Family holiday gite to let Charente Maritime

Doeuil-sur-le-Mignon (15km from Surgeres), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM004890 Advertiser since: 22 June 2016
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Verseau Self Catering Saturday 4 8 2 Cots available FOC

About this property

Gite in Complex of 7 with 2 Swimming Pools . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Newly renovated for the 2016 season, across the road from the other 6 gites, in a gated courtyard with a garden and set of swings, plus the property shares all the facilities of the other gites.
The property has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. You enter through a 3 part patio door, its 3.6 meters long and lets in a lot of light. Into a large open plan area, with the lounge at the front which has a white leather sofa and 2 arm chairs and a tv. Further back is the dining room with a table for 8 people. In the rear left is the kitchen, with a Bordeaux fitted kitchen, a chrome range cooker and large American chrome fridge-freezer. In the rear right is a shower room/toilet with handbasin.
The stairs lead from the centre left to the first floor. Room 1 has a double bed with a built-in wardrobe, a chest of drawers, 2 bedside tables. Room 2 has bunk beds, a chest of drawers, the wardrobe is on the landing and shared with room 3.  Room 3 has 2 single beds a chest of drawers. Room 4 has a antique French double bed, an antique wardrobe and a chest of drawers. In the bathroom there is a combined bath/shower and a pedestal sink and a toilet. The total floor area is 110 meters sq approx. Outside there is a patio area, with garden furniture and a bbq. Sleeps 8 people in beds, cots are available. Our countryside property offers first class accommodation in a restored traditional French manor house complex in the Charente Maritime region of France. Situated in the hamlet of La Ville Aux Moines, we benefit from stunning views during the summer months and are surrounded by sunflower fields. The Charente Maritime region has a climate second only to the Riviera. Its “micro climate” enjoys mild winters and warm sunny summers making it the ideal holiday destination! Being named after constellations means that when you stay in one of our gites, you really do holiday with the stars!
 
As owners, we live on site in our lovingly restored French manor house. We have refurbished the outlying buildings into well-appointed dwellings that are now available for holiday rental.
 
We have a fantastic heated, fully-tiled, safety fenced swimming pool (12 x 8m) which has a separate splash pool (6 x 5m) for young ones. A half acre garden contains childrens swings, a play fort, badminton and lawn tennis, a football net, a very large safety-netted trampoline and there is also a gamesroom with table tennis and pool and table football. We have lots of bikes including child seats and safety helmets.
 
In short we have everything you need for the perfect holiday. Then, of course, for the more adventurous, there is all that Charente Maritime has to offer as well!
 
Each gite has a fully-fitted kitchen, fully stocked with all crockery, cutlery etc. There is a kettle, microwave, toaster and full size gas oven with overhead extractor. There is satellite tv so you can watch all the normal UK channels or if you prefer you can watch French tv. There is a dvd player, it is also possible to have UK radio via the satellite and to play music cds on the dvd player, so bring your favourite dvds/cds. There is wi-fi so you can keep up with your emails if you wish.
The bedrooms have full size wardrobes, all bedding and towels are provided free of charge. Cots are available. 
We have a communal laundry building with washing machines.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

American-style kitchen, range cooker in stainless steel, large chrome colour fridge-freezer.
All the crockery, cutlery and utensils are provided.

Living rooms

White leather 3 seat sofa and 2 matching arm chairs. A tv via satellite English or French.

Bedrooms

Room 1, a double bed with a built-in wardrobe, a chest of drawers, 2 bedside tables. Room 2, bunk beds, a chest of drawers, the wardrobe is on the landing and shared with room 3. Room 3, 2 single beds and a chest of drawers. Room 4, an antique French double bed, an antique wardrobe, a chest of drawers.

Bathrooms

Ground floor shower room/toilet with handbasin.

First floor bathroom there is a combined bath/shower and a pedestal sink and a toilet.

Garden and outside

Outside there is a patio area, with garden furniture and a bbq.

Parking and garages

Parking in the secure courtyard.

Information about any additional facilities

We have a fantastic heated, fully-tiled, safety fenced swimming pool (12 x 8m) which has a separate splash pool (6 x 5m) for young ones. A half acre garden contains childrens swings, a play fort, badminton and lawn tennis, a football net, a very large safety-netted trampoline and there is also a gamesroom with table tennis and pool and table football. We have lots of bikes including child seats and safety helmets.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Regular brocantes in nearby villages most weekends, ask David for details
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Migre
Distance: 4 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Niort or Saintes
Distance: 30 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Local marked walking or cycling routes, follow coloured arrows

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Cognac plus some local vineyards
Distance: 25 km

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Nearby

We are 40 minutes from the historic port of La Rochelle on the west coast of France. The beaches of Ile de re, Ile d’Oleron La Rochelle, Chatelaillon and Royan are nearby. Venise verte and Benon wood. Cognac, Puy du Fou, Saintes, La Palmyre zoo and Futuroscope at Poitiers are all within easy reach. There are numerous Chateaux in the area open to visitors. La Rochelle A large cosmopolitan town on the cost 40 minutes to the west of us. Le Vieux Port. This is the heart of eating and drinking to be found in La Rochelle. It is what you see on many of the postcards and is simply stunning. There are scores of restaurants and bars to chose from either looking on to the old port, or on the streets just running off it. Local artists sell paintings, pottery, traders sell African artefacts, all forms of gifts on stalls around the harbour. There is a small beach and when the tide is right an opportunity to have a cooling swim. I like to park next to the indoor swimming pool to the north east, where you can walk through miles of park towards the beach, via children’s play areas, a children’s zoo and well manicured gardens. At night La Rochelle comes to life, street entertainers, music, night time shopping, for the adventurous there is a casino. The Market, “La Marche” a true French market which is open every day apart from Sunday. On Wednesday and Saturday, the “Grande Marche” is held where the stalls spill out from Les Halles and spread down the adjoining streets. If you like fresh food, this is not to be missed as the fish, seafood, meat, vegetables and flowers are displayed to their best and the atmosphere is incredible. Shopping in La Rochelle is a pleasure with a huge range of shops, including many selling the finest products in jewellery, fashion and food. The main shopping streets include those with sheltered walkways, which protect the shopper from rain in the winter and the heat of the sun.