French Family Gites
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Now taking bookings for 2017!

 

The perfect relaxing family holiday.

Set amid sunflower fields in the tranquil village of Courant, just 10 minutes from the medieval town of St Jean d’Angely, we are close to La Rochelle, Rochefort and Cognac and the sandy beaches of Royan, Chatelaillon and Ile d’Oleron.

Location

With five cottages and five families on site, there’s no need to plan each day in detail, just open the door and the kids will find enough playmates and activities to keep them content while you relax.

Dates

We run the peak period as three slots of two weeks. The dates for 2017 are:

July 22 - August 5  •   August 5 - 19  •  August 19 - September 2

Pricing

Cottages from only £350 pw for July 1 - 22 and from only £650 pw in the peak period, including linen and a welcome pack. Click here for more information.

Out of Season

If you’re not tied to family holidays take advantage of our extra low prices. Two cottages are on one floor and all provide the perfect base for exploring the varied surroundings, cultural activities and gastronomic delights of this unique part of France.

Each cottage has been restored combining ancient stone walls, fully fitted kitchens and modern white tiled floors. There is an 11m by 7m swimming pool plus a 5m paddling pool, swings, basketball, sand pit and two open barns with table tennis, table football and a pool table.

French Family Gites are located in the south west of France in the Charente Maritime region between La Rochelle and Cognac; in a small village called Courant near St. Jean d'Angély medieval town with plenty of bars, restaurants and shops. The Charente Maritime is one of the four Departments which make up the Grand Region of Poitou Charentes. The Poitou Charentes is known for having the second highest sunshine hours in France and, after the Loire Valley, the second highest number of Chateaux.

Courant is a small village of 300 residents and is surrounded by rolling countryside, sunflower and tobacco fields. Whilst only 90 miles north of Bordeaux, Courant is very accessible by car via any of three north western ports: St Malo in three and a half hours, Caen in five hours and Cherbourg in about five and a half hours.  All these ports operate overnight ferries where you can take a cabin, have a meal and watch a film, enjoy live music and even cabaret acts.  For those coming by Eurostar, Calais is 7 hours away.

 

THE OWL HOUSE (2 Bedrooms) £350 - £750 per week

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The Owl House (once the home of a large family of owls) is arranged over two floors. It has a large open plan sitting room, kitchen and dining area, with exposed stone walls and beams.  The fully fitted kitchen includes a fridge-freezer, gas cooker and hob and microwave.  Upstairs there are two bedrooms with high ceilings open to the eaves and exposed beams.  The main bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has two single beds.  There are stair gates top and bottom of the stairs and there is a cot available.  Outside is a private patio area with a table, benches, chairs, sun lounger and barbecue.

Tel: 0207 359 5389  Mob: 0790 483 7808

 

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THE WHITE HOUSE (2 Bedrooms) £350 - £750 per week

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The White House is arranged on a single level so is perfect for families with crawling babies.  It has a large open plan sitting room, kitchen and dining area.  The fully fitted kitchen includes a fridge-freezer, gas cooker and hob and a microwave.  The main bedroom is very large 19ft x 12ft and has a double bed.  The second bedroom has bunk beds and a cot.  Outside there is a fenced garden 40ft x 20ft, with a canopy, table, chairs, sun lounger and barbecue.

Tel: 0207 359 5389  Mob: 0790 483 7808

 

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THE FORGE HOUSE (2 Bedrooms) £350 - £750 per week

Forge House

The Forge House is a two storey, 100 year old stone building.  It has a large open plan sitting room, kitchen and dining area with exposed stone walls, an immense foot square beam and an old fireplace.  The fully fitted kitchen includes a fridge-freezer, gas cooker and hob and a microwave.  Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with three single beds.  The ceilings in both rooms are open to the eaves with exposed beams.  There are stair gates top and bottom of the stairs and a cot available on the upstairs landing which can be moved into a bedroom if required.  The private patio outside has a table, benches, chairs, sun lounger and a barbecue.

Tel: 0207 359 5389  Mob: 0790 483 7808

 

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THE BARN HOUSE (3 Bedrooms) £425 - £850 per week

Barn House

The Barn House is arranged on a single level with a stone walled open plan sitting room, kitchen and dining area of approximately 21ft x 20ft, with a ceiling rising to over 15ft high, punctuated by exposed beams.  The fully fitted kitchen includes a fridge-freezer, gas cooker and hob and a microwave.  There are three bedrooms, again all with high ceilings.  The main bedroom has a double bed and cot.  The second bedroom has two single beds and the third has bunk beds.  There is a private garden of approximately 20ft x 40ft and a private patio area with a table, benches, chairs, sun lounger and barbecue.

Tel: 0207 359 5389  Mob: 0790 483 7808

 

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THE SCHOOL HOUSE (3 Bedrooms) £425 - £850 per week

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The School House is arranged over two floors and has typical Charentais two foot thick walls.  The ground floor has a very large open plan sitting room, kitchen and dining area, with exposed stone walls and beams.  The fully fitted kitchen includes a fridge-freezer, gas cooker and hob and a microwave.  Upstairs there are three bedrooms, with ceilings open to the eaves.  The main bedroom has a double bed and large fitted wardrobe.  The second bedroom has two singles and the third bedroom has three singles and a cot.  There are stair gates top and bottom of the stairs.  The private patio outside has a table, benches, chairs, a sun lounger and a barbecue.

Tel: 0207 359 5389  Mob: 0790 483 7808

 

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