Our philosophy at Bel-Air Gites has always been to make sure our guests feel at home by trying to make sure our gites feel like a ‘home-from-home’. We seem to be doing something right because I’m happy to report that we have a lot of returning guests.
Families and groups of friends who come back year after year to stay at Bel-Air Gites. Even though 2020 has been very different because of Covid-19 restrictions, quarantines and subsequent cancellations, we have still had returning guests.
Last week we said ‘Au revoir’ to one of our regulars. As this is their ninth visit, I think we can confidently say that they love staying at Bel-Air Gites. And even left us a wonderful surprise gift and Thank You note.
It’s kind and thoughtful things like this which make everything worthwhile.
Relax and unwind
There are lots of things that make Bel-Air Gites the perfect family-friendly holiday location. Being in the second warmest region in France is a bonus, and our close proximity to long, white sandy beaches is another.
Then there is the abundance and variety of family attractions all within an hour’s drive of Bel-Air. You will find something in the Charente-Maritime to suit everybody, young or old. Activities that are new and exciting adventures. Or tranquil places that will gently help you relax and unwind.
It’s been very quiet at Bel-Air Gites recently. We have spent a lot of time in the garden, tidying up the gites, the pool area and Play barn. It still feels very strange that we are not busy with guests, check-ins and change-overs. Like so many families, the last few months have helped us to appreciate what we have got. And to learn not to take anyone, or anything for granted. We especially appreciated all the calls and video chats that lifted our spirits and made us smile. It made us we wish you were here.
Even though we have had enquiries for this summer, as a family we have decided to ease ourselves very slowly back into a more normal routine.
Now we are happy to report that Bel-Air Gites is open for business, and taking bookings for 2021. In fact, we have had so many enquiries already, it looks like it’s going to be an incredibly busy summer!
If you are planning your next holiday, here are a few very good reasons for you to get in touch. Make sure you don’t miss out.
You only have to check out our reviews to see that we are recognised as one of the best, family-friendly holiday businesses in the Charente-Maritime.
At Bel-Air gites you will have everything that you need to make this your family’s home-from-home. Wish you were here?
And we mean ‘everything’
We want it to be your best family holiday ever and we start by providing all the basic kiddie essentials. Whether you have babies, toddlers or bigger kids, twins, triplets or even quads, at Bel-Air gites we provide everything.
Cots and linen, high-chairs, pushchairs, baby baths, stair gates, changing mats, baby monitors, booster seats, potties and toilet trainer seats.
Steriliser bags, child steps, bath/shower non-slip mats, child proof cupboard and window locks, bath toys and children’s cutlery
A hand blender, night lights, blackout blinds
Bath towels, hand towels and pool towels, even for the babies
If you can think of something that we haven’t listed let us know. We will do our very best to provide it for you. You can rest-assured that all of these items will be completely sanitised between check-ins. Our guests’ health and safety has, and always will be, our top priority.
Child-friendly means more than just providing a cot and high chair.
At Bel-Air we have four individual gîtes (holiday cottages) and a large farmhouse. They sleep between 4 to 6 guests, so they’re ideal for small families, or for bigger groups that want to holiday together.
All the gîtes are fully furnished and well-equipped, including TVs showing UK and French TV channels and DVD players. We also provide Free WiFi so you can keep in touch with friends, and share your wonderful holiday experience!
Each gîte has it’s own private patio area with barbecue and garden furniture. Large enough for you to dine ‘al fresco’, the patio area is the perfect place to wind down. Enjoy a chilled glass of wine, and watch the sun setting across the fields. I bet you wish you were here now.
As if the accommodation wasn’t enough, we have created a safe and secure environment for children of all ages. They can play, have fun and create happy childhood memories.
We have a large playground full of swings, a slide, a climbing frame, trampoline and tunnels. The large, heated outdoor pool is fenced in, and securely gated so your little ones can’t get in or out unsupervised. You can relax and enjoy your holiday, while the kids have fun being pirates and little mermaids.
The Playbarn at Bel-Air Gites is a massive hit with children of all ages, and the adults too. There is a large selection of toys, books, DVD’s and games, including a pool table, footballs, and other outdoor games.
Health & Safety
Our guests’ health and safety has, and always will be, our top priority. And we pride ourselves on keeping all the activity areas safe, clean and as up-to-date as possible.
From next year we are introducing more flexible arrival and departure dates. This will ensure that we have a full 24 hours in between all bookings. The extra hours will enable the team at Bel-Air to more thoroughly cleanse the property inside and out, and to ventilate the rooms. Hand sanitisers will also be provided in each gite.
If you have any questions regarding the cleaning process or products used, especially related to allergens, then please contact us before booking.
Your Bel-Air holiday retreat is perfectly located in the beautiful sunny Charente-Maritime. Surrounded by a wide variety of exciting, and fascinating attractions you will find something to suit all ages.
Beautiful seaside villages of Saint Georges de Didonne, Talmont, Meschers sur Gironde and Royan. The picturesque islands of Ile de Re and Ile d’Oleron. All these are at the top of the favourite family holiday destination list. And they are all only a short drive from Bel-Air Gites.
We’ve put together our list of the most popular family attractions in the area. But there are so many nearby, you will need to stay longer to fit them all in.
Do you need any more reasons? We don’t want you to miss out. Book with us today and have the family holiday of a lifetime.
Bel-Air Gites, child-friendly holidays in the sunny Charente-Maritime.