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Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2
Le Studio has been sympathetically restored and furnished to a high standard, blending contemporary with traditional features. Le Studio is a comfortable, light and airy first-floor apartment (25M2) in a recently converted charentaise barn. Le Studio is well-equipped and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Le Studio has a large living area, a well-equipped kitchen, a double bed and a separate shower room/toilet. Le Studio benefits from having mosquito blinds at its 'bedroom' window. It also benefits from having an extensive private patio which is furnished and has a BARBQ for dining alfresco. The apartment enjoys shared use of a large, floodlit swimming pool, table-tennis table, badminton court, boule court and gym. Le Studio enjoys fast, free WiFi throughout and even on its patio. Le Studio is not suitable for children.
We are minutes away from a superb choice of local restaurants and some thirty minutes' drive from the superb beaches of the Cote Sauvage. There is a mouth-watering choice of places to visit locally (the beautiful beaches of the Cote Sauvage, Royan, La Rochelle, Cognac, Pons, Saintes, Angouleme, Bordeaux, La Palmyre Zoo and sleepy villages) and a host of activities, including walking, cycling, fishing, canoeing, horse-riding, golf, tennis, swimming and surfing. You can enjoy a relaxing walk or cycle ride to the nearby villages for your breakfast croissants or bread.
We hope you will choose Gites de Brives to savour what France has to offer the discerning visitor.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, Studio|
|Nearest beach||Royan 58 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Angouleme 55 km, Nearest railway: Cognac 11 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
The property is suitable for year round letting as it benefits from full double-glazing, insulation and central heating. Washing machine available. High speed internet access (WiFi).
|Further details outdoors|
On site amenities: well-equipped gym, boule-court, badminton court, children's play area, table-tennis and superb swimming pool. Bicycles for hire.
A full information pack is provided detailing nearby places of interest etc.
All properties are cleaned on a weekly basis with all linen and towels provided (see Booking Form). We do not supply beach/swimming pool towels.
Le Studio is a first floor apartment in a barn - it is not suitable for children or the infirm.
About this location
The Poitou-Charentes region
The Charente Maritime enjoys fantastic weather! The Charente Maritime is the second sunniest region of France, after the Mediterranean; we enjoy a quite superb micro-climate. We also have short but cold winters - so we have the best of both worlds!
Dining alfresco and enjoying the long warm evenings while you are on holiday is the stuff memories are made of...
For families, Cognac has a huge open air swimming pool and play park. The surrounding area has a great deal to offer from the buzzing town of Cognac (lots of cafes and boutique shops, not forgetting the world-famous distillery tours - Hennessy, Otard, Remy-Martin, Martell, Camus and - in Jarnac - Courvoisier) or try a visit to a more local, intimate distillerie, to the beautiful ancient towns of Pons and Saintes. Weekly local markets are held in Cognac, Pons and Saintes. There are a multitude of local restaurants and bars all within an easy drive. Some are (luckily!) only about 15 minutes by bike. Canoes can be hired at nearby Dompierre, Cognac and Pons. The Chateau des Enigmes near Pons and the Paleosite (near Saintes) make wonderful days out for children. Adults may prefer a trip to the beautiful village of Aubeterre sur Dronne (now officially recognised as one of France's prettiest villages) or Oradour sur Glane to visit the World War II martyrs' village and memorial.
The beautiful beaches of St George-de-Didonne and St Palais-sur-Mer are a 30 minute drive way and La Palmyre Zoo (one of the biggest zoos in Europe with over 1600 animals to delight all the family) is about an hour's drive. There is plenty to do for the whole family.
It is lovely being able to shop at the local food markets in Pons, Cognac or Saintes which are exceptionally good. The produce is fabulously fresh,the selection of locally caught fish is outstanding and the cheeses are simply delicious. Every town and village hosts a Brocante throughout the summer - these are an enjoyable mixture of car boot sales and local, village fairs where you can pick up a bargain, buy local produce and eat alfresco!
There are also many marvellous marked walks and cycleways commencing at Brives sur Charente and our surrounding villages (see the maps and guidebooks in the gites).
Post Office: Brives sur Charente.
Local shops: Salignac, Perignac, Dompierre and Rouffiac.
Supermarkets: Cognac, Pons or Saintes.
Cash point: Chaniers and at all local supermarkets.
Banks: Cognac and Pons.
Golf: Cognac, Saintes & Angouleme.
Tennis: Rouffiac or Ars.
Swimming (indoor and outdoor): Cognac and Saintes, Charente, coast.
Canoeing: Charente, Seugne (Pons), coast.
Aquatic Centre (pools, gym, sauna, massage): Jonzac.
Doctor, Dentist & Hospital: Cognac.
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24 Aug 2014
"Lovely Studio in the heart of Cognac"
Thanks to Phil & Glyn for a wonderful week in the lovely well kept, well provisioned Le Studio. Peaceful surroundings with a gorgeous pool for cooling off in the afternoon sun !
15-20 minutes to Cognac and the usual tourist attractions for the distillery visits or a lazy boat ride down the river, and in less than an hour to the seaside resort of Royan and the beautiful beach at St.George de Didonne, For the connoisseurs there are umpteen local Pineau producers, so spoilt for choice. All in all a very relaxing weeks vacation.
26 Aug 2013
I stayed at Brives for 4 weeks. The accommodation was as advertised or better. The owners were always available, without in any sense being in the way. They look after the site carefully every day and made sure that everything was as it should be for all their guests. Brives is a good setting within reasonable reach of the coast and close to a number of sites along the Charente.
I hope to be able to return.
20 Aug 2013
Excellent welcome by host owners to superb accommodation. Very comfortable bed and everything we could possibly need for our short stay
16 Jun 2013
"Well equipped accomodation in a beautiful part of France"
Le Studio is an ideal place for 2 people being well equipped and comfortable. The downstairs patio was very roomy and was lovely to sit in through the evenings.Ours was the only gite to be occupied so we essentially had a 6 acre garden and a private pool. Phil and Glyn go out of their way to make you feel welcome and gave us advice on places to visit.
22 Jul 2012
"Peaceful, easy, stress free - would return with family"
Great venue, with easy access to beaches. Owners very helpful.
Would be great for family holiday, due to the pool and several gites all in the site.
Play area for the kids and lots of space for them to run around. Pool was beautifully clean and enough loungers for all.
Great restaurant in Perignac called the Gourmandine - fantastic food.
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