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The Grounds

Gite | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 20

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

The 4 gites are detached and have been furnished to give you that home from home comfortable feeling. Each gite is fully equipped with all that you may need during your stay. You will find each gite has its own BBQ and garden table/chairs to enable you to make the most of the glorious summer evenings. Les Vieilles Ombres is in a peaceful setting but there is plenty to do in the surrounding areas like Cognac, Angouleme, Saintes and La Rochelle.

The beautiful beaches of the Atlantic coast are approximately 45 minutes away. The heated pool ensures that you are able to swim whatever the weather. Situated within the grounds you will find a boules court, swing slide set , trampoline and a badminton net. Just a short stroll away is the village tennis court which is available for you to use and we can provide the rackets/balls. We are a children friendly environment and have a hangar with table tennis and table football - the hangar can offer welcome shade in the heat of the summer;

Size Sleeps up to 20, 8 bedrooms
Nearest beach La Rochelle/Royan
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Poitiers/La Rochelle/Bordeaux/Angouleme, Nearest railway: Angouleme
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, Staffed property
General TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 8 bedrooms
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Parking
Further details

50% deposit required at the time of booking with the remainder payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Security deposit of £100/€150 payable on arrival

Linen/towels provided (except beach/pool towels)

All gites are non smoking

No pets allowed

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

Charente Maritime is an area known for many things, its gastronomic fayre, the making of Cognac/Pineau, fields and fields of sunflowers, its deep history and the stunning countryside and beaches to name but a few.

You can have peace and tranquility or you can have the action of Futurscope in Poitiers approximately one hours drive from Bagnizeau. Bordeaux is a must for its art galleries, restaurants and historic buildings not forgetting the fields of vvines producing the world famous wines.


Matha is the local market town which is only 5 minutes drive from Bagnizeau. In Matha you will find supermarkets, banks and a variety of other local shops. We are approximately 30 minutes drive from the historic Saintes & Angouleme - both with character, things to do and plenty of shopping. Within 25 minutes you would find yourself in Cognac with its world famous distilleries such as Remy Martin & Hennessey - visit one of the Cognac houses for a tour or you can try the local drink of Pineau at many distilleries throughout the villages or even the local Charentaise wine. There are many golf courses within 30 - 45 minutes drive and fishing is also available - hire a boat on the Charente - horse ride, walk or cycle through the beautiful countryside of sunflowers and vines. Just about an hour away is the Palmyre Zoo at Royan and the Aquarium at La Rochelle - not forgetting the wonderful beaches of the Atlantic Coast

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4 Jun 2014


"Very beautiful and relaxing Holiday"

We stayed in The Charente gite for a weeks holiday with our 2 young children. What a beautiful complex. Our gite was ideal for the family and the gardens and pool were fabulous. The children loved to … More

Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope to see you all again. Kind regards.

11 Oct 2013


"Fabulous holiday, welcoming and friendly owners."

We stayed in Le Cognac for two very hot weeks (see the owner's website for details) with our teenage daughter. The gite was comfortable, very clean, and supplied with everything we needed. Richa… More

23 Jun 2013



The owners, Richard & Nikki, were incredibly kind,helpful & nothing was too much trouble even to moving in for us the exact bed & sofas that we wanted.The gites are furnished to a very high standard &… More

Thank you so very much for all your kind comments - it was lovely to meet you both and a pleasure to have you staying here. We hope to see you again one day. Kind regards Richard & Nikki

23 Aug 2012


"Beautifully Appointed Gites in superb Location , Peace for Parents and Fabulous fun for kids!"

We rented the La Charante 2 bed gite for a week in August with our 6 and 9 year old children. The location is great and the fields of sunflowers were in bloom when we were there. It is conveniently l… More

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. It was lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

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  • 7 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:01 Jun 2012

Based in France

Languages spoken
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  • French

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