Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
We are Nick and Chania and between us we have forty eight years experience in owning and running self-catering businesses. We now own and run this beautiful complex of five gîtes in the Charente Maritime. We know holidays are very important so it is our aim to make sure that everything is perfect so that you have a relaxing and memorable visit to France.
This gîte has been carefully renovated and recently modernised to a very high standard, offering spacious accommodation for up to four people. Le Gîte du Portail is surprisingly large inside with thick stone walls, making it beautifully cool in summer and very cosy in the winter.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Rochelle 80 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle 80 km, Nearest railway: St Jean d'Angely 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
The living room
On the ground floor is a comfortable fully equipped lounge and dining room.
The attractive and practical kitchen with a tiled floor and beamed wooden ceiling offers plenty of storage. A spiral staircase leads to a large upper hallway with access to the bedrooms and the bathrooms.
The double bedroom
Upstairs are two sizeable bedrooms. The main bedroom is approximately 6m x 5m, with a beamed, vaulted ceiling and has a super king-size bed. This room has an en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC. A feature of this bedroom is a stained glass window, hand-crafted locally in Vinax by an artist who has renovated windows of Salisbury Cathedral in England.
The second bedroom has twin beds. Both rooms are very comfortable and benefit from fitted carpets and rugs.
There is a well appointed modern bathroom with a full size bath, separate shower and hair dryer. Ample hot water is always available.
With the option of efficient gas-fired central heating Le Gîte du Portail is a perfect place to stay at any time of the year.
|Further details outdoors||
The garden with well
Opposite Le Gîte du Portail is the spacious garden, which enjoys magnificent mature trees offering plenty of shade and extensive views over open fields. Table, chairs, and parasol are provided. This part of Charente Maritime enjoys an abundance of birdlife.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
Charente-Maritime is situated on the southwest coast of France and is part of the larger Poitou-Charantes region. It enjoys long hot summers and very mild winters which are so necessary for the production of fine grapes used to make the wonderful wines and Cognac. It is known locally as the 'western Mediterranean' and enjoys the second highest number of sunshine hours in France (after the Cote D’Azur).
The combination of the words "Charente" and "Maritime" help to capture the magic of this department – producing as it does the best from the land with the Cognac grapes, cereal crops and fields of sunflowers – and the best from the ocean with the oysters, mussels and fish. Located with the Atlantic to the west of its 150 mile coastline, the Vendee and Deux-Sevres to the north, the Dordogne to the east and the Gironde to the south, the Charente-Maritime is a magnificent and exceptional part of France.