House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 11
Buffageasse is near Aulnay, a market town with all amenities, including the historic church of Aulnay. La Rochelle, Cognac, Saintes and Poitiers are only an hour away. The house and adjacent apartment are set in a rural location where you might see wild boar, deer and red squirrels.
The house and apartment sleep 11 and both enjoy the swimming pool which has steps leading into it. The property is set in its own large garden and surrounded by fields.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Royan 80 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle or Poitiers 75 km, Nearest railway: Niort 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors||
The house is enclosed in a large garden with a gate leading to the swimming pool area. In the enclosed garden a table and chairs let you enjoy al fresco eating where you can sit and listen to the birds and stargaze.
The apartment has its own balcony with table and chairs. Steps lead down to a small private garden. A gate takes you into the main garden and house.
English managers are nearby to meet and greet and help you with information.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
This area of France is reported to have the 2nd highest level of sunshine in the country.
The region has a rural farming feel to it, with agriculture being the main occupation of the locals. This gives the area it's lovely open feel with vast fields of wheat, oil-seed rape and sunflowers. Hugh skies are the product of a softly undulating landscape, giving rise to wonderful sunsets and stunning night-time displays of stars
Within the region is La Rochelle, just one hour away, with its historic harbour where you can sit and eat at its many outside restaurants. The town has many fine shops and boutiques. There are several sandy beaches nearby.
A contrast can be found in the Marais, also known as the Green Venice, where there are numerous quiet waterways and several relaxing restaurants. Punts are available here.
The historic cities of Saintes and Poitiers are less than an hours drive away. Visit the amphitheatre in Saintes and walk around the signposted routes through Poitiers.
About an hours drive south is Cognac where you can visit a distillary and see how cognac is made and try a few samples! Also try the unigue aperitif Pineay de Charente.
A family day out to the Valley of the monkeys is a must. Here you can walk among them and watch them play.
The famous zoo at Palmyre is one of the best in Europe.
St Jean d'Angely
Aulnay de Saintonge is seven minutes away, with all amenities including the historic church which is a World heritage site. There is a public swimming pool, supermarket and shops. On a Sunday there is a market in the square, and you can sit outside in the local bar/restaurant and have a drink or coffee and enjoy the French rural life.
The local wine producer is situated just 15 minutes away and has a good range or red, white, rose and sparkling wines. Tasting is available most days.
A local donkey sanctuary is nearby and well worth a visit. La Villedieu is surrounded by woodland, which is home to deer, wild boar, red squirrels, and varied birdlife.
The historic town of St Jean D'Angely is 20 minutes away with its Abbey, Saturday market, very good restaurants
and the Atlantis water sports centre.