About the property
- Cottage807 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 - 14 nights
Fleur - 2 en-suite bedrooms. Jasmin - 3 BR, 1 en-suite, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6.
Set in beautiful, secure and private gardens, with a swimming pool, Chez Gabrielle comprises our two gîtes, Jasmin sleeping 6 people, Fleur sleeping 4, or rent both for a party of 10. Our traditional, vine-covered, Charentaise properties with their stone walls and oak beams provide the perfect setting to unwind and enjoy the tranquil pace of village life. In the heart of sunflower country near Cognac, St Jean d'Angély, and the coast, Fontaine Chalendray is a peaceful hilltop village, perfect for a relaxing holiday.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A great family property in a peaceful location.
We found the property well equipped and clean. The children loved the pool which was easy to keep clean and safe to use as it was within our sights at all times. The location was quite rural but very quiet and peaceful and we found the trips to the supermarkets an eye opener as the quality of the produce was better than at home and comparable in price. The managers of the property were very helpful and able to provide any items we needed. We had a lovely holiday and would stay there again!
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, and had a nice relaxing holiday. Thank you for taking time to leave your review, and I will pass it on to Daisy, also a big thank you for leaving the gites in such a nice condition, that is very much appreciated on changeover day. Any time you wish to visit again, and your family are more than welcome.
Relaxing Stay in Charente Maritime
Me, my wife and 14 year old twin daughters spent 2 weeks in the smaller of the 2 gites - Fleur towards the end of August. We were certainly not disappointed. From the moment that we met Didier and Babeth and they showed us around the property, garden and pool we knew that we had found an idyllic spot to unwind and relax.
Inside the gite was spotless. Fresh towels were supplied each week as well as clean sheets. It was well appointed inside and out. The gardens and pool were well maintained and we had everything that we needed to enjoy al freso dining. I especially enjoyed the fact that we had 2 ensuite bedrooms which meant that I did not have the hassle of trying to get into a bathroom every morning! Didier was at the other end of the phone if we needed anything.
The gite is on the edge of a tiny village called Fontaine Chalendray quite high up with views of the surrounding countryside containing the obligatory sunflowers (!) but stretching out towards the south are the start of the vines that go towards the famous Pineau and the world famous Cognac.
There are local supermarkets nearby although the bread van was most welcome at 9 every morning with the largest croissants you will ever see. We enjoyed eating out at the Bistro in Nere and the Hotel Des Voyages in Chef Boutonne. There is plenty to see in the surrounding area and we paid visits to Jarnac, Aulnay, Saint Jean D'Angely and Angouleme to name a few.
All of this was helped by the endless sunshine (except for a couple of overcast mornings) which was what we had hoped for. The property is excellent for one or two families to sample a piece of rural France which they would never forget. I would recommend this property to all of my family and friends and to anyone who reads this review as our stay has left us with many happy memories and a yearning to return.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a comprehensive review. I'm so glad you enjoyed you stay, and Didier, Babeth and I will be delighted to welcome you back to Chez Gabrielle in the future.
writing to say what a fantastic time my wife two children and myself had at fleur it is a beautiful cottage and a wounderful peaceful village to stay in .it is a lovely part of france to visit for the views vin yards and more important the conyac .
thankyou to graham the owner and to didia and his wife for their help when help was needed.
the cottage was well maintained and clean with all you could possibly want .
i'm hoping to return next year with my brother and his family .
home and away were easy to book with and as I've said graham was great and on the phone when needed.
thanks for a great holiday many thanks adam
Didier and I are so glad you had an enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to feed back and we look forward to welcoming to back to Chez Gabrielle in the future.
Set on a hilltop with superb views over the surrounding countryside, Fontaine Chalendray is in the heart of Cognac country. We are a 15 min drive from the market towns of Matha and Aulnay, where you will find supermarket shopping, and hypermarket shopping available in Cognac or St Jean d'Angely which is are around a 30 min drive. The Atlantic beaches of Royan,Ile d'Oleron and the chic town of La Rochelle, Futuroscope park at Poitiers, and the chocolate factory at Angouleme are all a pleasant hour's drive away.
Other Activities: table tennis, boules
Golf: There are 3 good golf courses within 50 mins drive of Chez Gabrielle at Cognac, Saintes, and La Rochelle (by the sea).
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Special Offers 2018. +++++ €50 discount on all last of summer availability, applies to 2 weeks holidays or longer ++++++++ Special rates apply for longer lets. If applicable please mention SPECIAL OFFER when enquiring.