Holiday cottage with shared pool near Matha

Saint-Martin-de-Juillers (4km from Matha), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM004717 Advertiser since: 1 May 2015
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No 2 Palm Tree Cottages Self Catering Saturday 1 2 1

About this property

Charming Charentais Cottage With Large Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

No 2 Palm Tree Cottages is a charming Charentaise style cottage situated in our tranquil village in the heart of the vineyards and sunflowers of south west France.

It has a mezzanine floor, with a spiral staircase and minstrels gallery where you'll find a double bedroom with views over the gardens and fields from your bed. Perfect for a romantic getaway. There's also a small box-room with bunk beds. The cottage has a beautiful salon which has a sitting, eating and cooking area with many mod-cons including 32" flat screen, UK tv and free wi-fi. 
The double-glazed windows look out over the famous palm tree and the cottage has its own private enclosed garden. This is right next door to the off-road parking area and orchard, large garden, allotment and play garden with views over the French countryside beyond. We have a basketball net, table tennis, a 4 metre in-ground trampoline (just a few inches high) and safe archery.
Feel free to help yourself to anything growing, whether it is fruit, vegetables or flowers. 
We hope you like peace and quiet as you won't hear anything other than wildlife at night and won't see anything other than stars as the mayor turns off all the street lights at 11pm. The stars on a clear night are quite spectacular.
We have a large and secluded in-ground heated swimming pool. It is only shared with one other cottage. It is completely not overlooked and is one of the largest in the area at 12 metres by 6 metres with a depth throughout of 1.2 metres. This means that all but the smallest can safely touch the bottom. The pool and its surrounds are protected by secure fencing and accessed only via toddler proof magnetic gates. The pool is serviced by large terraces and lawns as well as pretty flower beds and vines. There's even a small veg patch for you to help yourself.
Large parasols and sunloungers complete the poolside holiday feel. You will have the freedom to use the pool when you wish .
The pool is cleaned by the owner most mornings .

Whilst this spot is lovely, we would recommend that you explore the area which will require a car. There are options around if you want to hire locally but an internet search will probably find you the best option to suit especially from the airports. Remember to check out the SuperU and Intermarche websites in Matha and check their rental prices (or prix de location).

This cottage is perfect for a couple to enjoy the peace and quiet of the beautiful French countryside and local hospitality.



Kitchen and dining

Open plan kitchen and dining areas tastefully decorated with exposed stone walls and several original oak beams.

Living rooms

Also open plan with exposed stone walls and a logburner for the off season chillier evenings.


Spiral staircase leads to the mezzanine floor twin/double bedroom and the separate box room with bunk beds.


Ground floor toilet and shower room.


Electric radiators


Large flatscreen with UK satellite, dvds, boardgames and books.

Garden and outside

Large shared gardens, orchard and play area with lots of outside eating spots. The pool area has large terraces and lawns as well as its own bbq area.

Additional small private garden.

Parking and garages

Large off-road and secure car park with some shade.

Visitor suitability

A spiral staircase may make the property unsuitable for those who have difficulty walking upstairs. The bathroom is however, on the ground floor.

Information about any additional facilities

Owners live in the house behind and are available for any asistance or enquiries. Cottage has wi-fi broadband.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Shared pool



Family activities


Name and address of nearest golf course: Cognac
Distance: 25 km


About the Owner, Mr Mark Thompson

Bought this property and now have two cottages as rentals, they join together as one for July and August.

Year property purchased 2014
Why this location? Lovely french countryside and (usually) better weather than the UK
Unique benefits of property Cute, cosy, great facilities and a great spot.

The Owner Recommends

Nearby Towns & Villages

Angoulême is 45 minutes, Cognac is 30 minutes, Saintes is 25 minutes, St Jean d'Angely is 15 minutes. All are gorgeous towns with French markets and lovely architecture, churches, riverside walks and shopping opportunities. La Rochelle is an hour away. Not only is it our nearest airport but the town and harbour are beautiful. Talmont-sur Gironde and Meschers-sur-Gironde are among our favourite places to visit and a boat trip around Fort Boyard is lovely. Gorgeous Bordeaux is well worth a day trip as it is 90 minutes away. Use the park and ride tram system, it's clean, modern and fab. We are an ideal base for exploring on foot, bike (we have some you can borrow), and by car. So you can be as active or restful as you like. Plus you go home with a great tan.

Puy de Fou

Amazing spectacular shows for a great day out

St Martin de Juillers

St Martin de Juillers is an ideal base set in the most beautiful rolling countryside. We are within easy travel distance of many local attractions. The Coast is less than an hour away with many beautiful beaches and resorts.