Mousses Crèche & Children's Club

Lefkada, Greece

  • 12 delightful 2-3 bedroom villas
  • First-class childcare with UK trained NNEB-qualified nannies
  • Large shared gated swimming pool
  • Spacious and secure lawned gardens
  • Mousses poolside taverna
  • Mini-market 5min walk, beach 5min drive

Our aim at Mousses is simple: family holidays without the fuss, a place that is as relaxing for adults as it is fun for children, in one of the most child-friendly destinations in Greece. Judging by the number of guests who return year after year, it’s an approach that resonates with many.

The villas are set in lush, sub-tropical gardens, shaded by venerable old olive trees and with plenty of grassy space for play. Some houses are detached, others semi-detached, but each offers its own private terrace plus the home-from-home comfort and space that are so key to a holiday with young children. The atmosphere is tranquil but not hushed, with the gentle air of sociability that is part and parcel of being a parent of little ones. Our own privately-run creche and children’s club sits in the same grounds, offering flexible morning or afternoon sessions run by UK qualified nannies.

In the heart of the gardens there’s a big, sparkling swimming pool, with plenty of sun loungers for the grown-ups, and a shaded, shallow pool for toddlers and non-swimmers. The bar and taverna (Greek with a modern twist) next to the pool offer an indulgent restaurant service. Better still, the child-friendly menu means there’s absolutely no need to cook if you don’t want to (or have food delivered to your villa at no extra charge). If you’re feeling sociable you can join the barbecue evenings organised by the exceptionally hospitable owners Eleni and her son Zois, or alternatively take advantage of the twice-weekly optional evening creche service and slip away into nearby Lefkada town for a quiet dinner (both evening sessions are included in the full-day option, the half-day option includes a single evening session, for full details please refer to our FAQ).

Many of our families spend almost an entire week at Mousses without leaving the grounds, but it would be a shame to miss a late afternoon on the beach at nearby Agios Ioannis. For those who can stretch bed time a little later, this is the perfect spot to linger over a glass of something perfectly chilled at sunset, while the children let off any end-of-day steam playing on the beach.

Our Hatchlings Crèche accepts infants from 6 months to 3 years and the Turtles Children’s Club accepts children from 4-10 years and operates five days per week – read full details here.


Accommodation

Semi-detached villas (Melpomene, Terpsichore, Eliterpe, Appollo, Caliope, Cleo, Polymiha, Ourania)

  • Eight 2-bedroom villas (sleeps 2-5)
  • 2-storeys
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Wifi in communal areas
  • Private terrace – overlooked by adjacent villas

Detached villas (Erato, Thalia)

  • Two 2-bedroom villas (sleeps 2-5)
  • 2-storeys
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Wifi in communal areas
  • Private terrace

Detached villas with private pool (Pollox, Castor)

  • Two 3-bedroom villas (sleeps 3-6)
  • Single storey
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Private swimming pool 11m x 6m (depth 2.5m) with gated terrace, gates and fence not shown in gallery images

For information and pictures for each individual house, please click on the Houses tab.

General accommodation details for all Mousses villas

  • Simpson’s Crèche and Children’s Club
  • Complimentary infant pack includes one cot with bedding (cot length 120cms, width 66cms, height 80cms), one bed guard, one night light, highchair, bottle warmer, bottle steriliser, baby bath, nappy changing mat, hand held liquidiser, child toilet seat, potty, child toilet step, children’s cutlery plates and dishes
  • Villa includes child safety features: non-removable stair gates (where applicable), electrical socket guards, child locks to cupboards/fridge (where necessary)
  • Playpens available subject to availability
  • Shared gated swimming pool 15m x 8m (depth 2.5m), gates not shown in gallery images
  • Children’s pool 3m x 3m (depth 45cms)
  • Poolside bar
  • Spa
  • Taverna open for lunch and dinner (meals can be delivered to your villa)
  • Wifi in communal areas
  • DVD library
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Safe
  • Laundry service (payable locally)
  • Reception with Simpson Travel concierge

Wifi

  • All properties with wifi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

National tourist licence (EOT): 0831K123K3779000, 0831K123K1360000, 0831K91000414101


Location

  • Beach (Agios Ioannis) 5min drive
  • Taverna at Mousses
  • Mini-market 5min walk
  • Lefkas Town 10min drive
  • Preveza airport 30min drive

Car hire

Car options

Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are included in the package price of your holiday:

  • 2-3 guests – 1 Group C, Citroen C3 or similar*
  • 4-5 guests – 1 Group D, Fiat Linea or similar*
  • 6 guests – 2 Group C, Citroën C3 or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with no excess charge. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres, wing mirrors and windscreen are not included in the cover.

Car specification

Group C – 1.4 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*

Group D – 1.6 litre engine, 1 large and 2 medium suitcases*

The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.

Group F – Automatic Hyundai Accent or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 medium suitcase*

Group M – VW Caddy 7 seater or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 medium suitcases*

Group M1 – VW Transporter 9 seater or similar, 2.0 litre engine, 4 medium suitcases*

* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

Customer feedback

We had a fantastic stay. If you have kids in the 3 to 10 year age range I would say this is as near to a perfect holiday as it is possible to find. Very safe environment; good kids menu (and very flexible); kids able to run around very safely; good kids club to allow some parent time; great pool; good location. We will return.
Mr Bradley – August 2017

The swimming pool at mousses is one of the best I've swam in. Spotlessly clear and deep enough for children to practise diving in safely. We often had it to ourselves. The gardens are beautiful - a lot more grass and greenery than I was expecting and safe for children to run around bare foot. The evening food was just as good as many a taverna and the option to have it delivered to the villa was very welcome when our 3 year old had crashed out asleep early one evening. A very special holiday that I really hope our children will remember.
Mr Wilson – August 2017

My son said the Mousses Crech was better than Disneyland! This is our 4th trip to Mousses Villas, we will definitely be back again next year!
Jackie – July 2017

If you are looking for a holiday that is a home away from home with top-quality childcare, lovely pools, a small shop a stone's throw away which seems to sell everything you need to keep young ones happy, plus the most beautiful beaches a few moments away, come to Mousses. A slice of paradise for young children and grown-ups alike.
Mrs Mitchell – July 2017

Simpson Travel really do understsnd what families with young children want and need from a holiday abroad and have certainly delivered this year. Mousses is a fantastic resort with first class staff. We loved it!
Mr Taylor – June 2017

The best kids club we have had on holiday, fantastic accomodation, grounds and pool, combined with exceptionally friendly and efficient staff. Thank you to Simpsons for a wonderful holiday.
Mr Steele – June 2017

We have just returned from a heavenly week at Mousses. Our daughter LOVED the Kids' Club especially the movie night (aka parents' date night). We had a fantastic relaxing week swimming and visiting the beautiful beaches on Lefkada. Mousses is an incredibly friendly and, most importantly, child-focussed resort. Everything on our trip went smoothly. We will definitely be returning. Thank you Simpsons
Mrs Angus – June 2017

If a travel agent chooses to holiday somewhere it should be good. If they go back with their family and friends eight months later it has to be pretty special and Mousses is. Finding a kids club this good and run this well by Natasha and her team is so rare even in a huge resort and Mousses combines that incredible level of personal service in a boutique villa property with the best child care in the business. Thank you so much for the needed rest! Clare Levy (Different Planet Travel)
Miss Levy – June 2017

Our best family holiday to date, wonderful from start to finish - we will be returning! Thank you Simpson Travel!
Mrs Fawcett – June 2017

Mousses is the perfect resort for travelling with small children- I never knew it could be this simple on relaxing! They've thought of everything and the staff there make you feel like family. They cannot do enough for you and our daughter absolutely loved the crèche. The standard there was exceptional and I wouldn't hesitate to leave her with any of the nannies. We will be back- thank you!
Mrs Colvin – September 2016

Mousses ticked so many boxes for us - it really was perfect, especially for our 19 month old son who loved every minute of his stay. We will definitely return, hopefully next year! Thank you Simpson Travel and all the wonderful staff at Mousses xx
Mrs Bullmore – September 2016

Mousses was so much more than we could have hoped for. Travelling abroad on holiday for the first time ever with our two kids, 8 & 4, we just didn't really know what to expect, or the experience to measure against. As our first holiday, we were hoping for a balance of satisfying both the kids and adult needs and Mousses gave us this in abundance. We used the Creche for afternoons, which gave my wife and myself a few hours to relax by the pool/beach or drive and explore the island, knowing the kids were being taken care of. Also, the configuration of the place made it safe for us to eat and drink in the evenings knowing that the resort was secure and safe for the kids to run around with friends they made. I would definitely recommend Mousses if you want to have some grown up time whilst taking the kids.
Mr Evans – August 2016

All the staff and reps at Simpson Travel go the extra mile, and our holiday exceeded all expectations. Beautiful villas, delicious food, relaxing and easy.
Mr Ellis – August 2016

We stayed at the Mousses property and I would like to highlight the impact of the staff at the property, who really made our stay very enjoyable. Yolanda in particular was fabulous with our kids, who were actually very sad to say goodbye to her. The Simpson Travel reps, Paul and Susie, were also very helpful and friendly. I have recommended the holiday to numerous colleagues already and I have only been back at work two days!
Mr Sharma – July 2016

We had a well deserved rest and amazing holiday with Simpson Travel. The accommodation and facilities were brilliant and pool time could not have been more relaxing and fun. Throughly recommend and we will be back to enjoy in future. Thank you.
Ms Miller – July 2016

Our 2nd year at Mousses, as we loved it so much last year. You make everything stress free and easy which is just lovely when travelling with young children. The villas are so comfortable with everything you need and the on site facilities are excellent, we didn't want to leave that fabulous swimming pool behind and we will also miss the massages!
Mrs Spinks – July 2016

We had a wonderful holiday and our son (almost two) had an even better one! Totally reccomend as a toddler friendly holiday. Pool was amazing, sun loungers plentiful, bar service brilliant- food to the terrace a wonderful touch. Natasha, Molly and Grace in the crèche were fantastic and provided really high quality care for our son whilst he was there (half days)- Thank you!
Mrs Murphy – July 2016

Second visit to Mousses & we will go again. Came home very relaxed and the crèche were amazing for our daughter with special needs.
Mr Brash – June 2016

Mousses thoroughly exceeded our expectations, and not only do we intend to visit there again but we also fully intend to use Simpson Travel to help us with outlets future holidays as well! Things could not have been easier, and we thank everyone for the most perfect holiday!!!
Mr Affleck – June 2016

We never thought travelling with two small children (3yr, 9mth) could be so relaxing! The Mousses Team really have thought of everything and go out of their way to help. Well equipped villas, delicious food, gorgeous setting and pool and first class childcare. We had a wonderful time and will definitely be returning!
Dr Singer – May 2016

Thank you Simpson for making our first holiday with our 3 year old twins as stress free and enjoyable as possible. The staff at Mousses were fantastic and Natasha and her team at the crèche were brilliant, the children asked to go even on the days they weren't booked in which is praise indeed. We will definitely be back
Mrs Morris – May 2016

We stayed at mousses villas and it was excellent from start to finish . It made a holiday with children a pleasure, from the welcome hamper on arrival to the excellent quality of the kids club . We never repeat a holiday but we are very tempted to return!
Mrs Murrill – May 2016

We never normally book packages but being 30 weeks pregnant and with a toddler in tow it was brilliant and knowing Simpson were there made the world of difference in terms of reassurance and support. We didn't expect any assistance at the airport so that was a pleasant surprise and Susanne at the villas was a delight. We didn't use the kids club but Natasha and team seemed excellent and we would have happily tried it if been there longer etc. Overall it was a fabulous holiday and I'd love to know when 2017 prices come out as I will definitely be booking again (if not for September time if anything is left!) Thank you for giving us a fab week
Mrs Ross – May 2016

Our first time booking with Simpson and the level of service was the best we have received. The staff were always available and helpful, for us having a Creche onsite was the best as it gave us quality time as adults and also fun time for our son.
Mrs Dwyer – May 2016

Our choice of Greek properties is as diverse as the islands themselves, ranging from simple seaside charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal. To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

Grading Help

Property Grading Key:

  • 5/5

    Excellent

  • 4/5

    Very good

  • 3/5

    Good

Close
  • Location

    3.5/5

    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort

    4/5

    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*

    3.5/5

    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*

    4/5

    Proximity to beach, restaurant and shops

* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

Charmingly traditional, Lefkada is an authentically Greek holiday delight fringed by award-winning beaches. The stunning colours of the landscape are a vibrant force of nature; uplifting, brilliant shades of shocking pink, green and translucent turquoise. Central to all this is Lefkada Town, whose buggy-friendly, car-free streets invite everyone to explore. This family-friendliness made Lefkada the perfect choice for the second of our popular Simpson Crèches.

To make the most of your luxury holiday in Lefkada, we offer a selection of handpicked luxury villas so you can enjoy this beautifully relaxing Greek Island to the full.

Read more on our Lefkada region page



Appollo

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Full details

Layout

  • 2-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-5)
  • Ground floor: open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven , hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV (English speaking news channels), DVD/CD player, shower room
  • First floor: double bedroom with WC, twin bedroom
  • Folding bed available for fifth person (child) in living room
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace – overlooked by adjacent villa

Caliope

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Full details

Layout

  • 2-bedroom villa(sleeps 2-5)
  • Ground floor: open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven , hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV (English speaking news channels), DVD/CD player, shower room
  • First floor: double bedroom with WC, twin bedroom
  • Folding bed available for fifth person (child) in living room
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace – overlooked by adjacent villa

Cleo

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Full details

Layout

  • 2-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-5)
  • Ground floor: open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven , hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV (English speaking news channels), DVD/CD player, shower room
  • First floor: double bedroom with WC, twin bedroom
  • Folding bed available for fifth person (child) in living room
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace – overlooked by adjacent villa

Eliterpe

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Full details

Layout

  • 2-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-5)
  • Ground floor: open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven , hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV (English speaking news channels), DVD/CD player, shower room
  • First floor: double bedroom with WC, twin bedroom
  • Folding bed available for fifth person (child) in living room
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace – overlooked by adjacent villa

Melpomene

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Full details

Layout

  • 2-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-5)
  • Ground floor: open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven , hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV (English speaking news channels), DVD/CD player, shower room
  • First floor: double bedroom with WC, twin bedroom
  • Folding bed available for fifth person (child) in living room
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace – overlooked by adjacent villa

Ourania

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Full details

Layout

  • 2-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-5)
  • Ground floor: open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven , hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV (English speaking news channels), DVD/CD player, shower room
  • First floor: double bedroom with WC, twin bedroom
  • Folding bed available for fifth person (child) in living room
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace – overlooked by adjacent villa

Polymiha

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Full details

Layout

  • 2-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-5)
  • Ground floor: open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven , hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV (English speaking news channels), DVD/CD player, shower room
  • First floor: double bedroom with WC, twin bedroom
  • Folding bed available for fifth person (child) in living room
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace – overlooked by adjacent villa

Terpsichore

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Full details

Layout

  • 2-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-5)
  • Ground floor: open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven , hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV (English speaking news channels), DVD/CD player, shower room
  • First floor: double bedroom with WC, twin bedroom
  • Folding bed available for fifth person (child) in living room
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace – overlooked by adjacent villa

Erato

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Full details

Layout

  • 2-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-5)
  • Ground floor: open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven , hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV (English speaking news channels), DVD/CD player, shower room
  • First floor: double bedroom with WC, twin bedroom
  • Folding bed available for fifth person (child) in living room
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace

Thalia

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Full details

  • 2-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-5)
  • Ground floor: open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven , hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV (English speaking news channels), DVD/CD player, shower room
  • First floor: double bedroom with WC, twin bedroom
  • Folding bed available for fifth person (child) in living room
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace

Castor

  • 6
  • 3
  • 2

Full details

Layout

  • 3-bedroom villa (sleeps 3-6)
  • Large open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven, hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, TV (English speaking news channels), DVD/CD player
  • Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Twin bedroom (folding bed available for additional child if required)
  • Shower room with washing machine
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (can either be accessed internally through the twin bedroom or used as an annexe with its own external access)
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private swimming pool 11m x 6m (depth 2.5m) with gated terrace, gates and fence not shown in gallery images

Pollox

  • 6
  • 3
  • 2

Full details

Layout

  • 3-bedroom villa (sleeps 3-6)
  • Large open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven, hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, TV (English speaking news channels), DVD/CD player
  • Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Twin bedroom (folding bed available for additional child if required)
  • Shower room with washing machine
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (can either be accessed internally through the twin bedroom or used as an annexe with its own external access)
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private swimming pool 11m x 6m (depth 2.5m) with gated terrace, gates and fence not shown in gallery images

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