After speaking with Rex & Joan Wade I can confirm that we can stay at their home in France between the 2nd and 10th of May, 2015. If you wish to view the place on Google put in:
Chatain Besson, Ecuras, France. The main road running through is the D699. I can confirm that there is an Aires in the village, which can be used as a contingency plan for any unforeseen circumstances.
It is 759miles from Hull and takes 12hrs 12 minutes driving time (According to Google). It would take us longer as I would prefer to miss all the Toll Roads and take a leisured drive down using Aires and staying where worthwhile.
I would envisage leaving UK about the 23rd April but this is flexible at this time. If there is anyone who is serious about going please let me know. We can meet at any point along the way or at Rex & Joan’s home. Anyone who knows of any good stop overs through their experience, again I would appreciate their tips.