yes Lyn is on ur wavelength,
Seedy is never on anyone's wavelength, but he does have a point! (God forbid I stand up for Seedy!!!!) Adults adapt better then children, and it's more likely as you yourself suggested that if anyone gets isolated it would be the kids first.
If ur chosen village is close to a city/other villages then fine, but if you are 30km from anywhere then things will be different.
Plus one last point, because other Brits have done it, that don't make it right! You can only ask though.
I have expressed a couple of points, which i think are valid, but as i don't have kids I will now bow out from the topic.
Best of luck.