Self Catering Family Holidays in France – how WE do it.

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  1. June 10, 2016

    […] clearly remember the first time we planned a European road trip. We were simply heading straight across France to a villa for a couple of weeks  – but we felt a great deal of trepidation about venturing onto […]

  2. May 8, 2017

    […] friends we spent an inordinate amount of time hunting for cottages for pet friendly holidays, and we took Blue the rottweiler to France with us. We were rather dreading what we had taken on… but it turned out to be a brilliant […]

  3. June 19, 2017

    […] so for a night out we chose to revisit our beloved Duras (30 minutes); a walk through the streets holds many lovely family memories for us. We highly recommend Don Camillo’s, the pizzeria which also serves astonishingly good […]

  4. February 22, 2018

    […] in the pool to just have you nearby, and independent enough to figure out their own games. Oh the bliss of that first family holiday which allows you to actually relax for a […]

  5. August 28, 2019

    […] A busy hotel in a top resort is not conducive for us – we choose instead a peaceful secluded self-catering property where we can holiday to our own rhythm. But for others, simply shifting from hotel room to the beach or the pool, and having dinner served without you thinking about it is actually a perfect Do Nothing break. Think about what will relax you the most, and do that.In general, get out of the city and head to the coast or to the mountains. Make sure there are a few things within easy reach for a day trip or two, and that there’s the option for swimming (beach, pool, river or lake – it doesn’t seem to matter which, but a body of water is an essential and integral part of any holiday) on your doorstep.Choose something with a view too – we once had a beautiful house in a beautiful region of France. but we hadn’t realised until we got there that it was enclosed in forest at the bottom of a steep valley. It felt restricted and almost claustrophobic – and every evening we forced into walking the local lanes to see the setting sun and enjoy the evening as out own back garden was dark by 6. Conversely, a rather ordinary and ill-equipped house with very little in the way of garden had a beautifully wide, house-wrapping balcony with a spectacular view which we enjoyed day and night (we often slept out there as it was too hot in the house). Still one of our favourite French holidays. […]

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