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Child & Baby Friendly


Our Child & Baby Friendly ethos goes beyond providing a few tired toys……travelling with pre schoolers brings a great bonus for you, cheaper prices …. quieter roads….space to relax.

May, June and September are perfect for little ones, especially as our pool is open and heated to 27 degrees from 1st May weather dependent.

Why choose The Courtyard for your family holiday?  

Well most importantly you don’t have to compromise on the standard of holiday you want and your little ones are well catered for.

We are not your cheap and cheerful holiday Gites packed to the gunnels with people on top of each other….with only 3 cottages on site, each with its own garden and outdoor dining area you can  be as private or as sociable as you want.

Arrival Shopping Service

Book and pay online for you arrival shopping, everything from nappies and cheerios to great steak and cheeses, with our local supermarket and we will pick t. up and have it waiting in your cottage for you

Arrival Wine Box

Our local wine merchant and Cognac Producer will select 6 great wines for you and we will have them waiting in your cottage for your arrival 


All 3 gites have a “proper wooden cot” with mattress, fitted sheet and bumpers.

Stair gate at the top of the stairs

New high chair

Slip mats, step ups, trainer loo seats, potties.

Plastic crockery, hand blender and steriliser


Lots and lots of lovely books for stories

Boxes of age appropriate toys…shop, garage, train set, art box, dressing up box, toy cupboard, arty crafty supplies, play doh, clay

Plenty of DVDS and of course ………CBEEBIES



Electric gates – parking is outside of the gates.

Lots of children have perfected their bike riding in here!

The play area has swings, slide, climbing frame, swing ball, basket ball hoop, said pit and trampoline.

Football goal and space to run around


Every day except Sunday at 10am you can walk the dogs, feed the tortoises and chickens and collect the eggs

The Pool

In ground

Proper Steps

Heated to 27 degrees (May- September weather dependent)

1,5 metres deep throughout

Completely Security Fenced and Gated

With so few people on site it is likely you will have at least one or two days with the pool all to yourselves.

Please Note: Steph holds a Red Cross PS1 Diploma (Premiere Secours – First Aid)

The Dogs 

I never thought my dogs would be an attraction but it turns out they are….they are both gentle and bomb proof, love being petted and taken for walks (often me with 6 children in tow), some people have suggested I offer dog therapy ………


Steph cooks Table D’hote usually three times a week in Summer,

one is usually a pizza night

On this topic I am going to paste a review from last year.

“Before having kids we enjoyed eating out a lot. This has become less part of our holidays, particularly in the evenings. Steph offers to cook three times a week and we took her up on each occasion. We were able to enjoy a wonderful three course meal with the other guests in the courtyard outside our gites. Steph is a great cook and goes the extra mile to obtain the most authentic ingredients. There is an exciting range of menu options from which we sampled some French, Indian, Italian and Jamaican food over our two week break…we will be requesting a number of recipes!”