Child friendly environment,  Family friendly self
catering gites near St Jean d'Angely
in the Charente Maritime, W France
We have 2 children and we have also been letting out our cottages here in the Charente Maritime to families since 1996 so have
some experience of what children of all ages enjoy and what makes their parents holidays enjoyable too. Its usually the case that if
the children are happy so are the  parents. Les Vallaies welcomes families with children under 12 yrs.
What do we mean by Child
and Family friendly ? Well,
for a start we welcome
families with children of all
ages but most families
staying with us have
children of 12 years and
under. That means that
certainly in peak season
and school holidays there
will be other like minded
families with children, all
wanting an enjoyable
relaxing stay where there
are other children for theirs
to play with. If your children
are entertained then it
usually means you'll be
able to relax that bit more.
Our gites are furnished
with the needs of young
families in mind, simple not
luxury, so you can relax
even more.

* LARGE HEATED POOL WITH PADDLING AREA*
* GAMES ROOM WITH TABLE TENNIS, TABLE FOOTBALL *
* SANDPIT,  SWINGS, SLIDE & GARDEN TOYS *
* ENCLOSED GARDEN * TRAMPOLINE with safety net *
* BABY/CHILD EQUIPMENT *
* SPACIOUS GITES * CHOICE of ACCOMODATION *
* WOOD FIRED PIZZA OVEN and GROUP BBQ AREA*

* BABYSITTING by REGISTERED CHILDMINDER (WENDY)*
* WINE TASTINGS * FAMILY VINE WALKS *
*MINI CRECHE LOCALLY (WENDY)*
* ESTABLISHED PROPERTY *
*
POTTERY & T-SHIRT PAINTING *
*
TEDDY BEAR PICNICS NEARBY*
* SCUBA DIVING ON SITE EACH WEEK *
Our large enclosed child
friendly garden is perfect for
toddlers...
.The garden has
swings, slide and sand pit,
trampoline with safety net
and a toddlers wooden
playhouse. The garden is on
a slope which makes for an
interesting game of football !
But is great for rolling down
and running around with lots
of bushes to hide behind.
There are lots of shady
areas too and the whole
garden is in view from the
Vierge cottage terrace so
this cottage is best for those
with little ones. Don't forget
we can also offer our
'babysitting service' or our
mini creche with Wendy, a
registered child minder, so
you can relax and enjoy a
night out.
Please also read our
PARENT POINTS
For Family
Friendly things
to do in our
area CLICK
HERE
We have travel cots,
highchairs and stairgates.
We have other items such
as a potty, child toilet seat,
booster seat, bedguards,
baby monitors, sterilisers
and toddler step available
all free of charge. The
games room has table
tennis table and bar football
and each gite has a
selection of books and
board games. We can also
loan you dvds. The games
room has sofas and tables
and chairs so it has a 'club
house' feel - great for the
older ones to hang out.
There is a bubbling jacuzzi
and two sunbathing areas
with plenty of sunbeds.
There is shade and sun in
different areas at different
times of day, there are also
several large parasols too.
Our family friendly gites have
a heated pool. It is on the
opposite side of the building
from the garden. It is
completely enclosed by a
min 1m10 high wall and is
accessed by a gate which is
self closing and has a child
proof latch. It is also alarmed
for extra security. The pool is
66 m2 and has a gently
sloping beach style entrance,
so its very child friendly and
perfect for toddlers to splash
around in, being just a few
cm deep. It slopes gently
down to an 80 cm shallow
end then again down to a 1m
80 deep end.  Because it is
heated  to 28c even younger
children will happily swim /
play in it from May to the end
of September. The older
children will be hard to get
out of it.
ENCLOSED PLAY GARDEN
HEATED POOL
BABY and TODDLERS
CHILD FRIENDLY