Restored cottage to let near Aulnay

Blanzay-sur-Boutonne (11km from Aulnay), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM003803_B Advertiser since: 9 September 2014

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Chardonneret Self Catering Saturday 4 8 3

About this property

4 Bedroomed Cottage. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Our cottage "Chardonneret" (Goldfinch),  is part of a recently restored farm house set in a 35 acre farm with a the river Boutonne passing through it. Situated in a small hamlet, it offers very comfortable and child-friendly accommodation for up to 6 people.
"Chardonneret" adjoins our other cottage, "Rossignol", and they can be hired together for larger groups of up to around 14 people.
 A 3 bedroomed cottage with 2 en suite bathrooms/shower rooms and one separate shower room.
A further fourth room upstairs can sleep another 2 people.
There are small securely fenced gardens to front and rear.
There is free wi-fi access and satellite tv (UK terrestrial stations).
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.
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.
Changeover day is Saturday during high season; Changeover days are more flexible outside high season.
Short stays welcome outside of high season.



Kitchen and dining

Open plan fully fitted kitchen and a separate utility room with a small deepfreeze.
A wooden rectangular dining table can easily seat 6 people

Living rooms

Open plan sitting area with leather sofa and 2 armchairs. Tv. Child-friendly.
One downstairs wc


Three main double or twin bedrooms and one extra twin bedroom upstairs.
One cot


One bathroom and 2 shower rooms each with wc. One further wc downstairs


Central oïl fired heating


Satellite tv, (UK terrestrial stations), Free wi-fi

Garden and outside

Small enclosed gardens to front and rear.
Swings and sandpit.
12 x 6m heated swimming pool, securely fenced in, open May to September.
Boat on our river

Parking and garages

On site parking

Visitor suitability

Child friendly. Visually impaired and the hard of hearing are most welcome

Information about any additional facilities

Gamesroom with table football, table tennis and darts


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • 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....

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Lewises 8 August, 2016

Taking both properties together we had a wonderful venue for a special family gathering. Both bites were excellently equipped and presented and the facilities meant that all could be well occupied on site whatever the weather. One breakage was replaced in a very brief time by the owners, who were on hand.

Owner response

Thank you for your comments; So happy you enjoyed your stay!

9.8 / 10 cs 4 January, 2016

perfect place

Owner response

Thank you.. So glad you enjoyed your stay..!

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