Stylish family friendly holiday accommodation in South West France


       The Gites

Le Cognassier Le Cerisier master bedroom Heated swimming pool


The Gites

Rooms are spotless, generously proportioned, airy and light. We have a passion for all things French and have thoughtfully furnished each gite in an original style which combines the needs for family friendly holiday accommodation with a charming quirky touch.

The kitchens have hand painted units and high quality appliances including a dishwasher, washing machine, large fridge/freezer  (with chilled champagne ), electric oven,  hob, and microwave. There is an open plan dining area with table and seating for 6. In the sitting room you will find comfortable sofas, armchairs and  painted furniture accessorized with some of our vintage pieces. The TV has English channels and there is a DVD player and Wi-Fi. Numerous books, toys and games are available for all ages.

The gites have 3 bedrooms - a king, a double and a twin so we can accommodate 6 adults and 2 babies. There is a large family bathroom with WC. Downstairs there is a shower room with WC. Each gite has its own gravelled, private garden with teak dining furniture, sun loungers and a barbecue. The gites are joined but do not overlook each other and offer total privacy.

Babies, toddlers and older children are extremely well catered for. Cots, stair gates and plenty of baby and child equipment are at your disposal to ensure your family holiday goes smoothly. See list here

For winter or longer lets our gites are available to rent all year round and are heated throughout.

Le Cognassier  - sleeps 6

A charming holiday cottage with large rooms retaining many original features. Stone walls and tiled floors downstairs keep it cool in the summer. Decorated in soft, neutral tones and quirky touches here and there give this gite a very individual look. There is an open plan dining area overlooking the private garden which leads on to the main garden. Perfect for keeping an eye on the little ones whilst relaxing or barbecuing. The garden is filled with delicate pink roses, clematis and grapevines and there’s even a secret ( but safe) door leading into the fields.

Upstairs, the bedrooms overlook the gardens, pool and neighbouring fields of sunflowers and wheat. See more photos here

Pool and Gardens

The large, walled gardens offer an extremely safe, child friendly area for playing, with fruit trees affording shade from the sun. There are swings, slide, small trampoline and trikes. Young children can build their own château in the sandpit or potter about happily trying to catch Twiglet the cat!  Older ones may like badminton or trying their hand at a game of boules. There is plenty of room for a game of football with Dad.

The pool is heated ( we aim for 29°C), has a Roman end with steps making it very family friendly. It is fenced for total safety with child proof gate and is surrounded by flowering shrubs. The decked area has parasols and teak steamer chairs with plump cushions. Arm yourself with a good book, iPod or just your own thoughts and feel the stress melt away. See more photos here

For the nocturnal, our night skies are incredibly clear and offer fantastic stargazing opportunities.

Le Cerisier  - sleeps 6

Combining modern comforts with vintage charm, Le Cerisier has everything you need to feel at home. Colour schemes in blue, linen, and French grey are easy on the eye and as always our vintage finds give this gite a very stylish look. There are large comfy sofas in the sitting room to flop into after a hard day at the pool.

The private garden is situated at the back of the cottage and is perfect for relaxing in total peace. The kitchen diner overlooks the main gardens which are walled and gated.

Upstairs, the twin room overlooks the pool and the other 2 look out onto open countryside. See more photos here