Have a relaxing family break in these child friendly gites/ cottages in Salles Lavalette, Charente, France with fantastic family facilities such as on-site horse riding, an outdoor heated swimming pool with panoramic views over the Charente Dordogne border and wheelchair access. Even the family pet is most welcome! Lymerac is nestled in 12 acres surrounded by vineyards and sunflowers and offers spacious and comfortable two and three bedroom accommodation.
Your hosts Catherine and Ian live at Lymerac with their children and aim to make your family holiday run as smoothly as possible. From thoughtful extras such as the pre-arrival shopping service for late arriving guests (or those who simply do not want to start their holiday in a supermarket) to the pre-bookable babysitting, Lymerac ticks all the boxes to start your holiday break on the right footing.
Child Friendly Holiday Gites/ Cottages
All three spacious holiday gites have exposed stone walls, original oak beamed ceilings and cool tiled floors. One cottage has two bedrooms the other two cottages have three and can sleep a family of 7 in the largest property. This is with an additional bed, which can be requested. Each cottage has its own patio area with table, chairs and barbecue. Cots, high chairs, baby monitors, booster seats, bed guards etc are available free of charge. A selection of games and books can be found in each gite.
All accommodation at Lymerac has been designed to allow wheelchair access. Doors are extra wide, rooms are spacious and allow for a turning circle, power points are a higher level. Wet rooms come with either a static or large wheeled shower chair. Additional disabled equipment can be provided - please request at time of booking.
On-Site Family Facilities
From the courtyard a child safety gate leads to the heated communal swimming pool 10 x 5 m and proves to be a big hit with the kids, where parents can relax and soak up those panoramic views over vineyards and sunflowers. There is also an additional heated childrens paddling pool. The rural location with several randonnee tracks on the doorstep is ideal for the on-site childrens pony riding. Take a stroll through the walnut orchard down to the lake or borrow from the selection of mountain bikes (small, medium and large) + baby seat and children’s bicycles / tricycle to explore this wonderful location. The child friendly and floriferous enclosed courtyard has a huge sandpit, swings, chute and climbing frame. For the sporting there is badminton, table tennis, croquet and petanque. Or alternatively pour yourself a glass of grape juice and relax in the hammock or loungers in the shade of mature trees.
Delicious meals delivered to your door - ideal for the evening of your arrival. A selection of home cooked meals using fresh locally sourced ingredients available every evening - food is delivered ready to heat in the oven. Tasty options include spaghetti bolognaise, fabulous fish pie, chicken pie, vegetable curry, cheese and onion quiche
Location and Things to do in Salles Lavalette, Charente, France
Lymerac is 3 minutes from Salles Lavalette a pretty village with church, post office, bakery, bar / restaurant - "La Cigale Charentaise", delicatessen and a traiteur willing to cater and deliver for 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. Aubeterre, one of the plus beaux villages in France with cafes, restaurants and a sand covered river beach is 20 minutes away. Around an hour's drive will bring you to Adventure Park Lacs De Haute Charente - an adult and junior treetop adventure with mini course and bouncy castle for younger children. Royan on the coast is 90 minutes by car and has miles of sandy beaches and many seafood restaurants. At La Palmyre north of Royan is the largest and reputedly best zoo in France.
Nearest airports to Lymerac
30 minutes from Angouleme airport, flights from Stanstead. 1 hour 30 minutes from Bergerac airport, flights to Southampton, Leeds, Exeter, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Manchester, East Midlands, Liverpool and Stansted. 1 hour 45 minutes from Bordeaux airport, flights to East Midlands, Manchester, Bristol and Gatwick.