Family-friendly gite on complex nr Matha - PM006425

1km from Gibourne, Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM006425 Advertiser since: 4 June 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Verdhello, La Vendange Gites Self Catering Sunday 3 5 2

About this property

Family-Friendly Gite Perfect for Young Children. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Fully enclosed garden with playground. Cottages surround the main lawn/playground so parents can watch children playing as they relax with a glass of wine outside their cottage.

The cottage is designed to be as child-friendly as possible. Most mod cons (eg. washing machine, dishwasher etc) are provided but no antiques, breakable nic-naks etc. so toddlers and young children can play indoors safely with minimal supervision.
Kids toys and books are provided standard in each cottage.

We rent our cottages exclusively to families with young children so the garden is very noisy with the sound of kids enjoying the company of new friends. Many families come back year after year so that their children can catch up again with the friends they made in previous holidays.

Travelcots, stairgates, highchair or booster seat, change mat, bathroom step, potty, are all standard in each cottage. Tv/dvd in each cottage with larger cottages also having private satellite tv access, but there is a communal satellite tv in barn for favorite UK programs like CBeebies etc.

Free wi-fi is available in all cottages but only in some rooms due to the thick stone walls.

Bottle steriliser, playmat, Baby Bjorn, baby backpack, pushchair, stroller etc are all available FOC from our supply in the play barn.

Ping pong, basketball, table football and Communal Satellite tv (Freesat) are available FOC in the play barn.

Huge field with valley views and Soccer pitch is adjacent to the play barn with access via secure childproof gate.

50m2 Heated pool is located in a separate area next to car park. This area is also fully enclosed with high hedge and 2m wall and is gated with a child-proof gate. Pool is also protected with an anti- drowning alarm.

Eco-friendly Cottages and garden. Everything is recycled.
Chickens, ducklings, quail are available to pet and collect their eggs in exchange for left-overs. Coffee grounds and teabags etc. may be fed to the worm-swag, which provides fertiliser for the fruit trees and herbs in the garden.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Private indoor and outdoor dining table for each cottage + communal areas for guests to sit and chat

Kitchens fitted with following as standard:

Dishwasher
Washing machine
Fridge-freezer
Gas oven/hob
Microwave
Electric kettle
Toaster
Pots and Pans etc.
Glasses and cups etc.
Cutlery etc.
Pretty much everything provided!

Living rooms

Tv/dvd
Sofas, armchairs
Table
Rug
No breakables

Bedrooms

Four poster bed (usually 1.8 x 2.0m) in master bedroom
Two twin bedrooms
Travelcots
Kids books
Toys and games

Bathrooms

Bath and shower
WC
Basin
Rugs etc.
Towels provided
Beach towels available for small additional charge

Entertainment

Tv/dvd in each cottage
Communal satelite tv (Freesat) in Barn
W-ifi in all cottages, but not every room due to thick stones walls. Usually available in kitchen, lounge and some bedrooms

Garden and outside

Private outdoor area with outdoor dining furniture and charcoal bbq.

Swings, trampoline, slides, covered sandpit.

Play barn with ping pong, basketball, table football etc.

Wood fired pizza oven for organised weekly create-your-own-pizza parties.

Soccer pitch with nets in adjacent field.

Parking and garages

On-site parking

Visitor suitability

Visitors may come and use pool on request. Overnight stays are permitted if within cottage capacity limits.and at owners discretion.

Information about any additional facilities

50m2 Heated Pool in separate gated, enclosed area.
Adjacent field
Safe, fully enclosed main lawn/play area.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

  • Splash pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Every weekend in surrounding villages
Distance: 10 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Pike, Perch, Bream, Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Les Touches de Perignay
Distance: 5 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Louis Rouyer Guillet
Distance: 12 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Varaize Riding School
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 10 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Eric Carteaud Wines

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Various in all surrounding area

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Eric Carteaud Wines, Varaize, Chante Allouette Wines, Les touches and many others
Distance: 5 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Richard Dale

The owner, Richard Dale has been visiting France with his family since his early teens. He, his parents and his 2 sisters started buying and renovating historic properties from the late 90s. <br/>They immediately saw the potential in converting the old rustic stone and oak construction farmhouses into comfortable but inexpensive self catering accommodation particularly for young families and have been providing that service now for the past 15 years.

Year property purchased 1997
Why this location? Stunning local scenery a views into the "Valley of the Sunflowers" with quiet roads and historic buildings full of character.

Quiet Rural location with lots to do in the area, but still an easy drive day trips to the local beaches.
Unique benefits of property Fully enclosed garden with playground. Cottages surround the main lawn/playground so parents can watch children playing as they relax with a glass of wine outside their cottage.

Five cottages on site, four with 3 bedrooms and one with 4 bedrooms. All cottages are designed to be as child-friendly as possible. Most mod cons (eg. washing machine, dishwasher etc) are provided but no antiques, breakable nic-naks etc so toddlers and young children can play indoors safely with minimal supervision.
Kids toys and books are provided standard in each cottage.
We rent the cottages exclusively to families with young children so the garden is very noisy with the sound of kids enjoying the company of new friends. Many families come back year after year so that their children can catch up again with the friends they made in previous holidays.

The Owner Recommends

L'Ecorlion Restaurant

Simply amazing food and incredible service. Menus in English or French. Regular seafood specials.