The cottage is designed to be suitable for a couple having just one large open plan mezzanine bedroom. There is ample space for an extra single bed within an alcove in the bedroom, making it a perfect retreat for a couple or couple with a young child. The en-suite bathroom has a large walk in shower and a his and hers wash basins. The exposed original oak beams add to the character of this beautiful room. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you would expect, including, dishwasher, microwave, cooker with oven, fridge/freezer. The lounge has a wood-burning stove as well as French & UK satellite TV, DVD player, Radio/CD/Bluetooth compatible HiFi unit and a selection of board games & books.
Ruth & Neil Shipman
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 19, 2019
About Ruth & Neil Shipman
Having spent many holidays in France staying in other people's gîtes, we decided to take the plunge, leave behind our jobs in England and move lock, stock and barrel to France. We looked at lots of properties before deciding that this was the one, and we haven't looked back.
Ruth & Neil Shipman purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Ruth & Neil Shipman chose Chatenet
We are located in the most southerly tip of the Charente Maritime, a lovely part of France renowned for being the second sunniest in the country. We are perfectly placed for day trips to the coast, visiting the fascinating city of Bordeaux, touring the famous vineyards of Cognac, or just grabbing a picnic and one of our bikes to explore the area on two wheels. If you would rather just unwind with a good book, our pool and garden overlooking the rolling countryside is the perfect place. We live on site, and are on hand if you need us, but out of the way if you don’t.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our aim is to give you the very best from our own experience of gîte holidays, taking on the good things we found, but leaving behind the bad. We look forward to welcoming friends old and new and sharing this idyllic spot.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
“Very spacious comfortable gite, top class"
“Very spacious comfortable gites in an elevated quiet location with distant views”
Well managed well appointed self catering accommodation in South-West France. Pool terraces and lots of open spaces, the gites are well designed and very well equipped. 30 odd minutes by car from Bordeaux, Libourne and St Emilion with a good selection of local restaurants and shops. Highly recommended – well above the average.
Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to see you again soon!
Très beau gîte, excellent accueil
Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour dans ce gîte tout confort. Nous avons reçu un accueil très chaleureux de Ruth et Neil (que je remercie au passage). Plein de gentilles attentions nous attendaient dans notre gîte à notre arrivée. Ils font en sorte que tout se passe pour le mieux pour tout le monde, tout en restant assez discrets. Nous avons adoré la piscine et le jardin (totalement sécurisés). On recommande!