Activities

Indoor games

There is a games room in the barn where you can play table tennis, table football or darts. There are also skipping ropes, toys, board games, cards, jigsaws, paper and crayons and a CD player.

Upstairs is a small room with a pool table. Even in rainy weather there is always something to do!

Boules

The boules pitch is next to the car park. There is a set of boules in a case in each gîte and a sheet explaining the rules. Have a lazy game in the evenings or I can organize my French neighbours to give you a match!

"Boules pitch was great fun" - (Rees family)

The Pool

The natural, chemical-free swimming pool is surrounded by tiles and decking and there are plenty of tables, chairs, loungers and parasols. There is even a hammock. There are games and toys, rackets, bats and balls in the pool hut. There are also various inflatables. Because the water is fresh (cleaned by the plants in the filtration area) frogs hide in the reeds and waterboatmen skim the surface. If you are quiet, birds come down to drink. If you have allergies to pool chemicals then this is where to swim! There are 2 swimjackets and a set of armbands. A lifebelt and a safety pole are at the poolside and there is a pool alarm BUT children must not be allowed in the pool area unaccompanied so you must take care to close and lock the gates when you leave.

"The pool was excellent. My son, who has various allergies, did not have any problems" - (Mathias family)

"Pool second to none" - (Rees family)

The Playground

Below the pool is a sandy area with swings, extra wide slide, balance beam and somersault bars. The sand was never intended to be anything but a soft landing but enterprising children have spent hours building castles and forts (there are buckets and spades and rakes in the pool hut) The swings can be changed depending on the guests. For example there is a swing seat for very young children which can be swapped for one of the others.

The Field

The rest of the field is good for investigating wildlife (lots of frogs and dragonflies around the tiny pond), running around, kicking a ball about, picking fruit: there are cherry, apricot, peach, sharon fruit, nectarine, plum, apple and quince trees (but don't try eating the quinces!) There are raspberry canes by the pool. My neighbour's son has 2 placid old horses of which he is very proud and if he brings them round, you can give them a stroke or have a ride around the field.