Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Le Figuier has been beautifully renovated from an old charentaise barn to produce a beautiful gite (80M2) which successfully blends contemporary and traditional features; it benefits from having lots of honey-coloured stone walls and traditional oak beams. Le Figuier has two bedrooms upstairs and a shower/toilet room. Downstairs, there is a large lounge/kitchen/diner with a washing room and an additional toilet. With one double and one twin bedroom and a new sofa bed, the gite is ideal for families. The gite benefits from having mosquito blinds to all bedroom windows. The gite enjoys shared use of a large, floodlit swimming pool, safe children's play area, table-tennis table, boule and badminton courts and gym. Le Figuier enjoys fast and free WiFi throughout the gite and even on the patio.
Le Figuier is located in six acres of well-maintained, landscaped grounds on the outskirts of Brives sur Charente, just ten minutes' drive from Cognac. Quiet and peaceful, the gite has easy access to all amenities, including local markets for bargain hunting, and many excellent restaurants for eating out. 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 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Royan 58 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Angouleme 55 km, Nearest railway: Cognac 11 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, 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||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||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. High speed internet access/Wi Fi. Highchair, stairgate, pushchair and cot available (at no cost). Luxury, family-friendly gites.
|Further details outdoors|
On site amenities: well-equipped gym, boule-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 Figuier is a two storey gite with a staircase.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee 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 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.
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15 Oct 2013
"Fantastic Family Holiday"
Stunning rural location. Got a taste of real France. Very well equipped and tastefully decorated gite. Relaxing holiday, with plenty to do around and about if you wanted to. This was a great family … More
29 Aug 2013
"Perfection In Paradise"
Had a wonderful two weeks in this lovely Gite. Phil & Glyn were very friendly and couldn't do enough to help us. They were a big help with a translation as I needed to explain a problem with my car to a local garage. Gave directions for supermarkets & places of interest and fixed up our youngest with a bike to ride arround on their land.
Gite and Pool were spotless and situated in a really great area of France. They even managed to arrange two perfect weeks of weather for us.
10 Aug 2013
"Beautiful location, excellent facilities, friendly owners"
We stayed at this property for 2 weeks in July/Aug 2013, and it was everything we were looking for in a holiday. The location is excellent - only 10 mins drive from Cognac and less than an hour from the sandy beaches at Meschers and Royan. Our property was a 2 bedroomed gite which was fully-equipped with all mod cons incl satellite tv, and DVD player, wifi and iPod docking station. It was clean and well-maintained. The property is part of a redeveloped barn set in large grounds with a beautiful pool area, boules court, table tennis table, gym, bikes for hire and plenty of space for the kids to run around. There are 3 gites, a studio and B&B accommodation on site so there were plenty of other kids for ours to make friends with. The property is set in the Charente countryside, surrounded by sunflowers and vines. We found the owners to be very friendly and helpful. Although they live onsite and were there when you needed them they were not intrusive at all.
12 Sep 2012
"Lovely, spacious and clean accommodation, friendly, helpful hosts and beautiful countryside."
The holiday was all we hoped it would be and more. The owners were friendly and helpful and the accommodation was spacious, clean and modern. The surrounding countryside was peaceful and charming - an oasis away from the hub-bub of normal life. Certainly one of the best holidays our family has had.
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