Choosing accommodation can be a stressful part of holiday planning, especially if you’re looking for the perfect villa for a family vacation. Finding family-friendly holiday accommodation isn’t always easy; so we’ve picked our top ten favourite properties for family breaks, to give you some inspiration for your next trip away.
Described as a “home from home” by past guests, this 2 bed apartment near Stresa is a great base for a family holiday.
Set on one level, this property was refurbished in 2011 to a very high standard. The location is also ideal for family day trips; Stresa and Baveno are both just a few minutes away. There are also two restaurants within walking distance, if you want to dine out.
Good to know: There’s a lawn outside is perfect for games, and there’s a stone BBQ area for al fresco dining.
This open plan villa is a fantastic choice for families looking for a spacious holiday villa with privacy – this property has a private courtyard and pool.
The location makes it ideal for families looking to make the most of their time in Italy; day trips by train to Rome and Florence are possible. Lake Trasimeno is 10 minutes away, and the surrounding area is abundant with golf courses; 4 within 40 kilometres.
Good to know: All rooms are fitted with mosquito blinds, for that extra peace of mind.
Apartment in Stresa
Refurbished and renovated in 2015, this property is a good for families looking for flexibiltiy in their accommodation. The beds in all three bedrooms can be arranged as either twin or doubles, and the open living area is spacious and airy.
The property overlooks Lake Maggiore, providing a stunning backdrop for your time in Italy.
Good to know: Across the road from the apartment is a small private beach area, where guests can sunbathe and swim.
Villa La Vite
This 3 bed villa is an obvious choice for small family groups, with two double bedrooms and a room with bunk beds.
The property shares a swimming pool with five other properties, within a gated garden, providing an opportunity for plenty of socialising with other kids holidaying within the same complex.
Good to know: The property is a 15 minute drive from the coast – so pack your suitcase for some sunny beach days!
This 3 bed Tuscan farmhouse is perfect for larger families, as it sleeps up to nine people. The property is three floors, and decorated in a rustic yet practical Tuscan style.
It’s located in a great place for sightseeing; with Arezzo, Montepulciano, Assissi and Sienna all within a day trip’s distance.
Good to know: The property includes a table football table, should you want to indulge in some (friendly) competition.
This 5-bed villa sits near Montepulciano, in Tuscany. Recently restored, it’s a homely yet modern base for larger family groups. Although based in Tuscany, the Umbrian countryside is close enough to also explore. The cities of Siena, Perugia and Arezzo are also perfect for a day trip or two.
The gardens includes a large swimming pool and plenty of space for outdoor games.
Good to know: The property can be split into two apartments; perfect for smaller groups or two families holidaying together. For larger groups, it can be rented in conjunction with BFY13479 to provide space for up to 16 guests.
This 4 bed farmhouse is near the town of San Severino, in a fabulous location for exploring Tuscany.
The property allows for flexible sleeping arrangements – comprising of two twin bedrooms and two doubles (all of which have mosquito nets fitted). The house also includes a private salt water swimming pool.
Good to know: The outside area includes a covered veranda with a dining table and chairs, for those inevitable al fresco meals.
If you’re looking for a luxury family property, this contemporary villa is for you. It includes a private bar (stocked with spirits), outside gym and wine cellar. There’s also a salt water pool complete with diving board and hydrojets.
The villa will keep you well entertained — with a 3D TV, Sky, and Wii console — but if you want to venture outside, it’s only 3km from the golden beaches of Puglia.
Good to know: The en-suite of the master bedroom has a sunken jacuzzi, if you find yourself wanting some peace and quiet away from everyone else.
Villa Buonanotte Barbanera
This luxury villa was part-created from a 14th Century church, and is in a central town location — ideal if you want to be able to walk to restaurants and shops.
The house is beautifully furnished, with collated items from around the world — it might be one to avoid with toddlers and small children — which gives it a real homely feel.
Good to know: This villa is a good base if you’re looking to indulge in some adventure activities; horse riding, hiking, rafting and sailing are all available in the local area.
This large villa is designed for large groups or get-togethers; it can host 21 guests across 7 bedrooms.
The villa is set across three-levels, and is well-equipped to host larger parties. The outside area encompasses an outdoor shower and a BBQ area — as well as a place to eat al fresco.
Good to know: Outside the villa is a perfect play area; flat lawn, toy swings, and a pool make this every child’s dream.
If this still hasn’t inspired you with the perfect accommodation, please feel free to contact us for a personal recommendation.