Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Le Grand Lézard is a large spacious gite comprising:
A very comfortable living/dining room with wood burner, 2 leather sofas, 2 leather armchairs, dining table and chairs, book-stand with books and board games. Satellite (English) TV and CD player. Ground floor WC with wash hand basin.
The gallery kitchen/breakfast area is fully equipped with gas cooker, microwave, toaster, fridge/freezer, cooking utensils, cutlery and tableware, washing machine, iron and ironing board.
On the 1st floor there are two bedrooms. Bedroom 1: One king size bed, two bedside drawer units, one clothes rail and en suite shower room with WC and hand basin. Bedroom 2: Three single beds (one with storage drawers), one bedside drawer unit, one clothes rail and en suite shower room with WC and hand basin.
All bed linen and gite towels are provided. Cot and high chair available upon request.
There is easy access from the rear of the gite to an enclosed pool area with a 10m x 4.5m heated swimming pool which is shared with our other gite, with roman steps to the shallow end, and sun-loungers and parasols.
The gite has a covered front porch with electric wall light, table and chairs, overlooking the front garden with a small lawn and shrubs and two magnificent Horse-chestnut trees which provide excellent shade for outside dining.
There are several outdoor sitting areas in sun or shade with garden furniture and BBQ. Rear garden with lawn. Private and secure car parking.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: la Rochelle, Nearest railway: St. Jean D'Angely|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
The beautiful market town of St. Jean DAngely is within 15 minutes drive with many shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants offering French, Italian, Cantonese and Indian cuisine. There is also an indoor Leisure Pool, skate park, mini golf, river activities and go-karting. Wednesday and Saturday mornings are market days.
Le Grand Lézard is an ideal base for many tourist attractions:
Marais Poitevin - Considered to be the most beautiful marsh in France where you can hire a boat and discover the green
Poitiers - The provincial capital of Poitou which still retains its historic atmosphere. North of the city is Futuroscope which
offers the finest array of large cinema screens in Europe – certainly a full day out for all the family.
Limoges - Renowned for its fine porcelain and enamel.
Oradour-sur-Glane - Perhaps the most painful symbol to the French of the German atrocities of the second world war.
Cognac - Several world famous distilleries where you can tour and sample!
Saintes - A miniature piece of Italy set down on the banks of the Charente River with four bell towers, Abbey and
Royan - A lively seaside resort with sandy beaches and a wide range of amenities and activities. Many shops and
restaurants and street entertainment. Seafood restaurants by the harbour. Boat and fishing trips.
La Palmyre - 5 miles of sandy beaches on the edge of a forest. The magnificent La Palmyre Zoo is the largest of its kind
in France where visitors can see some 800 animals in a pine forest setting.
Ile d'Oléron - The largest of all the French islands after Corsica. Long sandy beaches, oyster farms and vineyards.
Small villages with shops and restaurants offering excellent seafood.
Rochefort - An ancient naval base. Catch up with the building progress of the 18th century frigate “Hermione”. The Royal
Ropewalk, the Naval Museum and the exotic home of writer Pierre Loti – all well worth a visit.
La Rochelle - A beautiful old sea port offering boat trips to the islands and Fort Bouyard. Countless pavement cafés and
restaurants specialising in seafood. Open air gift stalls and street entertainment along the quay.
Several museums and a wonderful Aquarium – one of the most visited places in the Département.
Ile de Ré - Highly prized destination for French sun worshippers, who bask in its special micro-climate. An island of
vines, salt marshes and oyster beds. Beaches, harbours and small villages. Poitou-Charente's answer to
St.Tropez is St. Martin-en-Ré boasting its circular harbour with seafood restaurants and narrow cobble-stoned,
boutique lined streets.
In 2004 we left the busy city life in the UK to retire in France. We chose the Charente Maritime area because of its warm climate, beautiful countryside and its wonderful coastline. We live in a restored charentaise farmhouse which has been converted into three cottages, one of which is our home.
The front of the property overlooks a small garden with a lawn, shrubs, Mirabelle trees and two magnificent horse-chestnut trees which offer well needed shade in the summer months for sitting or eating under.
The swimming pool is at the rear of the property which is enclosed by a gated wall. Roman steps lead into the shallow end of the pool. Sun loungers and parasols are provided for your relaxation. Further beyond the pool is a lawn with young fruit trees and also an elevated area for the serious sun-bather!
Les Lézards is situated in a very quiet Hamlet surrounded by fields of sunflowers, wheat and maize which makes it an ideal area for country walks and/or cycling. The village of Aulnay is within a short distance offering all facilities including a supermarket, post office, banks, pharmacy, bakers, restaurant, bar, open-air swimming pool, tennis court and Sunday morning market where fresh local produce and gifts can be purchased.
Here at Les Lézard you can enjoy touring, cycling, walking, sampling the local seafood and wine - not forgetting the local apéritif Pineau de Charente - or simply relaxing by the pool!