You are never guaranteed sunshine of course. Loved the Vendee last year, we stayed here, booked through Chez Nous, someone on here had booked it and linked it. Pool was solar heated. Not exactly a villa though, more a little cottage, but it was so private and peaceful, we had meals on the decking everyday overlooking the river.
The year before we stayed here in the Languedoc, it was September and still lovely weather as its the South of France but yes pool a bit nippy! We booked that through Cottages for You but I would always do it direct now. This was a villa and very spacious. The owner is an artist who drives around Europe all Summer, her paintings are hung throughout the villa.
I've never been to France before, only through it en route somewhere else, but i felt the need to get away somewhere relatively warm. And the pool looks amazing - swimming lessons have finally clicked with the middle two, so thats a big factor for us. Didn't fancy flying with all the children, but do enjoy driving so this was a god solution! Bit daunted as they drive on the other side over there, don't they?
Poitou-Charentes is great. The nearby seaside town of Royan is super popular with the French, great sandy beach and lots of beach activities, the La Palmyre zoo as well. I remember going on school trips there
Cant wait, but just adore our holidays in France so much Im going to miss that to! For the last 3 years we have had our own pool and it makes our holiday. Just to have it all to yourselves, a large part is just either relaxing around or in it, you will love it. Honeymoon, thats great! Come back and let me know how it all went
My DH does all the driving, but he found driving on the other side of the road no bother. Going through Paris is always fun but its great having the freedom of your own car to potter about in once you are there.
Thank you for all the info!! Getting quite excited now, have spoken with the owners and they are happy for me to put a small deposit down now, via cheque, and then the rest of deposit the end of January next year with the remainder of the balance and the breakages deposit due 8 weeks before we go!