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House gite pool in beautiful countryside close to beaches, Charente Maritime - The gite

Bedrooms 2
Space 688 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



The gite

The house and gite are situated within 1 acre grounds. There are large lawned areas. The property is in a beautiful setting with quiet lanes ideal for cycling and walking. Both properties are some distance apart and each have patio areas table, chairs, loungers, etc.


A fully fitted kitchen with solid oak units, microwave, Neff stainless steel oven, hob, hood, fridge and dishwasher

Also with a wide variety of pots, pans, cutlery, kitchen knives, etc.

Dining room

Contemporary glass table with 6 cushioned chairs

The swimming pool

The pool is 11mx5.5m; 1m at the shallow end and 2.2m at the deep end.The pool has security fencing all around with a locking gate. It will be maintained for you on a daily basis. There are inflatable toys, volleyball, basket ball, games, etc. The pool is full from Mid May to September and is on the basis that it is shared by the gite and the house guests.

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About the property

Le Roquet Cravans

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.

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Linda and Stephen Wilson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Will respond in all languages via google translate
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 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 bungalow 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 bungalow unique

It is so pretty and tranquil and relaxing and yet only 20 minutes from all sorts of activities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is our second holiday in this gite and we are coming back next year. Wonderful in every way. A+++++
Aug 2012
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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 will accept payment in euros.
•A deposit of £100 reservation is payable in order to confirm the booking.d.
•Please do not smoke inside the properties


Cravans Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 688 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom A luxury shower room with toilet, walk in shower and wash basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 1 A king size bed in the master bedroom with views onto a small lake. The bedroom also has a built in wardrobe and bedside tables. Bedroom 2 A full size double bed in this bedroom with a built in wardrobe. The room looks out onto the garden with a door leading to the patio. There is also a sofa bed in the living room if needed. A cot is also available if needed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
The swimming pool will be filled from June to the end of September and will be maintained by the owners who will stay in whichever of the properties is not booked. Should both properties be booked the owners will stay in a totally self contained apartment in the basement of the house. The garden will be maintained throughout the season. The owners will be on site to advise on where to visit should this be needed but not intrude otherwise.


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The gite
average rating of 4.4 based on 8 reviews

A fabulous peaceful and relaxing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is the seventh time we have stayed in Linda and Stephen Gite with our two children. We absolutely love it. If your looking for a peaceful place to stay but within easy reach of the beach and other places to visit it's perfect. Even after 7 visits we are still finding new places to visit alongside our favourites. The Gite is really well equipped and a home from home with a large garden and pool. Linda and Stephen couldn't me more helpful and friendly in helping visitors new to the area. Fantastic place to bring bikes, whether to ride off on the local small roads or to take bikes up to the bike tracks along the coast. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending staying in the Gite for a holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having this family visit is always a pleasure. They feel like part of our family and having them stay is delightful. We are all still finding amazing new places in the Charente Maritime. We are happy to confirm their stay in the three bedroomed house for next year. Linda and. Stephen
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Amazing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday in this beautiful holiday home.

The pool was very clean and warm.

The garden was peaceful and relaxing.

There were so many places to visit such as Saintes and Cognac and beautiful beaches and harbour ports.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well maintained gite with great outdoors spaces.

  • 4 of 5

The gite was clean and well maintained with a fabulous outside seating area giving shade and a breeze at all times of day. Stephen gave us a warm welcome, and was an useful source of local knowledge, and easy to find if needed. The swimming pool was great and there was a variety of ball games to keep my daughters amused. The boulangerie is only a short walk on quiet lanes for great bread and pastries. The location gave us a great mix of quiet days spent at the gite, days at the beach and visits to towns nearby. A very restful and enjoyable holiday was had by us. I would definitely recommend this gite and would book it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having this family stay at our gite was a lovely experience. They will be welcomed back whenever they are able to visit.
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The Gite was very comfortable with everything we needed

  • 4 of 5

The listing of the property was just what we expected.It was very clean and welcoming.The kitchen was well equipped. There was a constant supply of hot water. The garden was very nice for relaxing and Zak our border terrier had plenty of roon to roam around. Steve was very friendly and gave us plenty of information on the area, shopping etc. We would be happy to recommend the property and we would like to return another year. We didn't do a lot of sight seeing but we did like Royan. Saints was very nice too,with walks along the riverside for Zak. We would give 5star if wifi had been more reliable

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having George, Jean and Zak stay in the gite was a very pleasant experience. They will be welcomed back whenever they wish. Wifi is very reliable in the house and parts of the garden. We are currently looking into extending it more reliably to the gite.
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A very restful holiday.

  • 4 of 5

We spent two weeks in August staying in the gite with our two children aged 7 and 11. When we arrived we were warmly received by Steve and Linda and the girls and that warmth extended to the whole of our holiday. We noticed there wasn't a coffee machine and within a few minutes Steve disappeared and re-appeared with a brand new one and filter papers! The Gite is tastefully furnished, well-equipped and comfortable and the kids spent most of their time in the lovely pool. The locality is very quiet and beautiful and convenient for the beaches and lots of other attractions. Steve and Linda are very knowledgeable about the region and gave us loads of good advice on where to go.

We had a great holiday and will definitely be going again. The only things that stop us giving the Gite a five star "excellent" are the lack of a washing machine, which is important when on holiday with kids (although Linda very kindly did 2 loads of washing for us) and the bedding, which was either too hot or too cold. Blankets or a thinner duvet might be a better option.

Thanks Steve and Linda for making us so welcome. Hope to see you again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having this family to stay was a very pleasant experience. They will be welcomed back at any time. The washing machine in the basement of the house is now available to guests of the gite and the house as indeed it was this year on request. Lighter weight duvets are also now a feature of both properties so that choices can be made. We aim to please!!
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Nearest Airport
87 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
433 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Junction 36 of A10
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: recommended

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.


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