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Monday December 17
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About The Hotel

Tucked away in 30 acres of beautiful French countryside is this rare blend of luxurious accommodation and personalized service, on a smaller scale. There is a complete focus on offering the best for each of the seven families that stay at any one time. Run by a couple who know what parents with young children need from their holiday, this exclusive country retreat has been well established as an excellent package holiday.  Their recipe for relaxation for parents and fun for kids includes luxurious accommodation, beautiful grounds and fantastic facilities for adults and kids, award winning accredited childcare, babysitting, delicious meals, on and off site activities, the petting farm, a café/bar for socializing and much more.

From June to Mid-September holidays are on a fully inclusive basis with everything included.  For the rest of the season (April-May and Mid-September-October) some elements are offered on an optional basis so that families can tailor the package to their own needs.  Childcare is in the fabulous regulated crèche and kids club, The Big Kids programme in school holidays, 2 nights babysitting, housekeeping, use of all the facilities on site and visits to the petting farm are always included.

The crèche and kids club welcomes babies from 3 months old up to children of 10 years old. Open six days a week, it is fully accredited and run by up to three fully qualified and highly experienced English-speaking staff with additional staff on busy days. There is no booking system and therefore parents can drop off their children whenever they like during the opening hours. Activities include arts & crafts, music sessions, storytelling and visits to the sandpit, climbing frame and farm animals. During school holidays there is a Big Kids programme for 6 to 12 year olds with a mixture of sports and other fun activities. Tuesdays and Thursdays are babysitting nights, where parents can go out to enjoy a romantic meal, safe in the knowledge that their kids have been left in the great hands of the babysitting team. On Friday mornings the crèche and Kids club open at 7am with a collection service from the apartments so that parents can have a luxurious lie-in!

During the high season all meals and alcohol are included.  There are two communal meals and kids dinners plus meals served in the apartments or at the bar.  During the low season holidays are self-catered and there is an on site a shop selling groceries, daily delivered bakery and chef-prepared frozen meals to make life easy.  There is a fully stocked bar which never closes and wine cellar filled with delicious local wines. All guests receive an arrival shopping pack.

Well-furnished apartments have kitchens and come equipped with all the bits and pieces you need. There are also loads of toys and dvds to keep the kids happy. The apartments are huge and offer unparalleled privacy. The decor is of a really high quality with exposed stone walls and French oak floor boards making the resort a picturesque environment.

Some of the on-site activities include the petting farm, tennis and swimming lessons, gym, mini golf, yoga and wine tasting.  In the high season all are included and in the low season some are optional.  Off-site there are water sports on the nearby lake, visits to local vineyards, access to a 9-hole golf course, treetop and rock climbing adventures, canoeing down gorges, fishing, pony riding and hiking. Within a 30-45 minute radius of the estate are many popular visits and day trips that can be enjoyed by the whole family. The resort has a tennis court, 3 swimming pools: a huge and central safety-fenced heated swimming pool with a slide, a heated toddler’s pool and an adults only pool, Jacuzzi and cold water plunge pool. The Mediterranean beaches are approximately 44 minutes’ drive from the resort.

For total relaxation, there are several treatments that can be offered to guests. An on-site beauty therapist can provide manicures, pedicures, a range of facials, waxing and exfoliation treatments, whilst the masseuse offers a range of massage treatments that can be enjoyed in the separate and slightly secluded spa area. In the High season one massage and facial per adult are included.


Family Facts

Cots available on request

2 nights babysitting included in the package, further babysitting can be arranged at an additional cost

Creche open Monday - Friday from 9am-5pm, and Sunday from 11am-4pm. For babies aged 3 months+

Kids club open Monday - Friday from 9am-5pm, and Sunday from 11am-4pm for those up to 10 years old, with organised sports for older children

Pushchair friendly

Transfer time from 50 minutes up to 2.5 hours, depending on which airport is used

GP surgery, 24 hour clinic and hospital facilities nearby

Dedicated heated swimming pool for toddlers

Kettles available in each apartment

Car hire is essential

Sorry, no Teens club, but plenty of on and off site activities for young adults to enjoy, including organised sports such as canoeing down a gorge with rapids


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