Brives-sur-Charente holiday house rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and walking

Excellent 4.5/5

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Gites de Brives - enjoy our large, inviting swimming pool!

House / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 22 Home 109943

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House / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 22

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 58 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Share the tranquillity and the wonderful climate of the Charente Maritime - relax in an idyllic setting in Poitou-Charentes. Our luxury family-friendly gites and chambres d'hôtes are located near Cognac in the heart of the 'Grande Champagne', the grape growing region that produces the world renowned Cognac brandy and the local aperitif, pineau.

Our spacious gites (for 2, 4-6 or 6-7 people) have been sympathetically restored and furnished to a high standard, blending contemporary with traditional features (with beautiful old oak beams and honey-coloured stone). All gites have a flat screen satellite TV, DVD, stereo, Ipod dock, microwave, cooker, washing machine, dishwasher and internet access together with a private patio and BBQ for dining alfresco. There is a mouth-watering choice of places to visit locally (the beautiful beaches of the Cote Sauvage, Royan, La Rochelle, Cognac, Pons, Saintes, Angouleme, Bordeaux, La Palmyre Zoo and sleepy villages) and a host of activities, including walking, cycling, fishing, canoeing, horse-riding, golf, tennis, swimming and surfing. You can enjoy a relaxing walk or cycle ride to the nearby villages for your breakfast croissants or bread.

We can always accommodate additional guests or visitors in the 4 attractive en-suite B&B rooms in our charentaise farmhouse. Our gites:

Le Marronnier (sleeps 4-6, 2 bedrooms) - a bungalow / gite

Le Studio (sleeps 2, 1 bedroom) - a first floor apartment

La Grange (sleeps 6-8, 3 bedrooms) - a two storey gite *

Le Figuier (sleeps 4-6, 2 bedrooms) - a two storey gite *

* new for 2010!

Our family-friendly gites are suitable for year round letting as they benefis from central heating. They all also benefit from high speed internet access. The resident owners - Phil & Glyn Silvester - are on hand to offer whatever advice and help you may need to make your holiday really special.

Size Sleeps up to 22, 8 bedrooms
Rooms 8 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms and 6 En suites
Nearest beach Royan 58 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Angouleme 55 km, Nearest railway: Cognac 11 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (8), Single beds (9), Cots (5), Dining seats for 30, Lounge seats for 30
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details outdoors

Guests have six acres of well-maintained and landscaped grounds to enjoy. Our on site amenities include: safe children's play area, well-equipped gym, boule-court, table-tennis, badminton, football and a superb swimming pool with extensive sun deck.

Further details

We provide Egyptian cotton bedlinen and towels (not beach or swimming pool towels). Gites are cleaned weekly. Cots and high chairs are available at no cost. Luxury, family-friendly gites. We have a selection of bicycles available for hire.

The Poitou-Charentes region

The Charente Maritime enjoys fantastic weather! The Charente Maritime is the second sunniest region of France, after the Mediterranean; we enjoy a quite superb micro-climate. We also have short but cold winters - so we have the best of both worlds!

Dining alfresco and enjoying the long warm evenings while you are on holiday is the stuff memories are made of...


The surrounding area has a great deal to offer from the buzzing town of Cognac (lots of cafes and boutique shops, not forgetting the world-famous distillery tours - Hennessy, Otard, Remy-Martin, Martell and Camus!), to the beautiful ancient towns of Pons and Saintes. Weekly local markets are held in Cognac, Pons and Saintes. There are a multitude of local restaurants and bars all within an easy drive. Some are (luckily!) only about 15 minutes by bike.

The beautiful beaches of St George-de-Didonne and St Palais-sur-Mer are a 30 minute drive way and La Palmyre Zoo (one of the biggest zoos in Europe with over 1600 animals to delight all the family) is about an hour's drive.

Other 'bits':

Post Office: Brives sur Charente.

Local shops: Salignac, Perignac, Dompierre and Rouffiac.

Supermarkets: Cognac, Pons or Saintes.

Cash point: Chaniers and at all local supermarkets.

Banks: Cognac and Pons.

Golf: Cognac, Saintes & Angouleme.

Tennis: Rouffiac or Ars.

Swimming (indoor and outdoor): Cognac and Saintes, Charente, coast.

Fishing: Charente.

Canoeing: Charente, Seugne (Pons), coast.

Aquatic Centre (pools, gym, sauna, massage): Jonzac.

Doctor, Dentist & Hospital: Cognac.

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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 for it.. A lovely pool area and friendly hosts brilliant for letting us know what was on in the local area and directions etc. They don't offer the evening meal during high season which was quite understandable but a bit of a shame.

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!

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 tennis table and other facilities were great and although the setting was quiet it was near enough to Cognac and other places worth visiting. We stayed in the B and B for the last night - couldn't fault it! Phil and Glyn are available to offer advice and jump lead (!) when necessary and work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure everyone has a good holiday. Having visited several areas and properties over the years this us the only one we would really like to return to.

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      • 5 Years listed

      95% Response rate

      Calendar last updated:12 Nov 2015

      Based in France

      Languages spoken
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      • French

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