We haven’t been able to travel abroad this year unfortunately mainly due to spending a lot on the house but that doesn’t stop me from wishing and searching for fab holidays. Since having Vinny I realise how it’s not so easy to just drop everything and go abroad, there is a lot more to consider when you have a child and it’s not just about location so today I want to share with you my top 5 locations for babies and toddlers in the UK and abroad, there are so many child friendly Villas out there to visit!
How perfect does a beach retreat sound, and you don’t have to leave the UK to visit. Perfect for those that don’t want to travel abroad Beach Retreat in Kent offers the perfect Beach and Summer holiday. There are some really fantastic features at Beach Retreat including a cinema room which is perfect for children and it’s just seconds away from the sea! ‘The house has been newly refurbished to an exceptional standard with king size beds, Jacuzzi bath, marble fireplaces, cinema room, real sunlight room, “St Tropez” style living area with beach bar, full DJ and light effect setup, large gardens and direct access to the sandy beach.’
I have never really stayed in France for a holiday before but Mark my husband used to go a lot as a child and he had an amazing time. I’d really like to take Vinny one day and take him to Disney Land Paris that would be amazing. Whilst searching for baby & toddler friendly locations in France I came across Villa Boussou, I thought this would be perfect because it’s in a beautiful tranquil area and just a short distance from a pretty village called Loupiac. ‘Villa Boussou is not just a child ‘friendly’ property. If there are little ones in the party they are totally catered for with everything a travelling parent might want or need to keep everyone happy: from all baby equipment, children’s toys, books, games, DVDs, beautiful wooden cot, high chair and stair gates, bath and pool toys, mini play tables, large wooden pirate ship, giant sand pit, play frames, right through to face painting, ‘Treasure Hunts’, babysitting (by owner) and themed parties all exclusively for guests of Villa Boussou.’ Sounds perfect right?
When I was younger I actually lived in Italy for a couple of years, my dad was in the Army so we moved around quite a lot in my teens and my mum is actually Italian so it was the perfect location to live. We lived in Naples and I never got to travel to Sicily although it sounds and looks like a beautiful place and Villa Camerina looks wonderful. All of these locations mentioned do have high chairs and cots ready for your stay, here at Villa Camerina there is also a Tennis Court, toys and the grounds are also gated and fenced so super safe for your little one. ‘The garden is all around the Villa with natural herbs and trees, like lemons, bitter orange, mulberry trees, fig trees ,almonds and a monumental agave. The pool in discreet position is surrounded by a characteristic prickly pear hedge, and offers a large solarium with pool beds and chairs.’ Ah I’m in love already!
Back to the UK and to a luxurious location, Cotswolds! That’ right guys, all UK holidays don’t have to be in a caravan or tent and Cotswold Barn is the perfect hideaway for friends and family. This beautiful barn can sleep up to 10 adults and 2 children which is perfect for larger family holidays when you want to bring your mum, your dad, even brothers, sisters and cousins! This place is big enough for the whole family to enjoy and relax. ‘Cotswold Barn contains five themed suites, from the elegant gold room to the exotic African room. It also contains a state of the art Corinian kitchen/dining room, under floor heating throughout, hot-tub, BBQ, secret Peacock Dining Room and award winning gardens.’ A very beautiful location and barn, definitely one to consider if you want to go all out!
One for the more adventurous families out there and for those looking for a Winter Ski holiday, Chalet Edelweiss is a stunning luxury chalet located in Chamonix. Perfect for the kids because they can learn to Ski, have fun with lots of indoor games, there is also lots to see with outstanding landscapes and many outdoor activities. ‘In winter, services include a resort manager, personal chef, host and driver, with daily housekeeping and a mid-week linen change. In summer, services include a resort manager and daily housekeeping, with a mid-week linen change. A chef, host and driver are available on request at an additional cost. There’s also a babysitting service, which includes looking after the children during the day, taking them to activities, and of course babysitting, available at an additional cost.’ Did someone say babysitter!?
Wow what an amazing bunch of locations, villas and chalets! I will certainly be checking out Oliver’s Travels when we get to book a holiday. Oliver’s Travels work directly with the owners of the properties so you are guaranteed best price and you get to cut out the middleman too! Stress free and a company you can trust.
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