|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
It is so pretty and tranquil and relaxing and yet only 20 minutes from all sorts of activities.
This is our second holiday in this gite and we are coming back next year. Wonderful in every way. A+++++
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.
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
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.
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.