Ten gites for all the family to stay in

A holiday in a traditional French gite offers a delightful, stress-free child-friendly escape. At Gites.co.uk, we list hundreds of family gites that will keep both children and parents happy. With gites.co.uk, you book directly with the owner: with no commission or booking fees to worry about, our website makes it easy to find perfect gites for families. If you are searching for holiday inspiration, read on to discover ten of the best gites for families in our collection.

1.'Les Chardonnerets' - Extra Large Villa Ideal for Big Groups

Gather the extended family for a holiday to remember at Les Chardonnets in Pay de la Loire. 12 bedrooms offer plenty of space for up to 24 adults or older children and 5 babies. The property has been thoughtfully designed for larger groups with a well-equipped kitchen, spacious dining area and a large heated swimming pool. The gite is equipped with high chairs, cots, buggies and sterilisers to make parents' lives a little easier.

2. Les Alouettes

Situated In the picturesque village of Le Langon near to the sandy beaches of Le Vendee, Les Alouettes is an ideal gite for two families. With two suites of rooms, each with its own bathroom, a spacious, airy living area, a terrace for dining al fresco and a fenced swimming pool, Les Alouettes is a very family friendly gite: bed linen and baby equipment is provided at no extra charge. 

3. Family-friendly gite near Poullaouen

In the heart of rural Brittany, this large, comfortable gite is an excellent base for exploring the region, with easy access to the coast, peaceful countryside views and plenty of family-friendly accommodation. With 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and its own above ground pool, this is a superb cottage for a stress free family holiday.

4. Gite at Lac de Guerledan

Savour the tranquillity of the Brittany countryside at this charming three bedroomed family gite just 10 minutes from lakeside beaches. With two acres of grounds to explore, the well-equipped cottage is ideal for an active family holiday, with boating, swimming, fishing, cycling, golf and horse riding all close at hand. 

5. La Ferme du Lynx

La Ferme du Lynx is a traditional wooden Savoyard farmhouse that sleeps up to 15 and is one of our most popular gites for two families. The chalet has been converted into suites, each with their own shower and WC and features a large sloping garden for sledging. As well as skiing and snowboarding in winter, the Porte du Soleil region offers a host of warm weather activities the whole family will enjoy, including mountain biking and horse riding. 

6. Family gite at St Aygulf

With a private, fenced-in swimming pool, spacious enclosed garden and extraordinary panoramic views over the coast, this luxurious gite sleeping up to 8 at St Aygulf proves that family-friendly accommodation and Gallic style can coexist happily. If you can tear yourself away from the pool, the villa is just 200m from the sea and 20 minutes shuttle ride from St Tropez.

7. Family friendly gite in Auvergne

Experience a tranquil rural lifestyle in this traditional stone built house sleeping 6. Located in a quiet village near the gorges of the river Allier, the gite offers mountain views and visitors can swim, canoe or fish in the river. The house is well equipped and children will be charmed by the vast play and recreation room in a converted barn.

8. L’Ancien Chai

A family gite in Aquitaine, L’Ancien Chai is part of a former farm in a rural location with gorgeous views. The gite offers plenty of space for 8 people and the ground floor is accessible by wheelchair. The owners have thought of everything needed for a hassle-free stay and a very large shared pool, a tennis court and excellent WiFi strength will keep everyone in the family happily occupied. 

9. Family and pet-friendly gites in Midi-Pyrenees 

Gites for two families can be difficult to find but this pair of four-bedroom gites near the Dordogne river offer the perfect solution for larger groups. Located in the Golden Triangle between Sarlat, Gourdon and Rocamadour, these gites offer accommodation for up to 18 people, with two cots and a put up bed for small children. As well as swimming, canoeing and angling, the area is rich in culture and history, with caves, chateaux and markets to explore.

10. Moulin Haut

Ideal for larger groups, Moulin Haut is one of the most thoughtfully designed family gites, converted from an old watermill overlooking its own private pool. The gite is set in the peaceful village of Fontiers-Cabardès, with its range of shops and cafes including a boulangerie for your bread and croissants every morning. There is plenty to do close by, from horse riding, tennis, fishing, swimming and cycling and the Mediterranean coast is within easy reach.