Gites de Brives
About the home
Share the tranquillity and the wonderful climate of the Charente Maritime - relax in an idyllic setting in Poitou-Charentes. Our luxury family-friendly gites and chambres d'hôtes are located near Cognac in the heart of the 'Grande Champagne', the grape growing region that produces the world renowned Cognac brandy and the local aperitif, pineau.
Our spacious gites (for 2, 4-6 or 6-8 people) have been sympathetically restored and furnished to a high standard, blending contemporary with traditional features (with beautiful old oak beams and honey-coloured stone). All gites have a flat screen satellite TV, DVD, stereo, microwave, cooker, washing machine, dishwasher and internet access together with a private patio and BBQ for dining alfresco. 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 can always accommodate additional guests or visitors in the 4 attractive en-suite B&B rooms in our charentaise farmhouse. Our gites:
Le Marronnier (sleeps 4-6, 2 bedrooms) - a bungalow / gite
Le Studio (sleeps 2, 1 bedroom) - a first floor apartment
La Grange (sleeps 6-8, 3 bedrooms) - a two storey gite *
Le Figuier (sleeps 4-6, 2 bedrooms) - a two storey gite *
* new for 2010!
Our family-friendly gites are suitable for year round letting as they benefis from central heating. They all also benefit from high speed internet access. The resident owners - Phil & Glyn Silvester - are on hand to offer whatever advice and help you may need to make your holiday really special.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 22, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Royan, 58km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
Gites de Brives offers a flexible combination of luxury gites (sleeping 2-6 guests) and a super B&B (with 4 en-suite bedrooms) in the beautiful charentaise countryside. Our holiday complex is small enough to be exclusive and offer privacy to all whilst having a range of different facilities in order to cater for most guests' needs. Should guests want to taste some delicious home-cooked meals, 'washed' down with good local wine and followed by pineau or cognac, then dining in our B&B for table d'hôte is also an option!
We hope you will choose Gites de Brives to savour what France has to offer the discerning visitor. Come and make memories...
|Luxuries:||Gym, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||8 Bedrooms, 11 bathrooms of which 5 family bathrooms and 6 en suites|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Single beds (9), Double beds (8), Cots (5), Dining seating for 30, Lounge seating for 30|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
Further details outdoors:
Guests have six acres of well-maintained and landscaped grounds to enjoy. Our on site amenities include: safe children's play area, well-equipped gym, boule-court, table-tennis, badminton, football and a superb swimming pool with extensive sun deck.
We provide Egyptian cotton bedlinen and towels (not beach or swimming pool towels). Gites are cleaned weekly. Cots and high chairs are available at no cost. Luxury, family-friendly gites. We have a selection of bicycles available for hire.
Please download our Pricing Guide and Booking Form from our web site.
Prices are in euros per week. We can accept payment by bank transfer or cheque in euros or sterling (at the prevailing rate of exchange) - see our Booking Form for more details.
We require a 25% non-refundable deposit to secure the booking and the balance is payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.
When the balance is paid a 200 euro cash deposit is payable (to cover the cost of any damage/breakages during your stay). This will be refunded within 2 weeks of departure, subject to any deductions.
We are able to negotiate discounts for winter lets, large group bookings and reductions for stays of more than 2 weeks. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
For larger groups or organisations:
We have experience of providing corporate hospitality and can arrange bespoke weeks focusing on team-building, leadership training, wine/cognac/pineau tasting, relaxation, yoga and pilates, local walks, French, painting or machine embroidery (etc!) - especially in the quieter months.
If what we can offer appeals to you or your organisation - please contact us to discuss your individual requirements. We can accommodate up to 30 people at any one time.
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / Charente Maritime 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...
The Brives-sur-Charente area
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 and Camus!), 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.
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.
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.
How to get there
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We are 12 mins from Cognac and 12 mins from Pons - with Saintes 20 minutes away.
Getting to Brives sur Charente is easy - exit the A10 at junction 36 (Pons). We are 4-5 hrs drive from St Malo and Caen; 6 hrs from Cherbourg, Le Havre and Roscoff; 7 hrs drive from the Tunnel, Calais and Boulogne (Brittany Ferries & LD Lines offer good services).
You will enjoy using your car while you are here because there is so much to see and do!
Train: TGV (Paris to Angouleme or Saintes, 2.5 hours -ish). Connexion to Cognac (local station).
Local Airports: Angouleme 30 mins, La Rochelle 1 hr 10 mins, Bordeaux 1 hr 15 mins. It is also possible to fly to Nantes, Poitiers or Limoges but the airports are almost a two hour drive away. Try Ryanair, Easyjet, BA, Flybe, BMIBaby and Air France.
You can hire cars at all airports (Hertz, Avis, Holiday Autos, Europcar etc.) and in Cognac or Saintes.
Activities near Brives-sur-Charente
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 22|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Peak Season||14 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||€ 3350||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 Sep 12||29 Sep 12||€ 1750||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||29 Sep 12||20 Oct 12||€ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||20 Oct 12||27 Oct 12||€ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||27 Oct 12||8 Dec 12||€ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|Xmas & New Year||8 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||€ 2500||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||5 Jan 13||23 Mar 13||€ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter||23 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||€ 2500||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||13 Apr 13||18 May 13||€ 1900||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||18 May 13||20 Jul 13||€ 2500||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak Season||20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||€ 3300||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||€ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||28 Sep 13||19 Oct 13||€ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||19 Oct 13||26 Oct 13||€ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||26 Oct 13||7 Dec 13||€ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|Xmas & New Year||7 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 2500||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Gites de Brives are professionally managed, benefiting from resident owners - Phil and Glyn Silvester - who look forward to meeting new friends (and old ones!).
All electricity, water and services costs are included in the tariffs, please download our Booking Form and Pricing Guide from our web site - Thank you.
Strictly no pets or smoking (indoor).
Prices are in euros per week. We can accept payment by bank transfer or cheque in euros or sterling (at the prevailing rate of exchange) or by credit card - see our Booking Form for more details. We require a 25% non-reundable deposit to secure the booking and the balance is payable 8 weeks prior to arrival. When the balance is paid a 200 euro cash deposit is payable (to cover the cost of any damage/breakages during your stay). This will be refunded within 2 weeks of departure, subject to any deductions.
We are able to be more flexible with change-over days and also part-week stays outside of our peak summer season - please do contact us for availability.
We are able to negotiate discounts for winter lets, large group bookings and reductions for stays of more than 2 weeks. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.
Larger Groups or Organisations:
We have experience of providing corporate hospitality and can arrange bespoke weeks focusing on team-building, leadership training, wine/cognac/pineau tasting, relaxation, yoga and pilates, local walks, cycling, French, painting or machine embroidery (etc!) - especially in the quieter months.
If what we can offer appeals to you or your organisation - please contact us to discuss your individual requirements. We can accommodate up to 30 people at any one time in our B&B and luxury gites.Book
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We can sometimes accommodate some shorter/longer bookings in the quieter months of the year. Please contact us to discuss price reductions for any long term lets (winter). Thank you.
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