The Smart Solution for the School Holidays

Dream villas with pools, value for money, plenty of babysitters and an instant social scene make holidays with extended families and friends the smart choice for the peak summer season.

The average family of four might think a fabulous French château will be way beyond the budget, but amazingly it could cost little more than a humble mobile home!* By simply inviting the grandparents and a few family friends, the price can tumble to below £340 per person per week, even in the prime school holidays of July and August.

Anglo French Properties offers a handpicked selection of exceptional villas, country houses and châteaux, of which the majority accommodate 10 or more in the lap of luxury. All the properties are located in the most reliably sunny regions of South West France, Provence and the Côte d’Azur, set in a large garden and grounds with a private swimming pool. All the rental prices also include a cleaner, normally two or three times a week and a chef can be arranged to be paid for locally.

Châteaux Marcoux, in the idyllic Quercy region of South West France, has been transformed from a 12th century hill top fortress into a stunning, 4-bedroom manor house with a 1-bedroom annexe and self-contained, 1-bedroom ‘pigeonnier’. With 6 bedrooms and 4 bath/shower-rooms, the property can easily accommodate three or even four families (12 people) and the Château is also set in 20 acres of garden with a 12x5m pool and poolside games room. With Anglo French Properties, 7 nights is available in July and August for £4,130 – as little as £345 per person.

La Bourdette is a magnificent French manor house located in the well kept secret of the Ariège Pyrénées region of South West France, with fantastic leisure facilities onsite for adults and children alike. The house is the epitome of French elegance, set in 50 acres of garden and grounds, complete with a state-of-the-art tennis court, 18x7.5m pool and pool house games room featuring table tennis and table football. With 7 bedrooms and 6 bath/shower-rooms, the house can comfortably accommodate four families (16 people) and with Anglo French Properties 7 nights is available in July or August for £5,390 – as little as £337 per person.

Le Baou brings to mind the quintessential Provencal country house that caused Russell Crowe to desert the rat race in the film, ‘A Very Good Year’. The house is set in 20 acres of garden, with gravel dining terraces and a 12x6m pool, all surrounded by the owners vineyards. Beaches and coves on the Bay of St Tropez are also only 14 kms away. With 8 bedrooms and 7 bath/shower-rooms in the main house and annexe, Le Baou comfortably accommodates 3 or 4 families (15 people) and with Anglo French Properties, 7 nights in July or August is available for £6,900 – from £460 per person.

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*Example comparison price based on 2-bedroom mobile home in the French Riviera with Eurocamp, for 7 nights in August 2013.

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