Earlier this year we sent fabulous mummy bloggers @thismamadoes, Christina and her best mate @thecuriousmummy, Donna to visit Baby-Friendly Bolthole, Le Grand Pezet in South West France. A sprawling farmhouse, perfect for groups this parent and child-friendly villa offers something for everyone and even managed to sway beaches lovers Donna and Christina on the merits of a rural, country holiday. Here’s a snippet of what they thought…
‘I’ve always wanted to try a holiday in rural France but never had the chance to go…. Usually when we go on holiday we head for the coast but this trip has opened my eyes to the joys of a countryside break. Le Grand Pezet is a gorgeous Charentaise farmhouse in 10 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland. It’s so peaceful and quiet all you can hear are the birds, and at night the sky is so inky black and the stars are so bright we thought we could see the other side of the Milky Way…..The photos of the house look lovely, but really they don’t do the peace and beauty of the place justice, and on arrival we were completely blown away. Often I take days to unwind on trips away but here I was surprised to find the stress evaporating immediately……’
‘The house itself is huge – an enormous lounge, beautiful dining room, big kitchen, and large outdoor terrace with seating, dining table and massive bean bags. The gardens are vast too with plenty to keep guests young and old happy with a newly refurbished (and fenced) pool, trampoline, rope swing, table tennis table, cute playhouse, and plenty of games available including badminton, tennis and boules…. We never felt on top of each other which is so important when holidaying in a group!…..’
‘Le Grand Pezet is a baby friendly place and a joy for children, but very much a parent friendly place too. I don’t think I’ve ever been anywhere quite so calming, so Le Grand Pezet gets a huge thumbs up from me, and the kids absolutely adored their first French holiday. It’s also given me a new appreciation for rural holidays and the absolute relaxation they can offer as opposed to busier resort-based holidays. It’s so hard to know what to expect when choosing holiday houses but this place completely exceeded our expectations and I will rave about it to anyone who asks!’
Well it feels safe to say Christina and Donna enjoyed their stay. We truly pride ourselves on sourcing genuinely, child-friendly holiday accommodation for style conscious families so it’s such a pleasure to hear when people enjoy their breaks. You can read Christina’s full review here or check out Le Grand Pezet’s listing page to book your own stay. Remember, if you need any help finding your perfect holiday, we’re always happy to help. Drop us a line on 0203 603 1160.