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,
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 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 also has a bubble pool for lots of
bubble fun. It is heated to by a very
efficient heat pump and  surrounded by a
terrace with lots of sun beds . Safety is
our 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 2 km 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 inside the cottage .
Each cottage has a dishwasher and washing
machine.

Gites available to suit all budgets from £400
per week in June to £995 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. For more
information on these and other things to
do visit our
new web site blog here
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 bubble pool
* 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
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 !
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: wendyblakeman@gmail.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 we hold
some childrens activities at our sister
property La Grange du Moulin, just 2kms
away. The Teddy bear picnic which is free to
all our guests who want to join us is held
throughout the summer. We also offer other
activities such as fabric and pottery painting.
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, all held
in the Les Vallaies pool
Facilities
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