Old wine store near Saint Palais de Phiolin

Saint-Palais-de-Phiolin (3km from Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM004532 Advertiser since: 2 December 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Chai (The old Wine Store) Self Catering Saturday 1 3 1

About this property

Characterful Converted Wine Store with Bags of Charm. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Le Chai is an old wine store with bags of charm with high ceilings and it's own unique style of decor.......exposed stone walls, a gallery landing bedroom accessed by a spiral staircase, a recycled cable reel as a dining table, an upcycled wine press is the breakfast bar and wine barrels provide storage.  

As it's the old wine store we have also included a wine fridge for storing all those great local wines.  The courtyard garden is a real sun trap ideal for enjoying an evening bbq with a glass of the local wine and you also have access to the orchard field & games barn.
 
Set in a farming peaceful farming hamlet but only 2.5km to the nearest town and easy access to the motorway makes this an ideal location.
 

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The open plan kitchen has a gas hob, electric oven, kettle toaster, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine fridge, washing machine, iron, ironing board and airing rack.

The breakfast bar is an upcycled wine press and the dining table a recycled cable reel

Living rooms

The living is a large open plan space with settee, tv, dvd, books

Bedrooms

The gallery landing bedroom has a large double plus a single bed and wardrobe

Bathrooms

The spacious shower room with shower, washbasin and bidet is also on the gallery

Heating

Wall mounted electric fire

Garden and outside

South facing gravelled courtyard garden with garden furniture and charcoal bbq.

The Games barn next door includes bikes, table tennis table, table football, pool table, body boards and bats & balls etc.

You have access to a separate orchard field with peaches, cherries, quinces, pears, figs and walnuts.......please help yourself to any fruits in season

Parking and garages

Car parking on site

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all ages except those who have difficulty with stairs

Information about any additional facilities

We have written a comprehensive guide to the local area which our guests tell us is very useful and helps them plan their holiday.

We are flexible on changeover and length of stay (minimum 4 nights).

Check out out other gites:
PM0044421 - La Fermette ( sleeps up to 7)
PM004586 - L'Etable (leeps 4)
PM004645 - L'Ecurie (sleeps 2)

Please ask about our special deal if you book L'Etable and L'Ecurie togeher

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Saintes
Distance: 10 km

Cycling

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Royan
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Bois
Distance: 2 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Blaye and Bordeaux

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Montendre

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Dousseaux Baillif
Distance: 2 km

The Owner Recommends

Beaches......loads of them !

For relaxation there is the beach, or rather beaches, as the Charente Maritime has over 470kms of coastline. We have details of the best local beaches which include....... small coves backed by cliffs of pale honey coloured stone...... town beaches..... long stretches of golden sand backed by dunes and pine trees.....

Blaye Wine Festival

Just after Easter on 9th and 10th April 2016, Blaye's annual wine festival takes place in the grounds of the citadelle. Blaye is one of the Bordeaux wine regions and the festival is a great opportunity to sample the wine from 80 local producers from the Blaye region and to buy your favourite wines.....entrance is only 6 euros. As well as tasting and buying the wines you can watch demonstrations of how barrels are made, visit artisan craft shops, take a boat ride on the estuary or even a helicopter ride. It's great day out.

Cognac

.....Home of the famous spirit. Visit one of the Cognac houses or wander along the riverside or through the pedestrianised old town. From 5th - 9th July Cognac hosts the Blues Passion - a week of outdoor concerts in beautifully landscaped grounds. Previous years have included sets from George Benson, Lenny Kravitz, Lily Allen, Sting as well as lesser know artists. Cognac's Annual Festival which celebrates the drink itself is 24th - 22nd July

Jonzac

A local Spa town with elegant buildings. The weekly night market in July and August has music and street food plus some local crafts....... Great atmosphere. For children there is the Antilles de Jonzac swimming pool (indoor but with a roof that slides back in good weather) and also the Aire de Loisirs with man-made beach and numerous other activities

Markets

There's a local market nearby every day of the week where you can buy the great local produce to cook at La Fermette.......also several weekly night markets in July and August with street food and entertainment And if you enjoy eating out there is a great choice of good local restaurants including several with Michelin stars

Pons

Pretty medieval town close by. Picturesque square overlooking the Donjon - enjoy the view from one of the cafes. Don't miss the Bastille Day celebrations on 14th July, or the medieval festival on 23rd July 2016.