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Help, having lots of problems trying to find holiday villas with fenced and gated pools.

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twogorgeousboys · 18/07/2004 22:47

Asked about this a while ago on Mumsnet and was told to look at villas in France. I can't seem to find any anywhere!

We want to go away with my brother and his wife next year. Would like a villa with pool, but with three toddlers under 3 would like pool to be fenced and gated. Can anyone help find me a link, or tell me whether they exist or not? Getting really fed up with getting nowhere.

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Mo2 · 18/07/2004 22:59

How much do you want to spend? we stayed at a fab one this year, but it was quite expensive. See here

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enid · 18/07/2004 23:02

That looks amazing mo2, I love Port Grimaud too.

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Mo2 · 18/07/2004 23:05

Enid - it was!!! Wish I was back there! The grounds were amazing - we used to wander down to the orchard every morning to pick fresh apricots for breakfast.
After the 2 weeks, when we told him we had to go home, our DS1 (4.5) simply said, "Why?". And I couldn't have agreed with him more !!

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enid · 18/07/2004 23:10

Love it. I am a Brittany freak (as we use our neighbours practically free cottage) but am beginning to yearn to go further afield...

After coming back from 2 weeks in Brittany, dd1 asked the local cafe (fry ups and nescafe) owner for mussels

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twogorgeousboys · 18/07/2004 23:11

Oh, thank you both - I was beginning to wonder if I would find anything! We don't mind expensive as long as we have peace of mind. The property you stayed in Mo2 looks fab, fab, fab.

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Mo2 · 18/07/2004 23:16

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twogorgeousboys · 18/07/2004 23:21

Just looked at the prices Mo2 and out of season they would be fine. There would be two families - me, dh plus ds1 (3) and ds2 (1), then my husband and his wife, plus their daughter (age 2). It sounds as though it would be suitable, although it says only 2 bedrooms - we could manage with one child sleeping in with us, but not sure about both! I like the idea that there are 2 bathrooms one for each family. I suppose we could put a cot in the dining room - what do you think?

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Mo2 · 18/07/2004 23:29

TGB - no - there are actually 4 bedrooms! And in fact, there is also a 'mezzanine' twin bed area next to the master suite which can be partitioned off with a screen (so could technically sleep 10!)

The two rooms on the ground floor are both pleasant doubles, with room for a cot, and are adjacent to one another - you & dh could have one, and your two boys the other.

Then your brother & wife and daughter could have the master suite upstairs with daughter in one of 'mezzanine' twin beds which is next to their room (but separated by a door if necessary).

Or vice versa.

Hey - and you wouldn't even need the lower ground floor 'suite', so I could come too with my boys!!

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Mo2 · 18/07/2004 23:34

You are clearly busy discussing (excitedly!) with dh.... I'm off to bed now!
Night!
(But let me know if you decide to go for it!)

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islandgirl · 19/07/2004 19:29

try www.cheznous.com - all private villas in france, so you also deal directly with the owner, and can ask direct questions. French law has been changed this year I think, and now each property with a pool has to have a fence and gate. We stayed in one last year, but she is no longer renting it. Happy hunting!

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