Child friendly Les Vallaies is a small
group of
Family friendly self catering
holiday cottages
with Heated pool and
enclosed play garden.
We welcome families with young children
(generally under 12), toddlers and babies.
The holiday cottages lie in the rural hamlet of
Le Puy de Brette near St Jean d'Angely in
the Charente maritime region of south
western France. The property i
s surrounded
by
open countryside The large heated
swimming pool, jacuzzi, enclosed play
garden, games room,
make for the perfect
self catering family friendly gite holiday
and
an ideal base from which to explore this
beautiful part of the Charente Maritime in
south western
France.
Chris is our pool man and takes great
pride in its daily maintenance. It is very
child friendly and ideal for young
children, babies and toddlers as it has a
gently sloping beach style entrance,
starting at about 20cm depth, so ideal
for paddling, then gently slopes down to
the shallow end at about 1m. This then
again slopes further down to the deep
end. All the family will enjoy it  as the
1.80 m deep end is perfect for jumping,
playing and swimming.
It has underwater lighting and a jacuzzi
for lots of bubble fun. It is heated to 28c
by a very efficient heat pump and  
surrounded by a terrace with lots of sun
beds . Safety is out top most priority and
so the pool area is entirely enclosed by
a 1m60 high wall, has a child safety latch
on the gate and is alarmed for extra
safety so also complies with French law.
We live just 1.5km from Les Vallaies so
provide peace of mind that everything will
be in order, clean and ready for your
arrival. We are also able to provide a
number of services to add to your holiday
enjoyment and make it as relaxing as
possible. We can provide cots, stairgates
and highchairs and many other things
such as toddler steps, baby baths,
sterilisers, changemats etc all free of
charge on request, so save you room in
the car . We have a good selection of
board games and books in each cottage
and also we provide lots of local
information and are familiar with
restaurants and places of interest . We
also have a 'day out folder' with the sights
you must not miss and comments from
previous guests about the places they've
been to. There is wi fi internet access
available  free of charge. Each cottage
has a dishwasher and washing machine.

Gites available to suit all budgets from
£400 per week in June to £800 in peak
season for a 3 bedroomed pool side gite.
Come and sit in the spa looking on at your children splashing
and laughing in the pool.
Lie back on your sunbed as the hot sun drys and tans you;
Sit on your terrace with a crisp, cool glass of white wine and start on
that book you've been dying to read.....
...come to Les Vallaies.....
We believe that our family gites are in
the best location in the Charente
Maritime offering the tranquility of the
countryside yet being central for all
beaches and places of interest in the
region. Visit the
Puy du Fou ,  Fort
Boyard , Futuroscope , Aquarium , & La
Palmyre zoo.
The family friendly cottages are set in a
rural location, 6 miles east of St Jean
D'Angely in the Charente Maritime
region of south western France. The
region is approximately a 4 hour drive
from St Malo, 7hrs from Cherbourg and
9 hrs from Calais.
The hamlet is just a 10 min drive (6
miles) from all major facilities such as
supermarkets and banks. The town of St
Jean d'Angely also has a good
selection of restaurants.
Chris and Wendy Blakeman have been living
in France offering family friendly self catering
gites for rental since 1996. We have
therefore gained a wealth of experience in
what makes the perfect child friendly family
holiday. Wendy is a
registered child minder
and provides a babysitting service, we also
offer a 'mini creche' service once per week at
our own home, so you can enjoy a relaxing
lunch out. We also have two children of our
own so fully understand the needs of the
family when booking a self catering gite rental
property in France. We are happy to chat to
you and are available at anytime, but we don't
intrude on your privacy. Chris visits the
property every morning for pool maintenance,
so if you have any questions you can catch
him then, or just pop by our house
.We fell in
love with this south western region of 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.
For a bit more about us
click here.
* ENCLOSED HEATED POOL with JACUZZI
* ESTABLISHED PROPERTY
* SPACIOUS & WELL EQUIPPED GITES
* EASY REACH OF ALL THE BEST BEACHES
* BARBECUEs and PIZZA OVEN
* CHILDRENS ACTIVITIES
* BABYSITTING by Registered CHILDMINDER
* WINE TASTINGS and FAMILY VINE WALKS
* PADDLING AREA IDEAL for TODDLERS
* GARDEN with SWINGS, SLIDE, SANDPIT
* FREE Wi Fi
* GAMES ROOM with TABLE TENNIS
* TABLE FOOTBALL, BOARD GAMES, BOOKS
* CHILDRENS TOYS both OUTDOOR and IN
* TRAMPOLINE with safety net
* SCUBA DIVING COURSES for kids & adults
* BABY & TODDLER EQUIPMENT PROVIDED
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Sandy beaches
Our family friendly cottages welcome
families with children, (generally under
12's) toddlers and babies. There are four
stone built gites and a modern villa to
choose from. Each has its own private
terrace area but all can enjoy the
enclosed garden, swings, pool area and
games room. Your children can make new
friends whilst you relax with a good book
and a glass of chilled wine.
We have two garden side cottages which
will suit families with young children, so
they can run in and out to the play garden
freely; We also have two pool side
cottages which may suit families with
slightly older children who want to be in
the pool all the time. There is also the
modern villa which stands slightly apart
from the cottages and has its own large
private garden, so may suit a family who
want the best of both worlds !
Owners Direct apartment rentals
Wendy Blakeman
All content By Wendy Blakeman
5 rue de la cave,
Le Puy de brette
17400
St pierre de juillers
Charente maritime, France

tel: 00 33 546330902
email: wendy@childfriendlygites.com
Les Vallaies family holiday cottages
Charente Maritime, France
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At Les Vallaies family holiday cottages
we offer a number of fun activities for
both children and adults. Each week at
our sister site just 1km away we hold a
Teddy bear picnic which is free to all our
guests who want to join us. We also offer
other activities such as pottery painting
and fabric painting. Depending on
numbers these may be held on site or at
La Grange. Guests often get together to
have a pizza evening, where everyone
gets to make their own pizzas and cook
them in the wood burning oven. Every
week we also hold a family vine walk
through the vines and depending on
numbers will also hold a professional
wine tasting at our home. We have also
teamed up with scubaschool.fr who offer
fun try dives for children and adults from
just 5 yrs old, they can also offer more
advanced PADI recognized courses.
Facilities