Cottage with private pool
About the home
This cottage is set in a quiet rural location with easy access to many beautiful towns including Cognac, Pons, Saintes, Talmont etc. It is about 30 mins to the coastal resorts of St Georges de Didonne , Meschers and Royan. Take a day trip to the Isles de Re and Oleron and visit the fabulous beaches or visit the beaches and Zoo at La Palmyre.
The cottage has been totally renovated to a very high standard and has all modern requirements while still retaining all the character of a French country cottage. It has a wonderful stone fireplace , arched doorways and a very spacious lounge/dining room. The kitchen is a fully equipped with a very large fridge freezer. The kitchen french doors lead out to the pool area which has sunbeds and a BBQ/ eating area. A perfect place to relax and unwind
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||St George de Didonne, 35km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Private outdoor pool (heated), DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
This is a 2 bedroomed cottage which sleeps four people. One double bedroom and a second bedroom with 2 single beds. The lounge is very spacious and comfortably furnished. There is a separate dining area as well as a kitchen table for eating. The access to the private swimming pool is directly from the kitchen to the poolside terrace. The kitchen is modern, very well eqiuipped and has an extra large fridge freezer with ice maker and drinks dispenser. A small utility room houses a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
There is a separate dining area as well as a kitchen table for eating. The lounge has wraparound lounge seating with wide-screen TV with Freeview
Further details outdoors:
Step out from the kitchen directly on to the poolside terrace. There is a BBQ , sun loungers and patio furniture. This is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a dip in the pool followed by a a BBQ lunch.
From the lounge you can sit on the small balcony overlooking the vineyards. There is a parking area to the right of the property.
The swimming pool is heated by solar panels. In July and August the pool is very warm. However the temperature is dependant on the sunshine.
Strictly no smoking inside the property only outside on the terrace. A deposit of 25% of cost required on booking. The balance is payable 8 weeks before arrival.
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / Charente Maritime region
The Charente Maritime has its own microclimate and its sunshine record is comparable to the South of France. The main crops grown here are sunflowers, tobacco and maize. It is ideal for cycling and walking as it is relatively flat.
The coastal area is well known for its famous beaches at La Palmyre and Royan. (And also the fantastic seafood restaurants). Inland it is much quieter with pretty towns such as Cognac, Jonzac and Pons. Saintes is 20 minutes away where you can hire your own boat on the Charente river or take an evening cruise on a river boat.
Golf course nearby at Royan and Bordeaux is a short drive/train journey away for those seeking some serious shopping!
The Pons / St Palais de Phiolin area
Pons is a Medieval town with a famouns Donjon. You can climb to the top of the tower and see for miles. There are many small villages with good restaurants. A new Eleclerc supermarket has just been opened at Pons and there is a Super U close by at Gemozac.
There are Pineau distilleries close by and visits for tasting can be arranged with the owners. Dont forget the trips to the Cognac distilleries of Remy Martin, Henessy and others at Cognac and Jarnac., or head for Saintes on the first Monday of each month to visit the colourful street market.
I n July and August the area is covered in sunflowers as far as the eye can see.
How to get there
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Easyjet from Bristol to Bordeaux or La Rochelle both 1 hr away by car. Cheap flights if booked early
BMI Baby Birmingham to Bordeaux or La Rochelle
Brittany ferries Portmouth to St Malo 5 hrs or Caen 6 hrs
Car hire from airports Avis, Hertz, Europcar all available from the airport at Bordeaux
Activities near Pons
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
20 Oct 2012
I have stayed at this lovely cottage twice , it is very well equipped with all the of the things you could need and has beautiful stone features, I especially like the large dining table inside with... more
17 Sep 2012
A perfect getaway from the daily hustle and bustle, to unwind and relax. Well equipped cottage with a lovely outside area.
13 Aug 2012
This is lovely gite which retains a rustic charm while having all the things you need to have a comfortable stay. The pool is excellent and you have the option of eating outside or in. We stayed for one week and were in another gite for the second part of our holiday. This worked well as there is a fair amount of driving to the places to visit in the surrounding area. The gite provides a great base for relaxing and exploring local towns including Pons and Cognac as well as a drive of c40 minutes to the coast. Good beaches near Royan and a trip to the zoo at Palmyre is well worth a visit. The accommodation is advertised as being not suitable for under 5s though we were travelling with our children aged 5 and 2 and had a relaxing time. There are stairs and care has to because the pool is near the back of the gite.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|31 Mar 13||26 May 13||£ 300||-||-||1 Week|
|summer||26 May 13||30 Jun 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|summer||30 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|peak||13 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 780||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Refundable £100 damage deposit required with final balance. To be refunded on inspection
negotiable for mid week/10day breaks outside peak seasonBook
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