Family glamping in Devon, five luxury lodges, ideal for families of six or even a group getaway for 30.

We have had a lot of last minute enquiries from families looking for a glamping experience in Devon, especially here at these beautiful lodges situated in a secluded valley on the Western border of Exmoor National Park.

This stunning family-friendly glamping site books up early but they do have some availability for September and October, which is a lovely time of the year to holiday with family and friends.

If you are new to glamping and are a little worried about how comfortable you will feel look at these, you won’t be disappointed. I am trying to get a group together to hire the whole place as it looks ideal for all members of the family, all ages and for all occasions!

 

These fabulous child-friendly holiday lodges are bordered by streams and woods and there is even a private lake. There are two skiffs: Oxford and Cambridge, perfect for one adult and one child in each, so why not race around the lake island!? Life jackets are provided too. For fishermen in the family the lake is stocked with over one hundred rainbow trout and if you can catch one you are welcome to cook on the BBQ back at your lodge.

 

The woods offer fabulous family-friendly walks any time of year. There are streams and water falls and nature trails to follow. They are very well sheltered and so can even offer a fab day out for the family even when it is raining!

 

 

 

 

For the sporty members of the family there are a number of outdoor games available to play on the lakeside meadow: petanque, cricket and badminton. There is also a football goal on the football field and a cricket net, basketball and netball hoop plus giant chess.

 

Babies and toddlers are well looked after here, little ones will love the cupboard bed. The cabin bed can convert into a cot or the owners can provide a travel cot if you prefer. The twin room has black out blinds. The cabin bed is also home to a secret den, a small hideaway with an inventive mind can turn into anything! In each lodge there is a high chair, toddler plates etc, if you need more the owners can supply, just let them know.

 

The owner can also provide babysitting if the adults fancy a night out.

 

The newest addition to this family glamping site in Devon is the hot tub! Offering amazing views over the lake and valley and down to the sea, what could be more relaxing than chilling with a glass of bubbly! The hot tub can be used for up to six people, children are welcome over the age of six and the owners can arrange babysitting for babies and toddlers younger than this.

 

For a touch of luxury on Wednesday afternoons visit the Spa Barn and choose from a list of relaxing massages.

 

You can even take time out from cooking as the owners can offer fresh baked bread, croissants, chocolate twists etc, supply a perfect picnic or even prepare a scrumptious supper. The onsite farm larder shop is stocked with lots of goodies, local produce, beautiful homewares, traditional children’s toys and more.

 

The lodges here are beautiful; there are five in total all of which are fully equipped with home-from-home luxuries, including Egyptian cotton bedlinen! They have private shower cabins within the lodge and a wood burning stove if the nights get a little chilly.

 

The lodges are ideal for a family of up to six sleeping in three bedrooms and also perfect for a group get together, special occasions etc. The five lodges can be rented out to accommodate 30 people and there is also a party barn where the whole party can be seated for a special event or just to gather together. The barn is available for hire at a cost of just £15 per head, but is free if you book all five lodges. There is also a catering service with an extensive menu to choose from.

 

Located just minutes from the beaches, towns and villages surely you can’t wish for a better way to spend time with family and friends…

Click here to find out more and enquire: Nr Combe, Devon

Why not visit Inverness and Loch Ness for your next family holiday?

I have only ever visited Inverness and Loch Ness once before and it wasn’t a family holiday but a work trip but still the memories I have from this stunning part of the country are locked firmly in my head. It was spring, the day was fresh and bright and Loch Ness looked stunning. It’s no wonder that the city of Inverness and Loch Ness are two of the most popular destinations in the UK, however families in the south of the UK tend to head for the southern coast line maybe. If you are reading this and living in the south, this little overview will help change your mind and tempt you in taking a family holiday in the Scottish Highlands.

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I doubt there are many people of most ages who have not heard about the myth surrounding Loch Ness. Kids will love the adventure and mystery of searching for Nessie, a boat trip on the Loch is a must!

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There are lots of forts and castles in the area to explore. Urquhart Castle is located on the sore of Loch Ness and offers more than 1000 years of history! The Castle is open throughout the year; visit the Urquhart Castle website for details.

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The beautiful scenery and countryside is there for adventure, fun and exploration but if you are looking for something a little more structured, why not visit one of the many child-friendly attractions around Inverness and the Loch Ness area.

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Landmark Park is a Forest Adventure Park for all ages and is open all year (check the Landmark Park website for opening times). Climb aboard the Runaway Timber Train for a rollercoaster thrill ride or explore The Lost Labyrinth with its bubbling mud pools, dangerous creatures and magic waterfall. The Wee Monkey Trail offers a fab challenge for 2-5 year olds whereby The Tarzan Trail and Ropwrox will appeal to the older children and adults alike.

Getting back to nature for a while take the Funicular Railway, the UK’s highest, and grab a bite to eat at the top, or try your hand at one of the many snow sports on offer.

For sea lovers head to the coast and one of the local sand dune-backed beaches or join The Dolphin Cruises in Inverness to see the majestic dolphins in their natural habitat from land or sea.

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This is merely scratching the surface on what Inverness and Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands have to offer for a fun-filled family holiday. I know we will be planning a visit very soon!

Visiting with babies and toddlers couldn’t be easier either, staying at one of these fabulous cottages featured on the Holiday Tots website.

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This collection of child-friendly holiday cottages offers the perfect base for exploring the area of Loch Ness, Inverness and beyond. The owners are fully committed to the principles of The Children Welcome Scheme and have been approved by Visit Scotland to cater for the needs of children. They provide stairgates, cots, baby bath supports, sterilisers, the list of baby and toddler equipment really is extensive.

Within the grounds there is an enclosed play area with sunken trampoline, swing and sandpit plus an ice cream bar and café for an end of day treat after a day of sightseeing. If you do not want to cook, the owners provide a home-cooked meal service and also have a stock of frozen meals available. More details on the Holiday Tots website.

We think that this area of Scotland, Loch Ness and Inverness, is an overlooked little gem of a location for a family holiday. Full of adventure, magical mysteries, history and stunning scenery, it promises to be an amazing holiday destination for all ages.

Family holiday review – child-friendly holiday complex in the Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France

In a region dotted with tiny hamlets, lakes and beautiful countryside you will find these wonderful family-friendly holiday cottages. Each cottage is baby and toddler friendly and there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained within the grounds.The Tilbury family headed off for their summer holiday earlier this year and below is what they thought. You can view the cottages they stayed in by visiting the Holiday Tots website here: holiday cottages

Tilbury family: mum, dad, Ben age 7 and Maya age 5.

144308566178815_largeAfter finishing school that week, the family were looking for a chilled holiday somewhere we could let the kids run free and enjoy themselves, come and go as we please and just enjoy some peace and quiet ourselves too!

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Time for a chat and a few roasted marshmallows

Stansted to Limoges is a dead easy flight, nice and quick and no hassle. The car hire at Limoges is ridiculously easy too – we literally stepped out of the airport and there was the car hire centre, collecting the car took about 10 minutes which was great when you just want to get going.

The holiday complex is only 40 minutes from the airport and it’s a fairly easy drive too. We arrived at the cottage complex to a warm welcome from Paula and some lovely French bread, cheese and a bottle of rose – fab! Paula showed us around and let us explore in our own time, the kids had other ideas though and were desperate to get into the pool, so whilst they raided the suitcases for swim kit, we sat outside and enjoyed the first bit of glorious sunshine…

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Sunset from the Jacuzzi

The accommodation is ideal. We stayed in PM4S and the size was perfect for the four of us. Our little courtyard was great for some al fresco dining and the kids were able to run in and out to the gardens and come as they please. (There are 4 cottages in total, suitable for a variety of party configurations and you could hire the whole place – for up to 26 people… that’s our next step!) The grounds are awesome! So much room to play and lots of different areas to explore. The pool was a huge hit, and the hot tub! But they also enjoyed the barn, little play areas and indoor games room as they all provided some relief from the mid-day sun. What really surprised me was the peacefulness, it is so quiet here. It’s gorgeous, you can really sit back and relax, read a good book and have a great nights sleep!

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Local Boulangerie

My husband took on the role as croissant and fresh bread collector each morning (a 5 minute drive to the village) and we enjoyed lunch every day outside the cottage.

We did venture out to a few places, Parc Bellvue –  http://www.parc-bellevue.fr/page/accueil  (fairly expensive for what it is – a bit tired and in need of some modernisation in my opinion) and trips to Roucherchourt (lovely to walk around, enjoy the chateau and some local boule watching) La Guerlie beach is only a mile down the road and has a café, restaurant, water sports, beach, playground etc… but to be honest, our home for the week was so good for all of our needs and wants – we stayed here most of the time!

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Toddler play area

If you are after a chilled family friendly break away with a warm welcome and very helpful hosts (Paula booked a restaurant for us and also gave us tips on places to visit and things to do, information on the beauty treatments – which are amazing, according to our neighbours for the week!) this is the place to come. I kept saying to myself all week, “This place just works.” They have thought of everything. There is plenty of baby/toddler equipment and anything you need, just ask.

f66e4b3115It is so safe and quiet, we could let the kids roam and know that they were fine. There are toys and games dotted around the cottage, the grounds are full of things to do, there is no chance of boredom here. The week we stayed, two out of the four cottages were occupied so we had pretty much everything to ourselves. I think the kids would have preferred some others to play with, however the following week 13 kids were booked in – so it was an unusually quiet week for the owners.

maya-hammockWe will definitely return and come back with friends and family, they will love the place.  The kids miss the hot tub and the lovely cats, my husband misses his early morning coffee on the bench overlooking the whole grounds and I really miss that hammock (when I could get a look in! – can’t quite beat it!

A big thank you to Paula, Richard and their girls. A lovely stay, can’t wait to return!

For more details on the four cottages and facilities visit Holiday Tots 

‘What’s on’ in West Sussex – ideal for a family short break this autumn

West Sussex is located just south of London within a couple of hours drive or train and is ideal for a short family break or if you are near London why not visit for a day out?  It has something to offer every family member with beautiful scenery, amazing food and drink, festivals, beaches, and stunning quaint villages and castles to explore.

There are three child-friendly holiday properties in West Sussex on Holiday Tots close enough to enjoy all the activities below and with availability from 14th September. Prices start at £475 for a short stay Mon – Fri or £525 for a weekend, a week is from £845. The family-friendly activities below are either on the doorstep or less than half an hour drive. Owners Les and Louise also run a Bakehouse with freshly produced cakes, bread and home cooked meals workshops too!

 

So if you fancy taking the family on a little holiday or just a family day out, there are a few ideas on what to do this autumn in West Sussex.

Walk and explore the South Downs National Park.

Now this is vast and I have lots of headings below that are technically within the South Downs National Park but I felt it necessary to add this as a simple excursion too. The South Downs National Park covers 1,600km2 of landscapes, visitor attractions, beautiful villages, country pubs and much more. It is worth taking a look at their website and seeing what is on when you want to visit or just get a map and compass and explore away…

Family-friendly events in West Sussex September/October 2015:

The Ploughing Match

19th September – join the fun and watch the annual ploughing match as horse and tractor-drawn ploughs battle it out, plus a livestock show, farrier display, sheep shearing, tractor/trailer rides food and drink. Fun starts at 9.30 http://www.westgrinsteadploughing.co.uk/index.php/this-years-events

Daylands Farm walk & cream tea plus hedgerow workshop

27th September – Led by Mother Nature join in the walk and cook what you pick. “Pick It Cook it” run special events for all ages at Daylands Farm in West Sussex from 10am – 4pm. They involve a short walk to forage for ingredients and include refreshments and a homemade lunch. You also get to take home what you cook. For more details visit http://www.pickitcookit.com/

Lewes October Feast

September 18th – October 10th

Now in its sixth year the Lewes October feast runs for three weeks in the Autumn and is run by a small charity. With food markets, pop up stalls, apple pressing, beer tasting and more, it might be a lovely introduction to some culinary delights for the kids and adults alike. To see what’s on where, visit their website for more details. http://lewesoctoberfeast.com/

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Arundel Castle – Life in a Medieval Cattle

20th September

Arundel Castle is a fab place to take the family for a fun day out, the castle and gardens are great to explore. There are lots of family-friendly events throughout the year too. Life in a Medieval Castle is set in The Keep and Barbican at Arundel Castle. Characters will be portrayed by members of the Raven Tor Living History Group: with stories and tales and craft displays, there will be lots of opportunity to learn about the Castle’s history. Arundel Castle is open until 1st November 2015 with the last admission at 16.00hrs. For more details visit their website http://www.arundelcastle.org/

Chiddingly Festival

24th September – 4th October 2015

This lovely parish of just 1000 residents stages this amazing festival of the arts every year. This year is no exception with Jo Brand and many other fab artists from jazz bands to bell ringers. Music comedy, drama and workshops all in one place for all ages. Specifically for children there is The Amazing Adventures of Librarian Lil, Circus Skills with Jimmy the Juggler and a Cartoon workshop with Matt Baxter. Intrigued and want to know more? Just visit their website: http://chiddinglyfestival.co.uk/category/children/

Bentley Woodfair

18th ,19th and 20th September

In its 20th year the Bentley Woodfair is a celebration of woodlands, forestry, trees, woodcrafts and more. With exhibits and displays of amazing skills and activities,  it is a fun and different day out for the whole family. There are demonstrations of machinery, tree climbing, children’s activities, local food, beer tent and a great family atmosphere. http://www.bentley.org.uk/woodfair/4575405571

Parham Harvest Fair

26th and 27th September

The house and gardens will be open for this family-friendly fair of the celebration of the abundance of produce that autumn brings. With homemade food, deer walks and cookery demonstrations plus an outdoor arena with a variety of events such as displays from the gun dogs and heavy horses. To bring it all together there will be live jazz playing in the grounds. http://www.parhaminsussex.co.uk/event/parham-harvest-fair/

Apple Day Brighton

27th September

Brighton is located just outside West Sussex in East Sussex. It is a fun place to visit any time of year with lots of attractions and activities for all the family. Apple Day Brighton is one of many events, it is a free event and is located in Stanmer Park, Brighton from 11am to 5pm. There will be lots of children’s activities with traditional fun fair rides and storytelling in the Orchard. Music and Dance is also on offer as well as apple themed workshops and produce. https://brightonpermaculture.org.uk/index.php/courses/appleday

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Beaches galore…

Finally don’t forget there are lots of wonderful child-friendly beaches too!

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So what are you waiting for?!

26 family friendly holiday complexes with availability in June and July – all are baby/toddler friendly: UK, France, Portugal & Italy

Our holiday cottage complexes are ideal for those looking for lots of other children to play with and adults to socialise with. They are located in beautiful surroundings with enclosed swimming pools and lots of outdoor space, plus lots of toys and games to play too. All of the 26  28! complexes below have odd weeks available during June or July 2015 – as of 20th June 2015. UK, France, Portugal and Italy…

UK

1. Wales: Fabulous award winning farm-stay in the beautiful Welsh countryside. Toddlers will love helping farmer Rob with the animals. Various availability from £350 for a family of 4-6 for a last minute mid-week stay.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/485-cottage-shared-grounds-in-llandeilo/

2. Devon: Five star three bedroom/three bathroom farm house in Devon. Private hot tub, indoor heated swimming pool, toddler playground. 3rd July for one week (£1470)

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/320-cottage-shared-facilities-in-nr-combe-martin/

3. West Sussex: Wonderful family friendly cottage located in West Sussex: on site tea barn, outdoor swimming pool, 10 minute drive to beaches, 25 mins to Brighton, South Downs National Park and the River Adur on the doorstep. Available w/c 24th July (plus 7th Aug and 21st Aug).

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/211-cottage-shared-facilities-in-nr-steyning/

4. Cornwall: Toddler friendly farm-stay near Padstow in Cornwall with six cottages, enclosed swimming pool, farming experience for little ones – a few weeks still available in June and July 10% discount.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/508-cottage-shared-facilities-in-nr-padstow/

5. Cornwall: Gorgeous collection of family-friendly holiday cottages near Bodmin in Cornwall. Limited availability for 26th June – 17th July with every available week now discounted. See listings for prices

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/390-cottage-shared-facilities-in-nr-bodmin/

6. Cornwall: Luxury collection of five star Eco cottages in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall – walk to beach. Currently one cottage left for the following dates: 3-10 July at £1249 (also w/c 14, 21 & 28 August @ £1750 )

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/203-eco-cottage-in-mawgan-porth/

France

7. Brittany: 1 bedroom cottage in Brittany ideal for couple and one child/baby – beautiful award winning gardens – this property is usually full so grab it quick! WC 18th July £395

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/151-cottage-shared-facilities-in-morbihan/

8. Brittany, Cotes-d’Armor: two bedroom lodge use of large swimming pool, meal options and beaches. Available end of June to mid July 25% discount for Holiday Tots guests.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/502-lodge-in-cotes-darmor/

9. Brittany: Three bedroom farmhouse set in rolling fields in the Cotes d’Armor only 20 minutes from award-winning seaside resort. Available 27th June – 11th July 10% discount on these dates

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/99-cottage-shared-facilities-in-cotes-darmor/

10. Brittany: Choice of two three bedroom and one five bedroom cottage in Morbihan, Brittany France. Gardens, animals and enclosed swimming pool. W/c 4th July £100 discount on 3 bed cottages and £170 on five bed – W/c 11th July £100 discount on 3 bed cottage and £170 on five bed.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/41-cottage-shared-facilities-in-morbihan/

11. Limousin: Beautiful manor house with stunning views across the valleys in Correze, France. Six beds sleeps 12, large games room, shared enclosed swimming pool with guests staying in cottage. Available: up to 4th July 20% discount

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/111-private-house-shared-grounds-in-correze/

12. Midi-Pyrenees: two bedroom cottage in the Lot region France – grounds of three acres with pool shared with one other holiday cottage and full use of facilities at neighbouring cottage complex (ref LMCH)

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/296-cottage-shared-facilities-in-lot/

13. Charente: Choice of two luxurious converted barns with stunning views in the Charente countryside. Swimming pool, hammock, iPod doc and lake beach 7km

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ref LSC available from the 7th to the 17th July 10% discount

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/470-cottage-shared-grounds-in-charente/

ref LSP available from the 11th to the 18th July 10% discount

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/471-cottage-shared-grounds-in-charente/

14. Charente: Collection of holiday cottages situated around a beautiful chateau courtyard with two still available. Enclosed pool ‘Tots Zone’ play barn, animals.

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Ref DNCF W/C 27th June

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/250-cottage-shared-facilities-in-charente/

Ref DNPC W/C 27th June and 4th July 30% discount

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/248-cottage-shared-facilities-in-charente/

15. Vienne, Poitou-Charente, France: Collection of three sweet cottages, village location, swimming pool, available last 2 weeks in July. 10% discount

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/133-cottage-shared-grounds-in-vienne/

16. Charente Maritime, France, collection of cottages within this lovely former cognac distillery. Swimming pool, gardens and half an hour to sandy beaches of South West France. Following weeks available in various cottages 27th June through to end of July. 5% discount for last minute.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/70-cottage-shared-facilities-in-charente-maritime/

17. Charente Maritime: Child-friendly barn conversion four beds, swimming pool, water parks, beaches etc. Two weeks available 11th – 25th July 25% discount if booked before 29th June

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/519-private-cottage-shared-facilities-in-charente-maritime/

18. Charente: Cluster of four cottages with shared swimming pool, gardens, toys, prepared meals and more surrounded by tiny hamlets and small market towns. Lots of fab restaurants in the area and a lake beach. UK TV and private gated terraces for each cottage. Great availability for June and July 20% discount for all available weeks up to 25th July Exclusive to Holiday Tots guests.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/58-cottage-shared-facilities-in-charente/

19. Charente: Private three bedroom villa in the rural Charente sharing the enclosed swimming pool with only families staying in the Yurt. Available 4th – 25th July offer 15% discount plus free bike hire.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/162-private-villa-shared-facilities-in-charente/

20. Charente Maritime: Collection of six child-friendly holiday cottages in South West France, enclosed swimming pool, half hour to beaches. Various cottages available up to 25th July.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/497-cottage-shared-facilities-in-charente-maritime/

21. Languedoc Roussillon: Choice of a private four bedroom cottage with private garden and use of shared facilities in the Languedoc-Roussillon, France – just by the Spanish border or one of the lovely three bedroom lodges available for the following dates: lodge: 27 th June-18 th July – villa: 3 th July-17 th July.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/143-5-lodges-shared-facilities-in-pyrenees-orientales/

22. Aude: Collection of four family-friendly luxury cottages enjoying extensive grounds, enclosed swimming pool (heated May-Sept) each with its own private terrace.

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Ref MK2CR 11/07 – 18/07 (normally €995) with 20% discount now €796

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/140-cottage-shared-facilities-in-aude/

Ref MK4CA 04/07 – 18/07 & 25/07 – 01/08 (€970) now €776    https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/142-cottage-shared-facilities-in-aude/

Ref MK1L  04/07 – 18/07 (€1400) now €1120 https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/134-cottage-shared-facilities-in-aude/

23. Aude: Lovely wine and olive chateau in Aude, with beautiful vineyard views and a host of family-friendly activities including swimming pool, play barn, tennis courts and more. Choice 1, 2 and 3 bedroom cottages with 30% discount on the following availability: ½ bed 22nd June to 11th July 3 bed 1st July to 11th July.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/176-cottage-shared-facilities-in-aude/

24. Languedoc Roussillon: Collection of child-friendly apartments located in Gard, Languedoc Roussillon France. Shared swimming pool, village location with various weeks available in June and July – offer May prices in June and June prices in July.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/164-apartment-in-gard/

25. Languedoc Roussillon : luxury micro resort close to beaches, four cottages, almost inclusive packages kids club, meals, wine and more. June prices and inclusions extended to the 18th July.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/388-luxury-micro-resort-in-herault/

Italy

26. Tuscany: A gorgeous five bedroom baby and toddler friendly villa in a stunning rural location with views over lakes and hills. 10% discount on all remaining weeks in June, July and August.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/524-private-villa-in-tuscany/

Portugal

27. Algarve: Lovely child-friendly cottages with amazing facilities and views over Loule in Portugal. An ideal rural escape yet only a short drive to the family friendly attractions and beaches the Algarve has to offer.

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Property ref: RML 2 adults 1 child under 2 available 20th June – 16th July 7 nights reduced from £485 to £415

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/279-cottage-shared-facilities-in-nr-loule-algarve/

Property ref RMC 2 adults and infant under 2 yrs available 20th June to 18th July 7 nights was £485 now £415

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/280-cottage-shared-facilities-in-nr-loule-algarve/

STOP PRESS… Late addition

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Normandy, France: We have just been notified about a last minute availability in Normandy France, walk to beach and village available 18th – 25th July.  10 % discount

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/275-cottage-shared-facilities-in-calvados/

Last minute availability for these toddler friendly private villas and holiday cottages

All of the cottages and villas below are private and offer fabulous baby and toddler facilities. There are some last minute breaks to be had for all the family. Below is a list of June and July availability as of 20th June 2015

Private Villas and Cottages

UK

Cotswolds: Charming holiday cottage in village location and Bredon Hill on the doorstep. Available Monday 22nd to Friday 26th June 4 nights mid-week available 20% discount.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/474-private-cottage-in-cotswolds/

Cornwall: Private Villa with sea views overlooking Looe Island. Four bedrooms, enclosed garden available W/c 27th June and 18th July.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/312-private-villa-in-downderry/

Cornwall: Due to last minute cancellations rarely available this tiny cottage in the romantic town of Charlestown in Cornwall. Perfect for a couple and baby. Available July 3rd & 10th at £160 per night, £1095 – 24th & 31st at £185 per night, £1295 per week

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/200-cottage-in-cornwall-charlestown/

Cornwall: spacious five bedroom 18th century Grade ll listed holiday cottage  in the picturesque village of Kingsand only a short walk to beach. Available 24th June to 27th June £500.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/194-private-cottage-in-kingsand/

Sussex: Coastal private luxury cottage rated 4 star gold by Visit England. Walk to Camber Sands beach. Available w/c 11th and 18th July.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/523-private-cottage-in-camber/

France

Normandy: Lovely five bedroom farmhouse set in the beautiful Calvados countryside, playroom, pony rides, 3 acres of grounds swimming pool close to ports. Available week commencing 4th July – 10% discount.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/518-private-cottage-in-vire/

Lot et Garonne: stunning five bedroom house with amazing pure water swimming pool with gentle beach inlet for toddlers and babies and private pretty garden. Available 6th – 13th July

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/514-private-house-shared-grounds-in-lot-et-garonne/

Languedoc Roussillon: This three bedroom villa is located in the heart of the traditional village Argeles sur Mer. It has a private swimming pool, garden and within easy walking distance to bars, restaurants and beach. 3 weeks available in July from 4th to 25th – usually €1850 PW now €1450 per week.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/148-private-villa-in-pyrenees-orientales/

Corbieres, Languedoc-Roussillon: Amazing three bedroom child-friendly villa in Corbieres, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. The swimming pool is fully enclosed and only 1.2 deep, the garden is enclosed and has lots of toys and sandpit for toddlers, village location, wine tastings, Sky TV local Michelin Star Restaurant, castles nearest beach 28 km. Currently available up to 12th July (also a week in August from 1st)

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/309-private-villa-in-corbieres/

Correze: Private converted farmhouse with private courtyard and heated pool with security cover, games room and walking distance to village too. Amazing views in Correze, France. Last availability: 27th June to 11th July – contact owner for special offers.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/113-private-cottage-in-correze/

Spain

Costa Calida:  3 double bedroom villa located on the Roda golf and beach resort, shared swimming pools, play areas and lots of family friendly facilities plus walk to beach. Available from 26th July to 6th August.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/464-private-villa-shared-facilities-in-costa-calida/

Costa Brava: Modern private villa in the medieval town of Begur, Costa Brava Spain with sea views and shared swimming pool. Available week commencing 4th July reduced from £1350 to £950.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/145-private-villa-in-costa-brava/

Cyprus

Paphos: Choice of two lovely villas in Cyprus near Paphos with private swimming pools and within walking distance to the beach. A few weeks available between 3rd July and 9th August.

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https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/destinations/17-cyprus/

For more information on any of these properties contact the owner directly by clicking on the links. Alternatively if you need help with your holiday search feel free to contact us here at Holiday Tots 🙂

Beach Cottage is possibly in one of the best locations you could ask for in Norfolk.

Beach Cottage is a child-friendly holiday cottage located in the small seaside village of Mundesley in Norfolk. Its location is very special, directly overlooking the beautiful sandy beach and we were lucky enough to be invited to stay…

FullSizeRenderWe visited Beach Cottage in March 2015. Our party consisted of four adults and three children (aged 6, 5 and 4). We headed off from Hertfordshire, straight from school at 3.15, and arrived before 6 O’clock. The kids were very well behaved on the journey and devoured fish and chips when we arrived- the timing was perfect. Bath then bed for them while the four adults sat down to a fish and chip supper with wine. How civilised! Point to note: the fish and chip shop in the village offers the largest portions imaginable!

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The cottage enjoys an idyllic spot with magnificent sea views from the fully-enclosed toddler friendly garden and fun look out.

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There is a fab play shed with lots of different toys and games for children of all ages.

Outside on our first night it was really chilly but the cottage was very cosy and warm. The front room was large enough to accommodate us four adults and the settee was really comfortable.

There is a small table in the kitchen and the main dining table is at the bottom of the stairs which then feeds through to the lounge that has French doors opening onto the garden.

Upstairs the main bedroom has brilliant views over the garden, beach and sea. This was my favourite view from the window…

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There is another double bedroom on this floor and a small bunk room. If you have a cot or blow up bed you could fit it in this room by moving the chest of drawers. The main bedroom has ample space for a cot, blow up bed or both. The family bathroom with WC, bath and over bath shower is at the end of the hall. All of the beds had lovely linen and were really comfy. Just remember your bath towels!

Outside the front door there is space for two cars behind a private gated area and across this area is a fourth bedroom (in an annex) which has a double bed and shower en-suite – we didn’t sleep here but found it handy as a spare bathroom.

8The following day we visited BeWILDerwood (review to come) and had a smashing day and it was all topped off with a fab last night at the cottage.

We enjoyed nuts and a little champagne before heading off to the Ship Inn, Mundesley for dinner. Literally a 2 minute walk! http://www.mundesley-ship.co.uk/

 

 

 

Once the kids were tucked up in bed we headed out to the lookout at the end of the garden. This is such a cool space overlooking the sea, the log burner kept us warm while we enjoyed some red wine and chocolate! (make sure you remember a baby monitor or mention to Angela that you would like one and she might be able to source)

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The next morning we woke early to lovely sunshine and headed off to the beach which is literally on the doorstep. You can see Beach Cottage in the pic here, white cottage on to the right of the pic and the lookout is the nearer building to the left of the cottage.

Mundesley is as if time has stood still, it reminded me of being a child in the 70s even with a small post office at the back of the corner shop. It is full of character and is an ideal spot for visiting the rest of Norfolk and its lovely countryside and coast.

All in all, Beach Cottage in Mundelsey offers a fab holiday home for families with babies, toddlers and children of all ages. The location is perfect and the lookout extremely cool! Mundesley beach has soft white sand, ideal for sand castle building the gentle sloping sand is perfect for toddlers to paddle.  Owner, Angela, is so helpful she is willing to take on recommendations and action them and the guest book is full of glowing feedback for the cottage and Angela herself.

Take a look at our video and visit Holiday Tots for more information on this fab child-friendly holiday cottage in Norfolk by the sea!