A Manor House and cottage both furnished to a very high standard and set in 7 acres of gardens, surrounded by vines and open countryside. Quiet and secluded but within easy reach of the village. The Bar area is a lovely building which used to be the bakery and has been converted into a bar with pool table for exclusive use by the guests of Les Agrilles. Ideal for use with the stone built barbeque. Les Agrilles is a beautiful Maison de Maitre, and a very comfortable family home.
The spacious accommodation sleeps 20 in 5 double, 4 twin and one single bedroom. Five of the double rooms are ensuite as is the ground floor twin in the cottage. There is a further WC on the ground floor. Outside there is a delightful heated pool.
Les Agrilles is an ideal location for a large family or a special event. We have held weddings, birthdays anniversaries at Le Agrilles.
The properties are available individually apart from July & August.
Rod and Josette have lived at Les Agrilles since 2002.We lived and worked in Shropshire as farmers and decided when both our sons went off to University to come to France to have our own adventure! It certainly has been that. We have loved every minute and love to share our home with people coming to visit this peaceful part of France.
We had wanted to buy a house in France most of our married life. Rod wanted the north and Josette the south. It wasn't until we came on holiday to this area in 2000 that we both said this is the area for us. The rest is history!
I think that the benefits of Les Agrilles, is the peace and tranquility it offers. The beautiful sunsets make each evening a joy. Peace and tranquility within the grounds with superb views over the undulating countryside. Yet we are close to beaches, estuary, bars, restaurants shops etc not making us totally isolated. The best of both worlds.
The house is ideally situated for a relaxing holiday. Close to the Gironde estuary with its pretty ports and inviting restaurants. Port Maubert and its lovely restaurant by the river are only 4 kms away. The beaches of Merchers and St George de Didonne are only 20 minutes away. This beautiful house in the Charente Maritime is within easy reach of the A10 Paris/Bordeaux motorway. It is also one hour from Bordeaux and 1 ½ hours from La Rochelle International Airports. The port of St Malo is only about 4 ½ hour drive away. The Charente has the second highest number of sunshine hours in France ( after Cote d'Azur) with temperatures reaching the high 30's in July and August. Charente Maritime has a mild temperate climate thanks to the Gulf Stream, which embraces the coastline. With only a 15 minute ferry trip across the Gironde from Blaye you will find your self in the Medoc, where you can visit renowned Chateaux and savor the delicious world famous wines of the region.
Other Activities: Residential traditional upholstery courses held throughout the year. Wine tasting organised. Cookery courses available on request.
Golf: Golf is available at three very good courses close to the house. Royan and Saintes are 30 mins away and the renowned course ot Cognac is 45 mins away.