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April 8, 2019

Toddler Friendly Villas from Freelance Holidays

Mediterranean villa specialist Freelance Holidays is highlighting properties ideal for families with tots and pre-school children, with a week’s stay for four from only £863.

A policy of any-day-arrival, and any-length-of-stay (suggested five nights minimum) means families can mix and match daytime flights for civilised travel times, and travel cots and high chairs are provided on request either free or at a negligible charge. Beds are always made up on arrival and towels are provided too, making packing/unpacking easy.

“There are no hard and fast rules about what makes a property child-friendly,” says managing director Paul Fogg. “Every aspect – inside and out – influences our recommendation. We’ve been selecting villas for decades, and as grandparents we understand what is important!”

On Crete, Villa Maragoudi has a small circular pool only 50cm deep next to and separate from the main pool. Both are salt-water (no chlorine) and are close to the house. This is perfect for an extended family with grandparents because two of the four bedrooms are downstairs and two are on the self-contained first floor complete with its own living room and kitchen as well as shower/wc. While there is a wonderful dining terrace with outdoor as well as indoor kitchen, the village of Armeni is no more than 500m away where, as well as a minimarket and taverna, there’s a sweet shop for the children. A seven night stay in June is £1283 in total, for up to eight people.

The pool at the Finca S’Hort Misser in rural Mallorca is set on an upper gated terrace. Corner steps make for easy entry, and the pool is chlorine-free. Olive and citrus trees offer shady spots for afternoon naps. The farmhouse has been renovated to retain many original features and the country-style kitchen is pretty as well as practical. Three bedrooms sleep up to six. A seven night stay in May starts at £1023 for six people, saving £120.

There’s no pool at either of the two Professore Beach Houses on Sardinia, but with a sandy cove 90 metres from the garden gate, that’s no hardship! Built by a local teacher (hence the name) these adjacent properties offer simple but modern accommodation for four (+1 on a sofa bed) in an idyllic setting shaded by pine trees on the edge of the resort of Cala Liberotto. A week’s hire of either Beach House in June starts at just £863.

Flights and car hire excluded. Availability/prices correct at date of issue.

Freelance Holidays: 01789 297705, www.freelance-holidays.co.uk

March 24, 2016

Toddler-friendly Kefalonia for early Summer Sun

Mediterranean villa specialist Freelance Holidays is highlighting Kefalonia as ideal for toddlers and their families in May and June.

Direct flights from seven UK airports and a flying time of less than 2 ½ hours, combined with average temperatures of 18-23C makes this quintessentially Greek island ideal (grandparents love it too) for early summer sun.

Cots and high chairs can be supplied by Freelance Holidays; a starter grocery pack pre-ordered, bed linen and towels are provided as standard and end-of-holiday housekeeping is included, plus there’s 24-hour support during the holiday. Car hire can be arranged.

As to flights, which Freelance Holidays does not organise, young families can take advantage of its any-day-arrival-any-length-of-stay policy to mix and match low-cost flights to create a budget holiday.

Hand-picked villas on Kefalonia – each with air-conditioning and free WiFi – include:

Villa Fiscardo View – with jaw-dropping sea views on three sides, the villa is only 10 minutes’ drive from the chic harbour village and provides accommodation for six in a modern villa which blends local materials of pale stone, wood beams and pastel-washed plaster with contemporary design.   May dates start at just £99 per night, making a week’s holiday as little as £693 for up to six.

Villa Levanda – on a hillside at Katsarata, this beautiful villa has plenty of space for a family of five and wonderful sea views. Two doubles (the master is ensuite and has its own balcony) and a single bedroom are upstairs, as is an upper terrace positioned to catch the last rays of the sun. At pool level, a chill-out area is well-furnished while the front terrace, close to the kitchen, acts as a second dining area.  As well as the ensuite and a family bathroom upstairs, there’s a ground floor shower room.  May dates start at just £92 per night, making a week’s holiday as little as £644 for up to five.

Villa Mandola – 10 minutes’ drive from Fiscardo, this large sugar-pink villa enjoys a quiet spot with jaw-dropping views down the hillside to the bluest of seas.  This is a spacious villa, with an L-shaped living space and a generous kitchen at the ‘short’ end of the L.  Three sets of doors open onto the poolside terrace which is furnished for outdoor living.  Upstairs, three bedrooms (one double, two twins, all ensuite) sit beneath vaulted wooden ceilings.  May dates start at just £99 per night, making a week’s holiday as little as £693 for up to six.

 

Freelance Holidays (01789 297705, www.freelance-holidays.co.uk)

April 11, 2013

Its ‘toddler time’ at Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks

Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks in Devon is highlighting its toddler-friendly early season short break packages, with savings of up to £100 on four-night stays.

Free fun and games on the menu for toddlers include a choice of warm toddler pools, soft play areas, ball parks and, specially created for pre-school children, Betty’s Buddy Club where activities include baby ballet, story time, messy mayhem and dancing fun at  giggle ‘n’ wiggle.

New ideas for 2013 include teddy bear picnics where, for a nominal charge, toddlers can take along their favourite teddy and enjoy fun, games and a picnic lunch.  Families can also capture their child’s hand and footprint on ceramic pottery at the pottery painting studio.

Having fun in the Ball Park. Picture courtesy of Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks

The Parks also have a selection of well-stocked convenience stores – carrying a range of toddler essentials such as nappies – and the on-site restaurants and takeaways serve a selection of tasty, healthy, children’s meals.  Cots and highchairs can also be provided.

Spacious self-catering accommodation on offer includes Silver caravan holiday homes –sleeping six and with heated bedrooms – where, for example, a four-night midweek break at the end of April costs just £99, saving £100.   The same holiday, but taken in mid-May, costs £139, also a reduction of £100.  These special prices apply to on-line bookings.

0843 208 0368, www.woolacombe.com/bp

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For further information please contact marketing manager, Linda Brothers, on 01271 872 008.  Release issued by Beacon PR 01572 748 800

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