GUEST COMMENTS 2009
of our family friendly gites in France
Our son was well occupied with all the toys around him, typically though, he loved the swings and the gravel on
the pathways ! The holiday was a much needed break and we felt the cottage provided well for the weather -
the hot, the warm and the stormy ! It was lovely meeting other guests at the Teddy Bears picnic. All the toys
provided by Benjamin and Thomas were of treat use an kept him highly occupied - anything with wheels !
Thank you for an enjoyable stay.
Weddell Family (child aged 18 mths)
We chose this property as it seemed to have been set up with young families in mind - it
was everything we'd hoped for. The kids loved the pool and the beach style shallow end
ment they could get in and out on their own. They also spent a lot of time playing with the
other children in the play area - fantastic to have onsite.
Williams family (children aged 3.5 yrs and 2 yrs)
The swimming pool at the property was a definate highlight (so clean and warm) The gite is very well set up
for families. The toys and books were welcomed by the children and the nice bottle of wine, by mum and dad !
We loved our day at the boats and the wonderful fete. We would highly recommend this holiday to our family
and friends. A peaceful oasis yet close to all the sghts and attractions the area has to offer. Thanks very much
to Wendy and Chris.
Ankerstjerne family ( children aged 8yrs, 6yrs and 3yrs)
We really had a great holiday and we could have easily stayed another week. There was
lots to do within easy driving distance and we had all the facilities we needed and thanks
again for your hospitality. This was our first family holiday as four and we will definately
do something similar agin. We just did a random search on the internet to find your
cottage under 'toddler friendly france' as the child friendly aspect was key for us having
made a mistake on a previous holiday. My stipulations for us were short flight, short
distance from the airport and child friedly so Les Vallaies ticked all those boxes. In terms
of feedback we really have only good things to say... we loved the cottages, the location
of which was remote but within easy reach of the necessities - we had everything we
needed so it was easy to relax and enjoy the holiday. We were lucky ih the weather but
there was plenty to do if it rained. The pool was ideal and a nice temperature.
Carey family (children aged 6mths and 2yrs)
With a 2.5yr old, it was great that everything was child friendly ie gates, stairgates,
window locks etc. Wendy and Chris were very friendly and helpful. Great location with
so much to see and do and a good variety od activities Loved the pool and the play area.
Griffins family (child aged 2.5yrs)
Covered sandpit was such a bonus. For adults sitting at the top of the garden in the evening sun was
unbeatable. Good range of toys for all ages. Great area for small children - so much to do even if weather is
bad. This property is a perfect mix of privacy and sociability. The children loved the pool and we felt
comfortable with non swimmers because of depth. Great selection of inflatables etc. Chris and wendy were so
welcoming and helpful and obviously love the area. We enjoyed just hanging out at the gite and pool and
wandering through the village and fields. Web site is great, really captures the spirit of your properties.
Standring family ( children aged 5, 3 and 1yrs)
We had a great time, loved having a pool right outside our front door, great for a cool down after a long hot day
or just stay in it all day ! The area is nice and quiet with friendly people. Have a closer look at any rock and
you'll see fossils everywhere !! Cottage is very like a home away from home and child friendly. our boys loved
it.
Beesley family (children aged 2yrs, 7 and 9yrs)
All the children loved the pool and the play area. It was really good to have so much
'child' stuff provided like high-chair, cot, books, toys etc. Bedrooms were nice ad dark
and there was plenty of space. Cottage felt safe for our daughter who has mobility
problems. We particularly enjoyed the ine tasting and it was great having regular contact
with Chris and Wendy for local knowledge, advice and recommendations. Lots to do in
the area compared to previous holidays in the Vendee.
Slowie family (children aged 8, 6 and 15mths)
The gite is comfortable, the pool a big hit with our 8yr old daughter and having other families around for
company and for her to play with certainl made the holiday very enjoyable. Having a dishwasher also makes
holidaying more relaxing. The complex suited the whole family. We are definately going to come back and
stay again, hopefully soon !
McEvoy family (child aged 8yrs)  
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