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Idyllic Country Cottage and Stunning Swimming Pool

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Beautiful Sunset

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Our holiday cottage / gite is situated in Puy Bardon on the edge of the village of Lozay in the Charente-Maritime.

The Charente-Maritime region has a climate second only to the South of France. The micro climate means that we enjoy mild winters and warm, sunny summers making it the ideal holiday destination.

The cottage has two bedrooms with permanent sleeping for four people, however we can provide an additional single bed or a double sofa bed downstairs to sleep up to seven. If you don't mind sleeping outside there is ample room for a tent(s).

The village is beautiful, peaceful, tranquil and the perfect location to get away from the busy daily life. With only around 150 inhabitants, we are surrounded by corn fields, with a plethora of wildlife including partridges, cuckoos, hares and our four friendly hens Rossi, Lorenzo, Pedrosa and TK.

There are many signed walkways and cycle paths around which pass through the village so it's a perfect location for ramblers and cyclists.

Our location is within 2 minutes drive of the town of Loulay which has a bar / restaurant, post office, newsagent, supermarket, flower shop and two boulangeries as well as a weekly market, outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts. Our nearest large town is St Jean D'Angely (10 minutes by car) in which you will find everything you need with supermarkets that sell all you can get at home and more.

If you wish to spend a day at the seaside then in less than an hour you will be at the beautiful beaches of Royan, Chatelaillon Plage and Ile de Re.

The holiday cottage has its own private access drive and sheltered outdoor eating area with a main living/dining/kitchen area, one double, one twin bedroom, shower room and toilet and access to our beautiful 9m x 4 metre pool (shared with owners) which is bathed in sunshine from first thing in the morning to last thing at night.

We are pleased to welcome couples of all ages or families and, whether you arrive by car, motorbike, push bike, train or camper van you will be made very welcome.

Our gite is available for rental all year round, whether it be for a summer vacation or for someone who is looking to get away from it all for a long winter break, the location is perfect for writing a book, researching the area for historical interest in the Templars for example or whatever is your interest.

Please contact us to request more information about the gite, the area or possible vacancies, our details can be found on the Enquiries page, we look forward to hearing from you, cordialement Stewart and Alison.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Chatelaillon Plage 65 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: La Rochelle 65 km, Nearest railway: Loulay 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

Our village of Lozay is a rural municipality in the canton of Loulay, with 150 inhabitants and is located 3 km from the capital of the canton. The town enjoys a privileged location, close to both the sea (La Rochelle, Royan and the islands of Ré, Aix and Oléron), but also to cities of art and history (Saintes, Rochefort) and the Cognac region. The heritage village has a fortified 12th century church listed as a historical monument and several lavoirs to discover (Rue des Basses, Puy Bardon, Blouc).

Close to Lozay is the Jardin de Sculptures, the Romane Sculpture Gardens, it is also a rest area on the A10. The Gardens are a fabulous outdoor museum presenting an exciting journey of the most beautiful saintongeaise sculpture. Very pleasant walks can be taken in the Essouvert woods that lie 1.5 km outside the village.

Loulay is located about 56 km east of La Rochelle and 35 km south of Niort and lies on a hill 55 meters above where the Trézence (tributary of the Boutonne) rises. The Gateway of Saintonge, after the great plain of Niort, Loulay has always been a resting place for travellers and many who have rested have returned over and over again. The main route into Loulay is the RD 150 which runs parallel to the A10 Autoroute and SNCF railway from Niort to St Jean D'Angely. Loulay is primarily a rural center with small shops and services essential to daily life as well as the weekly Friday market.

After ten minutes drive you will find Saint-Jean D'Angely whch is now home to a vibrant and bustling town centre, with a twice-weekly market (on Saturdays and Wednesdays). There is also a swimming and fitness centre, Atlantys. The Centre of European Culture at Saint-Jean-d'Angély, created in 1989 as a joint initiative taken by the Minister of Culture, the town of Saint-Jean-d'Angély, the regional council of Poitou-Charentes and the council of Charente Maritime, has hosted multinational sessions focused on European culture and citizenship that are dedicated to youngsters sixteen to nineteen years, coming from all European countries. Most striking as you approach the town from all directions is the Royal Abbey. Founded in the ninth century to house a relic of Saint John the Baptist, and rebuilt in the 14th, 17th and 18th centuries because of repeated destruction, then later abandoned, the Abbey is now a listed building. It remains the most remarkable piece of architecture of Saint-Jean-d'Angély, a town which has kept all its medieval charm. Situated on the pilgrim route that led to Santiago de Compostela the edifice still constitutes a major stopping-off point towards Santiago de Compostela. Since 1989, the Royal Abbey has housed the Centre of European Culture, which has breathed new life into the Abbey by restoring it as a historical and cultural site and as a place for the exchange of ideas. From 1989 to 1997, the restoration of the monastic buildings has been carried out according to the needs of the Centre of European Culture, with an emphasis placed on accommodation, catering, as well as rooms for conferences, reunions and workshops. The Centre has been at the forefront of the revitalization of the building, to such a point that today the Centre and the Abbey have been linked in the minds of the residents.

St Jean d'Angely

Around the region there are many weekly and monthly markets and fairs.

Also many other beautiful places to visit including chateau's, zoo's, theme parks (Futuroscope).

For the sporting types, each year the Motocross world championships are held at St Jean D'Angely and if you are a golfer there is courses at Saintes and Niort, both around 30 minutes away.

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Review 1-4 of 4

25 Aug 2014

5/5

"Amazing Gite, place and owners."

Stayed here for a week with my husband, two children and their grandparents. The Gite was beautiful with an amazing pool. So relaxing and the area is lovely. So much to do like cognac and wine tasting, visiting Fort Bouyard and the children loved Futuroscope theme park almost as much as the adults.
We stayed for 7 days and didn't want to leave. Thank you Stewart and Alison

19 Aug 2014

5/5

"A fantastic rural retreat to recharge batteries!"

Our family recently stayed at the gite for 6 nights and only wish we could have stayed longer. Alison, Stewart and Shannon plus the four resident chickens greeted us warmly on arrival and made us ver… More

10 Aug 2014

4/5

"Peaceful"

We had a great time staying at the gite and our two children, 9 and 14, loved the swimming pool. The gite was comfortable and well equipped. The countryside around it was beautiful.… More

10 Aug 2014

5/5

"Fantastic Gite, great hospitality, wonderful pool."

La Miellerie is a well-appointed rural gite situated in a peaceful village and is ideal for a relaxing holiday. The village of Loulay, with its Boulangerie and Coop is a couple of minutes drive for es… More

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