Gite for holiday rental Charente Maritime

9.7/10
Saint-Leger (5km from Pons), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM003072 Advertiser since: 8 January 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
St Léger Self Catering Friday 2 6 2

About this property

Renovated Gite in Pretty Village, Charente Maritime. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Located in a pretty village set in rolling French countryside surrounded by vineyards and sunflowers, this renovated Charentaise stone house makes an excellent base for exploring the beautiful Charente Maritime region. The house is spacious, comfortable and well equipped with a secluded garden, large patio and outdoor dining area to enjoy the weather.
 
Local specialities of the region include Pineau, oysters, mussels, Cognac and wine, and there are plenty of opportunities for wine and Cognac tasting.
 
The house is 5 minutes drive from the medieval town of Pons, with many amenities, including a twice-weekly market, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, outdoor swimming pool, canoeing and pedaloes.
 
The larger towns of Saintes and Cognac are a short distance away, and the beaches of St George de Didonne, Meschers and Royan are just a 35 minute drive. Further afield are the cities of Bordeaux and La Rochelle, both can be reached in an hour; they offer excellent shopping, top class restaurants and plenty of sightseeing.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Large well equipped kitchen/dining room. Table seats 8, cutlery and crockery for 8. Dishwasher, gas cooker, kettle, Nespresso coffee-machine, large fridge-freezer. Iron and ironing board.

Living rooms

Large sofa and 2 armchairs. Dresser with large library of books and selection of board games and toys. Tv and dvd player (dvd's only), iPod dock/speakers.

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1 - large dormitory style room containing 2 single beds and 1 double bed. Bedside cabinets, drawers and hanging space for clothes.
Bedroom 2 - double bed, bedside tables, drawers and hanging space for clothes. Hair dryer.

Bathrooms

Main bathroom has a fully tiled power shower, large heated towel rail, basin, toilet and washing machine. Additional cloakroom.

Heating

Central heating.

Entertainment

Tv, dvd, table tennis, games and books.

Garden and outside

Large enclosed garden to the house. Patio with large table seats 8. Barbecue. Sunloungers. Full size table tennis table.

Parking and garages

Plenty of parking in front of the house.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Linen

Activities

Cycling

Family activities

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Saintes
Distance: 21 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Villar-en-Pons
Distance: 6 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Pilgrims route Santiago de Compostella

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Chauraud & Fils

The Owner Recommends

Beaches at Meschers and St George-de-Didonne

Beautiful sandy beaches, with plenty of cafes and restaurants for lunch or take a picnic

Bordeaux and St Emilion

These two beautiful UNESCO world heritage sites have plenty of opportunities for wine tasting, sightseeing and shopping.

Cognac

Lovely town with large indoor food market everyday. Cognac tasting at one of the many producers, river trips and walks along the Charente river.

Le Rustica Restaurant

Excellent restaurant in the village with terrace in the summer

Market in Pons

Every Wednesday and Saturday in Pons

Saintes

Ancient city on the River Charente with plenty to see including the Roman amphitheatre, Roman arch, Abbey and Basilica. Good choice of restaurants and shops and a lovely place for an evening stroll.

Talmont and Mornac-sur-Seudre

Both villages are listed as 'Les Plus Beaux Villages de France'

Zoo at La Palmyre

Fantastic family day out

4 Reviews
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9.5
  • Setting: 9.5
  • Value for Money: 9.5
10 / 10 Jan77 24 September, 2015

The gite was accurately described and we liked it very much, including its village location in beautiful rolling countryside. The property was clean and well-maintained, in fact it seemed quite newly converted to its current use. We did have to contend with a leak in the roof for a few days when it rained, but this was easy enough to deal with.
The kitchen/living area was very spacious and well equipped. A bit more lighting near the sink would have helped.
The back patio was a lovely sun-trap, and the laden fig tree was out of this world.

We had a good meal at La Rustica in the village, and enjoyed both the restaurants next to the old fort/dungeon near the centre of Pons. This very attractive square includes a car park.
We had a wonderful day out on the Ile d'Oleron, which I would certainly recommend. Another good outing was a visit to the Martell Cognac distillery in nearby Cognac.
We went twice to the coastal town of Royan and were very taken with its fascinating architecture and accessible seafront with numerous shops and restaurants, and on-street parking.

Our food shopping was done at Le Clerk's and Intermarche, on the outskirts of Pons, both of which were excellent.
We had a look at the Wednesday market in Pons but as mentioned in the literature provided, it was not very large and was mostly indoors.

The owner of this gite was a pleasure to communicate with before, during and after the holiday. We would certainly recommend it.

10 / 10 Kim and Phil 4 August, 2014

This is our second time to this gite. We asked for sunloungers last year and they were provided for this year. It was great. Spent more time relaxing in the garden. Beautiful location, so peaceful. La Rustica restaurant in the village is amazing. The medieval town of Pons is great. We went to the DonJon cafe every evening where the staff were very friendly. Will be coming back again next year.

8.7 / 10 Nathalie 25 August, 2013

Good points
quiet location, spacious gite, safe storage for bikes

Bad points
more lighting above worktops would have been great, a long drive (40 mins) to the beach

10 / 10 Kim 28 July, 2013

Good points
Very good shower. Cooking facilities very good. Location fantastic.

Bad points
Not really a bad point but sun loungers would have been good as the weather was so hot.