Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This delightful gite cluster is surrounded by large, well maintained grounds that are ideal for outdoor play. The heated (saline) pool is a great hit with all the family and is safely enclosed. The onsite "bar" and games room provides a perfect setting for grown-ups to mingle and for the kids to play. Your English hosts provide (optional) evening events during the week which give you the opportunity to savour the local produce or to have a night away from the kitchen with their delicious home cooked food. For those quieter moments there are lots of games to play, movies to watch, pictures to colour and toys to play with.
For those in need of a bit more action there is lots to do and see just within a short drive. The beaches are less than 30 minutes away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, 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||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
Beauregard is newly converted and is tucked away within the cluster of gites, facing away from the main property and overlooking the pool and beautiful countryside beyond. The gite has three bedrooms: two doubles and one twin with bunk beds. The master bedroom has a beautiful sitting area and a log burner, just perfect for curling up in front of with a good book and leads to a balcony. Alternatively, when the sun is shining, fling open the balcony doors, relax with a glass of the local Pineau and soak up the great views of the local countryside (and the pool).
You enter the gite from the pretty enclosed private garden, under the covered patio area, out of the heat of the summer and into the cool of the house.
The living room with its clean tiled floor has two sofas ideal for escaping from the heat of the day. A TV with English free view channels is also provided.
Leading off from the living room is the kitchen and dining area. The compact but well-equipped kitchen is perfect for cooking all those delicious ingredients bought at the local markets. The kitchen is a combination of fitted and free standing units, with a dishwasher, large fridge freezer and Microwave. The dining area has a farmhouse style table and seating for six.
|Further details outdoors|
For those long warm summer evenings there is a walled private patio area overlooking the beautiful countryside, which features an outside covered dining and BBQ area that lends itself perfectly to dining alfresco - not forgetting that some delicious home cooked food can be delivered direct to your door to be enjoyed with some of the excellent local wines and Pineau!
Set adjacent to the property is the enclosed saline solar heated pool. There are plenty of sun loungers making it the perfect place to top up that tan; the children will love playing in the lovely pool or in the shade of the gazebo. Once the children have made friends with the other guests you will struggle to get them away, but if you do, there are plenty of good walks direct from the property - if you manage to get past the garden's play area that is!
Over-looking the very pretty courtyard, under the shade of the large lime tree, you will find the bar and games room - a perfect location to get to know the other guests and to quiz your hosts about what's on in the local area. The owners provide several social evenings here and guests can arrange to have meals served either here or in your gite.
The bar area also has pool, air hockey and football tables, and the owners hold movie nights for the older children. On rare rainy days the owner often sets up the bar area as a playroom with colouring and games for the smaller children, a very thoughtful and popular service. A creche service can be provided at an extra cost.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
Within 10 minute drive of medieval town of Pons, and thermal spa town of Jonzac (15mins). Also, historic, Roman town of Saintes within a 20 minute drive. Cognac - with its famous cognac distilleries - also, within a 20 minute drive. Beaches at Royan, St Georges de Didonne approx 40 mins
The towns of Pons and Jonzac offer a full range of shops, restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacies, doctor's surgeries and A&E hospital. Cognac is about a 20 minute drive away.
Cognac - with its famous cognac distilleries - also, within a 20 minute drive. Beaches at Royan, St Georges de Didonne approx 40 mins