Beautifully renovated 2 bed gite nr Saintes

Port-d'Envaux (7km from Saintes), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM006215 Advertiser since: 6 March 2018
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About this property

Stunning Gite an Idyllic Location a Perfect Getaway . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

A beautifully renovated 18th century detached 2 bedroom single storey gite .
Located in a small hamlet just 300m from the river Charente, with its own private patio and bbq area. Set in the large secluded pretty garden of La Basse Pommeraie with private parking.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

A fully-fitted modern kitchen with open plan dining area with dining tables and chairs for 4 people.
There is also a separate laundry area in the gîte.

Living rooms

Open plan living area with 2 modern sofas a large flat screen tv with English and French channels.

Bedrooms

Two large light and airy bedrooms one with a king size bed one with a double bed.

Bathrooms

One large modern shower room.

Heating

There is a traditional log burning stove in the living area and radiators in both bedrooms and the bathroom.

Garden and outside

Outside there is a large private terrace with barbecue. A garden dining table with 4 chairs, sunloungers a garden sofa and drinks table.
Swing ball and plenty of space for ball games.

Parking and garages

There is a private parking area outside the gîte.

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for wheelchair access.

Information about any additional facilities

We have various bikes for use free of charge.
There is a 4 man Canadian Kayak and life jackets also available free of charge.
Picnics can be provided with 24hr notice at a cost of 7 euro per person.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: There are numerous brocante markets throughout the summer
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Taillebourg
Distance: 3 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Louis Rouyer Guillet, 43 Route de Golf 17100
Distance: 7.1 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Equestrian Centre, La Frégonnière, Ecurat
Distance: 3.5 km

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Morag Vincent

We finally achieved our goal of moving to France in 2015. After many years of dreaming the time was right for us to leave the busy south east of England and set up home here in our favourite region of France.

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? We chose this property after an extensive search, it has that je ne sais quoi that we were looking for. The location is idyllic and charming, quiet, peaceful and secluded yet not isolated from the rest of the hamlet or the nearby villages. The magnificent beaches are within a 35 minute drive. A beautiful golf course just 10 minutes away, the river Charente for swimming or kayaking is a stroll away, all add to the draw of this fantastic area. Oh and did I mention the sunshine!
Unique benefits of property The beautiful 18th century cottage and main house built from local Charentaise stone have so much character, set in large mature gardens .
The Cranes that nest in the nearby trees, the deer in the fields , the river and the serenity of our surroundings help to make you feel relaxed from the moment you arrive.
You have your privacy, but also the reassurance that we are on site should you need us.

The Owner Recommends

River cruise

The Bernard Palissay is a river cruise from Saintes to Chaniers which includes a lovely lunch in an old water mill.

Les Lapidiales

A sculpture park in our village of Port d’Envaux where sculptors come from all over the world every summer to sculpt with the famous charentaise stone. You can watch them work, walk round the park and see the amazing sculptures or book a lesson and have a go yourself.

Saintes

Saintes is a beautiful ancient market town situated on the river Charente, it has a cathedral an impressive amphitheatre, it’s own L’Arc de Triomphe, markets most days, and many shops and restaurants.
Throughout the summer months the towns public gardens hosts numerous free musical concerts.

Auberge de La Charente

A lovely restaurant in Port d’Envaux excellent French cuisine and a perfect riverside setting, just 5 minutes from the gite.

La Terrace

An excellent restaurant in Saintes overlooking the river it has a roof terrace with lovely views a friendly service and a varied menu.

Saint Georges de Didonne

This is my favourite beach, beautiful golden sands, it is family friendly with lifeguards quieter than Royan with a lovely quaint feel to the village.

Château La Roche Courbon

This château is definitely worth a visit, you can take a guided tour or explore yourself, the gardens are stunning, the children can play ancient wooden boardgames, or you can walk through the forest to see the prehistoric caves. There is a picnic area and a café.