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.
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.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.
A cold sunny Christmas at DLG with lots of unexpected guests. Some house hunting, some travelling.
There will be no building work in the summer, so the usual peace and quiet is assured !
The bookings are beginning to come through and we hope to see many of you in 2017.
24th June 2016 - WAS AN IMPORTANT DAY FOR THE UK.
Whichever way we voted, the future of the UK and its relationship with Europe will change.
Uncertainty is not good for any economy and we need to see a clear view of the future.
In the meantime, we will keep our promise of a fixed exchange rate for bookings till Easter 2017.
The referendum is not helping the exchange rate and we know some people are hesitating to book holidays.
As per our last newsletter, for all 2017 bookings received by Easter 2017, we are guaranteeing a minimum rate of 1.25€ / £1.
We hope this will encourage you to reserve early?
Richard & Eva.