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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grosseto, italy

Argentario Golf Resort & Spa is unlike any other luxury hotel in Tuscany we know. This stunning contemporary hotel in the Maremma has been created using local stone, wood and glass, creating a masterpiece of design.
Gourmet Experience


olhos de água, portugal

Guests at Epic Sana Algarve Hotel will find elegant and contemporary rooms & suites, direct access to the beach, a vibrant atmosphere, exquisite cuisine, an extensive spa and most of all exceptional service.
3 for 2 offer


arezzo, italy

Exceptional service, luxury and indulgence are just a few highlights that a stay in the medieval village Il Borro offers 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.
Easter Offer


gubbio, italy

La Cuccagna is a traditionally built Italian Chic Retreat set in the heart of the Umbrian countryside between Perugia and Gubbio. Owners, Sarah and Salvatore, who live on the first floor, have painstakingly restored this charming farmhouse into a simple boutique hotel in Umbria with 5 rooms and suites and an apartment for two.

Couple Offer


cornwall, united kingdom

Little Cottage is a not-so-little contemporary house in Praa Sands, Cornwall. Sleeping up to 11 people with the coastline as its garden, this new unique self-catering property to let is the jewel in the crown in Beachspoke's collection.
Early Bird Offer


flic-en-flac, mauritius

Sands Resort & Spa is a luxury hotel and spa on the west coast of Mauritius. This beachfront oasis is perfect for couples on honeymoon or those looking for a luxury barefoot chic holiday.


paphos, cyprus

Surrounded by eight acres of lush, landscaped gardens Almyra is luxury family hotel on the shoreline of Paphos, Cyprus.


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.


paphos, 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.


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.


somerset, united kingdom

Babington House is a luxury boutique hotel in the rolling Somerset countryside. Enjoy the gorgeous interiors, the surrounding parkland, luxury spa, 2 swimming pools, cinema, tennis courts & restaurant and rejuvenate in the fresh country air.

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