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Heated salt water pool & sun patio

Gite / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Gite / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

La Charente is a 2 bedroom gite with 1 double room (king sized bed) and 1 twin room. The bedrooms have wooden flooring and Charentaise stone walls to give the gite plenty of character. The ground floor is open plan with a lounge area & kitchen/dining area. There is a television/DVD player, CD player (where you can access BBC/ITV channels). Internet access is available in each gite. The kitchen has a full sized cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and crockery/cutlery - we also provide an iron/ironing board & hairdryer. Outside your gite you will find a garden table/chairs and a BBQ for your sole use. The heated pool is situated in this courtyard area. We have 2 acres of walled grounds, with 2 courtyards entances. There are 2 gites in each of the courtyards providing you with ample space and an environment which is ideal for families or couples. The gardens provide a safe playing environment for children and a tranquil setting for a relaxing, peaceful holiday yet there is plenty to do in the area should you wish to.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach La Rochelle/Royan
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Poitiers/La Rochelle/Bordeaux/Angouleme, Nearest railway: Angouleme
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture King Beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Full sized babies cot /high chair and stair gates available if required - please reserve at the time of booking.

A selection of board games, DVD's and books are available for use.

Further details outdoors

Les Vieilles Ombres has 2 separate entrances, leading to the courtyards where the gites are located.. Surrounding the whole property is a wall making the gardens an ideal playing place for children. The grounds consist of a park type area where you will find lots of trees offering a welcome shade in the height of the summer. Closer to the pool and gites is where you will find the flowerbeds growing many types of plants and flowers including herbs which you are welcome to use. The HEATED salt water pool is gated and fenced for safety. The sun patio is located just at the side of the pool and we provide sun loungers & umbrellas. . Within the gardens there is a fenced trampoline and a combined swing/seesaw/slide for the children to enjoy.

We also have a hangar which is a sheltered area for all to enjoy should it get to warm for you. You will find a table tennis table and football table available for use in this area. . There is access to the local tennis court which is just a few minutes walk away - we can provide you with rackets/balls. We also have a selection of bikes available for you to use to explore the beautiful Charentaise countryside;

Further details

Welcome pack provided on arrival along with a starter pack of gite essentails

Local tourist information is available from either ourselves or the tourist board.

The Poitou-Charentes region

Charente Maritime is an area known for many things, its gastronomic fayre, the making of Cognac/Pineau, fields and fields of sunflowers, its deep history and the stunning countryside and beaches to name but a few.

You can have peace and tranquility or you can have the action of Futurscope in Poitiers approximately one hours drive from Bagnizeau. Bordeaux is a must for its art galleries, restaurants and historic buildings not forgetting the fields of vvines producing the world famous wines.


Matha is the local market town which is only 5 minutes drive from Bagnizeau. In Matha you will find supermarkets, banks and a variety of other local shops. We are approximately 30 minutes drive from the historic Saintes & Angouleme - both with character, things to do and plenty of shopping. Within 25 minutes you would find yourself in Cognac with its world famous distilleries such as Remy Martin & Hennessey - visit one of the Cognac houses for a tour or you can try the local drink of Pineau at many distilleries throughout the villages or even the local Charentaise wine. There are many golf courses within 30 - 45 minutes drive and fishing is also available - hire a boat on the Charente - horse ride, walk or cycle through the beautiful countryside of sunflowers and vines. Just about an hour away is the Palmyre Zoo at Royan and the Aquarium at La Rochelle - not forgetting the wonderful beaches of the Atlantic Coast

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2 Sep 2011


"What a wonderful holiday in wonderful surroundings"

We had the most fantastic holiday here! Safe surroundings for young children, spotlessly clean and nicely decorated accommodation plus the most helpful and friendly owners made our holiday perfect. If children are happy, then parents are happy and this is what Richard and Nicky's place offers. Huge amount of outside space for little ones to explore, lovely pool area (heated pool was great!) and an extra bonus for rainy days was the 'hanger' where children could play but stay dry. We all really enjoyed our stay and would recommend the place anytime.

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      Calendar last updated:08 Aug 2015

      Based in France

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