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£115 / night
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Le Cerisier – Home 89629 Gite

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

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

Description from owner

Description



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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Families

  • 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

Amenities

  • 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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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Payment
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
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

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.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Sue P.
Response rate:
70%
Calendar updated:
04 Mar 2019
Years listed:
10
Based in:
France
Overall rating:
5

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 70% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 04 Mar 2019.

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Guest reviews

Excellent
37 reviews

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“Beautiful gite in a peaceful location!”

Reviewed 24 Sep 2017

We stayed at Le Cerisier this summer with our two children (6 yrs & 3 yrs) It was a return visit having enjoyed a wonderful stay in July 2016. The gite is spacious and beautifully furnished. The o… More

“Really Lovely,Well Appointed Gites.”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2017

Just an hours drive from the airport at La Rochelle to this wonderful oasis of calm. Sue and Simon were, as always, friendly and extremely helpful...the perfect hosts. We were there during a heatwave … More

Owner's reply: Delighted to see you again and thank you for your lovely comments

“Peaceful rural family retreat”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2017

Thank you for a wonderfully relaxing holiday at Le Cerisier. The gite and is surrounds were beautiful and perfect for our children ages 3 and 5. There were plenty of places to visit within an hour awa… More

“Perfect gite for young families!”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2016

We stayed at Le Cerisier in July with our two young children (5 & 2 yrs). After a rather long car journey it was wonderful to be greeted with such a warm welcome from the gite owners Sue & Sim… More

“The perfect place to chill”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2016

Le Cerisier is a tranquil place in a sleepy village in rural France. If that is what you are looking for this is for you. The Gites are beautiful, the pool is warm and while we were there for 2 weeks … More

“Perfect time to enjoy the French way of life”

Reviewed 18 Sep 2016

Five of us thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay at Le Cerisie. It was a real opportunity to shut off from our busy life and enjoy the French way of life for a few weeks. The accommodation was perfec… More

Owner's reply: Thank you! It was a total pleasure meeting you all and I'm pleased to hear my youngest student is doing so well! Hope to see you again one day.

“Everything you need for a relaxing escape from reality”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2016

We have recently returned from a fabulous two week stay in Le Cerisier. We absolutely loved it. The Gite itself is beautifully done out; large, comfortable and well-equipped and never before have we a… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for the lovely comments. It was an absolute pleasure to have you here and we are all really looking forward to seeing you again and some more stargazing evenings with a glass or 2!

“Beautiful gite with lovely decor”

Reviewed 19 Sep 2015

We stayed in Le Cerisier for a week in August. It is a beautiful gite, light, spacious, clean and lovely decor - exactly as it looks on the website. It was nice to have a private garden area of our ow… More

Owner's reply: We'd love to see you again!

“Charming, Well Kitted Out and Very Child Friendly.......”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2015

We stayed here with our toddler (almost 2yo) for 2 weeks and explored the local area by car. The gite proved a great base and there was plenty to do and see, although we spent considerable time by the… More

Owner's reply: It was an absolute pleasure to meet you all and hope to see you again sometime

“The perfect place to relax”

Reviewed 4 Jul 2015

We stayed here for 10 days in June 2015 with our 6 month old daughter. Everything in the Gite was ideal for a relaxing break with our baby. It gave us all the perfect chance to relax, and by the end… More

Owner's reply: Great to know parents and children had a happy holiday!

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Sue (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Sue (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Sue (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Sue the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Sue (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Sue (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Sue (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Sue (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Sue (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Sue (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

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.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Sue (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Sue (the owner) a message.

If Sue (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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