Established in 1984, the UK’s leading villa tour operator offers hand-picked properties with swimming pools at an affordable price in Europe and further afield. Child-friendly extras include travel cots and highchairs, and there's the option of flights from all UK airports, car hire and travel insurance, making getting there that much easier.
Scroll down for our recommendations for family-friendly self-catering properties around the world with James Villas.
With over 50 destinations across the Mediterranean and beyond, for both summer and winter holidays, and with every type of villa and resort imaginable, you’re bound to find something that ticks all the boxes for your family needs. Whether you’re after an isolated farmhouse away from the hub, a modern villa glistening with all mod cons or a resort brimming with activity and kids’ clubs, leaving you with some free time, you’ll find it here.
Careful categorisation has made choosing that much simpler and you won’t get lost in the search. James Villas take pride in vetting each property themselves to ensure it does what it says on the tin. Nobody wants to arrive at their destination and find there’s nothing to do for some of the more demanding (younger) family members. You can relax knowing that you’ve chosen a villa or resort with all the trappings to appeal to everyone. Win the teens in the group over by choosing a WiFi friendly villa and throw in the bonus of an infinity pool to gain extra points. Child-friendly villas boast all the equipment you could need for a safe and relaxed holiday and a welcome pack, groceries, booster seats or travel cots can all be pre-arranged. Resorts are, typically, close to everything that’s going on and have fantastic kids’ clubs to keep you (and them) happy.
If it’s a villa you’re after, stop the kids eyes from glazing over and the boredom setting in by choosing one stacked to the brim with stuff for them to do. Whether that’s table tennis, a pool table or an in-house cinema or just the fact that you’ve chosen somewhere near where all the action happens, is up to you. There are villas close to the beach ensuring an easy walk to and from the sands for little feet or villas hidden away in the countryside. There are, in short, villas of every shape and size so finding the one you want will be easy.