Cottage for holiday let Charente Maritime - PM003344

Villeneuve-la-Comtesse (21km from Surgeres), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM003344 Advertiser since: 26 June 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Le Petit Logis Self Catering Saturday 1 4 1 Downstairs sofabed

About this property

Charming Couples Retreat with Swimming Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Formerly the servants quarters and bread oven to the main house, this cute little cottage is neatly tucked round the back of the main house near the property's swimming pool.
Ideal as a romantic couples retreat where you needn’t pay out for too much accommodation. With its limestone walls and charming shabby chic interior, Le Petit Logis, gives couples that romantic traditional feeling with plenty of outside space.
A lovely kitchen/lounge area with a double en suite bedroom upstairs. A spacious bright extention provides a sleek new lounge with wall mounted uk sky tv with patio doors straight onto the pool terrace.
A stunning new outside kitchen resides in the courtyard which the two houses can share. A wood fired pizza oven with full polished concrete worktops, Belfast sink and bbq pit. A covered hob, oven and fridge area make for a terrific cooking experience.

Lovely tranquil surroundings with nothing but birdsong in a rural village with amenities and bar restaurant 3 minutes away by car or a twenty minute walk. The cottage is only 40 minutes inland from La Rochelle and a mere 4 hour drive from St Malo.



Kitchen and dining

Open plan kitchen diner 16 m2. With cool terracotta floors and romantic exposed stone walls. Fully-equipped with large free standing fridge-freezer, gas oven and hob with electric grill, microwave, toaster, kettle, slow cooker and pot sink. Dining table folds down for when not in use and can be carried easily into the lounge for those who prefer to eat in front of the tv.

Living rooms

Newly built 13 m2 extention providing double height sleek modern room with large comfortable L shaped designer sofa which converts to a large double bed with one yank. Wall mounted plasma tv with Sky and dvd plus dvd library. Velux windows pour in natural light while the patio doors open directly onto the pool terrace.


One double bedroom with charming stone walls and Alice in Wonderland style low down window and en suite shower room with toilet sink and shower.

House recommended for couples but there is a comfortable corner group sofa that converts in 2 seconds to a full sized double bed downstairs.


En suite shower with toilet and sink.


Oil filled radiators provided in low season for small supplement.


Wall mounted tv, UK Sky tv, dvd player and dvd library. Personal outdoor bbq and full scale impressive outside kitchen, pizza oven and hammock. Outside lighting to outside kitchen and front and rear of the logis. (Outside kitchen shares with the only other house in the grounds but they cant see it from their house)

5 piece Rattan sofa set in courtyard.

Cast Iron Chiminea which can be moved to where you want it.

Decked terrace/ gravelled surface outside the front of the logis with table and chairs for 4

Garden and outside

Lawns and gravelled areas, walled garden not over looked anywhere, swimming pool in full sun all day. Pizza oven, full outside kitchen, stone bbq, chimnea, hammock. Decked patio with table chairs and parasol. Swimming pool accessed from french doors out of the lounge or through the child safety gate from the drive for the other guests in the main house to access.

Parking and garages

Ample parking for main house and gite behind secure gates at the bottom of the long drive.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for couples seeking a romanic break or as a cost effective base for property hunting.

Not highly recommended for more than 2 people, however there is a sofabed downstairs. The size of the property makes it a little too tight for more than 2 (as the bathroom is en suite to main bedroom). Would suit couples or young families as we can provide a cot. Sleeping arrangements are double bedroom for 2 with en suite bathroom (this is the only bathroom in the gite) Sofa bed downstairs in the lounge could sleep 2 more adults if you are ok with the arrangement.

Information about any additional facilities

We have an external washing machine which is attached to the side of the logis.

Badminton and lawn croquet is provided for your use plus a pool table and table football.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: St Severin
Distance: 5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Niort Golf
Distance: 25 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Hennessey



Name/number of nearest marked trail: St Etienne

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: St Emmillion
Distance: 110 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Tim Cookson

My name is Tim, a builder from Ilkley. I'm a passionate Francofile and love our house and the French way of Life, My family and I visit our house three times a year and are always adding extra touches.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? Perfectly placed in a traditional sleepy village with amenities, far enough inland to be central to all the areas hotspots like Cognac, Saintes, Marais Poitevin and near enough to get to the coast in 40 minutes. Great links to the A10 making St Malo under 4 hours, less than 50 minutes to the airport and 20 mins to the TGV so spring board into the rest of Europe
Unique benefits of property Timeless charm and utter tranquility tucked round the back of a large private walled garden up a long gravel drive behind entrance gates with no one over looking you what so ever. This is a provincial themed romantic stone cottage with patio doors opening onto a pool. Perfect spacious bolthole for couples seeking a romantic break without overpaying for too much accomodation, UK Sky tv, dvd library and a wonderful fully loaded outside kitchen lounge and games room making the outdoor experience truly magical experience

The Owner Recommends


World famous town built on centuries of wealthy Cognac production. Hundreds of thousands of hectares of rolling vineyards surround the town. Famous distilleries such as Hennessey, Corvoisier and Martel offer superb tours and river cruises plus the all important tasting! Fabulous nightlife with quality restaurants, cafes and bars. Well worth a day or night out.

La Rochelle

A must see! This seaside port is the third most visited destination in France after Paris and Aix en Provence. A vibrant port full of hustle and bustle where you can sit around one of the hundred harbour facing restaurants people watching lapping up some Moules Frites!!

Marais Poitevin

Dubbed “Frances Answer to the Norfolk Broads” this tranquil magical area consists of hundreds of inter connecting waterways famously lime green in colour. A fantastic way to while away a day by taking out your own rowing boat or a guided tour boat. Stop for a romantic picnic on one of the thousands of riverbanks and sleep it off under a silverbirch tree. Bliss!