Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Rustic French farmhouse feeling 4 bedroom cottage with two en-suites and outdoor swimming pool. This property has been restored over the last ten years and has aspects of both modern and traditional French life. Ideal for a family holiday around the pool or a walking holiday to simply get away from it all, this is the ideal type of holiday for you. The village is small and traditional, river just 5 minutes away and the area is renowned for bird watching. This really is just a peaceful place to be.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Plage de Saint-Froult 28.2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle 73.1 km, Nearest railway: Saintes 15 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||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Table tennis|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
Going further afield (whilst exploring the local villages on the way) the large town of Saintes can provide anything else you might need and is only 20 minutes drive. The governing town of Rochefort and Cognac, famous for its local tipple, which you can try if you visit are just 40 minutes away. The historic and beautiful city of La Rochelle is just an hour away. There are many fantastic beaches within 40 minutes and the mussel and oyster island of Ile de Oleron, and a bit further just beyond La Rochelle is Il de Re with great beaches and many water activities. If you take your travelling up to an hour and half to 2 hours then you can reach Bordeaux, which offers so much to see both new and old and make the trip longer by visiting a couple of the vineyards along the way.
The village is typical of what you would expect in the French countryside with a local bar and restaurant (shut in August), butcher and baker (with excellent pain au chocolat, but shut in August) all within a 200m. Walks in the fields and down to the river are also on your doorstep, taking in the churches, the nearby Chateau and Petanque pit if you fancied a game. Crazannes is also famous for its stone which is perfect for sculpting and on certain days there are activities in the local quarries to let you have a go at this, apparently it is the stone that was used as the base of the Statue of Liberty.
Walking down the river to the small village of Port d'Envaux you can see a number of the old houses that were used to store Cognac and other fine drinks and enjoy a couple of the restaurants. The other way down the river you get to the Saint Savinien, a picturesque town that quite often holds local markets and events.