Hello all Have had some great recommendations for accommodation from mumsnet before so thought I would give it another whirl. Does anyone have any suggestions that would tick most of these boxes:
Self catering cottage Pool (warm enough to use reasonably comfortably) Near the coast Short haul flight; preferably within a couple of hours of somewhere that ryanair flies to from eastmidlands, e.g. limoges, nantes, carcassonne, faro, mallorca. Child friendly (for DS who will be 2) REasonably bearable furnishings Bookable online
Thanks frenchfancy. I liked the look of that one and have it on my short list. Only downside is not near the sea, but not sure if I will get all my boxes ticked! Does anyone know the coastline around Collioure, I like the look of it, and if so any accommodation recommendations near there?
If you're self catering and want your own pool, I'd recommend France over Portugal (which I think from your thread title you're also considering) as in France all pools have to be fenced or have a child proof cover on them whereas there's no similar requirement in Portugal. We found it a bit more relaxing in France as, whilst we were obviously monitoring where all of the DC were, we didn't immediately go into complete panic mode when one seemed to disappear!
The area around La Rochelle is really nice. Good coast, there's a fab aquarium in LaR and the town itself is really nice.