The child friendly, self catering
gites are set in a peaceful, rural
location, 6 miles east from St
Jean D'Angely in the Charente
Maritime 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. We also
have a swimming lake with
sandy beach just 30mins away.

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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
restaurants. All beaches are just
1hr away but there is also a
sandy lake beach just 30mins
away. 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

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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 on
demand, once per week and
also Babysitting every evening
on demand. We also offer 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. 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
Our 'pool man' is Chris and he
takes great pride in the daily
maintenance of both pools at La
Grange du Moulin as well as our
other properties. The main
swimming pool is 50 m2,
and very family 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 also heated to 28c. The
Heated toddler pool is also within
this safely enclosed area. It is
heated to 30 c by a reliable
electrical heat pump and is also
maintained daily so is always
crystal clear.
The pools are surrounded by a
terrace and grass and there are
lots of sunbeds and both
sunshine and shade at different
times of day. The toddler pool is
shaded at all times by a 'sail'
...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 ........
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 have a good
selection of board games and
books. We provide lots of local
information and are familiar with
local restaurants 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. There is even an outside
loo so children don't have to go
upstairs at all during the day.
' The most perfect self catering child friendly gite rental holiday in  France - and affordable too !'
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.
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
£350 to £995 for a 3 bedroomed
cottage. At La Grange du
Moulin we have six cottages.
Four sleep 6 people in three
bedrooms each, one sleeps 4 in
two bedrooms and one sleeps 8
in four bedrooms; so we have
something for everyone. This
small cluster of cottages creates
a lovely friendly environment in
which to enjoy your self catering
family holiday in France. You
will quickly get to know your
neighbours and your children
will instantly make new friends
whilst exploring the safely
enclosed play garden. After a
barbecue or al fresco dinner
and the children tucked up in
bed you can share a glass or
three of wine with like minded
parents sitting in the warm
summer evenings just outside
your cottage
On site activities

Toddlers Heated Pool

Teddy Bears Picnics

Babysitting/ Creche

Fabric painting

Pottery Painting

Scuba Diving

Social evenings

Family vine walks

Professional wine

Papillon cottage
Grenier cottage
Ruche cottage

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Authorship by : Wendy Blakeman
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 ...
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We welcome families with young
children, toddlers and babies
and we understand that when
the children are happy the
parents can relax that much
more. Each week at La Grange
du Moulin we offer a range of
activities. We have a Teddy
bears picnic, fabric painting and  
pottery painting too. We have
also joined up with a local British
scuba diving company who offer
fun dives and try dives from 5 yrs
old as well as PADI courses from
10 yrs old. We also offer
activities for Mum and Dad too.
Chris has worked all his life in
the wine industry so offers
professional wine tastings, family
vineyard walks and taste du
terroir evenings where you get to
try lots of local produce,
both food and wine
We welcome families with young
children. (generally under 8 yrs in
peak season and pre schoolers at
other times) That means that there
will be other like minded families
with children, toddlers and babies
all wanting an enjoyable relaxing
stay where there are other children
for theirs to play with and they are
not frowned upon when baby
cries.  If your children are
entertained then it usually means
you'll be able to relax that bit more,
so we offer lots of activities and the
garden and cottages are filled with
Safety is of utmost importance too
so the garden is fully enclosed and
the pool area is enclosed with a
child safety latch on the gate and
the pool itself, alarmed for extra
security too. We can also provide
pretty much all the baby and
toddler equipment you'll need,
saving you room in the car.
The hot tub is located in a secure area with
child safety latch. Open to the night skies,
enjoy a glass of champagne whilst watching
the stars.
Braithwaite family review of La Grange du Moulin, August 2016, Horloge holiday cottage, children aged 5 and 3 yrs
Many places claim to be kid friendly but this place really is ! With a large open playing space right outside the houses the kids
played happily and to their hearts content at all hours. The pools are brilliant as is the hot tub ! The location is simply stunning,
miles of sunflower fields and corn dissappearing over the horizon in all directions to all of the lovely local attractions. Chris and
Wendy are warm, welcoming and knowledgeable hosts and the weekly barbecues were a wonderful way for the more shy of
us to mingle and meet the other families. We will definitely be back and in greater numbers.