Catherine Piner

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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L'OLIVIER

Crazannes Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Well equipped gites ideal for family holidays or a quiet get-away!

Originally barns these 2 beautifully converted luxury, detached gites, each have their own private garden area, sitting amongst trees on the edge of the charming village of Crazannes, just a 5 minute walk from the River Charente. The nearest town is Saintes which as well as offering many places to visit with its Roman Heritage, has all your shopping needs.

These attractive, comfortable and very well equipped gites are ideal for family holidays with everything you would need for a young family. Or this peaceful setting is ideal for a quiet get away. Spend the day by the pool or relaxing in the garden. Or visit one of the many beaches most of which are just a 35 minute drive.

Also perfectly located for those who wish to explore the area or to just relax and enjoy the weather! With beautiful sunny days throughout the year this makes it a perfect location for walking and cycling and enjoying the surrounding countryside and for visiting the many beautiful towns and villages.

What's in the area?: With just a 40 minute drive north west to the Atlantic coast you will find the sunny beaches of Fouras and Chatelaillon Plage. And to the south west, still just 40 minutes, there are the beautiful beaches of Saint-Georges-de-Didonne and St Palais-sur-Mer. With many more but unfortunately we haven’t visited them all!

With Cognac a 35 minute drive, tours around one of the famous Martell, Hennessy or Remy Martin distilleries are a must.

Just 50 minutes from the beautiful coastal town of La Rochelle, a must for any shopper! La Rochelle has a wonderful ambience with many restaurants bursting on to the pavements. Seafood is of course the speciality. Just 60 minutes to the stunning Ile de Re. With wonderful shops to browse round at Ile de Martin and an amazing choice of pavement cafes and restaurants, all looking on to the harbour. Ile de Re has many beautiful beaches and more wonderful quaint villages to wonder around.

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Details for l'Olivier 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

This is a single storey property with large open plan living, dining and kitchen area. There are two bedrooms, one double and one twin and a shower room. The property has it's own private garden area with patio, table and chairs and a barbecue. It is possible to park outside the gite.
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed

Catherine Piner

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks french, italian, english
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We arrived here with our young family in 2003 with the intention of giving it a go for 5 years and we're still here!

We came here from Surrey, so the pace of life has slowed down considerably! So not only is this a great holiday destination it's a great place to live too.

Both our children love it, they've only known the French school system so are far more fluent than either of us!

Catherine Piner purchased this cottage in 2003

When we first saw this property and the beautiful garden we knew this had to be the one.

The huge draw was the the fact that even though the 'gites' were little more than shells used for storage and garaging we could see they had massive potential especially as they were completely independent of the main house and each other. So each house would have it's only private space.

The location is perfect, not a huge drive from the UK and when our guests arrive loads of interesting places to visit including some amazing beaches within a short drive.

It was a top priority that our guests would be comfortable as although generally the climate is warm and sunny it's inevitable that some days may not be so bright.

The thing I remember most was during our second viewing of the property, we were sitting on the terrace and could hear the church bell chime midday, beautiful! So very peaceful and our girls have often said how lovely it is to sit and listen to the birds, as there are so many trees in the garden there are certainly no shortage of those!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 29 traveler reviews

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l'Olivier
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews
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l'Olivier
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53802
+33 (0)546 912319
Crazannes Saintes area
Surrey, England
5

SUPERB FAMILY HOLIDAY GITE

  • 5 of 5
Terry and Catherine have thought of everything. The gite is beautifully renovated and furnished with everything you need for a family holiday from a well equiped kitchen to toys and videos for the children. This will be our third holiday with them this year (2008) and we can't wait for our 2 weeks enjoying the gite, pool and surrounding countryside.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
business
l'Olivier
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53802
+33 (0)546 912319
Crazannes Saintes area
5

A GREAT WEEK

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely week in France over Easter and very much enjoyed our stay at l'Olivier. The house is very comfortable and well-appointed, with everything you could need for a relaxing stay. The gardens are lovely and whilst it was a bit too chilly to take a dip in the pool when we were there (mid-April), the pool area is also very nice. A great house for individuals, couples and young families alike. We look forward to going back next year.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
l'Olivier
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53802
+33 (0)546 912319
Crazannes Saintes area
5

LOVELY COMFORTABLE, CLEAN & WELL MAINTAINED GITE

Lovely comfortable, clean & well maintained Gite
  • 5 of 5
On arrival we were immediately impressed by the secluded and stunning location of the cottage, set amongst the surrounding shrubs and trees along with its own car parking space. We received a warm and friendly welcome from the owners, Catherine and Terry.

We were to learn during our stay that the cottage had been renovated several years earlier. You could easily think it had been done more recently, as the décor, furniture and fixtures are all in very good condition. It is obvious that Catherine and Terry maintain the cottage to a very high standard.

We had a very good holiday, walking locally and exploring the surrounding area. Returning to the cottage each day was the icing on the cake. I' Olivier is without doubt one of the best equipped, cleanest and comfortable cottages we have stayed in over the years.

Brian H
Crockenhill
Kent
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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business
l'Olivier
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53802
+33 (0)546 912319
Crazannes Saintes area
5

COMFORTABLE, WELL-APPOINTED GITE, PEACEFUL SETTING

  • 5 of 5
A comfortable, well appointed gite in a peaceful rural setting but within easy reach of coast and larger towns. Very clean with great attention to detail and much appreciated welcoming touches making us feel quickly at home and relaxed on arrival.

A very well maintained swimming pool - not heated but pleasantly refreshing and plenty of space around it with sunbeds to enjoy lazing by the pool.

Above all, the owners were very friendly and welcoming, living within the grounds, helpful and available when required but respectful of privacy.

A very pleasant corner of France easy to explore along the coast or inland by car and by bike. We had a very enjoyable week at l'Olivier and would highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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l'Olivier
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53802
+33 (0)546 912319
Crazannes Saintes area
Lewes. Sussex, England
4

QUIET SETTING NEAR RIVER CHARENTE

  • 4 of 5
L'Olivier is an ideal location for a holiday in Charente Maritime. The cottage is very well equipped and maintained and Catherine was friendly and helpful. The weather was sadly quite cool and cloudy for the time of year and we were unable to use use the lovely pool, but we found lots to see and do in the area with many beautiful beaches within an easy drive.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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business
l'Olivier
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53802
+33 (0)546 912319
Crazannes Saintes area
5

A COSY HIDEAWAY.

  • 5 of 5
Clean and cosy accommodation, well equipped and well positioned for the coast, historical towns and beautiful countryside.
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
St Savinien
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Saintes
Nearest Beach
36 Kilometres
Marennes
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Port d'Envaux
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Foncouverte
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Port d'Envaux
Car: necessary

L’Olivier and la Petite Bergerie are situated in the charming small village of Crazannes. It is only a 5 min. walk to the beautiful river Charente, with local Châteaux of Crazannes and Panloy at Port d’Envaux both within walking distance and le Château de la Roche Courbon at Saint-Porchaire just a 5 minute drive.

It is only a 15 minute drive from the beautiful market town of Saintes, also located on the Charente, shops and restaurants are therefore within easy reach.

There are many many stunning beaches all less than an hours drive.

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Availability & Rates

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Crazannes Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 12 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£750
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 3 2014
3 night minimum stay
£90
£395
 
 
Autumn
Oct 4 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
£250
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
£550
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
£250
 
 
Spring 2015
Mar 28 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
£295
 
 
Early Summer 2015
May 23 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
£395
 
 
Mid Summer 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
£595
 
 
Summer 2015
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£750
 
 
Late Summer 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
£90
£395
 
 
Autumn 2015
Oct 3 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
£250
 
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
£550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £150
Notes Please note all bookings from October to May, heating is not included in the price.
All prices are from Sat. to Sat.during July and August all other dates arrival and departure dates can be flexible to make the most of those cheap flights!
All prices include linen, towels and tea towels, sorry we do not provide pool / beach towels.
There is a cleaning charge payable in euros on arrival.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Crazannes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 64 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • fax
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double - 1 double
    Twin - 2 twin/ single , Cot available
  • 1 double, 1 twin, cot available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Sand Box
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • forests
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • equestrian events
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We hope we have thought of everything you might need to help you relax and enjoy your holiday. We have included a small choice of books, dvds and games if you want a quiet night in. It has been written in our guest book many times that “we have thought of everything” we hope you will find this to be true. We are able to provide (we think) everything you might need if you are travelling with small children. We have a young family so we know what it’s like to travel and take all the usual paraphernalia (leaving no room for that essential stock of local wines and cheeses on the return trip!). We can also offer babysitting for a small extra charge. The pool is fenced and shared. There is a children's play area with swings, 'wendy house' and sand pit.
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