Beautiful farmhouse in Charente Maritime - PM006367_A

Chenac (5km from Mortagne-sur-Gironde), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM006367_A Advertiser since: 3 May 2018

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Blanchetterie House Self Catering Flexible 3 6 1

About this property

Beautiful Farmhouse with Views to the Gironde. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

La Blanchetterie is a beautiful Charentais stone-built farmhouse available to let for your holiday, situated on the edge of the small village of Chenac in the Charente Maritime area of France. Complete with swimming pool and an acre of garden, set amongst vineyards and fields of beautiful sunflowers, La Blanchetterie faces south with views to the Gironde. It is the perfect place for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.

We have been here for 18 years and over that time spent a lot of time making changes and updating but keeping the farmhouse feel.

The house is very light and airy and very well equipped.

The open plan kitchen and dining room are very spacious, as is the sitting room which has frenchdoors leading out into the garden and to the swimming pool.

There is a lovely wooden staircase taking you upstairs to 3 bedrooms, 2 doubles and one twin. All with fabulous views across the countryside and to the Gironde estuary, a view one can never get bored of!

There is a big family bathroom with shower and big bath.

The gite is adjoining and also has 3 bedrooms. Both properties can be rented together or separately.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

A lovely big spacious, light and airy open plan kitchen and dining room with a big wooden dining table seating 8/10. The kitchen is very well equipped (something to do with me being a cook by trade!).

There is a 5 ring gas hob, a double electric oven and a microwave. There is a big fridge-freezer, lots of cutlery and crockery and glasses. A dishwasher. There is also access to a washing machine.

Having been letting the house and gite out for so many years we hope we have everything there that anyone would need but should we have missed anything we will always be happy to provide those things.

Living rooms

The living room is a big space with 3 sofas, lovely original stone fireplace, frenchdoors out to the garden and pool. There is a tv with UK Freeview and a dvd player.

The floor is tiled with terracotta tiles and rugs around.

There is also a piano, some of the keys don't work but lots of guests have made some lovely tunes come out of it!

Bedrooms

There are 3 bedrooms, 2 doubles and one twin. They all have fabulous views across the countryside and to the Gironde estuary. The main bedroom has frenchdoors.

The landing and bathroom are both tiled with terracotta tiles, the bedrooms are parquet flooring.

All bed linen in provided.

Bathrooms

There is a big family bathroom with big shower, big bath, loo and sink and is tiled with terracotta tiles.

There is a heated towel rail.

Heating

There are electric heaters in all the rooms.

Entertainment

Wi-fi
Books
Games
Dvds
Bikes
Pool
Walks
Tennis in the village

Garden and outside

The garden is an acre including a pool which is 10 x 5 metres.

There are plenty of sunloungers, sun sail shades and tables and chairs for outside eating.

Bbq is also provided.

Lots of room for kids to run around and play.

The swimming pool has a rigid safety cover that meets French legal requirements.

It is shared with the gite and from all our years here we know this works well as kids have so much fun playing together and lets the parents have a bit more adult time!

Parking and garages

There is parking which is safe and free.

Visitor suitability

The house and gite are suitable for everyone from families, couples, friends, whoever.

We do allow pets if they are well behaved. Not allowed on any of the furniture or beds though!

Please bear in mind that it can get very hot during the summer months and dogs are not allowed on the beaches apart from very early in the morning and later in the evenings. They are allowed on the Cote Sauvage which is a fabulous beach but about 45 mins drive.

Information about any additional facilities

There is so much to do in the area.

Boating, fishing, walking, cycling, wine tasting, cognac tasting, swimming, kite surfing, wind surfing, surfing

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: Agnes and Charles Veterinaire les Grands Champs Les Combes de la Chainette 17260 Gemozac +33 5 46 94 6361

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Mortagne
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Royan
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: St Georges de Didonne
Distance: 12 km

Mountain biking

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Route de Pineau

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR365

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Cochain
Distance: 1 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Katie Harrington

Moved to France in 2001 to have a change of life from the life we were living in London. We have been here ever since, running our 2 businesses, one here in the west and the other a ski business in the alps. What an amazing 17 years!

Owner's website www.lablanchetterie.com
Year property purchased 2001
Why this location? Perfect! Beach, vines, sunflowers and easy access. So much to see and do, a day at the beach or visiting Cognac, St Emilion, Bordeaux, the Medoc...the choices are endless
Unique benefits of property Being in beautiful countryside with views to the Gironde estuary but only 10 mins to the nearest beach. The owners, Katie and Mike Harrington, live in a converted barn behind the house and are at hand to answer any questions, help with travel plans or even take you on a tour of a working vineyard. You can be as busy or as relaxed as you wish, with lots of places to visit and things to do, or you could just unwind and relax by the pool.

The Owner Recommends

Talmont sur Gironde

Talmont is a lovely car free village with charming narrow streets lined with roses and hollyhocks.
There are lovely artisan shops and restaurants. It is just a short drive from La Blanchetterie and is well worth a visit. It is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France.

Perched on a cliff, the Romanesque art church of Sainte-Radegonde dominates the Gironde estuary. What a magnificent picture! It is the perfect place for a stroll.

Royan

Big covered food market, big stretch of sandy beach where concerts are held in July

Mortagne sur Gironde

Just 5kms from La Blanchetterie, a lovely village with a beautiful port with various bars and restaurants

Meschers sur Gironde

Daily market, bars and restaurants in the centre of the town as well as a good choice at the port. Also three different beaches, Plage de Nonnes, Plage de Vergnes and Plage du Suzac

St Georges de Didonne

Fantastic long stretch of sand with sailing and sand yachting available. Also a variety of bars and restaurants with a pretty town centre and covered fresh food market.

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