Gites by the beach at La Palmyre & St Palais - PM001692_C

La Palmyre (13km from Royan), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM001692_C Advertiser since: 9 July 2004

This location has multiple holiday properties

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Lavender House Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1 Travel cot

About this property

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

Lavender House (Gite 3) has 2 bedrooms sleeping 4 people. It has an open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area which is fully-equipped with dishwasher, cooker, microwave, fridge and separate freezer. The washing machine and tumbledryer are located in the utility room.  The lounge has patio doors on to the rear private garden and terrace, with flat screen tv and Freesat giving access to all UK channels. There is a selection of books, dvds and childrens toys at the gîte which you are welcome to use. The master bedroom at Lavender House has a 5" double bed with frenchdoors opening on to the front garden. The second bedroom is a twin room looking on to the rear garden and there is a modern shower room.

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

Well-equipped with full size cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer. Dining table for 4.

Living rooms

Lounge with leather sofa, tv and dvd with patio doors opening on to the terrace and garden.
There is a selection of books and toys for children.


Double room with frenchdoors opening on to the front garden.
Twin bedroom with 2 single beds.


Shower room with washbasin.

Garden and outside

Fully enclosed garden with terrace, patio furniture and bbq.

Parking and garages

Off-road parking. Garage can be used to store bikes.

Visitor suitability

All 4 properties are bungalows which may be helpful for those with disabilities or children. Contact us for more information on suitability

Information about any additional facilities

See the comments on our website from previous visitors.


  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed

  • 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.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Louise Barret 9 June, 2015

We have really enjoyed our stay in this comfortable well-equipped house. The large windwos are a real asset – watching kites, hoopoes, kestrel, black redstarts….and the ever changing evening skies. Being able to cycle straight from the house is a bonus. This area has such a diverse range of landscapes to explore within a few miles of the house. We certainly hope to return!

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