Beautiful gite in a pretty hamlet just a stroll away from the river Charente
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About Morag Vincent
www charentemaritimecottages . com We finally achieved our goal of moving to France in 2015. After many years of dreaming the time was right for us to leave the busy south east of England and set up home here, in our favourite region of France
Morag Vincent purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Morag Vincent chose Port-d'Envaux
We chose this property following an extensive search. It had that je ne sais quoi! The location is idyllic and charming, quiet, peaceful and secluded yet not isolated from the rest of the hamlet or the towns nearby. The beaches, which are magnificent are all within a 35 minute drive. A beautiful golf course just 10 mins away the beautiful river to swim in just a stroll away all add to the draw of this fantastic area. Oh did I mention the sunshine !
What makes this Cottage unique
The beautiful 18th century cottage and main house built out of charentaise stone have so much character set in large mature gardens. The herons that nest in the nearby trees, the deer in the fields , the river and the serenity of our surroundings. You have your privacy, but also the reassurance that we are on hand to help with anything we can.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A lovely homely gite
We felt very welcome from the time we arrived until we left. Morag & Vince were really friendly hosts, they provided information on the local and surrounding areas and are on site should they be needed.
The Gite is lovely, clean, neat and tidy with everything provided for an extremely comfortable stay, including a welcome basket which was as very nice touch and appreciated.
Ruby their rescue dog was an added bonus, a friendly lady with a bit of character.
We would highly recommend the Gite and Morag & Vince would be our first point of contact for availability should/when we return to the Sainte area.
Lesley & Ian Manners
Dear Lesley & Ian
Thank you for the great review, it means a lot to us.
It was a pleasure having you both to stay and we would be very happy to welcome you back anytime.
Morag, Vince and Ruby
Charming and well appointed Gite in the Charente, lived up to expectations of offering
We stayed a month in this lovely Gite on holiday from Australia. Its in a lovely area near Sainte and Portd'Envaux, rural yet close to all city amenities. The Gite is beautifully appointed, clean and tastefully decorated and has everything in it you can think of to need, Morag and Vince were great hosts ready to help with advice as needed but not at all intrusive and obliging with any extra request we had such as printing visas etc. I can highly recommend this Gite for a short or long stay, its a sweet spot in France.
A lovely cottage set amongst beautiful sunflower fields
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Jacinthe des Bois. Morag and Vince were both great hosts and really endeavoured to ensure that we had everything we needed so that the holiday was as relaxing as possible. The welcome basket on arrival was particularly useful!
The cottage itself has been fitted out to the highest standard, with all the amenities that you'd need. The barbecue area was great for relaxing during the long evenings.
The location is great for accessing much of the surrounding sights and areas of interest. The beach at Royan is lovely and is only about 30 mins away. Saintes has all the amenities you might need, and some great historic Roman sights. Plus the bigger cities of La Rochelle and Bordeaux aren't too far by road.
We would definitely recommend the cottage for others vying for a chilled out break in a beautiful part of France. Hope to be back soon!
Krish and Laura
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Morag & Vince
Beautiful Gite in idyllic setting - the
A perfect retreat. Very comfortable Gite with excellent facilities. Very clean and well maintained. We used the wood burner each evening (logs provided) and it was so cosy it was like being home from home.
Komfortables Ferienhaus in ruhiger Lage
Unsere 3 Wochen Urlaub in diesem hübsch eingerichteten, geräumigen Ferienhaus haben wir sehr genossen. Bei Nachmittagssonne und einem Gläschen Rotwein lässt es sich auf der Terrasse schön entspannen oder man genießt die Ruhe auf der Gartenlounge. Mit dem Auto ist man in 10-15 Minuten in Saintes, wo es einen großen SuperU zum Einkaufen gibt. Auch sonst gibt es viel zu entdecken. Besonders schön fanden wir La Rochelle. Unsere Vermieter sind sehr nette und angenehme Menschen mit denen wir uns gerne unterhalten haben, auch wenn unser Englisch nur für den Urlaub reicht. Vielen Dank an Morag und Vince. Es war sehr schön bei Euch!
Liebe Grüße von Simone und Michael
superbe gite dans un endroit très calme
EXtrèmement confortable et pleine de charme, d'un calme qu'on voit rarement à l'ombre des grands arbres dont le murmure procure apaisement et sérénité aux citadins fatigués.
There is so much to explore in this enchanting region, both in Summer and Winter.
Whether your interest is wildlife, vineyards, chateaux, Cognac, Bordeaux, Pineau des Charentes, the Zoo at La Palmyre, the Aquarium at La Rochelle, the Roman architecture on your doorstep in Saintes, cycling, swimming, surfing, sailing, windsurfing, hang gliding, parachuting, golf, horse riding, rambling, boating on river or marsh, the list is endless.