RECOMMENDED FAMILY HOLIDAYS: Cottages, Villas, Parks, Lodges, Hotels
Recommended Family Holidays offers a vast choice of holiday accommodation, much of which has been recommended by others who have been there and experienced them - as a mum myself, often, my best holidays have been those recommended by likeminded people. Why don't you visit our Top 25 page for the most recommended & arguably our best holidays.
Your holiday accommodation choices include: excellent value & family friendly holiday parks, quaint & well-equipped self catering holiday cottages (or gites as they are known in France), atmospheric holiday lodges or log cabins, luxurious villas in Mediterranean locations some with their own private swimming pool and some "difficult to find" family friendly hotels. To find your perfect holiday, click on the country links or holiday collections to the left hand side of the page.
On each of the country and/or region pages, there is information on holidaying in that area, a table listing the available accommodation & the facilities, plus a map with clickable links showing the location of the accommodation - all information to help you find what you want as quickly as possible. Alternatively you could do an Availability Search by entering your requirements & the available holidays will be displayed for you.
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If you are looking for a last minute holiday, you might like to visit the Special Offers page, that is updated regularly & is currently displaying family holidays for summer 2013. Or you could join Recommended Family Holidays membership programme for free and receive a monthly members newsletter featuring latest special offers, some exclusive to our members. Be reassured though, I never, ever share anyone's email address & I make sure you are not bombarded with emails in your inbox by sending only one out each month - I use our Facebook page if I hear of any other offers or late availability or offers in between.
I have selected the best holiday accommodation I can find for you, working both directly with the owners of many holiday cottages but I also work with a number of ABTA registered partners in order to provide you with a much larger selection of accommodation to choose from. Whatever you budget, whatever your destination, however long you have, I am sure that you will be able to find your perfect family holiday. Bookings are made directly with the cottage owner or online via one of our partners, sorry but I cannot take bookings, I just guide you in the right direction! If you do find somewhere you would like to book from one of our secure partners, please can I request that if at all possible you book online? This provides me with a small commission that allows me to continue running Recommended Family Holidays & providing you with the best service I possibly can - many thanks!
If you can't find your ideal holiday on my website, then contact me, providing as much information as possible such as location, budget, facilities required or desired and I will do my best to find you somewhere that is just right.
As you can imagine, recommendations are very important to me - I love hearing from you. Even if I don't list the place you recommend, I will still do my best to feature it. If, in the unlikely event I receive a poor review, then I will carry out a full investigation - I won't just "post regardless" AND perhaps more importantly, I verify the credentials of every single reviewer to ensure that I don't post any fakes. To leave your review, visit make your own family holiday recommendations.
As a little history, I set up Recommended Family Holidays in early 2010 partly because I was so fed up spending hours trawling the internet to find suitable holidays when I first became a mum - there just didn't seem to be anywhere that made it easy for me! But also because my health started to fail & I was no longer able to go out to work so I had to do something that didn't involve sitting around watching daytime TV!! So, I learnt how to create a website, set up a business, publicise it & provide you with what you are looking for. It's a long story, but without my kids & the business, I think I would have gone mad. So I do hope that you feel what I am providing is worthwhile & useful to you - if you like the site, tell your friends - word of mouth is by far the best accolade I could ask for!
By the way, if you own your own holiday cottage, I am running a special offer:
Special Offer: Sign up now & your fees will last until 31 August 2014. Flat advertising fee (£60/yr for 1 cottage, £85/yr for 2-4 cottages on the same site, £100/yr for 5-9 cottages on the same site) plus a set up fee of just £10 one-off. For 10 cottages or more we charge £15/cottage per year. Price includes a link to your own website.
Contact me if you would like to take up this special offer by visiting our Advertise My Cottage page.
Finally & by no means least, if you have any suggestions on how I can improve my website, I am always open to ideas - the site is designed to be really useful to you and if it's not working correctly or isn't providing you with the right information in the right format, then please let me know, your feedback is invaluable.
Many thanks and enjoy searching for your ideal family holiday!