• 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.
This is one of 3 properties at Gites de Lavalette - click here for the others visited and approved by us
Price
£718 - £1,326 per week

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Enclosed heated pool, pool toys and toddler paddling pool
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Child friendly gite all on one level
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Lots of play equipment including swings and a sandpit
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Part of a small cluster of three lovely gites
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British owners on hand if you need anything
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Wheelchair access and wheelchair friendly wet room
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Recently renovated, with charming traditional features
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Enclosed courtyard ideal for safe play
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Babysitting and home cooking services available to pre-book
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Local village is just 3 minutes away by car

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Pool protected by fencing

The Property

Double bedrooms One
Twin bedrooms One
Bathrooms One wet room with wheel-in shower (no bath)
Living room Open plan living area

Local Information

Nearest village/town 3 minutes by car
Nearest supermarket 10 minutes by car
Nearest doctor 10 minutes by car
Nearest A&E 30 minutes by car
Nearest beach Aubeterre (river beach), 15 minutes' drive
Nearest restaurant 3 minutes by car

Services

Home cooked food Available on request - payable locally - Spaghetti bolognaise €8, fabulous fish pie €10, vegetable curry €10, cheese and onion quiche €8 - all prices are per person and come with wine / fruit juice, please request through your Host.
Babysitting Available at €10 per hour, please book with the host in advance
Swimming Towels available Available - small fee payable locally (€4)
Bikes yes small, medium and large adult mountain bikes, two with child seat (maximum 18 kg) + childrens bikes (one with stabilisers) and trikes free of charge
Local Bike hire Yes
Local assistance/housekeeper Yes - English speaking owners on site
Welcome pack Available on request - payable locally
Internet access WIFI available in courtyard area
Restaurant on site no, but home cooked meals delivered to your door
Shopping Service No
Swimming towels Yes but at a small extra cost
Flights included No

Facilities

Pool Protection Yes
Central heating No
Open fire Yes
Enclosed Garden Yes
Garden shade Yes
Heated Pool Yes
Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant Yes
Dogs Allowed Yes
Suitable for Multiples Yes
Suitable for Wheelchair Users Yes
Home Cooked Food Yes
Babysitting Yes
Kids Club No
Restaurant on Site No
Additional Cleaning available No
Wifi Yes
Shopping Service No
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 Two available
Highchairs Two available
Booster seat One available
Bed guards One available
Potty One
Steriliser Yes
Baby monitor Yes
Plastic crockery Yes
Plastic step Yes
Changing mat Yes
Stairgate(s) Yes
Non slip bath mat Yes
Indoor toys and books Yes
Microwave Yes
Food blender (hand held) Yes
DVD player Yes
Children's DVDs Yes
Child's loo seat Yes
Bath toys Yes
Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters Yes
Night light Yes
Cot linen Yes

Additional Equipment

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

Extra Information

Other information As this is a cluster property, not all the equipment is in all the gites all the time. It is therefore important that the items you require are requested before arrival so that the items can be placed in your gite prior to arrival.

Wheelchair access-wheel-in wet room with shower chair in all three gites-additional disabled equipment available upon request. Changeover day is Saturday. Price includes: linen, electricity, heating and towels.

The heated swimming pool will be open for use from begining April to end September swimming will be weather dependent.
The House Owner has registered this property as wheelchair accessible; please let us know at the time of enquiry if a member of your party may require such access.

You should discuss the details of your exact requirements with the owner once you have booked which will ensure the correct access is in place.

There is no Security Deposit payable at this property. However, should the need arise any payments for damage or breakages will need to be settled directly with your host.

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.

Indoors

This two bedroom, child friendly gite is all on one level so is ideal if your toddler is about to take their first steps or if one of your party requires wheelchair access. The property has been recently renovated and is now spacious and well kitted out for family life. The beams and exposed walls bear testimony to its agricultural heritage, yet the clean modern feel means that it is a lovely base for your family. Double doors onto an enclosed courtyard give you further peace of mind that your children will remain safe whilst having plenty of room to play.

The main living area is spacious and airy and has a modern open-plan kitchen, dining room and living area, complete with TV and DVD player. It can be heated by a wood-burning stove in a large Charentais fireplace for cosy, out of season evenings. The kitchen has all the facilities that you would hope for, including a washing machine, gas oven, microwave, coffee maker and fridge/freezer. Baby equipment (including highchairs, blender, cupboard locks, etc) is all provided.

A double bedroom and a twin bedroom are on the same level, along with a wet-room with wheel-in shower and separate loo. Heating can be provided for cooler evenings.

Outdoors

This charming collection of buildings is perched on a hill and provides a lovely setting for your holiday. Your children are well catered for here as there are plenty of toys and outdoor play equipment (swings, slides, wooden climbing frame and sandpit) as well as the ponies to visit and of course the swimming pool to splash around in.

There are two pools here, the large one (10m x 5m) is enclosed for safety and heated pool to 26°C from the beginning of May to end of September.  It also has has a constant depth of 1.5 meters. The second pool is a new addition, especially for your tots and is also heated. Floats and woggles are provided to ensure many hours of fun! 

There is a selection of bikes available for guests of all sizes (small, medium and large, including a trike and two child seats) and a country footpath on the doorstep make this an ideal setting for walkers or cyclists.

The two baby seats (and helmets) even mean that you can take the youngest members of your party on the short trip to the nearby village. In addition there is badminton, table tennis and a boules court all available for your use.

 


The local village is just 3 minutes away by car and is a pretty village with church, post office, bakery bar/restaurant, delicatessen and a caterer willing to cater and deliver for special events and parties.  There is also a working flour mill to visit which provides some of the flour used in the bakery.  Organic vegetables are available from the Friday market.

For the ‘gourmands' amongst you, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from and of course the local markets are a colourful and lively place to choose the very best ingredients.

The local market town of Villeboise Lavalette (10 minutes away) has many of the conveniences of a slightly larger settlement and includes a doctor, dentist, bank, cashpoint, supermarket, restaurants and a tourist information centre.

Every Saturday there is a covered market which sells fresh fruit and veg from the local area as well as delicious fresh oysters which should be enjoyed together with a bottle of Muscadet. 

Nearby Aubeterre is one of France's "plus beaux villages" and is the place to go for a bit of gentle, family canoeing (ideal for children from about the age of 3 onwards). We would highly recommend packing a picnic and your swimming costumes and preparing for a gentle morning on the river.

The sand covered river beach is a good place to take a dip and a choice of restaurants and an interesting subterranean church mean that it is worth visiting even outside the canoeing months.

On a slightly larger scale, the ancient fortified city of Angouleme has some fascinating attractions plus a direct rail link to Paris (2.5hrs). This University City is home to the world famous comic strip museum, known as the Musee de la bande desinee.

This tells the history of 150 yrs of the comic strp, showing the different styles of art. Something for everyone here; Angouleme set on the top of a hill with spectacular views is surrounded by ancient ramparts and is stuffed full of wonderful cobbled streets home to some traditional boutique shops and cafés, with the centre having been sympathetically restructured to include a modern shopping centre.

Here is the place if you want time to wander and soak up the bustling French life or just sit for a while in the sun soaking up the café culture.


Before booking, please read our Terms and Conditions.

Price includes: linen, electricity, heating and towels.

The heated swimming pool will be open for use from begining April to end September swimming will be weather dependent.

The House Owner has registered this property as wheelchair accessible; please let us know at the time of enquiry if a member of your party may require such access. You should discuss the details of your exact requirements with the owner once you have booked which will ensure the correct access is in place.

There is no Security Deposit payable at this property. However, should the need arise any payments for damage or breakages will need to be settled directly with your host.


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