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L'Olivier - 2 bedroom gite - shared pool Gite

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

L'Olivier - 2 bedroom gite - shared pool

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 12 reviews

  • Gite
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

A beautifully renovated detached barn, offering a spacious single storey 2 bedroom gite with open plan living space. Also with own private garden and barbecue.Situated in the large wooded grounds of la Bergerie, on the edge of the small village of Crazannes. It is only 15 minutes drive to the market town of Saintes, so shops and restaurants are within easy reach. All within the beautiful Charente Maritime region of South West France.This gite is located all on one level so it's ideal for young children. The private garden is located to the side of the gite and has seating for 4 so great for all that out-door living.There is a double room and a twin room and space for a cot if required.There is parking in-front of the the gite.The nearest town is Saintes which as well as offering many places to visit with its Roman Heritage, has all your shopping needs.This attractive, comfortable and very well equipped gite is ideal for family holidays with everything you would need for a young

A beautifully renovated detached barn, offering a spacious single storey 2 bedroom gite with open plan living space. Also with own private garden and barbecue.Situated in the large wooded grounds of la Bergerie, on the edge of the small village of Crazannes. It is only 15 minutes drive to the market town of Saintes, so shops and restaurants are within easy reach. All within the beautiful Charente Maritime region of South West France.This gite is located all on one level so it's ideal for young children. The private garden is located to the side of the gite and has seating for 4 so great for all that out-door living.There is a double room and a twin room and space for a cot if required.There is parking in-front of the the gite.The nearest town is Saintes which as well as offering many places to visit with its Roman Heritage, has all your shopping needs.This attractive, comfortable and very well equipped gite is ideal for family holidays with everything you would need for a young family. Or this peaceful setting is ideal for a quiet get away. Spend the day by the pool or relaxing in the garden. Or visit one of the many beaches most of which are just a 35 minute drive.Also perfectly located for those who wish to explore the area or to just relax and enjoy the weather! With beautiful sunny days throughout the year this makes it a perfect location for walking and cycling and enjoying the surrounding countryside and for visiting the many beautiful towns and villages.

Location description from owner

The Poitou-Charentes region

The nearest town is Saintes which as well as offering many places to visit with its Roman Heritage, has all your shopping needs.These attractive, comfortable and very well equipped gites are ideal for family holidays with everything you would need for a young family. Or this peaceful setting is ideal for a quiet get away. Spend the day by the pool or relaxing in the garden. Or visit one of the many beaches most of which are just a 35 minute drive.Also perfectly located for those who wish to explore the area or to just relax and enjoy the weather! With beautiful sunny days throughout the year this makes it a perfect location for walking and cycling and enjoying the surrounding countryside and for visiting the many beautiful towns and villages.With just a 40 minute drive north west to the Atlantic coast you will find the sunny beaches of Fouras and Chatelaillon Plage. And to the south west, still just 40 minutes, there are the beautiful beaches of Saint-Georges-de-Didonne and St Palais-sur-Mer. With many more but unfortunately we haven't visited them all! With Cognac a 35 minute drive, tours around one of the famous Martell, Hennessy or Remy Martin distilleries are a must. Just 50 minutes from the beautiful coastal town of La Rochelle, a must for any shopper! La Rochelle has a wonderful ambience with many restaurants bursting on to the pavements. Seafood is of course the speciality. Just 60 minutes to the stunning Ile de Re. With wonderful shops to browse round at Ile de Martin and an amazing choice of pavement cafes and restaurants, all looking on to the harbour. Ile de Re has many beautiful beaches and more wonderful quaint villages to wonder around.

Crazannes

Originally a barn this beautifully converted, detached gite, has it's own private garden area, sitting amongst trees on the edge of the charming village of Crazannes, just a 5 minute walk from the River Charente.Just a 10 minute walk is the Chateau de Crazannes, built during the 14th and 15th centuries, the listed Château de Crazannes has been entirely restored and furbished.It is known as the "Castle of Puss in Boots" because it was owned by the real Marquis of Carabas during the 17th century !!There is also the the Quarry of Crazannes ( les carrieres de Crazannes) which was a working quarry until the 1950's, it's beautiful white stone exported all over the world - rumor has it that it was used for the base of the Statue of Liberty in New York! An hour's tour will transport you back to the times when all was quarried by hand as you wander this amazing quarry.Also a pleasant walk is the Chateau de Ponloy at Port d'Envaux this was rebuilt in 1770 on the foundations of a former Renaissance-style castle, Panloy offers an example of the architecture of Louis XV.At Port d'Envaux you can find a small market every Thursday morning, there is also a wonderful bakery and a couple of restaurants. If you are feeling energetic here you can hire canoes and pedalos in the summer.

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Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Beds, 2 Cots available
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Catherine P
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
26 Aug 2016

Languages spoken: English, French


This Gite has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 13 Feb 2013. Located in Charente-Maritime, it has 12 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £260 to £825.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 26 Aug 2016.

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“Charming gite in a magical setting”

Reviewed 12 Oct 2015

On arrival received a warm welcome from our hosts, the gite was immaculately prepared, , with every accessory you would need. The property is located in an picturesque unspoilt village and situated in well maintained mature gardens, with access to a lovely pool and seating areas . Secure parking is provided on site. The uncongested roads provided easy access to La Rochelle and Angouleme. Will be back.

“Superb”

Reviewed 16 Jun 2015

My wife and I have spent a wonderful two weeks in a quiet part of France.....no more than about 45 minute from city life just incase.......there was no real need.....everything about the accommodation was excellent. plenty of space, wonderful pool, patios, bbq......indoor and outdoor were both excellent, well maintained and plenty of room for bigger groups. We had days out to see the sights.....Cognac, La Rochelle, Ile de Re, Ile D'Oleron, Royan, Saintes to name but a few........or days by the pool........or both as the sun was out until late (9:30ish.....beginning of June). Relaxing on the patio with a little of the local Pineau....a couple of steaks or fish on the BBQ...... The 'super-market' 5 minutes away had everything so shopping was easy...... this place is a must for those who wish to completely turn off and relax for a week or so....

“Great Holiday”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2014

We had a great family holiday staying at l'olivier. Catherine and Terry were very helpful and were on hand for all enquiries. The gite is very comfortable and the pool is a real bonus. We visited some great beaches, interesting towns and good restaurants whilst staying there.

“What a great place”

Reviewed 30 Jun 2014

A fantastic Gite in lovely grounds. Swimming pool was great and of immaculate quality. Loved the added extras such as the fenced off pool area, and the swings which was ideal for our son. There is a bigger Gite in the same grounds, but you really do feel it is nice and private. Would be a perfect destination for a larger group of friends or family . Really nice touch from the owners providing our son with a box of toys to keep him entertained. Without doubt would stay here again.

“Welcoming and comfortable base for exploring the Charente”

Reviewed 8 Aug 2013

A lovely place to stay with beautifully kept grounds and pool surrounded by fields of crops and sunflowers and the Charente River. The hosts Catherine and Terry were very welcoming and thoughtfully left bread, butter, milk and wine for our arrival. There is a small local campsite nearby where you can order croissants for breakfast and there is a supermarket a couple of minutes drive away. Our teenagers loved the wi-fi that allowed them to keep up with their friends but the peaceful village was a wonderful place to get away from it all for us. We used the gite to explore an area of France we hadn't visited before and it didn't disappoint.

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