We have 2 children (5yrs and 2yrs) and we spent a lovely week in La Grange gite at La Garenne in July 2012. We were looking for a holiday in which the children would be happy and safe and also somewhere we could relax so we spent a lot of time researching options. La Garenne seemed like the perfect place and I was very keen (and quite anxious) to see if the holiday would meet our high expectations. I am delighted to say that it certainly met all our expectations!
Communication during research, booking and on arrival with Dorte was very good – always on hand to answer queries and help with any local information we required to make our stay most enjoyable.
On arrival we were slightly early, so spent the time, in the middle of sunflower fields and vineyards, exploring the gardens and stretching our legs from the car journey. Our children were immediately at ease at the setting which put our minds at rest. Our gite was perfect, spacious, clean and comfortable. The local supermarket is 10mins drive and has everything you need.
We took advantage of Dorte’s homemade cooking one evening and had a beautiful meal when the children were safely in bed after another fun-filled day. We also attended the welcome BBQ to meet the other families staying at La Garenne which was a lovely evening and the children enjoyed painting pottery one afternoon in the garden.
There are many places to see around the area but it is equally relaxing to stay at La Garenne while the children play in the garden or splash around in the pool.
All in all a great holiday where Dorte and Richard both made us feel very welcome and most importantly of all for us, we had a relaxing time – something we never thought possible with 2 young children on holiday!
We are definitely hoping to book to go back again next summer, I would highly recommend La Garenne to any family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Garenne is a family friendly gite complex with 6 newly renovated gites set in a large garden. All the gites are fully equipped to a high standard. Lots of care has been taken to maintain the buildings old charming character such as exposed beams and charentaise stone walls. We have two heated pools fenced and gated with a child safe gate system. There are plenty of sun loungers and pool toys. If you prefer to sit in the shade by the pool you will find a covered area with sofas, just the right place to sit . Swimming lessons and kids club is offered for the children. Catering options such as a weekly welcome BBQ on a Monday evening in the garden and a weekly 3 course meal brought to your gite for you to enjoy on your private patio are all extra services to make your holiday special. Also you can have a fresly made meal delivered to your gite on arrival day. All you need to do is heat it up when you are ready to dine, so no need to think about food shopping on your first day. ... more less