Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Very prettycottage with traditional french character but enjoying modern comforts.. 3 double bedrooms comfortably sleep 6 adults with extra day beds for accompanying children. Double sofa bed in lounge, TV & DVD player.. Fully equipped kitchen. Set in 4 acres of secluded gardens offering lawns and shaded areas ideal for games or just relaxing. use of 10m X 5m heated pool in full sun all day.. Private garden.. Private terrace & BBq area. Table tennis. Bikes
Nearby there are shops and restaurants, lovely beaches, countryside walks & cycling. There are many places to visit including the famous Cognac tours, the old seaport of La Rochelle and the beautiful Ile de Re; Chateaux, zoos and parks and a wide range of leisure activities including golf, fishing, walking, windsurfing and horse riding.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fouras 50 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle 60 km, Nearest railway: St. Jean 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, Table tennis|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage has a pretty sitting room and dining area and a spacious kitchen. There are 3 double bedrooms - one on the ground floor (ideal for elderly relatives) and a family bathroom.
|Further details outdoors|
The house offers total privacy. It is situated within a four acre plot at the edge of a small village.
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
The pool is open March to September.
An English representative is available to answer any questions, tend to the pool and deal with any problems - but you will need to ensure the pool is covered at night.
Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement. We respectfully ask that you clean up after your dog.
Linen & towels are available
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
The Poitou-Charentes region is reputed to be one of the sunniest areas of France. There are extensive vineyards providing the grapes that are used in the production of Cognac and the famous local apéritif wine, Pineau des Charentes. Visit Cognac and take the famous Cognac tours.
The coastal area, including the towns of La Rochelle, Rochefort and Royan, is popular for seaside tourism and boating. The coastal islands of Oléron and Ile de Ré are famous for their beaches, extensive cycling tracks and beautiful ports and harbours, where you will find restaurants selling the local speciality of oysters. Some of the other places of interest include:
- Venise verte, "Green Venice": An area of slow moving rivers and channels, woods and fields. Boating and kayaking, angling, rambling and riding are among popular activities here.
- Poitiers: With an attractive old centre, famous for its ancient churches.
- Futuroscope: A future-based theme park, famous for its variety of high-tech cinemas.
- Saintes: With its Roman triumphal arch and amphitheatre and other remains from antiquity.
- Aulnay, part of the Saintonge: A remarkable ensemble of 11th and 12th century romanesque churches, with magnificent carved porches and stonework.
Our house is located on the edge of a small hamlet - Le Breuil - which is the heart of the local farming community. Aulnay is the nearest town - 5 minutes drive away - and it has a large supermarket; restaurants, cafes and bars; a local market selling freshly-grown produce and a very famous 12th century church. Our location boasts some of the most beautiful countryside in France. Take advantage of it by planning some walks or cycle ride, making sure you end up at a bar/restaurant for a long lunch. Travel further afield by car and visit the numerous historic towns dotted throughout the Saintonge area.
Go to the nearby trout lake to catch and cook dinner.
There are four golf courses within reach. The course at Saintes is 30 minutes drive and is situated on the site of an old Roman Aqueduct - putt out on the 3rd green beneath the towering Roman ruin. Other courses are at Cognac and Niort. Or travel a bit further to Royan to play what is known as the Augusta of France, only 75 minutes drive away.
The shoppers in your group must visit the ancient towns of La Rochelle and Saintes. Take a drink by the harbour in La Rochelle or alongside the rambling Charente river in Saintes.
Our favourite restaurants can be found in St Jean D'Angely, just 20 minutes drive away. While you're there visit the medieval dungeon and try to decipher the graffiti of the prisoners, written hundreds of years ago.
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14 Jan 2013
We travelled with friends arriving in France in the morning having taken the short trip on the Shuttle, we did the drive to the Villa in approx 7 hours including a couple of stops. The directions we were given we found first class and no need of the Satnav. We were stunned with the situation of the property and the tranquil surroundings. The spot is ideally situated to vist the local historic buildings and to sample many of the delightful French restaurants or just simply chilling out by the lovely swimming pool and cooking dinner on the barbie.All in all a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.
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