We have just returned from our third stay with extended family in 7 years at the wonderful Artagnan in South West France. If you are looking for a beautiful, fully equipped, relaxed and child friendly home to stay in with family/friends this absolutely fits the bill. The incredibly kind Coleman family couldn’t be better hosts. They organise shopping for when you arrive but happily arrange local delicious prepared food made by local talented cooks/chefs so you can get there knowing you can relax, eat well and leave the fun market foraging for another day.
From Monday to Friday they also offer three hours complimentary childcare, they are a true family business and their lovely teenage children all muck in and lend a hand, which my girls and nieces love. My youngest was crying herself to sleep last night missing them.. a true endorsement if ever there was one! They bake, do crafts, play fun games outside, feed the animals, collect eggs, have discos.. honestly done with such kindness and care.
Every single thing you can think of (and lots you don’t) for young babies up to young teens is provided. Table tennis, basketball, badminton, bikes, trikes, mini tractors…! Tonnes of toys especially selected for the ages arriving are so helpful and really minimise the packing!
They have chickens, sheep, frogs and lizards (all v friendly!!) to provide extra entertainment.. our girls absolutely LOVED them. There is a cute little water park 15 mins away which we went to twice and lots of lovely villages to visit.
Besides all that the house is absolutely beautiful and comfortable and despite it being extremely child friendly it remains a lovely space to be in, ie still a fab place for grown ups too. I’ll stop banging on now, just LOVE it and wanted to share!
They book up v quickly with return guests so get in touch soon if you’re hoping for next year.