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Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Hanger House is named for the "Garage" it has, which is a typical french barn, high enough for the grapes to be brought into by horse and cart.
It sits in a typical tiny hamlet, so peaceful you wake up to birdsong and at the end of the day watch the stars come out in a night sky free of light pollution. Yet, you are only 3km from local amenities where you can buy your bread for breakfast, shop in the local shop or have a beer in the bar.
A 30 min drive takes you into the hustle and bustle of the seaside town of Royan, 20km with its fantastic stretches of golden sand, and Sunday market .
Coses, 6km - the market is held in the historic market place on Wednesday mornings.A supermarket and pharmacy etc is also located in this little town.
At the end of a hot day on the beach or sight seeing, you will return to the peaceful garden or the cool house for a chilled glass of wine and a relaxed BBQ, while the children run off their last drops of energy in the garden, or go for a walk/ bike ride down the lanes.
Taste the pineau made on the local farms and buy local farm produce, tomatoes, melons etc just follow the signs nailed up! sometimes you need to be a bit brave, the lanes to the farms can look as if they go nowhere!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Merschers 23 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle 95 km, Nearest railway: Saintes 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The open plan layout of this house means no one is stuck in the kitchen
A French window gives access to the terrace.
The double bedroom is charming and would suit a couple on honeymoon, or a family on a second honeymoon!
The bathroom and kitchen are brand new and have all mod cons.
|Further details outdoors|
Parking is on a large shared drive or in the "Hanger"
The garden and terrace provide plenty of space for family fun, sun and shade is available all day.
N.B. The windows in the double room are close to the floor, please be very aware of this if you have young children.
Bed linen and towels can be provided at extra cost if required, please state when booking.
This property can have a linking door unlocked by prior arrangement at booking if both properties are booked by one party, or you can just nip round!
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
The region has the second longest hours of annual sunlight after the cote d'Azure, so sunny days may entice you onto the sandy beaches,stretching from the Cote Savage down past Royan, St. Georges de Didonne and Meschers, or to explore the area's rich history.
The Citadel at Blaye, the medieval castle at Nieul-les-Saintes. Also see the fantastic architecture of the châteaux, Churches and Abbeys. There are many Roman archaeological sites to explore.
There are Troglodite dwellings to visit at Meschers with stunning views over the estuary. Here too are fishing huts on stilts, dipping their nets into the estuary for shrimp, beaches to enjoy and restaurants on the little port. The Botanical gardens at St. Andre de Lidon offer you the chance to taste old Cognac and Pineau-des Charentes.
Pretty country an coastal villages are sprinkled with hollyhocks, Talmont is a must, with its famous pilgrim's church, now teetering on the edge of the Gironde estuary as the cliff has been eroded away by the waves.
Congac town offers tours of all the famous names of cognac, trips up the river and a pretty town, a must do!
La Rochelle's harbour is a wonderful sight and a day out here offers pavement lunches and wonderful shopping under cloistered streets.
Local Oyster beds grow this local delicacy, and mussels are the the fast food of the area. Delicious!
Bicycles can be hired and cycle rides are marked on the roads, but there are lots of cycle paths, along the coast through the pine forests and in the towns.
Sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing etc is available on the beaches of Royan, St. Georges De Didonne, and Meschers.
Restaurants, abound in the coastal towns but if you do not want to go that far Le Cottage at Arse is Fantastic,
The bar at St Andre de Lidon is the closest to this property.3km
The countryside round the house and its hamlet is farmland, growing, of course, vinyards, you are remember on the cusp of the Gironde estuary, where so much of France's famous wines are grown. Sunflowers by the field full are a sight not to miss and some grain is grown, this is usually harvested well before the harvest in G.B.
Wine tastings can be found at many of the vinyards in the region.
You will never be stuck with nothing to do or see in the summer staying at this property, alternatively you can chill out on the terrace/garden and sunbath with a glass of your favourite wine.
We suggest you call in to the tourist information office in Cozes early in your stay to get up to date lists of markets and local fêtes, bricante sales etc.
Cozes market is held in a historic open market hall on Wednesdays mornings, offering a fabulous choice of fresh local produce.
There are little circuses travelling the area in the summer, which are great for the children, look out for the signs.
Do not miss the fireworks on the beach at Royan for Bastille day 14 July, why not take a picnic?
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22 Jul 2011
"Rural retreat amonst the sunflowers"
We stayed for an enjoyable week when the sun was out (almost everyday and the sunflowers were in bloom). The house is well appointed in a quiet rural location, although as described is close to villag… More
We are really glad you found our property matched the advert and enjoyed the house and area. I an sorry France's internet is so patchy, Broadband is just not available in the rural areas yet and so this is beond our control. thank you for reviewing your experience.
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