You never forget those family holidays by the beach and country breaks with the children but travelling en-famille doesn’t mean losing out on the luxury. Our family-friendly boutique hotels not only allow children, but they positively welcome them with a range of activities perfect for the little ones as well as those mums and dads can enjoy.

In the UK, we have several lovely country house retreats where the children’s needs have been considered as much as the parents. At Babington House in Somerset, there’s a 3 bedroom lodge and family rooms in the stables which come with all the extras you might need, from baby products to a microwave to heat up snacks. They also offer a free crèche for children from 1 year old and a kids menu in the brasserie-style restaurant; activities range from specially arranged swimming hours for little ones in the pool to a cinema, where they can watch their favourite films.

Chewton Glen in the New Forest, Hampshire offers a complimentary kids’ club every weekend and during the school holiday so you can relax in the spa, knowing that they are being well looked after.  Also in Hampshire, Lime Wood has two Forest Cottages with a kitchenette, dining and living areas and cosy log fires. Children will love being surrounded by the forest and you have more privacy and independence than if you were staying in the main hotel.

For when you want to venture abroad, our selection of family-friendly boutique hotels covers countries such as France, Portugal and Italy, plus plenty of others further away. In Languedoc, France, Chateau Les Carrasses is a mix of suites, villas and apartments which are all ideal for families. There’s a summer camp for children 6 days a week run by qualified staff who organise lots of outdoor games and fun. Meanwhile, Country Kids in France offers an all-inclusive activity programme which everyone can enjoy and really is somewhere that parents can relax and unwind knowing the children are well looked after..

With children you can’t beat spending time by the beach, which makes our Chic Retreats family-friendly boutique hotels in Mauritius, Portugal and Indonesia the perfect choice for a getaway. In Greece, opt for self-catering at Anniska and Liakoto while at the super-stylish Borgo Egnazia in Puglia, Italy, there’s a kids club and teens club, plus 2 private beaches and a nautical centre to keep all ages amused and entertained.

Children will also love the wildlife around Kadju House in southern Sri Lanka (which comes with a full-time staff), where as well as spending time playing in the sand they can spot parrots and monkeys swinging from the trees. Or consider Cap Maison in St Lucia where children can go swimming with turtles before breakfast. So wherever you’re planning your next family holiday, use out guide to find a small luxury hotel or boutique B&B to suit you all. 


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paphos, cyprus

Surrounded by eight acres of lush, landscaped gardens Almyra is luxury family hotel on the shorline of Paphos, Cyprus.
Chateau Les Carrasses


capestang, france

 Blending the facilities and standards of larger luxury hotels with friendly and attentive service and the privacy of a luxury villa rental. Chateau Les Carrasses has managed to create the idyllic holiday experience for families in Languedoc, Lulu's favourite area in France.

Chewton Glen


united kingdom

Multi award-winning luxury hotel Chewton Glen has been voted one of the 'World's Best Hotels' by Conde Nast Traveller. Situated in the New Forest in Hampshire it is the perfect spot for a mid-week dash a deux or a few days away with the family.

Il Borro


arezzo, italy

Exceptional service, luxury and indulgence are just a few highlights that a stay in the medieval village Il Borro offer guests. Choose between one of the magnificent suites, farmhouses or historic villas and enjoy one of the many activities on offer during your stay in Tuscany.
Lime Wood


lyndhurst, united kingdom

Set in the heart of the New Forest, Hampshire, Lime Wood is the best luxury boutique hotel and spa to have opened in the New Forest, just 1.5 hours from London. Perfect for romantic breaks, a mid-week dash, or time away with the family.




Situated on the Kilimanjaro Golf and Wildlife Estate in TanzaniaSiringit is a luxury 6 bedroom luxury villa surrounded by grassland plains, mountains and acacia-studded savannas, making an unforgettable safari and golf holiday for friends and family.
Sun Gardens Dubrovnik


dubrovnik, croatia

100% guest satisfaction guaranteed! Sun Gardens Dubrovnik might be a little larger than our usual boutique hotel, but it is the best luxury hotels in Croatia and is located right by the seaside less than 10 miles from Dubrovnik.
Village Castigno



Village Castigno is the BRAND NEW baby of the Chateau Castigno Estate in Languedoc Roussillon. A stay here is what dreams are made of with whimsical design and plenty of delicious food and wine. A glorious combination of vineyard, village and boutique hotel in Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France, it is NEW for 2015.



polis, cyprus

The Anassa is an award-winning all-rounder luxury hotel in Cyprus that provides families with the ultimate holiday experience including all-embracing babycare, kids programmes and luxury family rooms framed by the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean.


pafos, cyprus

Great service, cool, unpretentious interiors and a choice of 4 restaurants (all with children's menus) make Annabelle, a great all-year-round choice for couples and families in Cyprus.
Anniska and Liakoto


kardamyli, greece

Anniska & Liakoto are 2 charming boutique hotels in the seaside village of Kardamili in the Peloponnese. Guests return time and again to this family run gem with its self-catering apartments and suites, personal service and spectacular sea views.


sicily, italy

Aranjaya is a luxury villa 20 minutes from Catania, Sicily. Set in 300-acres of organic orange grove and with just 8 rooms and an infinity pool, perfect for a relaxing getaway or holiday with family and friends.
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