Le Chai, one of 2 gites, Charente Maritime

Echebrune (9km from Pons), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM003662_B Advertiser since: 29 April 2014

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Chai Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

Le Chai, one of 2 renovated Gites . This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Les Tilleuls is a renovated Charentais house and Cognac distillery providing 2 spacious gites sleeping up to 12 people.

Le Chai has 2 bedrooms sleeping 4 persons. Both gites are fully equipped, have their own patio and barbeque areas and are set in the 3 acres of garden and grounds of Les Tilleuls. Both gites can be interconnected to provide accommodation for up to 12 people.

There is also a 12 x 6 metre pool surrounded by a sunlounger deck for lazing in the sun, there are also shady areas with tables and chairs suitable for al fresco meals or escaping from the sun when it gets a bit too hot.
Nestling at the foot of a hill amongst vineyards and sunflower fields, Les Tilleuls is in the village of Echebrune, close to the medieval town of Pons and the Roman towns of Cognac and Saintes. For dining out, there are bars and restaurants in Pons or go further afield to the coastal ports of the Gironde Estuary to taste the locally caught fish specialities. For the children, there are the long sandy beaches and resorts of St Georges de Didonne and Royan where there are plenty of water sports, restaurants, tree climbing etc.available.

We have a local bakery that delivers to the door 6 days a week for your supply of fresh croissants and baguettes for breakfast. Tours of the local wine and Cognac producers, can also be arranged for those all important tasting sessions!
For the more energetic we have bicycles to explore the chalk roads that run through the vineyards or take your time ambling around the local villages soaking in the Charentais charm.



Kitchen and dining

An open plan kitchen and dining room, fully equipped with oven, hob, washing machine, dishwasher, toaster, microwave with ample crockery and glasses.

Living rooms

Lounge converted from original Cognac distillery and incorporating the original Alembic pot still.


Two bedrooms. One large double bedroom and 1 twin bedded room sleeping up to 4 people.


Shower room with basin and toilet.


Fully centrally heated - there may be an additional charge in winter months.


Flat screen tv with dvd player and all UK freesat channels, books, games and puzzles. Free wi-fi also available.

Garden and outside

Three acres of gardens and meadowland surround the gites and pool. Plenty of space to relax or play ball games or fly kites, boulle and badminton courts plus childrens swings are also within the grounds.
Swings for the children
Pool house with sun beds and selection of garden toys

Parking and garages

Plenty of parking space enclosed within the grounds.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: Clinique Veterinaire de la Dague 71 avenue Gambetta 17800 Pons 0033 546 91 21 23


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Weekly Sunday brocantes at local villages
Distance: 5 km


Family activities


Name and address of nearest golf course: Courses at Cognac, Royan and Saintes
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Pons
Distance: 6 km


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Echebrune
Distance: 1 km

The Owner Recommends

La Rochelle and Ile de Re

Visit the capital of the Charente Maritime, La Rochelle, and drive across the bridge to the chic ports of Ile de Re

Les Antilles Pool at Jonzac

An indoor pool with wave machine and beach at the local town of Jonzac

Visit the Famous Cognac Producers

Visit the ancient town of Cognac and tour the cognac producers including Martell, Hennessy, Remy Martin. They provide organised tours of their distilleries every day in the summer followed by a tasting.

Visit the Local Coast

Only 20 minutes away are the ports of the Gironde Estuary and further along the coast to the sandy beaches of Royan and St Georges de Didonne where the estuary opens to the Atlantic Ocean.

Zoo at La Pamyre

Visit the famous zoo at La Palmyre, a good day out for the children

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