Gites by the beach at La Palmyre & St Palais - PM001692_A

La Palmyre (13km from Royan), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM001692_A Advertiser since: 9 July 2004

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Lavender Lodge Self Catering Flexible 3 6 1

About this property

Lavender Lodge near Beaches and La Palmyre. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

Lavender Lodge, the largest of our 4 gites and sleeping up to 6 people, gives uninterrupted views of open countryside where you can watch the horses in the neighbouring field and enjoy incredible sunsets.
The spacious lounge/dining area has 2 sets of patio doors opening on to a large terrace. It has comfortable leather sofas, a large woodburner and 40” flat screen tv with Freesat giving access to all UK channels. There is a selection of books and dvds and childrens toys at the gite which you are welcome to use. The fitted kitchen is fully-equipped with dishwasher, range cooker, microwave, and large fridge-freezer. The washing machine and tumble dryer are located in the utility room. The bathroom has a corner bath, double sinks and a separate shower. The master bedroom at Lavender Lodge has frenchdoors giving views over the garden and the countryside to the rear, bedroom 2 is a twin bedded room and there is also a bedroom with bunk beds. The terrace is the ideal place for eating and relaxing and especially enjoying an evening drink watching the sun go down.
Set in beautiful countryside a short drive from La Palmyre on the Atlantic Coast with its choice of endless golden sandy beaches, pine forests, charming islands and pretty towns and villages, Les Lavandes is the perfect base for a wonderful holiday.
Our guests are treated to comfortable, home from home accommodation set in peaceful countryside and yet very convenient to take advantage of the beautiful beaches, the famous zoo at La Palmyre, a vast array of water sports, horse riding, golf, walking, quad biking, climbing through the trees and flying along zip wires in the Indian Forest or, cycling on more than 40km of dedicated cycle tracks. The area is world famous for its oysters and seafood and there is a wide variety of restaurants to suit everyone.   
It's a wonderful place just to completely relax, explore, or take advantage of the many activities offered locally.
Close to La Tremblade (oyster bed tours), Mornac-sur-Seudre, St Palais-sur-Mer, Royan, Talmont-sur-Gironde and Ile d’Oleron. Within 1 hour of historic towns of Saintes, Cognac,  La Rochelle and Ile de Ré, 
Golf: 9-hole golf course at  La Palmyre 3 miles or 18-hole golf course at Saint Palais 5 miles. Both open to the public.
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Kitchen and dining

Fully-equipped kitchen with range gas cooker, dishwasher and fridge-freezer. Microwave. Separate utility with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Living rooms

Lounge/diner with leather sofas, flat screen tv with UK Freesat channels, dvd/cd player. Double patio doors opening on to terrace and garden with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Woodburner (logs included).


Master bedroom with double bed with frenchdoors on to garden, twin bedroom and bedroom with full size bunk beds.


Large bathroom with corner bath, separate shower and twin washbasins.


Electric heating included

Garden and outside

Large garden, terrace with patio furniture, sunloungers, bbq and electric grill.

Parking and garages

There is ample parking at the property on the driveway and a garage for storing bikes.

Visitor suitability

Ground floor accommodation with a small step to front door. Please contact us for detailed information.

Information about any additional facilities

Wi-fi included


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities




Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Royan
Distance: 8 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Les Mathes
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Etauels


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Kaye and Mark Bullivant

We live in Bournemouth and travel to France whenever we can.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? The location is perfect for walking and cycling.
Unique benefits of property The bungalows is perfect for peace and quiet but still very close to beaches and towns.

The Owner Recommends

Location and activities

Etaules is in Charente-Maritime in the Poitou Charentes region of France in the heart of the Arvert peninsula. The Charente-Maritime really has it all with historical ports, oyster farms, Roman sites, beautiful villages and some of the Atlantic’s finest beaches. Boat rides down the Charente offer a delightful change and a visit to a Cognac distillery is a must. Other activities include golf, walking, water sports, quad biking, horse riding, tennis, fishing trips, casinos, wine tasting and cycling, with many marked cycle tracks and bike rental available. The zoo at La Palmyre is a great family day out where you can feed the giraffes popcorn!

Nearest restaurant

All local towns, villages and resorts have a variety of restaurants serving local dishes and produce, seafood is a great specialty here. On the estuary at La Tremblade you will find many cabins serving locally caught seafood – a very French experience. You must try the local dish of mussels cooked on a bed of pine needles – very interesting to watch. Also tasting the local aperitif, Pineau, is an absolute must.

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