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Handpicked Escapes

Our properties are personally selected for their combination of style and child-friendly touches. Check the ‘Fast Facts’ on each property page for exactly what child-friendly facilities, services & gear can be found there.

Top Ten

Beach Side

Here’s our 10-best coastal chic cottages that are walking distance to the beach.

  • New England Beach House

    Sussex

    Ralph Lauren-style luxury interiors, hot tubs almost on the beach itself and handy kids gear... little wonder this stunning house has had pages and pages of interiors magazine spreads dedicated to it!

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  • Hoy Cottage

    Kent

    Contemporary architect converted fisherman's cottage is trendy Whitstable with amazing high tech touches and brilliant baby gear.

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  • Turtle Beach House

    St Kitts

    Caribbean villa with infinity pool and uninterrupted views across white sand beach and turquoise seas. Plus popular beach restaurant within a short stroll.

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  • Blue Monkey

    Cornwall

    Gorgeous period cottage in unspoilt Cornish village with sandy beach.

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  • White Walls

    Cornwall

    Sophisticated, stylish and perfect for extended family breaks plus the sandy strand at Constantine Bay (Cornwall) a few steps away.

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  • Pear Trees Cottage

    Sussex

    Stylish interiors, huge garden, tonnes of baby and toddler gear and a private beach a short stroll down the road!

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  • Beach Hill Cottage

    Wales - West

    Coastal chic interiors, huge list of baby and toddler gear, beach and a bistro and boutique-filled coastal village on the doorstep!

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  • Rosevine- Manare Apartment

    Cornwall

    Mixing chic country house style interiors with outstanding facilities including apartment style rooms, indoor pool, excellent family restaurant, play room and huge lawned garden.. oh and there's a pretty sandy beach at the end of it... perfect!

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  • Merlin Farm Cottages - Constantine

    Cornwall

    This eco-chic luxury cottage is set just a short stroll from a lovely Cornish beach and gets some of the guest best feedback of any property on BFB... get in while you can!

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  • Martinhal Resort - Ocean House

    Algarve

    One of the most popular properties in this category amongst BFB users.

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  • The Cowshed

    Dorset

    New in 2009, the luxurious yet comfortable interiors and attention to detail given by the friendly owners has seen this Dorset cottage in BFB’s Best Rated charts in 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013!

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  • The Cabin

    Cornwall

    This small but perfectly formed bolthole has fabulous location steps from the picturesque Georgian harbour in Charlestown and an exquisite interior with beautiful handmade furniture by its designer owners

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  • Clydey Cottages

    Pembrokeshire

    Cottages clusters don’t come much better than this luxurious farm stay in Pembrokeshire. Guests return year after year for the fun feeding rounds, indoor pool, gourmet ready meals and soft play bar with kids club.

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  • Fallow Deer

    Hampshire & New Forest

    This cottage in the New Forest has something of Hansel and Gretel about it, but it’s the friendly owners and their gaggle of animals that enchants kids and adults alike and has resulted in this cottage featuring in the 10-Best Rated list since it launched in 2012

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  • Crow Cottage

    Sussex

    This luxuriously finished family house rental has a fabulous location a short stroll from the coast, pubs and nature reserve in Pagham Harbour, West Sussex. Guests praise it as “Absolutely first class” and “a truly five star cottage”

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  • Barrington House

    Devon

    These family-friendly apartments sleep from 4-6 and boast amazing views over Dartmouth harbour and cool contemporary design with bi-fold doors on to terraces to maximise the views, and fantastic weekly tree-house tea parties for mini guests!

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  • Springfields

    Somerset

    New to BFB in late 2013, this Somerset barn conversion quickly with all its guests rating it outstanding with comments like “wonderful”, “fantastic”, “amazing” and “out of this world!”. No doubt the cool contemporary interiors, indoor pool and spa helps!

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  • Woodlands Manor Farm

    Cornwall

    Also new to BFB in 2013, this Cornish cottage cluster quickly earned very high praise thanks to its friendly owners, stunning rural location and heated indoor pool.

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  • 2 Sneaton Hall

    Yorkshire

    All 2013 reviewers called this luxurious 1-bed apartment near Whitby “Outstanding“ thanks to the fact that it has the look and feel of a boutique hotel suite but all the baby and toddler gear you’d expect from a family home.

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  • Wheeldon Trees

    Derbyshire

    The award-wining Derbyshire dales cluster of cottages was given top marks by all its BFB guests in 2012 thanks to the scenic location near Buxton, family-friendly facilities and animal feeding rounds.

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  • Le Caillau

    Midi-Pyrenees

    This chic 2-bedroom farmhouse apartment earned high praise for its interiors, pool and the owner’s nearby atelier offering pottery painting by day and buzzy family-friendly bistro by night.

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  • Caserma Carina

    Le Marche

    This cluster of three apartments within a stunning Le Marche farmhouse has excellent feedback for its relaxing vibe, handy location, useful baby gear and friendly ex-pat owners.

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  • Chalet le 4

    French Alps

    This chalet of four contemporary apartments sleeping 2-6 a piece earn rave reviews summer and winter thanks to its scenic setting, lovely indoor pool and helpful hosts.

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  • Mas de Jouas

    Midi-Pyrenees

    This family-friendly boutique retreat is invariably described as perfection by guests who rave about its relaxing blend of hosted evening meals, fantastic kids suppers and stylish family suites.

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  • Montengrad

    Midi-Pyrenees

    This idyllic cluster of cottages is well loved by parents and their off spring thanks to its friendly owners and their four-legged friends.

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  • Le Maison Maitre

    Aquitaine

    This cluster of three stylish suites set within a country house is raved about thanks to its relaxing blend family-friendly appeal and barefoot luxury. Optional meals by lovely hosts Juliette and Deane are the icing on the cake!

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  • Artagnan

    Midi-Pyrenees

    Never failing to make our annual 10-Best Rated by guests lists, Artagnan is an exceptional villa with pool with the benefit of hosts and owners, Tim and Razia, who live nearby and offer fantastic pre-arrival shopping and an informal ‘Kids club’, allowing parents to utterly relax.

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  • Le Satrail

    Languedoc-Rousillion

    A real find thanks to its super-stylish interiors, excellent play facilities and handy location just 20mins from Carcassonne, The four villas at Le Sarrail offer the best of both worlds being both a stylish city break and relaxing rural retreat in one

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  • Caserio del Mirador - Santa Maria

    Valencia

    This stylish family-run finca hotel offers a fabulous choice of self-catering apartments combined with optional daily breakfast deliveries, kids tea parties and sociable suppers for grown-ups and is never out of our 10-Best Rated lists

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  • Domes of Elounda

    Crete

    This boutique suite hotel offers spectacular views of the Cretan coastline and earns fabulous feedback for its combination of stylish, multi-room suites with hot tubs and pools, kids club, crèche, handy baby gear and friendly staff.

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  • Le Sarrail - Maison Citron

    Languedoc-Rousillion

    An oasis of retro-chic style” said The Times. Stunningly set with views of the Pyrenees, the three houses are picture-perfect on the outside with Wallpaper* Magazine standard interiors.

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  • Villa Cervarolo

    Puglia

    Stunning Italian villa with fabulous interior and exterior blending minalist and Moorish influences to create a luxurious, stylish yet family-friendly feel.

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  • The Cob & Red Barn

    Holworthy (nr Bude), Devon

    This cluster of 2 chic, contemporary cottages have earned high praise on the pages of Interiors magazines and it is easy to see why but, for parents, it’s the family-friendly touches that really set them apart!

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  • Mesmear- Barn

    Cornwall

    Fresh, funky interiors with stunning architectural features abound at these Cornish barn conversions, blending boutique hotel style and services with the space, privacy and flexibility of a rental.

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  • Water Meadow Cottage

    Cotswolds

    Opulent and induglent, this former hunting lodge on the Blenheim Palace Estate is a superbly luxurious retreat for a couple and a baby or two. The stylish furnishings are complemented by designer nursery gear and indulgent extras such as gourmet meal delivery and in-cottage spa treatments – Heavenly!

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  • White Cottage

    Suffolk

    This lovely cottage could be a set for a White Company catalogue shoot but combines excellent family-friendly features with its chic interiors. Plus its walking distance to a beach, pretty town and arts centre with excellent bistro

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  • Domes of Elounda

    Elounda Bay, Crete

    This luxurious boutique hotel might look more suited to honeymooners than families on first sight but its excellent crèche, kids club and family-friendly attitude make it a favourite at BFB towers!

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  • Tresbos Farmhouse

    Midi-Pyrenees

    Eclectic-chic rules at this stunning villa in South West France where the pretty views are matched by indulgent bathrooms, glamorous bedrooms and Italian designer kitchens.

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  • Beach Break

    Cornwall

    Family-friendly mid-century modern is the feel of this surf-central beach bolthole, set a short stroll from Widemouth Bay in North Cornwall and owned by a stylist for Elle Decoration Magazine.

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  • Luxury Stays - Yew Tree Cottage

    Yorkshire

    Picture perfect historic cottage exterior hides heritage chic contemporary interior.

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  • Red Barn

    Cornwall

    Cool, contemporary vintage chic 2-bed barn conversion in a stunning rural setting.

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  • Number 29 Boutique B&B- Charcoal

    Somerset

    Victorian style at a very affordable rate.

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  • Villa Rustic Puglia

    Puglia

    Trendy yet toddler-friendly Trulli nestling amongst olive groves in a scenic part of Italy's Puglia region.

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  • 2 Chapel Lane

    Rutland-Central England

    Great value quintessential English village cottage with Cath Kidston-esque interiors and a fabulous concierge service.

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  • La Maison De Maitre- Coco Suite

    Aquitaine

    One of the most popular properties in this category amongst BFB users.

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  • Ammos Hotel - Garden View Suite

    Crete

    One of the most popular properties in this category amongst BFB users.

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  • Les Limornieres - Chene

    Loire

    One of the most popular properties in this category amongst BFB users.

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  • Hoy Cottage

    Kent

    One of the most popular properties in this category amongst BFB users.

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  • The Garden House Studio

    Dorset

    One of the most popular properties in this category amongst BFB users.

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  • The Cowshed

    Dorset

    This luxurious 2-bedroom retreat tops our past guest ratings and offers off peak breaks at great prices ... What's not to love!

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  • The Cabin

    Cornwall

    The picture-postcard good looks of the exterior of this harbour-side romantic bolthole are more than matched by its stylish interior with beautiful hand-made furnishings.

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  • Chateau Ribagnac - Grand Suite

    Limousin

    Opulent bedrooms in a chateau to rival any that Disney dreamed up plus idyllic grounds.

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  • Twin Cottage

    Hampshire & New Forest

    Nestled in the heart of the New Forest with an open fire, claw-foot bath and French antique-style bed.

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  • Dairy Cottage

    Hampshire & New Forest

    As featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs. Small but so perfectly formed, with its luxurious bathrooms, cosy log burner and stunning picture windows, that presenter Kevin McCloud wanted to move in!

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  • Windfall Cottage

    Cotswolds

    Huge fireplace, cosy designer furnishings, huge free-standing baths and idyllic rural views, all within minutes of acclaimed bistros and the spa at nearby Daylesford Organics.

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  • 2 Chapel Lane

    Rutland-Central England

    Country-chic interiors and a cosy open fire in the heart of a quintessential old English village, plus optional arrival night meals, champagne, flowers and chocolates.

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  • The Cottage

    Cornwall

    Coastal chic cottage set just a few hundred metres from the harbourside in the world heritage village of Charlestown; perfect for romantic evening strolls and cosy nights in.

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  • Domes of Elounda

    Crete

    This luxurious suite comes with beautiful Moroccan inspired circular bath for two and a private balcony hot tub for romantic evenings under the stars.

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  • La Bandita

    Tuscany and Umbria

    This self contained cottage in the grounds of a hip hotel has a stunning four-poster bed and private terrace for long lazy breakfasts.

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  • Bolotho Barns- Skylarks

    Cornwall

    Romantic country retreat for two plus a baby with log burning fire, roll-top bath and comfy interiors - perfect for cosy nights in.

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  • Villa Pia - Family Room for 4

    Tuscany & Umbria

    Delicious Italian specialities, home-made by local ladies, so good national newspapers have devoted double page spreads to it!

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  • Villa Pia Family Rm 2 adults+infnts

    Tuscany & Umbria

    Delicious Italian specialities, home-made by local ladies, so good national newspapers have devoted double page spreads to it!

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  • Blaenwenllan Cottages- Ash

    Wales - West

    BBC Masterchef called French co-owner Ludo ‘a superstar’ with good reason. Guests get 10% off at his nearby gastro-pub.

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  • Villa Pia 2 adlts+1chld 2-12+/-infnts

    Tuscany & Umbria

    Delicious Italian specialities, home-made by local ladies, so good national newspapers have devoted double page spreads to it!

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  • Whitehouse B&B- Room 2

    Devon

    Haute comfort food in retro chic surroundings.

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  • Chateau Ribagnac - Beamed Suite

    Limousin

    Sumptuous sociable suppers downstairs whilst the off-spring are safely tucked up in bed upstairs.

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  • Caserio del Mirador - Isabella

    Valencia

    Conde Nast Cookie Magazine called its Paella the 'Best Family Feast in Valencia' but BFB guests rave just as much about the sociable tapas evenings and child friendly tea time in the scenic valley setting.

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  • Pagel- Upper Wildwood

    Midi-Pyrenees

    Dedicated to imaginative play with a huge timber pirate ship and, planned for 2010, an Indian Village for overnight camp-outs!

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  • Country Kids - Chestnut House

    Languedoc-Rousillion

    Combines boutique hotel luxuries for parents with tractor rides, petting farm and cr�che for kids.

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  • Tredethick Farm Cottages - Dairy

    Cornwall

    Toddlers love sleep-inducing evening swims,morning feeding rounds and egg collecting, plus weekly pony rides- expect to hear about farmer Tim for months,if not years, after!

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  • Villa Pia- Family Room

    Tuscany & Umbria

    Blends picture-postcard Italy with amazing food, courtyard play area, indoor playroom, a tree-trunk house and cookie-making with local Italian mamas.

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  • Clydey Cottages - Bramble Cottage

    Wales - West

    Set around a traffic-free ‘village green’, these pretty cottages come with a heated indoor pool, play area and daily farm rounds making a stay as much a treat for parents as kids.

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  • Flear Farm Cottages

    Cornwall

    This 45-acre country idyll is just a short drive from Devon’s best beaches and does family rejuvenation to a tee with fantastic play barn, indoor swimming pool, playground and acres of grounds to explore.

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  • Pian di Cascina

    Tuscany & Umbria

    This pretty farmhouse estate combines family-friendly self-catering accommodation with a brilliant onsite ‘taverna’ meal service several times a week with sociable suppers for kids and grown-ups, a dedicated toddler pool and brilliant play area…. Idyllic!

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  • 4 Rue de la Dive -La Grange

    Normandy

    Lovely gite with massive list of baby gear, gated swimming pool, friendly donkey, tennis courts, sand pit and, best of all, a huge play barn stuffed with toys and ride-ons – toddler heaven!

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  • Chateau de Gurat, Le Mas Provencal

    Poitou Charentes

    Pretty cluster of gites sharing a fab play barn, trampoline, swings, giant Connect 4, gated pool with toddler section, long list of baby gear and a huge sandpit that toddlers never want to leave!

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  • Sands Resort Hotel and Spa

    Cornwall

    This family-run Cornish hotel is widely acclaimed for its massive range of facilities for toddlers including indoor and outdoor play areas, inside and outside swimming pools, creches and kids clubs, kids supper times and parent-friendly features including free baby-listening, a bar, bistro and a spa.

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  • Clydey Cottages - Tansy Cottage

    Wales - West

    Set around a ‘village green’ with stunning rural views, these totally charming cottages provide a gentle introduction to a farm stay with daily feeding rounds, mini-tractors, an indoor pool and in and outdoor play areas.

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  • Bradbury Farm (North) - The Stables

    Devon

    Combines a �proper� farm setting with light and contemporary interiors plus an excellent evening meal service on request. New outdoor pool for 2010!

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  • Pollaughan Farm Cottages - Fallow

    Cornwall

    Idyllic coastal farm, far from the hustle and bustle but near sandy coves. Friendly owners, Tim and Valerie lead daily feeding rounds and cook up delicious cakes and suppers on request.

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  • Court Farm Standerwick

    Somerset

    Style-Savvy urbanites will love the contemporary interiors, mod cons and gentle farmyard experience. Often recommended by Babington House for overspill accommodation.

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  • Tredethick Farm Cottages - Dairy

    Cornwall

    Morning feeding rounds including bottle feeding lambs, egg collecting and weekly pony rides, plus indoor pool and soft play- expect to hear about farmer Tim for many months after!

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  • Red Barn

    Cornwall

    Belongs on the pages of an interiors mag but surprisingly affordable.

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  • La Lohuas Gites - Pomme

    Brittany

    Daily chicken feeding and egg collecting plus a play barn stuffed with ride ons, homemade ready meals, milk from the cows, local cider and organic Camembert make this a winner!

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  • Country Kids - Apartment 2

    Languedoc-Rousillion

    Boutique hotel standard self-catering apartments sharing petting farm, tractor rides, crèche, babysitting, communal meals and pool with impressive day beds.

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  • La Lohuas Gites - Cerise

    Brittany

    Daily chicken feeding and egg collecting plus a play barn stuffed with ride ons, homemade ready meals, milk from the cows, local cider and organic Camembert make this a winner!

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  • Finca De Arrieta - Eco Garden Cottage

    Canary Islands

    Luxurious villas and yurts with friendly farm animals.

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  • Villa Pia - Family Room for 4

    Tuscany & Umbria

    Picture-perfect rural Italian estate with tonnes of nursery gear, sociable meals crammed with delicious Italian specialities, and a tranquil treatment room for complete relaxation.

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  • Villa Pia - Family Rm 2 adlts +infnts

    Tuscany & Umbria

    Picture-perfect rural Italian estate with tonnes of nursery gear, sociable meals crammed with delicious Italian specialities, and a tranquil treatment room for complete relaxation.

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  • Bruern Cottages- Epsom

    Cotswolds

    Luxurious cottages with useful baby gear, a play house, babysitting, gourmet ready-meals, champagne welcome packs and a fabulous spa - listed in Tatler’s 101 Best Spas in the World.

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  • Mas de Jouas-Loft Suite (2 rooms)

    Midi-Pyrenees

    Affordable restaurant quality meals most nights Rediscover sociable sides over delicious dinner-party suppers, or rekindle romance with champagne picnics in the grounds – all within baby monitor range of the guestrooms, although babysitting is easily arranged.

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  • Number 29 Boutique B&B- Blue Room

    Somerset

    A couple of nights here is the perfect antidote to frazzled parenthood thanks to Angela’s warm hospitality, hearty breakfasts and fabulous evening and early morning babysitting package.

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  • Caserio del Mirador -Fernando

    Valencia

    What could be more fabulous than snuggling on a bench, soaking in the fabulous views with a drink in your hand, junior in the sandpit at your feet, goat bells tinkling in your ears and the anticipation of one of Sarah’s tapas suppers in your belly?

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  • Bruern Cottages- Goodwood

    Cotswolds

    Luxurious cottages with useful baby gear, a play house, babysitting, gourmet ready-meals, champagne welcome packs and a fabulous spa - listed in Tatler’s 101 Best Spas in the World.

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  • Chateau Ribagnac - Hydrangea Suite

    Limousin

    Fairytale French chateau with opulent bedrooms, handy baby gear, glorious grounds and delicious food and wine served at nightly sociable suppers.

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  • Villa Pia 2 adlts+1 chld 2-12 +/infnts

    Tuscany & Umbria

    Picture-perfect rural Italian estate with tonnes of nursery gear, sociable meals crammed with delicious Italian specialities, and a tranquil treatment room for complete relaxation.

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  • Bois Bourdet - Petite Maison

    Poitou Charentes

    Pretty gites with friendly farm animals, a huge list of baby and toddler gear, toys, gated pool and gourmet meal service for romantic meals on the private gite terraces with junior tucked up in bed.

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