|Windmill Gite 1||Self Catering||Flexible||1 (Studio)||2||1||Cot can be placed in gite|
The 2 studio gites have been built at each end of our Charentais farmhouse and have been decorated and furnished to provide a comfortable and clean holiday base. There is a large garden and pool for making the most of our wonderful long, hot summers.
A bbq is available for your use and there are numerous eating areas around the garden. We have mature walnut trees which provide welcome shade when the days become hot.
There is a full equipped kitchen with dining area in each gite. A washing machine, fridge, fan oven and electric hob is provided in each accommodation in addition to all crockery, cutlery, glasses etc.
There is a seating area in each gite.
Windmill Gite 1 has a double bed.
All linen is provided.
There is a bathroom with shower, toilet and wash basin in each gite.
All towels are provided (with the exception of beach towels).
The gites both have electric radiators for off season rentals.
There is plenty of space for pétanques, badminton etc.
We have a large garden with several seating and eating areas. We also have a field continuing on from the garden for games etc.
Our guests have use of all of the outside space including our heated swimming pool which is open from May to October (earlier if weather is suitable).
There is ample parking space on the premises.
All accomodation is on one level although there is a small doorstep at each gite entrance.
We live permanently on the premises and are always available for help, advise etc.
We moved from the Isle of Wight to this beautiful part of France after visiting the area for several years.<br/>We have built 2 lovely studio gites each sleeping 2 people on each end of our beautiful Charentais farmhouse.<br/>We live here permanently with our 2 small dogs. <br/>Our little hamlet of Vaufraiche is just 7 minutes drive from the picturesque riverside town of St Savinien (population 3500) with its bars, restaurants and weekly market.
|Year property purchased||2016|
|Why this location?||We chose this location not least because of the micro climate that the Charente Maritime enjoys.
We are also within half a days drive of the Channel ferry ports and only 45 minutes from La Rochelle airport.
There are so many things to see and do within the region - the world famous Marennes oyster beds, Cognac and Saintes with their wonderful Roman architecture and history (not to mention the wine and Cognac producers!), the stunning beaches and the maritime towns of Rochefort and La Rochelle.
St Savinien is a picturesque town on the river Charente with art galleries, restaurants and bars, three excellent boulangeries and a church, part of which dates back to the 12 century.
|Unique benefits of property||Idylle peaceful location surrounded by open countryside, although a short drive from all local amenities.
We are pet friendly with lots of land for exercise!
Both gites are self contained with washing machines, fridges, electric fan ovens and hobs in both.
They are small and compact with emphasis on outdoor living to make full use of the pool and garden (both shared with us).
Held on the first Monday of each month, Saintes market stretches through the centre of the town.
An excellent aquarium with emphasis on conservation. Plenty to see and a roof top restaurant looking over the port.
Small pleasure boats for hire to explore the beautiful Charente river between St Savinien, Port D’Envaux and Taillebourg.