For an affordable, relaxed, self catering family friendly
gite holiday in the Charente Maritime, South West 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
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 friends.
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
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
Pin friendly gites
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.