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Pagel

Child friendly cottage, Midi-Pyrenees – South West France

About Pagel

Like many of us Mark and Lara felt that holidays would never be the same with a toddler and a baby in tow.  So they went ahead and formed their own holiday destination to provide an alternative to the traditional package holiday.  Be assured that all you might need for your little ones is thought of - that ethos “When the children are happy we all have fun” rings true, but also there are special experiences for us parents too. So if you’re looking for somewhere that combines good taste with babies, toddlers, or older children, that is run by the kind of people who know what it takes to help you have a fun filled, hassle free holiday then take a look - Pagel is dreamy. Although they no longer live on site, you'll find a fantastic English team in Fiona, Carole, Sarah and Cathy running the show.

Pagel is a special place in the South West France - “Self Catering with a difference, centred on families with young children”.

For toddlers and older siblings ‘Pagel’ has a magical quality, like an enchanted forest, the five acres of beautiful grounds hide a new adventure around every corner from a huge wooden replica pirate ship and fort, to trampolines to Little Tyke cars. For parents this means entertaining the brood is a breeze and, as a result, relaxation comes easily, the private terraces or pool-side area are perfect places to happily watch your children explore and make new friends.

There is a kids club - The Club will run for a few hours, three times each week, throughout the season, and whilst parents will need to be on site it'll give that much needed couple of hours to relax by the pool, read a book, do a class or have a massage. The Club is run Cathy Christmas who is already gearing up for next season planning a whole range of activities for the different age groups but keeping in touch with Pagel's ethos on imaginative play outdoors.

Those with babies tend to gravitate to the specially created shaded play area and kiddie pool. Having three youngsters means Pagel’s English owner, Mark, has a keen eye for what makes kids tick. In fact, the huge range of toys and equipment provided is so comprehensive, it would be a challenge to find anything missing. 

The comfortable accommodation or gites are provided in a beautiful old Quercy stone building converted into 4 three bedroomed gites, the Winegrowers house with a pigeoneer sleeping up to 6 and the ground floor apartment Wisteria, in Goldilocks Cottage or in one of the fantastic glamping lodges available.

Each accommodation has been well thought out where the children are concerned and provide a range of toys and books for them to enjoy as well as all of the baby/toddler equipment you may require.

Willow and Thyme cottage are both 3 bedroomed and located at a sister site just 15 minutes along the road to Pagel. Again, the comfortable accommodation provides everything you may require for the children in the accommodation as well as an outdoor playground and a huge indoor playbarn. There is a heated swimming pool and animal experience with the resident goats, chickens and guinea pigs.

At Pagel the indoor play barn provides a break from the sun, the tons of outdoor toys keep the kids busy and the heated saltwater pool means hours of fun when it's time to cool down or simply get wet. The honesty bar is stocked with soft drinks, ice creams, beer and wine as well as a selection of locally produced frozen meals. Situated near to both is the adult seating area allowing you to sit and relax while the little ones play.

The team at Pagel have put together a comprehensive days out guide recommending suitable places for all ages, so don't worry about having to plan every day before you leave. Most families find it hard to leave Pagel with so much available onsite. But for those that manage it, there’s a host of attractions within half an hours drive including the Animal Park at Gramat and the fabulous Castles at Castlenaud.  

There are English speaking babysitters available should you want to visit the fantastic local restaurants, otherwise you might order a meal delivery where chef will prepare your meal and bring it to your gite… relaxed, quality grown up time for you to appreciate once the children have gone to sleep - you'll need it, they will be up early next day.

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NOTE: Minimum 7 day stay in mid and high season. Changeover day is a Saturday except Thyme and Willow which are a Sunday.

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NOTE: Minimum 7 day stay in mid and high season. Changeover day is a Saturday except Thyme and Willow which are a Sunday.

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