This 4-bed contemporary eco-villa is a perfect way to reconnect with nature. There’s a freshwater pool in the magical garden which also comes with hammocks, and the beautiful Ardeche region is on your doorstep for hiking, biking, canyoning and kayaking.
For Parents: An organic vegetable and herb garden to plunder for dinner
A secluded Costa Brava getaway, this was once a glamorous hotel frequented by the 1960s jet set now converted into stunning holiday apartments for 2-6 (and a separate super-stylish modern 7-bedroomed villa). There’s a stunning swimming pool set into the rocks, long views across the shimmering Mediterranean Sea and electric bikes to borrow.
For Parents: The sense of space, these are large and open-plan apartments
Families adore staying in any one of these purpose-built serviced rentals in riad-style (think high ceilings, courtyards, balconies) varying in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms. There’s a tennis court, chameleons and tortoises in the garden which also has a swing and space to tear about. 3 of the riads come with a private pool (the others share another), and the shining surfing beach is seconds away.
For Parents: There’s a small spa, and you can choose to be catered for in your riad
An architectural wonder, this incredible design house (for 2-6) is cantilevered over a babbling brook in the Brecon Beacons, and comes with glass walls, green walls, an outside-inside living room, 4 bedrooms, playroom and solar panels.
For Parents: Fantastic hill country for walking and biking (a carrier backpack is supplied for walking with babies and toddlers)
In a converted 19th-century apartment block are these retro-styled self-catering apartments (a mix of studio, 1 & 2 bed apartments) in rich colours, plush fabrics and decorative wallpapers. This is a friendly bohemian part of Berlin, with plenty of playgrounds nearby and public transport at hand.
For Parents: Eateries in abundance in the neighbourhood
With spectacular ocean views, 3 acres of tropical gardens, 4 elegant bedrooms, and a wonderful infinity pool for those memorable sunsets this is a perfect tropical villa for a special family gathering. There’s also croquet and badminton provided.
For Parents: Delightful staff cooking knockout curries and freshly caught seafood
Just minutes from a beautiful beach on the mesmerising Costa Smeralda are this trio of whitewashed villas (sleeping 2-6) with a shared pool. You also get aromatic gardens and wonderful panoramic views.
For Parents: A welcome hamper of local products plus a bottle of wine
This lavish 6-bedroom self-catering mansion is full of Old World charm and is superlative for families. It comes with a solar-heated pool, eco-pond complete with lily pads, vast lawns, treehouse, tipi and zipwire.
For Parents: A decked Jacuzzi, rates include breakfast, housekeeping and security
Choose from a range of sizes from this clutch of contemporary self-catering apartments for 2-6 in various locations in Sydney’s inner city. Some come with stupendous harbour and city views, and balconies, and all have a modern open-plan aesthetic. All are close to sights, shopping and eateries.
This peaceful Balinese-styled villa for 2-7 is surrounded by tropical forest and 2 acres of garden yet is only 10 minutes from bustling Calangute and golden beaches. Best of all is the huge infinity pool plus a shallow leisure pool. Plus there’s a private yacht for dolphin & backwater cruises.
For Parents: Breakfast is included, other meals featuring seasonal produce provided by the wonderful staff (on request)