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We have just got back from the most magical holiday here at Pagel!…A holiday we will never forget, no stone unturned and nothing too much to ask for! What a place….what a team!
All home safe and well if a little sad to leave Pagel behind! We had a fabulous time, Pagel and the area is truly beautiful. The kids had a ball and the little touches made it very special. All the people who work to bring it all together do a wonderful job and are all so friendly and welcoming……What a great team you have and a magical place you have created.
Pagel is a once in a lifetime find. High class relaxation, in a friendly and safe environment with beautiful surroundings. The Pagel crew have thought of everything to ensure that the parents have just as good a time as the kids. On arriving recently for our second time, my husband said, ‘it’s good to be home’. I second that and can’t wait to return. (and we never go back to the same place twice!) Well done Pagel crew, we ‘heart’ you.
We had an amazing week ….with our 2 yo daughter. The setting was absolute bliss for us parents – peaceful, beautiful scenery, and plenty of lovely restaurants and local produce from the markets, not to mention the wine! Our daughter was in heaven as well. The toys are perfect for toddlers, plenty of new stories to read at bedtime, swings and a slide, a ‘little house’ in the garden, and the pool! Everything was set up perfectly for a completely stress-free holiday with young children. The on-site staff were so helpful, and the BBQ at Mas was a great afternoon out… We cannot wait to return, and are already making plans for 2 weeks next year!
They say Utopia doesn’t exist!!!!! My partner and I with twin boys aged 2.5 have just holidayed at Pagel in the lower Wildwood gite between 8th and 15th September. We had booked a child friendly holiday at Pagel based on feedback of previous visiting families and can wholeheartedly state that the business, the ethos and approach of Mark and Lara Bishop and the team is an absolute credit. This is so much so that words simply seem insufficient.
Our first visit to Pagel and with four children to contend with it takes something fairly special to allow us to relax. Needless to say we managed it – the kids had a great time making friends and playing therefore so did we. If you cant relax here you have no hope!! Already booked for 2014 !!
Pure relaxation and many fond memories of Pagel created. We will miss the sound of laughter each morning and the freedom Pagel has to offer. Many thanks Lara & Mark.
What an amazing week we have had. It has far exceeded our expectations. The kids have loved every minute of it and we have been amazed by the amount of time we have had to read and relax whilst they have played. Goldilocks is perfect and the three bears are much loved. We are looking forward to returning next year in May and August but may not tell anyone about Pagel – its already to hard to book in ….ssshhhhhh!
Wow this more than exceeded our expectations……to quote our five year old..”Its our goodest holiday ever!”(and we’ve done a few !) Katie would like to take the trampoline home and both have loved their daily splash in the pool. Grown-ups have been spoilt by the cheese, bread, wine and great company…we have the strangest inkling we will be back!
We returned to Pagel with friends this year, after a first visit in 2011. We have never gone back to the same destination before and I was worried it would not live up to our wonderful memories. I need not have worried. Pagel really is perfect for families with small children. Every need for the little ones has been considered from baby gates to plenty of child proof cutlery, booster seats, baby intercom, bottle warmers, bed barriers, spare buggies, ample free washing facilities and more. As a stressed out parent you really don’t have to worry, it’s all there. Moving on from the sheer practicalities (but they are such a help!) you have the incredible setting, beautiful decor, toys, books, pool and space on site which all make for a magical time for the children and a truly relaxing time for Mum and Dad. Not to mention all the wonderful extras like a massage, pedicure, chef for a night and on-site babysitting should you need to relax further.
Seeing my grandchildren homing their friend-making and communicating skills in this safe but exciting environment has been a joy, new confidence in the pool and the whole atmosphere on site encourages a strong feeling of community between mums and dads. Tons of activity for the juniors and relaxation for the seniors!! Thank you.
Lots of firsts on this trip, Triplets had never been on a plane before so fun! I will miss the twinkling tress through the Winegrowers window and the children arrived and thought it was the best place ever and we will leave thinking it also!!! Lush, peaceful and OTHER WORLDLY!!
This is a kids paradise! Our kids especially loved the play barn with all the dressing up clothes, the cars, trampoline and pools ….This is the perfect holiday for families with young children.
We’ve had days here where Noah has opened his eyes in the morning, flung on his clothes and run out of the door. He then visits a couple of times for food and then we drag him home when it is dark. That really is the childhood we used to have and what all modern children enjoy when they get here. If your child is old enough, these are the days they will remember all their lives. We love the scenery, the local people, and the lovely food you can buy from the shops in Catus. We’ve had an amazing holiday, thank you.
We have had the most fabulous week….holidays just don’t get any better than this. Thank you to all at Pagel….Being able to relax as the children are so happy makes all the difference in the world. This is the first true holiday I have had in years rather than the usual exhausting change of scene …. thank-you again and see you next year.
We came on the recommendation of a friend (saw her holiday photos and loved the look of Pagel) and weren’t disappointed. Pagel is a magical place. Lara, Sarah and Fiona did everything to make sure we had a fab week, I will definitely be recommending to friends and we will be back too…! Thank-you !
What a relaxing, sunny and fun filled week. Elvie (18m) has had no end of fun kissing the bears and it’s great to know we can let her run around the place so securely. The slides and outside toys kept Elvies attention for every second
Who knew a holiday with 3 kids could be relaxing!! Kids loved running around making lots of friends. Lovely families – organised a film night and teddy bear’s picnic….So sad to be leaving. Enjoyed every minute, the days just disappear.
We have had a wonderful 2 weeks here in Pagel. The weather was fab the first week and to be honest we didn’t venture out as the kids had such fun in the pool and running about. Adults had a great time too…..
There were tears from our boys as they said goodbye to their friends….
All together it was a great 2 weeks as adults we got to chillax and have a few glasses of vino, safe in the knowledge that the kids were happy.
“I am 6 and my brother is 3. I enjoyed playing outside swimming in the pool and panda club. I would like to come back next year. I am going to miss my friend Amelie.”
Isaac aged 6
The highlights here in Pagel were the Pirate ship, pool and the various play equipment around the site. The kids had great fun with their imaginary games running around in a pack! We met some lovely families and were able to enjoy a few evenings together drinking wine while the children played. One of the most relaxing holidays we have ever had and we are sure to return!
We loved our stay at Pagel. Everything is was so beautifully -thought through to make sure everyone had a great time. (My kids couldn’t wait for their installment of kids club each day!) The grounds and surroundings are beautiful.
We had a beautiful holiday with our 3 year old and 5 month old. Pagel is set in stunning countryside and we loved driving around the local area and visiting villages, markets and the lake….Pagel itself completely lived up to our expectations. The children have such freedom, make friends and are totally entertained. Their philosophy of creativity, imagination and outdoor play is exactly what we wanted our son to experience on holiday. It was like he glimpsed the freedom and independence we had ourselves as children.
There being six of us, we were in the largest gite, The Winegrower’s House (3 bedrooms), and as soon as we walked up to our rooms to unpack, Siena (7) shrieked ‘I love it!’ – on each of the children’s beds was a bag of books and toys with their names on, and a costume for them to dress up in. In fact there were books and toys all over the place, to such an extent that they spent the entire week without even noticing that there was no TV!
All in all, Pagel is an absolute gem, unlike anywhere I’ve been before, and I can guarantee you’ll want to go back.
From the moment we walked into Goldilocks Cottage and our five year old met three absolutely huge teddy bears – Mummy, Daddy and Baby Bear, of course – and then found her own room styled perfectly for kids and filled with books and toys, we felt we were in for some kind of fairy tale holiday.
We have spent 8 weeks travelling through Europe and this has been one of our highlights. They had everything we needed for our family. My daughter loved the kids club and the letting her be free to explore the area knowing it was safe was a perfect break for us.