La Fermette

La Fermette Amenities

La Fermette Amenities

For an authentic slice of French country life, The Farmhouse is a traditional Charantais farmhouse that has been lovingly renovated into a spacious family gite, in the Cognac countryside of South West France, just 30 minutes from the coast. Whilst putting the finishing touches to The Farmhouse, the owners also converted a stable and a stone barn into two smaller gites, Cowshed and Stable, and added a games barn to make this farmhouse cluster a relaxing retreat for extended families and friends.

Children have plenty of space to play outdoors in the orchard field, with boules, bats and balls, hula hoops, along with table tennis, table football, a pool table and various sizes of bikes. What could be better for a picnic than peaches, cherries, figs and walnuts plucked straight from the trees in season and parents can chill out on sun loungers and gaze on the sunsets while sampling the local ‘Pineau’, wines and Cognac. Besides the orchard, each of the gites has its own garden area with an outdoor dining table and barbecue for sizzling up suppers.

The owners have renovated the gites in keeping with their traditional, rustic charm and making a feature of the pale stone walls, oak beams, wood floors, Charentais stone fireplaces and shuttered windows. There’ve also made sure the gites are comfy, cosy and well equipped for families, from children’s games and DVD’s, English TV channels and Wi Fi to practical kitchen essentials, spacious bedrooms and helpful baby gear. They’ve even thought to provide 4-socket UK plug boards to keep all those godsend family gadgets all charged up!

Accommodation overview
Stable as the name suggests, was originally a stable which the owners have beautifully converted into a charming studio gite for a couple with a baby and it also makes a perfect self-contained suite for grandparents if booked with the adjoining gite, Cowshed. The accommodation is all on the ground floor and open plan, with the wrought iron double bed behind a screen for privacy and a separate wet room with a walk-in rain shower, washbasin, WC and underfloor heating. One cosy corner of the gite has two armchairs for watching the TV with English channels, or DVD’s, and at the opposite side of the room, the country style kitchenette includes a 2 ring electric hob, microwave, fridge with a freezer compartment, toaster, electric kettle and slow cooker. Couples can pull out a small drop leaf table and chairs to eat indoors or there are French doors to the gravel garden area with table and chairs, sun loungers and a charcoal barbecue.

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Farmhouse Clusters in Poitou-Charentes, France

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The Owner / Manager

Lesley Houareau

Member since May 2016
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Fast Facts

Sleeps 2 + infants in 1 x studio bedroom with space for a cot.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Bordeaux and La Rochelle are both 1 hour drive way.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Sandy beach 30 minutes drive away at Mescher sur Gironde. Child friendly with kids club in high season.

Any Pool

The gites at La Farmette share a lovely 10m x 5m heated pool. The pool is open annually between 1 May - Sept 30 (weather dependant) and has an electric cover. It is enclosed with a mix of stone walls and fencing to help ensure unsupervised mini guests stay pool safe.

Nursery Gear (additional)

This baby friendly gite has on request, 2 x travel cots and one full size cot with linen, high chair, baby bath, baby monitor, steriliser, potty, toilet seat, toilet step, stairgates (x2), 2 x bedguards, socket covers, kitchen cupboard locks, plastic cutlery, plastic crockery and sippy cup.

Indoor Toys

Baby friendly toys, book, DVD’s, games, jigsaw puzzles, crayons, and washable soft toys.

Games Room

Table tennis table, pool table, table football, selection of children’s and adults bikes, and body boards.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Shopping service can be arranged for 10 euros plus the cost of the shopping.

Outdoor Toys

Bats & balls, hoola hoops, garden quoits, badminton rackets, boules, buckets and spades, Tarmpoline (in summer), ride on toy, toddler bike, selection of children’s bikes, and baby beach tent cover.

Stairgates / no stairs

The gite is all on one level.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Partially enclosed garden bordered by a shrub hedge. Garden has a charcoal BBQ.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wi-Fi is provided.


Royan and Cognac are 35 – 40 mins drive away.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple travel cots can be requested.