Optional extra services we can provide at our
gites in the Charente Maritime
BOARD GAMES, BOOKS,
GARDEN GAMES FREE OF
CHARGE and TABLE TENNIS
TOO

FREE INTERNET ACCESS
We have a WiFi 'hot spot' on the
property where you can connect to
the net & check your mail. If you
need access to a printer, this can
be arranged.
BABYSITTING
Wendy Blakeman is a registered (in
France ) childminder and will baby sit
in your own cottage. AFTER 19.00
UP TO 3 CHILDREN  14 € pr hour,
SUBSEQUENT CHILDREN +2 €
per hr per child. Rates double after
midnight, so don't go to the nightclub!
END OF STAY CLEANING
SERVICE - We will clean your
cottage for you at the end of
your stay, so you can just pack
and go. £40 / 50 euros per
cottage at la grange du moulin,
£45/ 55 euros for les vallaies
cottages and £50 /60 euros for
Peche . Please remember that
you are expected to keep your
cottage clean and tidy throughout
your stay, we do not expect to
have to clean up 2 weeks worth
of dirt !
TOWELS
Useful for guests coming by
plane, we have personal towels
and pool towels available.  
£8 /10€ pp. for personal towels -
1 hand and 1 bath towel
£8/10€ for each pool towel

Towel pack £15 pp - Bath, hand
and pool towel pp
ALL EXTRA SERVICES ARE
SUBJECT TO
AVAILABILITY
FAMILY VINE WALK
Held each week, subject to minimum
numbers (4 adults) After a taste of the
local tipple - Pineau We take a stroll
along the country lanes and tracks to
the Vines. Along the way Chris will
chat about the country side, its uses
and history. At the vines he will talk
about how vines grow, why wine
tastes like wine and anything else you
want to know about wine and vines.
You will get a close up look at the
vines and depending on the time of
year, may get to try some grapes too.
Interesting for adults and children
alike. Lasts about 2hrs. Easy stroll,
can take prams although gets a bit
bumpy through the vines.
Min 6 adults. 8 € per adult, children
free
BABY EQUIPMENT
All free of charge, subject to
availability. We have cots with
mattress' plus bottom sheet
(120x60cm), bedguards,
highchairs, booster seats,
toddler steps, toddler toilet
seats, pottys, baby baths, baby
bath seats, baby monitors,
steam and microwave sterilisers,
hand blenders, baby reclining
seats, baby playmat. Just ask, if
we have it you can borrow it !
WINE TASTING EVENING
Chris has worked in the wine trade
for many years and has a wealth of
knowledge to impart. He will choose
6 fine wines, 3 white, 3 red, he will
go through the tasting process,
discussing appearance, nose and
taste. Each wine will be discussed in  
detail. It is meant to be an enjoyable,
relaxed and informative evening for
people who want to know a bit more
about wine, why they like it and what
to look for as well as some top tips
for shopping for wine. You need no
previous wine knowledge or
experience, just a passion for
learning more and of course for
wine. No one will be put on the spot
or asked to say anything at all if they
don't want to. Lasts approx 3 hrs.
Adults only. Held each week 8
people required  30 € per person.
COMMUNAL BARBECUE
ITS FREE !!
Well, so much in that we don't ask
you to pay anything, just bring what
food and drink you want to
consume. We provide the charcoal,
bbqs, and an aperitif to get things
started. Everyone usually has loads
to pass around and share and its
great fun.
CHILDRENS POTTERY
PAINTING. Each week on our
property with sufficient
numbers.(min 2). From 12 euros
per item Your pots will be glazed
and fired and returned to you
before you leave for home a lovely
souvenier of your stay
SHOPPING SERVICE
If you are arriving late or on a
Sunday you may wish to take
advantage of our First shop
service. 10€ charge for up to
a 50€ spend just send us a
list at least 1 week before
your arrival
MINI CRECHE
Being a registered child minder in
France she is also allowed to look
after your children during the day in
her own home (on site). This service
is offered once per week usually from
12 to 4pm. Maximum 3 children (by
law) age restrictions apply, please ask
minimum 2hr blocks, max 4hrs. First
child 30€ per 2 hr subsequent children
20€ per child per 2hr session.
Held each week. From 10€ for
age 6yrs and under; 12€ for
over 6yrs (T-shirt size rather
than age). Sponges, stencils,
fingers and hands brilliant fun for
all ages.
A relaxed aperitif of 4 local wines
and a number of platters of local
produce, including, cheese, meats
and cake. Held early in the evening
(6pm) so the children can play and
the adults can chat to each other or
talk to Chris about the wines.
15€ per adult. Lasts about 1hr30.
click here for further details
SCUBA DIVING held each week
and run by our local English
speaking dive company
scubaschool.fr From 5yrs old
just have 15mins or an hour,
whatever you feel comfortable
with. The team can also
organise PADI qualification
courses from 8 yrs old. 10€ for
15mins, 30€ for the full hour