It’s hard to compute that you need to think about your Summer holiday far in advance to get the pick of the bunch, but now we are well and truly into September – it’s time to start thinking about the next holiday (or is that just me?) Well appointed villas that can accommodate the whole family in a lovely area are gold dust – so you don’t want to leave it too long if that your plan next year.
Rachel of Rachel’s Villa Holidays is THE go-to villa holiday specialist for France and Italy, so if those countries are on your hit list – it would be worth speaking to her.
Today she has kindly written about how to choose a Villa right for you and your family…
Finding your ideal villa for your particular mix of little ones, tweens, teens, parents and grandparents is key to a truly memorable and stress-free trip.
How to start the search?
I recommend looking no further than Italy and France for a good choice of stylish, family friendly villas with easy access to the coast, countryside, culture, an abundance of sunshine, delicious food and wine.
Below are my five favourite family villas in France & Italy.
Villa Le Pratola, Tuscany
While you swim in the heated pool or have a work out in the villa gym, a personal chef will prepare the meals and your house staff will discreetly tidy and clean.
There is a games room, extensive gardens, swings, toys and books, as well as a pool safety cover and lockable pool gates for peace of mind.
Explore the surrounding countryside, the stunning cities of Siena and Florence and enjoy Tuscan wine tastings, cookery courses and more.
A week here is really not long enough!
Beachside in Sardinia
This spacious villa easily takes up to 16 guests and boasts a winning formula of superb location, easy style and great facilities, including a 15 metre pool and games room.
Leave the car behind and stroll from the villa to a gorgeous sandy beach or the local restaurant, take a dip in the huge inviting pool and enjoy relaxed barbecues at the end of the day.
Rural chic in Provence
A dream villa for large groups who love chic, spacious interiors, large landscaped grounds and an enclosed pool.
Ask for a chef to cook for you at the villa while you explore colourful local markets, wineries and hilltop villages.
Horse riding and cycling is a must for active guests.
Puglia Countryside and Coast
Authentic and charming, this white washed trullo and villa in the heel of Italy’s boot, is ideal for families with young children.
A lawned garden, play area, fenced pool and toys will keep little ones happy for hours so parents can relax and enjoy the peaceful, rural setting.
Trattorias (more relaxed than a restaurant) and sandy beaches are all within easy reach.
Cote d’Azur Luxury
Ideal for a special celebration, this elegant villa in a glorious setting ticks all the boxes. The spacious interiors comfortably accommodate 10 guests while a large heated pool, summer kitchen and barbecue set the scene for summer living.
Villa essentials are included from wifi to table tennis and a well-stocked wine cellar. A daily cook service can be arranged while you explore nearby Grasse or head to the coast.
Now to decide which one to investigate!
Rachel’s Villa Holidays is a bespoke villa holiday consultancy service offered by an independent travel expert. Set up by Rachel in 2010, the service offers informed guidance to villa guests and villa owners, with a focus on luxury villas with pools in Italy and France.
If you would like to find out more about Rachel’s recommended villas in France and Italy, contact Rachel for a free 30 minute consultation on 07983 801 337 or email email@example.com