What to look for in a family holiday home

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What do you look for when booking your perfect holiday home? From beach views to a dining space big enough for family and friends, Mumsnetters have been daydreaming about what makes their ideal holiday properties. It's safe to say, we're ready for summer

Getting away from it all might be top of your list

Getting away from it all might be top of your list

''Somewhere spacious, secluded and beautiful with adventure on the doorstep.''

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Or perhaps you want to be in the heart of the action

Or perhaps you want to be in the heart of the action

''Easy walking distance to the beach and shops. I also like not being crammed in with lots of other holiday properties.''

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Nothing beats a beach view

Nothing beats a beach view

''Right on the beach with gorgeous views.''

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Then again, maybe the countryside is more your style

Then again, maybe the countryside is more your style

''A small private pool, rural surroundings and authentic, rustic decor.''

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The best holidays revolve around food

The best holidays revolve around food

''I really like staying somewhere with an open plan kitchen where you can cook and socialise at the same time.''

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Who doesn't love dining al fresco?

Who doesn't love dining al fresco?

''A deck where we could have breakfast, lunch and dinner.''

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You'll want to make the most of the sunshine

You'll want to make the most of the sunshine

''Outdoor space is really important when you're staying somewhere sunny, and a nice big bathroom with a powerful shower.''

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With enough room room for everyone

With enough room room for everyone

''Enough bedrooms so the kids don't have to share (and keep each other up all night). Secure parking is also a bonus.''

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Finally, remember that a little alone time never hurts

Finally, remember that a little alone time never hurts

''A games room and a couple of lounges so we can have a quiet space.''

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