Le Cerisier/ Le Cognassier
About the home
Full of character, the gite has exposed beams and the original thick stone walls to help keep it cool in summer. Rooms are generously proportioned, airy and light.
Throughout, you will find tasteful furnishings in antique French style including traditional painted furniture complimented by decorative items and soft furnishings. Each room is individually styled with flair and decorated in a soft palette of neutrals, blues and whites.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Chatelaillon Plage|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 300m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Trampoline|
Further details indoors:
The hand painted kitchens are fitted with all you need. Modern stainless steel appliances - dishwasher, washing machine, large fridge/freezer ( where you will find a bottle of chilled champagne awaiting you), electric cooker with hob, microwave etc. Any cook will find the kitchen extremely well equipped.
There is an open plan dining area with dresser, table and chairs for 6 overlooking the garden.
After an exhausting day sightseeing (or sunbathing!) relax in the sitting room where you will find a
Large 3 seater sofa and 2 armchairs, English Satellite TV, DVD and CDplayer. There is a plentiful supply of books and an abundance of toys and games as well as on site playmates, our young children. Resident cats Twiglet and Pilchard are always available for cuddles. Each gite has a WIFI connection for those who need to stay in touch. There is even an ipod docking station for your use to save on luggage!
Further details outdoors:
Mostly laid to lawn, the gardens offer a safe, enclosed area for playing with plenty of fruit trees affording shade from the sun. There are swings, a rope ladder, paddling pool, trike, small trampoline and plenty of outdoor toys and games. Relax as the children build their own chateau in the large sandpit! Buckets and spades can be borrowed for beach outings. Older ones may like badminton or trying their hand at a game of boules.
Our beautiful 11m x 5m swimming pool has a Roman end with steps making it ideal for all ages. It is fenced for total safety and surrounded by weigela, lavender and other flowering shrubs. It incorporates a decked area with parasols and teak steamer chairs with plump cushions. Arm yourself with a good book, ipod or just your own thoughts, settle down to some serious sun or shade -bathing and feel the stress melt away!
Prices quoted are for one week’s rental from Saturday to Saturday. Arrival is from 4 pm and departure by 10 am. In low season we can be more flexible with start/end dates.
Linen can be hired for £10 per person. This includes sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers, a large and small towel each and tea towels. Beach towels are not supplied.
Ensure your arrival is as smooth as possible by taking advantage of our grocery service. We can tailor a ‘survival’pack to get you over the first day or two.
Electricity is included in the rental rate but there is a small charge for heating if required.
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / Charente Maritime region
Brimming with charm and plenty of family attractions, the Charente - Maritime is the second sunniest region in France and has a gentle climate making it an ideal location for families.
La Rochelle is a bustling port and the city is steeped in history. Saintes is a Gallo - Roman town with amphitheatre and excellent shopping. Beaches are spotless, sandy and safe.
The St Jean d'Angely / Bernay St Martin area
Le Relais de Tout Y Faut - Stroll to our local bar/restaurant for an aperitif or buy your morning baguette in the grocery store.
Loulay - All your daily needs - boulangerie, grocer, bank, post, pharmacy and restaurant/bar. Free live bands every Friday night in the summer.
St. Jean d’Angèly - Medieval market town full of character with leafy squares, timber houses and cobbled streets. The 15th Century clock tower and abbey towers impose on the skyline and the colourful twice-weekly market selling superb regional produce is an assault on your senses. Enjoy a fresh coffee at one of the pavement cafés and soak up the atmosphere.
You will find abundance of restaurants and bars catering for all tastes. Swim indoors at the Atlanty’s aqua centre with 50m amazing waterslide. There are more water sports to be had at the lake by paddling a canoe or kayak. For the less energetic, a round of crazy golf might prove a better alternative. For children with a need for speed, Go Karting offers fast track fun. Afternoons 3– 8pm.
Château de Dampierre - Our local château! A 16th century Renaissance treasure surrounded by running water in a wooded setting. Wander through the tranquil, green gardens or lose yourself in the small maze.
Chizé forest - A nature reserve where you can safely see roe deer, wild boar, wolves and many other animals in their natural habitat in the cool forest.
Surgères - Unassuming market town with a beautiful Chèteau nestled in green parkland. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays stall holders set up their wares at the crack of dawn, and Surgères comes to vibrant and very French life. Try the superb locally produced butter on your crusty baguette washed down with some good inexpensive vin!
Antezant - A little known spot on the river Boutonne, shaded by tall trees and perfect for children. Ideal setting for picnics. The snack bar provides light lunches and ices. There is also a boule pitch and children’s play area.
La Rochelle - Not to be missed! Head here for serious retail therapy, credit cards at the ready (husbands optional!) Discover the chicest boutiques amongst arcaded streets in this cosmopolitan, bustling city. Enjoy the finest fresh seafood overlooking the historic old port or take a boat trip to one of the islands. When the heat is on head to The Aquarium to cool off. This water wonderland is a deservedly very popular attraction. Magical, mystical and ultra modern, but go early! When you’ve exhausted the shops and the children, take time out to relax at the small beach. . The park and mini zoo with black swans and peacocks are just a stone’s throw away. Sip a coffee or chilled beer at ‘ La Brasserie de la Plage’ whilst overlooking the sea. Parfait!
Beaches - Spotless, sandy and safe. If the beach is your thing then the Atlantic coast is well equipped to satisfy with shallow gentle shores. There is a wealth of golden beaches many uncrowded even in high season. Our favourites include Chatelaillon- Plage and Fouras, famous for its oyster beds. Royan has a spectacular beach stretching 2 km where you can sail and windsurf.
Cognac - Steeped in history on the banks of the Charente, Cognac revolves around cognac, the double-distilled spirit that is the driving force of this prosperous town's economy. Discover the celebrated ‘eau de vie’ by taking a guided tour of one of the famous Cognac houses where you can sample the finest oak aged blends. Included in the Hennessey tour is a boat trip across the river and Remy Martin includes a train ride for children. Allow 2 hours for tours.
St Savinien - Children will adore taking the helm of one of the miniature electric boats. Adults secretly enjoy this too! Afternoons only April—September.
Marais Poitevin - Crisscrossed by an elaborate system of canals, the ‘Venise Verte’ or ‘Green Venice’ is a National Park and a haven for wildlife and marsh birds. Take a boat trip (guided or not) from Coulon and experience the tranquillity of this natural maze.
Saintes - Plenty of culture for the beach weary. Built on the banks of the Charente and rich in architecture this Gallo- Roman town is home to numerous museums and the impressive amphitheatre dating from 40 A.D. The Arch of Germanicus was once the town’s gateway and still dominates the riverside views. Shop, lunch or take a calming boat trip along the river.
The Islands - Beautiful yet unpretentious. Brimming with charm, Ile de Ré is picture postcard where the beaches are sandy soft and the island’s salt marshes deliver the ‘Fleur de Sel’ or ‘white gold‘ as it is known locally. A culinary find for any discerning cook. St. Martin, the largest town is a lively hub for food, nightlife and shopping. Artisanal ice creams are hard to resist.
Ile d’Oleron also offers exceptional beaches on the ‘Cote Sauvage’ where you can picnic amongst the pine forests and sand dunes or just browse the shops in the narrow lanes.
Both islands are accessible by car or boat but we never tire of the journey across the 3km bridge despite the toll. Cycling is also an excellent way to explore these self-contained islands.
La Palmyre Zoo - Get up close and personal with the giraffes (and other zoo animals). This is no ordinary zoo and will not disappoint. An award winning breeding zoo with 1600 animals, set in 14 hectares. Polar bears, elephants - all the usuals plus a reptile house, tropical greenhouse and seal show. Stunning beaches on the doorstep make this a full day out.
Bordeaux - Now officially a World Heritage site, Bordeaux is rich in architecture and a cultural and historic centre with shops to rival any major city.
An internationally renowned wine capital, the wine growing regions of Margaux, Pommerol, St. Emilion and Pauillac in the surrounding area produce some of the finest red wines in the world.
How to get there
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La Rochelle 45 minutes
Poitiers 1 hour
Bordeaux 1 ½ hours
Ryanair, Flybe, BA, Airfrance, and Bmibaby, all fly to these airports.
St. Malo 4 ½ hours
Le Havre 5 hours
Caen 5 ½ hours
Cherbourg 6 hours
Calais 7 hours
Activities near St Jean d'Angely
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
03 May 2013
The quality of the gites is outstanding, the garden is large (and walled, so very safe for small children) and the pool is fantastic. A lot of thought has gone into making the gites feel welcoming... more
09 Dec 2012
Our three-generation stays at this exceptional gite are the high spots of the holiday year for us.
It's a great place for children - our little ones have become quite big ones since our first... more
01 Oct 2012
Would definately recommend this to anyone travelling with young children
Accommodation was of a very good standard with lost of nice touches like toys and books for children
The grounds were a haven for toddlers providing enclosed space for ball games and a sandpit that kept them amused for hours
Location meant we often had a drive to get to the host of different attactions in the region but it was never more than an hour and out of all the options my boys enjoyed the nature reserve only 20 minutes away best of all
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 7|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|1 Sep 12||29 Sep 12||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Sep 12||3 Nov 12||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|3 Nov 12||2 Mar 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Night|
|2 Mar 13||27 Apr 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|27 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 895||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||£ 1195||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1495||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
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