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Luxury staffed villas

Our verdict:

You can’t beat a family holiday in a gorgeous Mediterranean villa – or, at least, I didn’t think you could until we came across Scott Dunn’s luxury staffed villas. And I'm not just talking about someone popping in to do the housework occasionally. Each magnificent property has its own host and chef plus an optional nanny, guaranteeing ultimate freedom and relaxation.

Recommended tour operator: Scott Dunn

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Scott Dunn says

We have handpicked a collection of 17 fabulous staffed family-friendly villas with private pools located in Mallorca and the South of France.

  • private chef
  • private pool
  • qualified nannies

To create the ultimate experience, each villa comes with its own Scott Dunn villa manager, private Scott Dunn chef and, should you require it, the option of a fully-qualified Scott Dunn private nanny.

You and your family can enjoy all the freedom, privacy and space of a villa holiday with our friendly staff on hand to ensure you won’t have to lift a finger and can simply relax.

We offer flexibility in the service we provide to suit those looking for a more independent villa holiday, the full works or somewhere in between, all with our trademark personal service.

You can choose to start the day with a sumptuous daily breakfast hamper and then a choice of either one or two meals each day prepared by your private chef, leaving you with more flexibility to eat out for lunch or dinner.

Alternatively, there is the full-service option of enjoying all your meals cooked for you at the villa.

Your chef will discuss the menu with you in order to tailor it to your family needs.

Book one of our fully qualified Scott Dunn nannies so you can relax while your children are being thoroughly entertained and looked after by a trained professional.

Each of our villas has a dedicated play area full of indoor and outdoor toys, games, books and creative equipment for all ages. Your nanny will follow your younger children’s routines and can accompany older children on off-site activities such as water park visits, tennis, crazy golf or the beach.

We also offer babysitting (payable locally), so if you fancy exploring the surrounding area or eating at a local restaurant on your chef’s night off, you have the freedom to do so.

Your chef and nanny will prepare fresh and delicious meals for your children, taking into account any particular tastes or dietary requirements, and even making purees for your youngest.

We can help with the holiday packing too, ensuring your villa is fully stocked with all the baby essentials (including nappies and wipes), toys, games and bathroom goodies for both parents and children.

The villas range in size, sleeping from six to 14 guests ensuring something to suit smaller family groups, families travelling together and multi-generational holidays.

Find out more about Scott Dunn’s luxury staffed villas, including prices and our latest special offers.

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