Young families will adore it here. The setting is staggeringly beautiful with mountain and sea views, Johnny and Sarah are the warmest, kindest folk to stay with, and you can pretty much do as you please. The whole point is to relax – so although you do have a little kitchen in your open-plan apartment, it’s nicer to eat with other guests round one convivial table, let your children make friends with others, splash in the fantastic pool, chat in comfort under the bamboo canopy. There’s tons to do: explore vineyards and olive groves, collect your breakfast eggs, make friends with Beryl the pig, pat the happy goats, ride on a tractor. Inside find books and toys, rocking horses and a fancy dress box for extra fun. Fresh bread and croissants appear each morning, you can stride out with a picnic lunch, return to an honesty bar and let somebody else do the kid’s tea while you have a well-earned snifter. Later you can sample good Mediterranean food and local wine while you unbend. Sleep peacefully in crisp and charming rooms with pretty lanterns and rugs on terracotta floors; shower rooms are sleek and contemporary. Quite simply a super way to shoehorn yourself back into your own family life.