Now that the excitment of various family birthdays and the Easter holidays are over it's time for us to begin thinking of our annual family holiday. It's something which we save up for all year round and thoroughly look forward to, so it's important for us to choose the perfect location and accommodation for us to stay in so that we can all have the perfect family holiday, full of memories for us to enjoy forever. I'm really trying to make travel more of a prominent element to my blog and hope you have all been enjoying my travel and adventure and family day out posts over the past two years - there are a lot more to come! I love sharing our family holiday ideas and day out posts with you all and hope the locations and our holiday ideas may be a source of inspiration to some of you and entice you to visit them too someday.
The older I get the more I want to shy away from the usual apartment or hotel room holidays by the sea. Those places are far too crowded for me and if I'm honest, most places don't offer the comfort or 'home away from home' experience which I think is important for, not only our son, but for us too. Last year on our first family holiday abroad to Portugal he had to sleep in a cot in a room with Jacek and I, not a big deal really, but this was so unusual for him and not what we do at home at all - it took some getting used to for both him and us! I want him to be able to have a separate room, his home comforts, a safe and clean environment to play in and explore and boutique family holidays provided by French Loaf offer all of these things in some of the most stunning properties I have ever seen.
The French Loaf website is beautifully designed and the images on there really do paint a picture of the perfect family holiday - peaceful, beautiful, idyllic settings, a beautiful place to stay and lots of fun things for the little ones to enjoy as well as the adults.
|There are even Beatrix Potter tales in the children's bedroom, could this place be anymore perfect?|
Beauclerc offers a lounge with study area and Wifi - ideal for a blogger I'm sure you'll agree! There is a patio barbeque with dining space, perfect for those al fresco meals and dinner in the evenings watching the sunset over the valley. Beauclerc also offers an eat in kitchen with views over the pool so you can watch the little ones splashing about whilst you're preparing meals.
The pool is completely private and offers an outdoor shower. I love the idea of having my own pool whilst on holiday, I'm not too keen on communal pools and think it's ideal for letting my little one splash about to his hearts content without other people getting in the way.
What draws me most to this property is the beautiful outdoor areas and all the fun they would offer Tyler Lee. The grassy area is perfect for family picnics, sipping on wine with Jacek or curling up with a great book. There is an old-fashioned tyre swing which I just know my boy would have an absolute ball on. Cowslip Cabin (don't you just love the name) is just 15 metres away from the property and offers a separate play cabin for little ones, perfect for imaginative play, getting creative with paints and crayons or just cuddling up with soft toys. I would love a space like this for our boy at home, as I said, the Beauclerc property really is the epitome of my dream home, so what better place to holiday in?
What also draws me to the idea of a boutique family holiday in France is just how affordable it is, quite a surprise to me really I must admit! Stays at Beauclerc in early summer, when we usually holiday, are just £950 for the week - not too bad at all I'm sure you'll agree, especially as the property is so beautiful and offers a lot for families.
Beauclerc is surrounded by picturesque views and charming little villages and towns, the nearest being St Germain du bel air, which boasts market days and quaint little cafés, ideal for experiencing a true slice of French culture I'm sure.
I am so in love with the idea of a boutique family holiday in France now and think it would be the perfect, rustic holiday retreat for my little family and I, a true change from our usual package holidays and a welcomed one at that. I just love the ideal vibe and images of a perfect break with the family which French Loaf conjure up in my mind. I also love the fact that these holidays are intimate, child-proof and safe for my little one to enjoy to the full.
You can view more on Beauclerc and also view the other stunning properties on offer for family holidays on the French Loaf website.
Have you ever been on a boutique family holiday? Is France a destination which you'd love to visit one day?
*All pictures used in the post are courtesy of French Loaf*