Take Your Children to South France Next Summer – With a Self Catering Cottage Holiday in the Lot Valley

Take Your Children to South France Next Summer – With a Self Catering Cottage Holiday in the Lot Valley

South France cottages offer the perfect solution for a stress-free family-friendly summer getaway.  Fun for all ages, holidaying in south France cottages provides privacy, value for money and much larger accommodation than a hotel family room – so your children have plenty of space to run about and let off steam.

Kingfisher has a great selection of family holiday accommodation including cottages, gites and farmhouses in beautiful surroundings in South West France. Our cottages, villas and farmhouses provide space for 2 – 24 people and have fully equipped kitchens and swimming pools.

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Why Stay in a South France Cottage?

As south France cottages offer self-catering accommodation, you can eat whenever and whatever you like. You are not tied to hotel food, and instead can choose to dine in one of the local family-friendly restaurants or visit the some of the markets near to your accommodation and cook up a tasty feast. Self catering holidays are great for children who are fussy-eaters too, as you can easily serve-up something they enjoy.

Our large choice of south France cottages includes superb farmhouses and villas with 2 – 10 bedrooms. Our holiday properties offer a good standard of accommodation with well stocked kitchen facilities and barbecues, terraces and lovely rural views. Here you can holiday in private, comfortable surroundings with your family or a large group of friends without worrying about noisy children or being disturbed by guests chatting late into the night. There is no rush for the sun loungers and the kids are free to have the pool all to themselves.

As our south France cottages are based right in the heart of the French countryside, you can mix with the locals and take pleasure in everything the Lot Valley has to offer. Cottages in south France offers flexible accommodation so you can as get up as late or early as you like, come and go when you please, and explore what the region has to offer at your own pace. Evenings are trouble-free as the children have space to play or you can challenge each other with family board game. And later into the evening, you can relax, knowing your little ones are safe in bed, while you enjoy some quality adult time.

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The Lot Valley Has So Much to Offer Children of All Ages!

Things to do for families with new babies

Cottages in the Lot Valley are a great holiday choice for families with babies or newborns. Our cottages and villas offer privacy and convenience and all have a washing machine – a must for all new mums.

Filling up the car with everything you need such as nappies, comforters, powdered milk, sterilisers, clothes and changing mats is far easier than trying to pack all of this up for a flight. Our cottages are suitable for babies and children of all ages and cots and high chairs can be provided. Please mention your requirements for these when booking.

Our villas are located in quiet locations in the rich, green countryside of the Lot Valley. Hire a car or use your own vehicle to explore and spend important bonding time as a new family. Alternatively rest and enjoy the peacefulness of your surroundings; take a swim, recharge by the pool in the warm sunshine or enjoy some quality quiet time together. In the evening you could visit a restaurant as a family or get Kingfisher’s caterers to cook you a fantastic home-cooked meal using fresh, local produce.  They will even do the washing up so you don’t have to!

Things to do for families with young children

With riding, walks, fishing, farm museums, pleasure cruises, caves and castles to visit, the Lot Valley offers plenty of fun-filled activities for families with young children. Our flexible, south France holiday cottages mean you can set your own agenda and choose to fill your days up as much or as little as possible.

Le Chateaux de Bonaguil in the commune of Saint-Front-sur-Lémance is always a popular family day out. It was the last medieval castle to be built in France and is a stunning landmark dubbed the most powerful fortress in the country’s ancient history. Dating back to the 13th century, it had 13 towers and took more than 40 years to complete. The annual music and fireworks event held here in the summer is well worth a visit.

The children will be in awe at the beauty of the caves Gouffre de Padriac, just north of Cahors. Dubbed the best caves in Dordogne, 75 metres down you can take a short but memorable boat trip in the underground river. It’s best to arrive early if you can to avoid the queues.

Swimming is always a great hit with kids. There are nearer Aquaparks at Gasques, Montaigu de Quercy and Villeneuve sur Lot which have swimming pools, water chutes and other great things to keep your little ones amused for hours.

If your children are fascinated by all things Pre-historic, there is a Prehistoric Theme Park about 6 km north of Les Eyzies, near the pilgrimage town of Rocamadour. The Prehistoric Park is the largest of its kind in Europe and reconstructs daily life from 1,500 BC. Children will delight at the cavemen, dinosaurs and woolly mammoth created for their amusement.

Keeping Teenagers Amused!

Teenagers will have lots of fun holidaying in the Lot Valley so they won’t have time to get bored.  With boat trips, cycle rides, tennis, golf, canoeing, water rafting and swimming there is plenty to keep the young adults occupied.

Teenage girls and boys might like exploring the local markets and there is also rock climbing, flying trips and micro-lighting on offer for the more adventurous. If you have youngsters who enjoy fishing, daily and weekly fishing licences are available from the local tourist office. Hire canoes or kayaks from  Castlemoroon or Villeneuve Sur Lot.

After an action-packed day the teenagers can get back to the cottage and unwind while the adults cook up an evening barbecue.

En Route to the Lot Valley

Don’t forget if you are driving to the Lot Valley with children, you can break up the journey by stopping off en-route.

The theme park Poitiers, Futurescope, is fun for all ages and includes breathtaking shows, interactive adventures, rides and a night time laser light show. The 3D/4D attractions are all set inside futuristic buildings and will be a day-out to remember.

Quality Adult Time

Holidaying in the Lot Valley is not just about the children having fun. It also gives parents time to relax and enjoy quality adult time.

At Kingfisher we offer a baby-sitting service so that adults can have a meal out knowing their children are well looked after.

If you would rather eat at home, we can provide caterers to cook in your cottage or provide a barbecue for you. It means that the adults can chat over a meal while their children swim in the pool or are safely tucked up in bed.

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