Beautiful townhouse located on River Charente - PM005253

Saint-Savinien, Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM005253 Advertiser since: 23 January 2017
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63 Quai des Fleurs Self Catering Saturday 4 8 3

About this property

Beautiful Riverside Townhouse. This cottage/gite is in a town setting.

This elegant home comfortably sleeps up to 8 guests in 4 spacious bedrooms, with 2 en suite bathrooms, family bathroom and a cloakroom.

Set over 3 floors the house offers a large well equipped kitchen opening into a dining room with an open fire, a large lounge, with open fire and a balcony overlooking the river. The house has been decorated and furnished to an exceptionally high standard, having been modernised and renovated in early 2016, with a new kitchen, bathrooms and total redecoration, offering luxury and comfort in a beautiful setting, we have given a great deal of thought to your stay.

The garden leads directly onto the River Charente and we are happy to leave our canoes and kayaks at the house for your use for the duration of your stay.

For watersport enthusiasts the area is ideal, in addition to the canoes and kayaks you can hire a boat and explore the river, sail up to Port d'Envaux stop for lunch and then continue to Taillebourg where you can try your hand at waterskiing and wake boarding.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Well equipped kitchen, brand new fixtures and fittings in 2016, all appliances are top of the range, including dishwasher, American fridge-freezer, double oven, separate hob, central island unit and dining area set for 8 people comfortably.

Living rooms

Lounge overlooking the river Charente, including open fireplace, seating for 8 comfortably with 2 large comfortable sofas and 2 armchairs, Smart tv with Netflix ideal for those evenings when the children are exhausted from a day on the beach or river!
Just off the lounge is a snug/reading room with a sofa and plentiful supply of books, leading off the snug is a balcony overlooking the river, ideal for drinks on the balcony watching the sun set over the Charente.

Bedrooms

Four bedrooms, 3 are double rooms plus a twin bedroom.
Two of the double bedrooms have their own private en suite, one of which has a gorgeous bath by the window overlooking the river.

Bathrooms

3 beautiful bathrooms plus cloakroom
Two en suite bathrooms, both with large walk-in showers, one of which also has a bath.
Main bathroom with large walk-in shower.
Cloakroom and wc.

Heating

Heating is via electric heaters, all new in 2017 and newly installed wood burning stove.

Entertainment

Locally and within a short stroll of the house we have the following;

Outdoor swimming pool with slides
Canoeing and boat rides
Tennis
Restaurants and bars
Cinema
Slightly further afield but within cycling distance, we have;
Horse riding
Water skiing
Wake boarding

Garden and outside

A beautiful riverside garden with bbq and terrace leading directly onto the banks of the Charente.

Parking and garages

We are fortunate to have private parking with our property.

Visitor suitability

The situation of the house is ideal for those who wish to leave the car at home, fly into La Rochelle or Bordeaux and take the train to St Savinien, the property is a short walk from the train station, you can then explore St Savinien and the Charente in one of our Canoes or Kayaks, or if you want to go further afield take the train to La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Saintes or Rochefort. This makes the property ideal if you want a short break / long weekend away with friends or family.

The house is set over 3 floors with a large sweeping staircase running through the center of the house, with living on the first floor please contact us to talk over suitability if you have very young children or guests with mobility issues

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Antique Brocante Pascal, Saint Porchaire
Distance: 10 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various, mainly Carp and Catfish
Name of nearest fishing location: River Charente

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf du Chateau de la Vallade, Saint Porchaire
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Les 3 Allures, Charron, Bords
Distance: 5 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Cognac

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Randonnée St Savinien 17350

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Vignoble Raffin 15, route de Chez Thoreau 17100 Fontcouverte or Les 3 C Juicq
Distance: 12 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Deborah Cakebread

We have lived in St Savinien since 2004 and love the town and surrounding area, being right on the river Charente yet within a short stroll of the picturesque town centre it really is the best of both worlds. We own and run a property management company in the Charente Maritime and are fortunate to both own and manage some amazing properties in this beautiful part of France.

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? Saint Savinien is a picturesque small riverside market town, with bars, restaurants, shops and a market it has everything needed for a relaxing holiday, in addition it is located between Saintes and La Rochelle and close to the beautiful Atlantic coast, with its white sandy beaches (making it a surfers paradise).
Unique benefits of property No 63 is located on the river Charente, we have a garden with terrace where you can dine directly on the riverside bank.
The property itself dates back to the early 1800's it was built by one of the wealthy merchants who settled in St Savinien.
Set over 3 floors this spacious townhouse has been modernised to provide 21st Century comfort, whilst retaining its original charm and features, the house is a typical French bourgeoise town house.

The Owner Recommends

Activities

No63 offers the ideal balance between a calm and tranquil location and a town setting.

The river Charente which runs through the town is not only beautiful but offers a variety of activities, such as canoeing, kayaking and boating.
In our small picturesque town we have the benefit of a heated outdoor pool complex which is just a short walk from the house, made up of 3 pools geared for toddlers up to the most experienced swimmers, with slides, table tennis, grassy banks for sunbathing and a cafe it really is a great way to spend an afternoon, or for older children/ teenagers to be able to go to independently, without the need of a lift from Mum or Dad!.

Tennis courts are available for hire in the town.
Bike hire is available in the town
Our local riding stables are only 5km from the house, hacking in the woods through to lessons for the most experienced rider are available.

Cinema, we have a lovely small independantly run cinema in the town, it shows a variety of films every week and often in original version, meaning there are often english spoken films shown, it's wonderfully comfortable and a throw back to the old cinemas before multi screen complexes took over.

Explore the town and its shops, cafes and restaurants, there is a twice weekly market for fresh local produce.

We can highly recommend a number of local restaurants which serve fresh local produce.

Having lived in the area for 15 years we are more than happy to recommend places of interest to visit, restaurants, activities and beaches, don't hesitate to ask.

Beaches

Being on the Atlantic coast we are spoilt for choice as far as beaches are concerned, with over 100 miles of coast line you can choose from; surfers paradise, remote and tranquil beaches (which even in the height of summer remain quiet and unspoilt), through to beaches in towns such as Royan, St Palais sur Mer, to name but a few, beaches with rock pools, family beaches with a quiet coast line, making it safer for younger children.

Watersports

Boating - hire a boat from anything from an hour to an entire day locally (within walking distance) take a picnic and explore the River
Waterskiing club at nearby Taillebourg
Canoeing, kayaking and paddleboards at nearby Port d'envaux

Things to do

The Aquarium at La Rochelle is a wonderful place to spend a day, it's one of the largest Aquariums in Europe and their commitment to the environment and protection of marine life is exemplary.
La Palmyre Zoo, set in 18 hectares of pine forest on the Atlantic coast, it's home to over 1,600 animals and reptiles.
The visitor experience is like nothing we've experienced before you get so close to the animals and you can actually feed the giraffes
Puy de Fou, a little further afield but well worth the journey, get there early, plan your day and prepare to be amazed, it's our favourite place and never disappoints! Make sure the next day you plan a lazy day by the pool.

Towns and cities

The beautiful and historic small city of La Rochelle is 45 minutes from the house, we cannot recommend a visit to this fabulous place highly enough, beautiful and well maintained architecture, mouth watering restaurants (sea food a speciality) boutique shops, port, Aquarium, daily market, famous Rugby team ....as you can tell we love La Rochelle
The Roman towns of Saintes and Rochefort are both within a 20 minute drive and Bordeaux, although slightly further (1hr20) is well worth the trip

Let the train take the strain

We are so fortunate to have a small train station in the town.
From here you can go to La Rochelle, Saintes, Rochefort and Bordeaux.
Leave the car at home and enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the amazing restaurants these towns can offer.
Please note though it is a small station and as such we only have a handful of trains each day, no high speed rail links here!

Other things!

We provide a comprehensive guest pack which will include details on all of these activities plus many many more, however should you have any specific requests or questions then please don't hesitate to ask.