£115 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Le Cerisier – Home 89629 Gite

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Gite / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Le Cognassier and Le Cerisier were originally 18th Century stone barns and we have converted them into beautiful self catering holiday accommodation.

Decorated and furnished to an exceptionally high standard, the gites are brimming with charm and character. With families in mind, we have blended modern comforts with our quirky vintage finds to create stylish and relaxed interiors which are totally family friendly.

Set within a blissfully tranquil, walled garden the holiday cottages offer a haven of peace and an opportunity to escape to the countryside and experience the simple pleasures of French life. Within striking distance of large towns and the stunning beaches of the Atlantic coast, they also provide the perfect base for exploring the beautiful, unspoilt region of the Charente - Maritime.

Our aim is for you to completely relax here so we have equipped each gite with everything you need to feel totally at home during your family holiday.

The gardens are safe and child friendly with a large lawned area for children and toddlers to roam freely and to play on the swings, slide or build châteaux in the sandpit. The swimming pool is heated and fenced for safety. We welcome children of all ages from babies to teenagers and have provided everything you need for the perfect French family holiday including a bottle of chilled champagne for the adults.

Further details

We have lived in France for 10 years and our children have grown up here enjoying the freedom of rural life. Over the years we have gathered lots of local knowledge and can recommend places to explore and restaurants from family friendly to gourmet dining.

We work continually to keep the gites and gardens ship shape but are always happy to stop and chat to our guests and get to know them. Our children are always on the lookout for new playmates too!

If you are considering buying a property in France we will gladly share our experiences (good and bad!) over a glass of wine.

Our passion for antique and vintage living has led us to create our online boutique Chateau Chic which sells original French furniture and accessories. Stock is available to purchase on site with a guest discount

Further details indoors

Rooms are spotless, generously proportioned, airy and light. We have a passion for all things French and have thoughtfully furnished each gite in an original style which combines the needs for family friendly holiday accommodation with a charming quirky touch.

The kitchens have hand painted units and high quality appliances including a dishwasher, washing machine, large fridge/freezer (with chilled champagne ), electric cooker, induction hob, and microwave. There is an open plan dining area with table and seating for 6. In the sitting room you will find comfortable sofas, armchairs and painted furniture accessorized with some of our vintage pieces. The flat screen TV has English channels and there is a DVD player, iPod dock and free wifi. Numerous books, toys and games are available for all ages.
The gites have 3 bedrooms - a king, a double and a twin so we can accommodate 6 adults and 2 babies. There is a large family bathroom with WC. Downstairs there is a shower room with WC. Each gite has its own gravelled, private garden with teak dining furniture, sun loungers and a barbecue. The gites are joined but do not overlook each other and offer total privacy.
Babies, toddlers and older children are extremely well catered for. Cots, stair gates and plenty of baby and child equipment are at your disposal to ensure your family holiday goes smoothly.

For winter or longer lets our gites are available to rent all year round and are heated throughout.

Further details outdoors

The large, walled gardens offer an extremely safe, enclosed area for playing, with fruit trees affording shade from the sun. There are swings, slide, small trampoline and trikes. Young children can build their own château in the sandpit or potter about happily trying to catch Twiglet the cat! Older ones may like badminton or trying their hand at a game of boules. There is plenty of room for a game of football with Dad.

The heated swimming pool has a Roman end with steps making it ideal for all ages. It is fenced for total safety with child proof gate and is surrounded by flowering shrubs. The decked area has parasols and teak steamer chairs with plump cushions. Arm yourself with a good book, iPod or just your own thoughts and feel the stress melt away.

For the nocturnal, our night skies are incredibly clear and offer fantastic stargazing opportunities.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds, 2 Cots available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • 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).

Damage deposit: £250.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Sue P.
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04 Mar 2019
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Languages spoken: English, French

This Gite has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 7. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 May 2009. Located in Charente-Maritime, it has 37 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £687 to £1941.

The Owner has a response rate of 82% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 04 Mar 2019.


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Guest reviews

37 reviews

Very Good

“Perfect Hosts and excellent facilities for young children”

Reviewed 1 Oct 2012

Would definately recommend this to anyone travelling with young children Accommodation was of a very good standard with lost of nice touches like toys and books for children The grounds were a haven for toddlers providing enclosed space for ball games and a sandpit that kept them amused for hours Location meant we often had a drive to get to the host of different attactions in the region but it was never more than an hour and out of all the options my boys enjoyed the nature reserve only 20 minutes away best of all

“What a perfect trip”

Reviewed 30 Sep 2012

I visited Le Cognassier with my partner and 20 month old daughter last week and we had an absolutely wonderful time. The gite was wonderful - so nicely decorated and well presented and it had everything we could have wanted (including a lot of lovely antiques we would have liked to have brought home!). From kitchen utensils and a cafetiere to an abundance of leaflets on the best things to do. We were welcomed very warmly by our lovely hosts Sue and SImon who went to an extra effort to get the pool as warm as humanly possible for us! A bath-like 29c by the end of our trip. They were welcoming, helpful and knowledgable about the local area and were so happy to help if we needed them. My 20 month old daughter was actually quite ill while we were there and they offered to call the emergency doctor in the middle of the night if we needed it. They were the perfect balance of inviting and reassuring to their guests without being in your face or intrusive. In fact we were very dissapointed to have missed out on having drinks with them because of my daughters sickness!! The best thing about the stay were the facilities for my daughter. Sue and Simon provided a very large selection of toys, books and games for all ages but not only that - there were children's booster seats, potties, cutlery, plates, cups... even a hooded towel and changing mat. It really did make the whole trip so hassle free and ensured that Violet had fun and we had some peace and quiet while she played! She's still talking about her 'baby' (a doll!) now! Access to Cbeebies also made her virus pass as painlessly as possible! The gite was in a great location too - we had day trips out to Cognac and La Rochelle on the cloudier days. The aquarium at La Rochelle was the best we have ever been to and Cognac was a very pretty city with a lovely park with children's play areas and lots of pretty gardens to walk around. All in all we had a super holiday at a fantastic price - it really was everything we could have asked for and we will be returning and highly recommending! Thanks Sue and Simon and see you soon! Carla, Scott and Violet xxx

“Relaxing beautiful gite and surroundings excellent hospitality”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2011

The gite is beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable. It has everything! Beds very comfy and gite spotlessly clean. Idyllic surroundings - spent lots of time lazing around in garden or by pool while childrn played in orchard and pool. Surrounding countryside peaceful and beautiful. We did some sightseeing but enjoyed relaxing at the property the most. Sue and Simon are excellent hosts - nothing is too much trouble and great to chat with over a glass of wine. Lucy and Harry were really welcoming too - this is our 2nd visit and our children were greeted as old friends! We will definately return again in the future.

“Truly child-friendly and a pleasure for parents to stay in!”

Reviewed 8 Sep 2011

We stayed here as a family of five (children aged 4, 2, 10 months) at the end of May 2011. I've searched long and hard for truly child-friendly gites in France, which are also a treat for parents to stay in. Le Cognassier was perfect! The gite was beautifully furnished and spotless with its own private garden which meant we could sit and watch the children play in the gardens whilst relaxing on our sun loungers. The gardens are large and safe and the children loved meeting their friends from "next door" at the swings. The pool area is secured all round and the pool itself has steps down into it, which is great for small children. Sue, Simon, Lucy and Harry made us feel very welcome. The location of these gites is great for days or half days out - 45 mins to La Rochelle and lovely beaches, just an hour to ile de Re where we hired biked with trailers and went exploring. There are also many pretty towns and villages to visit locally. A winning combination of delightful accommodation, great garden and pool, and a good location.

“Gite Perfection”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2011

We have just returned from our sixth consecutive holiday at the Paine family's gite in Tout Y Faut and it was as blissful as ever. It's perfect for our extended-family holiday - huge enclosed garden, secure pool and roomy, beautifully appointed accommodation. The Paines are lovely hosts, always there when you need them and dedicated to making your holiday as relaxing as possible. We have already booked for our 2012 stay.

“Beautiful gite, great for young kids and very welcoming”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2011

We had a great holiday here, the gites are beautifully done out in french antique furniture and a lot of care has gone into making them a very comfortable place to stay. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with everything one needs. The garden is huge and our kids (5, 3 and 7 months) had a lot of fun running around in it, on the play equipment and with the garden toys that they have there for your use. Each gite had a smaller private outside area which was really nice . The pool is a good size and secure for keeping little ones out. Sue and Simon provide everything you need if you are travelling with a baby including a proper cot which is such a bonus and baby/kids toy. Sue and Simon and their children were great hosts and made us feel very welcome.

“A very relaxed and friendly atmosphere.”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2011

We have had 2 holidays and stayed in both Gites. Travelling with young children can be stressful but Sue and Simon make it much easier. The gites have everything you need for young children. ( English TV channels, highchairs, stairgates etc). There is a lovely relaxed atmosphere about this place and we have always felt at home there.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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