The gîte at Saugé is an excellent base to combine a relaxing holiday with exploring the many attractions and historic sites in this area. The gîte offers comfortable and well-equipped accommodation for 4 or 5 people in a peaceful setting with a sunny terrace and gardens overlooking the picturesque village of Sanxay. There is also a chambre d’hôtes in the main house if you wish to sleep a further two people. The large open-air swimming pool in the village is nearby and a long distance footpath passes the gates to the house and is ideal for walking, cycling or horse-riding. Facilities include table-tennis, table football, bicycles and pétanque or boules; arrangements can be made for fishing or horse-riding.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Rochelle|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Poitiers 25 km, Nearest railway: Poitiers|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
This part of the Poitou-Charentes boasts the second most sun hours in the whole of France. From Sanxay it is easy to explore the prehistoric burial chambers at Bougon, the beautiful Marais Poitevan (‘Green Venice’) and the historic cities and towns of Poitiers, Niort and Parthenay. The famous multimedia centre at Futuroscope is 45 minutes away and exciting pageants are staged at the Puis de Fou. The historic port of La Rochelle and the beaches and towns of the Isle de Ré are just over an hour away. A leisurly day trip can take you to the châteaux and vineyards of the Loire or south to Cognac and Bordeaux.
The picturesque village of Sanxay is situated within a loop of the river Vonne with houses dating from the 15th century. There are good local amenities including village shops, a bakery and bar. There is a tourist information office, campsite, children's’ play area and a 50 metre open air swimming pool with accompanying children's’ pool. The village is a good centre for fishing and cycling. The moated Château de Marconnay is a venue for a memorable meal and the interesting Gallo-Roman site, which is open year-round, also stages an internationally acclaimed opera in the amphitheatre each August. In the last week of October the famous International Bird Fair is held at Mènigoute.