1/10 Kvarner Bay, Croatia
This amazing NOVASOL villa is located in Kvarner Bay in the north of Croatia, a country so beautiful and yet so new to many of us. Surrounded by Velebit Nature Park, this private villa offers stunning panoramic views, which ensures you can experience spectacular sunsets almost every night with family. The sea is incredibly just 15 metres away, so your children can go swimming whenever they want or why not explore the coastline by boat starting at the marina next to the villa? Many will also enjoy relaxing on your own private terrace, where later in the day you can also prepare a BBQ whilst relishing the warm Mediterranean climate!
Family activities: Croatia offers various activities for young and old and there are so many things to do in close distance to the villa. It is always a great experience for the whole family to go climbing/hiking in Paklenica, explore some of the numerous designated cycle tracks or plan excursions to some of over 1,000 islands in Croatia. You can try water sports, plan a sailing trip, go snorkelling or simply rent some kayaks. And don’t miss Croatia’s summer festivals, like the International Children’s Festival in North Dalmatia with dramatic, visual and musical arts, puppetry, film and literature.
Property ID: CKV470
Price from £1,329 per week
2/10 Provence, France
At number 2, this NOVASOL villa is an idyllic farmhouse made of stone and can be found in the countryside of Drôme in the middle of the endless lavender fields of Provence. The spacious site measures over 4,000 sq/m and includes many trees as well as your very own private pool! The big terrace and living space with its lovely interior design offer your family a lot of space and room for privacy. Montélimar with its charming old town and great shopping facilities is just a few minutes away and there are many more sights and places to be discovered during your stay!
Family activities: Plan family excursions to the town of Grignan with its incredible chateau Dieulefit, to the cave Grotte des Demoiselles or to the deep valleys of Ardèche during your villa holiday in Provence. Relax on France’s sun-drenched beaches while your kids build sand castles and go swimming and finish off the evenings in a restaurant enjoying the traditional French cuisine including fresh fish, local vegetables and French cheese.
Property ID: FPD033
Price from £699 per week
3/10 Tuscany, Italy
If you are looking for an unforgettable holiday and don’t want to miss out on the world’s best pasta, pizza and lasagne, you should spend your next holiday in this classic NOVASOL villa in Florence, Tuscany. Its origins go back as far as to the Middle Ages and you would never know that this cultivated property with its tasteful interior design was once used as a fermenting room. Experience extraordinary views over Tuscany’s beautiful green highlands, whilst your family enjoy jumping into the swimming pool before or after walks through the amazing, unique countryside. Excursions to the cities of Florence, Dicomano and the slightly further afield Siena shouldn’t be missed, nor a couple of lazy afternoons with the family simply relaxing in the villa’s spacious garden.
Family activities: Did you know that Gardaland Park in Northern Italy, which is close to this villa, has been ranked fifth in the top 10 amusements parks in the world?! An excursion to an amusement park is always great fun for the whole family and Gardaland is sure to not disappoint! Italy is of course also rich in history and culture and thus a great destination if you want to explore ruins of the Roman Empire, the Renaissance or Baroque period with your family.
Property ID: ITF926
Price from £1,069 per week
4/10 Mallorca, Spain
This first-class NOVASOL farmhouse offers great views over both, rolling hills and the clear Mediterranean Sea. Located in Mallorca at the bottom of an imposing mountain range just outside of the small fishing village Colonia de Sant Pere, this lovely villa with a private pool can be found away from the hustle and bussle of the major holiday resorts on the island. Here you are free to truly enjoy your holiday in this romantic, dreamy location on the biggest and most popular island of the Balearics, especially if you are looking for a place, where you as parents or grandparents can relax and revive, whilst the children enjoy the pool or visits to nearby beaches! We are certain that your family will love this holiday home and the wonderfully warm climate. Mallorca is also only a short flight from the UK.
Family activities: The Serra de Tramuntana mountain range in the west of the island has been made a World Heritage Site and is exciting to explore with your family on foot or by bike. For those of you who enjoy diverse activities, the zoo Marineland, the waterpark Aqualand El Arena and the nature park La Reserve shouldn’t be missed. And why not treat your family one evening with a dinner at one of seven Michelin-starred restaurants in Mallorca?
Property ID: EML828
Price from £1,139 per week
5/10 Algarve, Portugal
This comfortable villa in the Algarve is located close to the lively coastal town of Carvoeiro. Surrounded by rolling hills, the most beautiful beaches of the Algarve and many golf courses, this NOVASOL villa is also a great starting point for various excursions with your family. The well-equipped garden offers a lot of privacy, but also stunning views over the mountainous landscape. There are many restaurants close by where your family can enjoy the tasteful Portuguese cuisine, sometimes accompanied by the traditional Portuguese Fado music!
Family activities: Whilst loving the sun, sea and sand at one of the amazing beaches such as Praia da Rocha, Portugal is thought of by many as the surfer’s paradise of Europe and we are sure your kids would enjoy taking a surfing lesson, if not from yourself then at one of numerous surfing schools. You can also go diving, try wind surfing or simply take some time out for a day or a half day on one of the many boat excursions that are offered along the coastline. Finally, if you have time it is great to organise day trips to Lisbon and Porto to find out more about the Portuguese culture or simply to enjoy the unique architecture and delicious gastronomy.
Property ID: PTA025
Price from £789 per week
6/10 Jutland, Denmark
Enjoy your holiday in this wonderful NOVASOL holiday home right next to the sea in East Jutland, which is located on the big peninsula in the west of Denmark. Many of us have never spent our holiday in Denmark despite its relatively close distance to the UK. So why not try out something different and enjoy staying in a Danish villa for your next holiday where you are never more than 50km from the sea?! This featured holiday home has been renovated recently utilising high-quality materials to highlight its originality and distinctive style. Offering stunning panoramic views over the bay and the so-called Mols mountains, you can watch the sunsets from the living room or terrace of your villa together with your family.
Family activities: Denmark is well-known for cycling and offers over 12,000 kilometres of designated cycle routes. Many of those routes start just next to the villa and are a great experience to discover the coastline and surrounding cities or simply to enjoy great views. Your family will also savour discovering the original LEGOLAND in Billund, where you can find the world’s biggest LEGO model Luke Skywalker’s X-wing, which is made of over 5 million bricks and weighs around 20 tonnes! And whether you want to explore the famous Kronborg Castle or simply relax on the beaches, the so-called Danish Riviera in North Zealand is always worth a visit.
Property ID: D15015
Price from £999 per week
7/10 Dalsland, Sweden
Believe it or not, Sweden is becoming more and more popular for us Brits and you’ll see why if you choose to spend your next family holiday in this special NOVASOL villa in Mellerud, Central Sweden. The villa is located next to the sea and has a 160 sq/m terrace that surrounds the whole building. This holiday home includes a heated Jacuzzi, where you can relax with your family and watch the lovely sunsets year-round. Surrounded by vast natural parks and golf courses, this villa is a great destination for those of you who are looking for a quiet place to spend some quality time with your partner and children.
Family activities: The Liseberg amusement park is not far away from the villa and is a great experience for families! It includes the famous AtmosFear, the tallest free fall attraction in the whole of Europe. You can also discover some history and culture in modern Swedish cities, like Malmo, Stockholm or Gothenburg. Nature lovers can enjoy long strolls through the impressive countryside and the famous aqueduct in Haverud or alongside coastlines. Alternatively, why not rent some canoes, rowing boats or bicycles? And don’t forget a popular family favourite of mini golf in the evenings!
Property ID: S45239
Price from £949 per week
8/10 Hordaland, Norway
This luxury villa in Sunnhordland in Norway is located next to the impressive fjord Alfjord, just 10 kilometres away from the town of Sveio with numerous shops, cafes and a golf course and offers a small marina, beautiful cliffs and great views. Enjoy the comfortable terrace with Jacuzzi, the huge outdoor site and the unspoilt natural beauty. There are great hiking opportunities for families close to this NOVASOL villa, so no matter if you are beginners or advanced tour hikers, this area offers great walks alongside dense forests, high waterfalls, green mountains, dramatic long coastlines and deep turquoise fjords.
Family activities: Norway is a great year-round destination, so whether you decide to explore the country by bike or on foot during summer or prefer skiing, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing during winter, this place is definitely worth a visit for the whole family; not at least to see the Northern Lights! There are thousands of glaciers to be discovered, but it’s also a great experience to spend a day in Kongeparken amusement park in Rogaland with Norway’s longest bobsleigh run and biggest merry-go-round.
Property ID: N18750
Price from £1,849 per week
9/10 Drenthe, Holland
Why not spend your next family holiday in this lovely NOVASOL villa in Drenthe, Holland? The holiday home is located next to a lake and is easily accessible from the UK by car or plane. This farmhouse-style villa is part of a resort and offers a large lounge with a fireplace, modern interior design for a relaxing atmosphere and an outdoor pool with a counter-flow system. The resort itself includes various family leisure facilities; such as big trampolines, climbing walls and a basketball arena. There are also many gourmet restaurants, shops and wellness facilities close by. Your family can rent DVDs or bicycles at the resort’s reception and baby baths, additional children’s beds and stair gates are also available if needed. The villa is surrounded by four golf courses, several parks and charming villages, so it’s a good starting point for outdoor activities, like cycling, horse riding or long walks.
Family activities: Discovering the famous rock formations Hunebedden and visiting the traditional villages is a great experience for young and old. You can also take a canal tour with your family or enjoy many interesting museums, galleries or castles to learn more about Dutch culture. In Groningen, visit the Nienoord family park where you can find a large swimming pool with slides inside a castle as well as playgrounds and miniature golf courses. If you prefer to stay close to your villa, enjoy the local bowling centre and the famous indoor playground Harrewar, just a few minutes away.
Property ID: HDR220
Price from £679 per week
10/10 Crete, Greece
Are you a big fan of Greece, but a bit tired of spending your family holiday in a hotel together with so many other guests? Then this NOVASOL luxury villa in Crete might be just what you are looking for! Enjoy a quiet holiday with your close relatives in this modern villa with private pool, just a few metres from the sea and close to the lovely port town of Rethymno. Stroll through the historic centre and finish off the evenings in one of numerous tavernas and restaurants. It’s also a great experience to plan a family excursion to Crete’s capital Heraklion or discover some of the surrounding islands by boat.
Family activities: During your family villa holiday in Crete, a visit of the Crete Aquarium and the water park WaterCity are a must. Alternatively, relax at many of the lovely beaches, where you haven’t got to swim far to enjoy some amazing snorkelling! If you want to discover the myths and legends of Ancient Greece don’t miss the Palace of Knossos in Crete or if you’re staying for two weeks, why not have an adventure and book an excursion to historical places, such as the Acropolis in Athens or Olympia in Peloponnese?! There are so many street markets to explore across so many of the Greek islands and in particular in Crete, just don’t spend all day shopping! But whatever you choose to do whilst staying in Crete we are sure that your family will love the traditional, delicious Greek cuisine with it’s over 4,000-year history and the wonderful family friendly service wherever you choose to eat!
Property ID: GKR198
Price from £1,729 per week