Converted barn, 3 bedroom gite, in a shared courtyard. Sympathetically renovated its provides cool and comfortable accommodation in the heat of the summer.
Downstairs there is open plan living, with a fully-fitted kitchen, lounge with English and French tv available and dining table with seating for 6 people.
There is a down stairs family bathroom with a separate wc.
Upstairs there are 3 comfortable bedrooms.
Outside there is a private terrace with garden table and chairs and a bbq.
Fully-fitted kitchen, with 4 ring cooker/oven. Fridge-freezer and microwave.
Open plan living room for sociable family holidays with 2 settees and English/French tv.
1. Double, with traditional French furniture.
2. Twin bedroom with 2 single beds.
3. Bunk room, with pine bunk bed.
One downstairs family bathroom. Bath with over head shower and separate wc.
Electric wall heaters.
Private terrace space for eating, with table chairs and bbq.
Communal courtyard with car parking.
Large communal park gardens with pet corner, trampoline, football and badminton net. Slack wire, and separate pool area.
Available in courtyard.
Not suitable for wheelchair users.
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 cost 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.
We had a fantastic time! The facilities at the gite are great and managed to amuse the kids. The pool was ideal, and we spent many hours by it. The gite itself was greAt, it has everything that you need while on holiday! It was also fun having a few neighbours in the complex, which also meant the kids had others to play with.
Overall an excellent place to stay! Well done to the owners!