In the tree house

Child friendly



With four young grandchildren of our own, we like to make Pépoulie as child friendly as possible.

And we are proud to have got the coveted Tots to Travel Approval. This is awarded once they have visited and vetted the property for child safety, both inside and outside, including the pool. We also guarantee that we have all the items on their extensive Essential Kit list - go to their site to learn more.


Here’s the equipment we have for babies, toddlers and children, so that parents can save weight on the plane and/or space in the car:

crib for new-borns, two cots, with linen,
two child beds, with linen, two high chairs,
two junior chairs, two child-size wicker chairs, child-size table with two chairs,
baby bouncer, baby bath, potty, step-up stool for wash basin, changing table and mattress, child-sized crockery and cutlery,
wireless baby monitor, security gates top and bottom of the stairs, safety plugs in the electricity sockets, drawer and cupboard catches, a car seat, 0-25 kg (E17).

Plus we have various toys and books from 2 months to teenager available.

We’re also aware how important it is for parents to know that their offspring will be safe, especially when it comes to the pool.

French law requires us to have a security cover, which conforms to the French norm NF P90-308. We unroll this over the pool when not in use and at night time.

And as an extra measure of protection we have built a picket fence around the pool.

However this doesn’t take away the need for there always to be a responsible adult present when the pool is uncovered and being used by children.

There are inflatable arm bands for different ages, and toys for the swimming pool, plus an inflatable paddling pool.

With a hectare of land around the house there’s plenty of space for making camps, flying kites, climbing trees, playing cricket, etc.  

There’s also a tree house 1.5 metres off the ground with a swing, and a climbing frame with a slide, seesaw, baby swing and child swing, plus various outdoor toys.

It is helpful for us to know in advance what equipment you would particularly like. And if you have any suggestions about other equipment or facilities during your stay, please email or telephone us.

Activities for children near Pépoulie - click on the following websites:


Bassin de Saint Ferréol - swimming and boating on a lake twenty minutes drive from Pépoulie

Aubépine Quad - quad bike and mini buggy hire, from four years old, five minutes drive away

Castres Burlats Canoë Kayak  - canoeing and kayaking on the river Agout, thirty five minutes drive from here; from seven years old, and must know how to swim

Poney Club la Salamandre - a range of horse riding activities for children and adults, three minutes drive away

©Roger Budd 2007-2017, and for many of the photos ©Christophe Bouthé  Mentions légales SIRET 521 909 747 00011

Siège social: Pépoulie 81700 Puylaurens  Enregistré au RCS de Castres sous le numéro 2010 A 52