Family gite on complex in Charente Maritime - PM006243_A

1km from Surgeres, Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM006243_A Advertiser since: 16 March 2018

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La Maisonette Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2 We have 2 cots available for babies

About this property

Beautiful, Spacious, Relaxing, Friendly Good Quality. This cottage/gite is in a town setting.

La Maisonnette is one of 5 gites in our domain. It is renovated to a high standard, and is light and airy with every comfort whilst retaining many original features. In the living room you will find the original stone washtubs and a large fireplace from its former life as the laundry for the house.
Upstairs there is accommodation for 6 people.
This gite is peaceful and secluded, and has it own garden and private terrasse.



Kitchen and dining

It has a fully equipped kitchen, including 4 gas rings, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, large fridge with freezer compartment and a toaster and coffee-machine. There are plenty of cooking utensils and equipment if you are enthusiastic cooks and want to try some of the great local produce and seafood.
In the kitchen there is a table and 6 chairs for dining.
Patio doors onto the garden and swimming pool.

Living rooms

This room is full of character with original stone washtubs and a fireplace with wood burner.
Patio doors onto the garden.
Comfortable leather sofa and 2 armchairs.


One double room
Two twin rooms
Spacious, and plenty of room for clothes with shelving and hanging space.
We take great pride in the fact that many of our guests say they appreciate the quality of the mattresses and sleep very well at our place!


One bathroom en suite to the double bedroom with bath and shower, basin and wc. Heated towel rail.
One shower room with shower, basin and wc. Heated towel rail.


Radiators in every room and also a wood burner in the living room.


Tv with French and English channels; dvd player, radio and cd player.
We have a library of dvds, toys and games.

Garden and outside

Fenced garden and patio with big table and 6 chairs. Parasol.
Two sun loungers.

Parking and garages

Parking for 2 cars right next to the gite in private parking area behind sliding gate to the road.

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for guests with reduced mobility as the bathrooms and wcs are upstairs.

Information about any additional facilities

Shared heated swimming pool and 300m² barn with games, football, badminton, table tennis.
Swing and slide.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp perch and other lake fish
Name of nearest fishing location: Aigrefeuille Lake
Distance: 10 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Niort
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Tric Trac
Distance: 5 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Surgères


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Various locations
Distance: 20 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Simon Tapsall

My wife Nicci and I, Simon, have 4 children, 3 of whom have left home now, having been educated for most of their lives here in France. We have one daughter who still lives with us. We did as many English have done, decided that we both worked too many hours in England and never had any time to spend any quality time with our family. We sold up and moved to this beautiful part of France, and have never looked back since. Having lived here now for 14 years we have a great knowledge of this area.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? We chose Surgeres as we wanted to live in a small town that had all the facilities,schools for our children, supermarkets, bars, restaurants and sports facilities. In the summer it is a bonus to be out of, but not far away from, La Rochelle. We also wanted to be close to the beautiful beaches and the many tourist attractions here.
Unique benefits of property 5 renovated 2,3 and 4 bedroom gites situated near the historic market town of Surgères, 29 kilometres from La Rochelle.
The gites offers a full range of facilities including a large child safe & heated swimming pool, covered play and entertainment area. Peaceful surroundings yet a stone's throw from all the facilities of Surgères.
The gites are available to rent individually or for groups accomodating up to 32 people. Families can enjoy their privacy on their own sunny patios or make friends around the pool. We have found through experience that happy children playing together make relaxed parents!
Ideal for all year round use as they are centrally heated and have woodburners for cosy winter evenings.
Also Le Colombier Gîtes are the perfect venue for any group party event or wedding.

The Owner Recommends

Our top tips for a great stay

Surgères: famed for its historic walled castle and its traditional farmers market 3 times a week. It offers a range of excellent child-friendly bars & restaurants, as well as a cinema, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a skate park and a pretty park which surrounds the château with a good children's play area. There are marked cycle paths which start from the gites and offer a pleasant way of discovering the town and surrounding villages.
Near us there are many beaches to visit. The closest is Chatelaillon Plage, about 25 minutes drive. It has a long sandy beach with all the facilities. It is very safe for children and is kept beautifully clean. There are many bars and restaurants along the beach to grab a refreshment or have a leisurely meal. For nightlife, there is a casino which has a large outdoor area. Musical performances, a weekly night market and the long pretty promenade make the seafront a wonderful place to visit. There is also a waterpark with slides, sunbathing and spa area.
There are also the stunning Iles de Ré and Oléron, islands that can only be accessed by a bridge. They have fantastic vast sandy beaches and are ideal for bodyboarding and surfing on the west side, and provide peaceful beaches and childfriendly settings on the east side. The villages on the islands are whitewashed and have a dreamlike quality; a photographers paradise! L’île d’Aix is well worth a visit. Going there by boat is an experience in itself. The village is beautiful (virtually no cars). Why not hire bikes or take your own to explore the many coves and historic monuments.
Palmyre Zoo is a great day out for families, as well as Futuroscope and Puy du Fou - all within an hour and half drive.
You can enjoy a great family dayout punting or boating on the canals of the Venice Verte 20 minutes away.
La Rochelle - a picturesque lively town that is the highlight of any stay here
Fishing, golf, watersports, cycling, walking, go karting, adventure park are all on hand.

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