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"The holiday we thought we'd never have with kids…"
We have just returned from a fortnight all inclusive break at Country Kids with the outstanding hosts Christophe and Emma and their friendly, easy going and welcoming kids Mia, Luke and Zack. What a holiday. It really is what it says on the tin; the perfect outdoors adventure for children and the luxury, pampering haven we had been craving. We have 3 year old and one year old boys and another little one on the way so this really was a much needed break. Everything has been thought of and everything was included, from nappies to outstanding wines.
There are so many priceless things about this holiday. As a relatively small resort which is fully enclosed and safety gated, you can let the little ones run free and feel completely safe and secure. The fantastic creche is open all day and run by enthusiastic and creative staff who really look after your children. Each day has a different theme or programme of activities and they even put on a show at the end of each week. Unlike many places we have looked at, you are not limited in the amount of time you use the creche, booking is not required in advance and you can stay with your children if you like rather than having to leave them at the door. Ultimate flexibility!
We were also enormously impressed with the level of service from our hosts, who went to endless trouble to ensure that we enjoyed our stay and every need was catered for. Right up to Emma offering me a selection of her own cardigans to borrow when I left mine on the plane on the way over!
Country Kids offers a 'swallows and amazons' holiday for the children, full of exciting adventure - feeding the farm animals in the morning and collecting eggs, pony rides, lake swimming and fishing, pedalos, tree top adventure, rock climbing, footie games, trampolines, bike rides and swimming in the huge warm inviting pool.
And for the grown ups, you can be as active or as peaceful as you like, with yoga, spa treatments, adults only pool, tennis lessons, wine tasting, games of boules, the list is endless.
Last but certainly not least worthy of mention is the high quality of the food (not to mention the wine cellar!), from the group lunches laid on at the start and end of the week to the extensive menu for adults and kids, and the large selection of fine French restaurants waiting to be sampled on babysitting nights.
Suffice to stay, we have already rebooked for next year and our oldest keeps asking how soon before we go back.Read moreLess
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"Fabulous holiday for kids and parents!…"
Our week at Country Kids was the most relaxing holiday we have had with our six year old children. Within hours of arriving Emma and Christophe made us feel at home with a first class but relaxed service and by the end of day two we had rebooked for next year!! From the animal feeding, to the daily kids club/crèche activities to the pool games - the children really are at the heart of everything Country Kids has to offer. The food is yummy, the cocktails and wine selection are delicious and the spa treatments are heavenly. Everyone on the Country Kids team play a big role in a friendly and memorable holiday, from the kids club/crèche ladies to the spot on concierge service offering help and advice whenever needed. It really is "Heaven for parents, paradise for kids". Emma and Christophe provide a luxurious pampered experience for their guests of all ages and we can't wait to get back there!!Read moreLess
3 people found this review helpful.
"Fantastic holiday for families with children…"
Having read all the great reviews, we had high expectations of Country Kids and were certainly not disappointed. Emma and Christophe were wonderful hosts, so friendly and welcoming. Country Kids has such a great set-up. Our 4-year-old daughter really relished the opportunity to exercise her independence, exploring the grounds with her new-found friends in a way she's not able to do at home in London. She also loved the kids club, often asking to go back as soon as she'd finished lunch. We were all very sorry to leave and have already booked to return next year - the first time we've ever booked a holiday to the same place twice!Read moreLess
"what a find…"
Country Kids has sort of a hysteria about it, and I was pretty interested to see what it was all about. I can tell you now we're just back from 2 weeks there that the hysteria is justified. Emma & Christophe have taken over from Tracey & Stuart, and they are doing a brilliant job. We were totally pampered - nothing was too much trouble (Christophe even gave my husband his shaving foam because it was forgotten at home) - and have returned home now refreshed and with lots of very happy memories of a stellar holiday. Worth mentioning are E&C's kids, who are charm itself. The three of them added so much to our stay there, and we left the whole family with a very heavy heart. We have booked again for next year, and are seriously considering returning before the end of this season.Read moreLess
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"Feels like a vacation with great friends…"
We were at Country Kids over the Easter holiday with our 4 year old. We met family at Country Kids so in total we had 6 kids with ages from 5 to 1. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. Emma and Christoph were so caring and genuinely interested in making sure it was a special holiday that in the end it felt like we had an extended family there as well. Our daughter was immediately at ease in the creche as will with all the staff at the resort. It was really perfect where you had a balance of family time and adult time. Also, our daughter forgot one of her toys and it was mailed back to us freshly washed! It was such a thoughtful gesture.Read moreLess
2 people found this review helpful.
"Fantastic five star family fun…"
From the minute you enter the grounds you will feel relaxed. A five star service from your hosts awaits. Emma and Christophe will make sure you have the most enjoyable holiday with kids that you can imagine. Whether it be a perfect Pimms by the heavenly warm pool, while the kids enjoy pool games, a chill out in the spa or an energetic bike ride, there is something for everyone. The level of service from your hosts is absolutely spot on and as it is a small place, totally personalised. Our kids ran free for a week, we relaxed and to prove how good it was have already booked for next year. I am afraid the secret of this place is well and truly out!Read moreLess
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"Country Kids gets a five star review from us. And…"
Country Kids gets a five star review from us. And to be honest it's hard to ever imagine them being awarded anything else. Le Mas Pandit, you see, offers something incredibly rare and precious to harassed parents of pre-schoolers...
The holiday you thought you'd never have again post kids.
Forget every other disappointing break you've been on with your little ones, the two weeks abroad which, despite your best hopes, always end up being just the same work in a different location. On a Country Kids break you get that elusive TIME TO RELAX. You get luxury and pampering, you get pretty much your own personal concierge service, amazing catered lunches in the grounds or delivered to your apartment (you literally don't have to cook at all) and activities like yoga, wine-tasting and horse riding laid on. Not only this, but you get two evenings out a week at fabulous local restaurants while trusted babysitters sit in your apartment listening out for your blissfully-knackered-out little ones while they sleep. This is all thanks to the amazing Stuart and Tracey Scher and their absolute dedication to offering an experience that is literally second to none. And, in particular, their amazing crRead moreLess
6 people found this review helpful.