Holiday Charente cottage nr Marais-Poitevin - PM000712

Cramchaban (17km from Surgeres), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM000712 Advertiser since: 7 August 2000
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Cottage, Chaban Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

Charming Cottage near the Marais-Poitevin . This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Delightful gite in a tranquil hamlet setting in Charente Maritime, close to many traditional towns and villages and ideal for exploring the region.
Our nearest town is Mauze-sur-le-Mignon 4klm away has supermarket, bakers, butchers, banks chemists etc It also has a swimming pool and tennis courts.

Our gite comprises on the ground floor an open plan living and dining room and fully-fitted kitchen.
There is an open tread staircase to the upper floor which has 2 bedrooms, one double and one twin also a shower room

Private parking. The garden has a table, chairs and barbecue.
Towels can be made available at extra cost.
Linen is included
Only 35km from La Rochelle



Kitchen and dining

Fridge, cooker, microwave, washing machine, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans.
Dining area with table and 4 chairs.

Living rooms

Large open-plan lounge/dining room. Two settees and one easy chair, coffee-table, electric fire and fireplace. Tv for watching dvds and listening to cd.s There are board games and books


One double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers and french windows. One twin bedroom with 2 single beds, fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers.


One shower room with wc, vanity unit and shower cubicle.


Lounge has electric fire and fireplace Bedrooms have convector heaters


There is a selection of books and games and a tv with combined dvd player and cd player

Garden and outside

Barbecue, table and chairs.

Parking and garages

Off street parking in the driveway

Visitor suitability

Families and couples.


  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Mauze-sur-le-Mignon
Distance: 4 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: River Mignon
Distance: 4 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Niort Chemin du Grand Ormeau 79000 Niort
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Club Saint Hilaire, La Roche 79210 St Hilaire du Palaud
Distance: 4 km


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Theresa McWatt

At the time of purchase of our property my husband owned his own joiners business and enjoyed the upgrading and moderisation of our properties Now retired we are able to spend more time in France and have many French and British friends who have helped us over the years.<br/>

Year property purchased 1992
Why this location? Charente Maritime has the second best climate in France. Not too far from ferry terminals. Lots of interesting towns and villages to explore round about.
Unique benefits of property It is in a hamlet of 80 homes surrounded by filelds of sunflowers and maize and wheat.
Peaceful location to come back to at the end of a day exploring and enjoy a glass of wine in the garden.

The Owner Recommends

Atlantic Beaches

The beaches of the Atlantic coast are readily accessible with Chatelaillon Plage and Fouras being closest.


Go boating on the canals of the Marais Poitevin with delightful canal side villages of Coulon and Arcais which both have great restaurants and cycle hire available.


Famous for the century old production of the brandy that bears its name and the birthplace of Francois 1st. Visit the many Cognac houses including Hennessy, Remy Martin and Martell. Also visit the parc Francois 1st with its beautiful lawns, streams and bridges. Walk through cobbled streets of the old town.

Day Trips

St-Jean-d'Angely - built on the site of a Roman villa on the banks of the River Boutonne. Visit the old abbey and wander the medieval streets with their half timbered houses and 15th century clock tower. Alternatively visit the Atlantys pool complex with leisure pools, diving board and 54m flume.

La Rochelle

The historic port of La Rochelle is a half hour drive away with its marina and large aquarium. It has winding streets with numerous shops and restaurants, a cathedral and many museums to visit. Boat trips from here to Fort Boyard and the neighbouring islands of Ile de Ré, Ille d'Aix and Ille d'Oleron


This market town is 4km away and has a variety of small shops and a large intermarche supermarket, banks and tennis courts. It also has a new indoor swimming pool. It has small food markets on Wednesday and Saturday mornings and a much larger market on the first Wednesday of the month.

Nearest Ferry Port

St Malo 327km.

Nearest Restaurant

Mauze-sur-le-Mignon 4km.


Niort is a large town 20 minutes drive away and is a large town with narrow shopping streets. There is a large glass framed indoor market, open every day except Monday. The Donjon de Niort is a fine historic castle and there is also the impressive Hotel de Ville. There are parks to stroll around and a good golf course. There are also good bistros and restaurants.


Chez Dominique at Usseau is open lunchtime, evenings at weekends. La Ferme Flamande. En route to Sugeres with good food and child friendly. La Gourmondise D'Arcaise has particularly good food. La Roma in Sugeres Italian with a French twist. La Table A&S also in Sugeres good food, owned by young French couple, also a salon de Thé


Sugeres is 9km away and has 3 supermarkets including a large L'Eclerc and a full range of small shops and a good selection of restaurants. Wnjoy a stroll around the chateau and church with walled gardens. Markets twice a week. There is a main line station offering TGV train travel to Paris in 2.5 hours.

Theme Parks

Visit Futuroscope on the outskirts of Poitiers with its 18 zones including Imax cinema, 3D imagery, holograms, simulator rides and special effects that provide fun for all the family. Le Grand Parc of Puy de Fou - just off the A87 at Les Epesses, Vendee. Takes you on an exciting journey back through time. There are 5 spectacular shows on offer as well as 6 themed villages. In just one day you can see how Roman gladiators fought, do battle with Viking longships and be seduced by the swordsmanship of a dashing Musketeer.