Personally, I’m happy to book my next holiday whilst still enjoying the current one. Greedy perhaps, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s always good to have one in the bag. Greed aside, if you’re restricted by dates, whether as a result of school holidays, work schedules or the complicated commitments of friends or several kids, there is something to be said for booking in the autumn for the following summer. Nothing quite beats the smugness of having booked your preferred villa and low-cost flights well before the winter sets in.
If you’re looking for inspiration, check out the Guardian’s recent round-up of top 20 European villas for families, including ideas from JG Communications’ clients Croatian Villa Holidays and soloSicily.