Le Marronnier has been sympathetically restored from an old charentaise stable block and furnished to a high standard, blending contemporary with traditional features. The spacious, detached gite (90M2) is well-equipped and benefits from having a large (50M2) patio. The …see more
3 Aug 2014
Just returned from a brilliant holiday to Gites De Brives. The owners Philip an Glynn where the perfect hosts, giving us top tips about the area and good places to visit but at the same time they wer… More
21 Jul 2013
"Ultimate peace in very comfortable suroundings!"
Le Marronier is a very spacious 2 bedroomed gite. The owners were very friendly and helpful attending to all our needs.I would certainly recommend Gites de Brive to anyone.
Lovely holiday!… More
21 Sep 2012
"Lovely Gite in a peaceful rural location"
The owners, Phil and Glyn, were extremely welcoming and friendly without being intrusive. This is an ideal location for a relaxing 'get away from it all' holiday. Miles and miles of quiet roads in t… More
La Grange (next to Le Figuier) is a beautiful two storey gite converted from a nineteenth century traditional charentaise barn. The gite has its own private patio and BARBQ area for dining alfresco! It also has an additional and en-suite bedroom downstairs. We can alw …see more
22 Dec 2013
"Excellent accommodation and facilities, great for children!!!!!!!"
The hosts of La Grange made us feel very welcome. They were extremely accommodating and did everything possible to ensure we truly enjoyed our stay. The gite is very spacious and offers everything you… More
4 Aug 2013
We couldn't have picked a better place for our first foray into self catering in France. La Grange was perfect for us and our two children (10 & 15). We were warmly welcomed by the owners, Phil & Gl… More
5 Sep 2012
"SPLENDID ACCOMMODATION IN IDYLLIC SURROUNDINGS"
We rented the 2 adjacent gites (La Grange and Le Figuier) for our 2 families. Both gites were extremely clean and well specified. Lovely pool which was a lifesaver on the hot days. The whole site is … More
Le Figuier is a beautiful two storey gite converted from a nineteenth century traditional charentaise barn. The gite has a large, pivate patio and BARBQ area for dining alfresco! It is adjacent to and a 'mirror-image' of La Grange - without a ground floor bedroom. We …see more
26 Aug 2014
High quality property run by onsite English owners. Always available for advice but not intrusive. Well maintained pool and garden. Good wifi.… More
15 Oct 2013
"Fantastic Family Holiday"
Stunning rural location. Got a taste of real France. Very well equipped and tastefully decorated gite. Relaxing holiday, with plenty to do around and about if you wanted to. This was a great family … More
29 Aug 2013
"Perfection In Paradise"
Had a wonderful two weeks in this lovely Gite. Phil & Glyn were very friendly and couldn't do enough to help us. They were a big help with a translation as I needed to explain a problem with my car to… More
Le Studio has been sympathetically restored and furnished to a high standard, blending contemporary with traditional features. Le Studio is a comfortable, light and airy first-floor apartment (25M2) in a recently converted charentaise barn. Le Studio has fast WiFi. Le …see more
24 Aug 2014
"Lovely Studio in the heart of Cognac"
Thanks to Phil & Glyn for a wonderful week in the lovely well kept, well provisioned Le Studio. Peaceful surroundings with a gorgeous pool for cooling off in the afternoon sun !
15-20 minutes to Cogn… More
25 Aug 2013
I stayed at Brives for 4 weeks. The accommodation was as advertised or better. The owners were always available, without in any sense being in the way. They look after the site carefully every day and… More
20 Aug 2013
Excellent welcome by host owners to superb accommodation. Very comfortable bed and everything we could possibly need for our short stay… More
We live surrounded by vineyards and sunflowers in the pretty village of Brives, bordering the majestic Charente. Our gites are 10 mins from Cognac, sharing exclusive use of a large swimming pool, children's play area, boule court, table-tennis and gym. Relax and enjoy! …see more
5 Jun 2015
"Fantastic venue for whole family Including teenagers."
Just returned from a fantastic week . As a family of 17 we had exclusive use of all the gites and the pool. We also had one family member in the b& b. Phil and Glyn are great hosts on hand to point yo… More
21 Aug 2014
"Fabulous - would go back again!"
As a family who do not enjoy busy holiday destinations, enjoy our own space but still have a couple of families to engage with this is perfect. Gite was clean, spacious and private enough, pool, table… More
21 Aug 2014
"Quiet and relaxing"
Great for youngish kids ours are (7 and 9). Our kids were a bit disappointed that the pool didn't open until 10.30am but it was fine, the table tennis, play area and almost daily bakery van made up fo… More
Thank you for your thoughtful comments. We are sorry that your children were a little disappointed that the pool opened at 10.30am, after the robot's daily cleaning cycle. The pool's opening times are clearly communicated to all guests several months before their stay commences. As your children were rarely out of the pool each day, we can only assume that they loved it!
My wife and me stayed only 2 nights as b&b clients, but were given the run of the whole gite during our stay. Fabulous location, facilities and warm and welcoming hosts. Just sorry we didn't book for… More
Nearest beach 40 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Renovated farmhouse. Swimming pool. Ideal for 2 or more families with children. Enclosed safe garden. Sleeps 12 people. Secure parking. Games room (incl table tennis/ pooltable). Free WiFi, TV. In the surroundings: golf, fresh foodmarkets, tennis,hiking,canoeing. …see more
Distance approx 4.1 miles from Brives-sur-Charente Show on Map
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Set in the grounds of owners' home, this cottage was originally part of the outbuildings and has been restored to create a simple, comfortable holiday property. The River Charente meanders past approx 300m from the property - fishing permits can be bought locally. Su... …see more
Distance approx 4.28 miles from Brives-sur-Charente Show on Map
Nearest beach 46 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Chez Keordie is situated in the small hamlet of Rouchave, in the village of Echebrune. The property will appeal to those seeking a rural, quiet,relaxing holiday with easy access to local historical towns, vineyards, beaches,restaurants, bars and tourist attractions.
Distance approx 5.24 miles from Brives-sur-Charente Show on Map
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
These two lovely, semi-detached holiday properties date back to the 18th-century and have been carefully renovated to retain many original features.
Additional amenities include: shower room, café / bar nearby, bed linen & towels included, fuel and power included, s.. …see more
Distance approx 5.34 miles from Brives-sur-Charente Show on Map
"Excellente place pour se reposer.... Calme et agreable"
Le gite est idealement situé dans la campagne charentaise. La maison est superbe...grande... Chaleureuse.et surout tres propre.. Les proprios sont tres sympa et accueillants. L endroit est calme. Nou… More
Merci d'avoir pris le temps de nous laisser votre appréciation sur notre gîte. Nous avons été ravis de vous recevoir et nous espérons vous revoir quand vous éprouverez le besoin de vous ressourcer dans notre région.
We really enjoyed our stay here. We have stayed in many self catering places across France and this is one of the best!
spacious, clean, everything you need at hand, easy wi-fi, good bed, large garde… More
4 Jun 2014
This is the first place I have ever stayed that there was not one thing wrong. All the bedrooms were beautiful. The bathroom and shower room were immaculate. The gardens were perfection the most am… More
3 Dec 2012
I stayed at this wonderful Gite, whilst on Business in the area. Lesley and Derrick were wonderful and charming hosts. They laid on a substantial welcome pack to cover my initial needs, and provided… More
Beautifully presented gites. We chose the smaller of the 2 gites (2 bedrooms) The gite was spotlessly clean and extremely well kitted out. Everything from a cork screw to satellite TV, plus fresh egg… More
Thank you for your review and so pleased that our 2 bedroom gite, Le Chai provided the relaxing holiday you needed as well as those eggs and fresh bread for breakfast!
13 Aug 2013
"Excellent family accommodation and beautiful outdoor space, in a convenient location for exploring the area."
We traveled with our two young children (3 and 6) and found the gite to be perfect for our needs. With a good-sized master bedroom and a lovely twin bedroom for the kids, we all had the space we neede… More
3 Aug 2013
"A haven of peace and tranquility"
My husband and I travelled with our 16 year old son (who had just finished his GCSEs) and our 2 year old German Shepherd. The three humans were all in need of a complete wind down and Les Tilleuls pr… More
Suitable for families and friends, the gites combine to make the ideal holiday location, set within 2 acres of garden and its own private pool, surrounded by vines and sunflowers yet close to the bars and restaurants of the nearby mediaeval town of Pons. …see more
17 Jul 2013
"Excellent Gite in abeautiful and extraordinary surrounding"
As my dad used to live in Cognac/Segonzac, we just love the Charente region. We found this property online, found the website very appealing and informative with lots of pictures (owners have nothing … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Characterful and spacious renovated farmhouse with pool, set in relaxing surroundings amidst vineyards yet close to amenities and only minutes from the nearest town. Sandy beach 45 mins away and a wealth of attractions within easy travelling distance. Taste the Cognac o …see more
7 Aug 2015
"Fabulous house classically french with everything necessary for a great stay"
We had a lovely stay at Clos Fleuri which was exceptionally well equipped and well managed, would be hard to find a fault. We loved the typically french building which was very spacious and in a very… More
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Rates for for longer term rentals in excess of 21 nights are negotiable based upon your requirements. …see more
12 Aug 2015
"Friendly, welcoming, helpful"
We stayed for a week in the two bedroomed apartment which forms part of the property. It was very comfortable and well appointed. Les Balcons itself is an extremely attractive building literally on th… More
Many thanks for the very positive review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 60 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Relax and dine alfresco in the pretty courtyard. Secure parking in the attached garage. …see more
12 Oct 2015
"Lovely Town House in Quaint Neighborhood of Cognac"
My wife and I spent one week in this property during our first visit to Cognac. It was exactly as advertised. It is a spacious and very nicely restored stone house, with tasteful furnishings and decor… More
Dear Bo- thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you had a great stay. Know California is a long way away from France but if you ever visit Cognac again, we would love to welcome you. Many thanks, Neill & Julie Walker
7 Sep 2015
"Very enjoyable stay, everything was as stated on site"
The holiday home was excellent, well kitted out with all the necessary things, tea, coffee, it was exactly as described on the website, Central location once you get your bearings. One criticism woul… More
Dear Guests- thank you for taking time to review the property and the lovely comments. We welcome the feedback.
2 Mar 2015
"Enjoyed this property had to revisit!"
Having stayed at this lovely town house in the summer and thoroughly enjoyed it I have just returned from 2nd visit. This time the weather was not so good but the house was just as comfortable. It is … More
Thank you for your lovely review. It is always so nice when guests are pleased after a repeat visit. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Kindest regards, N & J Walker
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Close to coast peaceful. British owners on site to help with all your needs. …see more
22 Aug 2013
"would recommend staying here again"
we had the pleasure of staying here and meeting the hosts, we where made to feel at home and the owners went out of their way to accommadate us, the property is set in a lovely location, the rooms whe… More
7 Aug 2013
"dingy basement flat, (converted garage) not a gite. rude hosts"
Our expectations were based on the pictures, descriptions and prices advertised on the internet. We were not given the "gite" that is advertised and which opens onto the garden. Instead it opened onto… More
We are very surprised by the above. Clients did not complain during their 2 night stay (which was a booking for 4 /5 nights and could have been charged as such). 60 euros (not £'s) per night was the high season charge agreed with the clients by phone when booking. The apartment is open plan and has a window and french doors plus window in the bathroom.The view is of trees lawns and shrubs and the water tanks ?? I can only assume is the small water butt for collecting rain water.
We live here in France because we love it and the people I have never been rude to anyone in fact we bend over backwards to help all we can.
Our property has been inspected and complies with all health and safety guidelines.
Une très belle semaine en famille dans ce gîte tout confort. De grands volumes intérieurs, un mobilier design et une literie de qualité. Le gîte se trouve dans un grand parc avec piscine. Le lieu… More
12 Jul 2014
Très beau chai restauré avec de très grands volumes, agréable été grâce au parc et à la piscine comme hiver grâce à la cheminée. Accueil très chaleureux. Et belle région à découvrir.… More
6 Jul 2014
"Lieu et accueil très agréables"
Nous avons été séduits par cet endroit magique dans lequel nous avons passé un excellent week end : le gîte est très bien équipé et parfaitement adapté pour un week end en famille ou entre am… More
"A comfortable and well equipped place in a lovely setting"
The Old Bakery was clean and comfortable, providing us with all we needed for an enjoyable stay. It is a good base for exploring local areas such as Cognac and Saintes and not far from the beautiful c… More
Thank you for the great review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back any time!
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 55 km; Great for children of all ages ;
traditional Charentaise house with large garden
5 minutes walk to shops
15 minutes drive to Cognac
45 minutes drive to seaside
1 hour from La Rochelle airport
fridge/freezer …see more
4 Feb 2015
We had a lovely time in Karl & Imtaz's beautiful country hideaway. The house was lovely and warm, well equipped and oozed charm. We enjoyed the real fire every evening and the lovely local walks and v… More
Thank you so much for the review. Come and visit again soon!
17 Nov 2014
"A beautiful, spacious house, perfect for"
We really enjoyed our stay at the Old Bakery. The house is a beautiful mix of traditional and modern, with all the comforts of home. Although we stayed over four very rainy days the house was warm and… More
Many thanks for your review - welcome back any time !
"Elegant surroundings and stylish, quality accomodation"
This is a beautiful and spacious villa, in a wonderful parkland setting. Very friendly and helpful - Christophe and Corinthe are the ideal hosts. They respected our privacy and were always availabl… More
17 Jul 2014
"Superb Quality, relaxed atmosphere with perfect hosts Christopher and Corinthe"
Wonderful property that has been fitted out to a very standard by present owner operators. Perfect place to relax and chill out from the day to day stresses of life. Near to Cognac and Saintes so… More
Eight members of our family had a lovely holiday in this beautiful, spacious house. It is exactly as shown in the website description and photos. It is situated in an ideal location to explore this re… More
Thank you so much for your review ! If you want to come back in Charente Maritime, I would be very pleased to welcome you again and give you some tips to discover other lovely places not always mentioned in tourist guides.
With my kind regards,
A very elegant Gite with pool situated in a typical XIXth Century Charentaise House near Gemozac (Charente-Maritime) for maximum 4 guests.
Large salted heated swimming pool opened between the 1rst of May untill the 15th of October.
Private terrace, barbecue,garden
4 May 2012
"We can't wait to return to this beautiful, peaceful retreat later in the year"
After a very warm welcome, we relaxed in the beautiful peaceful terrace. We were very
impressed with the spacious comfortable bedroom, the beamed lounge and the modern well equipped kitchen (the we… More
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
This cosy semi-detached cottage for four is situated near the village of Villars-les-Bois, only the kitchen is on the ground floor and the other rooms are upstairs. The living area has pretty views over the garden and retains many of the original features such as sto... …see more
Distance approx 9.37 miles from Brives-sur-Charente Show on Map
"Waar alles mooi en in orde is...("Uitnodiging om te reizen", Baudelaire)"
Bijzonder verzorgd ingericht en vlekkeloos schoon. Héél sfeervol binnen en gezellig buiten. Mooie tuin. Rustig.Ruime kamer en prima badkamer met oog voor comfort en kwaliteits-linnen. Verzorgd en ge… More
14 Jan 2014
"Superbe endroit paisible , accueil très chaleureux je recommande vivement"
Un accueil très chaleureux, une maison à la décoration soignée, une chambre spacieuse, confortable et très calme ainsi que des petites attentions au quotidien aura fait de mon passage à Saintes … More
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
These three semi-detached holiday cottages have a beautiful setting and share a swimming pool (with removable cover) with the French owners. On site there are chickens and ducks for the children to watch. Nestled in southern Charente-Maritime, this is a very quiet co... …see more
Distance approx 9.61 miles from Brives-sur-Charente Show on Map