Family gite accommodation nr St Jean-d'Angély - PM002197_C

Saint-Pierre-de-Juillers (15km from Saint-Jean-d'Angely), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM002197_C Advertiser since: 8 August 2000

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Villa Self Catering Monday 3 6 1

About this property

Family Friendly Villa Sharing Heated Swimming Pool with 4 Gites. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

* Approved by Tots to Travel *
The stand alone villa is modern and family friendly.  It shares the pool with 4 other gites within a minutes walk. The beach entrance to the large heated swimming pool is perfect for toddlers and the shared gamesroom with table tennis ideal for the older ones.
We only accept families with children in July and August. Each week there are activities either on site such as scuba diving in the pool (for both children and adults) or nearby such as pottery painting and t-shirt painting (held at our other site just 2km away) and also the guests often get together for pizza evenings where everyone can make and cook their own pizza in the wood burning oven. 
For mum and dad there is the bubble pool, loads of sunbeds, wine-tastings, guided winery visits, family vine walks, horse riding, fishing, and golf too. We can provide not just cots, highchairs and stairgates free of charge, but also toddler steps, handblenders, sterilisers, baby baths, strollers, just ask, if we have it you can borrow it. Wendy is a registered child minder and can babysit for you so you can enjoy a night out too.
The gites are spacious and equipped to a high standard with washing machines, dishwashers and king size beds. Visit our site for full details. If we do not have the availability you need at these properties email us, we have other properties in the area.



Kitchen and dining

Equipped to a high standard with dishwasher, washing machines, microwave, gas hob, grill, oven, fridge-freezer and lots of worktop, cupboard space, crockery and cutlery.

CHILD FRIENDLY FEATURE: Plastic crockery, cutlery and cups provided. Hand blender for purees and steam steriliser available on request.

Large dining tables to seat 6 in each gite plus al fresco outdoor dining with garden table, chairs, parasol and bbq.

CHILD FRIENDLY FEATURE: Highchairs provided in all gites, booster seats provided on request

Living rooms

Spacious and equipped to accommodate 6 people in each gite with comfortable seating.

CHILD FRIENDLY FEATURE: All staircases secured by stair barriers/gates top and bottom, box of toys and childrens books provided too.


Spacious and comfortable. King size doubles and 2 twin rooms in each gite.

CHILD FRIENDLY FEATURE: All the gites have room for at least 1 travelcot (120x60) which we can provide at no charge including a mattress and base sheet. We have some cottages which have a wooden framed cot too, just ask.


Loads of hot water, excellent shower pressure, modern wc and basin.

CHILD FRIENDLY FEATURES: Non-slip bath mat provided as standard. Full bath and shower attachment in all gites, we can also provide babybath seats and babybaths too.


Drinking chilled wine, stargazing, leisurely family walks, listening to the laughter of children at play, relaxing by the pool and when you get too hot, slipping into the pool to cool down

Garden and outside

The garden at the Villa is not completely enclosed so very young children have to be supervised. It is very large and surrounded by trees and bushes so it's not unsafe as long as sensible supervisory precautions are taken.

Parking and garages

Off road parking.

Visitor suitability

CHILD FRIENDLY - Families in peak season, couples, young families out of peak season.

Persons of limited mobility - please ask for details.

We do not accept bookings from adult only groups.

Information about any additional facilities

Gamesroom with table tennis, air hockey and table football for the older ones, feels like a club house with sofas and tables at which to read and play boardgames. Great place to escape the heat.

Wood burning pizza oven and communal barbecue area. All the gites have their own outdoor dining and bbq's but there is also a communal social area with large table, bbq and pizza oven; families often get together and socialise whilst the children play.

Wine themed activities - Chris has worked all his life in the wine industry so is well qualified to offer some great activities which set us apart from other gites. We offer weekly family walks in the vines, professional wine tastings, taste du terroir evenings and visits to a local wine producer - non of which is compulsory of course !

Scuba diving - from 5 years old !! For both adults and children, we have teamed up with a British couple who offer 'try dives' from 10 minutes for the little ones to an hour for the 8yr


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Beauty treatments


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout, carp
Name of nearest fishing location: River Boutonne
Distance: 10 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Louis Rouyer GuilletFontcouverte 17100 Saintes
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre , Route de Poitier 17470 Aulnay
Distance: 10 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: There are lots of tracks and country lanes immediately outside your cottage

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Eric Cartaud, 3 Imp de Margella 17400 Corpeteau
Distance: 2 km

Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Wendy Blakeman

Mum, wife and founder of 'child friendly gites' , loves travel, food and wine. Love living in rural France.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 1996
Why this location? We have had property in this area in our family for 30 years so we are well established in the community and love the peace and quiet of the rural French countryside yet being within easy reach of stunning French cities of La Rochelle and Bordeaux with excellent travel links to the rest of Europe.
Unique benefits of property Exclusively for families with young children in peak season generally under 12 yrs.
Safe and welcoming environment for young children with everything you need provided and more!

The Owner Recommends

2 * Michelin Restaurant

Richard Coutenceau, an experience most people couldn't really afford to splash out on in the UK, but here its a definite possibility.


From La Rochelle to Royan, there are quite literally hundreds of miles of golden sand all within a one hours drive of all our gites. From rock pools and caves, to sunbeds and cafés to town beaches, wild windswept beaches to quiet, calm coves - there is a beach for everyone along our coastline


We are located in the heart of Cognac country - visit the town and enjoy a tour at one of the famous houses

Family Vine Walks

Unique to our properties. Regular walks through the local vineyard with our very own wine expert. Perfect for all the family. We talk about not only the vines and wine but also about the local countryside and its uses. Get to know real France.

Gourmet Food

Our local town has a good selection of restaurants from family-friendly bistros to superb gourmet restaurants

Guided Winery Visits

A visit to a local wine, Pineau and Cognac producer, meet the man who makes it and get a taste of his produce.

La Rochelle

World famous and fantastic shopping. A 'must' for anyone visiting our properties.

Location and Activities

Peaceful, rural, yet within easy reach of family friendly beaches. Perfect for visiting all places of interest in our region

Nearest Restaurant

St-Jean-d'Angely 10km. The town has a good selection of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets

Saint Savinien Boats

Every sunny Sunday afternoon through June and every afternoon through July and August these adorable hand crafted electric boats are perfect for all ages. The whole family can sit in the boat and the little ones can steer around the lake and along the canals. Afterwards have an ice cream and a play in the park. A lovely afternoon out when staying at our gites

St Jean-d'Angély

Our local town has a twice weekly market and several large supermarkets.

Taste du Terroir Evenings

A sociable evening where you get to taste local wines and locally produced foods, chat to fellow francophiles and ask all the questions you ever wanted to know about wine.

Teddy Bears Picnics

Each week at nearby sister property 'La Grange du Moulin' come and join in the fun - free to all our guests


Our resident wine expert (Chris) holds regular professional wine-tastings on-site. Nothing to sell, just a great evening where you'll learn loads and have a great time.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 David from Bath 14 September, 2016

We stayed at Les Vallaies for the 3rd year in a row & yet again we had a wonderful holiday!

Our children (aged 8 & 11) love the swimming pool, garden and games room, the highlight was the chance to meet & play with other children staying in the pretty gites on site! They explored the local quiet lanes picking blackberries that were consumed straight after the evening BBQ!

While the children enjoyed themselves with new friends, we took the opportunity to relax in the glorious surroundings & soak up the sun. In the evening we met other parents over a glass of wine in the garden & some nights we cooked pizzas in the pizza oven accompanied by some fizz kindly supplied by Chris and Wendy!

The gites have everything you need for a great holiday. The kitchen has all the equipment you need and a big fridge freezer is a real help for all that BBQ food, ice cream and chilled wine. Bedrooms are large and we had wonderful views over the pool & into the quiet hamlet. We never used the lounge area, DVDs etc as we spent all our time outside and we always ate in our private courtyard.

The local area is wonderful, highlights include having a coffee in the local market in Aulnay and a picnic by the boating lake at Saint-Savinien. We all loved Châtelaillon-Plage & of course La Rochelle, both under an hour away.

Thanks to Chris and Wendy for a wonderful holiday, they run a wonderful gite complex & I would thoroughly recommend any family to stay here.

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