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 is 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, 5hrs from
Paris, 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
Nerlandse
Francaise
The location
About us
The activities
The pool
The property
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
Wood burning pizza oven
Make your own pizzas
Heated pool and jacuzzi
Family vineyard walks
Teddy bear picnics nearby
Fabric painting
Scuba diving for kids and adults
Enclosed play garden