Domaine du Sourire

The owners, Terry and Jackie lived most of their life between Scotland and Ireland. Terry is a manx-born man while Jackie has both Scots and Irish blood running through her veins. Two years ago they decided to get out of the rat-race and go and live somewhere warmer in the beautiful French countryside. This was when an exciting opportunity for some hard and rewarding work presented itself, in the form of a Gite holiday complex. After much research and planning, they discussed with the owners, Dawn and Mark Camilli about buying into this unique gite complex.

Jackie’s father, Sandy, had spent several years in France supporting Dawn, Mark and his sister Teresa build this fantastic site into the busy Gite holiday complex it is today. This is where the family link comes in, giving Jackie and Terry the opportunity to add their personal touch and keep the family spirit alive. They are both hands-on people with a can-do attitude and a willingness to help anyone. Ask and they will do their best to make it happen. Upon departure, all guests will be excited to return time and time again; it’s almost a certainty.

The Domaine du Sourire started life as a derelict farm and through raw passion and four years of non stop work, a complex with four wonderful Gites, swimming pool and play areas was formed. The doors were formally opened to the public in 2013 with the first guests traveling from the UK, Holland and Belgium. The Domaine du Sourire is fully wheelchair-accessible and this is by purposeful design; they do not discriminate and welcome everyone.

Jackie speaks kind and honest words about her father Sandy. He was a life long friend of the Camillis family for many years and spent much of his retirement living at Domaine du Sourire. He was responsible for helping transform it from a building site into the wonderful facility it is today. We are all indebted to him for his hard work and enthusiasm on this project which would not have come to fruition without him.

We started counting in 2013...

768 Guests
632 Rooms Booked
4 Gites
999999 Genuine smiles

MEET OUR TEAM

We live onsite, come and say Hi!

JACKIE GRANT

JACKIE GRANT

Kind, loving Mother, loves hugging and cleaning

Makes the best Macaroni, keeping her three children fed and full. Jackie is the mother type figure who will be in the background planning and making sure everything is planned and perfect

Terry Grant

Terry Grant

Father, never stops smiling and can fix anything

Terry is a genuine, soulful man filled with smiles and joy. He can fix literally anything, it's really remarkable. With Terry around, the plumbing will work and your roof won't leak.

Dan, Darren & Scott

Dan, Darren & Scott

The three brothers (smart, stong and funny)

Depending on who is asked, they are either being cheeky Monkeys or running around doing anything you need. Always there to chat with or help you carry bags. Just ask!

Mark & Dawn

Mark & Dawn

The corporate experts; our friends & partners

Owners of Le Grand Vignaud Gites, Mark is the master of ideas and jack of all trades. Dawn is often know as the life and soul and injects smiles into anyone who meets her.