|Le Beau Puits||Self Catering||Sunday||4||8||4|
Farmhouse with 4 double bedrooms and a private heated swimming pool located in the village of Gibourne in the Charente Maritime department.
The house is detatched and situated in its own gardens with ample space for parking and play. There are 2 patio areas one by the pool and the other in front of the house.
Entertainment outdoors includes a barbecue, table tennis table, badminton/volleyball and there are also a number of bikes available for your use.
Inside there is UK tv as well a range of games, books and dvds. Wireless internet connection is provided.
The nearby towns of Matha, St Jean D'Angeley, Saintes and Cognac provide for shopping and opportunities for eating out.
The nearest beaches are at Fouras and Royan, on the mainland and the offshore islands of Ile de Re and Ile D'Oleron are both about an hour away.
There is a large kitchen/dining room typical of this style of French farmhouse where much of the family activities take place. The kitchen is fully equipped with washing machine and dishwasher.
Gas central heating and 2 wood burning stoves (kitchen and living room)
Inside - Internet, tv/dvd, range of dvds, games and books.
Outside - Swimming pool, bikes, table tennis.
Ample parking for 4 cars at the rear of the property.
Suitable for families
My name is Chris Plews and I live with my family in Oxford and work as the FD of a small company in Witney.
|Year property purchased||2002|
|Why this location?||We had a family holiday near Royan and fell in love with the area. It was also crucially about 4 hours drive from St Malo which was all our children could cope with at the time! The area is quiet and peaceful with lots of walks and cycle rides in the immediate area. The coast and the wonderful islands of Ile de Re and Ile d'Oleron and the famous towns of Cognac, Royan and La Rochelle are all within an hour's drive.|
|Unique benefits of property||Like many French houses it had been divided in 2 - in this case around a hundred years ago. We bought one half of the property in 2002 and then the other half in 2012 and then had it put back as a single house. We have since renovated the outhouses and installed a private heated pool.|
Several of the best known Cognac producers such as Hennessy, Courvoisier, Martell, and Remy Martin are based in nearby Cognac and Jarnac, and run regular tours and tasting sessions in English.