Holiday cottage close to coast
About the home
This delightful, well equipped cottage is full of character and offers spacious accommodation. Large main bedroom, attractive lounge and dining area with stripped wooden floor, satellite TV, DVD player and open fire place. Re- fitted kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and built in hob and oven. Newly re-fitted bathroom with walk in shower, basin and WC. Separate WC and utliity room/ kitchen with washing machine. Surrounded by garden. Garden furniture and Weber BBQ. Walking distance to local village with bakers, butchers, charcuterie etc
Close to the local beaches at Royan and 30 minutes drive to the ocean waves on the Ile de l'Oleron. Ideal location for visiting La Rochelle, Saintes and Cognac.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Le Chay, Royan, 15km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 800m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
This family owned, south facing house is light and airy and full of charm and character. Our visitors have described the house as, 'a very good, well equipped house in a suberb location' and 'the most comfortable and well equipped gite we have stayed in'. The re-fitted kitchen is very well equipped, as one visitor commented, 'this is the year I brought everything with us only to find that it was here and more!' The lounge and dining areas are very comfortable and provide a range of facilities (Satellite TV, DVD, CD, books and games) to help you have a relaxing holiday. The large, double bedroom has plenty of hanging and drawer space and a lovely outlook onto the garden.
Further details outdoors:
This south facing house is surrounded by a private, secure garden to the front and side and provides an ideal spot for eating out of doors and BBQ. The house is reached via a private lane and is not overlooked. Secure parking available. The owner's two adult bicycles are available for vistor's use.
Bed linen and bathroom towels are included in the rental price.
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / Charente Maritime region
This area is well known for its exceptional sunshine record (over 2400 hours per year), mild climate and tranquil way of life. The area has a charm of its own and you will be met by big skies and a clarity of light which is much appreciated by artists. The safe beaches of fashionable Royan are 20 minutes away and it is here that you will find shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. Inland, and life is much slower and relaxed and it is not hard to find medieval villages full of charm.
Other places of interest within easy travelling time include: Saintes(to see the Roman Amphitheatre and take a boat trip on the Charente); Talmont (a very pretty small town with a 12th century church overlooking the sea); Mornac (another very pretty village with a small port); La Rochelle (a suberb walled town with a very attractive harbour and many open- air restaurants. See http://www.ville-larochelle.fr/english/index.php); Ile d'Oleron (wonderful beaches and Atlantic breakers); Ile de Re (very attractive harbours and open air eating in St. Martin and la Flotte); Cognac (visit the brandy distilleries of Martel, Courvoisier and Hine. See www.ville-cognac.fr)
The Royan / Le Gua area
The village of le Gua is within walking distance and provides for everyday needs (small supermarket, bakers, butchers, charcuterie, fishshop, pharmacy, tabac, bars and restaurants). A small market is held on Sunday. An excellent 3* restaurant is within easy walking distance from the house as is a wine shop selling pineau and a range of wines and gifts. The nearest large supermarket, open on Sunday is approx. 10km.
The attractive small town of Saujon offers a shopping centre (bars, restaurants, and range of shops/ supermarkets) as well as a comprehensive leisure centre with swimming pool and tennis. The monthly market is a real event and worth visiting if you are here on the first Monday of the month.
15km away is the fashionable, bustling resort of Royan with its sandy beaches and abundance of cafes, restaurants and bars along the seafront. The nearest beach, Le Chay is very safe for swimming and is supervised during summer months. A market is held every day and the Sunday market is well worth a visit.
During summer months numerous cultural events are held in Royan and surrounding towns. Visit the tourism website: www.tourisme.fr/office-de-tourisme/ROYAN
How to get there
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La Rochelle (Ryanair and Flybe): 45 minutes
Bordeaux: 1 hour
St. Malo: 4.5 hours
Caen: 6 hours
Calais: 8 hours
TGV to Angouleme and then local train to Saujon
Activities near Royan
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 3|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low season||7 Apr 12||3 Jun 12||£ 273||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||3 Jun 12||1 Jul 12||£ 357||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||1 Jul 12||2 Sep 12||£ 420||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||2 Sep 12||7 Oct 12||£ 357||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||7 Oct 12||3 Nov 12||£ 273||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||6 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 273||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||25 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 357||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 420||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||31 Aug 13||5 Oct 13||£ 357||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Seaso||5 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 273||-||-||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.
Electicity and oil use included in tariff as well as light cleaning before you arrive. A deposit of £100 is required to secure a booking ( this is non refundable). The balance is payable eight weeks before you depart and after this time cancellation charges apply. We also ask for a 80 euro deposit against damages on arrival (fully refundable). Linen (bedding and towels) included in weekly rate.
Flexible dates possible during low season.Book
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