Chris and Wendy Blakeman invite you to relax at
La Grange du Moulin family friendly holiday
Set in a child friendly environment near St Jean d'Angely, Charente Maritime
for an affordable self catering family holiday in  SW France ...
The child friendly, self catering gites are set in a peaceful, rural
location, 6 miles east from
St Jean D'Angely in the Charente
region of sw France. We are an easy 1 hrs drive from
the coast from La Rochelle down to Royan and all the beaches in
between. All major facilities such as supermarkets and banks can
be found a short 10min drive away in
St Jean D'Angely. The
town also has a great selection of
All beaches, just 1hr away.

Grenier cottage
sleeps 6 in 3

Ruche cottage
sleeps 6 in 3
Since we live at La Grange du Moulin, we are also able to provide a number of services to add to your family holiday enjoyment in France and
make it as relaxing as possible. Wendy Blakeman is a
 French state registered assistant maternelle (child minder) and provides an on site mini day
time creche once per week and also
Babysitting every evening on demand. We also offer, linen & towel hire to make your packing easier. Our
Family vine walks, professional wine tastings
and 'taste du terroir evenings' with our very own wine expert (Chris) make our cottages unique.
Our 'pool man' is Chris and he takes great pride in its daily maintenance. The main heated
swimming pool is 50 m2, and very child friendly being  1m deep at the shallow end and
gently dropping to 2m at the deep end. It is
floodlit and may be used at any time. It is
surrounded by a terrace with sunbeds and is
completely enclosed and alarmed for safety. It is
heated to 28c. The
Heated toddler pool is also within this area. It is heated to 30 c by a
reliable electrical heat pump (extremely energy effecient and maintains a constant temp )and
maintained daily too so is always crystal clear.
...the large garden is ideal for the  children and toddlers to play in and make new friends whilst you watch from your terrace sipping a glass of chilled
Pineau and soak up the hot summer sunshine. Lie under the shade of the apple tree and read or slip into the clear water of the pool to cool down ........
Child / Family Friendly Holiday
We have been living in France offering affordable self catering family friendly cottages and gites for rental since 1996. We have therefore gained a wealth of experience in what makes the perfect self catering,
child friendly and
family friendly gite holiday. We also have two children of our own so fully understand the needs of the family when booking an affordable holiday rental property in France. We fell in love
with this region of
SW France not only for its superb beaches, historic towns and beautiful rural countryside but for the relaxed way of life, fantastic food and of course, the wine. We share all our knowledge
with our guests over a glass of the local tipple and many return again and again and become friends.  
For a bit about Chris and Wendy Blakeman , click here .
' The most perfect self catering child friendly gite rental holiday in  France - and affordable too !'
We can provide cots, highchairs, toddler step, booster seat,
steriliser, monitors, play mats, baby chairs, child toilet seats, bed
guards, pottys, baby baths and seats, changemats, hand blenders
just name it we've probably got it !
Stair barriers are standard in every gite top and bottom. There is
an outside loo so children don't have to go upstairs at all during the
day. We have a good selection of
board games and books. We
provide lots of
local information and are familiar with local
and beaches in the area. We have a 'day out folder'
with sights
you must not miss and comments from previous
guests about
great places they have discovered on their holiday
with us.
Our family friendly cottages or gites as they are known in France, welcome families with babies, toddlers and young children. We offer a safe and peaceful
environment in which to enjoy an affordable self catering family holiday in rural France. With other toddlers and young children for yours to play with and an
enclosed garden and safely enclosed swimming pool you will be able to relax with a chilled glass of wine chatting to like minded parents whilst your children
make new friends.
La Grange du Moulin gites near St Jean d'Angely
Shaded Toddler Pool, Heated to 30 c
Contact Chris & Wendy Blakeman on
tel: 00 33 546 33 09 02
16 rue du moulin, Courgeon, 17400
St Pierre de Juillers, France

Peche cottage
sleeps eight in
four bedrooms.

Fleurie cottage
sleeps four in
two bedrooms.

Horloge cottage
sleeps 6 in 3

Papillon cottage
sleeps 6 in 3
The individual self catering rental holiday Gites range from £400 to £875 for a 3 bedroomed cottage
On site activities

Toddlers Heated Pool

Teddy Bears Picnics

Babysitting/ Creche Service

Fabric painting

Pottery Painting

Scuba Diving

Social evenings

Family vine walks

Professional wine tastings
Papillon cottage
Grenier cottage
Ruche cottage
Francais Seal of Approval

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As featured on
Blundell family review July 2013
children aged 4 and 2 yrs
We have had a wonderful 2 wks at La Grange du
Moulin, so much so we have booked for next year !  
Chris and Wendy Blakeman are welcoming,
professional and efficient but above all, friendly . Our
two girls have had the freedom to play and explore in
complete safety and have thrived making new friends
and enjoying some independance. We have had time to
relax and make the most of the family time as well as
'grown up time' We as parents have made some lovely
friends and can't wait to come back next year. This is
definitely the place for people who enjoy the company
of other families and the opportunity to be part of a
group. Thank you Wendy and Chris, sorry to say we'll
be keeping La Grange du Moulin a secret as we will
want to make sure availability is plentiful for us in the
future !
By Wendy Blakeman
Authorship by : Wendy Blakeman
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