We didn't really know what to expect when we came here, as it's our first time in a Gite. The setting did not disappoint-beautiful rural countryside, yet easy to find (the Sat Nav took us straight here in just under two hours from Bordeaux airport).
When we arrived our 2 year old son established himself straight away in the enclosed garden, heading straight for the treehouse, which he pretty much didn't leave for the entire week! There is so much here to keep an adventurous toddler amused and therefore allowing us to have the chance to relax. It was lovely for our son to mix with other kids too.
The cottage (Syrah) had everything we needed, and the bed was extremely comfy. When we arrived we had the essentials in the fridge already, as we pre booked the pack. There was even a lovely bottle of local Rose waiting for us!
Don't buy any eggs when you come here, as the chickens keep the Gite in plentiful supply. They also keep the kids amused as they can feed them every day.
I also got a guided tour of Verdhello and Clairette. Both are lovely cottages, I think next time we will stay in Clairette just to use the spa bath and Zen garden!!!
Richard was a fantastic host, really attentive and making sure we had everything we needed. He also hosted a pizza night, so the kids got a chance to make their own pizzas cooked in the Gite's pizza oven which they really enjoyed.
Definitely coming back here again! Thanks Richard!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Vendange Family Gites near St Jean D'Angely, Charente-Maritime. Choice of four lovely child friendly stone cottages set on several acres in the sunflower-strewn Nie Valley. Easy drive to great beaches. Quiet, rural, edge of village location. Safe, Heated swimming pool in its own area and fully enclosed lawn with kids playground. Barn with table tennis, table football etc. Four poster beds in all cottages. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Vendange Family Friendly Gites France/Gibourne