What we can offer Families with children
under 5 years at our family friendly gites in
the Charente Maritime
When searching for a holiday it
can be an absolute minefield out
there on the internet. Theres just
so much available, but how do
you really know that something
is going to be what it says on
the label ? Well to be honest,
you don't ! Particularly when
booking direct with no agent to
fall back on. We have been
featured and recommended by
Tots to France , recommended
family holidays, and are a
Mumsnet best. When booking
direct, at La Grange du Moulin
we hope we can reassure you,
before you book that we are the
right choice for you. Take a
look at all our reviews to get an
idea of why our gusts love us.
In peak season we have a wide
range of ages of children staying
with us, usually from toddlers to
about 7 or 8 years old and we have
more than enough things going on to
entertain them all. There are usually
at least a few other children of
similar ages to your own (see the
availability page which has the ages
of all the children already booked in)
and they all quickly make friends and
have a great time.
Families with
OVER 5's
Email us with any questions you
have but also ask us to call you at
a time thats convenient to you, so
you can chat with us and any
questions you have.
In June and September, outside the
school holidays we tend to attract
families with under 5's, and so we try
to organise a few things to cater
more towards them at these times.
Our
TEDDY BEARS PICNIC is a
regular feature during these months;
we simply spend a few hours playing
in the garden and we have a little
picnic too. Its very informal and you
don't have to join in if you have
something else planned but our
children enjoy it and I'm sure yours
will too ! It's usually followed by the
pottery painting, popular with all ages
and we also have T-shirt painting
each week too.
For BABIES
steam steriliser
baby bath seat
baby bath
reclining seat
travel cot with thick foam mattress
changemat
internal wooden shutters to make
the room dark
Baby monitor
For TODDLERS
stair barriers
highchairs
bed guards
garden toys
indoor toys and puzzles
non slip bath mat
(and a bath in every cottage)
hand blender for purees
plastic plates, cutlery
childrens dvds and videos
toddler step
potty & child toilet seat
locks on low windows
buggies
For Mum and Dad
Babysitting
Mini creche
Family Vine walks
Chai visits
Wine tastings
Group Barbecues
Information on where to go,
what to do and hands on
knowledge of suitability for
children
Wendy is a registered childminder here in France so has undergone training in looking after little ones as well as her own experience bringing
up her two boys. She also teaches a 'English workshop' at the local primary school.

Since having our own children we have tried to make our own cottages as child friendly and safe as is reasonably possible, however they were never designed with children
specifically in mind and as with any property including your own home there are some obvious hazards. We feel it is important for parents of young children to be aware of these
before they decide to book, please see our
PARENT POINTS page for more details. If you have any concerns about anything please ask - we are extremely honest and would
much prefer you did not book than be unsure about something.