Large Groups and Family Gatherings

Space to be together....and space to be apart!!!

Large Groups and Family Gatherings

Fantastic “Big House” accommodation for up to 28 people – contact us now to discuss your perfect holiday!

Thanks Caroline & Bob for providing us all (24!) with such a wonderful place to stay. If we all carry out our pledge to return, you’re going to be busy! We’ve been here a week – but could have filled a month seeing everything and doing all the things we wanted to do!
Steve & Cal from the Isle of Man – August 2015 – La Chataigneraie, Exclusive Use

La Chataigneraie can offer a truly unique and magnificent setting for a large group holiday or family gathering.

Each gite / apartment is completely independent giving you space and privacy, but you can book the whole property on an “Exclusive Use” basis. We can offer you choices of places to relax, eat and socialise as a big group.  We have terraces, patios, gardens, a shady poolside gazebo and a huge central lounge or “grand salon” where families and groups can be together.



Whether you are a big extended family wanting to celebrate a special occassion, a special interest club,  or a leader looking for somewhere to host a retreat, training week or corporate team-building event, we are happy to work with you to ensure that your holiday is a success.

Read on to find out more….


 We can offer you:

  • Quality, flexible accommodation, including 13 bedrooms – most with en-suite facilities
  • A large central kitchen with 2 ovens, 2 hobs, 2 fridges, equipped for up to 30 (plus 3 smaller, fully-equipped kitchens)
  • A “Chef à Domicile” who will prepare delicious, reasonably priced, restaurant-quality meals and celebratory cakes, complete with waiter service ….and even do the clearing away afterwards! Standard or bespoke menus.  Special dietary requirements no problem (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free etc)
  • A delivery each morning from the local boulanger with still-warm baguettes and croissants for breakfast
  • A “grand salon” with comfortable leather sofas and cosy log-burner
  • A 5 metre film screen and projector for cinema-style, surround-sound film evenings
  • Flexible space to dine together in comfort – indoors and out
  • Gym with multi-gym, weights, running machine and cross-trainer
  • Games room with pool table, table football, library and board games – something for all ages
  • Shady poolside gazebo with gas BBQs, bluetooth sound-system and versatile seating
  • Baby kit with cot, high-chair, baby-bath, changing-mat
  • Fabulous views and fabulous mountain walks
  • Beautiful mediterranean beaches or ski resorts under an hour away
  • Perfect venue for a large family Christmas or house party
  • Local bistrot happy to take big bookings – just 15 minutes’ walk away
  • 2 acres of gardens to explore – plenty of space for the energetic ones to play football and rounders, whilst others can find a peaceful spot to recline in the shade and enjoy the views with a good book

    What a fantastic place!! We’ve had such a great time and it’s so nice that everyone’s been able to stay together – not many places could accommodate all 24 of us with such apparent ease! Caroline & Bob are the best hosts – thank you for a brilliant holiday!!

    Joe – August 2015

  • Groups of up to 10 people can be self-contained in the beautiful “La Capsole” apartment
  • Groups of up to 18 can book the main house on an Exclusive Use basis for a touch of luxury
  • Larger groups of 20 – 28 can have Exclusive Use of the whole property for a truly spectacular and well-equipped venue.
  • Space to be together…..and, just as importantly, space to be apart!
Whatever the size of your party, we can work out the accommodation arrangement that will work best for you.

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Multi-generation family gatherings and groups of friends:

We have welcomed 4-generation of families, reunions of university friends and groups of families whose children have grown up together since anti-natal days. Our flexible accommodation enables you to spend time together whilst also giving individual families some space and privacy.

Retreats, sports clubs and special interest groups:

We can provide the perfect base for a hiking or mountaineering club with spectacular walks and climbs all around. The peace and tranquility of the Rotja Valley provide an ideal setting for a yoga or religious retreat. Push back the sofas for a large indoor space for yoga or setting up easels for a painting workshop.  Or enjoy working out in the gardens with a gorgeous and inspirational mountain backdrop. Ideal for yoga, painting, bird-watching, cycling, triathlon training – whatever your passion, we are happy to discuss the opportunities we can offer!

We can put together a flexible package to include catering, self-catering, B&B, packed lunches and bistrot meals.

Corporate events:

La Chataigneraie can work extremely well for corporate team-building events or management workshops away from the confines of the office. We can offer 10 individual bedrooms with ensuite facilities, plus a further 3 rooms with shared facilities. (8 double rooms, 4 twin rooms and 1 single/bunk-bed room.)

The grand salon works well as a central meeting room, with screen and projector for PowerPoint presentations, films or analysis of videos of the day’s activities – anything on a laptop with an HDMI port can be screened.

There are a further 5 rooms with tables and chairs for smaller break-out/syndicate rooms.

A huge range of team-building-type activities nearby: year-round hot-water canyoning, river rafting, via ferrata, gorge walks, horse-riding, wine tours and plenty of cultural and historical sites to visit.

Thanks again for a wonderful holiday. You were delightful hosts and the place is lovely. With 22 of us ranging from age 5 to 68 it’s a tough challenge to keep everyone happy but La Chataigneraie did just that…. Nicky – August 2012


We understand that organising a large group holiday can be a headache. Why not give us a ring to chat through your requirements and aspirations. We will give you an honest appraisal of what we can offer and how we can ensure that you all have a wonderful holiday to remember.

Send us your booking enquiry


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