Self-catering, the phrase is enough to give us luxury lovers a shudder. Holidays are about relaxing, not spending hours stocking the fridge or surveying a holiday villa trying to make it baby-safe and homely.
At French Loaf, we know this. We love making our properties a place where unwinding is easy. Whether you’re travelling as a couple or you’ve got a young brood in tow, here’s how we help make ‘self-catering’ effortless…
A lot of planning goes into your typical self-catering holiday. Working out what linen and baby equipment you’ll need to take. Deciding on meal plans and researching where to eat nearby… At French Loaf, we want to take the planning off your plate (unless you enjoy it!) by providing everything we can to make your experience hassle free.
On arrival you’ll find a detailed local guide to get to know the area and anything you might need: local markets, restaurants, doctors, fun things to do, and much more.
If you’re travelling with a family you can relax knowing our homes have been child-proofed as best possible – so little ones are free to roam, play, and create priceless memories. And packing just got easier too. Our properties are fully equipped to provide everything you need for a family getaway – all you need to pack are your clothes.
For children, we have:
- Books for all ages
- Bath Mat
- High Chair
- Changing Mat
- Booster Seat
- Child friendly plates, cups & cutlery
- Board Games and Puzzles
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And on request we can also provide:
- Bed Guard
- Bouncer Chair
- Baby Monitor
- Toilet Training Seat & Potty
- Play Mat
- Baby Bath
- Food Blender
Foreign holidays are for adventure. But when you want to loaf about, our properties have been made to be a home away from home.
Our kitchens are fully equipped (and beautiful). We have free wi-fi access, Freesat TV & DVD players. Plus, each of our properties is stocked with all linen and towels, including pool towels.
Luxury touches & optional extras
We want your self-catering experience to feel like an indulgent treat. Your treats start as you reach our stunning properties, kept to an exceptional standard inside and out. Each villa and cottage is beautifully furnished in subtle colour palettes with high-quality furniture, and have the charm and character of original historic features.
On arrival, as well as our handy info guide, you’ll find a lovely Welcome basket waiting for you. It is full of all the basics you’ll need, plus a few local treats – croissants, milk, tea, coffee, jam, wine – and of course, a French Loaf!
But it’s the optional extras which can really take your French holiday villa to the next level. We are delighted to able to offer a selection of extras to enhance your break further and make your stay abroad effortless. Forget the myth that you’ll have to do everything yourself. Phew.
Choose to have your kitchen stocked and fridge full on arrival, book a professional chef to prepare your family meals, or book a daily housekeeper or babysitter. We have trusted staff available to provide all this and more – read our full list of extras here.
What most excites you about having a luxury French villa all to yourself? We’d love to know!