Help from the trip advisor clan please!
We are family of 4 (children are 5 and 3) . We are looking for 4*+ style self catering rental which could be our 'regular' annual holiday. Big foodies and love shopping and cooking at home from local shops.
Drawn to less populated areas vs tourist centres, delighted to be the minority of English speakers so we can use our Italian (basic but not afraid to try hard and encourage kids to try too). Pre-children we stayed in Sovicelle near Siena which we adored and similar to our honeymoon in hills of Corsica 15 mins drive from coast. Also pre kids did Milan, Florence, Genoa, Rome, Naples and Bologna so ruling those out.
Pool is a must, hire car travel not a problem. We live in a small village in the country in uk, so the kids love outdoors, exploring woods, swimming, building camps, anything to do with farms eg tractors, animals, also crafts, painting, hands on, hands dirty etc None of us enjoy shopping or too many crowds, although isolation is not desirable either as it would be great for the kids to meet and play with others from different countries. .....even writing this I am wondering how the heck we will find something!!!!!!
Any advice for rentals or as I noted some posts advising that family run hotels or agrotourism are often better quality and cheaper, I have an open mind to these too. Budget up to €1000 max per week for accommodation.
thanks indeed travellers!