Optional Extras

Linen Change ( £9/pp )

Initial bed linen is included in the quoted weekly price, and beds are freshly made up on the day of your arrival. For subsequent weeks: If you wish, a supply of clean pressed linen can be delivered to your door. We don't charge for a change of cot sheet so infants aren't included in the pp price. There is a washing machine in each cottage.

Beach Towel Hire (£3/each)

Bath and hand towels are included in the rental price, but for those travelling by plane, we offer beach towel hire. Please specify the number required on your booking form.

Arrival Breakfast Pack (£15)

For those guests who prefer to go out to eat on their night of arrival and leave the obligatory shopping session until the following morning, we offer a standard breakfast pack of (UHT) milk, eggs, cereal, butter, bread, jam, coffee, tea and orange juice left in your fridge on arrival.

Internet (FOC)

Wifi Broadband is freely available to all our guests (works inside in Verdhello, Syrah and Clairette but no signal inside Chasselas or Columbard due to the number of thick stone walls). There is a table with a parasol in the garden which is within range, for the use of the other cottages.

Cleaning Service ( £35 )

We try to keep our prices low by asking guests to leave their cottage neat and tidy when they leave.

The cleaning service is particularly popular for those families who have to leave early in the morning and so don't have time to do a proper clean. Please note that the cleaning service does NOT include washing the dishes. Please load the dishwasher and leave it running when you leave even if you have ordered the cleaning service.

Bike loan/Hire

The countryside around La Vendange is perfect for family cycle trips. We provide a couple of good quality adult bikes and some (well-used) pre-school age childrens' bikes FOC for the use of our guests (see photo below). These can be found in the barn along with the strollers, baby backpack etc. For those families whos children are old enough to go on longer cycling excursions we'd suggest either bringing your own bikes or hiring them locally. "Bike Hire Direct" provide 5 or 10 day cycle hire packages which includes picking up and dropping off the bikes at La Vendange.

Our bike collection !


Babysitting (10€ /hr)

In your own cottage from 7pm. 10 euros per hour for up to three children, (rates double after midnight). Please give at least 24 hours notice and pay the babysitter on your return. Details found in the info. folders .

Pottery painting challenge for the 6 and overs...

Pottery Painting (from 10€/item)

Kids and adults alike love to paint pottery! Every Tuesday (rain or shine) our local potter Jo will come and provide paints, bone china bisque ware: plates, mugs, figurines, dinosaurs etc. Various levels of difficaulty. Suitable for all ages. Hand and footprints on a plate are a great way to record babies' first foreign holiday, as Jo will write the date, place and name of the child around the side of the plate before she glazes and fires it.

Guests buy the white bisque pieces from Jo (choosing from her catalogue). They use the special paint provided and and she will return the fired, glazed pottery before the end of your holiday. Normally Tuesdays from 10.30AM. Min 2 participants required. No minimum age.

Pottery Painting courses at La Vendange Child Friendly Gites

Chai Visit (POA)

We can organise a visit to one or more local wine, pineau and cognac producers. Self guided visits available FOC or Guided, chauffered visit (with translator) depending on availablility.

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