Are you and your family itching to get away this summer but haven’t actually booked a trip just yet?
We work with some fabulous family-friendly properties, that cater for families with little ones in mind and older ones too! So if you are stuck to the summer holidays and can only go when the kiddies have broken up, take a little peek on what our properties have available for a last minute family holiday both in the UK and abroad. We will kick start with the overseas..
Molino Rio Alajar – SPAIN
located in a peaceful rural valley in the Huelva region of Andalucía. Six cottages, shared enclosed swimming pool, toddler pool & sandpit. Outdoor games, tennis court.
Just over an hour and half to Seville
Cottages range in sizes from sleeping 3 up to sleeping 5. Availability through mid August, please check website for more information.
Quinta das Achadas – PORTUGAL
Another rustic stay but this time we are heading to the Algarve in Portugal. 3 self-catering apartments and 2 bed & breakfasts. Shared heated swimming pool, play room, lots of outdoor toys for little ones and older ones all within a rural location.
Nearest village is 2km and the beach is 5km. 55 minutes drive to Faro airport.
Various availability at the end of August and are offering 10% discount. Please enquirer for more details.
La Grange Sud – FRANCE
Family-holiday farmhouse in the stunning Dordogne. It is a winner for a group looking to holiday with its 6 bedrooms and able to sleep 14! Private enclosed heated swimming pool, terraces for al fresco dining, large garden and views across a golf resort.
The nearest village is Sigloues, 6km and within walking distance to the golf clubhouse with a 1 star Michelin restaurant and a more relaxed brasserie.
27th August – 3rd September – Normally £6000 but has been reduced to £3000 – bargain!
Font Remy – FRANCE
Four converted gites of this former manor house set amongst vineyards in the Charente. Shared heated swimming pool, 2 acres of walled garden with lots of out door fun. Games room with toys, pool table and table football.
Nearest village is Mortagne, with baker, butchers, restaurants, bars and supermarket. Sandy beaches within 30 minutes drive.
27th August to 3rd September : Rose – sleeping 10 1491.00euros, Honeysuckle – sleeping 6 994.00 euros, Jasmine sleeping 10 1400.00euros
Chateau les Carrasses – FRANCE
A beautiful and magical 19th century chateau in the Languedock-Roussillon region. Beautiful apartments that have been renovated. Outdoor swimming pool, bistro and bar within the grounds. There is a kids club during the summer holidays too.
The nearest airports are Beziers 30 minutes and Perpignan 50 minutes. with many more being an hour – two.
16th – 23rd August – two bedroom apartment, 410€ per night
La Mare Chappey – FRANCE
A 16th century Normandy medieval estate with 5 acres of ground and the river Douve at the heart, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Enclosed swimming pool and bistro with French cuisine. Bouncy castle, football pitch, play equipment for climbing and indoor play barn to keep everyone entertained. Terrace to sunbathe, hot tubs and BBQ evenings.
Cycle track only two minutes away that can be used for running too. Local village is Nehou with bars, shops and a lively restaurant, which also sells takeaway pizzas. Only 15 minutes by car to some lovely beaches.
24th July – 31st July, La Grange Cottage, sleeping 6, £1178
Chez Charente – FRANCE
Full of character and modern comforts is this renovated farmhouse in the lovely Charente. There is an enclosed swimming pool (shared with the owners) and a full enclosed private garden with sandpit and trampoline. The Farmhouse sleeps 7 in its 3 bedrooms.
Close to the Chateau town of La Rochefoucauld and 25 minutes drive to lake beaches.
23rd – 30th July – £2260, receive £600 off, £1660
La Garenne – FRANCE
A fabulous collection of gites in the Charente, a beautiful rural part of France. Six cottages in total ranging in sizes from two bedrooms gites to three bedroom gites, they all have a private garden area with BBQ. The shared facilities include a heated swimming pool and toddler pool. Kids club and under 5s play time. Bikes available with child seat and enclosed gardens to roam around.
The nearest town is Aulnay Saintonge, 7 minutes drive away with amenities and markets twice a week.
23rd – 27th July, 2 bed gite, discounted 15% off
20th – 27th August, 2 bed gite 1600€
Shall we now take a quick look at what there is available this summer for a family holiday in the UK?
Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages – WALES
Award-winning farm stay on the Pembrokeshire coast. Daily animal feeding, egg collecting and pet corner. Indoor heated swimming pool and gym, big play barn with lots of toys and games, and an outdoor adventure play area
There are also Croft Crafty Kids sessions running, available £5 per session.
Only 4 miles to the nearest beach Poppit Sands, a bay to remember with boat trips, dolphin & wildlife watching, plus The Welsh Wildlife Centre and Castell Henllys, Iron Age Fort
19th August – 26th August – The Granary – sleeps 3
27th August – 3rd September – The Farmhouse – sleeps 6, The Dairy – sleeps 4, The Cartwheel – sleeps 4, The Stables – sleeps 4 & The Hayloft – sleeps 4
Pitt Farm – DEVON
Another family-friendly farm-stay in South Devon, with a total of just seven child-friendly holiday cottages. Each cottage has it’s own private garden/courtyard. Animal feeding for the kiddies plus honest shop with local produce including Pitt Farm eggs and sausages. Indoor heated swimming pool, play areas plus a woodlands to explore.
Walking distance to the local village pub (20 minutes) and in easy reach to some fab beaches, within 25 minutes drive.
29th July – 5th July – Cavasson – sleeps 2 plus baby
12th – 19th August – Cavasson – sleeps 2 plus baby
Tredethick – CORNWALL
This fab farm-stay can be found in the Cornish countryside, near Lostwithiel. Animal feeding 3 times a week plus pony rides. Lots of baby and toddler facilities within the grounds including soft play and play barn. There is a games room for the older kids, woodland playscape and even a secret garden hot tub.
19th – 26th August – Hayloft – sleeps 6 £3935
26th – August – 2nd September – Searles – sleeps 4 £3160
Long Barn Cottages – DEVON
We are heading back to Devon to this fab little hamlet of baby and toddler friendly holiday cottages, only four in total, each with a private garden or terrace. Indoor swimming pool and games area, plus four acres of grounds and an adventure playground.
Only a short drive to local beaches including Torquay, which is only 3 miles away.
North Bradbury Farm – DEVON
Farm-stays are a popular choice for families with children and it’s easy to see why. At North Bradbury Farm here are only two cottages, making this a very personal farm experience. Hands on farm holiday experience, midweek morning feeds and looking after the animals. Large outdoor swimming pool, plus a wilderness area where guests can toast marshmallows. Adevtnure playground, tree house and lots more!
Short drive away from award winning beaches and Exmoor National Park is close by.
29th July – 5th August – The Cider Barn – sleeps 4
12th – 19th August – The Cider Barn – sleeps 4
Coulscott House Holiday Cottages – DEVON
The last property in Devon and the last farm-stay, I promise but one not to be missed! 16 acres of grounds with a full-sized indoor swimming pool, children’s play area and an indoor play barn with soft play area. There is a games room and a large animal enclosure.
Situated near Combe Martin, not far from the Exmoor National Park.
12th – 26th August – Bantam Cottage, sleeps 2 plus cot
Nettlecombe Farm – ISLE OF WIGHT
oops – we have one more farm-stay but this time on an Island! Surrounded by beautiful countryside is the amazing Nettlecombe Farm, a farm-stay with reindeers!! Morning animal feeds and egg collecting. 4 large play and garden areas. There is a fishing lake and yoga classes to join in on too.
Only 3 miles from the seaside town on Ventnor
6th – 13th August – Barley Cottage
26th August – 2nd September – Wren Cottage – sleeps 3