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Gite in France, Region Poitou-Charentes, La Rochelle
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Our family holiday cottages or gites as they are known in France, welcome families with babies, toddlers and young children (In fact we are EXCLUSIVELY for families with young children) We offer a peaceful and safe environment in which to enjoy your self catering family holiday with toddlers and young kids near the historic town of St Jean d'Angely in France. With other toddlers and young children for yours to play with in the enclosed garden filled with toys you'll actually have time to relax and even read a book ! Relax in the shade of the apple tree with a chilled glass of wine chatting to other like minded parents whilst your children make new friends. Read over 20 years worth of reviews from families, many of whom return year after year. An easy drive from the ports or fly to one of the many airports in the region such as La Rochelle.

Here at La Grange du Moulin we have a selection of comfortable holiday cottages to choose from. There are four three bedroomed family cottages each sleeping six plus a smaller two bedroomed family cottage and a larger four bedroomed holiday cottage.

The four 3 bedroomed family holiday cottages have a patio to the front and rear with access to each from within the cottage. They each have a barbecue, garden table, chairs and large parasol. They are all opposite the large enclosed garden area, great for families with young children and toddlers - your children can play safely in the garden and you can sit back and relax with a glass of wine on your terrace with your toddlers in full view or certainly within calling distance if they are playing hide and seek !

All the family friendly holiday gites have access to a laundry room on site with washing machines, dryer for the use of all the guests free of charge. There are drying racks, iron and ironing board in each cottage, plus an outdoor rotary dryer. All being well the only drying you'll be doing is of your swimwear !

All the kitchens are equipped to suit the needs of young families with 4 ring gas hob, electric or gas oven grill, microwave, electric kettle, fridge/freezer and dishwasher plus all basic crockery and cutlery providing everything needed for a comfortable self catering family gite holiday.

Large Enclosed Garden with Shade
Enclosed Alarmed Swimming pool
Heated Toddler Pool (perfect for babies and toddlers)
Main Swimming Pool heated
Swings, Slide, Sandpit
Pirate Ship for climbing and hiding
Indoor and Outdoor toys
Trampoline with safety net
Play house
Table tennis, boules, skittles
Book and dvd library

Scuba diving for kids
Childrens pottery painting
Childrens fabric painting
Family vine walks
Babysitting and mini creche services
Group barbecues with marshmallows or ice pops !
Make new friends easily
and for Mum and Dad....
Wine tastings
Taste du terroir evenings

Cots and bed guards
Stair barriers standard in all gites
Highchairs and booster seats
Baby baths, baby bath seats,
Sterilisers, baby rocker chairs,
Non slip bath mats and change mat standard in all gites
Baby monitors, Toddler steps
night lights and door stoppers
Plastic crockery, cutlery
Pottys and child toilet seats
outside loo

Our large enclosed garden has a sandpit
and swings including a slide and baby/
toddler swing. These are set on an impact
absorbing wood chip surface (just in case). There is plenty of space to play boules or ball. The garden and sandpit are directly opposite Ruche and Horloge cottages and within view of Papillon gite and Grenier gite. Our Pirate Ship is the star attraction and great for climbing. Our 3m trampoline has a safety net for secure bouncing fun. There are numerous large trees around the garden creating plenty of shade and also lots of super hiding places.

Our swimming pool area is completely
enclosed by a 1m80 high fence and wall and is accessed by one gate which is self closing and has a child proof latch. The main pool is also alarmed for extra security. It is heated to 28c using an efficient heat pump and even younger children will happily swim / play in
it. The older children will be hard to get out of it. We also have our baby /Toddler
splash pool, an above ground HEATED (to
30c) pool, perfect for young children,
toddlers and babies. It is surrounded by a wooden deck with lots of sunbeds. There is a good sized paved terrace surrounding the main pool also with plenty of sunbeds There are also a number of trees around the area which provide shade in different areas at different times of day.

There is so much to see and do in the Charente Maritime region of sw France and our family holiday cottages centrally located so ideal for visiting all the great family sites.

La Palmyre zoo
Fort Boyard
St Savinien
Le Chateau des Enigmas
Vallaies des Singes
Swimming lake

We have literally hundreds of fantastic reviews, these are just a few from this last year, for more (going back over 20 years !)

Clarke family review of
La Grange du Moulin
June 2017, Fleurie holiday cottage,
child aged 3 yrs

What a fabulous holiday destination ! We felt like part of the family from the moment we arrived. Wendy, Chris and the boys were so welcoming and friendly. La Grange du Moulin has all the facilities and activities you could possibly want. It's a very safe and fun environment for the kids. We could not fault anything. Thank you !

Sumner family review of La Grange du Moulin, July 2017, Grenier holiday cottage, children aged 4 and 1 year

Our best family holiday yet ! With two young children we have struggled to find a 'formula' that works. Wendy and Chris provide a holiday for the whole family from seafood bbqs to teddy bear picnics !

Speake family review of La Grange du Moulin, June 2017, Ruche holiday cottage, children aged 7, 5 and 1 years

Our stay at La Grange du Moulin has been lovely. Wendy, Chris and the boys have been very friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Everything is set up to keep the children entertained in a safe, secure environment; from the two pools, games, toys, dvd selection, to the outdoor play area - which in turn means their parents can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Some great days out to the local park, swimming lake, aquarium, beautiful villages and towns added to a great week, thanks -
we'll see you next year !

Kelly family review of
La Grange du Moulin, July 2017, Fleurie holiday cottage, child aged 3 yrs

We stayed here for one week, we are only sorry we could not stay longer. We have a 3yr old and he loved the freedom and company of all the other boys and girls. The area is very safe with an enclosed garden. The houses are beautifully laid out with everything a family needs. It is obvious they love what
they do. We really couldn't recommend La Grange du Moulin highly enough and will be back ! Go, you'll love it !!


Address: 11 rue de la grange, courgeon
Zip/Postal Code: 17400
Latitude/Longitude: 45.94079978364946 / -0.39355516183718464
Nearest airportLa Rochelle78 km
Nearest beachFouras60 km
Nearest doctorDr Bardol (paediatrician)10 km
Nearest ferry boatSt Malo390 km
Nearest hospitalSt Jean d'Angely10 km
Nearest restaurantAll Restaurants10 km
Nearest train stationSt Jean d'Angely10 km
Pharmacy (or store with meds)Pharmacy10 km
Store with baby goodsE.leclerc10 km


La Rochelle 1hr15 drive
Poitiers 1hr25 drive
Bordeaux 1hr30 drive
Limoges 2hrs drive
Nantes 2hrs drive

St Malo 4hrs30 drive
Caen 6hrs drive
Cherbourg 6hrs15 drive
Calais 8hrs drive
Roscoff 6hrs drive

We advertise with Holiday France direct a Brittany ferry company so have a 20% off discount code which we can give to families who book with us. Please request the code on booking.


La Grange du Moulin family friendly holiday gites in the Charente Maritime region of Sw France are very centrally located for all the main towns, places of interest and of course the beaches. La Rochelle, Royan and Rochefort on the coast and Poitiers, Angouleme and Niort inland are all just an easy one hours drive away at most. Saintes and Cognac are closer still and have plenty to keep both adults, children and toddlers occupied and entertained. Even Bordeaux with its world famous vineyards and wineries are just a 1hr30 drive away. The Coast with hundreds of miles of coastline is just an easy 1hrs drive but we also have a fabulous inland beach and swimming lake just 30 mins away.

Accommodation, facilities, utilities

Listing type
Gite , 72 sq. m.
3 Bedroom(s), 6 Sleeps
Cot: 3
Double: 1
Twin: 2
1 Bathroom(s)
Baths: 1
Showers: 1
Wash basins: 1
Swimming pool
Holiday type
Country retreat
Self catering
Off-road parking
Private car park
2 Car(s)
Off street
Broadband Internet
Hot water
Wifi (free)
Children facilities
Audio or video monitor
Baby bath
Bed guard
Board games
Booster seat
Changing mat
Child-safe bedding
Children's books & toys
Children's dinnerware
Easy buggy/pram access
Enclosed garden / outside area
Fridge for milk and medicines
High chair
Internal stair gates
Microwave bottle sterilizer
Push chair / Stroller / Buggy
Swimming pool fenced off
Travel cot
Unused electricity outlets covered
Indoor facilities
Outdoor facilities
Barbeque area
Communal pool
Gated entry
Cleaning extra
Linen provided
Towels provided
Local activities
Horse riding
Other activities
Cycling (50 meters)
Fishing (30 km)
Golf (30 km)
Horse riding (15 km)
Swimming (10 meters)
Tennis (500 meters)
Walking (50 meters)


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-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
Rate summary €50 - €110 €330 - €675 - 3 Nights -


 Addon typePriceCharge type
end of stay cleaning serviceOptional €40Weekly


Check in: 16:00 / Check out: 10:00
Payment options
We may be flexible on check in / check out times on request
Booking Conditions

1. The property may be offered for holiday rental subject to confirmation by Chris and Wendy Blakeman ('the owners') to the renter ('the client').
2. To reserve the 'property', the client should complete the online booking form, the submitting of which acts as a signature. By submitting the booking form the client is agreeing to all the booking conditions and has fully read and understood them. They have also read all details regarding the cottage and property that is available on the web site www.grangedumoulin.com. Payment of the initial non refundable deposit (£200 per cottage) must be paid within 5 working days of confirmation of the receipt of the booking form otherwise the reservation will be cancelled. Please note that this deposit will not be refunded in the event of cancellation by the client. The client is strongly recommended to arrange a comprehensive travel insurance policy including cancellations cover and to have full cover for the party's personal belongings and public liability etc. since these are not covered by the owners insurance. The deposit constitutes part of the total rental fee. Electricity, cooking gas, hot and cold water and taxe de sejour are included unless otherwise indicated. Heating fuel is not included. Following receipt of the booking form and deposit, the owners will send a confirmation statement. This is the formal acceptance of the booking.
3. The balance of the rental is due not less than 10 weeks before the start of the rental period. If payment is not received by the due date, the manager reserves right to give notice in writing that the reservation is cancelled. The client will remain liable to pay the balance of the rent. Reservations made within 10 weeks of the start of the rental period require full payment at the time of booking. Once paid no refund will be given of any part of the balance payment in the event of cancellation by the client even if the owners re book the property. The client is again strongly recommended to arrange a comprehensive travel insurance policy including cancellations cover.
4. A security deposit of £200 may be taken and the manager will claim costs incurred for the replacement of breakages or repair of damage to the property caused by the client. This clause shall not limit the clients liability to the owner. Under no circumstances can the security deposit be used as payment by the client for extra services.
5. Any chargeable expenses arising during the rental period (e.g. catering, babysitting, cleaning service, linen / towel hire, and vine walks etc ) should be settled locally with the owner on the day before departure. Wine tastings if pre booked must be payed in full even if cancelled by the client prior to the event unless a replacement person can be found.
6. The rental period shall commence at 16.00 (4.00pm) on the first day and finish at 10.00 (10.00am) on the last day. The manager shall not be obliged to offer the 'property' before the time stated and the client shall not be entitled to remain in occupation after the time stated. If you expect to arrive after 7pm you must contact us, otherwise we cannot guarantee being present to hand over the key. The maximum number to reside in the 'property' must not exceed the number stated in the details .Our property is not suitable for animals / pets . Smoking is not permitted in the cottages.
7. The client agrees to be a considerate tenant and to take good care of the 'property' and to leave it in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the rental period. Music, radio, television noise must not be at a level that can be heard outside the property.
8. The manager reserves the right to claim costs incurred for additional cleaning if the client leaves the 'property' in an unacceptable condition. The client also agrees not to act in a way which would cause disturbance to those resident in neighbouring properties.
9. The client shall report to the owner without delay any defects in the 'property' or breakdown in the equipment, plant, machinery or appliances in the 'property', garden or swimming pool, and arrangements for repair and/or replacement will be made as soon as possible. Any problems regarding the condition or cleanliness of the property must be reported to the manager without delay.
10. The owner or manager shall not be liable or responsible to the client :
for any defect or stoppage, temporary or otherwise, in the supply of public services to the 'property', nor in
respect of any equipment, plant, machinery or appliance in the 'property', garden or swimming pool.
for any disturbance, noise or work occuring in the area surrounding the property by neighbours or other persons.
for loss , damage or injury which is the result of adverse weather conditions,riot, war, strikes or any matters beyond the control of the owner.
for any loss, damage, or inconvenience caused to or suffered by the client if the 'property' shall be destroyed or substantially damaged before the start of the rental period and in any such event, the owner shall, within seven days of notification to the client, refund to the client all sums previously paid in respect of the rental period.
11. Under no circumstances shall the owners liability to the client exceed the amount paid to the owner for the rental period.

This contract shall be governed by English law in every particular including formation and interpretation and shall be deemed to have been made in England.
Any proceedings arising out of or in connection with this contract may be brought in any court of competent jurisdiction in England.
Security deposit
We also take bank transfers from uk residents
No security deposit required
Pets: No
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for all ages
Long term rentals: No
Elderly or infirm: Not suitable
Wheelchair: No

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