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Self Catering Holiday accomodation in France

Unique Destination

15 fully equipped cottages set in a secure village atmosphere and offering the widest choice of activities for all ages.

Located in the beautiful Charente Maritime countryside, the second sunniest region of France.

Les Granges
Family Accomodation in the south of France

When visitors rebook a holiday for the following year, we know that we have got something right! 2016 award Trip Advisor

For us, it is a compliment and confirms that Domaine Les Granges is truly a very special place.

In addition to all the facilities here and the weekly activities (in the summer) such as scuba-diving lessons, yoga, etc... visitors tell us there is a special ambiance - like a small village.

The bar and restaurant are a perfect melting pot for all ages and Eva's roast chickens are famous worldwide!

Since we arrived at Domaine Les Granges we have looked at many different ideas to change and improve the site; obviously we could do lots, but we believe that comfortable beds, super clean houses, pools and facilities are the essential ingredients for a perfect holiday?

We are fortunate that St Jean D´Angély not only has everything you need within walking distance, but is also well situated for the motorway, the coast and historic towns such as Cognac and La Rochelle, with its aquarium, zoo and port.

The Atlantys centre is 200 metres from our entrance; with covered heated pools, slides, Jacuzzi, etc. it offers the ideal place for an afternoon with the children.

Cycling is undoubtedly the most popular activity at Domaine Les Granges, not only in the summer.

Some mornings are like the start of the Tour de France as families head off along the river Boutonne or the quiet country lanes. We arrange bike hire in advance.

If you can be here for the 14 July, Bastille Day is one of France's major celebrations. The town of St Jean D´Angél y offers a free firework display on the lake below Domaine Les Granges. For a small town it a fantastic display; families bring chairs and picnics and it makes a great evening.

Our problem is the lack of visitors outside school holidays - in 2014 we reduced our rates for May, June & September and we are beginning to see some interest.

More successful are our short-breaks; 2-3 nights - ideal for family reunions, business meetings and sporting events in the area.

As our regular visitors are aware, we are planning to build low-energy bungalows on the field adjoining Domaine Les Granges – aimed at 55's+ who want the freedom to travel and a comfortable home with security 24/7.

Details of our cottages, facilities and activities are all on this website.

Hope to see you soon?

The coast is only 40 mins drive, offering great beaches and the historic towns of La Rochelle, Rochefort and Royan.

15 mins walk from your cottage, past the lake, and you are in the centre of the historic town of St Jean D´angély with its covered market, cafes and over a dozen restaurants to choose from.

Domaine Les Granges also has a cafe-bar and restaurant offering simple meals and a great choice of wines.

There are several travel choices to get here: only 5 mins from the A10 motorway; 7 hours from Calais, 4-5 hours from Caen, or just 1 hour from La Rochelle airport.


We are winding down and the last guests are leaving today (11.9.17)

Apart from our regular squash players who will be here at the end of September.

2017 has been a strange season, both the weather and the bookings.  Brexit is still making people hesitate about holiday plans and we can understand with the fluctuating exchange rates.  On that point, many guests this year have mentioned pre-paid credit cards, including REVOLUT ? buying euros during the year when the exchange rate is more favorable to avoid greedy currency brokers at the last minute?

The best news that over 60% of clients in 2017 were coming back for a second, third or even 6th time!

Having a heated pool is a huge bonus which was certainly appreciated by all this summer; Even with sunshine, night temperatures dropedd to around 15% - making sleeping much easier, but we needed to heat the pool throughout the summer!

We have had super comments on Trip Advisor - thanks to all who took the time to write. 

We are preparing to re-paint the pools in the sping, and hopefully start the ground works for the new bungalows.

No price increases planned for 2018 and don’t forget that if you can travel to arrive on a Friday, the trip will be quicker and more relaxed?

We look forward to seeing many of you in the summer.

Best wishes Richard & Eva.