|Vines Gite||Self Catering||Flexible||3||6||2|
This 17th Century Gite is well appointed. The gite is situated in the centre of this friendly typical French village behind the local Church, and is in the heart of the Cognac, Saintes, La Rochelle triangle.
The gite sleeps 6 people. It is set in a large walled garden ensuring complete privacy with a 12 metre by 5 metre, swimming pool with loungers, seating and tables, there is a separate play area with swings, banana slide and a trampoline for children.
Set in this small, typically French rural village of Le Gicq, but within easy reach of many towns and cities, this Gite gives you the option of an absolutely get away from it all holiday, or a truly cosmopolitan holiday, or a combination of both.
Within one hour there are ten golf courses, many lakes and rivers with fishing, boat trips, boat hire, bowling, disco's, beaches and Europe's largest aquarium.
There are almost daily French markets to buy your fruit and vegetables, Brocante's exhibitions and museums. In La Rochelle there are many activities connected with the sea and seaside along with fabulous fish restaurants.
This area is justly renowned for it's food and drink and the gite is situated in the Cognac and Bordeux wine region, and what could be better than wonderful food and fine wine.
Cognac:(20mins) situated on the Charente River, with language tours of it's world famous distilleries.
Saintes:(30mins) also situated on the Charente River is an old Roman town, with many Roman ruins, an Arc de Triomphe and an ampitheatre.
La Rochelle: (1hour) is an ancient port with boat trips round Fort Boyard to the Isle d'Aix and the Isle de Re.
Angouleme: (35mins) is an old walled city with wonderful architecture and all the amenities of a large city.
The seaside resorts of Royan, Rochefort, Fouras and the Isle d'Oleron are all within easy reach
Futuroscope is a 1 hour 30 minute drive .
How to get here:
By Road: -Le Gicq is 25 minutes from junction 34 of the A10.
By Rail:- TGV train to Angouleme 35 minutes away
By Air:- Angouleme airport 40 minutes ,La Rochelle 1 hr ,Poitiers 1 hr 15 minutes, Bordeaux 2.5hrs.
The kitchen (6m x 3m) which has oven, hob, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge-freezer along with all the utensils.
The lounge diner (6.2 m x 6.0 m) with 3 piece suite, beautiful Charantaise 17th century fireplace with pot bellied stove, tv, dvd, wi-fi, dining table and seating for 6 people.
Two well appointed double bedrooms and one twin bedroom all with garden and pool views. We also have a wooden cot for the younger guest.
We have 2 bathrooms one upstairs with a tub and the bathroom downstairs has a shower.
There is electric panel heating throughout the gite.
There is a television with access to English and French tv channels, dvd player, small bookcase with books for adults and children and wi-fi.
You will have your own patio area with personal bbq, there is a shared 12m x 5m pool we have one other gite on site, we have a shady poolside room to sit in when it gets too hot and a large fridge where you can keep your drinks cold whilst poolside. We also have a large bbq and seating area poolside which is for your use. There is a childrens play area with swing set, slide, table tennis and a trampoline.
The gardens are well stocked and when the fruit is in season we offer it free of charge to the guests it can be fun for the children to go to a tree and pick their own peaches apples etc
There is a secure off-road parking.
The gites are ideal for both families and couples you will need to be able to climb stairs as all the bedrooms are on the first floor.
Happily married to Carole, semi retired early to run gites in south west France, love photography, motorbikes and cars.
|Year property purchased||2015|
|Why this location?||It is the heart of the Cognac triangle also only an hour away from the Atlantic Coast beaches also has one of the best climates in France|
|Unique benefits of property||It is a typical 17th Century Charantaise property, we have a lovely garden to relax in, a 12m x 5m pool, a hot tub and a childrens play area. Although no bar or shops in this village we are just a 5 minute journey away by car to Nere where there is a bar/restaurant, small weekly market, butchers, boulangerie, bank then 10 minutes away we have Matha which has all of the above along with 3 Supermarkets.|
This is the nearest bistrot/bar to the gites. It is just 5 minutes car ride away in the village of Nere
What a Gem of a place. Carole and Kevin kept in contact throughout the booking process right up to arrival. On arrival we had a lovely welcome from them and the Welcome Pack in the gite with the food and drinks was a lovely idea and well received. The Gite was spotless and they have thought of everything. It was like home from home. It was exceptionally hot outside at 38 degrees plus so the fans they provided were brilliant. Our bedding was changed during our two week stay. Plenty utensils and kitchen crockery and even soap and toilet rolls. We had plenty towels provided. The gite is spacious. They gave us a tour of the village and very old church. We had a couple of evenings where the occupants of the other gite, Carol and Kevin joined us too for a drink and nibbles. On the last night they did a farewell gathering and some of their neighbours joined us who we met before and it was so relaxing and enjoyable.It was so relaxing at Le Gicq gites and if you ever needed any thing Carole and Kevin were always there to help. There's lots of places to go and see and its also relaxing at the gite in its gardens, pool and hot tub. Plenty of games and inflatables for the pool.Definitely recommend this property. Don't look for anywhere else to book as this is the perfect place for a holiday and with such lovely hosts who don't impose but look after you so well. Don't change anything Carole and Kevin. It's lovely to have met you and will keep in touch and look forward to coming back.
Thank you Paula for your lovely comments it is so appreciated we really hope that you do come back to stay with us again.
You very kindly left the gite spotless with very little for us to do on our changeover which was a great help.
Take care and look after yourself love to Hannah, John and your Mum and Dad x
Had a wonderful stay at Le Gicq Gites. Carole & Kevin were the perfect hosts. As soon as you arrive they meet & greet you. There is a welcome pack with some food wine and essentials for you to have,so need to rush off to the shops. There is a nice size swimming pool with inflatables for the kids to play with & a jacuzzi for the adults.Swings & trampoline also. For the adults why not try a game of table tennis. In the days or nights why not try a B.B.Q. Everything is there just sit and relax in the gardens....little towns are not far to do your shopping. There is a folder with everything you need to know about the places to visit, if in doubt ask Kevin he will be more than happy to tell you. Highly recommend this place for a base to travel and explore this beautiful part of France, or just to sit and relax. The Gites were spacious and clean, love the old style wooden beams. English t.v. & Inter-net so you can surf the net. Thanks again Carole & Kevin.....
Thank you Johanne and James we hope to see you sat around our pool again very soon.
Carole and Kevin