The problem with holidaying with young children is that few places answer your needs and theirs. This is different: Lorna and Lee’s 16-acre farm in the bare southern hills is a fabulous place for family holidays! With two purpose-built and simply styled cottages, each with its own terrace and great views, Lorna and Lee have made the whole place as family-friendly and relaxed as can be. The pool has a shallow area for kids, and toys, cots and baby gadgets galore, there’s a big suntrap terrace, a purpose-built play area, giant patio chess, videos and DVDs to rent, mountain bikes to borrow and loads more. Join your thoughtful hosts for paella night once a week, and they are also happy to provide free babysitting for an evening during your stay, ferrying you to and from your chosen restaurant. Lorna can do all sorts of relaxing beauty therapies for deserving mothers, golf, riding and archery can be arranged, and skiing is possible (a two-hour drive) between January and April. Or simply have a stroll around the new pond, complete with lilies, koi carp and goldfish. Brilliant.