Cottage for holiday let Charente Maritime

9/10
Dampierre-sur-Boutonne (18km from Saint-Jean-d'Angely), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM003328 Advertiser since: 3 May 2011
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Meadowview Cottage Self Catering 1 3 1 Sofabed in lounge

About this property

Cottage in Peaceful Location by River. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

This comfortable one bedroomed cottage boasts many original features including exposed beams, Charentaise fireplace and stonework. The large kitchen/diner has the original fireplace. Lounge with sofabed, overlooks the meadow. The master bedroom has a king sized bed, exposed beams and stonework. The bathroom has shower, basin and wc. Laundry facilities in neighbouring barn. Outside you have your own private garden which has a patio with garden furniture and barbecue. The gardens lead to the River Boutonne where you can fish or while away the day, ideal for peaceful living.

The farmhouse is surrounded by beautiful countryside with fantastic birds and wildlife and of course the sunflower fields for which this region is famous. With plenty to do and see in the local neighbourhood - market days, cycle rides and forest walks.

Pets are welcome.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

With the original Charentais fireplace, gas cooker, fridge with freezer compartment

Living rooms

Overlooking the meadows with settee and tv with dvd

Bedrooms

This impressive double bedroom has a king sized bed, exposed beams and stonework

Bathrooms

Shower, handbasin, toilet

Entertainment

Games box, books and selection of dvds available

Garden and outside

Your own enclosed private garden has a patio with garden furniture and barbecue, ideal for 'al fresco' dining. Another garden leads onto the River Boutonne

Parking and garages

Off-road parking

Information about any additional facilities

Daily boulangerie service
Pets are particulary welcome!

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Vet in Aulnay

Activities

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: trout, carp etc
Name of nearest fishing location: on site

Fishing on-site

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: la birdie Aulnay de saintonge
Distance: 15 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Cognac

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Dampierre sur Boutonne

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Cognac
Distance: 40 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Janice Titchener

English

The Owner Recommends

Aulnay de Saintonge

The nearest town where a small but lively market is held every Thursday and Sunday morning. The town provides all your basic requirements; Supermarket, banks, cash machines, restaurants and bars and a chemist. The tourist information office opposite the 12th Century church will provide you with all the additional help you may need for the area.

Dampierre sur Boutonne

Your nearest village is a short drive away from your cottage which has a bar/restaurant for reasonably priced meals with local wines. There is a 10th Century Renaissance chateau with the River Boutonne running through it. On the outskirts of the village is a donkey sanctuary.

La Rochelle

An old harbour town, together with its world famous aquarium. Relax in one of the countless caf├ęs and restaurants which cluster around the waterfront or explore the boutiques which line the cobbled and arcaded streets of the old town.

Marais Poitevin (Green Venice)

An incredible landscape of canals winding through a natural setting with walking, horseriding, cycling, boating, fishing, birdwatching and restaurants

St Jean d'Angely

An interesting market town with markets twice a week, supermarkets, banks, chemist and restaurants and shops. The town also has a modern indoor swimming complex with the river nearby and a huge boating lake set in a lovely park with cafes, crazy golf and children's play area

5 Reviews
9/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.6
  • Comfort: 8.2
  • Condition: 8.6
  • Facilities: 8.2
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 9.6
  • Value for Money: 9.8
10 / 10 Edith 25 June, 2016

Not as good as we had hoped for.

Owner response

What was it you hoped for! - you have marked as a 10 for all categories!!

8.8 / 10 cornishhen 9 December, 2015

Nice and secluded cottage in a lovely area of France within easy distance to the west coast and La Rochelle. The property was clean and the owners were very helpful regarding places to see etc. Favourite days out were to the Ile de Re, La Rochelle and Green Venice. Visited Hermonie which was amazing and also went to Zoodessye which we enjoyed. I would recommend Meadowview Cottage for anyone wishing to have a relaxing holiday - no TV but good Wi-Fi connection. Good value for money holiday.

8.5 / 10 Harry & Val 12 July, 2015

The setting and surrounding landscape are beautiful . The river which flows through the property is a stunning and a great place to sit and read in peace and quiet. Situated in the middle of a farming community the local area is lovely, with an ever changing view as the crops are harvested.
Local villages are quaint and varied and reflect the French approach to life; slow and easy.
You are close to larger coastal towns such as Rochefort and La Rochelle. An easy drive takes you to Aulnay which has markets Sunday and Thursday. Recommend the Chateau in the local village of Dam Pierre interesting architecture and the gardens are lovely.
Great place to go and relax and get away from a busy life. Car is essential or hire a bike in Dam Pierre 48 euros for the week and explore the surrounding countryside.
Hosts very welcoming and very approachable. Property great value for price.

9 / 10 Viv and Dave 27 April, 2015

Nice people,nice place but the open tread steep staircase could be difficult for some. Overall we had everything we required and more. A very nice couple.

Regards

Viv and Dave Holland