Le Marronnier has been sympathetically restored from an old charentaise stable block and furnished to a high standard, blending contemporary with traditional features (with beautiful, old oak beams and honey-coloured stone). The spacious, detached gite (90M2) is well-equipped and it benefits from having an extensive (50M2) private patio which is furnished with seating and a BARBQ for dining alfresco. With one master bedroom (king size bed) a twin bedroom and a king-size sofabed, the gite is ideal for families. The gite benefits from having mosquito blinds to all bedroom windows.The gite has a large, well-equipped kitchen and an extensive, light living area. The gite enjoys shared use of a large, floodlit swimming pool, safe children's play area, table tennis table, badminton court, boule court and gym. Le Marronnier enjoys fast and free WiFi throughout the gite and on its patio!
We are minutes away from a superb choice of local restaurants and some thirty minutes' drive from the superb beaches of the Cote Sauvage. 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.
Share the tranquility and the wonderful climate of the Charente Maritime - relax in an idyllic setting in Poitou-Charentes. Our luxury family-friendly gites and chambres d'hôte are nestled in the heart of the 'Petite Champagne', the grape growing region that produces the world renowned Cognac brandy and the local aperitif, pineau.
Le Marronnier is located in six acres of well-maintained, landscaped grounds on the outskirts of Brives sur Charente, just ten minutes' drive from Cognac. Quiet and peaceful, the gite has easy access to all amenities, including local markets for bargain hunting, and many excellent restaurants for eating out. We hope you will choose Gites de Brives to savour what France has to offer the discerning visitor with something for the whole family!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Nearest beach||Royan 58 km|
|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|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|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||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Secure parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The property is suitable for year round letting as it benefits from full double-glazing, insulation and central heating. High speed internet access (WiFi). We can supply highchair, cot and a pushchair (at no cost). A luxury, family friendly gite.
|Further details outdoors|
On site amenities: well-equipped gym, boule-court, safe children's play area, table-tennis, badminton and superb swimming pool. Bicycles for hire.
A full information pack is provided detailing nearby places of interest etc.
All properties are cleaned on a weekly basis with all linen and towels provided (see Booking Form). We do not supply beach/swimming pool towels.
There is one step in Le Marronnier - other than that the gite is all on one-level.
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.
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.
Canoeing: Charente, Seugne (Pons), coast.
Aquatic Centre (pools, gym, sauna, massage): Jonzac.
Doctor, Dentist & Hospital: Cognac.