Gites de la Riviere
About the home
The property is ideal for a peaceful relaxing holiday. Each cottage has its own securely fenced gardens while The secure pool in its own securely fenced area is only metres from your front door.
The gardens are landscaped and colourful.
Charente Maritime is the areahaving the second highest number of sunshine oure in France (after the Riviera) and low light pollution means the night skies are superb for star gazing or more serious astronomy.
There is a small general store 2 km away while supermarkets a a 10 minute drive away.
for those wishing to venture further afield there is the beautiful coastal town of La Rochelle and further south Rochefort. Cognac is an hour's drive away.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 14, 7 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Chatelaillon Plage, 50km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
Adapted for wheelchair users
The property comprises a converted farmhouse and barn, 2 adjoining cottages, ideal for extended families or groups of friends. Most bedrooms have en suite facilities and there is one downstairs bedroom suitable for those with reduced mobility and accessible by wheelchair.
|Luxuries:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property, Boat available for guest use|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Adapted for wheelchair users
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / river, Swing set|
|Access:||Wheelchair access, Parking space|
Further details outdoors:
The spacious games room is equipped with table tennis and table football. Darts are available on request.
In addition to spacious areas where outdoor games can be played, we mow about 6 km of pathways around the property through our poplar plantation and alongside the river.
A boat is also available for excursions on the river.
While we try to open the pool as early as possible in the year we do not attempt to heat the pool in winter. Usually by May the water is warm enough to be tempting.
The cottages are spacious and the maximum of 14 people refers to adults and larger children. Additional babies and toddlers can be accommodated but please enquire with the owners first.
While we cannot claim that this cottage meets all the requirements of National Access Standard, accompanied wheelchair users can be accommodated in our groundfloor bedroom with ensuite "wheel-in" bathroom and toilet.
Specialized secure beds and lifting devices are available locally.
Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the cottages
Generally speaking the cottages are let Saturday to Saturday but ourside the main summer season we are more flexible. Don't hesitate to ask!
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / Charente Maritime region
The Poitou - Charente region is rich in history. You will find a host of historic chateaux and many fine Romanesque churches and Roman sites notably the amphitheatre at Saintes.
On the coast, about 1 hour from us, lie the fascinating towns of La Rochelle and Napoleonic naval base of Rochefort and, in the other direction inland Cognac, with its internationally renowned brands, provides another opportunity for a "day out". Saintes has a spectacular Roman amphitheatre.
Charente Maritime is noted for its exceptional number of sunshine hours (second only to the Riviera). Sunny days and starry, starry nights are normal here!
The Aulnay / Blanzay sur Boutonne area
Our area is flat or gently rolling which, together with unusually little traffic makes it an ideal area for leisurely strolls and family bike rides.
Few can resist the markets, notably those at Aulnay (Thursday and especially Sunday) and St Jean d'Angely (Wednesday and Saturday)
There is a small shop in Dampiere sur Boutonne where you can buy your daily bread, obtain emergency supplies, hire bikes etc. For supermarket shopping, Aulnay, or St Jean d'Angely are your most likely destinations.
Of touristic interest there is a Renaissance chateau at Dampierre sur Boutonne and the church at Aulnay is a UNESCO classed "world heritage site" .
How to get there
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Access by road is easy via tha A10 Autoroute (Paris - Bordeaux) or motorway.
There are frequent flights, by budget airlines, from many UK Airports (Stansted, Bristol, Southampton etc.) to La Rochelle or Poitiers, both about 1 hour drive from us
Activities near Aulnay
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 14|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Autumn Mid Season||1 Sep 12||29 Sep 12||£ 1460||-||-||Flexible|
|Autumn Low Season||29 Sep 12||27 Oct 12||£ 1040||-||-||Flexible|
|Autumn Half Term||27 Oct 12||10 Nov 12||£ 1460||-||-||Flexible|
|Winter Low Season||10 Nov 12||22 Dec 12||£ 1040||-||-||Flexible|
|Christmas/New Year||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 1460||-||-||Flexible|
|Winter Low Season||5 Jan 13||16 Feb 13||£ 1040||-||-||1 Night|
|Winter/Spring Midseason||16 Feb 13||29 Jun 13||£ 1460||-||-||1 Night|
|Intermediate High Season||29 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||£ 2400||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||13 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 2900||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn Mid Season||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 1460||-||-||1 Night|
|Autumn Low Season||28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 1040||-||-||1 Night|
|Autumn Half Term||26 Oct 13||9 Nov 13||£ 1460||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Autumn Low||9 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 1040||-||-||1 Night|
|Christmas & New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 1460||-||-||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
We accept payment in Euros please.
A 20% deposit is payable at time of booking.
Balance of payment 6 weeks before arrival.
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