FAMILY CHIC BOUTIQUE HOTELS, B&Bs AND LUXURY HOUSES
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
, 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.
in the New Forest
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
, 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.