Charming 2 bedroom gite. Perfect base for exploring the delightful region of the Charente Maritime. Just 40 minutes away from La Rochelle and the nearest beaches.
This 2 bedroom gite has everything you need for a holiday stay.
Fully equipped kitchen,tv with English Freeview and French tv channels.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Outside, a large parasol to provide shade, table chairs and bbq.
There are large communal park gardens with swings slides, trampoline and 12 x 7 m swimming pool
Open plan, kitchen dining room with table and comfortable seating for 6 people.
Open plan lounge with tv.
Two bedrooms. Children's bunk room accessible via master double bedroom.
Bunk room is double lower bunk and single upper bunk, so can sleep 3 young children comfortably.
One shower room
I live in France with my partner Cathy and my daughters aged 18 and 22. We live on-site so are available for any problems or to give you tips and ideas in the area.
|Year property purchased||2004|
|Why this location?||Rural France is like stepping back 40-50 years. Its a much slower more relaxed way of life with the added bonus of beautiful countryside and sunshine and the beach and historic town of La Rochelle a pleasant 40 minute drive away.|
|Unique benefits of property||We have a range of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom gites. We are the perfect location for holidaying with family and friends, or just holidaying on your own with the reassurance there is lots to see and do and keep the kids occupied.|
We are 40 minutes from the historic port of La Rochelle on the west coast of France. The beaches of Ile de Re, Ile d’Oleron, La Rochelle, Chatelaillon and Royan are nearby. Venise Verte and Benon Wood. Cognac, Puy du Fou, Saintes, La Palmyre Zoo and Futuroscope at Poitiers are all within easy reach. There are numerous Chateaux in the area open to visitors. La Rochelle, a large cosmopolitan town on the coast is 40 minutes to the west of us. Le Vieux Port. This is the heart of eating and drinking to be found in La Rochelle. It is what you see on many of the postcards and is simply stunning. There are scores of restaurants and bars to chose from either looking on to the old port, or on the streets just running off it. Local artists sell paintings, pottery, traders sell African artefacts, all forms of gifts on stalls around the harbour. There is a small beach and when the tide is right an opportunity to have a cooling swim. I like to park next to the indoor swimming pool to the north east, where you can walk through miles of park towards the beach, via children’s play areas, a children’s zoo and well manicured gardens. At night La Rochelle comes to life, street entertainers, music, night time shopping, for the adventurous there is a casino. The Market, “La Marche” a true French market which is open every day apart from Sunday. On Wednesday and Saturday, the “Grande Marche” is held where the stalls spill out from Les Halles and spread down the adjoining streets. If you like fresh food, this is not to be missed as the fish, seafood, meat, vegetables and flowers are displayed to their best and the atmosphere is incredible. Shopping in La Rochelle is a pleasure with a huge range of shops, including many selling the finest products in jewellery, fashion and food. The main shopping streets include those with sheltered walkways, which protect the shopper from rain in the winter and the heat of the sun.
A lovely gite to stay at with friendly and welcoming owners, who were approachable throughout our stay and recommending places to visit and advising us about the availability of the french markets & supermarkets and their opening times.
The facilities at the gite were great for our older children, who had chosen this gite because of the large outdoor heated pool, which they had easy access to, was well-maintained, lovely and clean and loved the availability of soft balls and floats whilst in the pool. Plenty of sun loungers around the pool to laze on and watch your children playing. As a family we were able to use the bicycles provided at the gite and cycle to the nearby 'boulangerie' and enjoy family activities with the badminton, freezby, pool table, table-tennis and trampoline all of which were free to use at the gite. Another plus for our older children was the free access to the internet.
The gite itself was very clean,always had hot water and was within a well-maintained and very secure complex. On an evening we were able to use the Bar-B-Q provided out on the enclosed front garden and then sit and eat together outside around the garden table and chairs,
Would definitely recommend this property to families.