Self Catering Gites

Enjoy the tranquil southern French countyside

Jackie and Terry have put their heart and soul into creating a safe, fun space for your family

The owners, Terry and Jackie lived most of their lives between Scotland and Ireland. Terry is Manx-born and Jackie has both Scottish and Irish blood running through her veins. It was during 2015 when an opportunity for some hard and rewarding work presented itself in the form of a Gite holiday complex in France. After much deliberation, they accepted the challenge and bought into this unique gite complex aptly named Domaine du Sourire

Jackie’s father Sandy had spent many years in France supporting Dawn, Mark and his sister Teresa build this fantastic site, so it seemed only fitting to buy into it. Jackie and Terry are both hands on people with a can do attitude and a willingness to help all guests in any way possible. Just ask and they will do their best to make it happen! A visit to Domaine du Sourire will have you begging to return time and time again; after all, we do aim to please!


Relax in France

Situated in one of France’s best-loved locations, Domaine du Sourire offers gracious hospitality, thoughtful amenities and a distinctive backdrop for you to relax, explore, enjoy the local food or relax by our heated pool!

Make memories this summer, book now and reserve a self catering Gite with parking, patio, a large shared games room, soft play with ball pit, sensory room and heated pool plus much more. Imagine waking up to the sound of silence, the smell of clear air and some of the finest food in the world. It’s all here at Domain du Sourire, and we invite you!

Your own private Gite

We welcome all guests to explore our grounds, rumour is that a hidden garden exists around the back! perhaps you will find it. Maybe you prefer relaxing by the pool or taking a dip (we installed a new electric heater, so nice and warm). There are also a couple of swings, including one which we had specially wheelchair adapted, just remember and wear the seatbelt!

All the Gites have a personal TV and DVD player, you could venture into the games room where a vast collection of movies and TV shows exist and we invite you to borrow one. While you’re there you could always play ping pong 🙂 We have scattered a few other toys around the room, please enjoy.

We also have a couple of bikes and a tandem, just ask.

The sensory room is great for anyone who needs a timeout to relax. Newly renovated and comfortable.

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Upon your arrival

Once in France, arriving is straightforward and simple thanks to modern day GPS. Just type Domaine du Sourire into Google maps and the directions to our front gate will be spot on. When you enter through the gates take a moment to enjoy the view then come to the Gite on your right where Jackie or Terry will be there to formally welcome you.

Once settled, send the kids to the games room and feel free to take a dip in the electric heated pool or relax on your balcony taking in the French countryside. If your arriving after dark or late at night, not to worry we will have your welcome pack prepared. Just arrive and enjoy a complementary drink and nibble on the house.

You may have your trip planned out, but if you are looking for ideas, have a read through our website where we recommend a few destinations. Alternatively, come and ask Jackie or Terry who have a repertoire of ideas and suggestions, tweaked over time with feedback from guests.

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