Emerald Coast Gites
Child friendly cottage, Brittany – Child Friendly Holidays, Cotes-D'Armor, Brittany, France
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About Emerald Coast Gites
Emerald Coast Gites are just 15 minutes away from the most spectacular French coastline
If you’re looking for a family holiday in Brittany, France check out Emerald Coast Gites with fantastic child friendly facilities and outdoor heated swimming pools. Just a hop, skip and a cruise on a ferry to St Malo with a short drive will bring you to the delightful Emerald Coast Gites. Here you will find a complex of seven holiday cottages varying in size from one to four bedrooms and three and three luxury glamping lodges. A family travelling with a baby, toddler or young children can rest assured these superb Brittany holiday gites have been meticulously designed with you in mind. Set in the French countryside on the edge of the picturesque village of Hénansal, which is situated in the Côtes-d'Armor region of Brittany and only 15 minutes from the stunning beaches of the Côte d'Emeraude, you certainly have an idyllic location to explore.
The Away with the Kids review
It is lovely to discover a gem of a family holiday and we are proud to showcase Emerald Coast Gites in Brittany. The owners Simon and Lesley Willis certainly have thought of everything to make your French holiday heavenly for kids and a relaxing holiday for parents. With a young family of their own they have created a wonderful environment for families travelling with baby, toddler and children can truly enjoy.
The Holiday Cottages/Gites
The seven fabulous child friendly cottages/gites range in size, from a 1-bed gite for a small family, through to a 4-bed property suitable for larger families of up to 8 people. You will find your accommodation beautifully decorated, very homely and fully equipped for a most pleasant stay. All cottages contain a satellite television that receives all the free UK channels, including CBBC and CBeebies! However staying at Emerald Coast Gites you may find that the TV may never be switched on as there is so much else to keep children entertained. Toys are placed in each gite to keep younger guests occupied. Stairgates and blackout blinds or curtains are also standard throughout all accommodation so that you may get chance for that lie-in.
Three New Safari Lodges
Three luxury safari lodges, each with two bedrooms sleeping 4 to 6, bathroom, kitchen, living room and terrace are coming available at Emerald Coast Gites, for rent in June, July and August. These lodges will overlook the swimming pool and have fabulous views over the pool and countryside. So sit back on the terrace with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down. Bliss.
Facilities for the Children
Of which there are numerous facilities for the children the most popular will undoubtedly be the swimming pool. For toddlers there is also an additional smaller paddling pool for them to enjoy. For maximum safety, the pools are guarded by a security cover and the area is surrounded by a security fence. A pool enclosure is going up to cover the swimming pool, meaning that you get all the benefits of an indoor pool whilst remaining outdoors. This means on cold or wet days you can still swim and on lovely warm days we can open up the sides and you still have an outdoor pool and take in the rays. The pool can also stay open much later, so late night swims after the kids are in bed are now firmly on the cards!
The outdoor play area allows children to let off a bit of steam. There is multi-activity play centre for the older kids, with swings, slides, two towers and a climbing wall. A mini football pitch, basketball hoop, a trampoline, and a host of sports equipment is available for you to borrow.
For younger guests, there is a range of swings, slides and outdoor toys, a large wooden playhouse and a sandpit suitable for the under-threes.
Should the weather have an off day then kids can escape to the games room with a pool table, table tennis, table football and Nintendo Wii. A stash of board games, books and DVDs can be found here that you are welcome to borrow.
And on top of all this there are the resident animals to feed. Stroke the guinea pigs, rabbits or play hide and seek with one of the three cats.
High chairs, travel cots, bedding, sterlisers, bed guards, monitors and just about anything else you can think of can also be provided free of charge. Just ask when you make a booking.
Extras for Mum and Dad
Order a beer or coffee from the on-site bar and relax while you watch your children play on the new soft play area situated on the bar terrace and is under cover. The bar has a large 42 inch screen which shows all the major sporting event. Just behind the bar is a traditional French boules piste (petanque).
There is a handy "Meal on Arrival" service which takes away the angst of cooking a meal after a long journey. The meal is in your gite ready to eat whenever you want it. It is four courses; starter, main, cheese and desert, plus a carafe of wine! Just pre order it before you arrive.
A 'Welcome pack' stocked with the essentials can also be booked ready and waiting in your gite.
Self-catering gives you the flexibilty on holiday to cook around the families needs but sometimes it is nice to have a night off. The thoughtfully provided service of Plat du Jours gives you just that. Booked the night before, it is delivered to your gite, cooked fresh that day. Most Plat du Jours are under 15€ per person and with dishes such as Roquefort and Pear Tarte followed by Lamb Shanks in Red Wine it would be hard to resist. Alternatively there is a snack menu which can be delivered to the gites or in the bar.
We don't like to go on holiday and have to do the laundry but it is handy to know that if a gite does not have its own washing machine there is a shared one and a tumble dryer available on the complex.
For those of you who need keep abreast of e-mails whilst away you will be pleased to know that free Wi-Fi is on site.
Discounted rates on the cost of your Ferry crossing
Save 20% on the cost of your Brittany Ferries crossing when booking. Discount will be sent after booking. This can be applied retrospectively if you have already booked your ferry
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