Gite to let with pool in Poitou Charentes - PM005936

9.9/10
Saint-Palais-de-Phiolin (8km from Pons), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM005936 Advertiser since: 29 December 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Traditional Charentaise Farm House Self Catering Saturday 3 5 1

About this property

Beautiful Renovated Traditional Farm House. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Our traditional Charentaise house sits in the tranquil village of Saint Palais de Phiolin, surrounded by sunflower fields and vine yards.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is fully equipped with gas hob, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, the dinning area has a table and 5 chairs next to a traditional charentaise fire place.

Living rooms

The lounge is equipped with tv English and French, with dvd player comfortable sofa's, we also have wi-fi available.

Bedrooms

Upstairs we have 3 bedrooms, one double, one twin bedroom and a single bedroom.

Bathrooms

The bathroom has a shower with toilet and hand basin.

Heating

We have a woodburning fire in the kitchen.

Garden and outside

We have a 12 x 6 heated swimming pool with a deep end of 2 metres 20, a shallow end of 1 metre 25, with steeps leading down into the pool.
The gardens are totally enclosed and fenced.
Table tennis and trampoline

Parking and garages

Off road private parking at the side of the house.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Cycling

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Linda Thomas

I have lived here in St Palais for sixteen years with my husband and 3 children, who are now all grown up! I work for a local Pineau and Cognac company in Phiolin working on the vines. I'm happy to arrange a local tour of the distillery along with tasting some of the pineau and cognac that is produced locally here. <br/>We live next door to the Charentaise house in an attached converted barn, with our own private drive way and gardens.

Year property purchased 2002
Why this location? St Palais de Phiolin is very well located only an hour away from Bordeaux and La Rochelle, we are 35 minutes away from the nearest beaches of Meschers and St Georges de didonne, Cognac, Jonzac, Saintes, are in easy reach.
Unique benefits of property Relax and unwind in the tranquil village of St Palais de Phiolin, release the stress of modern day life in our beautiful traditional charentaise farm house, we have renovated this lovely farm house to a very high standard with original features such as exposed oak beams, original wooden stair case and floors, and charentaise fire places with enclosed wood burning fire.
The lounge offers an open fire place, comfortable sofa's, french & English tv with dvd player.
Fully fitted kitchen, comprising of gas hob, electric cooker,mirowave, fridge / freezer, washing machine and dinning table and chairs.
Upstairs we have a double bedroom, twin bedroom, single bedroom and bathroom.
Outside is an enclosed courtyard with table and chairs, to the side of the house is a private driveway for off road parking. At the back of the house is a private area with the table tennis table and bbq.
In the back garden we have a beautiful 12 x 6 Heated swimming pool.

The Owner Recommends

Things to do in our area

Aquarium in Larochelle
AquaLand in Arcahon
Talmont on the Gironde Estuary famous for it's Xlle century roman church built on the cliff.
Royan lovely beaches and plenty of activities on the beachs
Les Antilles in Jonzac in door swimming pool with gym and spa
The Medieval town of Pons just 10 mins away
Cognac 20 mins away with it's famous Hennessy cognac tours.
boat trips to Fort Boyard, Ile d'aix and La Rochelle
Saujon steam train to La Remblade
Planet Exotica Royan zoo park
La palmyre zoo
La base de loisirs Jonzac beaches, skate park,sailing,

4 Reviews
9.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.8 / 10 Jo M 29 August, 2019

We have just returned from two wonderful weeks in this beautiful farmhouse, and it was quite simply one of the most relaxing holidays we've ever had as a family. The farmhouse was exquisite, with a great deal of character and beautiful tasteful decor. But it's the setting, the garden and the amazing pool that really made it for us - such a luxury to have such a stunning (and enormous!) pool all to ourselves. We lived during the days at the poolside, where there is a pretty little summerhouse (complete with large fridge-freezer, very useful), a BBQ and also the largest trampoline we've ever seen. The house comes with loads of little extras for the kids, such as British TV (!) and board games, and they absolutely loved it.

The village is very small so you need a car to get around. There is actually a small supermarket in the next village which was very well stocked, but we used the L'Eclerc which was a 10 min drive away. Pons itself is lovely (the restaurant at the Aire des Loisirs is fab for families), and there's a fantastic Roman amphitheatre at nearby Saintes. The beach at Royan is only 40 mins away, and we also went kayaking on the local river.

Linda was a great host - always on hand if you needed her, but otherwise left us to our own devices. She organised a very fun tour of the local Pineau / Cognac distillery, which we'd highly recommend. Thank you Linda!

P.S. if anyone finds a small green/blue earring, please do pass it to Linda - it's mine!

10 / 10 Rob De'Athe 12 August, 2019

We have just returned from a 2 week stay at this lovely house with 2 children, 15 and 12 years old. The facilities are great especially the pool which our children loved. The house itself is a wonderful old farmhouse and has a great lounge and outdoor area where we spent our meal times. The pool is great with a deep end you can dive in and a pool house with fridge, BBQ and pool floats etc. which meant you could stay poolside without having to pop back to the house for drinks etc. The village is quite and predominantly agricultural in nature and there is a friendly shop in the next village where you can get fresh bread with 2 large supermarkets at Gemozac and Pons nearby.
The house is well located and within easy reach of La Rochelle, Rochefort, the beaches at Royan and is an hour away from Bordeaux which is well worth a visit. We found plenty to keep us occupied within an hours drive and were happy to spend pool days at the house when the sun was shining.
All in all this was a lovely place to spend our holiday and Linda and Stuart could not do enough for us.
I would have no hesitation recommending the house to friends and family..

9.8 / 10 Lynn Owen 29 July, 2019

Lovely week at Linda and Stuarts and I would definitely recommend it and we hope to be back again soon. The pool and garden are amazing and all the extra games /ping pong table etc kept the kids occupied. The house was well equipped and the kids loved the UK channels & DVDs which kept them busy into the evening.
Great value for money and we would definitely recommend this property.

9.8 / 10 Johanna 11 June, 2018

We have just returned from our second holiday in this lovely property and will undoubtedly return again in the future. It really feels like a home from home.

The house is a traditional stone farmhouse, with nice original features but tastefully modernised. It is clean, well maintained and has everything you would need. There is a large garden and fantastic swimming pool, which the children would have spent the entire holiday in, given half a chance! A BBQ and fridge in the summer house was made great use of and the children enjoyed the trampoline and large garden to play and kick a ball around.

St Palais de Phiolin is a small, peaceful village, surrounded by fields and vineyards. There are no shops but the town of Pons is only a short drive away. It was a perfect setting to unwind, with only birdsong to be heard.

Our hosts gave us lots of ideas of places to visit and arranged a tour of a local Cognac distillery. We also enjoyed a lovely boat trip from Mortagne Sur Gironde and visited Talmont Sur Gironde, which was beautiful, Jarnac, Saints, Jonzac and the port and beaches of Royan and St George de Didonne. Provided you have a car, it is a lovely area to explore.

We would highly recommend this property!