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Les Martinets

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 4 reviews

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

This beautifully converted stone property offers a very spacious gite equipped with all the modern conveniences and retaining character features such as exposed stone walls, oak beams and a double-height entrance hall.

The property has a large open plan layout designed perfectly for family holiday life, as well as generous sized bedrooms and bathroom. It is equipped with everything you may need and opens onto a private terrace and a shared “play” garden.

The secure walled pool garden is always a favourite with the kids and is equipped with sun-loungers, parasols and lots of inflatable pool toys. The English owner lives opposite in the courtyard providing as much or as little help as you wish, while tending to the gardens and pool.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Royan 60 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Poitiers 50 km, Nearest railway: Niort 40 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Enclosed courtyard with private parking and totally separate and secure walled pool garden.

The Poitou-Charentes region

There are varied attractions at all points of the compass – and all within 90 minutes by car. La Vallée des Singes (the valley of the monkeys) is universally popular with all the family and only a 40 minute drive – which still leaves time in the day to return ‘home’ and enjoy the pool in the afternoon. Futuroscope at Poitiers is a 60-minute journey and is better suited to families with kid’s aged 12+ (ish).

Niort (45 mins) is a delightful large market town with all the normal offerings, but if you only do one ‘town day’ during your holiday, La Rochelle (90 mins) is a must. There are fantastic shops, an incredible patisserie, a great ice cream parlour and the old port ringed by seafood restaurants. Then after lunch (if you’ve got the energy), there is the Aquarium right in centre ville.

The seaside at St Palais and glitz of Royan are only 90 minutes by car; distillery tours and a beautiful golf course at Cognac only take 60 minutes and Melle, with its charming centre ville, Friday morning market and the silver mines to visit, is just up the road.


Chef-Boutonne is a delightful small market town with everything you need if a lazy holiday by the pool is all you seek. There’s a great restaurant/bar, a pizzeria, two supermarkets, three boulangeries, a butcher, a newspaper shop, a wine and fresh coffee shop, playgrounds, a fishing lake (with ducks who love yesterday’s stale bread!) and even a very French ‘cave des vins'.

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Review 1-4 of 4

24 Aug 2014


"Perfect Peace!"

What an amazing holiday awaited me as I arrived at Chef Boutonne. Les Martinets is a truly superb location for a peaceful holiday. The accommodation is superb and Ed, the owner, is a font of knowled… More

4 Aug 2014


"Great Accomadation"

We arrived at the gite late in the afternoon with another friend who was staying near by, our freind could not find their gite, so Ed,(our gite owner) very kindly sorted it out for them, Ed was a grea… More

12 Aug 2013


"Perfect relaxing holiday"

This is the second time we have stayed at Les Martinets and it was as perfect as the first time. We stayed here following a week at another gite further south and our experiences were so contrasting, … More

6 Jan 2013


"Fantastic week"

This accommodation was just beautiful. It was clean, spacious and everything we could ask for. The pool was very clean and very welcome as it was very hot. Ed was very welcoming and helpful, especiall… More

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Ed L.

  • 5 Years listed

95% Response rate

Calendar last updated:23 Oct 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French

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