Family gite to let on complex nr La Rochelle - PM005762

Doeuil-sur-le-Mignon (15km from Saint-Jean-d'Angely), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM005762 Advertiser since: 22 June 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Columba Self Catering Flexible 2 5 1

About this property

Traditional French Gite Near La Rochelle. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Traditional barn conversion, 2 bedroom gite.
The property has 2 bedrooms and a downstairs separate bathroom and wc. You enter through a patio door. Into a cool large open plan area, with the lounge at the front and a dining area with a table and seating for 6 people. In the rear left is the kitchen, with all necessary appliances. In the rear right is a shower room/toilet with handbasin.

The first floor.
Bedroom one has a double bed. Bedroom 2 has 3 single beds.

Our countryside property offers comfortable family accommodation in a restored traditional French manor house complex in the Charente Maritime region of France. Situated in the hamlet of La Ville Aux Moines, we benefit from stunning views during the summer months and are surrounded by sunflower fields. The Charente Maritime region has a climate second only to the Riviera. Its “micro climate” enjoys mild winters and warm sunny summers making it the ideal holiday destination! Being named after constellations means that when you stay in one of our gites, you really do holiday with the stars!

As owners, we live on site in our lovingly restored French manor house. We have refurbished the outlying buildings into well-appointed dwellings that are now available for holiday rental.

We have a fantastic heated, fully-tiled, safety fenced swimming pool (12 x 8m) which has a separate splash pool (6 x 5m) for young ones. A half acre garden contains childrens swings, a play fort, badminton and lawn tennis, a football net, a very large safety-netted trampoline and there is also a gamesroom with table tennis and pool and table football. We have lots of bikes including child seats and safety helmets.

In short we have everything you need for the perfect holiday. Then, of course, for the more adventurous, there is all that Charente Maritime has to offer as well!

Each gite has a fully-fitted kitchen, fully stocked with all crockery, cutlery etc. There is a kettle, microwave, toaster and full size gas oven with overhead extractor. There is satellite tv so you can watch all the normal UK channels or if you prefer you can watch French tv. There is a dvd player, it is also possible to have UK radio via the satellite and to play music cds on the dvd player, so bring your favourite dvds/cds. There is wi-fi so you can keep up with your emails if you wish.
The bedrooms have full size wardrobes, all bedding and towels are provided free of charge. Cots are available.
We have a communal laundry building with washing machines.



Kitchen and dining

Seating for 6

Living rooms

English and French tv channels available.


Master bedroom with traditional French furniture
Larger than average second bedroom with 3 single beds


Downstairs bathroom with over bath shower and separate wc

Garden and outside

Private outdoor space, with garden table and chairs and bbq.

Parking and garages

Parking available in the courtyard.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

  • Splash pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Regular local brocantes, ask David for details
Distance: 2 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Migre
Distance: 2 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Niort
Distance: 20 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Doeuil sur le Mignon


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr David Inchboard

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.

The Owner Recommends


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.