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    Mas de Jouas - Belcastel Suite (2 Rooms) Image 1
  • Heated Pool
    Heated Pool
  • Delicious Gourmet Meals
    Delicious Gourmet Meals
  • Private terrace for Balcony Suite
    Private terrace for Balcony Suite
  • Play area within Grounds
    Play area within Grounds
  • Fresh Gourmet meals
    Fresh Gourmet meals
  • Toys
    Toys
  • Abbi's famous Paella!
    Abbi's famous Paella!
  • Chillout spot
    Chillout spot
  • Balcony Suite bathroom
    Balcony Suite bathroom
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    Mas de Jouas - Belcastel Suite (2 Rooms) Image 11
  • Pool time fun
    Pool time fun
  • Main Terrace
    Main Terrace
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    Mas de Jouas - Belcastel Suite (2 Rooms) Image 14
  • Main Terrace
    Main Terrace
  • Birds Eye View of Jouas
    Birds Eye View of Jouas
  • Pool time fun
    Pool time fun
  • Dannys Famous Barbecue and Cocktails!!
    Dannys Famous Barbecue and Cocktails!!
  • Terrace dinners
    Terrace dinners
  • Awesome Veggie meals
    Awesome Veggie meals
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Mas de Jouas - Belcastel Suite (2 Rooms)

Midi-Pyrenees, France

Per week

from 1595.00 to 2895.00 EUR
The Owner / Manager

Abbi Coman-Ricketts

Member since Oct 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:91.67%
  • Avg. Response Time:6 hours 25 minutes
  • Availability Updated:10 days 4 hours

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BFB's Overview

The idyllic blend of a beautiful setting, stylish accommodation, great facilities for mini guests and the warm hospitality of English ex-pat owners Abbi and Danny, with their two young daughters, has firmly planted Mas de Jouas at the top end of our 'Best Rated by Past Guests' list each year. This friendly mini boutique hotel is the kind of place that strips off the baggage of everyday life and lets families focus on enjoying each other and the, more than likely, great company around them.

Days here tend to slip into an easy routine beginning with wandering downstairs - kids often still in PJs - to be greeted by freshly baked croissants, cereals and fruits; then taking turns watching the kids explore the safe grounds and play areas, followed by heading out to potter around a local attraction or town and then returning for an afternoon by the lovely pool. Mini guests gather together for their supper(6 meals a week) - cooked up by Abbi whose experience as a parent shows in the menus - on the terrace at about 5.30pm whilst parents grab a chilled beer or wine (from the unlimited drinks fridge) and share tips on what they've done that day. A little later, they tuck their little ones up in bed and head back to the dining room or terrace beneath the bedrooms to enjoy their own sociable supper (included 5 meals a week) accompanied by laid back tunes, flickering candles and, if he's in the mood to mix, one of Danny's famous Mojitos to round off the night.

There's plenty of opportunity for romance (remember that?) too with one babysitting night a week included in the price and the option to add another at reasonable rates. Alternatively, order a picnic from Abbi, buy a bottle of champagne from the house fridge, a baby monitor and dine 'out' under the stars at one of the pretty tables for two scattered throughout the grounds. It’s easy to see why the 'Mas de Jouas Magic' is a formula that has been known to bring grownups, let alone their offspring, to tears when their last day rolls around!


Accommodation Overview:




Mas de Jouas accommodates three or four families at a time in a choice of multi-room suites. All are set within a tasteful 3-storey barn conversion adjacent to the home of friendly owners and social supper hosts, Abbi and Danny and their two young daughters. The ground level is home to the communal areas including the guest kitchen with help yourself fridge and the lounge/dining room. By day, this area is often used as a shady play room by mini guests taking a break from the pool or the sun to enjoy colouring, puzzles or watch DVDs. On cooler evenings, it is transformed, with candles and a soundtrack of chilled out tunes, into a laid back dining room for grown ups where Abbi delivers mouth watering meals and Danny pours the wine whilst guests mingle. Baby monitors (not provided) work well through out the house offering parents a further peace of mind. Although Abbi and Danny don't provide baby monitors they can offer a spare should guests' break.

The 'Balcony Suite'

New for 2014, the previous family room has been transformed into a two bedroom suite perfect for families. The suite has one spacious king size double room for adults with space for a cot, its own seating area, double aspect patio doors and private balcony (safe) with views over the grounds. The children's twin room is connected via the bathroom which is Travertine-tiled with double sink, bath tub and wet-room style shower. The room has lockable windows shutters which act as the perfect aid to little ones afternoon naps and comes equipped with luxury touches such as high quality linens, a large LCD TV, DVD player, DVD menu, docking station, toys and thoughtful baby gear including baby bottle warmers and bottle making trays. Rates are based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children 2-10yrs (Children under 2 stay free and discounts will be applied when booking). Click 'prices' tab above to check availability and calculate exact pricing.

Pricing Notes

Prices include: 5 dinners (one being Sunday lunch) a week with wine, one night of babysitting, daily breakfasts, access to a well-stocked unlimited drinks fridge with beer, wine, juice, sugar free squash and milk for mini guests, a load of laundry, 6 kiddies suppers (one being Sunday lunch), a weekly cookery lesson (pizza making etc) and treasure hunt. Please note: Baby food is not provided but the owners are very happy to either whiz up or chop up what the other children are having, or offer guests can prepare baby foods and store in pot provided, if a mini guest is weaning. Cot and linen is included in the price.

Prices do not include: A select wine list for special occasions, additional laundry, pre-arrival shopping service for nappies, wipes, formula etc and local taxes at €0.50 per person (incl. children/infants) per day.

Location Information

The Aveyron is home to "Roquefort" cheese, "Marciac" wine, "Laguiole" cutlery and cheese, Cantal cheese, rocamadour fabulous local delicacies such as "farcous", plenty of foie gras, cured meats and sausage and the most wonderful cepes and vegetables, and the famous Aveyronais cheesy mash "Aligot!" and lots more. There are some wonderful short nature walks right on the doorstep.

For the kids there are a couple of excellent insect worlds, lots of different animal parks; one with a fabulous chateaux with giant wooden games and a medieval garden with a “guess the herbs game” and a fabulous glass tunnel through the middle of a lion pen.A steam train at Martel boasts incredible views and other interactive water and nature parks offer fabulous days out. There is canoeing in Najac and Saint Antonin Noble Val andthe option to view the Millau viaduct by Kayak too. There are plenty of lakes for watersports and many wonderful picnic spots.


Abbi and Danny's recommendations of 'plus jolie' places to visi tinclude Belcastel 25 min drive away for picture perfect riverside picnics and the 1909 restaurant for fresh foie gras, then a leisurely stroll to the stunning chateau and view the exhibition of Disney/WB artwork and wonder at the spectacular views from the top. For a glorious day out, some wonderful walks and gourmet restaurants, they thoroughly recommend San Cirq Lapopie, only 35 mins away, there is a wine museum and fabulous bijoux art and craft shops and exhibitions, a river with safe swimming area and a picnic spot. At Najac there are some lovely riverside picnic spots and canoe centres. The castle is well worth a visit and there are some lovely shops and restaurants. The small bastide village of Villeneuve is only 5 minutes drive, it hosts 3 restaurants, a cafe under the arches, and hosts a medieval fete during the last weekend in July each year with spit roast pigs, dancing and fireworks for the dinner in the evening and Abbi and Danny would be happy to book tickets for you.


Villefranche is the closest large town only 10 minutes away with a plethera of eateries, lots of shops and lovely alleys to explore. It also holds an enormous market every Thursday morning. Other marketstheowners recommend for are at Limogne and St Antonin Noble Val on a Sunday morning, plus the beautiful town of Figeac on a Saturday morning. Peak season boasts a road train tour round the town, perfect for young families not so keen on walking!

Winter sports/skiing - The region boasts three ski resorts Aubrac, Brameloup and Laguiole. Aubrac is suitable for children and Brameloup includes a creche and snowgarden. Higher up there is also Aurillac that boasts better snow.

Getting There: Nearby airports include Rodez (40mins) or Toulouse (1.5hrs).

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:30

Check-out time: 10:30

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 30 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:30

Check-out time: 10:30

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 30 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

For 2015 the room rates are based on families of 4 or less. Additional children up to the age of 10 may be accommodated on request at additional cost.

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Discount Notes

Multiple Weeks Discount

5% discount will be applied to full weeks after the first week

Rates

29 Apr - 26 May 2017 : €1595 /week27 May - 30 Jun 2017 : €2495 /week1 Jul - 2 Sep 2017 : €2895 /week3 Sep - 29 Sep 2017 : €1595 /week29 Apr - 26 May 2017 : £1595 /week27 May - 30 Jun 2017 : £2495 /week1 Jul - 2 Sep 2017 : £2895 /week3 Sep - 29 Sep 2017 : £1595 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:30

Check-out time: 10:30

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 30 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

For 2015 the room rates are based on families of 4 or less. Additional children up to the age of 10 may be accommodated on request at additional cost.

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: EUR

Discount Notes

Multiple Weeks Discount

5% discount will be applied to full weeks after the first week

Who owns this place?

We are Danny and Abbi, a young sociable fun-loving couple with 2 little girls of 3 and 6! When our first princess came along it put a lot of things into perspective, most importantly that we needed a life style change, so we gave up corporate work and totally dropped our old life for countryside, French food and the dream way of life! We have absolutely no regrets, the French health system has proven itself many times to us and even a few of our mini guests, and the school system is wonderful. Abbi being fortunate enough to be offered the perfect job teaching English and running an English activity day at the school creche, and we have completely immersed ourselves into our local French community.

Danny, Abbi, Lauryn and Madeleine on the beach!

What do they love about it?

We were married in beautiful remote spot 2.5hrs south of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, and when we arrived at Jouas, the romanticism came flooding back and we had to have it! The location of Jouas is stunning, quiet, yet close enough for us to commerce to not feel secluded! Jouas has an ambiance that instantly relaxes you, space for the little ones to run about and a wonderful pool that everyone loves!


Being parents ourselves, we found it really hard to find a holiday where we could relax, where the kids actually felt they weren't restricted, and not compromise on luxury and good taste, excellent food or security. So we created what we believe is our dream holiday.

The fact that Jouas is one building and separate from our accommodation (where we also live with the kids grandparents) gives guests freedom to wander down to the living area in the morning in their PJs with early rises and make a cuppa, pop on the telly, get out the toys and read a book/put their feet up, or chat to the other guests doing the same thing, while their partner has a lie in (we do suggest you maybe take turns!)! With the accommodation being in the same building just above the terrace and dining area, it is like being at home, monitors work right through the building and we have gravel everywhere (as well as dogs and grandparents next door!!) for extra security.

We are so fortunate, the guests we have stay are in general of a similar nature and often age and the atmosphere is always a real mix of relaxation, fun and fabulous conversation. While the kids run around making new friends, Mums and Dads (and often grandparents and friends!) sit back with a glass of wine, beer or even a cuppa and have a well earned break!

This year is our first year where we are including the drinks and food in the price, this is based on 3 years of trends, guest requests and our dream of again keeping the whole Jouas experience as relaxed as possible!

Finally, Jouas is our 3rd baby, we have a friend helping out with the cleaning, no contractors, but apart from that we do it all ourselves, because we feel that guests deserve to know who is going in their rooms and feel secure with their little ones.

What do the kids love about it?

We have two little ambassadors for Jouas of our own! Our oldest has been here since she was 2 and our youngest was born into the Jouas way of life! They have the freedom to wonder through the grounds, up to our house, feed the ducks and wondering chickens with us confident of their safety with high standard barriers round the pool for example! Then there is the playground, toys everywhere and of course the plethera of other children that they have as company from April to October every year! Our girls (4 and 6) make super playmates and love to show the other children round their palace and look after them!


Kids are often wondering round with home made ice lollies, or meringues, pizza topping and paint smeared all over them! Thankfully we offer 2 loads of washing per week!!!!!!

Our mission statement "A happy child = a happy parent = a happier child = a perfect holiday"!!!!!!!

Fast Facts

Sleeps 2 adults, 2 children plus infants in one king size double room with interconnecting children's twin room.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Airports include Rodez (40mins) or Toulouse (1.5hrs).

Any Pool

There is a lovely heated pool which is very safely fenced.

Spa Onsite

Thai massages are available onsite on the new private deck in the garden with prior arrangement. Plus hairdressing and beauty treatments can be arranged on request

Indoor Play Area

The guest lounge has a toy corner, play pen, TV, DVD player and library of films. Its a cool retreat from the midday sun for mini guests.

Babysitting

Babysitting is 10€/hr for 1 child and 15€/hr for 2siblings 25/€hr 3 siblings during the day. Evening babysitting is available at 10€/hr per family and there are regular workshops and activities including at these rates too. Daytime babysitting is available at anytime (so long as parents are on site or in a restaurant with a land line)

Nursery Gear (additional)

On top of travel cots with linen, a kiddy step, potty, toilet trainer seat, non slip mats, bottle warmer, babyboo beanbag, play mat, bottle making tray and bath supports are provided in each kids room as standard whilst highchairs, travel stair gates, bed guard, baby bottle steriliser, bouncy chair, walker, baby sling, spare car seats, play mat/nests, baby toys and rocker are all available on request.There are also buggies onsite for guests to use (subject to availability). In addition, for a small extra charge, the Coman's will lighten the luggage load and arrange for nappies, wipes, and sacks to be waiting for guests on arrival. There's also a fridge and microwave exclusively for guests use in which milk and foods etc. can be stored/warmed.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Crayons, toys and games are available on free loan and a DVD player is provided in each room and there is a vast DVD library to choose from. There are also story books and music to loan for the car.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

On evenings where no meals are provided Abbi can whip up a gourmet candle lit picnic to be enjoyed on the private deck.

Outdoor Toys

There are lots of lovely grounds to explore, along with a play house and a play area with swings (baby swing and normal), slide, baby slide, a sandpit 4 seater see-saw, pirate ship. There is also a giant trampoline, children's trampoline, giant brick and chess set, selection of toys, skipping ropes, goal posts, footballs and tractors all for guests use.

Visiting Spa Therapist

Hairdressing and beauty treatments can be arranged on request

Onsite Restaurant

Abbi cooks up delicious evening meals served with award winning regional wines to be enjoyed communally in the dining room or out on the terrace. Kids have an early supper with their new friends before being put to bed, settled or are welcome to play whilst adults eat. 5 Adult meals included and 6 childrens suppers. One of these meals will be Sunday lunch.

Stairgates / no stairs

Intergral gates on stairs

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Small private balcony with seating area.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Now offers free Wi-Fi in rooms and on the terrace.

Friendly Animals

Animal friends come in the form of chickens, dwarf lop-eared bunnies, ducks, a swan, dogs and cats. Children are more than welcome to join in with collecting eggs and have one for their breakfast, as well as feeding the ducks.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple highchairs can be provided in the dining area and the room can have two cots if no single/toddler beds are in use.

Reviews

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  • We had an excellent first family holiday abroad at Mas De Jouas. We all enjoyed it and had a great mix of both family and adult time - we hope to return for more trampolining!Review dated 19/01/2015

  • Mas de jouas has a unique formula for a family holiday with young children which would be hard to beat. Abbi and Danny are superb hosts, the house and location are stunning and they really have thought of everything (yes, honestly!) that you could possibly need in order to have a completely relaxing and stress free holiday.Review dated 10/06/2014

  • This place is perfection!!Review dated 10/09/2012

  • Friendly and helpful family owners. Good food and a lovely atmosphere for meals in the evening. Comfortable accommodation and clean rooms. Excellent places to visit not far away.Review dated 26/08/2012

  • One of the best family holidays we have ever had. The food, hospitality, location and accommodation was superb. We were all looked after so well, we met some great people and really relaxed. Just what a holiday should be about.Review dated 10/10/2011

  • A perfect family holiday.Review dated 16/09/2010

  • We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Mas De Jouas and are already planning a return trip - What a real gem of a place! Boutique style but child friendly, it was a perfect week for all. We couldn’t think of anything that could improve on this winning formula. Abbi and Danny were perfect hosts and worked their magic on a daily basis, their attention to detail and commitment is incredible. This place isn’t just a a slice of paradise for the kids but the parents are looked after too, The food and company are exceptional. Abbi please publish your cook book! Abbi and Danny suggested fun and stunning days out complete with directions, fishing nets, cool boxes and picnic blankets. The gated area around the house is full of ride ons and means that parents can enjoy a glass of wine or cold beer without having to chase after little explorers. The pool was warm in May for even the youngest of swimmers. The communal livin ...Review dated 26/05/2015
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  • We had a fab holiday that really catered for all our needs. Our son had an excellent time and Mummy and Daddy were well looked after too by Abbe and Danny who were great hosts. The location was peaceful and idyllic and the food was fantastic.Review dated 30/06/2011

  • Mas de Jouas is a beautiful oasis in a wonderfully quiet and picturesque part of France. Our toddler absolutely loved every minute, meeting new friends, splashing in the pool and playing with fantastic toys. Abbi and Danny are terrific hosts (the food is amazingly good). It was a very social, interactive holiday, we loved every minute (although perhaps stayed up too late, it was such fun). Highly recommended. Review dated 30/06/2011

  • We had a wonderful week here. Abbi and Danny made us feel extremely welcome and went out of their way to make sure everyone had a relaxing holiday. Review dated 30/06/2011

  • Just had to write to say how fabulous our week at Mas de Jouas was. We had an amazing time with Abbi and Danny and have made some great friends too. Our little boys aged 2 and 1 were absolutely content and it was a wonderful break, with delicious food, lovely rooms and a great area with lots to do.Review dated 02/08/2010

  • This is a lovely family hotel who cater so we for the children. magnificent food for both the parents and the kiddies. It was really nice to feel that your little ones are secure in bed in the evening allowing us to enjoying some grown up time. Something we've missed from other holidays. A thoroughly lovely holiday was had by us all. Review dated 28/06/2010

  • Imagine the décor and atmosphere of a boutique hotel, sublilme and sumptuous meals, warm and welcoming hosts and the most child-friendly facilities and surroundings, and you are imagining Le Mas de Jouas.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Not only did we double our length of stay while we were there, we're already aching to go back.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • The most relaxing hoiday I've had in many years. Abbi and Danny are extremely thoughtful and welcoming hosts, the setting and accommodation are stunning as is the local area. Abbi is a seriously talented chef and our 3 year old had the best time playing with Abbi and Danny's gorgeous daughters in the pool, playground and in the lovely grounds. Can't think of a single thing that could have improved the experience, bliss!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • I couldn't imagine a more perfect holiday. The location, facilities, food and accommodation were simply superb. But what made it extra special was Abi and Danny's hospitality and generosity. As exemplary hosts they pulled out all the stops to ensure their guests had a relaxing and enjoyable time. I have never seen my 7 month old laugh and smile so much. We were truly ad to leave but we will definitely be returning!"Review dated 03/11/2009

  • The epitome of baby-friendly accommodation!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Abby & Danny provided the most relaxing family focused holiday we have ever had. They just love kids! If you want a holiday where you can have fun in the pool with the kids or put your feet up with a glass of wine then I would recommend Mas de Jouas.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • We cannot thank Abbi and Danny enough for making us so very welcome. Lovely atmosphere and great attention to detail.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Fantastic place for pre-schoolers. Abbi is a great cook. We really enjoyed the evenings with dinner - a great chance to socialise and get to know the other guests.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Abbi and Danny were most fantastic hosts and went out of their way to make sure that all of our needs were met. A must for those who want a really relaxing holiday with their babies/toddlers. Truly magical holiday! Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Abbi, Danny and the girls were so welcoming and went out of their way to ensure our stay was as relaxing and easy going as possible. Our meal was wonderful and the facilities were fantastic for our baby, from floats in the pool, to walkers, highchairs and playpens. Such an easy holiday with small children. We can't wait to go back!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Unbelievable holiday. We had a fabulous time. Not only is the accommodation and location stunning, but more importantly Danny & Abbi are simply wonderful hosts. Our daughters had an amazing time and we all desperately want to come back as soon as possible. I haven't cried because I didn't want to go home from holiday since I was a child but both my daughter and I were crying much of the way to Toulouse! The food, wine, pool, gourmet picnic & weather were all incredibly good, but most of all the hosts' attention to detail was outstanding and we enjoyed their company very much. We have made friends for life here and will return again and again!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • We had a wonderful time and ended up feeling like we were on holiday with friends. Abbi and Danny were fantastic hosts and the whole set-up made for such a relaxing and fun time - not what we expected from our first holiday with a baby! Mas de Jouas is a gorgeous place to stay and we definitely plan to return.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • We had very high expectations for our first family holiday at Mas De Jouas, mainly due to the stunning photos and glowing feedback we saw on the website. Having such expectations can sometimes be a downfall as they never quite hit the target, we needn't have worried! From the moment Abbi and Danny welcomed us as we approached the stunning grounds of Mas De Jouas we felt comfortable, relaxed and very well looked after. The facilities provided everything you could possibly need when holidaying with a baby and a stressed husband! It was almost as though Abbi and Danny could mind read our requirements and if hosting were an olympic sport, Abbi and Danny would win gold medals! A holiday that couldn't be faulted...except maybe for the increased waist line due to Abbi's DELICIOUS cooking! We'll definitely be darkening the Mas De Jouas door again. Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Another wonderful holiday. All of us had a great time and are sad to be back in cloudy England! As before,the warm hospitality was much appreciated. The small changes made since last year (honesty fridge, good mix of larger and (slightly!) less large dinners etc) have only improved what was an already great experience. We again met some great people and I'm especially sure that Rhys will miss all his little friends/playground/pool etc.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • We had the most fantastic time. As you know having 2 littl'uns is hard work but we managed to have time for the 2 of us, even the odd hour around the pool was heaven and then the evenings for drinks and dinner were special and a real laugh. The food was excellent every night and Danny's wines, devilish cocktails and aperitivos hit the spot. Both Abbi and Danny are very special hosts and it was a pleasure to have holidayed with them and their family. We have memories of this trip that will stay with us forever.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • This was the best of all holidays. Abbi & Danny are the perfect hosts, an idylic location, beautiful rooms, fantastic food. We loved it so much we stayed on for another week. Happy days! Merci Mas de JouasReview dated 03/11/2009

  • We had a lovely time at Mas de Jouas, Abbi and Danny could not have been more friendly and helpful, and the facilities and food were excellentReview dated 03/11/2009

We had an excellent first family holiday abroad at Mas De Jouas. We all enjoyed it and had a great mix of both family and adult time - we hope to return for more trampolining!

Mas de jouas has a unique formula for a family holiday with young children which would be hard to beat. Abbi and Danny are superb hosts, the house and location are stunning and they really have thought of everything (yes, honestly!) that you could possibly need in order to have a completely relaxing and stress free holiday.

This place is perfection!!

Friendly and helpful family owners. Good food and a lovely atmosphere for meals in the evening. Comfortable accommodation and clean rooms. Excellent places to visit not far away.

One of the best family holidays we have ever had. The food, hospitality, location and accommodation was superb. We were all looked after so well, we met some great people and really relaxed. Just what a holiday should be about.

A perfect family holiday.

We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Mas De Jouas and are already planning a return trip - What a real gem of a place! Boutique style but child friendly, it was a perfect week for all. We couldn’t think of anything that could improve on this winning formula. Abbi and Danny were perfect hosts and worked their magic on a daily basis, their attention to detail and commitment is incredible. This place isn’t just a a slice of paradise for the kids but the parents are looked after too, The food and company are exceptional. Abbi please publish your cook book! Abbi and Danny suggested fun and stunning days out complete with directions, fishing nets, cool boxes and picnic blankets. The gated area around the house is full of ride ons and means that parents can enjoy a glass of wine or cold beer without having to chase after little explorers. The pool was warm in May for even the youngest of swimmers. The communal living area is perfect to escape the hot sun and for the kids to continue playing with their new found friends. Our 3 year old son made some lovely pals as did we. He was even happy to go off for an hour with the other children under the supervision of wonderful Margit who did onsite babysitting/childminding leaving us to go for a massage in a private dell in the garden - bliss.

We had a fab holiday that really catered for all our needs. Our son had an excellent time and Mummy and Daddy were well looked after too by Abbe and Danny who were great hosts. The location was peaceful and idyllic and the food was fantastic.

Mas de Jouas is a beautiful oasis in a wonderfully quiet and picturesque part of France. Our toddler absolutely loved every minute, meeting new friends, splashing in the pool and playing with fantastic toys. Abbi and Danny are terrific hosts (the food is amazingly good). It was a very social, interactive holiday, we loved every minute (although perhaps stayed up too late, it was such fun). Highly recommended.

We had a wonderful week here. Abbi and Danny made us feel extremely welcome and went out of their way to make sure everyone had a relaxing holiday.

Just had to write to say how fabulous our week at Mas de Jouas was. We had an amazing time with Abbi and Danny and have made some great friends too. Our little boys aged 2 and 1 were absolutely content and it was a wonderful break, with delicious food, lovely rooms and a great area with lots to do.

This is a lovely family hotel who cater so we for the children. magnificent food for both the parents and the kiddies. It was really nice to feel that your little ones are secure in bed in the evening allowing us to enjoying some grown up time. Something we've missed from other holidays. A thoroughly lovely holiday was had by us all.

Imagine the décor and atmosphere of a boutique hotel, sublilme and sumptuous meals, warm and welcoming hosts and the most child-friendly facilities and surroundings, and you are imagining Le Mas de Jouas.

Not only did we double our length of stay while we were there, we're already aching to go back.

The most relaxing hoiday I've had in many years. Abbi and Danny are extremely thoughtful and welcoming hosts, the setting and accommodation are stunning as is the local area. Abbi is a seriously talented chef and our 3 year old had the best time playing with Abbi and Danny's gorgeous daughters in the pool, playground and in the lovely grounds. Can't think of a single thing that could have improved the experience, bliss!

I couldn't imagine a more perfect holiday. The location, facilities, food and accommodation were simply superb. But what made it extra special was Abi and Danny's hospitality and generosity. As exemplary hosts they pulled out all the stops to ensure their guests had a relaxing and enjoyable time. I have never seen my 7 month old laugh and smile so much. We were truly ad to leave but we will definitely be returning!"

The epitome of baby-friendly accommodation!

Abby & Danny provided the most relaxing family focused holiday we have ever had. They just love kids! If you want a holiday where you can have fun in the pool with the kids or put your feet up with a glass of wine then I would recommend Mas de Jouas.

We cannot thank Abbi and Danny enough for making us so very welcome. Lovely atmosphere and great attention to detail.

Fantastic place for pre-schoolers. Abbi is a great cook. We really enjoyed the evenings with dinner - a great chance to socialise and get to know the other guests.

Abbi and Danny were most fantastic hosts and went out of their way to make sure that all of our needs were met. A must for those who want a really relaxing holiday with their babies/toddlers. Truly magical holiday!

Abbi, Danny and the girls were so welcoming and went out of their way to ensure our stay was as relaxing and easy going as possible. Our meal was wonderful and the facilities were fantastic for our baby, from floats in the pool, to walkers, highchairs and playpens. Such an easy holiday with small children. We can't wait to go back!

Unbelievable holiday. We had a fabulous time. Not only is the accommodation and location stunning, but more importantly Danny & Abbi are simply wonderful hosts. Our daughters had an amazing time and we all desperately want to come back as soon as possible. I haven't cried because I didn't want to go home from holiday since I was a child but both my daughter and I were crying much of the way to Toulouse! The food, wine, pool, gourmet picnic & weather were all incredibly good, but most of all the hosts' attention to detail was outstanding and we enjoyed their company very much. We have made friends for life here and will return again and again!

We had a wonderful time and ended up feeling like we were on holiday with friends. Abbi and Danny were fantastic hosts and the whole set-up made for such a relaxing and fun time - not what we expected from our first holiday with a baby! Mas de Jouas is a gorgeous place to stay and we definitely plan to return.

We had very high expectations for our first family holiday at Mas De Jouas, mainly due to the stunning photos and glowing feedback we saw on the website. Having such expectations can sometimes be a downfall as they never quite hit the target, we needn't have worried! From the moment Abbi and Danny welcomed us as we approached the stunning grounds of Mas De Jouas we felt comfortable, relaxed and very well looked after. The facilities provided everything you could possibly need when holidaying with a baby and a stressed husband! It was almost as though Abbi and Danny could mind read our requirements and if hosting were an olympic sport, Abbi and Danny would win gold medals! A holiday that couldn't be faulted...except maybe for the increased waist line due to Abbi's DELICIOUS cooking! We'll definitely be darkening the Mas De Jouas door again.

Another wonderful holiday. All of us had a great time and are sad to be back in cloudy England! As before,the warm hospitality was much appreciated. The small changes made since last year (honesty fridge, good mix of larger and (slightly!) less large dinners etc) have only improved what was an already great experience. We again met some great people and I'm especially sure that Rhys will miss all his little friends/playground/pool etc.

We had the most fantastic time. As you know having 2 littl'uns is hard work but we managed to have time for the 2 of us, even the odd hour around the pool was heaven and then the evenings for drinks and dinner were special and a real laugh. The food was excellent every night and Danny's wines, devilish cocktails and aperitivos hit the spot. Both Abbi and Danny are very special hosts and it was a pleasure to have holidayed with them and their family. We have memories of this trip that will stay with us forever.

This was the best of all holidays. Abbi & Danny are the perfect hosts, an idylic location, beautiful rooms, fantastic food. We loved it so much we stayed on for another week. Happy days! Merci Mas de Jouas

We had a lovely time at Mas de Jouas, Abbi and Danny could not have been more friendly and helpful, and the facilities and food were excellent

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  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 11 guests.



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