About us

About us 

After many years of holidaying in this area, staying in my parents holiday home, we finally moved here in 1996. We havn't looked 
back since. After a number of years renovating stone barns into 
family gites, learning how to look after our guests and drinking 
many glasses of wine with them, we now feel very confident in our ability to offer just what young families like our own really need from a holiday here in France. 

Wendy 

Wendy has become a registered child minder here in France, so  can look after you children during the day to give you a break and some time to relax even more . You can rest assured in the 
knowledge that you also have a capable babysitter on hand so you can enjoy a night out too. In the winter time Wendy concentrates on being a Mum, taking the children to all their activities, participating in local events with the school and running the office side of the business - updating the web site, taking bookings and dealing with all the French bureaucracy ! She also helps Chris with the building side of things and knows how to do plumbing and electrics.
Wendy Blakeman Child friendly gites
Chris Blakeman La Grange du Moulin
 Chris

Over the years we have developed the wine theme to our guests 
stay. This sets us apart from everyone else. Chris worked all his 
adult life in the wine industry, selling, buying and teaching wine, its also a passionate hobby. Chris will happily chat all you like about wine in general, as long as you offer him a glass whilst hes doing it ! In fact he'll chat about anything with a glass in his hand ! Chris concentrates on improving and expanding our business structurally, by renewing and repairing and we are also in the middle of building a whole new house to let out on a long term basis, it will be our second.
Benjamin and Thomas 

Benjamin (born March 2003) and Thomas (born August 2005) are our two boys and have grown up with playmates on site all through the summer which has made them very sociable. They are growing up fast so are now taking more of an active roll in the business - they run the pottery painting sessions and will often be found entertaining your children !
They are both fluent in French having been educated in local schools since the age of 3yrs. They love to swim in the summer, enjoy computer games and have developed our passion for travel and good food too. Benjamin is in the school volleyball team and Thomas plays badminton and aikido.

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