|L'Ecurie||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||1||Cots or a small bed (for children)|
Totally renovated in 2017, L'Ecurie retains its rustic, 19th century charm. A delightful stand-alone 2 bedroom cottage, ideal for 2 couples or small families, sleeps up to 4. Each bedroom is accessible by its own staircase, ensuring your privacy.
Fully equipped kitchen, wi-fi, French/UK tv, private shaded terrace, bbq, log burner.
We supply all bedding and bathroom towels but please bring your own pool towels.
Fully equipped modern kitchen, inside or outside dining areas, bbq.
Large living room with sofa and chairs, wi-fi, UK/French tv
Two large (50m2) bedrooms each accessibly its own staircase. Both rooms can be made up with either a large king sized bed or 2 large single beds.Please tell us your preference.
Beautiful shower room with wc. Powerful shower with rain head and/or wand. Heated towel rail.
Main living area is heated with a log burner, we provide enough logs to get you going and during winter months will light the fire for you prior to arrival.The shower room and bedrooms have independent electric radiators.
Wi-fi, UK and French tv, bbqs, petanque, shared heated pool, darts, swings, slides, ping pong, gardens, balls, garden play equipment, boardgames, cards, etc
Large garden with slide and swing, petanque area, darts, ping pong, heated shared 10m x 5m swimming pool
On-site, shaded parking
Suitable for all
From Warwickshire and Worcestershire, John and Tania to moved, to France in order to realise a long held dream.<br/><br/>John was director of a UK company, working with Chinese and Vietnamese factories. Tania was a receptionist at a busy dental practice in Stratford upon Avon. <br/><br/>Now based permanently on-site, they have made Chez Fins Bois their home and are loving the slower pace of life.
|Year property purchased||2015|
|Why this location?||The second sunniest region in France, Charente Maritime is a beautiful place in which to spend a relaxing holiday.
Long straight Roman roads make driving a pleasure. Secluded villages selling local produce with small bars and bistros to explore.
The rolling countryside is a patchwork quilt of vineyards (grapes mainly destined to become Cognac) interspersed with cornfields and sunflowers.
The long, unspoilt Atlantic beaches are not far away and within an hour's drive. La Rochelle is a beautiful historic port, the Aquarium is a superb attraction. St Martin Ile de Ré is stunning, the bars and restaurants surrounding the marina are ideal for a relaxing lunchtime drink or an afternoon drink.
This is a historic region with palaeolithic settlements standing side by side with the Gallo Roman forts, arches and amphitheatres.
Cognac, Angoulême, Saint Jean d'Angely, Niort, Saintes are all within easy reach.
|Unique benefits of property||Tastefully renovated properties with all the modern facilities you would expect, wi-fi, UK and French tv, log burners, heated bathrooms and bedrooms for the colder months. These beautiful gites retain their original features and the traditional Charentaise stone is bathed in summer sun.
Shared, heated 10m x 5m pool is a social meeting point for guests many of whom make lifelong friendships during their stay here. Summer evenings are perfect for barbecues and enjoying the summer warmth whilst sipping some the local produce.
The area is famed for its Cognac and Pineau. Whether you want to visit the larger houses in Cognac itself such as Remy Martin, Hennessy, Martel, Otard and many others or see, smell and taste a local village distillery, we can point you in the right direction.
Rolling rural countryside with very quiet roads are ideal for walking and simply taking in the flora and fauna. Or, why not borrow one of our free of charge bikes and cycle over the gentle hills enjoying the fresh air?
The area is ribboned with long straight Roman roads. Saintes is a great starting point from which to explore the Gallo Roman architecture with its arched amphitheatre.
We are about an hour away from some of the best Atlantic beaches in the world. Long uncrowded clean beaches are within easy reach, but take a parasol, it can be hot out there.