Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6
This location has multiple holiday properties
|Beau Geste||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2||Cot for a baby|
Our second 3 bedroom gite Beau Geste is just perfect for a young family who would like to have family fun all around. The tall front frenchdoors give a great view over to the pool area whilst the rear (kitchen) frenchdoors open up onto a covered terrace with a great view over the main huge play area and gardens.
Our gites are set on the edge of a small hamlet so it's pretty quiet but certainly not remote. Main shops are found about 15 minutes away as well as restuarants and plenty of things to do for everyone.
Our secure pool area has 2 great pools, The main one is 10 x 5 metres whilst the smaller one is for children/babies. Both are saltwater and heated. For the adults a 6 seater hot tub will help you relax and fully unwind.
The large play area will keep all ages of children entertained for hours. Kids will love the great Pirate boat that also has a 30m zip wire ride. Two trampolines are situated side by side, again 1 for older children and one for the very young. Lots of other activities are within our play area just scroll down to the garden/outside section to find out more.
If you love farm animals then our dwarf piggy, goose, turkey and chickens will put a smile on your face.
If you want to prepare a full 3 course meal or just keep the kids happy with an easy snack you'll find that the kitchen really works. Its has a dishwasher, double oven, microwave, fridge-freezer and almost every thing else that helps to make a family holiday that much easier.
The dining room has a large table and 6 chairs with the use of a child's highchair or booster if required. Plenty of plates, dishes and cutlery are also provided. We've even added a good selection of unbreakable children's stuff as well.
The front doors open up into the lounge with it's vaulted ceilings. Comfortable furniture are well placed in the lounge with plenty of side table space and power points.
There is a games area just off the lounge with a slate bed pool table for family fun. Just outside the lounge you'll find a sunny terrace with a table and chairs.
Beau Geste has 3 bedrooms. Two doubles and a twin make up it's bedroom choice. One of the doubles has a cot. All 3 bedrooms have Velux windows with black out blinds and room fans for a good nights sleep. Simple bedroom furniture helps to keep the upstairs uncluttered.
A downstairs shower and toilet is situated just behind the kitchen whilst on the first floor you'll find a further bathroom with toilet and bath. A step and kiddies toilet seat is provided.
For those cooler months Beau Geste has full central heating and a large wood burner for that cosy winter feel.
The lounge has a large flat screen tv with English/ French channels a dvd player and hi-fi. Lots of dvds are on the shelf along with plenty of holiday reading.
We've also added a large toy chest that'll help to burn off any left over energy that the children may have before bed time.
La Pommeraie and her gites stand in 6000m2 of gardens and play area. We've made sure that the whole area is secure with a fence and gates all around the perimeter.
From the Pool area, the pirate boat, zip wire, football pitch, swings, slides, table tennis and table football you'll be spoilt for choice.
Little ones will love the sand pit and wendy house situated in it's own area.
One of our wooden sheds has plenty of mountain bikes inside - all are free to use and offer plenty of variety for all ages.
Free on-site secure parking is available for all.
Having 2 children ourselves we have aimed our gites towards family groups. We've tried to make sure that there is plenty to do to keep young and old happy during your visit to one of our gites.
Stairgates and other like minded items are found in Beau Geste.
For the grandparents lots of quiet, shady areas can be found where you'll be able to escape it all with a book and a glass of your favorite tipple.
Do look at our personal website for further details of what we offer. You can always call/ email myself or Sara for a chat!
We are a family of 4 who have lived in this beautiful area of France for 14 years. In fact both of our daughters were born in France and attend local schools. For Sara and myself moving to France from the UK and creating our family home and 3 beautiful gites was indeed the best move that we could have done.
|Year property purchased||2004|
|Why this location?||Because of its rural but not isolated location. In fact we are situated in the triangle between St Jean d'Angely (little market town), Saintes with it's Roman heritage and Cognac, famous of course for its delightful 40% spirit that takes it's name from the City. Within a 45 minute drive you'll find a great selection of family friendly beaches. Or maybe just strolling around the vines and sunflower fields that surround our local hamlet. 1hr 10 minutes away are 2 stunning Islands: Ile de Re with it's chic shops and restaurants whilst Ile d'Oleron offers beautiful pine clad sandy beaches with a touch of the wild side.|
|Unique benefits of property||After spending a relaxing break in one of our gites you'll head home full of great memories of your holiday in France. Why.. because what other gites offer what we do. Children can run wild and let of steam in our secure/ fenced park. With 2 salt water, heated pools to keep them splashing around for hours on end and a Hot tub for adults the pool area is always popular with all generations. There is also a shady quiet corner near the pools that you can read a book or simply watch the children make use of the water slide and the colourful inflatables.
In the garden children of all ages will love the 30 mtr zip line that starts from our quite large Pirate boat. 2 trampolines with also help to make sure that the little ones sleep at night, Free to use mountain bikes are available for young and old alike. Oh.. did we mention our mini farm with "Truffle" our little dwarf piggy, lots of chickens, Gandolf our goose and a Turkey named "Christmas"!
French beaches on the Atlantic coast offer such variety. Ile d'Oleron is no exception as it has many beaches to tick anyone's boxes. Our favourite is encircled by pine trees that give of their heady fragrance during the long Summer days of a French Summer... simply stunning and is always in France's top 10 beaches.