WE used www.vintagetravel.com last year and had a lovely villa in Majorca for 9 of us. Truly fab, every room with an ensuite and a great pool, middle of nowhere which was perfect for us - they have villas all over Europe.
Will try that site georgiemum - thanks. Croatia could be a really nice option.
I would like to stay somewhere quite traditional, my Mum and Dad will be with us so it would be nice if they could go off for a few hours exploring. Cultural sites only to a point, 3 children under 5 might not appreciate museums but would happily run about somewhere like Pompei.
Last year I went totally on the villa - I wanted somewhere quite nice (esp. kitchens and bathrooms!) but it would have been lovely to walk to a choice of restaurants each evening. We liked Marbella and Puerto Banus but had to drive to both.
We stayed here last year - a small complex (12-ish apartments with a shared pool). It was quiet and wonderful - a steep walk down to the local village, Atrani, which is wonderful and has a good beach, restaurants etc. I would recommend all of the Amalfi Coast - have been there many times now. And Pompeii is an easy day trip.