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Chez Coco - The Courtyard at St Catherines

Poitou Charentes, France

Per week

from 995.00 to 1295.00 EUR
The Owner / Manager

Stephanie May

Member since Jul 2015
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:15 minutes
  • Availability Updated:8 days 21 hours

BFB's Overview

Idyllically set amongst sunflowers and rolling meadows, this former priory is now an idyllic family-friendly retreat comprising three luxurious gites and a stylish B&B, along with a large heated pool and a ‘pop-up’ bistro, plus a whole host of child-friendly play gear and nursery equipment. This is most definitely, self-catering for softies!

The priory buildings of Ste Catherine de la Champ were built by monks in the 1700s and were all but ruined when the friendly May family fell in love with the place in 2006 and decided this would be the start of a new life in France. Undaunted by the scale of the restoration and renovation project, the Mays set about creating a home for themselves and a place where other families could share their dream in the Charente countryside.



The family of three, plus their soppy dogs and Jet the cat, finally moved here from the UK in 2010 and have made it their mission to go way above and beyond the average gite holiday and especially catering for parents with preschoolers.



They’ve sensitively converted the priory into three luxuriously appointed gites and have been justly rewarded with 4-star ratings by the Chambre de Tourisme. Not content with simply adding quality fixtures and fittings for grown-ups, the Mays also provide top notch child-friendly kit too. To take the pain out of packing, there’s a long list of nursery gear (see Fast Facts tab) and boxes of toys all tailored to children’s ages, including Lego, Playmobil, garage, train set, shop, dressing up outfits, loads of books and DVD’s. Plus, the TV’s have UK channels including all-important Cbeebies and Wi FI is available inside and out.



Each of the three gites boasts the privacy of their own garden and dining patio but families can also safely spill into the secure shared grounds of The Courtyard, where children have lots to keep them happy including a trampoline, swings plus baby swing, sand pit, slide and climbing frame, swing ball, basket ball and football goal posts. During the summer, children can also sign up for Bebe Poney from three, mug painting workshops with arty Michaela who will take away the masterpieces to be baked and glazed as a perfect memento. Even babies can do a foot print plate to take back for Granny.



The swimming pool at The Courtyard is completely fenced and gated, to give parents peace of mind while children roam, free range, around the garden and there are plenty of sun loungers for a sneaky snooze in the sun. The pool is 1.5 metres deep right the way across, with corner steps for easier access and it’s heated to a comfortable 27°c from May to September.

Perhaps the thing that really sets The Courtyard apart from other gites is Steph’s Table d'hote which serves 3-course menus usually 3 times a week. Steph has a real passion for cooking and takes full advantage of the superb Charentais produce to create a range of menus, not just of French dishes but also Italian, Greek, Indian, Thai, Caribbean and Middle Eastern. The Mays have a licence to serve alcohol and the covered, al fresco dining terrace is the perfect setting to enjoy a delicious and relaxing restaurant-style meal, in the twinkle of fairy lights, with gentle mood music beneath star-studded skies. Bread and morning croissant delivery are also available, so although the gites have well equipped fitted kitchens for self catering, mealtimes at The Courtyard can be a highlight of the holiday rather than a hassle.


Accommodation overview

Chez Coco (sleeps 6 + baby in a cot) has an official 4-star rating from the French tourist board and is a stylish blend of original character and modern comfort. The living/dining area and kitchen is open plan, with a beautiful exposed stone feature wall and a 3.5 metre high by 4 metre wide window, dressed in Bombay muslin to diffuse plenty of light into the room while maintaining privacy. The living area features two sofas, a wood burning stove, HD TV with Freesat channels, DVD player and an iPod dock and French doors open to the private terrace and garden with outdoor dining table, shade sail and barbecue. The kitchen is well equipped and includes an oven and hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The master bedroom at Chez Coco, with an exposed stone feature wall, has a king size bed and a Juliet balcony with views to the south over open countryside. This bedroom also has an ensuite shower room with washbasin and WC. The second bedroom has a double bed, a set of children's bunks and a cot, plus an ensuite shower room with a washbasin and WC.

Location Information

The Courtyard at Ste Catherine is surrounded by Cognac vineyards and fields of sunflowers in the Charente countryside of South West France. Formerly a priory, the gites have a peaceful rural setting but everything families need on a daily basis is just minutes away in the ancient, pretty market Town of Rouillac, which also has weekly markets and one of the oldest and largest farmers markets in France on the 27th of each month.



The nearby town of Jarnac (20 mins) is on the banks of the Charente River which makes a natural playground for picnics, paddling and canoeing or taking a boat trip on a canopied ‘chabot’. Families can also spend the day on the lake shore St Yrieix which has a beach, children’s park and the Nautilus swimming centre with indoor and outdoor pools, water slides, wave pools and aqua bikes.



Cognac, the famous Cognac capital of the world, is just 15 miles away, with plenty of shops, museums, galleries and great restaurants, including the recommended super child friendly La Scala overlooking the river. Children will also spend many happy hours at Base Plein Air on the river, which features 8 hectares of playing fields, an open air cafe and a play park for all ages with climbing frames, rope slides, crazy roundabouts and swings. During the summer months, a town of bouncy castles and soft play zones appear and the outdoor pool is open as well as trampolines and crazy golf. No visit to Cognac would be complete without a tour and tasting of one of the famous brandy vineyards and the owners of The Courtyard can arrange a discount at the Courvoisier estate.


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Angouleme (20 mins) is the capital of the region and a fun place for families to explore as the capital of the comic strip. Cartoon characters are depicted on giant wall paintings around the town and over 8000 original drawings are in the Musée de la Bande Dessinée. To eat out with the kids, the owners recommend Le Pistou next to the covered market, Les Halles.



For a day at the seaside, one of the owners’ favourite spots is Fouras (1hr 15) with lovely beaches, kids club activities, boat trips, a fort and great restaurants to sample the renowned west coast seafood.



Nearest medical services: The owner has the French Croix Rouge PS1 first aid qualification; Paediatric A&E at Angouleme (20mins)

Getting here: The airports of Bordeaux, Limoges and La Rochelle are all under 90 minutes’ drives. Calais is 7 hours and Caen 4.5 hours

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Seasonal Discount

EUR 205 discount for holidays taken between 08 Jun 2019 and 15 Jun 2019 minimum of 7 nights
EUR 205 discount for holidays taken between 29 Jun 2019 and 06 Jul 2019 minimum of 7 nights

Late Availability Discount

Bookings of 7 nights or more made within 28 days of travelling discounted by 10%

Multiple Weeks Discount

5% discount will be applied to full weeks after the first week

Rates

1 May - 24 May 2019 : €995 /week25 May - 28 Jun 2019 : €1295 /week29 Jun - 12 Jul 2019 : €1295 /week13 Jul - 30 Aug 2019 : €1295 /week31 Aug - 27 Sep 2019 : €1295 /week1 May - 24 May 2019 : £995 /week25 May - 28 Jun 2019 : £1295 /week29 Jun - 12 Jul 2019 : £1295 /week13 Jul - 30 Aug 2019 : £1295 /week31 Aug - 27 Sep 2019 : £1295 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Seasonal Discount

EUR 205 discount for holidays taken between 08 Jun 2019 and 15 Jun 2019 minimum of 7 nights
EUR 205 discount for holidays taken between 29 Jun 2019 and 06 Jul 2019 minimum of 7 nights

Discount Notes

Late Availability Discount

Bookings of 7 nights or more made within 28 days of travelling discounted by 10%

Multiple Weeks Discount

5% discount will be applied to full weeks after the first week

Who owns this place?

We are Charlie, Steph and Finn (9) May. Our family also comrpises two very gentle soppy dogs called Lilah and Suzie and Jet the cat.

What do they love about it?

Mums and Dads love it here because they can really relax with their children safe and occupied. The concierge service takes the stress out of thinking of and booking "things to do" and the "pop up restaurant" means they can have a night out without going anywhere. The gites are really well equipped (so you don't need to bring the kitchen sink) and the cleaning service takes the stress out of leaving day.

What do the kids love about it?

The kids love...the dogs, the art table, the boxes of toys, the huge lego box, the riding, the goat farm, the boat trip, the books, the pool, the play area, the sand pit, the spaghetti bolognese, the ice creams with sprinkles, the other kids.....the freedom.

Fast Facts

This family-friendly gite sleeps 6 plus a baby in 2 bedrooms comprising one with a king size bed and a family room with a double bed, a cot and a set of bunks for children.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Limoges, Bordeaux, La Rochelle all under 90 minutes.

Airport under 3 hours drive

Limoges, Bordeaux, La Rochelle all under 90 minutes

Any Pool

Lovely shared, heated (27 degrees 1 May - 30 Sept annually), gated pool with incline steps.

Nursery Gear (additional)

This baby-friendly gite has a “proper wooden cot” with mattress protector, cotton sheet and bumpers provided. Each cottage has a high chair, socket cover, stairgates, plastic crockery, cups and steriliser.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

This child-friendly gite offers loads of books, DVD, boxes of lego, playmobil and a dressing up box.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Pre arrival shopping and bread and crossaints delivery available.

Outdoor Toys

This child-friendly cottage has use of a trampoline, swing, slide, climbing frame, swing ball, football goal and basket ball.

Onsite Restaurant

Table d’hote service offered three times a week.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are provided.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Each cottage has a private terrace and there are large gated grounds with plenty of space to run around.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Complimentary Wi-fi is available.

Pet Friendly

Dogs are accepted.

Golf

Golf course 20 minutes drive away.

Tennis Court(s)

Tennis courts can be found under 5 minutes drive away.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

This romantic gite boasts a wood burning stove in the lounge.

Reviews

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  • We had such a lovely week here with our 2 year old. Steph, Charlie and Finn are welcoming and easygoing hosts. Steph's cooking is fantastic and it has been lovely sharing meals with other families. Cycling, tennis, lazy lunches, swimming and sunshine. Dressing up box, Lego, arts and crafts, toys, pool games-all your toddler could ask for without leaving the courtyard. A gorgeous place to stay.Review dated 22/06/2018

  • Steph goes above and beyond to make the stay enjoyable for the whole family and the home cooked food is truly excellent!Review dated 03/06/2018

  • Brilliant hosts and perfect setting for relaxation for all the family.Review dated 25/05/2018

  • "I love this place and I think we need come back ..very soon" said our 5 year old son and we couldn't agree more. The Courtyard at Saints Catherine is a very special place indeed. From the moment we arrived we were all made to feel welcome and at home by our lovely hosts Charlie, Steph and son Finn. The success of our holiday was no accident as there is so much thought and effort put into everything at The Courtyard; Charlie has lovingly restored The Courtyard's stone buildings and transformed them into beautiful gites complete with private gardens while Steph's attention to detail, organisation and delicious food meant we could all relax and enjoy ourselves. We stayed in Chez Coco (self catered) which was spacious, filled with light, very charming comfy beds and well equipped with everything a family could need including a plentiful supply of fresh coffee. We ordered Steph's arrival package which included a fresh roast chicken, ro ...Review dated 28/08/2017

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  • We choose Chez Coco for our first family holiday and I am so glad that we did. The May family are delightful and Steph is an amazing host. We felt very welcome and looked after. Our gite was clean and well presented. The bed was very comfy. Together with the standard baby kit, Steph had thoughtfully provided us with age appropriate toys and books, a brand new sun tent and a blanket to use both on and offsite. We took advantage of Steph's cooking on 4 of the 7 nights. The welcome dinner was delicious, the portions were huge. We felt very lucky to arrive and sit down to a glass of wine and a home cooked meal. We also had a Greek meal, French meal and Thai meal. They were all very yummy. Steph went out of her way to accommodate our dietary requirements, which we really appreciated. I can't recommend the Courtyard enough. I'm sure it won't be our only visit! Review dated 27/06/2017

  • We spent our first family holiday at the Courtyard and are so pleased that we did. The Courtyard is beautiful and Steph and her family made us feel so welcome and looked after. We stayed in Chez Coco, which was a comfortable two bed gite kitted out with everything that we needed. Steph did a great job of anticipating our every need and had thoughtfully provided books and toys, which were age appropriate for our daughter. The pool area was well maintained and the new sun shades are perfect for keeping little people out of the sun. Steph also provided us with a sun tent and large picnic blanket to use which we really appreciated. We chose to take full advantage of Steph's yummy cooking and enjoyed a welcome dinner (there was so much food!), Thai meal, French meal and Greek meal. All were delicious and very reasonably priced. Steph made a real effort to tailor things to the needs of the guests. I don't eat cows' milk so she made me alter ...Review dated 11/06/2017

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  • Steph is a warm and attentive hostess with the culinary mostess! Being parents of a toddler means endless nights in but we treated ourselves to Steph's cooking 3 nights in a week and every mouthful was incredible; it really was a highlight... alongside English TV (no missing out on Bake Off or Night Garden!) and tonnes of toys for our son. Much recommended!Review dated 09/10/2016

  • We had a wonderful time here staying in Chez Coco. The Courtyard staying setting is really nice. The gite was very well equipped for kids with lots of toys, plastic cutlery and baby mat etc. Very French in design it has wooden floors and lots of period features and opens out at the back to a private garden area with a BBQ. The hospitality from Steph and Charlie is what sets this place apart, they can't do enough for you and understand the daily stress of kids and so try to alleviate some of that whilst you are there. The welcome cooked dinner we had booked was fantastic and meant we didn't need to worry about a supermarket on arrival (which is 10 mins drive from Gite as it turned out). We also did a couple of the dinners that Steph puts on, the kids eat at 6pm and are then whisked off to the main house to do crafts etc whilst the adults eat at 7pm which meant we got some adult conversation and a relaxing glass of wine, it's a great addi ...Review dated 30/09/2016

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  • Idyllic location surrounded by vines and sunflower fields. The gite was spacious and well presented with luxurious touches. Plenty of toys and activities for the little ones. The pool was clean and warm with lots of loungers. Great base with easy access to the beaches, Saintes and Cognac to the west and Angouleme to the east. Steph, Charlie and Finn were great hosts, very welcoming and genuinely friendly. Would thoroughly recommend Steph's cooking which was a lovely way to spend an evening or two.Review dated 19/09/2016

  • This place is a dream! Starting with the setting; it truly is idyllic, the image of beautiful France you conjure up when you dream of rolling hills, vineyards and poppies everywhere. The gites and grounds are like something out of an interior magazine, authentic, charming and luxuriously shabby chic. The pool is warm and the playground a huge hit with our 18month old. Steph and her family are so lovely. They strike the right balance of leaving you to it, but being incredibly hospitable and helpful. Everything from pre arrival shopping, baby necessities and baby meals (3 x per week) are taken care of. And the cooking.. Wow Steph can cook! We ate top end restaurant standard meals with a sleeping toddler and the peace of mind of the monitor working to the courtyard.. Very relaxing. We don't normally go back to places twice, but we could be persuaded back here!Review dated 26/06/2016

  • We stayed at the Courtyard as an extended family for 10 nights after recommendation from some good friends of ours. What can I say, a fantastic experience with amazing hosts! We already knew they had a lot of baby related equipment (stair gates etc), but they also have a lot of DVDs, toys and books to keep the little ones entertained. Put simply, you could quite easily fly with clothes and toiletries and ease the journey! We will travel with a lot less next time! The setting is peaceful, supermarkets within 15 mins drive and there's plenty to do. We did pony riding, chocolate making (a must), a farm visit and plate decorating, plus visited the many beautiful towns and villages in the area. Further afield, there's a zoo (well worth a visit), parks and the seaside should you wish. Back at the courtyard, if you do nothing else all holiday, sample Steph's incredible cooking at every opportunity and enjoy the socialness of an outdoor frenc ...Review dated 19/06/2016

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  • After reading the reviews it was great to see this place lived up to the comments from previous guests. I'll try to add to them but really this place is a must visit - we will be back I'm sure! The gite was perfect for us, family of 3 with a 9mth old. Clean and tidy and most importantly very comfortable. Bedsheets etc all lovely quality and we all slept there well. Some BBC channels so we could even watch Wimbledon! All baby equipment requested was provided, and more, and was great quality. The wee one loved the cot. The kiddies play area was great for energy sapping the baby, and the pool (perfectly heated) is clean and relaxing. A lot of reviews talk about the food - rightly so, Steph the host clearly has a love for cooking and we took advantage of that 4/5 times! Varied menus and she clearly takes into account requests - go for the white chocolate cheesecake and thank me afterwards. Take expandable waistline clothes. St ...Review dated 21/08/2017
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We had such a lovely week here with our 2 year old. Steph, Charlie and Finn are welcoming and easygoing hosts. Steph's cooking is fantastic and it has been lovely sharing meals with other families. Cycling, tennis, lazy lunches, swimming and sunshine. Dressing up box, Lego, arts and crafts, toys, pool games-all your toddler could ask for without leaving the courtyard. A gorgeous place to stay.

Steph goes above and beyond to make the stay enjoyable for the whole family and the home cooked food is truly excellent!

Brilliant hosts and perfect setting for relaxation for all the family.

"I love this place and I think we need come back ..very soon" said our 5 year old son and we couldn't agree more. The Courtyard at Saints Catherine is a very special place indeed. From the moment we arrived we were all made to feel welcome and at home by our lovely hosts Charlie, Steph and son Finn. The success of our holiday was no accident as there is so much thought and effort put into everything at The Courtyard; Charlie has lovingly restored The Courtyard's stone buildings and transformed them into beautiful gites complete with private gardens while Steph's attention to detail, organisation and delicious food meant we could all relax and enjoy ourselves. We stayed in Chez Coco (self catered) which was spacious, filled with light, very charming comfy beds and well equipped with everything a family could need including a plentiful supply of fresh coffee. We ordered Steph's arrival package which included a fresh roast chicken, roasties, 3 huge salads, cheeseboard, wine and the best cheesecake I have ever tasted. This kept us fed for a couple of days. There were shops and a huge supermarket 5 mins drive away so very easy to get supplies. The pool was heated and huge with plenty of shaded loungers around it. The children also loved the play area with trampoline, sandpit, swings, slides, bat and balls and even a teepee. Each gite had lots of toys and books so the children never ran out of things to do. One of the highlights for all of the children was the morning dog walk after the chicken eggs had been collected and the tortoise had been fed. A highlight for us grown ups was definitely Steph's evening meals in the gorgeous courtyard setting, served table d'hote style. The food rivals that of any high end restaurant and the setting was glorious - twinkling fairy lights and the setting sun. This experience was was made even better by the fact that while we were eating the children were happy being entertained by Finn and Dan. The area itself is only a 90 mins drive from La Rochelle airport and there are plenty of great activities and places to visit nearby; Cognac, canoeing, boating, river swimming (complete with it's own little beach, perfect for little ones to paddle and swim in), a chateau with a treasure hunt and even a wonderful afternoon making delicious chocolates. Steph was brilliant at giving lots of helpful info and tips on things to do. We still have a list of other places to visit when we go back. What a great holiday!

We choose Chez Coco for our first family holiday and I am so glad that we did. The May family are delightful and Steph is an amazing host. We felt very welcome and looked after. Our gite was clean and well presented. The bed was very comfy. Together with the standard baby kit, Steph had thoughtfully provided us with age appropriate toys and books, a brand new sun tent and a blanket to use both on and offsite. We took advantage of Steph's cooking on 4 of the 7 nights. The welcome dinner was delicious, the portions were huge. We felt very lucky to arrive and sit down to a glass of wine and a home cooked meal. We also had a Greek meal, French meal and Thai meal. They were all very yummy. Steph went out of her way to accommodate our dietary requirements, which we really appreciated. I can't recommend the Courtyard enough. I'm sure it won't be our only visit!

We spent our first family holiday at the Courtyard and are so pleased that we did. The Courtyard is beautiful and Steph and her family made us feel so welcome and looked after. We stayed in Chez Coco, which was a comfortable two bed gite kitted out with everything that we needed. Steph did a great job of anticipating our every need and had thoughtfully provided books and toys, which were age appropriate for our daughter. The pool area was well maintained and the new sun shades are perfect for keeping little people out of the sun. Steph also provided us with a sun tent and large picnic blanket to use which we really appreciated. We chose to take full advantage of Steph's yummy cooking and enjoyed a welcome dinner (there was so much food!), Thai meal, French meal and Greek meal. All were delicious and very reasonably priced. Steph made a real effort to tailor things to the needs of the guests. I don't eat cows' milk so she made me alternatives where necessary and even put some goats milk in the fridge for our arrival. I can't recommend the Courtyard enough and am sure we will return!

Steph is a warm and attentive hostess with the culinary mostess! Being parents of a toddler means endless nights in but we treated ourselves to Steph's cooking 3 nights in a week and every mouthful was incredible; it really was a highlight... alongside English TV (no missing out on Bake Off or Night Garden!) and tonnes of toys for our son. Much recommended!

We had a wonderful time here staying in Chez Coco. The Courtyard staying setting is really nice. The gite was very well equipped for kids with lots of toys, plastic cutlery and baby mat etc. Very French in design it has wooden floors and lots of period features and opens out at the back to a private garden area with a BBQ. The hospitality from Steph and Charlie is what sets this place apart, they can't do enough for you and understand the daily stress of kids and so try to alleviate some of that whilst you are there. The welcome cooked dinner we had booked was fantastic and meant we didn't need to worry about a supermarket on arrival (which is 10 mins drive from Gite as it turned out). We also did a couple of the dinners that Steph puts on, the kids eat at 6pm and are then whisked off to the main house to do crafts etc whilst the adults eat at 7pm which meant we got some adult conversation and a relaxing glass of wine, it's a great addition to this place. The pool and playground are very safe and kept our 2 year old occupied. The Courtyard sits in a beautiful setting, it is quite remote so you will need to drive everywhere and if you search the places out there are things to do to keep the kids occupied, the aquarium at La Rochelle was very good. Overall a great 2 week holiday.

Idyllic location surrounded by vines and sunflower fields. The gite was spacious and well presented with luxurious touches. Plenty of toys and activities for the little ones. The pool was clean and warm with lots of loungers. Great base with easy access to the beaches, Saintes and Cognac to the west and Angouleme to the east. Steph, Charlie and Finn were great hosts, very welcoming and genuinely friendly. Would thoroughly recommend Steph's cooking which was a lovely way to spend an evening or two.

This place is a dream! Starting with the setting; it truly is idyllic, the image of beautiful France you conjure up when you dream of rolling hills, vineyards and poppies everywhere. The gites and grounds are like something out of an interior magazine, authentic, charming and luxuriously shabby chic. The pool is warm and the playground a huge hit with our 18month old. Steph and her family are so lovely. They strike the right balance of leaving you to it, but being incredibly hospitable and helpful. Everything from pre arrival shopping, baby necessities and baby meals (3 x per week) are taken care of. And the cooking.. Wow Steph can cook! We ate top end restaurant standard meals with a sleeping toddler and the peace of mind of the monitor working to the courtyard.. Very relaxing. We don't normally go back to places twice, but we could be persuaded back here!

We stayed at the Courtyard as an extended family for 10 nights after recommendation from some good friends of ours. What can I say, a fantastic experience with amazing hosts! We already knew they had a lot of baby related equipment (stair gates etc), but they also have a lot of DVDs, toys and books to keep the little ones entertained. Put simply, you could quite easily fly with clothes and toiletries and ease the journey! We will travel with a lot less next time! The setting is peaceful, supermarkets within 15 mins drive and there's plenty to do. We did pony riding, chocolate making (a must), a farm visit and plate decorating, plus visited the many beautiful towns and villages in the area. Further afield, there's a zoo (well worth a visit), parks and the seaside should you wish. Back at the courtyard, if you do nothing else all holiday, sample Steph's incredible cooking at every opportunity and enjoy the socialness of an outdoor french dining experience. We really didn't want to go home, and we're already booked in for next year!

After reading the reviews it was great to see this place lived up to the comments from previous guests. I'll try to add to them but really this place is a must visit - we will be back I'm sure!

The gite was perfect for us, family of 3 with a 9mth old. Clean and tidy and most importantly very comfortable. Bedsheets etc all lovely quality and we all slept there well. Some BBC channels so we could even watch Wimbledon!

All baby equipment requested was provided, and more, and was great quality. The wee one loved the cot. The kiddies play area was great for energy sapping the baby, and the pool (perfectly heated) is clean and relaxing.

A lot of reviews talk about the food - rightly so, Steph the host clearly has a love for cooking and we took advantage of that 4/5 times! Varied menus and she clearly takes into account requests - go for the white chocolate cheesecake and thank me afterwards. Take expandable waistline clothes.

Steph and her family are all very welcoming and great company and they gave me the impression that whatever we wanted day or night they would do their best for us. Exactly what you want to hear when you arrive.

All in all, I'd recommend this to anyone, travelling with kids is not always easy but when this is waiting for you it's totally worth it.

Location is good, hire car or own car is a must for exploring, I'd advise visiting Cognac (30 mins) and Ille de Re (2hrs but easy drive).

I'm only just getting over my post holiday blues....

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 11 guests.



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