La Marquise - Les Quatre Puits – Home 598457 Gite
- 4 bedrooms
- 10 sleeps
- min stay varies
La Marquise - Les Quatre Puits – Home 598457
- 4 bedrooms
- 10 sleeps
- min stay varies
Gite / 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 10
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 5 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car essential
- Ask about pets
- Private garden
Description from owner
La Marquise is one of three gites at Les Quatre Puits, a beautiful 73 acre Charantais country estate. It's a great place for families, situated in the Bordeaux wine region and there are plenty of places to visit and things to do on-site and nearby. Le Logis des Quatre Puits is a B & B and many gite guests extend their stay at the beginning or end of their holiday. La Marquise has everything you needed for a superb holiday in rural France. There is a big fully equipped kitchen; a large comfortable living room with satellite TV with English channels and a DVD player. From the living room, there are double patio doors opening onto private garden with access to the swimming pool (shared with the other two gites and the B & B), with sun loungers and parasols. On the ground floor is a double bedroom and bathroom (with bath, separate shower and toilet). On the first floor there are two twin bedrooms, a double bedroom and a bathroom (with bath and toilet). On site we have plenty
La Marquise is one of three gites at Les Quatre Puits, a beautiful 73 acre Charantais country estate. It's a great place for families, situated in the Bordeaux wine region and there are plenty of places to visit and things to do on-site and nearby. Le Logis des Quatre Puits is a B & B and many gite guests extend their stay at the beginning or end of their holiday. La Marquise has everything you needed for a superb holiday in rural France. There is a big fully equipped kitchen; a large comfortable living room with satellite TV with English channels and a DVD player. From the living room, there are double patio doors opening onto private garden with access to the swimming pool (shared with the other two gites and the B & B), with sun loungers and parasols. On the ground floor is a double bedroom and bathroom (with bath, separate shower and toilet). On the first floor there are two twin bedrooms, a double bedroom and a bathroom (with bath and toilet). On site we have plenty of games, a table tennis table, a pool table and a sports field. Guests are welcome to roam the grounds. The estate is fenced and gated and we have secure parking with cctv. Although we are just over an hour from the seaside, only five minutes drive away is a stunning lake with a sandy beach, boating and a bar / restaurant. Nearby there is horse riding, kayaking, karting, jet-skiing, and of course, wine-tasting. We welcome our guests with a drinks reception when we let you know everything on offer on-site or nearby. Each week of the summer season we host a meal for everyone on site, including our fortnightly crepe nights, which are very popular. We also offer vegetarian meals (24 hours notice required).
Location description from owner
The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Charente Maritime is one of the sunniest areas of France, making it ideal for a relaxing or activity-filled holiday. The Bordeaux region is the largest and oldest wine producing region in the world, covering 113,000 hectares of vineyards. We are happy to arrange tastings and visits to local chateaux.
Bordeaux is the capital city of Aquitaine and is also an UNESCO world heritage site, primarily because of its stunning architecture and boulevards. As a major city in France it offers all that you would expect - and more. In a delightful setting on the banks of the Garonne, it boasts the longest pedestrian shopping street in Europe, la Rue Sainte Catherine, and is home to many museums, significant buildings and the Opera National de Bordeaux. It is the historic centre of a huge wine making industry producing not only many of Europe's fine table wines but some of the most expensive wines in the world such as Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Margaux and Château Latour, the names of which will be familiar to wine lovers. The whole area around Bordeaux is dedicated to producing wines and not surprisingly the city offers many wine tasting tours, courses and combined gastronomy / oenology courses.
The name of St. Emilion is familiar to most of us for its brilliant crimson wines and some of the most valuable vineyards in the world, surrounding the medieval UNESCO World Heritage town. Guided tours of the wine cellars and vineyards can be booked through the Tourist Information Office. Meanwhile, the town is like an open-air museum. It has narrow winding cobbled streets, with cafés and restaurants galore. Its history has literally been dug into the ground; we recommend a visit to the catacombs and the monolithic church.
The beautiful village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, widely acknowledged as one of the prettiest villages in France, is steeped in history. It is famous for having the largest monolithic church in the whole of Europe, carved and built into the rock by early Christians. Explore the village square and the quiet streets and alleys that offer antique and craft shops, bars and restaurants. There is a little market in the village square on Sundays. The river Dronne is ideal for kayaking.
The Gironde is the huge estuary on the south west coast that has been of strategic importance throughout history. Lining its banks are several ports and villages with beaches and plenty of places to visit. There are some excellent boat trips either from Port Vitrezay, Meschers or St Fort sur Gironde across the estuary to the Médoc, up to Royan or the Lighthouse at Cordouan.
Talmont sur Gironde - A stunning walled vehicle-free village - situated on a peninsula jutting out onto the estuary and full of narrow pavements with boutiques, museums and cafes.
The Gironde coast is about an hour away by car. Meschers sur Gironde is famous for its beaches and troglodyte caves. The tunnels and caves carved from the cliffs are open to the public and well worth a visit to learn about the ecology, battles and smuggling relating to the Gironde.
e Logis des Quatre Puits is situated in a rural location but is not far from shops, restaurants and bars, sport and leisure facilities, places of historical interest, and the beautiful Charente Maritime coast (an hour away).
Montguyon (6km away) offers restaurants, bars, supermarkets, shops, bakers, butchers and banks. It hosts a small market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Five minutes away by car, or 30 minutes walk from Le Logis des Quatre Puits, on the outskirts of Montguyon, there is a recreational lake with sandy beaches called Beau-Vallon. Ideal for children and families, it has free parking, swimming and boating, a paddling area, childrens' playground, and a café / bar.
This is the nearest medium sized market town is Chalais, 15 minutes drive away, with the usual shops and facilities and an all year Monday morning market. The Château de Talleyrand has an excellent restaurant within it, and there are lots of other restaurants and cafés, including Le Perroquet Vert, a café and gallery with books in English for sale. Nearby there is the Paradou water park, with a boating lake and café / bar.
n the area there are numerous local markets selling fresh local produce and brocantes (flea markets); there is a market somewhere in the locality on most days of the week, the biggest being in Chalais (Mondays), Montendre (Thursdays) and Riberac (Fridays).
The nearest hamlet is Martron, a short distance from which is the Circuit de Haute Saintonge - the racetrack for motorbikes, Formula 3 and karting.
There are some lovely walks both on Le Logis des Quatre Puits estate and nearby. There are several places offering canoe and kayak hire including Parcoul - about 15 minutes away. We have several bicycles (adults and kids) available to borrow, and you are welcome to borrow our local maps.
There are several horse and pony riding centres nearby offering lessons and treks. We particularly recommend la Ferme Equestre du Taillan which caters for all ages and abilities.
The area produces grapes for both Bordeaux wines and cognac. Charente is famous for an aperitif called Pineau, a delightful combination of young cognac and grape juice, that is made in many of the local farms where you can have a tasting. Le Chateau de la Magdeleine nearby is especially worth a visit. The charming owners will be happy to offer you a tasting and a visit to their museum of hundreds of prams. They produce excellent wines, cognac, pineau and a lovely sparkling grape juice.
- Great for children of all ages
- Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
- 2 Cots available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
Bedroom 3: Double Bed
Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
- 2 Family bathrooms
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Private garden
- Swing set
- Solarium or roof terrace
- Balcony or terrace
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Staffed property
- Table tennis
- Pool or snooker table
- Games room
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- Please contact the owner
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- Calendar updated::
- 25 Jan 2017
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
This Gite has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 17 Sep 2013. Located in Charente-Maritime, it has 2 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £386 to £1039.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Jan 2017.
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