Villa for holiday rental Charente Maritime - PM003050

2km from Aulnay, Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM003050 Advertiser since: 14 December 2012
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Lavande Self Catering Flexible 3 8 2

About this property

Beautifully Renovated Villa with Private Pool. This villa is in a village setting.

La Lavande Sleeps any number from 2 to 8 people as there are 2 double beds and 4 single beds available.
La Lavande is a beautifully restored 3 bedroom property with 1 bathroom/shower room en suite, 1 separate shower room and 2 wcs. Two of the bedrooms include a mezzanine floor level providing further accommodation with additional beds to allow 4 single beds to allow the 8 people maximum.
There is a landscaped garden with private pool looking out onto open fields.
Situated in a small village in a rural location, surrounded by fields and countryside.
Conveniently located for all local amenities as well as towns and beaches. There are bars, restaurants several local boulangeries within easy walking distance.
The owners do not live on-site although they are just 10 minutes away and are available to assist when ever required.



Kitchen and dining

There is a fully-equipped modern kitchen including dishwasher, microwave, oven and hob, fridge-freezer, sink. Kitchen linen is also provided. Dining room,13 sq metres with large extendible dining table and chairs to accommodate all guests.

Living rooms

Living room 24 sq metres, tv, English Sky Freeview, dvd and comfortable seating for all guests.


Bedroom one 24 sq metres with en suite shower, wash basin wc and bath, double bed with ample wardrobe and drawer space.

Bedroom two 25 sq metres including mezzanine floor, with 2 single beds located on the mezzanine, again with ample wardrobe and drawer space.

Bedroom three 25 sq metres including mezzanine floor with 1 double bed downstairs and 2 single beds on the mezzanine floor again with ample wardrobe and drawer space.


On the ground floor there is a second separate shower and wash basin.

Also on the ground floor is a second wc and wash basin.




Tv, English Sky Freeview, dvd & Wi-Fi

Garden and outside

There are several eating areas outside depending on how much sunshine you like. To the rear is a large split level patio area for dining or just relaxing by the private pool 9.5 x 4.5m.
A large table and chairs, bbq, sunloungers, parasol and beach towels are provided.

Also to the rear is a private landscaped garden and beyond that is a large lawn with trees backing onto open fields and open countryside.

Parking and garages

Ample space for several cars in front of villa.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Several at different dates throughout the year.
Distance: 5 km


Family activities


Name and address of nearest golf course: Saintes
Distance: 30 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Local country lanes and forests.

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Le Grand Lopin, St Mandé sur Brédoire
Distance: 5 km

The Owner Recommends


Beautiful town of La Rochelle and local beaches are 1 hour away.


With quiet roads and rolling countryside, cycling is a great way to exercise or simply to relax. The nearby Forest of Aulnay offers off road cycling for the more adventurous. Bikes are available for hire, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Out and about

Coulon near Niort in the Marais Piotevin where you can explore its twisty rivers by boat with its marshes and outstanding natural beauty.


General shopping needs are met in Aulnay, but more elaborate shopping can be done in Niort to the north - 45 minutes away or Saintes to the south again 45 minutes away. St Jean d'Angely is just 20 minutes away.

Site seeing

Roman theatre at Saintes. Cognac - Distillery tours and Boat trips along the Charente. La Rochelle with its pretty harbour and fish restaurants. Ile de Re and Ile d'Oleron offer beautiful scenery, restaurants and are famous for their oysters.

Special interest

Vallee des singes - Valley of the monkeys, a monkey reserve where you can walk around within their habitat. Located 30 minutes away.


With quiet roads and rolling country side, walking is a very relaxing way to spend some time. The nearby Forest of Aulnay offers good walking.

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Redkev 20 August, 2018

What a stunning setting, well maintained indoors & out. A very relaxing, and beautiful location, close to local amenities, or a short drive for more amenities and attractions. Great hosts ensuring that everything is right for your stay. I would definitely recommend this to anyone, and stay there again.

Owner response

Thanks to all and we're glad that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you out here again some day.

10 / 10 Areadogs 4 August, 2018

We have just returned from a lovely family holiday having enjoyed a great week in this lovely accommodation. Pat and Evelyn are great hosts and nothing is too much trouble. The accommodation offers everything a family could need.
The local village is peaceful and a great location to enjoy a lazy afternoon, there is a local supermarket 2 minutes away for all your essentials. Within a hours ride you have a varied list of atttractions giving the family plenty of choice for a great day out.
We will definitely be back, thanks for a great week really enjoyed our stay.


10 / 10 Mark - Worcestershire 4 September, 2017

We would like to thank Pat & Evelyn for a great stay, they are the perfect hosts, local, contactable & discreet. The pool is large secluded, with views over open fields & maintained to a very high standard, the garden is well equipped with furniture & BBQ, secluded providing areas of sun & shade throughout the heat of the day. The Gite is large full of character & homely, it is very well equipped with good quality fixtures & fittings, NOT just the usual minimum quantity of cups/glasses etc...the location is perfect for a relaxing holiday, down a small secluded lane but with the village with markets twice a week a 10 minute walk & St Jean D'Angeley 20 minutes by car away . The photos do not do this property justice, highly recommend
we hope to return

Owner response

Thanks for the great review and we too hope to see you here another time.

10 / 10 Team E 30 August, 2017

We have recently spent two weeks at La Lavende and had a fab time. The house is lovely, with more than enough room for two families of four. It was clean and well-equipped with everything you would require for a self-catering holiday and was very much a home from home. The garden was plenty big enough for our games of rounders, football and bat and ball and of course the pool was the shining star; even though it is not heated our children still got in it every day, it really made no difference! Locally, the town of Aulnay is a 10 minute stroll away and has a local market on a Sunday, there are a few bakeries and a a couple of bars. The Inter Marche was a few minutes drive away. We ventured further afield to La Rochelle, Royan, and Poitiers, all about an hours drive but definitely worth it. We also went to St Jean D'Angely which is about 30 minutes away and has a leisure park with pedalos, mini golf, kayaks, fishing, and a lovely café too. I should also mention Pat and Evelyn, the owners of La Lavande who were very helpful, with suggestions on places to visit and eat and they exchanged the bedding half way through our holiday. Pat came to the pool every couple of days to clean the pool but was very discreet, sometimes we didn't realise he'd been until we heard his motorbike starting up! Evelyn kindly gave us some very tasty home grown tomatoes which went down a treat! Thank you to Pat and Evelyn for allowing us to stay at La Lavande.

Owner response

Thank you guys for such a nice review. We do try and it's nice when it is appreciated.