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.



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.


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.


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


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

Outdoor swimming pool with slides
Canoeing and boat rides
Restaurants and bars
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


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities



Family activities

Fishing nearby

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

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Fontcouverte
Distance: 12 km

Horse riding

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



Name/number of nearest marked trail: St Savinien 17350


Wine tasting

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

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Deborah Cakebread

We have lived in Saint Savinien sur Charente since 2004 with our 3 children. We have always loved the houses on Quai des Fleurs and when the opportunity arose last year year to buy one of these beautiful riverside townhouses, we jumped at the chance. We both work in the area and our 'no longer small' children go to school in Saintes, La Rochelle and uni in the UK.

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


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!.
Hire a boat for an hour or the whole day and explore the river
Tenis courts are available for hire 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 avaiable.
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.