|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Sunflower Gites offer a range of accommodation in 6 cottages with 2 heated pools and a large children's play area. Harlequin sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms; Zebulon, Ikarus and Pastiche sleep 4 people in 2 bedrooms while Soraya and Soleil d'Or sleep 5 people in 2 bedrooms. They are traditional French cottages, set in the heart of the Charente-Maritime region of France. Run by a family from North Yorkshire you will be sure to have a warm and friendly welcome. Pastiche and Soleil d'Or are traditionally stone built Charentaise cottages. Harlequin, Zebulon, Ikarus and Soraya are an 18th century barn that has been converted offering a quite rural retreat, with a large heated pool for the swimmers and splash pool for the toddlers, There is a children's play area and a large area for ball games such as footy, rounder's, cricket etc. and set in rolling countryside covered in sunflowers, vines and maize. Listed in the Guardian Newspaper as one of the top 20 self-catering destinations in Europe for 2015 it offers something for everyone, from cots & highchairs to Pizza night & scuba diving or relaxing by the pool. More cottages, pictures, information & special offers can be seen on our website. www.sunflowergites.co.uk
Excellent modern light and airy gites.
Peace and quiet whilst still plenty to entertain our 8 year old.
The pizza evening was the icing on the cake.
Trevor and Gail are friendly and very hospitable hosts.
The beaches at Royan are a 20 minute drive away and stretch for over 40 km, taking in the zoo at La Palmyre and several golf courses. If a day on the surf is what you are looking for, then a short ferry crossing is all it takes from Royan across the estuary of the Gironde. The town of Cognac is 30 minutes away where you can visit many of the world famous cognac distilleries and taste their wares. Saintes is 20 mins away and is steeped in Roman history with it's ampitheatre.
Situated just 10 minutes from the A10 motorway, junction 36 the nearest airports are Bordeaux and La Rochelle both within an hour by car. The ferry ports of La Havre, Cean and Cherbourg are all about 5/6 hours away, Calais is 7 hours and St. Malo is 4/5 hours.
In the village there is a municipal pool and tennis courts, during the summer there are several horse races. There are also 3 supermarkets, several restaurants/take-aways & bars along with bakeries & butchers. The beaches at Royan are just a 20 minute drive away & stretch for over 40 km. With the zoo at La Palmyre being 1 of many local attractions, along with the pineau! (wine and cognac blended). The town of Cognac is just 40 mins away where you can visit many of the famous Cognac distilleries.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$186|
There is a 25% deposit to be paid on booking (none refundable) and the remainder is to be paid in full 8 weeks prior to arrival date. Bed linen and towels are included in the price, but please supply your own beach towels for the beach and pool.
Changeover is Saturday. Arrival time no earlier than 4.00pm. Departure time is 10.00am,