• All Private Pools Barriered
  • FREE 20+ Items Of Baby & Toddler Kit
  • 30 Point Child Safety Check
A physical barrier in place at every private pool, guaranteed.
We include extensive kit for Under 5s at no extra cost so you can travel light.
Tots carry out a special child safety check during an on the ground inspection for your peace of mind.
Fabulous shared pool
Stacks of outdoor play equipment
Indoor games, puzzles, toys, books and kids' DVDs
Just half an hour's drive to beautiful beaches
Babysitting available
Home-cooked food available on request
Adult and kids' bikes to borrow
Stunning picturesque gardens
Outdoor shaded table football and table tennis
Beautiful weather in Spring and Autumn
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Pool protected by fencing and gate

The Property

Double bedrooms One
Twin bedrooms Two, one with bunk beds allowing more space for a cot.
Bathrooms One shower room upstairs and one family bathroom downstairs
Living room Open plan living space

Local Information

Nearest village/town Champagnolles, 1km, 10 minute walk
Nearest supermarket Pons or Gemozac, 8km
Nearest doctor Pons, 8km
Nearest A&E Saintes, 30km
Nearest beach Meschers-sur-Gironde, 35km, 40 minutes' drive
Nearest restaurant 3 in St Genis de Saintonge 5km, a very high quality one in St Germain de Seudre 3kms, a variety in Pons and Gemozac both 8km


Home cooked food Please ask for a copy of the sample menus
Babysitting Evening babysitting is available for €20 per evening from the host, this must be booked in advance
Swimming Towels available Provided, no charge
Bikes Bikes and baby seats and baby cart with helmets. Some bikes for older children. Free to use at your own risk
Local Bike hire Gemozac
Local assistance/housekeeper Owners live on site
Welcome pack Yes, tea, coffee, milk, butter, jam in fridge, bottle of red wine, baguette, some cheese and cake, not charged for
Internet access Wi-Fi is available
Restaurant on site No restaurant but delicious home cooked food can be delivered to your dooor, please enquire for sample menus and costs
Shopping Service Shopping service 10 Euros plus cost of shopping
Swimming towels Available if requested, no charge
Flights included No


Pool Protection Yes
Central heating No
Open fire No
Enclosed Garden Yes
Garden shade Yes
Heated Pool No
Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant Yes
Dogs Allowed No
Suitable for Multiples Yes
Suitable for Wheelchair Users No
Home Cooked Food Yes
Babysitting Yes
Kids Club No
Restaurant on Site No
Additional Cleaning available Yes
Wifi Yes
Shopping Service Yes
Swimming towels Yes
Golf available locally Yes
Less than 1 hour from Nearest Airport No
Bikes Yes
Local Bike hire Yes
Air Con or Cooling System No
Car required? Required
Swimming Pool Yes
Private Pool No
Self Catering Yes
Creche No

Essential Kit Guarantee

Cots Yes - one available
Highchairs Yes - one available
Booster seat Yes - one available
Bed guards Yes - one available
Potty Yes - one available
Steriliser Yes - one available
Baby monitor Yes - one available
Plastic crockery Yes - one available
Plastic step Yes - one available
Changing mat Yes - one available
Stairgate(s) Yes - one available
Non slip bath mat Yes - one available
Indoor toys and books Yes - one available
Microwave Yes - one available
Food blender (hand held) Yes - one available
DVD player Yes - one available
Children's DVDs Yes - one available
Child's loo seat Yes - one available
Bath toys Yes - one available
Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters Yes - one available
Night light Yes - one available
Cot linen Yes - one available

Additional Equipment

Changing table No
Socket guards Yes
Baby den No
Baby bath Yes
Washing Machine Yes
Dishwasher Yes
Tumble dryer Yes
Garden equipment (slide etc) Yes
Hairdryer Yes
TV Yes
Sound system No
UK satellite TV channels Yes, standard UK channels available
Barbeque Yes

Extra Information

Other information All TVs provide the standard UK free to air channels via a SKY box, as well as French free to air channels.

If you require any additional items on top of the Essential Kit, please contact your host.

The Security Deposit for this property is £150 and is payable directly to your host. Details of how to pay this will be available in your Travel Pack.

Well behaved dogs are only permitted outside on leads as we have a wide variety of pets and lots of small children.

A tumble dryer is available in the communal area on request at an extra charge.

For additional information and the individual Terms and Conditions, please see the 'Need to Know' section for this property.
Essential Kit Guarantee Info Some terms and conditions apply so please read our complete Terms and Conditions before booking.
As this is a cluster property, not all equipment is stored within the property. It is therefore important that the items you require are requested using your booking form before arrival, so that they can be placed in your property.


Le Potager is a characterful gite with double height ceilings as you walk in and large picture window looking over the courtyard.

  • Open plan kitchen/dining/living space with a bright airy and modern feel
  • Modern kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine
  • Ground floor family bathroom
  • Upstairs double bedroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Bunk room
  • Family shower room
  • WiFi included

One of the sofas in the living area can be converted in to a sofa bed.


Outside this gite is a pretty fenced garden, plenty of shady play space under the trees and also a patio for al fresco dining on the long balmy evenings. You can enjoy a barbecue, having purchased some tasty ingredients at the local markets; not forgetting to add a handful of herbs from your own herb garden. Pretty bordered paths lead you to the rest of the extensive gardens and play areas.

The enclosed grounds provide plenty of space for everyone.  The highlight of which is the new swimming pool, where hours of splashing fun are guaranteed, all safely fenced for peace of mind.

In various parts of the gardens you will find a range of games and play areas for all: boules courts, table football, table tennis, swings and slides, and open areas of grass for various ball games. 

L'Ancienne Ferme has both adult bikes, with helmets and baby seat or baby trailer, and children's bikes (with helmets) available, for those wanting to take one of the many routes direct from the property and take a quick trip to the local village to get those fresh croissants for breakfast.

The cluster has a kitchen garden and the owners are happy to share the fruits and vegetables of their labours with their guests. You can't get much fresher than that! It is the beautiful gardens that really make L'Ancienne Ferme a magical picturesque place. You half expect to find an artist or writer pondering under one of the many trees, or for the little ones Peter Rabbit munching in the kitchen garden.

Set in beautiful countryside, surrounded by farm and woodland, there are plenty of lovely walks direct from the property. A 15-20 minute walk (1km) will take you to the local village, where there is a local shop that stocks baker's bread and croissants; the journey there is along quiet country lanes, although there are no pavements, just grass verges. 

A stunning, gentle sandy beach is just 35 minutes drive away; it's very child friendly and many of the coves have small cafes. There are plenty more beaches within easy reach up and down the coast and for a great day out you can drive to Royan and La Rochelle for some busier seaside activities and great shopping.

For an energetic wet and wild day out with a tropical theme, take your costumes and towels to Antilles de Jonzac, a huge water park with lagoons, slides, waves, and for those of you with a few moments to spare take advantage of the spa facilities for a bit of well deserved pampering.

If you fancy a bit more hustle and bustle the famous town of Cognac is just 45 minutes away. Here you will find plenty of restaurants, shops and of course all of the world famous Cognac houses, many of which are open to the public and offer guided tours around their caves and distilleries. You could even participate in a tasting session.

Before booking, please read the following Supplier Terms which apply to this property and our Agency Terms and Conditions.

Supplier Booking & Cancellation Terms for this property (for bookings made from 1st September 2020):

  • £99 deposit per booking
  • Balance due 4 weeks before departure
  • Make date changes with no charge up to 4 weeks before departure
  • Deposit and Balance payments are non-refundable
  • 100% refund if Covid-19 means if your accommodation cannot be provided, or FCO restrictions mean you cannot travel (terms apply – click here)

Supplier Booking & Cancellation Terms for this property (for bookings made on or before 31st August 2020):

  • 30% deposit per booking
  • Balance due 10 weeks before departure
  • Date changes subject to Supplier approval & £50 administration fee
  • Deposit and Balance payments are non-refundable

Covid-19: What to Expect: As the world re-opens for travel, you can expect some changes to your holiday experience due to necessary precautions. It’s possible some information on our website regarding facilities and services may temporarily be inaccurate. Please read our blog for more detail.

Tots Clean & Safe Standard: Our new hygiene protocol is designed with families in mind, ensuring the highest sanitisation standards.

Price Includes:

  • All Essential Kit items
  • Towels and Linen

Additional Charges:

  • Walk out cleaning service is included in the cost, if the house is left in a reasonable condition. Otherwise, there is an additional 40€ charge. Cleaning during your stay is available at 10€ per hour.

Swimming Pool:

As the swimming pool is not heated, it will be open for use in the summer season and possibly early autumn, realistically from May to early October. The temperature of the water is dependent on the prevailing weather conditions. 

Check-In & Check-Out Times:

Check-in is after 4pm

Check-out is before 10am

Security Deposit:

The security deposit for this property is £150 and is payable directly to your host. Details of how to pay this will be available when you pay your balance.

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