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New eco-friendly gîtes added to Tots to France books; more planned

14 May 2007 – Tots to France (www.totstofrance.co.uk), an online company specialising in genuinely family friendly travel, has introduced two new eco-friendly gîtes to its extensive collection of French holiday properties. The company has also implemented steps to convert many of its existing properties into ‘greener’ destinations, by encouraging the use of environmentally friendly cleaning products, composting and recycling schemes, and the growing of organic fruit and vegetables on site.

New eco-friendly properties in Aveyron countryside:

Two gîtes – Aveyron and Viaur – situated in a stunning rural location, each sleep eight (plus babies), with both having two double bedrooms and two twins. They use eco-friendly cleaning products and run efficient recycling and composting schemes. The properties have an organic fruit and vegetable patch, which guests are welcome to help themselves to, plus free range hens providing fresh eggs.

The properties sit in eight acres of land, ideal for walks or bike rides (a baby backpack is provided and there are bicycles with children’s seats). There is a shared enclosed heated swimming pool, ponies for riding, a sandpit and outdoor children’s play equipment. They are five minutes from a village with plenty of amenities and are close to the world famous village of Najac. The properties are less than an hour from Rodez airport (1 hour flight from Stansted) or 1.5 hours from Toulouse (fly direct from Manchester in 1.5 hours). There is still some availability in late July and early August with prices at £1095 per week.

“We have set up a new ‘green’ initiative to encourage all our properties to become more environmentally friendly,” explains Wendy Shand, founder of Tots to France. “Properties that implement effective recycling and composting schemes and who exclusively use eco-friendly cleaning products, will be awarded our ‘greener’ house mark. Increasingly all our decisions are going to have to have an environmental element to them and holidays will be no exception.”

In addition, Tots to France is aiming to make at least some of its properties ‘allergy friendly houses’ by early next year.

All Tots to France properties provide the necessities that parents take for granted at home – like sterilisers, blenders, booster seats, cots, plastic crockery and cutlery, baby baths, bath mats and potties. The company even provides baby packs on request that include the right size nappies, nappy sacks, wet wipes, jars of baby food and full fat milk. English-speaking babysitters can also be arranged and home cooked meals are an option at some properties.

For more information go to www.totstofrance.co.uk

About Tots To France

Tots To France is a unique, family orientated holiday lettings agency with a range of family friendly properties throughout France. Established in April 2006 by a mum of two, Wendy Shand - the founder - spotted a gap in the market to provide genuinely family friendly accommodation for the very specific needs of families with small children.

All Tots To France properties provide the basic necessities that parents take for granted at home - these can be as simple as ensuring that pans are big enough to cook for the whole family to making sure that there are changing mats and potties. Properties range from small gîtes, for two people up to large chateaux for 12+ people. All properties are within an hour’s drive from an airport so that travel time is kept to a minimum. Baby Packs are supplied on request including the right size nappies, nappy sacks, wet wipes, jars of baby food and full fat milk. A welcome pack of shopping service is also available at all properties and most have English baby sitting as an optional extra.

Notes for editors:

If you would like to speak to Wendy or get more information about Tots To France of travelling with children, please contact:

Melissa Talago
Peekaboo Communications
Tel: 01635 248 496
Email: melissa@peekaboocoms.co.uk





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