Holiday rental & pool nr St Jean-d'Angély - PM000398_C

Courant (15km from Saint-Jean-d'Angely), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM000398_C Advertiser since: 30 June 2005

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La Vigne Self Catering Saturday 3 9 3 + Sleeping area off lounge

About this property

La Vigne, One of 2 Gites and Farmhouse, Indoor Pool, nr Atlantic Beaches. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

18th century property set in approximately 2 acres of land, facing south and looking over rolling fields. Ten minutes from St Jean, 40 mins from Cognac, La Rochelle, Rochefort and Atlantic coast beaches.

Local amenities include tennis, boating, horse riding, golf and is great for walking and cycling.
There are 3 letting gites adjoining the owners farmhouse. La Vigne is fully equipped and is especially designed for easy wheelchair access as it has a double sleeping area off of the lounge, plus a ground floor shower/wet room. Included in the rental rates are bed linen, house towels, tea towels, local tourist tax.
La Vigne, La Grange and our newest refurbished gite Les Marrons share the use of the indoor pool: there is an adjoining room with a wc and basin, plus shower room all with easy wheelchair access. The pool is heated to a minimum of 28 degrees.

The properties are available from March to mid October, the pool season 2020 is 1 May to end of September. If you are not tied by school holidays, May, June, early July and September are wonderful months to come and visit this area of France: short breaks available out of peak season. Please ask about suitability for young families with babies/ toddlers and all the items we can provide.
Reduction available for a couple/smaller groups out of peak season, please ask.

Sorry, no smoking indoors, in pool room or communal areas.



Kitchen and dining

La Vigne kitchen is well equipped including Bosch washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, electric coffee-machine, full size electric ceramic hob and fan oven, large fridge-freezer plus an additional fridge. We supply starter toilet rolls, kitchen roll, washing tabs, dishwasher tabs and cleaning materials, bin bags. A large extending dining table seats up to 10.

Living rooms

Ample comfortable seating, large flat screen tv with built-in dvd player, and satellite Freeview tv for English programmes, bookcase with good selection of books for adults and children along with a selection of dvds and videos. We also provide a selection of badminton racquets to use in our outdoor play area, a set of children's boules, plus items for use in covered sand pit. Free wi-fi access


All bedrooms have comfortable beds, (beds are made up for your arrival) bedside lamps, ample wardrobe space with lots of hangers: we also supply house towels and T towels. The large family bedroom has a king size bed plus seating area with easy chair, double sofabed and tv with video/dvd player. There is a collection of video cassettes and dvd's: We supply electric fans, plus a hairdryer in each gite. We have fitted sliding fly screens to bedroom windows. The windows open inwards so you can have fresh air without flying insects coming in! There is a ground floor sleeping area off the lounge, double bed with bedside cabinets and lamps, built-in wardrobe with chest of drawers and hanging rail: the staircase to the upper floor is in the kitchen/diner so the ground floor sleeping area can be quite private at night time.


La Vigne has 3 bathrooms: upstairs, 1 en suite shower room with large shower cubicle, wc and basin, 1 family bathroom with bath, wc and basin. There is a wet room on the ground floor suitable for wheelchair users, very large tiled room with basin, wc and large shower area.


For cooler periods we have electric heating in all gites . The meter is read in low season periods and electricity charged at cost.


Flat screen tv/dvd with satellite Freeview for UK channels
Radio/cd player
Games, scrabble, jigsaws, toys and large selection of books (adult and children's)
Selection of DVD's (adults and children)

Garden and outside

Grounds enclosed with several mature trees providing shade. Each property has its own paved sitting out area with table, chairs, parasol and bbq, sunloungers for use in the pool area and sunterrace outside. There is a large grassed area with net for badminton/volley-ball (we supply racquets and shuttlecocks), the children's play area has swings, slide and covered sand pit. There is a full size outdoor table tennis table.

There are fresh herbs growing in the garden, please help yourselves (chives, rosemary, thyme, mint, bay leaves) Large indoor heated pool (min 28 degrees) with adjoining shower room and wc, all wheelchair accessible. A large lockable sliding door leads you onto the paved sunterrace, a light airy room with sun streaming in. When weather is inclement just shut the sliding door and enjoy! You get the best of both worlds.

Parking and garages

Plenty of parking space provided within the enclosed grounds.
Unload the car outside your property then park in the parking area just inside the entrance gates.
We have a bike rack in one of our barns (locked at night) to securely store bikes.

Visitor suitability

La Vigne is specially suitable for families and wheelchair users. For little ones we provide cots and highchairs free of charge, plus stairgates are fitted at top of stairs.
For large family gatherings, rent with adjoining gites La Grange/Les Marrons. We can also supply free of charge additional baby/toddler items, baby bath, changing mat, toddler toilet seat and step-up, baby bowls/spoons, electric blender, pushchairs, please ask.

Not suitable for pets owing to close proximity of farmland.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

  • Indoor pool



Family activities


Name and address of nearest golf course: Niort
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Benate
Distance: 5 km



Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: St Jean D'Angely
Distance: 15 km

The Owner Recommends

Location and Activities

Set on outskirts of a peaceful rural village with nearby horseriding, tennis, golf, watersports, great for cycling in the surrounding quiet lanes. For details of cycle hire from a firm who deliver to and collect from the gites please see link on our web site.

Nearest Restaurant

Bar in Landes,6 mins drive, new bar/restaurant in Parencay 4 mins drive, various in St Jean d'Angely (12 mins drive) also in Surgeres(15mins) and some great seafood restaurants in la Rochelle (40mins).

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