Cottage to let in farmhouse nr Aulnay

Blanzay-sur-Boutonne (11km from Aulnay), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM003803_A Advertiser since: 9 September 2014

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Rossignol Self Catering Saturday 4 8 4 Children's cots and an additional bed

About this property

An Ideal Place to Relax in Tranquil Surroundings. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Our cottage "Rossignol" is part of a recently restored farmhouse set in a 35 acre farm with the river Boutonne passing through it. Situated in a small hamlet, it offers very comfortable and child friendly accommodation for up to 8 people.
"Rossignol" adjoins our other cottage "Chardonneret'' and they can be hired together for larger groups of up to around 14 people.
There is free wi-fi access and satellite tv (UK terrestrial stations).
Downstairs is a wheelchair-friendly twin en suite bedroom (popular with grandparents!). This room is also adapted for visually impaired guests.
The other 3 double/twin bedrooms upstairs are all en suite.
A 12 x 6m secure heated swimming pool is shared with our other adjoining cottage.
There is a gamesroom in a converted barn and swings with a sandpit by the lawn.
Both cottages are located on our 35 acre property, by the river "Boutonne", in a peaceful rural environment.
We have a boat which is well appreciated by bird and nature watchers. (The kids love it too!)
The sky at night, free from light pollution, is wonderful for star and satellite observers!
The surrounding area and quiet country lanes are ideal for walking and biking.
Further afield, we are within easy reach of lots of other places of interest including, about 1hour away, La Rochelle, Poitiers and Saintes.
Our guests really enjoy shopping in the local markets In Aulnay (Thursdays and Sundays) and St Jean D'Angely (Wednesdays and Saturdays).
Changeover days Saturday in high season. Flexible chageover days at other times of the year.
Short stays welcome outside of high season.



Kitchen and dining

Open plan fully fitted kitchen with fridge freezer, microwave, cooker, oven, dishwasher

Living rooms

One large open plan living room with exposed beams and open fireplace. Long wooden refectory dining table and chairs; tv; wifi
One downstairs wc


One downstairs en suite twin bedroom; wheelchair friendly.
One further double en suite bedroom and 2 twin en suite bedrooms upstairs. One extra separate wc upstairs
One cot, a second is available if needed


All bathrooms with showers or bath and wc


Central oil fired heating and one open fireplace, firewood provided.


A large games room (former barn) with table tennis, table football and darts.
Swings for children.
Boating and fishing in the river

Garden and outside

Large secluded landscaped garden with wooden garden furniture and BBQ

A 12x6 m heated swimming pool, fully fenced in.

Parking and garages

Off street parking

Visitor suitability

Visually impaired, hard of hearing and wheelchair bound people are most welcome. Specialist orthopaedic beds can be hired if necessary.

The cottage is also child friendly, with cot/ highchair/baby bath/ Baby bouncer and stair gates provided if needed

Information about any additional facilities

The quiet surrounding area is ideal for walking and biking


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Weekly "Brocantes" in nearby villages
Distance: 10 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Mainly coarse fishing with the occasional trout
Name of nearest fishing location: On site

Fishing on-site

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Bride, Aulnay
Distance: 10 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Lots of unmarked routes. We can provide O/S equivalent maps.

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Cognac distilleries within 1 hour
Distance: 60 km

The Owner Recommends

Other Activities

Sightseeing with many romanesque churches and châteaux nearby. Roman heritage sites In Aulnay and Saintes including a spectacular amphitheatre. Variety of concerts and shows during the summer season, including Les Nuits Romanes, Saintes baroque music festival, Cognac jazz festival.. The area attracts artists and painters. Lots of varied attractions in the larger towns of La Rochelle, Rochefort, Royan, Saintes, Cognac....

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