Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Close to the market towns of Mirambeau, Montendre and Jonzac, the pretty fishing ports of the Gironde estuary, and the superb beaches up the coast to Royan and beyond, the gites are excellently placed for a great holiday in the Charente – Maritime. Bordeaux, St Emilion, Cognac, Saintes, Pons, Rochefort and La Rochelle are all easily within 1 hours drive or less.
La Fleur has two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), and a foldaway bed that can be put up in the twin. A separate kitchen, large living area with dining table and double doors leading to a private patio with table and chairs. There is a beautiful large pool with comfortable sunlounger, and direct access to the large garden. In the large garden you will find a brand new 14ft trampoline with nets (the kids love it), along with swings, and other play toys. There is also various bat and ball games, skipping ropes and a boule set - there is certainly plenty of room to run around.
The Charente-Maritime area of France has an abundance of things to do and see. Whether you want an action packed holiday or just to take in the beautiful sites (smells and tastes!) we have it all. And if travelling with small children please note that we are 'Tots To Travel' and 'baby friendly boltholes' approved.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Meschers-Sur-Gironde 45 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux or La Rochelle 87 km, Nearest railway: Jonzac 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||TV, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors||
La Fleur has two bedrooms. Both bedrooms are upstairs, one double and one twin). All bedlinen and towels are provided during your stay.
There is a wash basin and toilet upstairs and downstairs there is a spacious shower room which contains a large shower cubicle, wash basin and toilet. We also provide a baby bath that fits neatly into the cubicle for the little ones that can't/don't like to shower.
There is a separate kitchen with cooker, fridgefreezer, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, juicer, iron and ironing board and all the normal crockery and cutlery. A washing machine is available in the courtyard which is shared by both gites.
The light and airy lounge/dining room contains a large sofa, an easy chair and a dining table. We have also included a DVD player with a wide selection of dvds available to borrow, books and children's games/puzzles. Outside there is a private covered patio with table and chairs and a stone bbq.
We have young children ourselves so know what is needed if travelling with kids, therefore we have everything you may need, so you can pack less and relax more.
|Further details outdoors||
The gite has direct access to the heated pool and garden. The pool measures approximately 11m x 5.5m.
The pool is heated from the beginning of April to the end of October each year. We try to keep it at a very comfortable temperature which means you are able to swim everyday. The pool has a shallow and deep end and has a gently shelving slope all the way round. It is fitted with a safety alarm which complies with French safety standards and a fence has been added to provide extra safety for smaller children. There are wooden sunloungers with very comfortable cushions, for those who like their afternoon snooze.
In the large garden you will find a 14ft trampoline with net (the kids love it), along with swings, a play house with slide and other play toys. There are also various bat and ball games and a boule set - there is certainly plenty of room to run around. For parents, there is a hammock under a large shaded tree to hide in with a book....
Bedlinen, bath towels (not pool/beach), electricity and gas is included in the rental. Also available for our very young guests are stairgates, potties, toilet seats, steriliser, baby bjorn bouncy chair, playmat, cot (with mobile if needed), highchair, baby bath, baby activity seat and playpen.
A welcome pack is included for our guests staying a week or more, offering freshly baked bread, milk from the local farmers, cheese, orange juice, fresh eggs from the neighbouring chickens, wine from the local vineyard, butter, jam (homemade) and fresh fruit from our trees (subject to season). If travelling with children we will add some kids treats!
The gite is available from 4.00 pm on your day of arrival and must be vacated by 10.00 am on the day of departure. The gite is fully cleaned at the end of your stay at no extra charge, and we do ask that you leave the gite in the same condition you found it.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
The Charente-Maritime is renowned for its sunny climate (affected by the Gulf Stream, meaning that it is much warmer than many places of the same latitude). It enjoys long summers and mild winters (normally great weather from April-October), making it a perfect destination to enjoy splendid beaches, historic towns, Roman ruins and lets not forget the amazing vineyards set amongst breathtaking countryside.
There are too many lovely places too list that are worth a visit, and most only within 30 minutes of the gites. Saintes (30 minutes) has a Roman amphitheatre, Jonzac (15 minutes) a 15th century chateau, a swimming lake/beach, and Pons with its pretty Medieval streets (25 minutes) to name only 3. 45 minutes away, Cognac, on the River Charente, is the home of the distillieries of all brands of Cognac and tours are available to discover how the brew is made. Then there are the gorgeous beaches. Meschers is very child friendly and Royan is a lovely seaside town with great beaches. You can walk along the vast expanse of sand or just sit in a street cafe and watch the activity. Many boats are moored here and tours are available along the Gironde Estuary or you can take a ferry across to the Medoc area with all the wonderful chateaux. There are many other places within an easy 1 hour drive, Bordeaux , Arcachon, St Emilion, Rochfort, La Rochelle and its' surrounding islands, to name but a few. A location with something for everyone.
The gites are situated 1.5km from the village of Soubran and are surrounded by grapevines, and woodland. There are many great walks right on the doorstep and there is even a small fishing lake within 5 minutes walk. Soubran itself has a baker, bar/tabac/restaurant, post office, library, school and a small nature reserve. The market town of Mirambeau is 7 km away and has a supermarket, several shops, a couple of bars and restaurants and a lovely chateau which is a 4 star hotel and restaurant. Within a 30 minute drive from the gites are several other pretty towns well worth a visit including JONZAC with its beautiful chateau, activity lake and famous thermal spa, the old roman town of SAINTES with many historical sites, PONS with its medieval donjon and MONTENDRE and MONTGUYON with their castles.