Vibe: A rustic townhouse with a pool, and space for six to eight.

Setting: Xaghra, one of the island’s prettiest towns. It’s close to Gozo’s best beaches and the mystical Ġgantija Temples.

Why parents love it: It’s only a short walk to great local restaurants if you want a night off from self-catering.

Why kids love it: There are beach and pool toys, plus books and games. And the charming Pomskizillious Museum of Toys in town.

For more info: i-escape.com

Reader offer: 5 nights for the price of 4 (max 10 nights); whole-house bookings from £148 per night. Book with i-escape to receive a bottle of chilled wine on arrival plus a welcome hamper.