Holiday cottage with large pool near Matha

Saint-Martin-de-Juillers (11km from Matha), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM004717_B Advertiser since: 1 May 2015

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
No 1 Palm Tree Cottages Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

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

Please note: The pool and grounds are exclusive for your use when rented as a double holiday home/villa (sleeps 8). If rented as a single holiday home (sleeps 4) then the pool is shared with one family next door..

Number 1 Palm Tree cottages is a charming Charentaise style cottage situated in our tranquil village in the heart of the vineyards and sunflowers of southwest France. It has 2 twin /double bedrooms and comfortably sleeps 4. Perfect for a family holiday or romantic getaway for two. The cottage has a beautiful salon which has a sitting, eating and cooking area with many mod-cons including 32" flat screen and Wi-Fi.

The windows look out over a lovely wisteria covered terrace with it's own private 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 1 foot high) and archery for the kids.

We hope you like peace and quiet as you won't hear much 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 not overlooked in-ground heated swimming pool, one of the largest in the area at 12 metres by 6 with a depth throughout of 1.2 metres. This is surrounded by large terraces and lawns as well as pretty flower beds and vines. Large parasols and sun-loungers complete the poolside holiday feel.

You will have the freedom to use the pool whenever you wish . The cottage is in a very peaceful location and the pool and grounds are only shared with one other smaller cottage if not booked as a villa.

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.

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. 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 and Meschers are among our favourite places to visit and a boat trip around Fort Boyard is lovely. Bordeaux is well worth a day trip. Use the park and ride tram system, it's clean, modern and fab.

Our cottage is also very popular with couples for autumn , spring and winter breaks and many people have chosen to stay with us for a month out of peak season when special rates can be offered.

We are an ideal base for exploring on foot, bike , and by car. So you can be as active or restful as you like. Plus in the summer you go home with a great tan.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Open plan kitchen for convivial living.
Ironing facilities, microwave, gas oven and hob, large fridge-freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.

Living rooms

Traditional Charentaise stone walls can be seen throughout the cottage as well as exposed oak beams and tiled floors.
The salon is charming and cool for those hot summer days. The window overlooks the garden towards the sunflower/corn fields.
Comfortable sitting area with 32" tv and a dining area with table seating 4.

Bedrooms

Two twin rooms with beds that can be attached to make king size.
Wardrobes and shelves.

Bathrooms

First floor bathroom with shower and loo.

Heating

Log burner and electric radiators.

Entertainment

Wi-fi broadband internet, ps3/dvd player, board games, books, English satellite tv.

Garden and outside

For the more active guests we offer table tennis, large in-ground trampoline (4m), basketball, safe archery, badminton, volleyball and swimming.

Private entrance. Outside the cottage is a patio with bbq and seating/eating area leading to our orchard and field/play area. Ideal for playing ball games and having picnics or sipping a glass of wine in the shade of the trees.
Through the gate is our swimming pool which, at 12m by 6m is one of the largest in the area, has a depth throughout of 1.2m. with loungers, large parasols and a bbq area. It is un-overlooked and has large terraces, lawns, vines and flower beds.

Parking and garages

Large private and secure off-road parking

Visitor suitability

No pets, other than for winter lets, and strictly no smoking inside.
No special disabled facilities at the moment.
Lots of walks, cycling, wine tasting, concerts, golf and places to visit nearby. Ideal for people looking for a quiet location to either relax or discover this part of France. Perfect for a family or couple's romantic getaway.

Previous guest comments and visitor's book on our website www.palmtreeholidaycottage.co.uk

Information about any additional facilities

The owners, Mark and Elaine, live next door and are able to help with any questions, advice or problems.
An internationally renowned artisan vinegar maker is in the village. One of only six in France he is happy to show guests round his little factory.
Bed-linen will be provided free for summer guests. A discount is available to guests who bring their own bed-linen. Towels are also available at 5 euros a bundle.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Shared pool

Activities

Cycling

Family activities

Golf

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

Sports

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.

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