Group travelling made easy: Where to take the family this Easter

 
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Taking the family away for Easter? Find a place with room to spare...

Mont Tremblant, Meribel, France


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Meribel is well known for its generous chalets, but Mont Tremblant is perhaps the best equipped for entertaining large groups. Sleeping up to 12 guests, the property boasts a hot tub, a heated infinity pool – which is incidentally one of the only private pools in Meribel – and a cinema room and playroom for the kids. The lucky occupants of the master bedroom also have an entire floor to themselves. The chalet comes with hosts to cater to all your needs, a chef and a driver.
From £29,400 per week call 01993 899 420, email inspire@oxfordski.com.

Eden Rock, St Anton, Austria


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Ideal for a group of families travelling together, this property is made up of three apartments that sleep 20 people between them. Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, so there won’t be any long queues in the morning, either. From the outside, Eden Rock has all the hallmarks of a traditional Austrian lodge, but inside it’s fitted out with a wellness suite – which comes with a whirlpool feature – and balconies overlooking the Rendl mountains.
A week’s stay during the Easter holidays costs from £1,399 pp full board. To book, call 020 7962 9933.

Chalet Le Chardon, Val d’Isere, France


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This luxurious chalet is practically built for large family reunions, with two separate living rooms, plus a TV room, two hot tubs and an 18ft swim spa. Sleeping up to 20 people, it’s one of the largest chalets in the Alps with 10 en-suite bathrooms and a private terrace that’s ideal for holding family barbecues, while drinks are served from the handcrafted snow bar. Your stay also includes a five course meal designed to your group’s taste in the dining room overlooking Manchet Valley.
From £19,900 a week call 01993 899 420 or emailinspire@oxfordski.com.

Belvedere Farmhouse, Tuscany, Italy


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Located near the medieval village of San Miniato, this historic seven bedroom villa comes with 50 acres of farmland and a housekeeper. If you tire of walks through the beautiful gardens, then take a dip in the swimming pool or try your hand at Southern Italian cuisine using an authentic pizza oven. The area is known for its white truffles and hosts a food festival every year.
A one week stay is priced from €3,000. To make a booking, call +39 333 5768883 or email info@belvederefarmhouse.com.

Phinda Homestead, South Africa


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And Beyond’s Phinda Homestead in South Africa is a safari villa that blends into the surrounding trees and bush. It’s all about outdoor spaces, with the expansive central living areas opening directly onto the landscape. The homestead comes with a dedicated ranger and tracker team, private butler and its own open 4x4 safari vehicle, Phinda Homestead is ideal for relaxed safaris enjoyed at the guest’s own pace. And did I mention there’s an infinity pool?
Rates from £400 pp per night on an all-inclusive basis including two daily game-drives.

Dar Zita, Morocco


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You can’t beat Morocco for guaranteed short-haul heat and holiday company Scott Williams has the perfect villa for you and your mates to jet off to this summer or easter. Dar Zita is set among the beautiful gardens and fruit orchards of the fashionable Ourika Valley. It sleeps up to 10, with five comfortable bedrooms, plus a swimming pool, and access to a spa and hammam.
Dar Zita costs from £3,150 to £3,500 for a week’s stay including breakfast.

Le Flocon, La Plagne, France


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At the foot of the Olympic Bobsleigh run at the foot of Plagne 1800 is a five-star luxury chalet that’s opening for the first time this season. Le Flocon sleeps up to 14 people and has plenty of space for a large group to snuggle up in front of the vast fireplace after a hard day’s skiiing. It even comes with a herbal tea room stocked with soothing brews, a wellness area and a personal chef to whip up some local cuisine.
One week’s half-board accommodation at Easter costs from £112 pp per night or £784 pp per week. Call La Plagne on+33 (0)4 79097979 to book.

Tivoli Lodge, Davos, Switzerland


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If you’re looking for seclusion, this privately-owned chalet is set in a discreet location that’s still only a two-minute drive from the village. The lodge sleeps up to 12 guests with two master suites, and four twin/double bedrooms, as well as a dining room overlooking Davos Valley, where you can enjoy meals created by your personal chef and sous chef. Its expansive living space includes a library, wine cellar and spa complex.
From £35,000 per week call 01993 899 420 or email inspire@oxfordski.com.

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