La Garenne is designed perfectly for the children - from the trampoline in the front garden to the lovely pool and not forgetting the other children. It was lovely to be able to open the doors to the Gite and let the kids out to play with their new found friends without having to worry about where they were or what they were doing. If the kids are happy, that's more than half the battle.
La Garenne is situated conveniently for places such as La Rochelle and Cognac, but it is far enough away to be completely rural and for you to not feel pressured into going anywhere if you don't want to. There are lovely walks in the local area around the sunflower fields and vineyards, and a 10 minute drive to the local village for a great Sunday market and lovely boulangeries for croissants and baguettes.
Dorte and Richard were lovely hosts, we had Dorte's cooked meals on a couple of occasions which were very nice.
We all had a great time and came back after two weeks feeling completely relaxed.