All of their properties are hand-picked and vetted by staff before they go on the books and all of them are privately owned so what you’ll get is a unique property with the personal touch. Travelling with a family can, at the best of times be tricky and while hotels certainly have their merits, there’s something to be said for travelling from a home-to-home environment, which gives you the freedom to come and go as you please without the worry of the children waking up guests in other rooms and giving you a real sense of what it’s like to live in that country as a local.
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The Danes and Swedes have long kept their summer cabins by the lakes a bit of a secret, but now you can find a lakeside holiday home for a taste of the cool Scandinavian lifestyle. Properties range in style and size; some of the properties are pet-friendly and some come with pools. Whether you’re after a rustic property or a contemporary showpiece in a vibrant city; a French manor house, a Swiss winter chalet or a taste of Danish life and that ‘hygge’ (cosy) element that is all the rage, you’re bound to find something to suit you here whether you’re after a weekend, a week or something longer.
Their website is user-friendly and breaks down each country into regions with cities, main attractions and child-friendly places to visit. An in-depth knowledge of each area and description of each property means you know exactly what you’re getting before you get there. They even give you a helpful guide as to what each country’s terminology may mean, so that you know what plumbing to expect in one country, what another country’s idea of a bathroom constitutes and even, what fishing equipment foreigners are allowed to use in Norway!
While they’ve expanded dramatically since the early days and are now the largest self-catering holiday providers in Europe, their emphasis is still very much on customer service and the personal touch.