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Byre Cottage

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 3 reviews

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Your two bedroom accommodation is situated in a converted stone built barn that has been fully modernised. An up to date interior blends with the original French surroundings. The cottage is set on the edge of a small quiet village in a beautiful rural landscape with vines and sunflowers in the heart of Cognac country.

There is an 11 x 5m heated swimming pool with sun terrace.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Royan 60 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: La Rochelle 70 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme (for TGV) 40 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General CD player
Standard Kettle, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, 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 2
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

1 Double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, Newly fitted shower room with modern facilities.

Kitchen area with cooker, fridge, microwave. Washing machine and iron available in laundry room. Lounge/Dining area with comfortable seating, DVD player.

Further details outdoors

Heated swimming pool 11m x 5m, with steps at the shallow end - suitable for young chidren. Sun terrace next to the pool. The pool is fenced for safety.

Barbecue, patio with garden furniture for alfresco dining

Further details

Children welcome.

No smokers or pets.

English owners on site to help and provide information.

The Poitou-Charentes region

The Charente Maritime is the second sunniest area of France (second only to the French Riviera). The climate is warm and sunny in the summer.

The gently rolling countryside is covered with vineyards, forests and fields of sunflowers. The villages are built of a warm honey coloured stone, wih many interesting features.

There are many historical towns nearby - Saintes has the largest Roman amphitheatre outside Italy, along with a Roman triumphal arch nearly 2000 years old.

Le Gicq

The cottage is within easy reach of historic towns such as Cognac (with English language tours of the famous brandy distilleries) Saintes, with its Roman amphitheatre and river excursions and the beautiful and ancient port of La Rochelle.

Swimming and boating are available at St Jean d'Angely, Cognac and Saintes, with golf courses at Cognac and Saintes.

A wide variety of seaside resorts are only an hour away - Royan, Fouras, and the long sandy beaches of the Ile d'Oleron.

The world-famous Cognac Blues Festival is in the first week in July and attracts Blues musicians from all over the world.

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Review 1-3 of 3

8 Oct 2012


"A very relaxing stay surrounded by fields of sunflowers and vines"

We booked in July to escape the very disappointing rain soaked summer and get some sun our bones before the children headed back to school. We flew into La Rochelle and hired a car from the airport a… More

3 Oct 2012


"The most relaxing holiday we have had in years."

Wonderful weather alongside a fab pool made for a great stay. The owners were very welcoming and available whenever they were needed but not at all intrusive - a difficult balancing act we are sure! We would stay again. The property was small but clean and well equipped. Very private too as tucked away from the rest of the site.

15 Jun 2012


"A fantastic holiday, great location, excellent pool & amiable owners."

I spent quite a lot of time researching properties before settling on this Gite from La Forge Holidays and it was time well spent, booking and payment was simple & straightforward with the owners kindly including a local English guidebook with our confirmation so we could suss out a few excursions in advance of arrival. We found them extremely helpful & friendly at all stages, even when our eldest child accidentally broke a lamp.

The location is easy to find and within easy reach of Calais in 7 hours via the toll roads. We found plenty to do, aided by the host of local tourist information provided by the owners & taking advantage of their local knowledge. Highlights were the Zoo Palmyres, the Plan d'eau at Cognac and riding our bikes between local poppy scattered fields & vineyards. We stayed a week and left a number of things we'd still like to do so will go back, I'd say you could easily fill a fortnight if you are the kind of holidaymaker that likes to do things every day.

I can't not mention the heated pool, the kids loved being able to swim in a pool a few feet from the front door, they were in it within half an hour of arriving & were often in it twice a day!

Although the Gite was compact we found it just right for the 4 of us, outdoor furniture and a BBQ were provided so we spent a lot of time outdoors enjoying the sunshine, the kitchen had everything we needed and the beds were comfortable plus fitted with mattress protectors, my only suggestion would have been to put the microwave on a wall bracket to make better use of the worktop space. We made good use of the undercover bike storage and washing line for our beach towels.

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Calendar last updated:13 Jul 2014

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