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Martell exterior

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Set in the heart of the Cognac region and surrounded on all sides by the vines of the Grande Champagne, this former cognac distillery offers you the highest standard of accommodation and service. Martell is one of 4 properties set around a central courtyard. Each property is independent with a private terrace whilst sharing the wonderful landscaped gardens, BBQ areas, parkland. pool and gamesroom. Each property has an individual style and retains a wealth of original features such as exposed beams and stonework. The properties sleeping 8, 6, 4 and 2 can be rented individually or together making this the perfect venue for families, special interest groups, friends and couples. All the properties are insulated, double glazed and heated for those out of season breaks.

The gite Martell has been created from an old barn, well room and wine storage vats, giving it an unique character. The main living area is open plan and incorporates a modern kitchen, comfortable armchairs and a dining table. From the lounge area there is access to the private pation which is furnished with table and chairs for outside dining. There is a double bedroom and a twin bedroom. Both bedrooms are large and airy, face south and look out onto the central courtyard and pond. The bathroom offers a modern shower, wash basin and toilet. The property is on a single level and has flat access making it suitable for people with reduced mobility.

On site there is also a laundry room, TV/DVD room, well stocked gamesroom and a 13m by 6 m pool set in a walled and gated courtyard.

The gentle rolling countryside of this area is perfect for cycling and walking and the beautiful Charente river provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy the water be it for a gentle boat cruise or an afternoon's kayaking. To ensure that you make the most of your stay we also provide tourist information, guidebooks, maps, recommended day trips and restaurant reviews.

Rated 3 stars by the Tourist Office and consistently recommended by our guests, why not come and experience L'Ancienne Distillerie for yourself.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach St Georges De Didonne
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bordeaux 110 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 35 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 DVD player
General Central heating, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Parking, Wheelchair users

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

L'Ancienne Distillerie is located in the Charente,a region which is dissected by the beautiful river Charente. With it's gentle rolling countryside covered with vines, the architecture of the Romanesque churches and chateaux and the pretty villages and hamlets, this is the perfect region to explore by car, bike or on foot. Peaceful and relaxing this is the perfect holiday location for families, friends and couples.

The town of Cognac is famous for it's namesake product and a visit to the region will not be complete without a tour of one of the many producers. Maybe even try some of the local liqueur - Pineau- which is made with Cognac and grape juice.

In the summer the sleepy villages and towns come alive with festivals and events such as the International Jazz and Blues festival in Cognac, the classical concerts on the beach at Royan and the World ballooning championships along the river valley. If you fancy a day at the beach then the area can offer you the unspoilt sandy bays and beaches on the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic coast.

Whatever your interests you are assured of a memorable holiday.


L'Ancienne Distillerie is perfectly positioned for visits to all the major towns and attractions in the area such as La Rochelle, Cognac, Angouleme, Saintes, Brantom, Royan, Bordeaux, St Emillion and many more. If you are looking for something more energetic then there is everything from horse riding, kayaking, quad biking and water skiing within a short drive. We also have a number of bikes for our guests to use. Sample some cognac, Pineau or the wines of Blaye, Bordeaux, St Emillion.... Too much? Then simply enjoy the peace and tranquility of this beautiful area. Relax by the pool, spend the day at the beach, wander across the vines to the local boulangerie for your croissants or try some of the many excellent local restaurants.

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  • 1 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:09 Oct 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
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  • French

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