Be prepared to enter in a completely different world! This place is a bit like Dr. Doolittle meets Pippi Longstocking and if you have any problems at all (!) with animals, you should probably avoid Domaine de la Gaucherie. That being said, this is an absolutely LOVELY place - esp. if you are travelling w/ (younger) kids. There is a multitude of four-legged and feathered friends living on the property, such as the donkey Harry who was actually the first to greet us at the car. Cats, a dog, horses, ducks, chickens, geese, a parrot, a chinchilla are the real stars of Domaine de la Gaucherie and they are only outdone by the fabulous owner and hostess who (upon request) even cooks a delicious dinner for all the guests. And breakfast was also out of this world! Would we stay again? In a heartbeat!!