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The pool

Gite | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 60km

This beautifully converted stone property offers two spacious adjoining gites equipped with all the modern conveniences and retaining character features such as exposed stone walls, oak beams and double-height entrance halls. The two houses when rented together (Les Martinets for up to 6 persons and Les Hirondelles for up to 4 persons) are perfect for larger groups and, of course, this means the courtyard and gardens are totally private.

Both gites have large open plan layouts designed perfectly for family holiday life, as well as generous sized bedrooms and bathrooms. They are equipped with everything you may need and open onto furnished terraces and the “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 for those staying in both properties.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 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
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details outdoors

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

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee 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

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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Ed L.

  • 5 Years listed

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Based in France

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French

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