Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Toddlers VERY Welcome

Posted by Rosie

Toddlers are VERY Welcome at Eco-Gites of Lenault


We are the parents of 2 boys very close in age so we have done the whole "holidays with two tiny children malarkey" and to be honest they were not always as stress-free as we would have liked them to have been. There was the gite where we were met with the owners mopping a soaking wet and very slippery floor and bedrooms were damp (they were advertised as toddler friendly!). There was the gite where there were no comfy sofas to relax on once the children had gone to bed and to be honest there was rarely a gite that provided many of the things toddlers need, so we had to pack travel cots, booster seats, potties, changing mats, toys etc etc. It was a long list and we therefore needed a roof rack to get everything in, promptly lining the pockets of the ferry companies who charge extra for cars with roof racks.

When we set up Eco-Gites of Lenault therefore, we were able to draw long and hard on our experiences and provide you and your family with a toddler-friendly holiday that hopefully makes things much easier for you. Here's just some of the things we think will make your holiday here pass without some of the stress we have previously suffered:

1. The gite is kitted out with much of the stuff that you need for your toddlers. From high chairs to children's crockery and cutlery to stair gates; from a large outdoor play area to toys and books we hope we have covered just about everything.

Toddler toys

2. We are your only neighbours and the walls between us are very thick so don't panic if your little ones decide to have the screaming heebie-geebies at bedtime. We won't be disturbed.

3.  There is a large play area with equipment and toys for all ages and just a few metres away from your private garden. Mum and Dad can relax with a glass of wine whilst the children wear themselves out on the trampoline, in the sand pit or on the swings. This area also includes a hard-standing area, great for learning how to ride a bike or playing boules.

Our toddler friendly play area

4. Our front drive is over 300m long and the road it joins is incredibly quiet. Traffic noise is most definitely not going to be an issue on your stay here.

5. We supply and use eco-friendly cleaning products in the gite that are safe for everyone and safely stored away in a toddler-proof cupboard.

6. Heaven forbid you or you children are ill or hurt whilst on holiday but it can happen. We can direct you to the nearest doctor or hospital and are here to help you in the best way we can with any eventuality that may cross your path during your stay with us.
Learning about chickens

7. We can hopefully provide memories of a holiday that your children will remember forever - collecting eggs, seeing newborn animals, cuddling a piglet or eating fresh fruit and veg freshly harvested from the garden are just some of the things that stay with children a long time.

8. Finally, as I said earlier, we have done the holidays in France and at their youngest Ben was 3 months and Tom was 19 months. We had some great holidays but we also had problems and emergencies so we've used this experience to provide what we hope will be a great toddler friendly holidays for you here at Eco-Gites of Lenault.  A holiday you and your children will remember long after you have gone home and the holiday where you didn't need a roof rack and a trailer to get away to France with your toddlers.

For further details on toddler friendly holidays please have a look at our website Eco-Gites of Lenault or email us here


  1. I do love the look of that outdoor play area. It's so much easier to go on holiday where everything is provided.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

    1. Isn't is just? It's why we set up Eco-Gites of Lenault to be so children friendly, so we could help parents and hopefully give everyone a good holiday.

  2. What a fabulous place to holiday. You have thought of everything - I would have loved to visit you when mine were small :) #letkidsbekids

    1. Thank you Kate - we are very welcoming to just adult groups too!

  3. Sounds like a lovely place to stay, you seem to have thought of everything! #letkidsbekids

  4. It sounds like a fabulous place to stay especially with children! You have thought of everything!! The outdoor area looks amazing! My girls would love a garden with all that in....hehehe x

    1. I bet they would. Our boys are very lucky!


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