Gite for holiday rental Charente Maritime - PM003066

Coivert (15km from Aulnay), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM003066 Advertiser since: 14 December 2012
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Les Iris Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1

About this property

Compact yet Spacious Gite with Private Heated Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

A short picturesque lane off the main road (D115) leads into Les Groies and Les Iris where you will find ample secure parking. Les Iris offers spacious accommodation and is set in beautiful tranquil gardens with fully maintained secluded pool and of course absolute peace and quiet.
The accommodation comprises 2 bedrooms and shower room wc upstairs, bedroom 1 being 15m2 and has a double bed. Bedroom 2 is 16m2 and has 2 single beds. The accommodation downstairs is open plan and covers 38m2. It comprises a fully-equipped kitchen with fridge, washing machine, electric oven and hob, microwave, with combined dining and living area. The living area has tv, English Freesat, dvd player and comfortable seating for all guests. There is also a shower, washbasin and wc on the ground floor.
There is a private patio area for eating outside or just relaxing in the sun. To the side of the gite is a large garden area for your enjoyment together with access to the secluded heated pool. A large table and chairs, bbq, sunloungers, parasols and adequate beach towels are provided.

All bed linen, towels and beach towels are also provided.

Cot and highchair are available on request.

The owners live on site and whilst they are concerned not to interfere, are always happy to assist in any way possible. Please note that guests have exclusive use of the heated pool.



Kitchen and dining

Fully-equipped kitchen with fridge, washing machine, electric oven and hob, microwave.

Living rooms

Combined dining and living area. The living area has English Freesat tv. Video and dvd player and comfortable seating for all guests.


There are 2 bedrooms upstairs, bedroom 1 being 15m2 and has a double bed. Bedroom 2 is 16m2 and has 2 single beds.


Downstairs shower, washbasin and wc.
Upstairs shower, washbasin and wc.


Electric, supplied if and when required.


Tv, Freesat (English) also French channels.
Dvd player.
Cd player.

Garden and outside

Private garden area containing pool.

Parking and garages

Private front car parking.

Visitor suitability

Not good for disabled.
Great for young families.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Cabinet Vétérinaire des Carmes 23 rue des Carmes 17470 Aulnay de Saintonge. tel: 0033 546 33 10 33


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Aulnay, Loulay and various others depending on date
Distance: 10 km


Family activities


Name and address of nearest golf course: Saintes
Distance: 35 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Aulnay
Distance: 12 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Country side and Forest walks

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Numerous establishments Wine and Cognac
Distance: 15 km

The Owner Recommends

Out and About

Les Iris is within easy reach of the local towns of St Jean d'Angely, Niort and Saintes. Larger Towns such as La Rochelle, Rochefort, Angouleme, Bordeaux and Poitiers are an hour or so's drive away. The area is ideal for exploring the Poitou Charente region. Rolling hills and very little traffic together with some of the best sunshine in France makes it ideal for walking and cycling. Being at the heart of the Cognac region, numerous distilleries can be found nearby as well as local wine producers who welcome visitors for tastings. Why not try some of the regions aperitif Pineau, which is made from cognac and unfermented grape juice. Other attractions such as Coulon in the Marais Poitevin near Niort where you can explore its twisty rivers by boat, or just simply enjoy its marshes and outstanding natural beauty. The nearby Ile d'Oleron and Ile de Re with its many sea food restaurants, oyster beds, beaches and small colorful villages make a really fantastic day out.Numerous beaches are found within a relatively short distance, the nearest being Chatelaillon-Plage and Fouras next to La Rochelle which is about 60 minutes drive, where you will find many beach-side restaurants. Other beaches such as La Palmyre near Royan are also about an hour away. Or you can simply lounge around over a glass or two of wine by the pool whilst the bbq warms up. What ever you decide you will always be sure of a great holiday at Les Iris. More information on the area can be found on

6 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.8
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Simon and Linda Bingham 23 July, 2019

We have just returned from a very relaxing and wonderful stay at Les Iris, If you are looking for complete relaxation and seclusion Les Iris is the place, The accommodation is clean and well furnished. The icing on the cake is the great private pool. Pat and Evelyn are perfect hosts who leave you to enjoy your holiday but are on hand should you require any help.
Due to the location the nearest towns are a 10 to 20 min car journey, We found St Jean to be are favourite with a good selection of restaurants . The larger towns of La Rochelle and Rochefort are well worth a visit. We would love to return in the future to this wonderful Gite

Owner response

Thank you for your kind review and we hope to see you out here another time.

10 / 10 The Bradings 3 September, 2018

Lovely clean, well equipped gite in a quiet peaceful village. Pool area lovely and well maintained. The owners Pat and Evelyn live next door but we're very discreet and the garden and pool area are for your use only.
Around a 10 minute drive from supermarket and some nice days out not far away

Owner response

Thank you Clare and family.
We're very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday with us and we hope to see you out here in the future.

10 / 10 JayVal 20 August, 2018

Un petit coin de paradis!
Very comfortable, clean and cosy gite with everything you need, amazing pool and garden in a very beautiful area with plenty to see and, as for Pat & Evelyn, two very genuine people. Perfect hosts, very discreet but always on hand if you need anything. They really care for the well being of their guests and everything has been planned for you to have a relaxing and very enjoyable stay. We loved every minute of our stay and we are definitely coming back next year. Merci Pat & Evelyn. We had such a lovely time and it has been a real pleasure to get to know you both.

Owner response

Merci bien et c'était notre plaisir. En espérant vous voir l'année prochaine.

10 / 10 Crocker Family 22 July, 2018

Les Iris was just perfect for our holiday! Lovely Gite in a rural setting, surrounded by fields of beautiful sunflowers.
There is a great pool - ideal for the hot, sunny weather we had. We really enjoyed the surrounding area visiting La Rochelle, Cognac as well as some of the local markets and restaurants.
Pat and Evelyn are very friendly and welcoming, offering some great advice on where to visit in the local area. We really enjoyed our visit and would recommend this idyllic rural location.