Saturday, 4 June 2011

Our Family Friendly Gite

Posted by Rosie

Whilst Eco-Gites of Lénault was first and foremost to be an eco-friendly, sustainable gite we soon realised that many of our guests would have children and so making the gite family-friendly (from babies to older children) would hopefully make it appealing to a wide audience of holiday-makers.  

We have holidayed with our children and know that the smaller they are the more kit they seem to need . All the following are available free of charge in the gite:

  • A travel cot
  • A high chair
  • A booster seat
  • Stair gates
  • Children's crockery and cutlery
  • A baby bath
  • A changing mat
  • A potty
  • A toilet training seat
  • Waterproof mattress covers
  • A stick blender (available on request)
  • A large selection of toys, games and books

The Play Area
Just a few meters away from the gite there is a large play area with double towers and connecting bridge, slide, small climbing wall, swings (including a baby swing) and a covered sand pit. A double boules pitch (boules supplied) is also perfect for riding bikes on and a large netted trampoline has been a firm hit with all our young visitors. For times when the weather is either too hot or wet there is a barn adjacent to the play area with table and seats and a large box of outdoor toys.

Finally, we have one other attraction not available at too many gites, namely our animals.  Children (and adults) have the chance to stroke piglets, collect eggs and feed all our animals. In the spring and summer there will usually be ducklings, chicks and piglets hatching/being born and whilst we are currently no longer lambing ourselves we will still buy in young lambs in the spring.  Next year we may even try and get some bottle fed orphan lambs which guests will be able to help feed.

Some of our younger residents
Eco-Gites of Lénault is well situated for exploring the local area of Calvados with plenty of attractions nearby.  However, should you wish to relax here and unwind you can do so in the knowledge that your children will not be bored and will have plenty to keep them occupied. 

For further details on Eco-Gites of Lénault and information on booking the gite please visit our main website:


  1. Looks like you have thought of everything. Well done - it sounds ideal !!

  2. I love reading about the "eco-gites world" I hope you have lots of bookings - you certainly work hard at giving your guests a good time.

  3. looks great :)


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