For an affordable, relaxed, self catering family friendly
gite holiday in the Charente Maritime, South West France
Chris & Wendy Blakeman and their two children welcome families with young children, babies and toddlers in their affordable family
friendly gites in the Charente Maritime region of South West France. We have two child friendly sites, La Grange du Moulin and
Les Vallaies located within 2km of each other. The affordable, self catering family friendly gites are surrounded by open countryside, each
has large enclosed garden and the heated swimming pools and surrounds are alarmed and enclosed too; all creating a safe and child friendly,
peaceful environment in which you can relax whilst your children play in the sandpit or on the slide & swings and make new friends. We also
offer lots of family friendly activities such as fabric painting, pottery painting, teddy bear picnics, family vine walks and scuba diving ... when
the children are entertained, you can relax that much more making for the perfect family friendly holiday in France.
''We've been back on holiday here three times - I
think that says it all !! If you are looking for a gite
holiday where you can relax wih your young family
you can't get much better - Does what it says on the
tin ''Child Friendly'' Fantastic not just for children
but for parents of young children too.''
Chris and Wendy Blakeman have been living in France
offering self catering family friendly gites for holiday rental
since 1996. We have therefore gained a wealth of experience
in what makes the perfect self catering, child friendly and
family friendly gite holiday. We also have two children of our
own and Wendy is a registered child minder so fully
understand the needs of the family when booking an
affordable rental property in France. We fell in love with this
region of south west France not only for its superb beaches,
historic towns and beautiful rural countryside but for the
relaxed way of life, fantastic food and of course, the wine.
We share all our knowledge with our guests over a glass of
the local tipple and many return again and again and become
Child Friendly Beaches
Shady Sandpit
* Swings, sandpit, slide * Enclosed garden filled with toys * Enclosed and alarmed heated swimming pools *
* Trampoline with safety enclosure * Babysitting and mini creche with registered childminder *
* T- shirt painting * Pottery painting * Scuba diving from 5yrs old *
* peaceful rural environment *  table tennis * free wifi *
* Family vine walks * Professional wine tastings * Taste du terroir evenings *
* Pirate ship at La Grange du Moulin * Games room at Les vallaies *
''This is the holiday holy grail for parents - you really can enjoy a glass
of wine while the children play happily. The best and most relaxed
family holiday we've had yet. The boys had the time of their lives and
will be very sad to leave. The garden and pool are perfect for young
children and a lovely safe environment to enjoy with all the new
playmates they met.''
Visit the main  
La Grange du Moulin web site
for full details on all the affordable  
Family Friendly Gites with heated pool
at this property
Visit the main  
Les Vallaies web site  
for full details on all the  
Family Friendly Gites with heated
pool at this property
Teddy bears picnic each week
Family walks in the vines
Join the Black hand pirate gang at La Grange du Moulin
T- shirt painting
Scuba diving from 5yrs old
Pizza making at Les Vallaies
La Grange du Moulin site      Les Vallaies site
Pottery painting
by Wendy Blakeman
Author of child friendly gites site:
Wendy Blakeman
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