Beautiful stone gite with views, nr Montendre - PM006863

10/10
Expiremont (6km from Montendre), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM006863 Advertiser since: 28 January 2019
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Grange aux Buis Self Catering Saturday 3 6 3

About this property

Beautiful Stone House with Stunning Views and Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

We are a 3 bedrooms gite with stunning views across the French countryside. The gite has an open plan kitchen/lounge diner and a seperate quiet lounge for those of us who need a little quiet time.
The kitchen overlooks the swimming pool and covered eating area.
There are 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Open plan lounge kitchen/diner with gas hob, electric oven, fridge-freezer, coffee-machine and dishwasher.
There is also a utility room with washing machine and drinks fridge.

Living rooms

The lounge overlooking the pool to the rear of the property has a large sofa and chair surrounding the wood burner.
The quiet lounge is at the front of the house and has 2 sofas and the original fireplace.

Bedrooms

Master bedroom has a shower en suite. There is a king size bed and all the bedlinen is Egyptian cotton and towels are provided. There is a dressing table and walk-in wardrobe.

The second bedroom upstairs has 2 single beds and a bed settee. There is a wardrobe and chest of drawers.

The third bedroom is downstairs and has a shower room en suite. It also has a wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Bathrooms

There is a family bathroom upstairs with a free standing bath, shower unit and 2 granite sinks.
There are 2 en suite shower rooms.

Heating

Under floor heating is throughout the house and a there are 2 woodburners, one in each lounge.

Entertainment

There is satellite television in each of the 3 bedrooms. Also in the kitchen and front lounge.
A dvd player is provided and there is a stereo in the gym.

Garden and outside

The pool is 8×4m private pool overlooking the French countryside. There is a large I seater dining table and a cushioned seating area. These are all under cover from the sun.
There is also a sofa and chairs to sit and have an evening cocktail while the children still swim and enjoy the last rays of sunshine.
Table tennis is also provided.

Parking and garages

There is a carport large enough for 2 cars.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for families or couples.

Information about any additional facilities

There is free wi-fi.
All bedlinen and towels for the bathrooms are provided.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Jonzac
Distance: 20 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Montendre
Distance: 6 km

Gym/spa

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Jonzac
Distance: 20 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Pommiers-Moulin number 27

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Caroline Burton-Williams

I retired to France with my husband Chris 15 years ago. We adore the French way of life, food and wine. I previously worked for British Airways for 20 years. We have renovated our home and have decided that it would be kind to let others experience what living in France attracted us so much.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? We are very well located here. It takes 50 mins to get to Bordeaux Cognac, Angouleme, and Saintes. There are beautiful beaches 45 mins away. Beautiful golf courses and wonderful lakes.
Although we are rural we are not isolated. The area has alot of history and the little villages and churches are very picturesque.
Unique benefits of property Our property has been renovated for socialising. The vast kitchen/dining area/lounge enables families and friends to be together without feeling claustrophobic. It is a very happy place and benefits from the pool area/eating area to become part of the house.
Having said that, there is also a lounge for getting away and having a quiet time.
We do live on-site so we can be as available or unavailable as you like.

The Owner Recommends

Quincaillerie Restaurant

Fabulous restaurant which isn't too expensive in the day. The restaurant is 6km away.

1 Review
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 The White family from Jersey 5 August, 2019

Set amidst fields of gold sunflowers and lush green vines this house offers a homely feel with touch of luxury. A blend of charming rustic and modern features makes this place a pleasure to be in. The galleried entrance hall offered a WOW factor and traditional stone walls kept the house cool. The little touches from crisp white bed linen to the little candles were appreciated. This house was well equipped offering fans in every bedroom, a gym and plenty of family games from darts to table tennis for all of us to enjoy. The pool area had views across the countryside which could also be seen from the kitchen, terrace and garden, a very tranquil and peaceful setting. We loved using the bbq each evening and watching the stars from the very large comfy outdoor sofa. The covered alfresco dining area was very romantic, all set up with fairy lights and candles at night and offered shade during the day. Internet could be accessed from the pool (rare in a French property as most pools are set away from the house). A great sociable place indoor and out, a well equipped kitchen with ice maker was great, something we had never had before on our previous French holidays and was fab. Caroline and Chris were fantastic hosts, they made us feel very welcome, were discreet but readily available should we needed them. The chilled champagne in the fridge on arrival and basket of grocery goodies was not expected and such a lovely treat, thank you. Xxxx

Owner response

It was an absolute pleasure having Richard and his family to stay. They were so respectful with our home and they left it spotlessly clean.
Thank you X