How to get ahead and make school summer holiday planning a breeze...

Claire Posted on 21st October 2016 by Claire

For those of us with school-age children, the term dates tend to dictate much of our annual calendar and with ever-increasing demand for the best family destinations, sometimes a little organisation is required. Don’t panic - we can help!

Holidays in France have a style and rhythm that is familiar to so many British travellers – the morning trip to the boulangerie for bread and pastries, a coffee at an outdoor café whilst watching the world go by and fabulous local food and wine in the evening - with plenty of activities enjoyed during the day of course!

South west France is the perfect destination for school-age families, with safe bathing lakes for little ones and a multitude of cycle paths, beaches and activities for all the family.  This vast outdoor playground with its iconic pine trees and sweeping beaches provides all of the elements that make a successful family holiday. Sound good? You’ll be needing some accommodation then…

Classic family villas with private pools

We work hard with our partners in France to find the best accommodation to suit families of all ages.  Classic villas with private pools are always popular, and our collection has been established with the family summer holiday at the core of what we do. With plenty of villas to choose from across the prices spectrum, there are a handful that stand out as firm favourites with our clients year on year and school holiday dates tend to book very quickly.

Domaine d’Orx” has been renovated in a modern style but still retains a rustic farmhouse feel, with exposed wooden beams and antique touches. Set amongst the cornfields, it’s a lovely setting for a relaxing holiday with oodles of outdoor space, yet it is just a short 15 minute drive to the buzzing coastal towns and beaches.

Maison Liposse” works really well for young families and we think it’s an excellent value rental. Once a traditional Landais cottage, Liposse is now a bright, cheerful and modern family home just 5 kms from the ocean. Set in quiet surroundings, it offers a relaxing retreat after the hustle & bustle of the nearby coast. It’s also just a short walk to the local village for your daily croissants and baguettes!

Just a short walk to the beach…

If a classic family villa is what you’re looking for but you fancy taking it easy on the driving whilst on holiday, we have a selection of properties that are just a short walk to the beach, shops and restaurants too. This is a very popular request, and we can see why – imagine leaving the car behind for a week or two and slowing down to a walking pace during your holiday … bliss!

Villa la Piste” is just 300m to the beach at Capbreton and a little further to the amenities of the local village.  There is an enclosed garden and fenced pool and the very cool town of Hossegor is nearby, always a popular spot for teens.

Villa les Bruyeres” has a generously sized heated pool (10m x 5m) as well as a hot tub for ultimate relaxation! It’s used and loved by the owners too, so the house is very well equipped for a seaside holiday and it’s just a 5 minute walk to the beach.

Plenty of space for multiple families sharing…

For those who are looking for a property that would suit more than one family sharing, or maybe a special trip with extended family or friends, we have some truly fabulous larger properties that will provide everything that you could need to enjoy some quality time together. 

Le Luc” sleeps up to 21 and over the years this charming, traditional French manoir has hosted birthday/anniversary celebrations and even a wedding!  Le Luc has proved particularly popular with larger groups of friends and family, particularly those with young kids who even have an attic “dorm” to themselves.  There is a large, heated swimming pool and a housekeeper and cook can be arranged to make your stay here even more relaxing.

VIP villas…

Le Vignau” is a truly exceptional renovation, providing a level of comfort and interior design rarely seen in holiday home accommodation. Above all it is convivial - le Vignau is a genuinely luxurious and relaxing villa rental, ideal for clients seeking sophisticated and highly contemporary accommodation, facilities and equipment, plenty of space and tranquility.

Villa Azkaine” is a unique holiday villa celebrating the sympathetic use of natural materials and traditional craftsmanship with touches of modern luxury. Perfect for families or groups wanting a secluded, high quality holiday home away from the crowds, but with the beaches and restaurants of the Basque coast in easy reach – this is one of Justin’s all time favourite villas!

These great family properties often get booked up very quickly so, to avoid disappointment, call Alex, Justin or Bethan today (01395 576655) and let us help you to find your ideal family holiday for next year.

P.S Don’t just take our word for it, our Feefo reviews offer honest and independent opinions on all our properties.  We are very proud, too, of our excellent service ratings; we will always go the extra mile to do everything that we can to help you to enjoy truly memorable family time. 

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