sought after but hard to find location just 20 metres across from the beach, La Casa Bianca is a collection of modern, attractive apartments just above some of the shops and cafès facing the sea in the lovely hamlet of Pinarello. The appts are just 30 mins drive from Porto Vecchio - but the area all around is also well worth exploring - a string of beaches further north along the coast are within easy reach and day trips into the mountains for walks or swims in the rock pools are only a drive away.

Accommodation:

Cool, comfortable and contemporary in style, the appts offer:open plan kitchen –living-dining room with TV, DVD, and CD player. Kitchen area has hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. One bedroom apartment has one double bedroom, two bedroom apartment has one double and one twin. Two bed appts come with either one or two bathrooms

Facilities:

Air Conditioning, safe, reserved parking space

Price guide:

£495-£956 per person for a week including flights and car hire. Discount sof up to 25% for children outside high season.

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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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Costa Nera suites
Stay:

Costa Nera Suites, nr Porto Vecchio

Big enough for:

up to 4

Location:

Santa Giulia is considered on e of the best beaches on the isaland. The pale, turquoise waters of this crescent-shaped bay are unusually calm and shallow, barely knee deep and just right for little ones to splash and play in with confidence. There are water sports, beach bars and even a little shuttle service to Porto Vecchio in the high season: in short, all the key ingredients for the perfect child friendly holiday.

Accommodation:

Sleek, chic and brilliantly located, the 47 apartments are housed in eight separate units to maximise peace and privacy.  Each apartment has a large, private, partly-shaded terrace equipped with contemporary deck furniture. 

Apartments have an open plan living area as well as two bedrooms, a double and a twin. Fully equipped kitchen. Air conditioning throughout, smart elegant interiors and exterior space.

Breakfast is available for  supplement at a beach restaurant which is a couple of minutes walk away.

 

For children:

Family frinedly beach just moments away, gently shelving soft sand into usually calm and shallow waters.

Sleeps:
4
Price guide:

From £690pp in mid season, prices higher for peak season including flights and car hire 

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Villa Mare
Big enough for:

8

Location:

This stylish luxury villa has a near-perfect location on an exclusive residence, just 10 mins stroll from a sandy beach and restaurant, and just  5 mins drive from sophisticated  Ile Rousse. There is also a little coastal train (request stop close to the villa) which goes along the coast all the way to Calvi. There is much to explore in the area - stunning scenery and fascinating towns and villages. Calvi and its airport are just 25 mins drive, and Bastia airport 1hr 15 mins.

 

Accommodation:

Spacious, stylish and contemporary accommodation with light,neutral decor with terraces and stunning seaviews.Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor:Open plan living/dining area, satellite TV, DVD player, Ipod docking station, modern well - equipped kitchen, double bedroom with ensuite shower room and WC, twin bedroom with ensuite shower room and WC, separate WC

First floor:2 double bedrooms with ensuite shower and WC (one also has bath)

Balcony, and terrace with seaview (accessed from landing)

The heated (and alarmed) pool extends the 'swimming' season, and makes this villa as good a choice off season as in peak.

Ground floor:
  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area
  • Kitchen includes hob, oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
  • Satellite TV (one English-speaking news channel), DVD player, iPod docking station
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and WC
  • Separate WC
First floor:
  • Two double bedrooms with en-suite shower room and WC (one shower room has bath)
  • Access to balcony
  • Terrace with sea view off landing area at the top of the stairs
- See more at: http://www.simpsontravel.com/corsica-holidays/calvi-and-the-balagne/villas/villa-mare#sthash.bTzpqqQ6.dpuf
Ground floor:
  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area
  • Kitchen includes hob, oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
  • Satellite TV (one English-speaking news channel), DVD player, iPod docking station
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and WC
  • Separate WC
- See more at: http://www.simpsontravel.com/corsica-holidays/calvi-and-the-balagne/villas/villa-mare#sthash.bTzpqqQ6.dpuf
Ground floor:
  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area
  • Kitchen includes hob, oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
  • Satellite TV (one English-speaking news channel), DVD player, iPod docking station
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and WC
  • Separate WC
First floor:
  • Two double bedrooms with en-suite shower room and WC (one shower room has bath)
  • Access to balcony
  • Terrace with sea view off landing area at the top of the stairs
- See more at: http://www.simpsontravel.com/corsica-holidays/calvi-and-the-balagne/villas/villa-mare#sthash.bTzpqqQ6.dpuf
Ground floor:
  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area
  • Kitchen includes hob, oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
  • Satellite TV (one English-speaking news channel), DVD player, iPod docking station
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and WC
  • Separate WC
First floor:
  • Two double bedrooms with en-suite shower room and WC (one shower room has bath)
  • Access to balcony
  • Terrace with sea view off landing area at the top of the stairs
- See more at: http://www.simpsontravel.com/corsica-holidays/calvi-and-the-balagne/villas/villa-mare#sthash.bTzpqqQ6.dpuf
Facilities:

Private heated* pool with security alarm, air con, BBQ, wifi, safe

* Pool is heated 11 June and from 11 September (pool may be heated outside of these dates but must be pre-booked and charges may apply) 

For children:

Alarmed swimming pool, DVD player

Pool:

Pool is not gated, but has a security alarm

Additional Information:
Ground floor:
  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area
  • Kitchen includes hob, oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
  • Satellite TV (one English-speaking news channel), DVD player, iPod docking station
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and WC
  • Separate WC
First floor:
  • Two double bedrooms with en-suite shower room and WC (one shower room has bath)
  • Access to balcony
  • Terrace with sea view off landing area at the top of the stairs
- See more at: http://www.simpsontravel.com/corsica-holidays/calvi-and-the-balagne/villas/villa-mare#sthash.bTzpqqQ6.dpufGround floor:
  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area
  • Kitchen includes hob, oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
  • Satellite TV (one English-speaking news channel), DVD player, iPod docking station
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and WC
  • Separate WC
- See more at: http://www.simpsontravel.com/corsica-holidays/calvi-and-the-balagne/villas/villa-mare#sthash.bTzpqqQ6.dpufGround floor:
  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area
  • Kitchen includes hob, oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
  • Satellite TV (one English-speaking news channel), DVD player, iPod docking station
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and WC
  • Separate WC
- See more at: http://www.simpsontravel.com/corsica-holidays/calvi-and-the-balagne/villas/villa-mare#sthash.bTzpqqQ6.dpuf
Price guide:

From £561 (May) to £6076 (Aug) per week, accommodation only. Flights and car hire can also be included if preferred.

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Villas Mandarine
Big enough for:

2-12

Location:

These lovely 3, 4 or 6 bedroomed villas have a stunning location between sea and mountains, yet still within a few minutes’ drive from the heart of Calvi town and its beautiful stretch of beach,providing an ideal location for a relaxing hliday in Corsica. Calvi, with its shops, restaurants and beach is just 1.5 km away, Bastia airport is around a 1.5 hr drive. There is much to explore in the area - stunning beach and mountain scenery, a variety of beaches (take the coastal train to Ille Rousse for example) and fascinating towns and villages.

Accommodation:

Set in a private five-acre complex, the eleven prestigious villas vary in size from three bedrooms on one level, to four and six bedrooms on two levels – each with its own private pool and garden area. Contemporary decor and design, the villas are finished to the highest standard offering  comfort and space. They are extremely well equipped for holiday living and with large bay windows, open living areas and air-conditioning throughout. The complex offers the perfct combination of the privacy of self-catering  with the benefits of a  on-site concierge style service. Services available include daily cleaning and bed making, daily bakery delivery and a newspaper brought to your door each morning. Other extras such as breakfast, shopping, chef service, babysitting, local activities, boat trips and excursions can be organised.

Layout:

3 bedroom villas (135m2): Living/dining room, kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two twin bedrooms (can be made up as doubles) each with en-suite facilities, separate wc.

4 bedroom villas (185m2): Ground floor: Living/dining room, kitchen, terrace, double and twin bedrooms each with en-suite shower room and dressing area. First floor: Double and twin bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom.

6 bedroom villas (230m2): Ground floor: Living/dining room, kitchen, One double bedroom, one twin bedroom (can be made up as double) each, one quad bedroom (4 x single bunk beds) each with en-suite facilities. First floor: One queen-sized bedroom, two twin bedrooms (can be made up as doubles) each with dressing area and en-suite facilities, separate wc.

 

 
Facilities:

Private pool (heated in May), microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, television, DVD player and hi-fi (on request), Wi-Fi, barbecue, air-conditioning, safe, bath robes, daily cleaning/ bed making, towels and linen changed every three days, beach towels, daily bakery service (payable locally), daily newspaper service.

Price guide:

From £2700 to £5365 per week for a 3 bed villa accommodation  only (flights extra). 4 and 6 bed villas at a supplement

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Maisons Bervily
Big enough for:

2-4

Location:

Maisons Bervily have an ideal location - set in a lovely mature garden and just 10 mins walk down a quiet path from the centre of Calvi, with its shops, restaurants and gently shelving sandy beach. There is a train which runs along part of the North coast several times a day, linking Calvi with a variety of small towns, including popular and pretty Ile Rousse. There is an airport 7km from the centre of Calvi, or Bastia is 95km.

Accommodation:

Maisons Bervily consists of just six attractive terraced houses and two apartments that are ideal for a family holiday. Simple in design but with some lovely features, these properties are well maintained and kept to a comfortable standard by the owners who live nearby. The gardens are well kept with an abundance of palm trees and Mediterranean plants providing shady areas for children to play, and there are plenty of sunloungers around the large pool area.

Each property is equipped with air-conditioning and has its own private terrace suited to al fresco dining. The maisons are clustered near the pool area, each adjoining the large lawned gardens, and therefore suit parents wishing to keep an eye on the children whilst still being able to relax. For those seeking a bit more privacy, the two apartments are positioned slightly further away from the pool – set on one level, they also have a modern feel and a large enclosed terrace.

layout:

Ground floor: Front and rear terraces, kitchen, living/dining room, French windows to rear terrace.

First floor: Bathroom (with shower attachment), separate wc, twin bedroom, double bedroom with small balcony.

Facilities:

Shared pool (13m x 6m, depth 1m-1.6m), washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, television, DVD player, Wi-Fi outside, air-conditioning.

For children:

Garden and shared fenced pool

Price guide:

From £1700 to £2350 per week, for the2 bed  villa rental only, depending on season.  Can be priced with flights as well if preferred.

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Croatia
Sun Gardens Dubrovnik
Stay:

 Sun Gardens, Dubrovnik

Location:

Just 11 kilometers from Dubrovnik's intriguing Old Town, Sun Gardens offers the best of both worlds. A peaceful seaside retreat, the accommodation is a short drive from the Dubrovnik city centre. It's an easy 30 min transfer from the airport too.

Accommodation:

The resort features 207 luxury residences with 119 One Bedroom, 85 Two Bedroom and 3 Three Bedroom Residences, all with smart and modern interiors, with Croatian artworks to complete the look . 

Perfect for families with younger children that want the option to self-cater, the spacious residences feature fully equipped kitchens, cosy living rooms with balconies and terraces overlooking Mediterranean gardens or stunning sea views.

Facilities:

Resort facilities are extensive with an onsite supermarket, shops including a hair salon, 5 pools including one indoor pool and a huge award-winning spa. There is a huge indoor climbing wall (supervision required) table-tennis, billiards, badminton court, three tennis courts, gaming room, indoor street basketball court, squash court and fully-equipped gym. The sports bar features a home-cinema screen to ensure you never miss your favourite sporting events!

Child Care:

Worldwide Kids Company run Marco Polo Kids Club, for children aged 3-11, offers a wide range of outdoor activities and creative arts and crafts options. Cildren will have the opportunity to explore on both land and sea, with activities including a ‘Marco Polo Treasure Hunt’ and map-making of the local region as well as Croatian dancing and cultural activities. For teens aged 12 – 17, the Hideaway Club offers an array of water-based activities, team sports and surprise events. 

For children:

Football, swimming and tennis lessons are available the sports centre also has a climbing wall. 

Onsite supermarket with baby products available. A pre order delivery service is available.

Price guide:

Prices start from around £2500 in low season for a family of four, flights excluded.

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Europe
Villas Las Terrazas at Sheraton Salobre Gran Canaria
Stay:

The bright, contemporary and well equipped 4 bedroom villa (3 bed options also available), situated at the Las Terrazas development, receives plenty of light and sun all day long. There s a private pool, and access to all the facilities of the 5 star Sheraton Salobre resort just next door, including kids club and a variety of restaurants. 

Location:

Peaceful and stunning location just 7 minutes drive or hotel shuttle from the famous Maspalomas Dunes in Gran Canaria.

Accommodation:



Las Terrazas consists of 2 floors: on the first floor there is a bedroom and a bathroom. On the ground floor, there is another bedroom with en-suite bathroom,a fully equipped kitchen and a cosy living and dining area. The terrace with the swimming pool (15m2) will be your favourite place to share with your family and enjoy the beautiful weather of Gran Canaria. 

Facilities:

Sheets and towels provided 
Washing Machine 
Kitchen with dishwasher 
Oven and Microwave 
Toaster and Kettle 
Coffee machine/ Juicer 
DVD player 
Air conditioning 
Free Internet 

Outside: 
Private pool - 15m2 and 1.5m depth 
Sunbeds and parasols 

Extras (must be booked in advance) 
 Buffet Breakfast (provided at Hotel Sheraton) - £15 per adult per day 
Buffet Dinner (provided at Hotel Sheraton) - £26 per adult per day 
Half-Board (provided at Hotel Sheraton) - £41 per adult per day 

Free Resort Pass to pools and gym at Hotel Sheraton 
Free Kids Club at the Hotel Sheraton 
 

Child Care:

Kids club at Sheraton Hotel

For children:

Access to kids club at the Sheraton hotel

Sleeps:
4
Price guide:

From just £1211 for a wee's villa rental. Flights and car hire or transfers extra.

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

La Maison Cluque

Location:

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

Accommodation:

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

Pool:

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

Price guide:

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

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Villa Bleuets, nr Biarritz
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Villa Bleuets, nr Biarritz

Location:

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

Accommodation:

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

Facilities:

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

For children:

Cot and highchair available.

Pool:

7mx5m kidney shaped private pool

Price guide:

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

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Pech Marty
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Pech Marty

Big enough for:

6

Location:

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

Accommodation:

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

Facilities:

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

Pool:

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

Price guide:

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

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Manoir Atlantique, Nr Biarritz
Stay:

Manoir Atlantique 

Big enough for:

up to 18

Location:

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

Accommodation:

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

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

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

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

Facilities:

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

WIFI is available at the villa.

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

 

Pool:

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

Additional Information:

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

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

From £3495 in low season on a self catering basis

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location:

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

Accommodation:

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

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

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

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

Facilities:

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

Child Care:

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

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

Offers:

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

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

Additional Information:

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

        Luxurious accommodation with full kitchen

        Unlimited use of the crèche or Kids’ Club childcare services

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

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

        Two nights fully-licensed babysitting for date nights

        Daily animal feeding sessions to engage kids on the farm

        Daily tea time with gourmet treats and delicious snacks

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

        Use of all recreational facilities at the Country Kids resort

        Use of baby equipment, including cots, linens and strollers

        Wifi to keep guests linked up to the outside world

       

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

 

Price guide:

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

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

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Château les Carrasses
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Château les Carrasses 

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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Villa Claire
Location:

Villa Claire is a delightful, two-storey modern villa situated in a quiet rural area on the outskirts of Vence. Opportunities for outings are countless. The historic walled town of Vence with many shops and restaurants is only 5 minutes away by car, as is the medieval hilltop village of St-Paul-de-Vence. The nearest beaches are found within 3 miles at Cagnes sur Mer or Villeneuve Loubet. Nice, with its buzzing markets, night life and airport is conveniently located 6 miles from this charming French Riviera villa.             

Accommodation:

 This is a wonderful new villa, light and airy and built to very high quality standard throughout. Families will find it a perfect spot for a relaxing vacation with an excellent flat lawn with palm and olive trees and magnolias - an ideal space for children to play and a fully fenced swimming pool.  On the ground floor there is the Living/ dining room (flat screen TV, stereo), two French doors to covered terrace.Guest WC. Kitchen, open plan separated from dining area by breakfast bar. Master double bedroom (1.60m), TV, French doors leading onto terrace with view of pool and garden, dressing room and ensuite shower room, WC.   

On the first floor, there are 3 double bedrooms and a small twin room, plus a bathroom and guest WC                                                                                                                                                          

Facilities:

Gated non chlorine swimming pool, lawned garden, wi fi, maid service (Saturdays), heated pool (May to Sept), pets welcome by prior agreement, air con, gas BBQ, parkign for 2 cars

For children:

Fully fenced pool, large flat lawn

Pool:

Fully fenced, 9.x4.50m heated May - end Sept

Sleeps:
10
Price guide:

From £1895 - £3995 per weekly rental, depending on season

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Les Galets
Location:

This spacious contemporary villa has perhaps the ideal central Cote D'Azur location. Just 3 miles from Nice airport - so no long car drives required - and withn easy walking distance of Cagnes Sur Mer - with its lively seaside vibe, with plenty of atersports etc and also its atmospheric old town. Cannes is just 15 miles away, Grasse 20 miles and lovely Vence just 6 miles. Ventimiglia in Itly is just 41 miles and makes an ideal day trip. Bikes can hired on the seafront and it's an easy cycle into Nice and back. 

 

Accommodation:

The accommodation is spacious, light and airy, with contemporary design and calm, neutral decor. There are 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 4 shower rooms, 3 WCsThere is air con throughout, TVs in most rooms.Ground floor: Open plan living room (TV)/ dining room (French windows opening onto terrace, pool view) / kitchen (TV), door to garden.Steps up to master double/twin bedroom (1.80m of 2 x 0.90m), TV, ensuite shower room.Guest WC.

First floor:Small landing with study area.Shower room.Double bedroom (1.80m) with private terrace.Bathroom, WC.Steps up to double bedroom (1.80m), mezzanine living/TV area.

Lower ground floor: accessible either from within the villa or via independent entrance door.Games room with billiards and TV.Shower room, WC.Bedroom suite with small sitting area, double bedroom (1.80m), ensuite shower room, WC, private terrace with access to pool.

Grounds:
Outdoor dining terrace with awning and gas BBQ. Private, fenced 7.5m x 4m swimming pool (depth 1.5m) with water jet feature and Roman steps entrance. Lawned areas. Garage for one car, additional parking for 2 further cars.

Facilities:

Heated and gated pool, Wi fi, pets accepted (by prior request), gas BBQ, pool towels, games room, air con throughout

For children:

PRIVATE HEATED 7.5m x 4m POOL
FULLY AIR-CONDITIONED GAMES ROOM

Pool:

GATED AND HEATED 7.5m x 4m POOL
 

Sleeps:
8
Price guide:

From £2510 to £4560 depending on season. Highest price is during July, September rates £2850

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Ile Blanche
Big enough for:

6-8

Location:

The very chic Ile Blanche is ideally situated just outside Le Bois Plage en Re, the main resort on the stylish Ile de Re, within walking distance of the sandy beach, shops and restaurants. Known as the White Island, this is a gem on the Atlantic coast, with its white sandy dunes, pine forests, salt marshes and white washed buildings. Le Bois Plage en Re has an excellent market, and an amazing indoor food market with superb fish.There is a wide range of restaurants of all types, and the beach is just a short walk/cycle or drive away. The island is dotted with litle towns and villages, all very attractive and with good restaurants and cafes - and especially good ice cream!  Cycles can be hired easily from Le Bois Plage, and the island is ideal for cycling - with over 100km of flat cycle paths - fine even for the smallest cyclist. The beaches are wide and sandy, and even in peak season, rarely crowded. It's easy to reach from the UK, by getting to la Rochelle either by plane, train or car. The island is linked by bridge to the mainland at La Rochelle.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Accommodation:

This is a lovely house - spacious, comfortable, with stunning contemporary decor and  furnished to a high standard. There is an open plan living area downstairs with wooden floors and open fireplace. A real feature is the stylish home cinema room in the basement. From the well equipped kitchen there is a door that opens out onto the pretty, flower filled courtyard garden and pool. There is also a separate annexe in the garden for guests or older children. It's fully air cnditioned, with 3 bedrooms in the main house, 3 showr rooms, 1 bathroom and 2 Wc's. Full details:

Main House
Ground Floor:
Open plan lounge/dining area (TV)
Fully fitted kitchen, door to the garden, small flight of steps down to the garden

First Floor:
Master bedroom with bathroom
Double bedroom with integral shower
Twin bedroom with integral shower
Independent WC

Basement:
Home Cinema room
Independent shower and WC
Laundry room

Annex:
Master bedroom with double bed
Children's bedroom with bunk beds
Independent Shower room and WC

Grounds:
A pretty courtyard garden with, flowers, shrubs and plants. Terrace with outdoor dining facilities, charcoal BBQ.  Pool (Roman steps).Street parking only. 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Facilities:

Air con, wifi, pool, home cinema room  winter heating.

Extras:
Additional maid €30 p/h. Pre-arrival shopping  or bike hire reservations.

For children:

Home cinema room

Sleeps:
6
Price guide:

From £2520 to £6460 for the weekly rental only, depending on season.Md season such as May is £4320

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Mas St Siffrein
Location:

Le Mas St Siffrein is set in a beautiful Provencal location, just 40 mins drive from Avignon, and only 1.15 mins fromMarseille airport or 1.30 hrs drive from NiceThe authentic village of Caromb is right on the doorstep, with local grocery shops and amenities, as well as a small selection of restaurants - so a car isnlt strictly necessary. But there is much to explore nearby. Small country roads wind their way up into the Dentelles de Montmirail until you reach the little village of Suzette (10km). There are plenty of marked walking routes from here that take you through the vineyards and into the stunning countryside. Refreshments are available on your return to Suzette at a small café which has the most spectacular view from its terrace. Avignon, just 40 mins away, is one of France's most enchanting cities.

 
 
Accommodation:

Chic, stylish village house in a superb location. The façade of the house overlooks a village street in Caromb, and the rear courtyard, with its shaded terrace and enclosed pool, faces the vineyards and distant hilltop villages. The peaceful, design-led yet comfortable interior is spread over three floors, the rooms are light and airy with a mixture of pale colours and exposed stone, thick white painted wood beams, all enhanced by carefully chosen items that exude Provençal charm.

Ground floor: Living room (TV, DVD, CD, WiFi) with door to terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine) with door to terrace. Dining room. Cloakroom. Telephone (incoming calls). Central heating throughout the house (payable locally).

First floor:  Double bedroom with en suite shower room. Twin bedroom with en suite shower room. Both have views to the countryside.

Second floor: Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom. Views to the countryside.

Outside: Courtyard with terrace. Barbecue. Garage.

Facilities:

TV, DVD, CD, WiFi , oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, bbq, garage, central heating, private fenced swimming pool (7m x 3m) with corner steps.

For children:

Private fenced swimming pool (7m x 3m) with corner steps, cot and highchair on request

Pool:

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

Price guide:

From £1400 to £2520 for the weekly villa rental depending on season. Lower prices for April/May and October.

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Le Sonnet, Grasse, Cote D’Azur
Stay:

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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Villa La Pinede
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Villa La Pinede, Gulf of St Tropez

Location:

Stunning  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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Greece
Villa Cristina, Crete
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Villa Cristina, Crete
Location:
Villa Cristina is just 150 metres from the sandy beach of Kyani Akti, backed by a convenient taverna and snack bar, and a short drive away is the lively seaside town of Kalyves - located in the bay of Souda, about 20 km east of charming Chania (with its faded Venetian grandeur) with its excellent tavernas and another fine beach. The villa is also overlooked by the ancient ruins of Aptera, one of the island’s most important ancient sites. It’s very well located for exploring – Chania, the white montains and Samaria Gorge,plus a variety of intriguing monasteries etc, are all within easy reach.
Accommodation:
The villa sleeps up to 6. On the ground floor there is an open-plan living/dining/kitchen area. The living area opens onto front and side terrace with steps down to the pool. The kitchen is equipped with full cooker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher. There is a double bedroom, separate 3/4 bath and washing machine. On the first floor (via spiral staircase) there is a double bedroom, twin bedroom and bathroom with 1/2 bath and small living area. Extensive gardens with pergola and barbecue.
Facilities:
Air-conditioned throughout, Barbeque, dishwasher, washing machine.
For children:
Cot and highchair available.
Pool:
There is a private swimming pool approx. 8m x 4m (depth 1–1.7m).
Price guide:
From £498 - £2,450 (depending on season) per week per person which includes flights and car hire (based on a maximum occupancy of 6).
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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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Elounda Gulf Villas
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Elounda Gulf Villas, Gulf of Mirabello

Big enough for:

2-8

Location:

Near the resort of Elounda, on the hillside above the exclusive Porto Elounda Hotel . Excellent facilities all around and lots to explore. These are some of the most luxurious villas in the Mediterranean, with the service and standards only usually found in 5 star hotels - all with magnificent views, privacy and elegance. The centre of Elounda with shops, restaurants and bars can be reached in 5-mins drive or 15-mins stroll - or you can make use of the butler service and have your meals delivered a great option for those travelling with young children and looking for an easy baby friendly luxury holiday.

Accommodation:

Sleeps 2 - 8. Each villa is sumptuously appointed in classical Aegean style. 3 air-conditioned bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with jacuzzi bathtubs and bathrobes, living room with satellite tv, cd and DVD, open-plan and very well-equipped kitchens, floor-level lighting. The space adds to the overall feeling of luxury, enhanced by the terraces and views from the private pool. There is even an internet connection and pcs can be provided on request.

Facilities:

private pool, satellite TV, dvd, cd player, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, bathrobes, internet connection, terrace, butler -service available

Child Care:

Babysitting available on request

Pool:

private with underwater-massage jets

Price guide:

Prices £3570 - £6265 per 7 nights including maid service, buffet breakfast served in the Argo restaurant and a welcome pack. Durations of less than 7 nights available.

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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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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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Istron Villas Gulf of Mirabello
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Istron Villas Gulf of Mirabello

Big enough for:

up to 8

Location:

Next to the luxurious Istron Bay Hotel, these 4 luxury villas are on the hillside overlooking the bay, and within walking distance of the beach. Guests can make use of the hotel's facilities, and benefit from its services, but still have complete privacy. The fencing and shading around each villa ensures you will not be disturbed.

Accommodation:

Sleeps 2 - 8 The four stylishly decorated and airconditioned villas are slightly different, with 2 or 3 bedrooms. Each villa has spacious bedroom and at least 2 marble bath/shower rooms, well-equipped kitchens, living/dining areas, and open out through French windows onto a large sea-facing terrace. There is a cleaning service 6 days a week plus an internet connection should you require it!

Facilities:

satellite tv, video, cd player, internet connection oven, terrace, barbecue, children's play area - watersports, diving course, tennis, butler service are also available via the hotel. Complimentary beach towels

Child Care:

Children's Club at the nearby hotel for 4-7 yr olds, babysitting can be arranged too

Pool:

private 0.7m - 1.6m

Price guide:

from €980 - €4060 per week depending on size of villa and season.

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Mousses Villas
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Mousses Villas

Big enough for:

2 – 6 people

Location:

Mousses Villas is set in lush gardens on the outskirts of Lefkada Town. The 12 villas consist of eight 2-bedroom semi-detached villas, two 2-bedroom detached villas and two 3-bedroom detached villas with large private swimming pools. The complex is also the setting for Simpson's long-awaited second crèche and children's club, and the set-up here will be similar to the successful formula at Periyali Villas with British nannies on-site and both daytime and evening sessions at the crèche and children's club. Mousses further comes with a large shared swimming pool and shallow pool for toddlers, and on-site is also a restaurant and bar that provides an indulgent poolside bar service. The nearest beach is only a 5 minute drive away while bustling Lefkada Town is only 10 minutes away.

Accommodation:

All villas have full self-catering facilities and come with TVs with DVD and CD players to keep the youngest entertained. Some of the villas also have wifi access.

Facilities:

Swimming pool 15m x 8m (depth 2.5m), children's pool 3m x 3m, poolside bar and restaurant serving lunches and evening meals, wifi in communal areas and a small on – site massage room (by appointment only and payable locally)

Child Care:

Our Hatchlings Crèche accepts infants from 6 months to 3 years and the Turtles Children’s Club accepts children from 4-10 years and operates five days per week

Price guide:

Prices start from £630 per person for a week in June, £678 per person in July, £821 per person in August and £709 per person in September. All prices are based on 4 people sharing and include 7 nights' accommodation and flights from London Gatwick and car hire. Flight supplements may apply. Child discounts are available on all departures outside of the peak holiday season.

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Periyali Villas
Stay:

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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The Peligoni Club
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The Peligoni Club, Zakynthos

Big enough for:

2-16

Location:

The Peligoni Club is in Zakynthos, the largest most southerly of the Ionian Islands to the West of Greece.

The Club itself is situated in the North, which is relatively untouched.  It is a 3 hour direct flight from London.Transfers or car hire can be arranged

Accommodation:

The accommodation at Peligoni is an eclectic mix of Greek and English villas, ranging from large converted farmhouses, to luxurious contemporary modern villas, to simple studios and boutique rooms.  Some are within walking distance of the Club, others a short drive. All give the opportunity to enjoy the freedom and privacy of a stand alone villa, and yet with access to all the hotel facilities when required.

An In Villa dining service is available, as well as a pre arrival shopping service. Most accommodation has either shared or private pool.

Facilities:

The Club is members only, offering all the facilities of a 5* boutique hotel without any of the pomp and circumstance. It has a beautiful pool, restaurant, a variety of concierge style services such as food hampers or cook service. It's a great place for watersports - with windsurfing and sailing equipment to suit those from beginners to the more experienced. There are kayaks and stand up paddleboards also available

There are cycles for hire and guided tours - in 2015 one of these was hosted by Chris Hoy no less!

Tennis is also popular at the Club, tuition available, and in 2017 there will be a family tennis tournament, complete with Pimms, trophies and strawberries and cream.

The Club is also home to the fabulous Goat shed spa, as well as their fitness centre with fully trained instructors on hand to help with your fitness needs, offering complementary classes, including Yoga and Pilates.  

There are organised trips available - everything  from monastary walks to boat trips.

There are a number of catering options - from in villa shopping, hampers or even a private cook. Or of course there is the excellent Club restaurant.

Child Care:

A  purpose built crèche, offering three sessions per day (each of 3 hours). Parents can leave their youngest in the care of  fully qualified and vetted nannies, safe in the knowledge they will be properly looked after and cared for. 

Crèche facilities work on a strict ratio basis and as such should be booked well in advance to avoid disappointment. There is a charge for the creche, but evening sessions from 7pm-11pm is free for those eating in restaurant.

The Club also offers informal in-villa babysitting services from 7pm onwards charged at 15€ per hour for a minimum of 3 hours,

For children from 4 – 12 yrs there is an informal Kids Club, where activities are put on, at least twice every day, that they can choose to get involved in or not. Peligoni believe in an opt-in rather than opt- out approach that they find kids are naturally drawn to and enjoy. Activities include things such as face-painting, treasure hunts, and pizza making to name but a few.

For teens: for summer 2017 there will be a new area called The Yard Bar and a range of teen tailored activities.

The Kids Club is free to children of members.

For children:

creche and kids club, watersports, pool, cycling, tennis, activity programme

Spa:

Spa treatments

Price guide:

Peligoni Villas start from £756 per week all the way up to £18,000 for a large, peak season luxurious property. Club membership is from £140 to £245 per adult, per week, depending on season. 0-3 yr old are free, and children pay from £70 to £175 depending on age and season

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Pleiades Villas
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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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Grenada
Blue Horizons
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Blue Horizons
Location:
Set amid a beautiful tropical garden on a terraced hillside with great sea views, just 300 yards from Grand Anse, the most famous beach on the island.
Accommodation:
Charming, informal cottage-style accommodation offering excellent value. 32 studios and suites. Superior studios have a king-size bed, a/c, bath and shower, kitchenette, tv, small terrace with garden views. Deluxe one-bedroom suites are larger with separate sitting area.
Facilities:
Creole restaurant, freshwater pool, Jacuzzi, free green fees at nearby golf course. Guests also have access to the excellent facilities of the nearby Spice Island Beach Resort (see entry above) and free use of beach, loungers and non-motorised watersports.
Price guide:
From £881 pp 7 nights room only; child prices from £299. NB free child all-inclusive benefits when up to 2 children 2-11 years share with 2 adults on all-inclusive.
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Italy
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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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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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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Villa Radicata - Mum and Baby Experience
Stay:

Villa Radicata, East Tuscany Italy

Big enough for:

Up to 10 - also with adjacent flat sleeping 2-4.

Location:

Villa Radicata is a beautiful  traditional restored farmhouse in Tuscany with stunning lake and hill views. It offers  family yoga and fitness breaks, cooking courses and more, or  the villa can be rented on an individual basis. Located close to Anghiari in Eastern Tuscany in the Tiber valley,  the villa is surrounded by three acres of private gardens and with its own private swimming pool giving fabulous, open views over the Tuscan countryside. The villa is near a small village with a supermarket and pizzeria and just 15 mins from Anghiari, a pretty, medieval hilltop town. It is also within easy reach of the larger town of San Sepolcro (20 mins).

 

Accommodation:

Villa Radicata has been renovated by owners Rita and Mike Kobrak, and retains many original features and has chestnut beams and terracotta floors throughout. There are several patios and a lovely pergola around the house. There are 5 bedrooms,  4 bathrooms, dining room, living room, fully equipped kitchen with bread and pasta maker, private garden, pool, outdoor pizza oven with possibility of pizza/pasta making lessons, 4 cots, 4 high chairs and plenty of toys,washing machine,dish washer, BBQ, Sky TV, DVD, CD, Books, toys & Games, mountain bikes.

 

Facilities:

As well as weekly self catered holidays, Villa Radicata offers unique, relaxing and hugely popular Mum and Baby Experience holidays, including yoga and cooking breaks, or Bella Mamma breaks - with some pampering treats included, plus family fitness breaks. There's an on site babysitter and delicious, healthy home cooked food. 2 yoga classes and one cooking lesson per day on the yoga and cooking breaks. 3 fun fitness classes on the fitness breaks. Excursion to Medieval town of Anghiari, massage and airport transfers from Perugia included. Everything you need to make travelling with baby stress-free.

Or simply rent the villa for your own very special family holiday, and pre-book any of the optional activities - or simply relax in the beautiful, peaceful surroundings.

Mum and baby break dates for 2015 are: 24th-29th May 31st May - 5th June 2015   23 - 28th August 2015

Family Fitness breaks: 12-17th April 2015

Bella Mama breaks: 29th August - 4th Sep 2015

For children:

cots, highchairs, prams, toys, books, games, babysitting, baby songs, dancing, arts and crafts and baby Italian outdoors.

Sleeps:
10
Price guide:

Mum and baby breaks £800/£900 . Partners welcome too. Villa rental from £1500-£3000 per week. There is also a small flat next door which can be rented together or seperately (price is £450). Flights and car hire or transfers extra.

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Casale Villarena, Amalfi Coast
Stay:

Casale Villarena

Location:
Worlds away from the busier spots of Sorrento and Amalfi, Nerano is a small fishing village which, despite its two Michelin-starred restaurants, has retained a charming out-of-the-way atmosphere.  Set amidst the gorgeous landscape of the Punta Campanella marine nature reserve, the village is built into the hillside overlooking the pretty little bay of Marina del Cantone below. Whether you're travelling with baby or children, this is a great family-friendly base from which to explore this beautiful region.
 
Nerano is well-located for exploring the whole peninsula.  Sorrento is approximately 15km away and Positano just over 30km.  Pompeii and Herculaneum are a little further but well worth the trip.
Accommodation:

Accommodation is in one of five comfortable family-style apartments, each with one or two bedrooms,  a balcony or terrace and a kitchen making it very easy when travelling with baby in tow.   Situated either in the grounds of the main villa or just a few yards from the main entrance to the Casale, all the apartments have sea views. Fuernished in simple Italian style, the interiors are practical, spacious and bright.

The swimming pool and children's play areas are on level terraces amongst lemon and olive trees. 

Facilities:

The swimming pool and childrens play area are located on level terraces in the grounds of the hotel.

 

For children:

Excursions can be organised through the owner, with Italian cooking, farm excursions and boat trips being family favourites.

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Villa Tenuta della Tuscia
Stay:

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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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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Borgo Egnazia Puglia Italy
Stay:

Borgo Egnazia Puglia Italy.

Location:

Set just a few hundred metres from the sea in a perfect central location in unspoilt Puglia, this very stylish luxury resort is perfect for families travelling with baby or children.  Bordering the ancient ruins of Egnazia to the north, and the unspoilt village of Savelletri to the south, Borgo Egnazia offers a central location from which to explore the surrounding region such as the labyrinth-like caves of Castellana, the intricate baroque architecture of Lecce, and the intriguing trulli in towns such as Ostuni, Cisternino Alberobello. The whole region is a very happy combination of fascinating towns, olive groves, sandy beaches and bright turquoise sea. The resort is ideally suited for all ages, perfect for babies, children teenagers and grown ups - and even at peak season it feels calm as there is so much space.

Accommodation:

The resort is an oasis of style and calm – rooms and suites(63) are decorated entirely in shades of white, and locally quarried limestone walls harmonise with the decor’s cream and taupe hues, creating a stunning contrast to the sapphire sea and sky. Fittings are top notch:from sumptuous bedding to serene spa-style bathrooms. There is a village area too, where one- and two-bedroom townhouses offer an elevated level of exclusivity, complete with simple self catering facilities, private Arab gardens, balconies and rooftop terraces. There are also 28 three-bedroom private villas – with the same calm, stylish décor and high quality fixtures. The villas have private gardens, rooftop terraces overlooking the sea, and each villa features its own private pool and wraparound terrace. Villas can also be interconnected to accommodate families and large groups with up to 12 bedrooms.

Facilities:

2 excellent restaurants plus beach bar/restaurant, 18-hole San Domenico Golf,One indoor and three outdoor swimming pools, Tennis courts – On site cooking school – Egnathia Spa,Beach Club, with an array of water sports, Game room with billiards and board games, Kids club and facilities from 8 mths –13 yrs, fully stocked onsite library, nearby sailing, wind and kite surfing, horseback riding, soccer and kart racing, cycling. Excellent programme of activities for adults and children

Child Care:

creche and kids club from 8 mths – 13 yrs:

For children:

Diverse range of activities, including baking, face painting, swimming, scavenger hunts, cultural exploration, obstacle courses, pottery filmaking and more;sleep room and soft play area for toddlers;Teenager zone, featuring Wii and Playstations ;Designated creative and role play areas;Chef’s garden. Plenty of family activities on offer such as cycle/horse rides.

Spa:

Fantastic spa with a wide variety of treatments using local products

Price guide:

One week in late May/early June, from around £4k for a family of 4 in a one bed suite, flights extra. Interconnecting rooms from around £6000 plus flights

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Masseria Ferrantino
Big enough for:

6-10 ( 3 bedrooms main house, 2 in annexe)

Location:

Stunning, luxury, modern villa in unspoilt Puglia. Contemporary, light decor, lots of space. Great location - just 2km from shops, restaurants and a great bakery in Carpignano, and a ten minute drive from the white sands and chic beachfront bars of Torre dell’Orso . The beautiful town of Lecce, with its baroque architecture and fabulous restaurants is just 20 km away. Brindisi airport is just 65 km away, and Bari 170km

 

Accommodation:

Huge timber doors lead to the courtyard, which is large enough for a game of badminton and houses a pizza oven, barbecue and big dining table under pergola shade. An external staircase leads to a sun drenched roof terrace, an arched portico shelters the doorways to three en suite bedrooms, and shuttered French windows link the al fresco space with an open-plan living room and kitchen, where stainless steel and contemporary art complement country style furnishings.

A guest annexe provides a further two bedrooms, while additional outdoor space comes in the walled garden which surrounds a fifteen metre pool and lovely al fresco lunch spot. Full details are:

Ground Floor

  • Open plan sitting room with dining and kitchen area
  • Utility room
  • Master double bedroom with bathroom with separate shower en suite
  • Double bedroom with shower room en suite
  • Bunk bedded room with shower room en suite.
  • Note: all bedrooms in the main house open onto the courtyard and do not interconnect

Upper Level

  • Terrace

Guest Annexe

  • Double bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Double bedroom (small double bed) with further additional double sofa bed

 

 

Facilities:

Washing machine • Dishwasher • Microwave • WiFi • Basic Italian SKY satellite TV with sport • DVD player • Stereo system for iPhone/iPod • Heating (payable locally) • Toys & books for children of 1 - 12 years • Pizza oven • Charcoal fired Weber barbecue

Private pool: 15m x 6m, 1.2m - 2.5m deep,with built-in steps. Pool towels included. Changing room and WC.The pool is open from mid May until mid September. Outside these dates, the pool can be opened on request for an extra charge.

Maid Service 3 hours 2 days per week (including changeover day) • Welcome pack • Linen change once per week on Saturday (extra changes are available on request for an additional cost)

Cook Service available on request, booking fee applies

For children:

Toys & books for children of 1 - 12 years

Pool:

The pool and pool terrace can be closed off from the bedrooms

Price guide:

From £2657 to £4282 depending on season, per weekly rental.

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Castello di Casole
Location:

The exclusive Castello di Casole is perfectly located to explore all that Tuscany has to offer - set in stunning countryside just 20 mins from Siena and 45 mins from Florence.Set in a storied castle dating back to 998, at the heart of a Tuscan estate. The hill village of Mensano is just 10 mins away by car.

Accommodation:

Set amongst terraces, courtyards and gardens, there are 41 rooms/suites - but perfect for families are the 2/3 bedrooms villas.  All have spacious kitchens, large bathrooms, and outdoor dining areas and are conveniently located close to the estate’s facilities. Available for weekly or nightly rentals (Sunday – Sunday in high season), the two and three bedroom villas date back to the 18th Century and have been lovingly restored with furnishings from the leading houses of Italy. Each villa has a private terrace, two or three bathrooms and an open fire for the winter months as well as housekeeping and room service. The three bedroom villas share a private pool and the two bedroom villas all have an outdoor Jacuzzi.

 

 

Facilities:

Large heated pool with sun terrace,  a spa, sauna and steam room and fitness centre. At an additional charge, activities including hiking, horseback riding & mountain biking, guided vineyard & tasting tours and Bird watching & guided wildlife tours can be arranged.Two restaurants, or private chef option. Lots of activities for children.

Child Care:

babysitting and supervised activities

For children:

Choice of activities including horseback riding, treasure hunts, pizza making classes, a chocolate factory tour, ice cream tour and arts and crafts sessions. Babysitting can also be arranged on request. Items including bottle sterilisers, bed guards, stair gates and potties can be provided on request 

Price guide:

This is real luxury - prices for a family of  in a villa range from around £7000 in low season to £15000 in peak - flights excluded.

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Jamaica
Round Hill Hotel & villas
Stay:
Round Hill Hotel & Villas
Location:
8 miles west of Montego Bay, on a 110 acre private peninsula
Accommodation:
Fabulous villa resort which also offers 36 hotel oceanview hotel rooms recently redesigned by Ralph Lauren beautifully decorated, spacious and airy, well equipped with every comfort and 27 , two, three , four and five bedroom villas (most with private pool) all set within glorious gardens and perfect for families.
Facilities:
Two pools, secluded sandy beach, gym, Yoga, aerobics, Wellness spa centre with holistic treatments and Elemis Spa Products, tennis, dive school and watersports. Comp Tennis clinics for Kds July & August.
Child Care:
Pineapple Kids’ Club, open daily for ages 3-12 yrs. There is also a teen lounge with TV, Xbox games and table football as well as a tennis clinic during July and August.
Price guide:
From £1,316 for the first week. Great offers 1 April – 14 December and May 1- October 31 .
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Half Moon Club
Stay:
Half Moon Club, just 10 minutes from the airport
Accommodation:
One of Jamaica’s most prestigious resorts, which a huge variety of accommodation – all of a very high standard, ranging from rooms to fully staffed villas. All are air conditioned and have a terrace, balcony or patio. Suites have separate living areas and the stunning Royal villas have cook, butler, private pool and use of golf cart. The Half Moon is a beach, tennis and golf club and boasts just about every facility you could possibly want, all set in beautiful landscaped gardens and on a private beach.
Facilities:
The facilities at Half Moon are nothing short of extraordinary and include several swimming pools, 13 floodlit tennis courts, an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Sr. championship golf course, 18-hole putting course, squash courts, complimentary bicycle hire, watersports, gym, equestrian centre, dolphin lagoon, nightly entertainment and a shopping village.
Child Care:
The Anancy Children’s Village offers a supervised children’s centre for ages 3-12 yrs and there is also a ‘Hype Zone’ for teenagers which includes a cyber lounge, teen spa and a games room with pool table, air hockey and table football.
For children:
Playground with swings, slide etc. Early dinners. Private nannies and babysitting.
Price guide:
From £1,180 per adult for one week in superior room. From £387 for child sharing room with adults same period. Junior suite from £1,462. Offer: Stay for 7 nights between1 – 30 September and get 7 nights free, on a room only basis.
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Mauritius
Heritage The Villas
Stay:
Heritage Villas
Location:
Located in the unspoilt south of Mauritius in a nature reserve, these villas offer families the unusual combination of self catering villas with access to a five star resort.
Accommodation:
Accommodation ranges from spacious 2,3, & 4 bedroom villas, with excellent quality finishes. Bedrooms are air conditioned, and the villas are fully furnished and equipped with free internet access and satalite TV, daily cleaning and 24hr concierge service. All villas have swimming pools as well as a gazebo offering views of the ocean and 18 hole golf course.
Facilities:
Private chefs can be arranged, along with a butler. Restaurants at the two neighbouring hotels are within easy reach as well as a number of local restaurants in the immediate vicinity. The two neighbouring hotels also have spas The resort overlooks the 18 championship golf course – other activities on offer include yoga classes, table tennis, badminton, horse riding and tennis. .
Child Care:
The Timomo & Friends Kids Club at Heritage Le Telfair Golf& Spa Resort is open from 8.30am to 11.30pm daily and welcomes children from the ages of 2 to 11. The daily activities are tailored for each age group and include environmental excursions, computer stations with the latest video games, a kids' pool as well as an arts & crafts programme. The Kids Club at Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort offers a very similar service and offers creative workshops, where kids learn to create Mauritian musical instruments, crab hunting at sunset and other typical Mauritian games. Children are welcome there from aged 3 (if potty trained) to 11.
For children:
Babysitting is also available on request in villa or on resort at extra cost and a kids playground is available at the C Beach Club under parents supervision. Teens are also well catered for with lots of fully supervised activities.
Price guide:
Family four staying in a 2 bedroom villa from around £8500 including flights.
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Anahita, East Coast
Stay:
Anahita
Location:
Located on the popular, sheltered East coast of Mauritius, between a backdrop of mountains and views across a protected lagoon to Ile aux Cerfs. The Residences offer wonderful views of the ocean or the 18-hole championship golf course designed by Ernie Els. The resort offers the sought-after combination of the freedom and flexibility of self catering, with the accommodation and services of a top luxury resort.
Accommodation:
13 two or three storey luxury buildings, each containing up to 5 two bedroom or three bedroom residences. All have an elegant contemporary interior and include wonderful open-plan living with generous Mauritian style verandas and plunge pools. All bedrooms are en suite, the villas have a fully equipped kitchen, living/dining room, flat screen TV’s, DVD and internet access and some two bedroom residences also include a den for children. Each residence comes with a Villa Master to serve breakfast and look after your every need.
Facilities:
Waterfront restaurant with two star Michelin chef, cafe, bar with live music, deli, open-air market, swimming pool, shops. Ernie Els 18-hole golf course, golf club house with bar and grill, sports club including tennis, full gym, sauna and steam rooms. Boat house including complimentary sailing, snorkelling, windsurfing and kayaks. Water-skiing, deep-sea diving and scuba diving available at an extra charge.
Child Care:
The Kids' Club at Anahita Resort is located in the sports club. The club accepts children aged from 8 months to 13 years. A charge is payable for those aged 8 months to 3 years. The Club is open daily all year round from 10am to 8pm. Lunch and dinner are available at the kids club at extra charges. The club has its own children’s pool and the centre is run by fully trained professionals.
For children:
Children’s library and children’s videos, DVDs, board games and video games are available on request. Baby bath, potty, changing mat, bottle sterilizing kits, bottle heating facilities and night lights are all available and can be requested at the time of booking. Children receive a gift pack on arrival.
Price guide:
Per person for 7 nights, adults from £2489 to £2889.
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Portugal
Villa Solar
Stay:

Villa Solar

Big enough for:

8

Location:

The very grand Villa Solar is situated on a very large plot in a quiet residential area of homes and villas, close to the renowned Pine Cliffs resort between Olhos D'Agua and Vilamoura in Algarve, perfect for a luxury family holiday with children in tow. You are in good company here as the house is located not far from the 5 star Sheraton hotel and golf course. The fantastic beach, which is just a 5 minute drive away, is one of the most dramatic on the Algarve coast. Its red cliffs and pine tree backdrop are simply magnificent and are sure to enchant you. There are numerous beach-side restaurants serving plenty of fresh fish amongst other things so you can spend your entire day by the sparkling sea and can be lulled by the soft sounds of the crashing waves into the night. For the more energetic, you can walk the 5 kilometres along the sandy shore to Vilamoura where you can find one of the largest discotheques in the area. You will also find, of course, numerous golf courses and a lovely Marina. 

Accommodation:

The house is approached through a gated entrance where there is ample parking to the front of the property. The front door then leads into a spacious hallway with guest cloakroom with WC and forward from this is the most comfortably furnished spacious lounge with feature fireplace, satellite TV (limited channels), Playstation and DVD. Floor to ceiling patio doors open out on two sides to the covered terrace and pool area. There is a separate dining area, which is well furnished for eight and also has patio doors to the front terrace. The modern spacious kitchen is well fitted and comes complete with dishwasher, large fridge/freezer and microwave. There is a separate laundry with washing machine for your added convenience. On this ground floor level also are two of the four air-conditioned bedroom suites, the first is a double with shower and WC en-suite, whilst the second is a twin with full bathroom en-suite and both bedrooms have patio doors to the pool terrace. A most attractive wooden staircase leads up from the hall to two further bedroom suites.

The master double bedded room having dressing area and hydro-massage shower room with WC en-suite, whilst the second bedroom is a spacious twin with shower and WC en-suite. Both bedrooms have access to the large upstairs terrace, which faces out towards the pine cliffs and the sea in the distance. This terrace is nicely furnished and is also ideal for that private sunbathing. All bedrooms are air-conditioned for your added benefit.

Facilities:

BBQ, DVD/CD player, wifi, private parking, nearest shops 2.5KM

Additional Information:

Outside the large 10 metre salt water pool has Roman steps into a shallow end for children and spacious terraces and pretty lawned gardens.

Price guide:

£995 ( low season) – £2695 ( high season) per week. Cot hire is £30.00 for a week and includes linen and mattress. High chair is £15.00 per week.

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Encosta Do Lago
Stay:

Encosta Do Lago

Location:

This stylish resort is located at Quinta Do Lago; Just a few steps away from the lake and the golden sandy beaches of Ria Formosa Natural Reserve, and the internationally renowned Laranjal, Quinta do Lago North and South golf courses.

Accommodation:

The resort features a collection of spacious, light and airy two and three bedroom apartments, offering self catering facilities and fully equipped kitchens, featuring spacious first floor balconies or ground floor apartments offer garden terraces, some with private heated pools. The apartments are located around a large pool with pool bar.

Facilities:

The resort offers tennis courts, gym, and a selection of water sports.

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sandy bay cottage
Location:

Lovely beachside cottage with simple, crisp decor, a spacious living room, glorious seaviews and a gated pool. It has a sought after central Algarve location just 300m from the beach (path not suitable for buggies however as it has some uneven steps, so little ones would need to be carried to use this path) with sea and river views. Also within easy walking distance (1.2 km)of facilities, and Carvoeiro and Portimao just a short 6/8km drive away. Faro airport is 60km.

Accommodation:

One double bedroom and three singles (one with an oversized bed); a country-style kitchen with modern appliances; and a lovely spacious and comfortable living room. A door opens out from here to the sunny and spacious terrace, with eviews of the Atlantic Ocean and Arade River mouth.There are 2 shower rooms.

Facilities:

Washing Machine

Dishwasher 

32" Plasma Satellite TV (Freeview)

 DVD player

WiFi (suitable for browsing/emails only)

Pool 5 x 3.5m. 1.3m deep with step running the width of one of the sides of the pool. Depth of water on the step is 40cm. Pool room with shower.  

 CD player

 Hairdryer  

Built-in barbecue

For children:

Gated pool

Pool:

5 x 3.5m. 1.3m deep with step running the width of one of the sides of the pool. Depth of water on the step is 40cm. Pool room with shower.  

Price guide:

From £1214 for a weeks rental for a family of 4, to £2163 depending on season, including maid service 3 days a weekand welcome pack

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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 Alvares
Big enough for:

6

Location:

Set in an ideal central  Algarve location, in a residential area bordered by an olive grove just  500m from the heart of Pêra where there are a range of amenities including a mini-market, several cafes, bars and traditional restaurants.  Nearby Armação de Pêra (3km) has several excellent seafood eateries as well as some fabulous beaches, including the Praia Grande de Pêra. Faro is just a 40 min transfer away, medieval Silves is just a 15 min drive, and beautiful, vibrant Lagos just 30 mins drive.

Accommodation:

Villa Alvares has a striking contemporary design and decor. The spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area enjoys access to both the poolside calçada terrace and barbecue area. Modern appliances abound with excellent lighting, subtle décor tones and furnishings. A convenient cloakroom and a well-appointed double bedroom with a dressing area, en suite facilities and access to the terrace complete the ground floor make-up.

Open tread stairs lead to the first floor with two further double bedrooms and a separate shower room.  Both bedrooms enjoy access onto the wide first floor terraces, ideal spots for a morning coffee or a relaxing siesta.  

  • Ground floor:  Open plan living/dining/kitchen area with breakfast bar (A/C, fireplace, TV, DVD, CD, WiFi, dishwasher, microwave). Patio doors from living area to pool terrace. Patio doors from kitchen area to barbecue area (washing machine). Cloakroom. Double bedroom (A/C) with dressing area, en suite bathroom and patio doors to terrace.
  • First Floor: Two double bedrooms (A/C), both with patio doors to upper terrace. Shower room. 
  • Outside:  Enclosed terraces.  Inbuilt barbecue. Washing machine. Poolside shower.
  • Private gated swimming pool (8m x 4m)

    

Facilities:

 A/C, fireplace, TV, DVD, CD, WiFi, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, BBQ, poolside shower, private gated swimming pool (8m x 4m)

For children:

Private gated swimming pool (8m x 4m),  cot and highchair available on request

Sleeps:
6
Price guide:

From £1668 (June) to £2520 (Aug) for a weeks villa rental. Low season prices also available.

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Oliveira
Location:

Ideally located just 10 mins walk from the village of Guia, just 15 mins drive from Albufeira and 40 mins from Faro. Guia is the hometown of chicken piri-piri and a wealth of nearby restaurants serve this famous dish. Fresh fish and seafood are also local favourites especially at the beachside restaurants all along the coast.
Several of the Algarve’s best beaches (many with watersports) are within 5-15km plus other attractions such as world class golfing, waterparks, the sand sculpture village and Salgados nature reserve are also within easy distance. Less than an hour’s drive, the Monchique hills offer shady picnic areas and forest footpaths and the medieval wallled city of Silves is just a short drive away.
 

Accommodation:

Comfortable and traditional in style the immaculate, well maintained interior offers an attractively subdued décor with cooling floor tiles throughout. From the entrance hall there is a conveniently placed shower room and a family-sized bathroom separates two spacious air conditioned bedrooms, a double with patio doors to the poolside terrace and a twin with picture windows.

A raised dining area overlooks the living room from where patio doors lead to a very attractive covered terrace, ideal for outdoor meals. A towering palm stands above a neatly trimmed lawn and an array of tropical flora provides colour and fragrance. Sun terrace surrounds the two pools and for added safety a balustrade (with gate) designates the pool area from the garden and terrace.
 

Facilities:

Satellite TV, DVD, WiFi, CD oven, microwave, dishwasher, lawn, washing machine, private swimming pool (8m x 4m),children’s pool (2m x 3m) BBQ

For children:

private swimming pool (8m x 4m),children’s pool (2m x 3m) cot and highchair on request

Pool:

private swimming pool (8m x 4m),children’s pool (2m x 3m) - both gated off from the house and terrace

Sleeps:
4
Price guide:

From £699 to £1500 per weekly rental, depending on season

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Martinhal, Sagres, Algarve
Stay:

Martinhal, 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  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. 2 or 3 bedroom Pinewood houses have their own fenced pools set in gardens. 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.

There are also individually owned 3-5 bed villas set on the resort - many with gated pool. Guests staying in these have access to all the resort facilities

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

Spa:

Excellent, peaceful spa with a wide range of treatments

Price guide:

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

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Monte Santo
Stay:

Monte Santo

Location:

Closet to Cavoerio this 5 star resort with a collection of self catering suites and townhouses offers a great choice for families looking for a good value but luxury holiday with chidlren. Close to golf courses, and only a few minutes from the beach. Kids club from 4 years.

Accommodation:

Bright, airy and modern accommodation well equipped with kitchens, living rooms and terraces/balconies. 1/2/3 bedroom suites, and 2/3 bedroom townhouses. Suites and townhouses are equipped with; an LCD television with cable channels, widescreen television in the living room and all bedrooms, CD/DVD player, internet, air conditioning, heated floors, telephones, living and dining area with open plan kitchen fitted with a hob, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, toaster, kettle, crockery, glassware and a coffee machine, mini bar, ironing facilities and complimentary safe. There is also a balcony and terrace overlooking the pools or resort.

Facilities:

5 outdoor swimming pools, 1 indoor pool, multi-use court, babysitting and kids club. Complimentary shuttle to Cavoerio and nearby golf courses as well as use of the fitness centre, spa facilities and Planet Junior's Kids Club.

Child Care:

Children aged 4-12 can attend the kids club where they can swim, play games and do arts/crafts.

For children:

. There's also a Planet Junior and Baby Must Have! Program, making it easier for adults to travel light! Nearby to Monte Santo stands the Kartodromo Interacional do Algarve, one of Europe's largest kart circuits and there are also 4 water and theme parks, the Lagos Zoo, mini golf courses and water sports!

Price guide:

From £489 per adult.

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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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Pine Cliffs Residence, Sheraton Algarve
Stay:

Pine Cliffs Residence at the Sheraton Algarve

Location:

The resort has a spectacular cliff-top setting, and is set in extensive gardens surrounded by pine trees, overlooking miles of unspoiled beaches. Centrally located on the Algarve in a great position for exploring the region.

Accommodation:

Luxury self catering apartments and, townhouses and villas with private pools, sleeping from 2-10 and, offering complete flexibility (full kitchens and plenty of space) yet all the services of a 5 star hotel. The apartments give you the freedom of a luxury family holiday with children and babies on your own terms.  Daily maid service, room service available along with half or full board options. The luxury partments have their own shared pool and restaurant, as well as all the facilities of the Sheraton

Facilities:

The resort has a vast selection of 11 restaurants and 2 dedicated bars offering numerous dining choices. 9-hole golf course, health club, watersports, pools, tennis.

Child Care:

Excellent Porto Pirata Children's Village (6 mths-12 year olds). Local charge Babysitting also available

For children:

Kids pool, and playground

Additional Information:

Recreational activities include outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and a tennis academy. The Health club offers complimentary use of the sauna, Jacuzzi, gym and indoor heated pool (children must be accompanied by an adult). A mini-train is available to escort guests around the resort.

Price guide:

From £1800-£6900 for a family of 4 for 7 nights, depending on season, incl flights and transfers. Lowers prices for smaller parties of course. Always good early booking discounts.

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Vidamar
Current Offers:

Up to 30% late booking discount (Oct half term weeks excluded)
Offer valid from: 23 September 2017
Offer valid to: 18 November 2017
Book by: 04 November 2017

Big enough for:

2-8

Location:

With its great climate and wide variety of activities, the Algave is a year-round destination - and the 5 star Vidamar Resort is an ideal family-friendly base. The central Algarve beach-side location just 2km from the village of Gale and only 13 km from Albufeira is perfect for exploring, and is around a 45 minute transfer from Faro.  No compromise on style needed, as the rooms, suites and townhouses all have contemporary decor. The townhouses are perfect family accommdoation - spacious with kitchens, lounges, gardens and private pools - which can be fenced. 

Accommodation:

The resort offers both rooms, suites and townhouses - all decorated in the same contemporary style. Townhouses are ideal for families as they offer maximum space and flexibility, along with private pools(optionlal fencing), but with access to all the 5 star resort facilities - and can also be booked on a b&b or HB basis if preferred. Townhouses have either 2,3 or 4 bedrooms and so can sleep up to 8. The living room has floor to ceiling windows leading to the terrace and pool, ad the bedrooms all have their own flat screen TV's - the houses are airconditioned throughout The resort centre is just a short walk away, where guests can enjoy 2 communal pools and chldrens pool, restaurants, bars, kids club  and spa. A boardwalk leads to the long, sandy Salgados beach. Townhouse facilities include: 

Washing machine • Dishwasher • Fridge/Freezer • Microwave • Hairdryer • Safe • Air conditioning • Flat screen satellite TV • WiFi • Iron & Ironing board

Facilities:

2 pools (one heated), one adult only chill-out pool,  indoor pool, kids pool, kids club 4-11 yrs, babysitting, spa, 3 bars, 3 restaurants, wifi, spa and fitness room

Child Care:

Kids club 4-11 yrs, full schedule of activities inc mini disco. Babysitting

For children:

Kids club from 4-11yrs, babysitting, kids heated pool,  Baby Corner , Cot , Highchair,  Baby tub (on request, free of charge), Stairgate,  Pool fence 

Pool:

Townhouse private pools can be fenced for an optional fee

Spa:

wide range of treatments

Price guide:

2 bed townhouse from £1450 - £3319 depending on season for 7 nights rental (excluding flights) on self catering. May half term for example is £1754. Stays and changeover days can be of any duration subject to availability. 3 and 4 bedrooms townhouses also available at a supplement.

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Vidamar
Big enough for:

2-8

Location:

With its great climate and wide variety of activities, the Algave is a year-round destination - and the 5 star Vidamar Resort is an ideal family-friendly base. The central Algarve beach-side location just 2km from the village of Gale and only 13 km from Albufeira is perfect for exploring, and is around a 45 minute transfer from Faro.  No compromise on style needed, as the rooms, suites and townhouses all have contemporary decor. The townhouses are perfect family accommdoation - spacious with kitchens, lounges, gardens and private pools - which can be fenced. 

Accommodation:

The resort offers both rooms, suites and townhouses - all decorated in the same contemporary style. Townhouses are ideal for families as they offer maximum space and flexibility, along with private pools(optionlal fencing), but with access to all the 5 star resort facilities - and can also be booked on a b&b or HB basis if preferred. Townhouses have either 2,3 or 4 bedrooms and so can sleep up to 8. The living room has floor to ceiling windows leading to the terrace and pool, ad the bedrooms all have their own flat screen TV's - the houses are airconditioned throughout The resort centre is just a short walk away, where guests can enjoy 2 communal pools and chldrens pool, restaurants, bars, kids club  and spa. A boardwalk leads to the long, sandy Salgados beach. Townhouse facilities include: 

Washing machine • Dishwasher • Fridge/Freezer • Microwave • Hairdryer • Safe • Air conditioning • Flat screen satellite TV • WiFi • Iron & Ironing board

Facilities:

2 pools (one heated), one adult only chill-out pool,  indoor pool, kids pool, kids club 4-11 yrs, babysitting, spa, 3 bars, 3 restaurants, wifi, spa and fitness room

Child Care:

Kids club 4-11 yrs, full schedule of activities inc mini disco. Babysitting

For children:

Kids club from 4-11yrs, babysitting, kids heated pool,  Baby Corner , Cot , Highchair,  Baby tub (on request, free of charge), Stairgate,  Pool fence 

Pool:

Townhouse private pools can be fenced for an optional fee

Spa:

wide range of treatments

Price guide:

2 bed townhouse from £1450 - £3319 depending on season for 7 nights rental (excluding flights) on self catering. May half term for example is £1754. Stays and changeover days can be of any duration subject to availability. 3 and 4 bedrooms townhouses also available at a supplement.

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Vidamar
Current Offers:

5-15% early booking discount, depending on month.
Offer valid from: 02 December 2017
Offer valid to: 20 October 2018
Book by: 01 September 2018

Big enough for:

2-8

Location:

With its great climate and wide variety of activities, the Algave is a year-round destination - and the 5 star Vidamar Resort is an ideal family-friendly base. The central Algarve beach-side location just 2km from the village of Gale and only 13 km from Albufeira is perfect for exploring, and is around a 45 minute transfer from Faro.  No compromise on style needed, as the rooms, suites and townhouses all have contemporary decor. The townhouses are perfect family accommdoation - spacious with kitchens, lounges, gardens and private pools - which can be fenced. 

Accommodation:

The resort offers both rooms, suites and townhouses - all decorated in the same contemporary style. Townhouses are ideal for families as they offer maximum space and flexibility, along with private pools(optionlal fencing), but with access to all the 5 star resort facilities - and can also be booked on a b&b or HB basis if preferred. Townhouses have either 2,3 or 4 bedrooms and so can sleep up to 8. The living room has floor to ceiling windows leading to the terrace and pool, ad the bedrooms all have their own flat screen TV's - the houses are airconditioned throughout The resort centre is just a short walk away, where guests can enjoy 2 communal pools and chldrens pool, restaurants, bars, kids club  and spa. A boardwalk leads to the long, sandy Salgados beach. Townhouse facilities include: 

Washing machine • Dishwasher • Fridge/Freezer • Microwave • Hairdryer • Safe • Air conditioning • Flat screen satellite TV • WiFi • Iron & Ironing board

Facilities:

2 pools (one heated), one adult only chill-out pool,  indoor pool, kids pool, kids club 4-11 yrs, babysitting, spa, 3 bars, 3 restaurants, wifi, spa and fitness room

Child Care:

Kids club 4-11 yrs, full schedule of activities inc mini disco. Babysitting

For children:

Kids club from 4-11yrs, babysitting, kids heated pool,  Baby Corner , Cot , Highchair,  Baby tub (on request, free of charge), Stairgate,  Pool fence 

Pool:

Townhouse private pools can be fenced for an optional fee

Spa:

wide range of treatments

Price guide:

2 bed townhouse from £1450 - £3319 depending on season for 7 nights rental (excluding flights) on self catering. May half term for example is £1754. Stays and changeover days can be of any duration subject to availability. 3 and 4 bedrooms townhouses also available at a supplement.

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Sardinia
Residenza Lantana
Location:

Ideally located just 500m from  Pula with its lively square and vibrant weekly market, and just 1.5km from the famous sandy beach at Nora and the archeoloical site, these comfortable 1-2 bed apartments set in well established gardens with good facilities offer an ideal base from which to explore beautiful and unspoilt Sardinia. There is much to see- including stunning beaches, Roman ruins, caves, offshore islands, and the fascinating city of Cagliari.

Accommodation:

Set in lovely gardens, the 1-2 bedroom apartments offer an ideal mix of self catering flexibility with hotel style facilities - in a relaxed environment. They have modern, light decor, air con, and private terraces or balconies. There is a large swimming pool and guests also have access to the adjacent hotel facilities including a restaurant, bar, 9-hole putting course and even a complimentary shuttle service to the nearby beach

Facilities:

Shared swimming pool, children’s playground, small putting course, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, television, airconditioning, Wi-Fi. All apartments have access to the adjacent hotel restaurant and bar. There is also a complimentary shuttle bus to the beach and nearby Is Molas Golf Course, baby-sitting service available and payable locally.

Price guide:

From £2300 for 7 nights in a 2 bed appt (sleeps 4) - flights extra. One bedroom appts also available

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Residenza Capriccioli
Big enough for:

2-4

Location:

This group of simple apartments with shared pools has an idyllic setting at the end of the Capriccioli headland - just 200m from one of the best beaches on an island of best beaches. Restaurants too are just 200m away, the small town of Abbiadori just 4km, and Porto Cervo itself is just 9km. It's ideal for a relaxed, low key family beach holiday in beautiful  surroundings.

 

Accommodation:

Set in stone-built, terraced 1-2 bed apartments, the accommodation is simple and  in keeping with the character of the surrounding countryside. There is a strong emphasis on traditional style throughout the residence, with Sardinian carved wooden bedheads and hand-embroidered bedspreads and cushions. Each appt has Living/dining area, kitchen area, twin or double bedroom(s), en-suite facilities and a shaded terrace with a wooden table and chairs.Residenza Capriccioli also features a large swimming pool with ample patio space for sunbathing and a smaller pool, ideal for children. 

Facilities:

Shared pool (25m x 7m, average depth 1.5m) with scuba training end (depth 3m), children’s pool (3m x 5m, depth 0.6m), dog’s pool, air-conditioning available and payable locally (cost vary between €40 and €80 per week – depending on time of year), tennis courts payable locally, Wi-Fi at reception and by the swimming pool.

Price guide:

From £900 to £2485 for a weeks rental, depending on season (flights extra). Can be priced with flights and car hire too, if preferred.

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Villa Petra Manna
Big enough for:

2-6

Location:

The villa’s prime location on the exclusive Costa Smerelda means you are only a five-minute stroll from beautiful La Celvia beach with its stunning curve of golden sand and clear blue water. Therea e restaurants too within a 500m stroll - and the small town of Abbiadoru is just 4km away, with Porto Cervo itself just a quick drive (9km) and the airport at Olbia just 30 mins of so (29km).

Accommodation:

Villa Petra Manna is  omething quite different architecturally speaking: designed by Savin Couelle (whose father designed the famed nearby Hotel Cala di Volpe) the villa has a striking open-plan lounge and dining area presented in the style of a fabulous cave-like labyrinth. This leads out into the garden and pool area, complemented by superb views of the coast and distant mountains. 

The three bedrooms come as two doubles and one twin in this split-level property. The two doubles benefit from a terrace or a veranda, with all bedrooms enjoying en-suite shower rooms and air-conditioning. A guest bathroom is also located in the property, while a simple kitchen area, storage cellar and laundry facilities complete the internal layout. Outdoors is a barbecue area with granite dining table perfect for evening meals.

Layout:

Split level lounge/dining area with two patio areas, guest bathroom, simple kitchen, steps leading down to laundry room and store in basement. Steps leading down from lounge to double bedroom, en-suite shower room, outside terrace. Steps leading up from lounge to second double bedroom with en-suite shower room and terrace. Shower room and twin bedroom.

 

Facilities:

Free form private pool (8m x 4m), barbecue, private parking, dishwasher, microwave, oven, hob, fridge freezer, television, DVD player, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning in bedrooms.

Price guide:

From £5575 - £10205 per week depending on season, accommodation only (flights extra). Can also be priced with flights and car hire if preferred.

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Spain & Balearics
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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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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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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C'an Vila
Big enough for:

6

Location:

This private luxury bungalow style villa in Puerto Pollensa, Majorca is set in a high walled tropical garden affording peace and total privacy and is looked after by its owners to the highest possible standard. If you can tear yourself away from this lovely property the old town of Pollensa is no more than a 10 minute drive, whilst the beaches and resort of Port de Pollensa are 12 minutes in the opposite direction. There are some excellent opportunities for some scenic cycling in Majorca or some wonderful sailing on the sparkling waters just off the coast.

Accommodation:

Lovely decor, tiling and natural stone work throughout. The comfortably furnished air-conditioned lounge/dining room has satellite TV (limited channels), DVD and Sony Playstation 2. A feature fireplace gives a really homely feel to this living accommodation with patio doors opening out onto a shady covered terrace, pool and gardens. The large well fitted kitchen boasts a typical Mallorcan inglenook fireplace with breakfast seating area and has dishwasher and microwave. Leading off from the inner hall are three pretty twin bedrooms, two having air-conditioning and there are two attractively tiled bathrooms adjacent. A great villa for a baby friendly holiday in Majorca.

Facilities:

BBQ, wifi, pool Jacuzzi, Satelite TV, playstation 2, table tennis. he owner just loves his tropical garden, which is filled with banana trees and rubber plants and the air is scented with bougainvillea, hibiscus and honeysuckle. A new addition to the many facilities to be found at C'an Vila is the Jacuzzi, which is located at the side of the pool for your added enjoyment.

Price guide:

£489 ( low season) – £2495 ( high season) per week.

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C'an Venzala
Big enough for:

4

Location:

Villa C'an Venzala is situated overlooking open fields in the exclusive 'La Font' area, close to the old town of Pollensa. The port of Pollensa with its selection of shops and restaurants and sandy beach, is within a 10 minute drive. The impressive villa has been meticulously and lovingly restored by its current owners from an old stone olive house so full of charm with many of its original and quirky features combined with modern day comforts, make this a most unusual, yet comfortable, family villa. Aside from the beautiful restoration, the villa is impressively situated on an extremely large plot of ancient fig trees and enjoys a magnificent view of the mountains. The gardens are mature and secluded.

Accommodation:

A traditional vine covered porch leads into the open plan living/dining, which has a feature stone wall, is attractively furnished and has a new Flat Screen satellite TV (all main English channels available from 2013), a DVD player, a CD player and log burning stove for early and late season stays. The well fitted kitchen comes complete with dishwasher and microwave and there is comfortable dining for four persons. On the ground floor level is a large pretty air-conditioned twin bedded room with a beautifully tiled bathroom adjacent. Stairs lead up from the open plan living area to the second double bedded room, which has pretty shower room en-suite and superb views of the impressive grounds from the window. The two bedrooms make this Pollensa villa perfect for a family of 4 or even a small group looking for a baby friendly holiday. From the vine covered porch, there is a little path which leads you past the original outhouse where there is now a laundry with washing machine and an outside cloakroom with WC, to the lovely barbeque kitchen area, which overlooks the pool and the villa's large plot with the mountains beyond.

Facilities:

BBQ, DVD/CD player, wifi, flat screen TV, satellite TV private parking, closest shops just 2.5KM. 8 metre private swimming pool has Roman steps into a shallow end for children and the terraces are well furnished for sitting and relaxing or dining al-fresco in this lovely setting. Large garden

Price guide:

£559( low season) - £2495 ( high season) per week.

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Casa Marions
Big enough for:

8

Location:

Villa Casa Marions has a fantastic location in a quiet residential area of high quality properties very close to the centre of lovely Cala D'or - and is just 100m away from both beach and shops, making this a supremely relaxing villa for those looking for a baby friendly holiday. This largely unspoilt south east coast of Mallorca has much to offer and explore - the lovely market town of Santanyi for example, and some beautiful beaches and coves.

Accommodation:

Large comfortably furnished lounge/dining room with satellite TV (limited English channels) and DVD player. Patio doors open out on one side to the gardens and pool whilst on the other corner they open onto the terrace. The kitchen is nicely fitted and has dishwasher and microwave, a door leads out to a covered terrace with BBQ and a utility with washing machine. On the ground floor are three of the villas four air-conditioned bedrooms. The first of these is a pretty twin and this has a cloakroom with WC adjacent whilst the second twin has the family bathroom adjacent, which services both of these bedrooms. The master double bedroom has an attractive shower room with WC en-suite. Outside steps lead up from the rear terrace to the fourth bedroom. This is a separate attractively furnished, air-conditioned studio made up of twin beds, full bathroom en-suite and patio doors onto a large roof terrace for some private sunbathing. All bedrooms are air-conditioned for your added benefit (set on a timer). Outside the lovely new oval 8 metre pool, with separate children's pool, takes pride of place amongst terraces and gardens. The whole area is nicely furnished for relaxing and soaking up the Cala D'or sunshine. A brick built barbecue is to be found on the rear dining terrace adjacent to the kitchen for those meals 'al fresco'.

Facilities:

Satellite TV DVD Player Dishwasher Washing Machine Microwave Hair DryerPool Towels Childrens Pool Wi-fi Air-con

For children:

childrens pool

Price guide:

£1295( low season) – £4245 ( high season) rental per week.

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Casa Tramuntana, Mallorca
Big enough for:

8

Location:

Set in a peaceful, rural location on a hillside in the Campanet Valley, with views to the Tramuntana Mountains and surrounded by stunning scenery, this stylish and spacious villa is quiet and secluded, perfect for those wanting a peaceful baby friendly holiday in luxurious surroundings, but still within easy reach of beaches (20 mins) and amenities. Palma itself is just 30minsaway –and has a wealth of smart shops, excellent restaurants, stunning cathedral and a lively art and culture scene, with many galleries/theatres etc. The villa has a large pool which is gated for the safety of younger children, and good outside spaces for them to enjoy.

Accommodation:

The spacious interiors are stylishly and comfortably furnished throughout. The living room is equipped with TV, DVD and CD players. The large double bedroom on the ground floor has a king-size four poster bed which can also fit a cot, if required. The master bedroom on the first floor is also very large. The twin bedrooms at first floor level share a separate dressing room. There is an open-plan dining room, open-plan kitchen and a sitting room.

Facilities:

barbecue, table tennis tab