Lovely Gite close to the Gironde and Coast - PM005665

Soubran (7km from Mirambeau), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM005665 Advertiser since: 29 August 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Dominique Self Catering Flexible 3 6 2

About this property

Rustic Property within the Heart of the Vines.. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

La Dominique is a gite wonderfully converted from a barn alongside La Fleur, a two bedroom gite and although not attached to each other they can be booked together for a large family or two groups of friends who would like to holiday together. It is a family friendly gite in the heart of the vines and sunflowers, catering to families and groups of friends and situated just 15 minutes from the beautiful Gironde and 40 minutes to some beautiful beaches. Just under a mile from the small village of Soubran which has a boulangerie, shop and Post Office. The village of Boisredon is 2 kms away and has an Epicerie and a lovely Irish Bar which does fabulous food and you can also have takeaways. Nearest main shopping is Mirambeau which is 7 kms drive with a large supermarket, restaurants and shops. The famous Spa town of Jonzac with its small Chateau is 15 minutes drive away and you can sit at Le Coq D'or Restaurant overlooking the Chateau on a lovely sunny day and watch the world go by. July and August is the time of the Marché Nocturne (night markets) which are a fabulous family evening, amazing food and entertainment. Our favourite is in Jonzac on a Wednesday evening. Nearest airport Bordeaux is just under 1 hour away.

La Dominique is positioned overlooking the large heated swimming pool, which is fenced and has a pool alarm for extra safety, with a private outside terrace and bbq for al fresco dining. It has an open plan lounge/dining area with a double ensuite bedroom with a king size bed downstairs and a further shower room. Upstairs there are 2 twin bedrooms, one of which can be converted to a double room. The large garden has a 14ft trampoline with safety nets, playhouse, swings and slides. For the adults we offer a free wine tasting evening on site each week! We are surrounded by beautiful countryside for walking and cycling, especially mountain biking with forest tracks.

We have all the necessary baby/toddler equipment you need including highchairs, toddler steps, bed guards, potty, babybath, babymat, sterilisers, blenders so please ask.

We are situated 15 minutes drive to the beautiful Gironde and the town of Blaye is only 25 minutes drive where you can take the car ferry across to the Medoc region which is beautiful and only 35/40 minutes to the nearest beaches and a little further on is the Grand Cote with many bays to enjoy. Royan is a lovely seaside town to visit and St Palais sur mer (our favourite) is 55 mins away with the wonderful Chez Bob Restaurant situated overlooking the beach, just lovely. The Zoo at La Palmyre is definitely worth a visit. We have two swimming lakes, one at Montendre 10 minutes drive away which where you can canoe and there is also an outside waterpark with slides. Jonzac lake is 15 minutes drive away with a restaurant and plenty activities for everyone. Cognac is 45 minutes away as is the Roman town of Saintes which is definitely worth a visit. The beautiful city of Bordeaux is under an hour away and definitely worth a visit and La Rochelle is 1 hour 15 minutes drive with a fantastic Aquarium.



Kitchen and dining

La Dominique our largest gite sleeping 6/7 is open plan with a large dining table. There is fridge-freezer, gas cooker, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine and toaster. Outside private terrace also provides table and chairs to seat up to 8 with own bbq overlooking the pool.

Living rooms

Good size living area with 2 sofas, English tv, dvd player with a choice of dvds and many games and books.

Free wi-fi available.


La Dominique has a downstairs double en suite bedroom with king size bed and upstairs 2 twin bedrooms, one of which can be converted into a double which can both accommodate a cot.


La Dominique has an en suite shower room attached to the downstairs bedroom and another shower room next to the en suite downstairs.


La Dominique has a wood burner and electric heaters.


Tv with English channels.
Dvd player with a choice of dvds.
An abundance of toys, books and games for the family.

Wine tasting every Monday evening for guests.

Garden and outside

Large heated swimming pool 11 m by 5 m.
Large garden with fruit trees, playhouse, swings, slide, large trampoline with safety net, football net, table tennis, hammock.

Pretty courtyard area where the wine tasting takes place every Monday evening.

Laundry room which houses a washing machine for both gites and also bikes which can be hired with babyseats.

Parking and garages

3 parking spaces available.

Visitor suitability

Visitors can attend but there is no parking available if both gites are occupied.

Information about any additional facilities

Nearest Boulangerie is just under a mile away in the village of Soubran and on a Tuesday and Friday the bread van from the Boulangerie comes around Touron so you can purchase your fresh breads and croissants.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool



Family activities


Name and address of nearest golf course: Montendre Golf Club
Distance: 10 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Way of St James


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Tanya Nicholson

We are a family of 4, Paul, Tanya, Evie & Poppy and sometimes Grandma when she is here! Our daughters are 11 and 6 years old. We offer family friendly holidays as we have young children ourselves so our gites are equipped with everything for toddlers to teenagers.

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? Beautiful location within the heart of the vineyards and sunflowers but only 35 minutes to the coast. Close to the town of Jonzac with its famous thermal spa. Wine routes very close by and the ferry is only 25 minutes away to take you over to the beautiful Medoc.
Unique benefits of property We offer family friendly holidays from toddlers with all the baby equipment you need so you can travel with less to teenagers with large trampoline, outdoor games, ping pong etc. Large heated swimming pool. We don't just cater to families though, if you are a couple or group of friends we have a lovely space to enjoy your time. Wine tasting on site every Monday for guests.

The Owner Recommends

Chez Bob

Fantastic restaurant in the lovely coastal town of St Palais sur mer which has a lovely beach, plenty of shops, restaurants and beach club in high season for the children. Well worth a visit, 50 minutes drive from us.

La Palmyre Zoo

Fantastic day out at this wonderful zoo, Just under an hour away from us.


Wonderful city an hour away from us named the top city destination for 2017, definitely worth a visit!

Plage de Nonnes

Lovely beach 35 minutes from us.

Chateaux des Tourtes

Fantastic winery only 10 minutes from us. You will be given a warm welcome.

St Georges de Didonne

Large beach with plenty to amuse the children 40 minutes drive from us with beach trampolining, beach clubs for the children.

La Rochelle Aquarium

1 hour 15 minutes away from us a fantastic day out at the Aquarium and La Rochelle is a lovely place to finish off with dinner.


The town of Cognac is only 40 minutes drive from us where you can visit the Cognac houses.


The ancient town of Pons is a very historic and pretty town to visit just 25 minutes with an old Keep and pretty gardens. By the river is the Loisiers de Pons restaurant where you can have lunch and there is a playground for the children. You can also take out a pedalo on the river.

Chateau de Mirambeau

A beautiful 5* hotel and restaurant, originally a Chateau, if you would like to treat yourself to a lovely meal or call in for a coffee. Just 10 minutes drive from us.

La Palmyre Beach and town

Beautiful beach with a long corniche where you can hire bicycles to take you along on the many small coves. Just under an hour away from us.

Les Antilles de Jonzac

Indoor swimming pool with large slide. Also has an outside pool. Snack bar. 15 minutes drive to the town of Jonzac from us.

Loisier de Jonzac

Small lake in Jonzac very popular with families, great place to take a picnic! 15 minutes drive from us. Pedalos, swimming, climbing wall.

Lac de Montendre

Swimming lake and separate water park with slides. Snack bar, canoes, pedaloes. Small beach. 10 minutes drive away.


Small town 15 minutes drive away famous for its thermes. Small Chateau in the centre. Great market Tuesday/Friday mornings to pick up some great fish and seafood. An abundance of restaurants and some shops. A lovely place to saunter around and stop for a coffee.

Blaye sur Gironde

Lovely town on the beautiful Gironde with its large Citadelle with great views over the Gironde. Take a boat trip along the Gironde or over to the famous Medoc to sample some beautiful wines. 25 minute drive.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Angela W 20 August, 2018

We have just spent a lovely relaxing week in La Dominique gite. - we were an older family unit of 5 adults.

It is a very well equipped property and with a terrace overlooking the heated swimming pool. The swimming pool area is so relaxing to sunbath round with very comfortable sun loungers, pillows and umbrellas supplied.

There is also a communal garden with plenty to keep children occupied including the adults with the use of the hammock! Each gite has its own BBQ, which is great. We also received an excellent welcome basket of goodies, including wine :) There were also toys, games and books to keep anyone staying occupied as they relax and unwind.

The hosts, Paul and Tanya, are very welcoming and helpful with two children.

The wine tasting evening on the Monday night is recommended as we had a fun time as well as learning about the local vineyard and wine production.

We would highly recommend staying at La Maison Bleue for a great relaxing and peaceful holiday - thank you Paul and Tanya!

Owner response

Dear Angela, Nigel & family

Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you stay and we are glad you had a great holiday.

Best wishes.
Tanya & Paul