La Garenne Gites


Stylish, family friendly gites, centred around a wonderful pool and garden, in Charente Maritime

  • roomUnits 6
  • person Sleeps 2 - 7
  • bed Bedrooms 2 - 3
  • petPets
  • mobilityMobility
  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Older Kids
  • Teens

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Unwind at this restored 16th century longere set in beautiful grounds in peaceful south-west France. Parents relax as soon as they step through the gates of La Garenne, as the children find friends and roam freely in the walled and gated garden. There’s loads to keep them happy, including heated pools, an outdoor play area, soft play and kids club.

About this place

Best bits

  • Each gite has a private patio overlooking the garden and play area, so parents can sit and relax but still able to supervise.
  • The large pool and shallow baby/toddler pool are both heated and super safe, with fencing and child safe gate system.
  • Fabulous catering options such as a fresh home-cooked arrivals meal, a welcome BBQ or three course meals to enjoy on your private patio.

Top tips

  • Go for a walk in the nearby forest, or borrow one of the many bikes and enjoy family bike rides on the country lanes.
  • Make the most of a kids club session, or arrange a babysitter, for some kid-free relaxation or adventure.
  • Sit in the sun or under many of the shaded places and relax while the children have fun in the garden and heated pools.

Plan your stay

What are the facilities like? Where can you eat? What can you do?

Swimming pool
Indoor play room
Outdoor play equipment
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La Garenne Gites - eat
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The gites and grounds are unsuitable for wheelchair users.

Location & local area

About the owners

Dorte & Richard

We are the lucky owners of La Garenne. We bought the buildings in 2006 when our sons Oliver and Oscar were six and four years old, and have renovated all six gites and our family home into comfortable and modern living spaces while also preserving the charming French style we love so much. We hope we are able to welcome you to what we think is a special place for a family holiday.

Owner recommendations

  • Children of all ages will love Aquatique Nautilis - a wonderful waterpark with slides and wave pools and … ice rink!

  • Visit one of the many chateaux nearby and explore the garden and history. Many also have activities for the children.

  • Valles des Singes monkey zoo is well worth a visit. Walk through the park with many of species running around freely.

  • Fontdouce is a tree climbing activity in beautiful surroundings suitable for children over 3 and adults.

  • Take a short stroll across the sunflower fields to the local vineyard, where you can have a taste of the local wine and famous Pineau aperitif.

  • Futuroscope is a great day out combining the thrills of a theme park with 4D experiences, as well as the opportunity to try out new technology.

  • Kids can captain their own Mississippi paddle steamer or tugboat at St Savinien, a fantastic activity centre, and one the kids will be keen to revisit the following year.

  • Borrow one of the free of charge bikes at La Garenne and visit the twice weekly local market and experience a true local way of living.

Plan your stay at La Garenne Gites

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