Gite for holiday let Charente Maritime

Angliers (18km from La Rochelle), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM003056 Advertiser since: 2 January 2013
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Maison Self Catering Saturday 4 8 2 sofa bed

About this property

Great Place for Families/Children, Close to Coast . This cottage/gite is in a coastal town setting.

Boutillon gites: 4 family friendly gites with heated pool, set in the quiet countryside and just 11 miles from the historic port of La Rochelle.

A safe and engaging environment for children of all ages, a calm and relaxing place for families and couples alike, you can explore many of the regions attractions, museums, sights, beaches and islands; all within a short drive from us, or just put your feet up and take it easy in one of our hammocks or by the pool. 

Our heated pool is open from 1st May to the 25th September, by use of a heat pump we can keep the pool a constant temperature of between 28-29°C during this period. The pool is completely fenced with one access gate which is alarmed and for extra safety we also have an immersion alarm. Sunbeds with covers, umbrellas and pool toys are provided for use during your stay.

Other outside amenities are set in our playing field which is roughly the size of 2 football pitches.These include; badminton, mini tennis, swings, slide, sandpit, baseball, cricket and boules. New for 2015 is our Indian play tent, this large tent is a place where children can meet and play, sleepovers are possible.

Adjacent to the pool we have an orchard and wood, an ideal place to relax in one of our hammocks.

Our inside amenities are located in our gamesroom. These include playhouse and toys, table tennis, pool table, table football and a small French/English library with books for the young and old.

Our 4 gites are different and unique; incorporating many of the original features of the old buildings that stood before, each well-equipped gite has its own garden.

Both our local villages Verines and Angliers have recently opened small shopping precincts so within walking distance you have choice of 2 bakeries, a grocery shop, pizza/hamburger restaurant take away, bar and weekly markets.

We are situated just 11 miles east of La Rochelle, local attractions and beaches are between a 15-25 minute drive from Le Moulin Boutillon, these include La Rochelle’s aquarium, town, port and beach, Minimes port and beach, the Marais Poitevin (Venise Verte) and the Île de Ré.

Surrounding Le Moulin Boutillon are boundary paths, tractor paths and quiet lanes making it an ideal location for walkers, joggers and runners. We are also just a one mile walk away from the Marais and the River Curé.

Boutillon gites first opened in 1999 and as an established gite complex we can now offer you 3D secure online credit or debit card payment facility through our bank Caisse d’Épargne, please contact us for details.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Open plan kitchen with dishwasher, fridge-freezer, oven (38ltrs), microwave, coffee-machine, toaster, kettle, 4 ring hob and pressure cooker.
Fan, iron and ironing board are provided.

Living rooms

Large lounge with an original stone wall, bed settee, woodburner, satellite tv and dvd player. Laptop connection.

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1, double bed
Bedroom 2, double bed
Bedroom 3, double and single bed
Bedroom 4, bunk beds

Bathrooms

Two large bathrooms with good wheelchair access.
Main bathroom: washing machine.

Heating

Central heating and log fire.

Entertainment

Flatscreen tv, dvd player, wi-fi and UK tv.

Garden and outside

Heated pool, badminton, paddle tennis, swings, slide, sandpit, playing field, cricket & boules. Inside: playhouse and toys, table tennis, pool table, table football.

Parking and garages

Private parking on-site.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for wheelchair users.

Information about any additional facilities

Situated in Charente Maritime, one of the sunniest regions on the west coast of France.

20 minutes drive from:
La Rochelle, Ile d'Rè, beaches, Marias poitevin golf, nightlife, bars, museums, aquarium, restaurants plus many other attractions.

We offer a safe and engaging place for children.
A calm and relaxing place for all the family.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

Activities

Cycling

Family activities

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: La Jarrie
Distance: 8 km

About the Owner, Mr Paul Farnham

We have both lived and worked in Portugal, Spain and the UK and decided to come to France about 20 years ago. My wife is from this village and her family are still here. Having purchased a large property we had to decide what to do with it so we decided to build holiday homes here. We also are foster carers and looking after 3 boys, they all have been with us since they were babies one is now eighteen and are really just part of our large family.

Year property purchased 1996
Why this location? Its a great central location, just a short drive away we have the Ile d'Ré, Marais Poitevin, Water parks, Châtelaillon, Fouras and La Rochelle with its many attractions of museums, aquarium, parks & beach. Plus this is the village we got married in 30 years ago!
Unique benefits of property A safety and engaging place for children and a place of peace a quiet for the parents

The Owner Recommends

Top 5 places for families between 15-30 minutes drive

Aquarium: One of the best Aquariums in Europe, 20 minutes away near the Minimes Marina in La Rochelle and is a favourite for the whole family. Miss the queues by booking online and visit in the morning or late afternoon avoid the crowds. 

Ile de Ré: Great beaches and beautiful villages: visiting the Ile de Ré is a lovely family day out. It is only a 20 minute drive to the toll bridge and from there you can take your car across or hire bicycles as it is completely cyclists friendly.

Marais Poitevin: Also known as the Green Venice, the Marais Poitevin is a 20 to 30 minute drive from us. A paradise for nature lovers, you can visit this area of rivers and small canals in a boat and spend the day relaxing and enjoying the beautiful scenery. 

Yakajoué: A 30 minute drive from us and a great place for children: outdoor games set in woodland with bouncy castles, slides, wooden games and more. Some games are accessible to the adults and there are plenty of places to relax. 

La Rochelle beaches & Park: There are two sandy beaches in La Rochelle: one in the Minimes next to the Marina and a smaller one near the Public Park which offers a very pleasant 2km walk, playgrounds and various children’s activities but also a small free zoological part.


5 more places we reccommend for families between 15-30 minutes drive

Musées des Automates et Modèles Réduits: These two museums in La Rochelle are to be discovered with your family. 
They are magical and will please even the very young. To be recommended and not just on a rainy day!

Vertigo Park: Everyone will have fun at Vertigo Park, small children from 3 years as well as bigger ones: tree climbing activities, pedal-karting, mini-golf, a maze, laser-tag and more, all this set in beautiful surroundings.

Waterpark: The closest waterpark is only 15 minutes away in Périgny: Palmilud is a complex partly indoors and outdoors and it has a good variety of slides. 

Chatellaillon  & Fouras:Two lovely sea-side towns 20 and 30 minutes away with beautiful beaches, fun fair games for the children, mini-golf and markets twice a week.

Trop-cool: This is an indoor and air-conditioned leisure-centre where children up to the age of 12 can have fun safely for 2 to 3 hours while their parents take it easy around a cup of coffee. The entrance is free for adults but remember to bring socks. 

AWAY DAYS great places to visit for the whole day

Puy du Fou: Voted the best park in the world, Puy du Fou features a multitude of spectacular shows and adventures for the whole family. 

La Palmyre zoo: Nestled at the heart of an 18-hectare pine forest, the Zoo de La Palmyre is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Charente-Maritime. Every year some 700,000 visitors follow its pathways in order to observe more than 1,600 mammals, birds and reptiles from 115 different species.

Futuroscope: Fun, festive and family-friendly… Futuroscope gives visitors attractions beyond imagination!
There are exhilarating adventures, heart-thumping thrills, spellbinding live shows, captivating journeys, a fairy-tale aquatic evening show, enchanting attractions…

Ile d'Aix: is quite a small island, just 2 kilometres long, on the Atlantic Coast. The island is reached by ferry from Pointe de la Fumée, 2km along a peninsula from Fouras and 30 km south of La Rochelle. There are no cars on this island you can hire bikes and explore this its beaches.