It’s all relative
Planning a family holiday can be tricky, while planning a holiday for a family of three different generations can be even more so! Villa holidays are a popular option for large families, particularly those containing young children or independent teenagers along with elderly grandparents, as they create a feeling of being at home away from home, allowing all members of the family to relax under one roof.
The perfect villa for your family
A villa brings an element of flexibility , which allows parties to go at their own pace, eliminating a lot of rules that come with staying in a hotel such as restricted meal times and pool opening hours, not to mention fighting for sunbeds! For a family spanning a wide age range this also means that not everyone has to do the same thing at the same time, if Dad wants to get up at 7:00 a.m. and go for a swim, he can, while teenagers may typically want to lie in until midday, surfacing just in time to join the rest of the family for lunch on the terrace.
We have a great selection of villas perfectly suited to families holidaying with grandparents whereby the property consists of a main house as well as an annexe, meaning plenty of space so that guests don’t feel on top of one another, plus grandparents may welcome a break from babysitting!
This week’s top three family villas
Villa Rosa, Corfu
With incredible views looking out across the beautiful blue sea, Villa Rosa is perfect for a family holiday in Corfu, close to all amenities and excellent beaches in Kassiopi. The villa itself is split across three floors with accommodation for up to 12 guests.
Outside, Villa Rosa has a fabulous pool, accompanied by a number of outdoor seating and dining areas; you'll be spoilt for choice trying to pick the perfect spot in which to relax and enjoy a sundowner.
For active types, there is also a fitness area and heated indoor pool.
Tenuta di San Giorgio, Sicily
Tenuta di San Giorgio is a historical house from our ABOVE Collection, set in the beautiful surroundings of an olive grove in Sicily. This incredibly luxurious villa sleeps up to 20 guests and offers every added indulgence one could think of, including a floodlit tennis court, a Finnish sauna, a 15m long private pool and cook service is also included.
All eight spacious bedrooms in the main house are en suite, complete with Sicilian bathroom amenities and garden or balcony access. While over in the old bakery building you'll find a further two en suite bedrooms and separate living area, providing an element of privacy away from the main house.
La Cuve, Provence
La Cuve is a beautiful country house that sits in the heart of Languedoc. This fabulous property for 16 in Provence may look traditional on the outside, yet its interiors are steeped in stylish decoration. There is a bright open plan kitchen with dining area opening to the terrace, and a spacious living room with the added indulgence of a built-in bar; replete with all the finest facilities, the ground floor is also home to a fabulous cinema room.
If you can bring yourself to step out of the villa, outside is equally impressive. A private pool and tennis court are set within picturesque lavender scented gardens; nearby there is a courtyard and al fresco kitchen complete with an 18th century fireplace for traditional barbecues.
Family Villa Inspiration
If you've been inspired reading about this small selection of houses, you can find out more about our family villa collection. Alternatively, contact one of our travel experts to start planning the perfect multi-generational family holiday.