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Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

• Charming old property but recently full renovated. Original character retained.

• Private balcony, with table, chairs and sun umbrella, overlooking the surrounding cognac vines and pool.

• Private, decked, courtyard garden off the downstairs area, with sun loungers and umbrella and a gas barbecue.

• 'Upside down house' with light and airy living/kitchen area; bedroom and shower room downstairs.

• Large pool (extending to 12 x 6 maximum), heated . Shared with owners.

• Sun loungers and umbrellas around the pool area, together with shaded pergola.

• Perfect for a relaxing getaway but with easy access to nearby towns and shopping facilities.

• English owners live on site. French spoken also.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Royan 90 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bordeaux 125 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme (TGV) 35 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The property has been recently renovated and is fully equipped with everything required for a relaxing holiday, including fully equipped kitchen area, dining facilities and comfortable living area. There is freesat TV (32”), together with a docking station for an MP3 player.

The bedroom, containing a super king size bed and ample storage facilities, has fly screens at the window and is beautifully cool throughout the day and night.

There is a laundry area elsewhere on the property, equipped with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.

Further details outdoors

Apart from the private areas of the cottage, there is a lawned area leading to the swimming pool area for guests' use. The pool area is large, fully tiled and well-equipped with sun loungers and umbrellas. There is also a pergola, the middle part of which is shaded, the rest of which is covered with grape vines providing dappled shade. The pool area faces almost due west and is sunny for most of the day. The pool has large, curved steps at diagonal ends, the deep end is 2m. The pool and surrounding area are illuminated at night for a late evening swim.

The pool is enclosed by walls on three sides and railings, with a lockable gate, on the other.

Further details

A welcome pack is provided on arrival.

All linen and towels are provided, including beach towels.

A full information pack is provided, detailing nearby places of interest etc.

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

Segonzac is in the heart of the cognac grape growing region. There is a small supermarket (open on a Sunday morning) in the town, 2.5km from the property). Larger hypermarkets can be found on the outskirts of Cognac. The surrounding area is undulating and ideal for walks through the vines. Cognac houses abound throughout the area and visits can be arranged should you wish to sample, and possibly purchase, some of the excellent cognac produced in the area. Cognac old town is delightful. There are narrow, winding, cobbled streets to stroll around, perhaps finishing the tour with a picnic on the riverside. The Charente passes through Jarnac, just ten minutes away, where you can hire canoes or take a leisurely trip down the river. The coast is about an hour's drive away, as is Aubeterre with its amazing monolithic church and the vineyards of St Emilion are about 90 minutes away. Summer days are usually long and hot as the region has its own micro climate.


There are many festivals which take place in the area, throughout the year. During the summer months there is a host of musical events, together with local flea markets. Cognac is home to the famous 'Blues Passion' in July and musical events take place throughout the town during that period.

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16 Sep 2014


"Excellent in every way"

A lovely cottage, very well equipped and surrounded by lovely rolling vineyard countryside . The owners are very friendly and helpful. We stayed for a week and had very warm weather which encouraged u… More

8 Aug 2014


"A perfect place to do nothing yet there is so much to do"

We have just returned from a wonderfully relaxing week at Le Cerisier and wish we could have stayed longer. The gite is as seen in the photographs and the owners, John and Yvonne, were warm amd welco… More

15 Jul 2014


"Perfect relaxing holiday in"

We stayed at Le Cerisier in June 2014 and were very impressed with the Gite.The English owners, John and Yvonne,live in the house in the grounds,they were extremely welcoming and very helpful, happily… More

5 Jul 2014


"Well equipped, tranquil amongst the Cognac vines"

We are frequent self catering visitors and this stone built gite, yet with a modern interior, was by far the best we have stayed in in the Cognac/Charente area. Beautifully clean and equipped with eve… More

30 Mar 2014


"Ticked every box. Wonderful."

We have just returned from a weeks stay at this lovely skilfully converted barn gite set within a private walled garden overlooking a vinyard.The owners John and Yvonne are lovely warm hosts whose own… More

8 Aug 2013


"Vineyard View"

Just sit back, relax and soak up this lovely place to stay. The gite, garden and pool are all superb and the owners are on hand to help and advise. We had a really perfect holiday in Le Cerisier and t… More

24 Jan 2013


"Comfortable Tasteful Gite with every you would need for a great holiday"

We stayed with Yvonne and John, the English owners in January 2013 and were very impressed with their Gite.

It is very well furnished with everything you would need for a great holiday. The pool was fantastic although we did not use it as it was in January so a little cold. The gardens are beautiful and the Zen garden was a lovely private area to sit and read and enjoy the sun.

The Charente is extremely pretty with rolling hills and many Vineyards. We will certainly be visiting this lovely Gite again. Thank you for a lovely stay.

26 Sep 2012


"A beautiful place to stay with everything catered for"

This was an amazing week-long trip. The gite is amazingly well set up, from the living area with comfy sofa bed, great TV and DVD player to the kitchen with everything you might need at your disposal.… More

11 Sep 2012


"Vines, wines and sunflowers. Perfect."

We were made to feel most welcome and at home by the owners John & Yvonne. They could not do enough for us from the moment we expressed an interest in the property. We have a 10 month old baby and b… More

2 Sep 2012


"Perfect place to relax in peaceful surroundings."

This is a really lovely place. The English owners John and Yvonne are friendly and helpful and know the area very well. The house is simple yet incredibly comfortable and nicely designed. There are … More

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