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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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 

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/

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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!

 

Last minute May madness with special offers on some fab child-friendly holiday properties

Many of our holiday cottage and villa owners are dropping their prices for last minute availability in May. Remember all of the holiday properties on Holiday Tots are suitable for families with babies, toddlers and young children with stairgates, swimming pools with security measures in place and lots of baby and toddler facilities, so all you need to think about is where to go!

Whether you are looking for a quiet getaway with a new baby or toddler tastic fun filled activity weekend we are sure you will find a holiday to suit your needs. If you have something in mind just contact us and we will be happy to help. For now here are some special offers for May…

UK

Cotswold – Gloucestershire – Stunning detached baby-friendly cottage

child-friendly holiday cottage cotswoldThis beautiful cottage is unexpectedly available for four nights from bank holiday Monday 4th May. Usually £695 now only £450. It is located in a small village and is perfect for exploring the Cotswold area including Cotswold Farm Park (with 50 varieties of rare breed farm animals); Gloucester,  Warwickshire Steam Railway and more…

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

Cornwall – cottage metres from the beach

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One of the UK’s best coastal cottages (as described by the Sunday Times) and it is toddler-friendly! Metres from the beach in the picturesque village of Kingsand with a 20% discount in May

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

 

 

 

West Sussex – delightful secluded retreat

sprinChild-friendly holiday cottages in West Sussex, beautiful gardens and fabulous artisan bake-house and tea rooms offering freshly baked cakes, bread, soups and other delicious treats.  10% off stays in May and 10% off in the tea room for guests

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

Lancashire – family friendly glamping

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Why not escape to the countryside and try your hand at glamping in these luxury tents in Bleasdale, Lancashire May Day bank holiday special 20% off 3 night break…

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/477-glamping-tent-in-forest-of-bowland/

France

Aude, Languedoc Roussillon – four lovely cottages, heated pool, beautiful location

Lampy_outsideWonderful small cluster of four family-friendly holiday cottages with shared heated swimming pool and gardens and meadows to explore. Located just 25 minutes from the city of Carcassonne. Special offer 20% discount on all available cottages in May. prices per week from 356€ (just

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/142-cottage-shared-facilities-in-aude/

 

Languedoc Roussillon – luxury micro resort

_MG_2886Luxury micro resort in the Languedoc, France close to beaches offer for May to include heated pool, babysitting, one evening dinner, unlimited access to baby club and more… set price €2500 for two adults and one child

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/387-luxury-micro-resort-in-herault/

 Languedoc Roussillon – Award winning family-friendly wine and olive chateau

DSCF0340Beautiful family friendly wine and Olive chateau, 15% discount, wine tastings, babysitting, dressing up clothes (for the kids) play room, swimming pool beautiful location in the Languedoc Rousillon, France

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/175-cottage-shared-facilities-in-aude/

Lot region – glamping in a safari lodge with lots of activities for the kids

100_2467Abundance of childrens toys, games and outdoor play equipment at this family-friendly complex in the Lot region France – up to 30% off weeks in May.

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/294-glamping-tent-in-lot/

Portugal

The Silver Coast

poolLovely toddler-friendly holiday apartment along the Silver Coast in Portugal sharing the enclosed swimming pool with only the owners. £75 off small family bookings and medal winning wine in welcome pack.

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/237-apartment-in-silver-coast/

Algarve – in the hills with views

Hi Cam Photos Oct 11 008Three lovely home from home toddler friendly holiday cottages with amazing views, swimming pool, play areas, near Loule and 11km from beaches 10% off in May

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/281-cottage-shared-facilities-in-nr-loule-algarve/

 

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Algarve – Luxury family friendly resort

Luxury child-friendly holiday villas and apartments two minute drive from the Quinta do Lago beach in the Algarve Portugal (shuttle bus service) fab facilities for the family 25% discount for May

https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/view-property/289-villa-in-quinta-do-lago-algarve/

 

Offers are continuously updated on our special offer page https://www.holidaytots.co.uk/offers/

Stop press: Easter activities and availability for your last minute family getaway

There are some last minute Easter week bargains to be had in Cornwall and France, from a short family weekend break to a holiday for the week. Here are a few child-friendly holiday ideas below with Easter availability and all are baby and toddler friendly too! Click on the reference number for more details and how to contact the owners directly…

Holiday Cottages in Cornwall with facilities including indoor pool: ref TVTH

Hidden away in thirteen acres or gardens and woodland are these lovely self-catering holiday cottages. Activities running over the Easter period include basket making for the Easter egg hunt, bush craft, archery and tennis tuition and more including a weekly magic night and themed evenings in the onsite restaurant.

Indoor pool

Indoor pool

2 bedroom cottages now only available:

7 nights now £855 (save £300)
4 nights now £645 (save £150)
3 nights now £635 (save £130)

There are plenty of local events too: Truro Festival (art, culture and music festival), Treireife Easter Food and Craft Fair, Viking Voyagers at the National Maritime Museum, Pirates Ahoy (30th March to 3rd April) and Tudor Castle Capers (6th to 10th April) at Pendennis Castle and more.

Wine and Olive chateau, Languedoc France: ref VCC1 and VCC2

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2 cottages available for Easter weekend at this lovely chateau. Easter Bunny leaves a trail of eggs through the olive groves and vineyards so your children can have a great time hunting for them on Easter Sunday while you can enjoy the taste of something more local in the form of a glass of wine!

Easter egg hunt at the Chateau

Easter egg hunt at the Chateau

Last two cottages now available:

Only 2 cottages available for Easter Weekend from Friday to Monday ( 3 nights)
Cottage one ideal for 2 people and a small child ( there is room for a cot or fold out bed in the master bedroom)
Price: 200€
Or cottage two deal for a family with 2 or 3 children
Price 325€

Child-friendly play all the way at these wonderful holiday homes in the Lot region France: 

Oooh Arrrr!!!

Oooh Arrrr!!!

This fabulous hamlet of childfriendly holiday homes are so kitted out for the chidlren that you will have a hard time draggin them away. Lots of toys and games, swimming pool, pirate ship, climbing frames, dressing up clothes the list is endless

There are two self-catering holiday properties left for the Easter week

Children will love the The Three Bears themed holiday lodge

Children will love the The Three Bears themed holiday lodge

Holiday home one: Goldilocks themed lodge with bears galore: ref LMLC

better wisteria terrace

Holiday home two: a two bedroom cottage with an amazing terrace. ref LMW1
Both priced at £695 for the week commencing 4th April and include a family lunch to the local Atelier with pottery painting included as well as an Easter egg hunt if they join in the family BBQ.

If a luxury child-friendly micro resort is your thing try out these wonderful luxury cottages in the Languedoc. ref MYKG and MYKS both available from 3rd to 25th April

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The chickens and ponies are waiting to meet you and the pool will be heated! The cottages are located just 10 minutes from the Etang de Thau (inland sea) they enjoy a great spot for exploring the area’s best of the Languedoc with heaps of family friendly activities: take the “oyster boat” from Bouzigues and discover how oysters are produced, enjoy fresh seafood in one of the many restaurants in Meze or Bouzigues, take the kids flying through the trees at the nearby ropes course, visite the dinosaur park, find treasures on the sandy Mediterranean beaches just 15 minutes away…

Or why not try your hand at glamping in these luxury domes near Biarritz in France: ref SGD

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There are lots of family friendly Easter activities happening and if the sun is out the beach will be a hit a the temperature reaches the early 20s. Prices start for just £399 for Easter week.