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Maison Du Puits

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Ideal Family property where the main family can stay in the main house and very comfortable, meanwhile teenagers or grandparents who have their own idea of what time to go to bed or wake up can reside in the charming little cottage at the back.

There are lots of zones in the garden where you can enjoy privacy as well as all be together. A loveley private swimming pool enclosed in its own walled garden to the rear of the cottage.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Chatalian Plage 42 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: La Rochelle 55 km, Nearest railway: Villeneuve La Comtesse 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV, Video player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details outdoors

Neither house faces onto the other. The main house has a south facing garden with table and chairs, mature trees for shade and bbq. The guest cottage has a nice garden with bbq table and chairs with parasol, also south facing.

A walled garden houses the private pool with sunloungers and shaded areas, in full sun from 9 am to nightfall.

A shaded ruin acts as a boules pitch or an area to all eat together. A new wood fired pizza oven sits in the corner of the courtyard.

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

The Charente Maritime region is famed for its record sunshine hours and has a hot sunny summer climate second only to the Cote D Azur. With a cooling Atlantic breeze, a suntan is a gimmie but not at the expense of hot uncomfortale nights.

The cottage is situated in the sleepy village of Villeneuve La Comtesse, an ideal location for seeing all of the area's hot spots. The village itself is surrounded by sunflower fields. A two-minute walk brings you to all local amenities, which include a bakery, post office, hairdressers, mini market, bar-restaurant, chemist and railway station. The main house overlooks a park – with another park a short walk away that has children's activities. The area is also superbly suited to cyclists, with plenty of quiet roads in and around the village.

If the village doesn’t satisfy your local needs, there is also a choice of quality shops, markets, bars, restaurants and banks in Surgeres (10 mins), St Jean D’Angely (10 mins) and Loulay (5 mins).

St Jean D'Angely is an historical, vibrant town, with a twice weekly market, bars, restaurants and many other visitor attractions.

Cognac country with its rolling vineyards is only 20 minutes away. Boating on the Charente river is a must in Cognac and Jarnac with the world-famous Courvoisier and Hennessey distilleries on its banks.

The Marais Poitevin ( known as "Green Venice") is picture postcard perfect with its winding rivers and can be reached in just 15 minutes. From several landing stages in the various picturesque villages of this area it is possible to hire a boat (with or without guide) to explore the peaceful meandering waterways soaking up the wildlife and tranquillity and even to stop for a picnic.

Surgeres, famous for its butter, is on the outskirts of La Rochelle and has links with the TGV. A visit to the town's park reveals its chateau and the Romanesque church of Our Lady (Notre Dame).

Golfing is popular in the area with some of the finest courses in the region at Cognac (there’s also a 9-hole course at nearby Surgeres). Walking and cycling are a perfect way to unwind either in the nearby forests or just around the picturesque old villages.

If chateaux are your thing you will find a magnificent example 10 minutes away in the nearby village of Dampierre Sur Boutonne situated in the green valley of the river Boutonne. Its well-known renaissance chateau is built on an island in the river.

La Rochelle (1/2 an hour drive) is the jewel in the crown. Around the harbour restaurants galore entice the fish lover, whilst along the cobbled streets of the town the hundreds of boutiques and gift shops will have many a shopaholic melting the plastic! The spectacular Aquarium (complete with sharks!) is a wonderful experience and a good day out for everyone.

Connected to La Rochelle by a bridge over the sea is the beautiful Ile de Re (frequented by Parisians and celebrities) with its white washed villages. Further down the coast lies the Ile D'Oleron, famous for its oyster parks. This island is also reached by a bridge from the mainland near to the town of Marennes. The island features long sandy beaches to one side, whilst to the other is the wilder, more rocky and windswept stunning Cote Sauvage. With a good choice of restaurants, many of which specialize in freshly caught seafood, the island is well worth a visit.

Royan (40 mins) has vast sandy beaches and an excellent nightlife. La Palmyre Zoo at Royan has a lot to offer all the family. Further up the coast is Chatelaillon Plage, with its 3km of uninterrupted white sands where the locals enjoy windsurfing and parasailing.

Poitiers, to the north, boasts the theme park Futuroscope, which is a firm favourite with kids and adults alike. Also Zoodesee, a zoo of European Fauna set in the heart of the Chize forest, is well worth a visit.

The ancient town of Saintes is 45 minutes away and lies on the main ancient pilgrimage route to Spain. The river Charente runs through the town, which has a good variety of shops and restaurants along side beautiful historical architecture.

Only 1 and a half hour’s drive away via the easily accessible A10 is beautiful metropolitan Bordeaux. The countryside around Bordeaux is packed with vines and is home to such famous villages as St.Emillion whilst the city itself is alive with fantastic architecture, gardens, restaurants, specialist wine stores and boutiques.

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A comprehensive collection of information on local places of interest will be provided upon your arrival.

Surgeres

Central to many attractions including the coast, Cognac, the Marias Poitevin, Aulnay forest, the area is flat and ideal for cycling. Quant hamlets and villages are dotted round sunflower and maize fields, many with little markets and bars.

La Rochelle has a dusk till dawn appeal and is ideal for shopping, eating and boat trips. 2 islands are connected from La Rochelle and nearby Marennes. Local seafood speciaties include Moule Frites which are outstanding in front of the habour.

Surgeres holds regular markets and has a good array of restaurants and public parks.

Aulnay is 15 minutes away and offers French charm in the form of markets, churches, forests and much more..

The Marias Poitevin is Frances answer to the Norfolk Boads and can be reached within 20 minutes.

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Calendar last updated:14 Oct 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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