Cottage with pool in Charente Maritime - PM003801

Lozay (13km from Saint-Jean-d'Angely), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM003801 Advertiser since: 1 September 2014
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La Miellerie Self Catering Flexible 2 6 1 Double Sofabed

About this property

Idyllic Country Cottage and Stunning Swimming Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Our holiday cottage has been lovingly created with a desire to give our guests a comfortable vacation so memorable that they will return year after year.
The overall living space is around 70 square metres over 2 floors.
Downstairs is the beautiful living/kitchen area complete with CD sound system, DVD player, 80 cm HD flat screen TV, electric cooker and hob, microwave, washing machine, toaster, kettle, fridge-freezer, iron and ironing board. A Wi-Fi fit is provided as well as a number of books, CD's, DVD's and games.
The cottage also benefits from free wi-fi/internet access and UK Freesat satellite channels,
Upstairs we have 2 bedrooms, one is a double and the other has 2 single beds. Both rooms have ample storage spaces for clothes and other personal belongings. Completing the upstairs is the bathroom with toilet, washbasin and a power shower.
For families of more than 4 we have a double sofabed available downstairs in the property.
For very young children we have a number of cuddly toys we can provide as well as a highchair.
The outside space around the cottage totals around 300 square metres, included in this to the front is a covered outdoor eating area complete with barbecue, to the side of the property is a hard standing area to be used for late evening meals and drinks, facing west, taking in the end of the day sunshine and stunning views of the village.
Around the cottage there is plenty of space for parking your car, and setting up your sun loungers whilst the children play safely at the rear of the cottage or on the field above the main house.
The cottage, main house, pool and garden occupies a total land area of 2,000 square metres.
Above the main house is the main garden and swimming pool (shared with owners), a fresh water pool of 9 metres x 4 metres x 1.5 metres deep and available from around 9 in the morning until late at night (from around the end of April until early October). The pool is fully alarmed to comply with regulations.
Various loungers, chairs, tables, umbrellas, water floats, balls are available for use around the pool.
The house is south facing, so the sun rises to the left side of the property (above the pool) and by mid morning the entire property is bathed in sunshine. You can then watch the sun setting to the front of the cottage late at night.
2014 is our first year of renting out the cottage, our guests this year we now consider as firm friends, please visit our guestbook for full reviews, but we have listed below a couple of their comments;

"Thank you so much Stuart and Alison for making our holiday so amazing. The Gite was beautiful, comfortable and spacious for 4 adults and 2 children
We can't believe how lucky we were to find your gite on the internet - it was everything we wanted. The 4 of us didn't want to leave such an idyllic place. Alison, Stewart and Shannon were so kind and helpful and great fun! They recommended places to go to and even lent us a map to make sure we arrived safely. there are not many owners who on finding we hadn't eaten when we arrived late and all the shops were shut, would bring round ingredients out of their own kitchen so.that we could make omelettes to enjoy. Thank you so much."



Kitchen and dining

Combined kitchen, dining and living space, 6 x 6 m.

Living rooms

Living room combined with kitchen and dining area.


Two bedrooms, one double and one twin bedroom, both approx 3 metres x 3 metres with wardrobe and drawer storage.


One bathroom with power shower, washbasin and toilet, approximately 3 metres x 2 metres.


Woodburner for winter use and all rooms have electric wall heaters.


Tv with UK Freesat satellite and dvd surround sound system complete with Wii fit. Numerous dvd's, cd's, books and games for both inside and outside.

Garden and outside

The gite is set in its own garden of around 300 square metres, outside there is a covered dining area at the front, open dining area at the side of the property benefiting from the evening sunshine.

The heated swimming pool is set in another garden area of around 1,200 square metres.

Parking and garages

Ample parking is available around the gite/cottage.

Visitor suitability

The cottage is suitable for visitors with plenty of space. The gite and heated pool are set on the side of the valley with the heated pool being above the gite. Around the property and heated pool there is access by steps and also full access without steps for those who have difficulty in climbing same.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Many Markets, Antiques, Brocante
Distance: 15 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Migre
Distance: 5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Niort
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Saint Denis du Pin
Distance: 10 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Many Around this Area


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Various
Distance: 20 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Stewart Boak

Originally from Newcastle Upon Tyne, worked on the river for 30 years until my wife Alison and I decided the time was right to follow our dream and move to France for a better way of life. Lover of travelling to beautiful places, following MotoGP around Europe and just generally enjoying life.

Year property purchased 2014
Why this location? This area is second only behind the South of France Cote d'Azur for number of hours of sunshine per year. We live in a beautiful tranquil village with access to everything that we need. If we need to return to the UK to visit friends and family we can drive, take a ferry or we have six airports within a two hours radius.
Unique benefits of property Not only a gite, but your own house with surrounding garden, private parking, peaceful, tranquil setting and ten minutes to supermarkets and main town of Saint Jean d'Angely.

The Owner Recommends

Enjoying the Area

Around the region there are many weekly and monthly markets and fairs, Also many other beautiful places to visit including chateau's, zoo's, theme parks (Futuroscope). For the sporting types, each year the Motocross world championships are held at St Jean d'Angely and if you are a golfer there are courses at Saintes and Niort, both around 30 minutes away.

7 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.4
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Chris Y 11 October, 2019

The gite is always spotless clean with lots of good quality furnishings, bed linen and lovely large soft bath towels. There are lots of extras provided free of charge, tea, coffee, laundry and cleaning products as well as a welcome hamper with fresh eggs from their chickens, wine, butter, jam and bread plus veg/fruit from their garden. Alison and Stewart are wonderful hosts providing plenty of information on the surrounding area and places of interest for you to explore, markets to visit or good restaurants to try. You can also use the free bikes to explore the many quiet lanes that are right on your doorstep - look out for birds of prey and loads of butterflies. If you enjoy the coast, this can be reached in 30 minutes with loads of beautiful beaches. Then if this isn't enough - you have a heated pool, we have spent many happy hours around the pool just relaxing, swimming and reading. This visit was our 3rd, and is a testament to Alison and Stewart's hard work in creating a wonderful and welcoming gite in a beautiful location.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind words, it was lovely to welcome you both, take care and we hope to see you again soon

10 / 10 PM19888 13 August, 2019

We have just returned from a fabulous week in La Miellerie. The weather was warn, the lovely heated pool perfect for relaxing around and swimming. The gite is beautiful and has everything that a family needs for a relaxing stay. Visits to La Rochelle, the beach and the ‘little boats’ as St Sauvian were highlights from this trip but with so much more to see we will certainly come back to the area and will even give some serious consideration to buying place of our own to enjoy.
Thank you to Stuart and Allison for being friendly and helpful and letting us stay in your lovely Gite.
Hope to see you again soon.

Owner response

Thank you for your review, so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Hope to see you all again in the future.

10 / 10 Andy10 4 August, 2019

We had a fantastic week here - we loved everything about the property especially the pool!!!

Alison and Stuart were fabulous hosts and made us feel so welcome.

The property was immaculate and well maintained and exactly what was described in the advert.

We would recommend this property to friends and family.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind words, we hope to see you all again

10 / 10 Chris Y 1 July, 2018

This is our second visit to La Miellerie - our first was September 2017 and now June 2018 just 9 months apart confirms this is an excellent place to stay and, it will not be our last!
The hosts Stewart and Alison are so very welcoming and love to provide guests with lots of information about Lozay, the surrounding area and places to visit.
The gite is charming, clean and is very well equipped and can cater for all needs and ages - even bikes are provided at no extra cost. The bottle of wine, bread, butter, jam and fresh eggs from their hens are the best we have ever tasted and, after a long drive very much appreciated. The location of the gite is gorgeous being nestled amongst sunflowers makes it very private and relaxing. Lozay is a very peaceful pretty village with lots of lanes to explore and being near to beautiful beaches is also an added bonus. One of the main features for us is that the property comes with a private heated pool so even if the weather is a little cooler, you can swim quite comfortably. I would have no hesitation in recommending La Miellerie to family and friends but not too many otherwise there will be no availability for us! Chris & Rory Yeadon June 2018,

Owner response

Thanks to you both for the kind review, your second visit and hopefully not long before your third, take care, bisous from La Miellerie