Beautifully renovated 2 bed gite nr Saintes - PM006215

Port-d'Envaux (7km from Saintes), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM006215 Advertiser since: 6 March 2018
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Jacinthe des Bois Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1 Cot

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.



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.


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


One large modern shower room.


There is a traditional log burning stove in the living area and radiators in both bedrooms and the bathroom.
From 1st September to 30th April the price includes logs for the wood burner and 100 units of electricity, additional units will be charged for at the standard rate.

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.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities


Antiques/Brocante Market

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


Fishing nearby

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


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


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 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.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.3
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Jan and Derek 20 July, 2019

This is the first time we have stayed at this property, but it certainly won't be the last !
From the very generous welcome pack, to finding the beds already made up for us, the holiday got off to a great start.
Although the weather was very hot, sometimes over 36 deg, the cottage remained cool because of the stone walls and shutters.
The beds are very comfortable and clearly new.
The luxury of comfy sofas and a fantastic kitchen can not be taken for granted in France, and both were much appreciated.
The location was hard to beat with all the major sights in the region within an hour and a half at most.
I know that a balanced review ought to contain some negative comments but I'm struggling to think of any.
Perhaps the local bread shop not having a wide choice could be it, but the local, air conditioned supermarket more than made up for it.
Morag and Vincent offered us all the help we needed without ever being intrusive.
All in all we had a wonderful Holiday !

Owner response

Thank you for the fantastic review, It means so much to us to know that you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed staying in our gîte
Also I’d like to thank you for your comments in my guest book, highlighting some of the local attractions and days out that you enjoyed. We are actually going on the ferry from Royan to the Medoc next week because you reminded us of how beautiful it is.
We hope that you will return to Jacinthe des Bois in the not too distant future, it would be a pleasure to welcome you back.

9.7 / 10 L&T 8 July, 2019

This is a lovely, clean and well maintained gite, with everything you could possible need for a short stay. On arrival we were made to feel very welcome by the lovely owner, Morag who is very friendly and happy to advise on where to shop and eat etc. We were especially delighted with the lovely welcome hamper.
The location of the gite is in a beautiful and peaceful location and only a short walk to the river. You do need a car but the local town, Saintes is only a short drive and has lots of bars, shops etc. There are also some very nice restaurants in Port D’Envaux and can recommend Le Gabarier. Cognac, Royan etc all just a short drive or train journey (we went by train to Cognac).
All in all can thoroughly recommend.

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely comments, I’m very happy that you enjoyed your holiday and hope to welcome you back in the future.

10 / 10 Linzi 18 June, 2018

The gite is very well maintained and fully equipped, so far it is the best we have stayed in. It's situation is peaceful, surrounded by woods and only a short stroll down a pathway to the River Charante. The gite itself is on one level so accessible for people with mobility issues but a car is required to get to the local villages. It is ideally located and a reasonable drive away from La Rochelle, Rochefort and Cognac etc.
The owners are very friendly and helpful and have provided a comprehensive folder with information of all the local sights and places to visit. There was also a welcome hamper, which was a lovely surprise.
There are a couple of very good local restaurants and with Saintes only being a short drive away there is a huge choice of eateries and lots of shopping. I would most certainly recommend to friends and family.

Owner response

Thank you for your great review, it is very much appreciated and good to know that all the hard work involved in creating the gîte has been worth it.
You were lovely guests and it was very much appreciated how clean and tidy you left the gîte.
It would be a pleasure to welcome you back in the future.