Renovated farmhouse with private pool, Pons - PM005578

9.7/10
Pons (28km from Cognac), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM005578 Advertiser since: 15 June 2017
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La Petite Longere Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1 Babies cot if required

About this property

Renovated Farmhouse with Private Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Petite Longere is a 2 bedroom renovated farmhouse with a private pool. The property has its own private garden and deck with views across vineyards and fields. The gite is renovated to a modern standard whilst maintaining the character of a French farmhouse. The 2 bedrooms comprise of a double and a twin, ideal for families of 4 or couples.
We are in a small hamlet which is wonderfully peaceful but have the beautiful town of Pons only 5 minutes by car.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Open plan modern kitchen and dining room with hob, oven, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge. The kitchen is well equipped with all the usual cooking implements.

Living rooms

Large living room with 2 comfy leather sofas including a tv for use with dvd player only

Bedrooms

A sunny large double bedroom with wardrobe and sofa. A dressing table with mirror is also included and there is even access to a private little terrace, ideal for your morning coffee.

Bathrooms

The bathroom includes a large shower, his and hers sinks and even a bath.

Heating

No heating.

Entertainment

We include croquet, a badminton net with rackets and shuttles. There are books and boardgames. The outdoor lounge and small bar has a dartboard as well.

Garden and outside

There is a good size private garden with a deck. Opposite your private pool is an outdoor lounge area with small bar and fridge. Ideal for those summer sundowners.

Parking and garages

Off-road parking

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Pons
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Family activities

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: E S Guerinaud, Mazerolles
Distance: 2 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Gregory Depledge

Greg and Mandy with their 2 children Jessica and Samuel bought La Petite Longere in 2013. Having spent 2 years renovating the gite and main house are now able to offer a beautiful 2 bedroom gite in the heart of the Charente Maritime.

Year property purchased 2013
Why this location? Set among vineyards and fields the property is wonderfully peaceful but only 5 minutes to the beautiful town of Pons. The sandy Atlantic beaches are 35 minutes away and the larger towns of Cognac and Saintes only 20 minutes. There is something for everyone within a short distance including just lazing around your private pool.
Unique benefits of property Enjoy the view of the donjon (chateau) in Pons from the gite garden or relax in your private outdoor lounge with small bar overlooking the pool.

The Owner Recommends

Town of Pons

Only 5 minutes away ( by car) our local town of Pons. Here you will find all your amenities including several supermarkets and bakeries for your morning croissant. Relax in the beautiful square overlooking the Donjon (Chateau) whilst enjoying a drink in one of the cafe/bars. Walk through gardens and down the grand escalier (grand steps) to a cooling riverside walk through the woods. You can hire pedalos and canoes to take along the river from one of the local restaurants.

Beaches

Only 35 minutes to the lovely sandy beaches of Meschers. There are several beaches from small coves to long sandy stretches most of which are monitored by life guards. Beach side restaurants are available along this whole stretch. If you are looking for something more remote travel further to the Cote Sauvage (wild coast) for body boarding or surfing.

Town of Cognac

The famous town of Cognac where you can tour one of the many cognac houses. The town itself is beautiful and well worth wandering around.

Pons activities

Take a pedalo or canoe along the river or enjoy a glass of wine in one the cafes opposite the donjon and fountains. On hot days (which there are many) take a stroll through the cooler woods running along the river.

Talmont sur Gironde

A beautiful pedestrian only town situated on a promontory on the Gironde coast. Wander around the cobbled streets enjoying the artisan shops, beautiful views and lovely restaurants. A small church built in 1094 perches on the cliff edge, offering views of the coast.

La Rohelle

A larger town offering the quintessential cafe scene. Enjoy the cafes and restaurants surrounding the cobbled harbor or take a visit to the stunning aquarium.

Bordeaux

About an hour away this famous city offers everything you could want from a grand old French town. The city centre is compact and easy to navigate, full of restaurants and museums. The recently built "Cite du vin" is a museum dedicated to the history and production of wine. A long side wine tasting for adults there is even grape juice tasting for the kids.

2 Reviews
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9.5
  • Setting: 9.5
  • Value for Money: 9.5
10 / 10 Jackyp 25 June, 2018

Really lovely gite in a beautiful area.. Greg was really helpful welcoming and friendly but still had our privacy. Would highly recommend this gite. Lots of places to visit and things to see. Pool is fabulous for a relaxing afternoon after a busy morning. Fantastic holiday

9.3 / 10 Gervie Girl 6 September, 2017

A lovely, spacious, converted old farm building tastefully decorated with all necessary conveniences in tranquil and picturesque surroundings but close to beaches and places of interest. Delightful and helpful family.