Gite with lovely views in Charente Maritime - PM006367_B

Chenac (5km from Mortagne-sur-Gironde), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM006367_B Advertiser since: 3 May 2018

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La Blanchetterie Gite Self Catering Flexible 3 6 1

About this property

Three Bedroom Gite Full of Original Features. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

The gite was built in 1833 with the house having been added in 1900. It is a lovely 3 bedroom gite with an lots of original features including 2 stone charentaise fireplaces, the original stone stove and sink (just a feature not in working use!).

The gite comprises a kitchen, spacious living area with plenty of seating and stairs that lead up to the 3 bedrooms upstairs. Two doubles and one twin. There is a recently updated shower room with a separate loo.

The downstairs is tiled throughout and upstairs is light grey parquet flooring throughout.

It is south facing and so you see the sun rise in the morning and set in the evening.



Kitchen and dining

There are 2 doors from the outside, one goes into the kitchen and the other into the sitting room. In the kitchen is a stone fire place and the stone stove and sink, 2 windows looking over the fields next door.

There is a pine table with benches, a pine work station, fridge-freezer, gas oven and hob, enamel sink and drainer. There is also a microwave and a dishwasher.

Plenty of plates, glasses and pots and pans etc.

Living rooms

The living room is light and spacious with an original stone fireplace, in working order. It looks out onto the garden and the pool.

There are 2 sofas and an armchair, tv with English Freeview channels, dvd player and a selection of dvds.

Stairs lead from the sitting room upstairs.


There are 3 bedrooms, 2 doubles that both look out to the garden and pool and also with views across the rolling countryside, vines and to the Gironde estuary.

There is one twin room that interconnects with one of the doubles and has a big Velux window.


The bathroom was recently updated with new shower. There is a single sink set in a wooden chest of drawers, a Velux window.

There is a separate loo next to the bathroom.


There are electric heaters throughout.



Garden and outside

The garden is an acre. The pool is set in front of the property which is perfect if children need to be kept an eye on.

The pool is 10m x 5m and has a brand new liner. It is also fitted with an electric cover which is in line with the French laws.

There are plenty of sunloungers, sail shades to shade you from the sun but also lots of shade provided around the garden by trees.

As the house faces south it sees the sun all day

Parking and garages

There is safe parking next to the gite.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for couples or families.

We do allow well behaved dogs but they must not go on any furniture or upstairs. And definitely not in the pool!


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: Veterinaire des Grand Champs, Gemozac


Antiques/Brocante Market

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


Family activities


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



Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR365


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
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.


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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