4 reasons to go on an activity villa holiday with the family in 2017

A holiday is a great way for families to come together and enjoy some quality time away from the stresses of day-to-day life – and if there’s guaranteed sun, even better!

At Headwater we know that for some multi-generational families or groups of mixed abilities, a traditional activity and touring holiday where you travel from hotel-to-hotel isn’t always practical, and the freedom and flexibility of a self-catering holiday is more suitable. Here are four fabulous reasons to go on a villa activity holiday in France, Italy or Spain…

1. Peace and quiet

Staying in a villa is a different experience to staying in a hotel or apartment. On a Villas & Cottages by Headwater holiday you’ll stay in properties situated in tranquil surroundings, often in the countryside, away from any hustle and bustle, in ideal locations for exploring the local area on foot or by bike. You will be able to relax and make memories together, experiencing special moments and setting your own holiday pace.

2. Complete freedom and flexibility

The beauty of self-catering accommodation is you can come and go as you please, there are no set itineraries to follow so you can plan your own daily activities, and there are no meal times to stick to. On a Headwater villa or cottage holiday, you’ll have access to a range of suggested walking and cycling itineraries and detailed route directions that are local to your villa or cottage that you can use to plan your holiday. We even provide you with the bikes. You’re free to choose how much or how little you do each day – if you don’t fancy heading out one day you can simply relax in your villa or cottage, take a swim in the pool, read a book in the sunshine or sit and soak up the amazing views.

la Petite Sarladaise

The Dordogne, France

3. Handpicked properties

All our properties in the Headwater portfolio have been chosen for their facilities and their location. There are villas and cottages in France (Brittany and the Dordogne), Italy (Chianti) and Spain (Catalunya), whether you prefer a luxury villa with outdoor kitchen, private pool and Finnish sauna in Catalunya, a traditional Breton cottage on the banks of the river Rance, or a beautifully converted farm building in Chianti. Each property is tastefully decorated and unique, with something to suit every taste and family size for a perfect ‘home from home’ holiday. Most properties have a private or shared swimming pool, gardens and every self-catering facility you’ll need during your stay. A selection of the villas and cottages also have ping-pong tables, board games and large outdoor areas for children to enjoy.

Villa Botanica_Catalunya

Catalunya, Spain

4. Unspoilt locations

Within the local areas surrounding the properties there is plenty to see and do, from cycling to the picturesque coves and beaches of Catalunya, walking to the farmers’ markets of the Dordogne and buying some local produce, exploring the coastal vistas of Brittany to walking through the verdant vineyards of Chianti (spot of wine-tasting, perhaps?). There is a range of fun activities for all the family to take part in nearby too – your local Headwater Representative will brief you on the area and local activities, as well as go through the route directions with you when you arrive at your villa or cottage.

We believe the above qualities are the perfect recipe for a truly memorable relaxed yet active trip, where you can enjoy your destination and explore the local areas on foot and by bike together as a family. And if you need any assistance, our local Headwater Representatives will be on hand to help throughout your stay.

Lw Martin Pecheur

Brittany, France

Take a look at the full selection of Villas & Cottages by Headwater

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