La Baie is the smaller gite at La Charriere and is set in the quiet french countryside of the Deux Sevres region. The property was once a farm and we now live on site and run 2 gites here. It's a great holiday getaway whether you are looking for a fun filled family holiday, a quiet romantic retreat or a fantastic France holiday with friends.
La Baie offers comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to 8 guests in 4 bedrooms, has 2 bathrooms and a private garden. In summer guests have shared use of the heated outdoor pool and there is year round use of bikes and onsite activities including table tennis, snooker, badminton/volleyball and more! The setting makes it perfects for walks, horse riding and bikes rides; wine tasting and chateaux visits are all plentiful and we are happy to recommend great restaurants nearby for eating out.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nantes / Poitiers / Angers 100 km, Nearest railway: Saumur 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (3), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
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Guests staying at La Baie can enjoy glorious sunshine at the front of the house in the morning and in the evening can watch the sunset over the fields from the rear of the property. There is a bbq for your use and parking space on site. All guests have shared use of all the onsite facilities including large heated outdoor swimming pool (May - September), bicycles, badminton/basket ball court, table tennis and pool.
Ideal for a scenic cycling holiday, the local area is quiet contryside dotted with villages and towns. Places to visit in the aras include:
Montreil-Bellay: Charming town 1/2 hrs drive away set by the river. Excellent chateau to visit offering tours in English, picnic by the river and view the ancient Medieval town wall. It is a great place to visit.
Rochmenier: 1/2 hrs drive to visit the old Trogolodyte village which is well worth a visit. The cave homes are preserved as a museum - fascinating for all ages. On the way back, visit the Zoo at Doue La Fountaine
Villandry: Beautiful chateau with breath-taking gardens that are famous throughout the world.
Fontevraud: Amazing architecture to be found at the Abbey at Fontevraud, famed for being the burial place of Richard Coeur de Lion ( the Lion Heart himself) and full of French and English History. Nearby Puy de Fou boasts famous medieval style son et lumiere shows which will delight any audience.
Futuroscope: Well worth just over an hours drive to Poitiers, Futuroscope is the thinking man/woman/childs answer to Dinseyland. Lots to see and try and discover.
Saumur, Angers, Chinon: These famous French chateaux towns all all within a 75 minute drive and each is brimming with history and a variety things to see and do; museums, mushroom farms and art gallerys to name but a few!
Guests can cycle to one of the nearby villages for fresh baguette and croissants every morning, or in the evenings to a bar or local restaurant.
Argenton-Chateau is the nearest town (5 mins drive) and has all basic neccessities (small selection of shops) along with a large open air swimming pool and a lake where you can go out on a pedalo. The meandering streets of the town make for a very pleasant afternoon stroll and at dusk there are often otters to be seen around the 'Lac'.
Bressuire is a 15 minute drive and offers a more than adequate selection of supermarkets, restaurants, a town centre market every Tuesday and some wonderful patisseries! There is an old chateau here too, and a bizarre but fantastic antiques and oddities store.
Local vineyards offer wine tasting all year round - we are happy to recommend the best places for a 'degustation'. Try one or two different wines and buy bottles direct from the producer.