Lovely farmhouse & private heated pool, Pons - PM005578

9.8/10
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 Heated Private Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Petite Longere is a 2 bedroom renovated farmhouse with a private heated 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 heated 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.

9 Reviews
9.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.9
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 9.6
  • Local Amenities: 9.2
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 9.7
10 / 10 Dr and Mrs O 7 September, 2019

La Petite Longere is situated in a quiet, rural setting but close to the attractive medieval town of Pons where all amenities can be found, including a very large supermarket (which is far from medieval). The property is comfortable and has the considerable benefit of a private pool.

The owners are nearby, but not at all intrusive. In fact, the ideal arrangement. This is especially so given what lovely people they are.

Overall, we found this to be an ideal place to relax, unwind, and recharge the batteries.

10 / 10 Rhianp 19 August, 2019

Very well equipped property with helpful but discreet owners. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Well worth a visit, with or without children.

9.8 / 10 Leanne and Richard 8 July, 2019

We really enjoyed our stay at La Petite Longere! Greg and Mandy were so welcoming, very helpful if needed but left us to it the rest of the time!
The photos do not do the house justice, the rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. The kitchen had everything we needed in terms of equipment, the lounge area was very comfortable and the whole house was quite cool which was important in the heat!
Having our own great sized pool was fantastic, we swam everyday and enjoyed the uninterrupted view of the countryside around the house.
Pons, the local town, is lovely and we enjoyed walking around the parks and taking in the calm atmosphere by the cafes.
We don’t have children (yet) but would not hesitate to bring children to this house for a holiday. The space to play in is excellent and the whole property, inside and out, was perfectly safe for children.
Thank you to Greg and Mandy for an excellent week away!

9 / 10 Brooks 24 September, 2018

A spacious and well maintained gite with all amenities . Good position owners extremely helpful