About the property
- House1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
3 bedroom house sleeps 6 and 2 bedroom gite sleeps 5 with swimming pool
The house and gite are situated within 1 acre grounds in a wonderful peaceful, but not isolated, setting on the edge of a pretty village.
Both the house and gite have been recently refurbished to a quality standard.
There are lawned garden areas and ball games. The properties are in a beautiful setting with quiet lanes ideal for cycling and walking. Both properties are some distance apart and each has its own patio areas with table, chairs, loungers, etc.
Whilst on the edge of a beautiful village the properties are only 20 minutes away from beautiful beaches and 40 minutes away from surfing beaches.
There are also exquisite harbour ports 25 minutes away.
There are also ancient cities such as Saintes and Cognac 20 minutes away. La Rochelle and Bordeaux are about an hour away.
Linda and Stephen Wilson
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, Will respond in all languages via google translate
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Linda and Stephen Wilson
We are a couple with three lovely children who fell in love with this beautiful region of France in 2006 and bought this house later that year.
Linda and Stephen Wilson purchased this House in 2006
Why Linda and Stephen Wilson chose Cravans
This house and gite are in an amazing location on the edge of a beautiful village. It is so picturesque and tranquil whilst no means isolated. It is so relaxing yet within 20 minutes of gorgeous sandy beaches, harbour ports and ancient cities.
What makes this House unique
It is so pretty and tranquil and relaxing and yet only 20 minutes from all sorts of activities.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A little corner of tranquillity
We had a relaxing two week stay. Stephen and Linda were very welcoming. There is lots to see and do around the local area. The pool was perfect and the garden beautiful. We had a lovely holiday and would highly recommend. The Gould family August 2017
Having this family stay was lovely and we are so glad they enjoyed their holiday. They would be welcomed back at any time. Very best wishes to them too.
Enjoyable stay with friends and family
Overall, the house and the gite are set in a lovely, well-manicured garden. The pool is a great size and kept beautifully clean. The kitchens of both properties are well equipped with quantities of cutlery and crockery, the living area spacious and airy, though the gite had a tendency to overheat, being in a dip with little in the way of breeze.
I think the fact that our friends stayed in the gite while the two couples of my family stayed in the house made a few of the glitches less important. Each property has a barbecue, but the small one at the house is in full sun till late in the evening. The larger, shady barbecue is next to the gite, next to the shaded seating area. If two unconnected families were using the two properties, it may have been awkward for the house occupants to use the supposedly communal seating and cooking area.
An additional umbrella in the pool area would have been useful - it was quite cosy when all seven of us wanted to enjoy the pool in the shade. Perhaps more of an issue with two separate sets of tennants.
We have always found in the past that in properties in areas where the weather can become very hot, fans have been provided in all bedrooms. This would have been beneficial for our two weeks of late 20's, mid 30's weather (and only June at this stage!). It was a particular problem for our friends in the gite. We have found that it is also the norm to be issued with clean towels and bedding after the first week. We would have laundered our own, but the advertised washing machine is actually situated in the owners' basement, under the house, so while in theory available, it makes it rather awkward and inconvenient.
However, we did very much enjoy the area, with lots to see and do and reasonable restaurants at no great distance.
It was lovely to have these families stay .
Their stay was an exceptionally hot fortnight and we saw temperatures soar higher than we have ever known in the Charente Maritime.
We have other parasols and could have put another one on the pool patio although we do tend to find that a lot of guests like to lie in the full sun.
The house barbecue is in full sun and we will think about resiting it.
The washing machine is in the basement but everyone is welcome to use it. We frequently launder washing for guests and hang it out to dry. Equally we are happy for them to use the machine.
Always striving to please.
The gite is lovely and well equipped.
Outside there is a lovely patio and grassed areas and a solid oak sit-outery.
The setting is amazing and the region is incredible.
Having this couple stay was a pleasure.
They will be welcomed back anytime.
LOvely realxing place to stay
We love coming to stay at Cravans, so much so we have now had 5 holidays here. There is so much to see and do in the area. We are still finding new places to visit. The house is well equipped and clean, fantastic pool and garden. Linda, Stephen and family couldn't be more welcoming. Great area to cycle as a family, lovely beaches and lots of lovely towns and villages to explore. The local bakery is easy to walk to and sells delicious breads and tasty treats. Thank you Linda and Stephen. We look forward to plenty more holidays at your house, the kids wont go anywhere else!
Relaxing luxury in the French countryside!
We had a lovely weeks stay in Linda and Stephens house this year! The property was easy to find using a sat nav and we were met by the family who were more than willing to give us lots of tips and information about the local places to visit! The house was spacious for me my wife and our 2 children and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay! The pool is fantastic and kept really clean every day by the owners, the kids loved it and both got on really well with the other families children who were staying in the gite while we were there!
There's some lovely places to visit and you could quite easily stay for more than a week. Super u hyper market is in easy driving distance to stock up the house with drink and food also.
So for a relaxing quiet holiday in a superb region of France you really can't go wrong!
Thank you for a memorable time 🏊🌞☀️
Having this family stay was a wonderful experience for us and they will be welcomed back whenever they are able to come.
We have families return on a regular basis and this makes us feel that we have got something really special for which we are very grateful.
TERRIFIC HOUSE WITH A LARGE SWIMMING POOL
EVEN THOUGH WE CAME TO YOUR HOUSE ALL THE WAY FROM JAPAN, WE REALLY ENJOY STAYING AT YOUR TERRIFIC HOUSE
WHERE WE HAD A NICE BARBECUE PARTY AND ENJOY SWIMMING IN THE LARGE POOL. REGARDS. MIHARU/ANASTASIIA/MIYA
Having this family stay was a lovely experience. They will be welcomed back whenever they wish.
The Charente Maritime with its own micro climate is the second hottest region of France,.
Cravans is lovely and has its own bakery and bar pub within walking distance. Gémozac, the nearest shopping town is just 4 kilometres away and has everything you should need.
Beautiful beaches are only 20 minutes away. Meschers is first with sandy cove beaches. Then there is Saint-Georges-de-Didonne which is a wide expanse of beach. Water sports are available there and there is an adventure climbing park. Royan is next, again a lovely beach and chic shops etc.
Further up the coast there are other lovely beaches including surfing beaches.
There is the most amazing zoo we have ever visited at La Palmyre. Also in the region there are beautiful harbour ports such as Mortagne sur Gironde, romanesque churches, beautiful old towns and cities such as Saintes and Bordeaux waiting to be discovered. These are reached by driving past vineyards and in the summer, fields of beautiful sunflowers.
Golf: There is a golf course in Fontcouverte just to the north-east of Saintes. There is also a golf course in Royan near the Grand Coast.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (British Pounds), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance. A deposit of £100 reservation is payable in order to confirm the booking. The balance is due 4 weeks before arrival.