Fuelled by a combination of our growing family’s needs, and feedback from our guests over the last five years, we have decided to make some changes to our offering this year without losing the sociable family-oriented focus we have so carefully nurtured and which has won us four consecutive 'Certificates of Excellence' from Trip Advisor.
Mums tell us it would be handy to have kitchen and laundry facilities, but they are on holiday too and don’t want to be entirely self-catering. Children tell us they want to be able to play with their new holiday friends and enjoy the garden and animals. Dads tell us they love the food, the wine, the home comforts and the chat. Hopefully, we can satisfy all those needs.
For the season starting Saturday 29 March 2014 we will be offering four cottages. All are on 2 levels, all have their own kitchens, living rooms with TV and UK channels, parental king size double with bathroom, and separate childrens’ bedroom. All our rates INCLUDE breakfast every day, with an additional option to book three evening meals (Saturday, Tuesday and Friday.)
La Boulangerie (new extension to the existing double suite cottage) sleeps 1 couple and 2 children. Ground floor: entrance into sitting room with seating for four set around the fireplace, TV DVD and UK decoder. Stairs to 1st floor king size double bed and bathroom (bath, shower, WC, vanity). From ground floor sitting room, doorway to fully fitted kitchen (includes washing machine and dishwasher) with table and chairs, through to 2nd bathroom (WC, vanity, bath) and 2nd bedroom (2 90cm single beds, space for a baby cot.) Large glass doors from kitchen open onto courtyard area.
Les Ecuries (existing cottage) sleeps 1 couple and up to 3 children with 2 ensuite bathrooms. Ground floor : entrance into open plan living area with fully fitted kitchen (includes washing machine and dishwasher), dining area with table and chairs for six, seating area set around the TV DVD UK Decoder. Glass doors from the kitchen area out to a private courtyard with table and chairs and BBQ. 1st floor: 1 king size double bedroom with bathroom (WC, double vanity unit, bath, shower). 1 triple bedroom (3 80 cm beds) with bathroom (WC, double vanity unit, bath, shower.)
Le Vigneron (new self contained cottage within the chateau combining the old Vigneron and Grenier à Sel suites) sleeps 1 couple and 2 children. Entrance hall, ground floor: spacious sitting room with fireplace, TV DVD UK Decoder. Door through to downstairs WC and fully fitted kitchen (includes dishwasher and washing machine) and eating area. 1st floor: bedroom suitable for 2 children, 2 90cm twin beds. Bedroom 2 spacious king size double with bathroom (WC, bath, shower, double vanity unit.)
La Tour (existing cottage) sleeps 1 couple (plus baby). Ground floor; entrance to open plan living area with sofa TV DVD UK Decoder, fully fitted open plan kitchen (includes dishwasher and washing machine) and eating area to seat four. Doorway to 'snug' playroom in the tower with toys and beanbags suitable for a baby or toddler. 1st floor: very large king size double bedroom with doorway into a cosy cot room for an accompanying infant. Large bathroom with bath, shower, WC, double vanity unit.
During mid-season (April, May, September, October) there will be 3 and 4 night break options with arrival on Saturday or Tuesday. During high season (June, July, August) cottages are weekly rental only, Saturday to Saturday.
All our accommodation is newly renovated in ‘boutique hotel’ style, featuring working log-burning fireplaces, comfy sofas, kettles and Nespresso machines. Our double beds are all king sized with 180 x 200 cm memory foam mattresses, cotton bedlinen and duvets. Guests will find luxurious bath and shower rooms with l’Occitane toiletries, large fluffy towels, bathrobes and hairdryers. The dining area is equipped with free wi-fi for our guests’ use.
FACILITIES ON SITE
Our focus remains on providing a great holiday environment for families, with lots of facilities for little ones including a play area in the garden with sandpit, swings, slide and climbing wall; a host of baby and toddler equipment available to borrow free of charge. A new indoor play area opens in 2014, new home to our afternoon ‘supervised play’ sessions for children aged 2+ twice per week and available for parents to play with their children 24/7.
‘Date night’ : Evening babysitting is available to book
Our fully gated, heated, 10m X 5m outdoor pool runs between April and October, weather permitting (pool towels and sunloungers are provided). The grounds also provide a pleasant terrace, fruit and vegetables in season, and a selection of safely enclosed animals (including hens, sheep, goat and donkey) that children can feed under supervision.
OUR RATES INCLUDE DAILY BREAKFAST SERVED IN THE DINING ROOM
Mid season High Season
3 nights 4 nights 7 nights 7 nights
arr Sat arr Tue arr Sat arr Sat
La Boulangerie €800 €1050 €1800 €1950
Les Ecuries €800 €1050 €1800 €1950
La Tour €650 €900 €1500 €1650
Le Vigneron €750 €1000 €1700 €1850
(available only if booked in advance)
Saturday night family dinner €9 per child, €18 per adult
Tuesday night 'dinner party' €11 per child, €29 per adult, separate sittings at 6pm and 8pm
Friday night family dinner €9 per child, €18 per adult
Baby purées cooked to order
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org stating your 1st and 2nd choice of cottage and arrival dates. Payment is accepted by Visa, Mastercard or Euro bank transfer. 40% on booking, balance one month before arrival. Cancellation less than two months before arrival incurs loss of booking deposit.