We stayed at L'Ancienne Distillerie for a family celebration with a very wide range of ages. We occupied two of the gites on the property and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything was very relaxed, and we were able to find a whole range of things to do- take long walks, bike around the countryside, visit a (very) local Cognac distillery, read from the library, enjoy a range of games in the games room(s), swim and lounge around the pool, cook, and of course eat and drink.
One of the things that makes these types of vacation rentals successful is a good owner, and we were very lucky that the owner was extremely accommodating. She helped us make a range of different arrangements, such as setting up for a very large meal, planning what to do, local knowledge about what to get where, options for kids, and so on.
The only thing that wasn't perfect was that the wi-fi was very irregular, but we found the place by the pool where we could connect regularly at... Plus