Riverside house with pool to let St Savinien - PM007337

Saint-Savinien, Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM007337 Advertiser since: 23 January 2017
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No 57 Self Catering Flexible 7 14 4 2 additional single beds by prior arrangement

About this property

Large Luxurious Riverside Town House with Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Stunningly beautiful manor house with wonderful far reaching views along the river Charente. This spacious property sleeps 14 people in 7 bedrooms, making it well suited for families travelling together, an ideal place for that special celebration.

The house is unique in terms of it's facilities and location, situated in the pretty market town of Saint Savinien sur Charente, it is just a short stroll from the market, boutique shops, bars and restaurants and yet the property boasts 2 private gardens, 1 with river frontage and terrace and the other with a large private pool, terraces and covered games area, giving you truly the best of both worlds!

Set over 3 floors, the house has an open plan kitchen and lounge, which leads directly onto the terrace, pool area and garden, a gamesroom with billiard/snooker table, dining room and office area (as we recognise that some members of the party may still need some 'work time' whilst others simply relax). The 7 bedrooms are set over the first and second floors. To the rear of the house is a beautiful terrace with outdoor tables and chairs, a stunning and very large (13mx6m) pool, covered games area with table tennis table.

The house is situated on the Quai and to the front of the property, over a quiet one way street, is a large riverside garden and terrace with outstanding views along the river Charente.

Nearby local amenities include supermarkets, restaurants, bars, boutique shops and art galleries, boulangeries, delicatessen, market and train station, all within walking distance.

Situated between La Rochelle and Bordeaux and a short drive from the stunning Atlantic coast you will truly be spoilt for things to see and do, we are very easily accessible from all the major ports plus flights into La Rochelle, Bordeaux and Poitiers mean you can travel here from most UK airports.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Large kitchen/dining room with 2 sets of patio doors leading directly onto a wisteria covered terrace which overlooks the pool.

Living rooms

Separate living room with sofas, tv and large bookcase, a great place to relax quietly away from the more active pool area.

Bedrooms

7 Bedrooms set over the 1st and 2nd floors.

We have 5 double bedrooms and 2 Childrens rooms, these 2 bedrooms have the option to have an additional bed in each, if more single beds are needed.

Bathrooms

Shower room on the ground floor.
2 bathrooms on the 1st floor
1 Bathroom on the 2nd floor

Heating

As we only rent the property out in the summer months heating is not included in the rental

Entertainment

On site we have:
Large private pool
Billiards table
Table tennis table

Locally and within a short stroll of the house we have the following:
Outdoor swimming pool with slides
Canoeing and boat rides
Tennis
Restaurants and bars
Cinema

Slightly further afield but within cycling distance, we have:
Horse riding
Water skiing
Wake boarding

Garden and outside

The property has 2 unique gardens, the riverside garden to the front of the house is a private garden yet with views directly over the river, a great place for a leisurely morning breakfast or evening drinks while the sunsets over the river.

The rear garden has a terrace leading directly off the kitchen and a large private pool.

The rear garden also has a number of other seating areas, making it an ideal property for everyone to be together and yet still have their own private space to read and relax.

Parking and garages

There is free parking all along the Quai, which is a quiet one way street mainly used by residents.

Visitor suitability

The situation of the house is ideal for those who wish to leave the car at home, fly into La Rochelle or Bordeaux and take the train to Saint Savinien. The property is a short walk from the train station, or if you want to go further afield take the train to La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Saintes or Rochefort.

The house is set over 3 floors with a large sweeping staircase running through the center of the house, please contact us to talk over suitability if you have very young children or guests with mobility issues.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Antique Brocante Pascal
Distance: 10 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, Catfish
Name of nearest fishing location: River Charente

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf du Chateau de la Vallade, Saint Porchaire
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Les 3 Allures, Route de Bords
Distance: 5 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Cognac

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Randonnée Saint Savinien

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Les 3 C Juicq
Distance: 14 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Deborah Cakebread

We have lived in St Savinien since 2004 and love the town and surrounding area, being right on the river Charente yet within a short stroll of the picturesque town centre it really is the best of both worlds. We own and run a property management company in the Charente Maritime and are fortunate to both own and manage some amazing properties in this beautiful part of France.

Year property purchased 1999
Why this location? Saint Savinien is a small picturesque market town, it has everything for day to living, shops, bars, restaurants and small boutique shops and galleries, however, the larger towns and cities of La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Saintes and Rochefort are all close by and accessible by train.
We are less than 30 minutes from the breathtaking Atlantic coast and we also have the river Charente literally on our doorstep.
Unique benefits of property The unique benefits of No 57 Quai des Fleurs are it's location on the banks of the river Charente, it's luxurious private outdoor pool and it's proximity to bars and restaurants, you could park the car and leave it for your entire stay if you so wished.

The Owner Recommends

Activities

No 57 offers the ideal balance between a calm and tranquil location and a town setting.

The river Charente which runs through the town is not only beautiful but offers a variety of activities, such as canoeing, kayaking and boating.

In our small picturesque town we have the benefit of a heated outdoor pool complex which is just a short walk from the house, made up of 3 pools geared for toddlers up to the most experienced swimmers, with slides, table tennis, grassy banks for sunbathing and a cafe it really is a great way to spend an afternoon, or for older children/ teenagers to be able to go to independently, without the need of a lift from Mum or Dad!.

Tennis courts are available for hire in the town.
Bike hire is available in the town
Our local riding stables are only 5km from the house, hacking in the woods through to lessons for the most experienced rider are avaiable.

Cinema, we have a lovely small independantly run cinema in the town, it shows a variety of films every week and often in original version, meaning there are often english spoken films shown, it's wonderfully comfortable and a throw back to the old cinemas before multi screen complexes took over.

Explore the town and its shops, cafes and restaurants, there is a twice weekly market for fresh local produce.

We can highly recommend a number of local restaurants which serve fresh local produce.

Having lived in the area for 15 years we are more than happy to recommend places of interest to visit, restaurants, activities and beaches.

Beaches

Being on the Atlantic coast we are spoilt for choice as far as beaches are concerned, with over 100 miles of coast line you can choose from; surfers paradise, remote and tranquil beaches (which even in the height of summer remain quiet and unspoilt), through to beaches in towns such as Royan, St Palais sur Mer, to name but a few, beaches with rock pools, family beaches with a quiet coast line, making it safer for younger children.

Water Sports

Boating - hire a boat from anything from an hour to an entire day locally (within walking distance) take a picnic and explore the River
Waterskiing club at nearby Taillebourg
Canoeing, kayaking and paddleboards at nearby Port d'envaux


Other things to do

The Aquarium at La Rochelle is a wonderful place to spend a day, it's one of the largest Aquariums in Europe and their commitment to the environment and protection of marine life is exemplary.
La Palmyre Zoo, set in 18 hectares of pine forest on the Atlantic coast, it's home to over 1,600 animals and reptiles.
The visitor experience is like nothing we've experienced before you get so close to the animals and you can actually feed the giraffes
Puy de Fou, a little further afield but well worth the journey, get there early, plan your day and prepare to be amazed, it's our favourite place and never disappoints! Make sure the next day you plan a lazy day by the pool.

Towns and cities

The beautiful and historic small city of La Rochelle is 45 minutes from the house, we cannot recommend a visit to this fabulous place highly enough, beautiful and well maintained architecture, mouth watering restaurants (sea food a speciality) boutique shops, port, Aquarium, daily market, famous Rugby team ....as you can tell we love La Rochelle
The Roman towns of Saintes and Rochefort are both within a 20 minute drive and Bordeaux, although slightly further (1hr20) is well worth the trip

Let the train take the strain

We are so fortunate to have a small train station in the town.
From here you can go to La Rochelle, Saintes, Rochefort and Bordeaux.
Leave the car at home and enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the amazing restaurants these towns can offer.
Please note though it is a small station and as such we only have a handful of trains each day, no high speed rail links here!

Other things!

We provide a comprehensive guest pack which will include details on all of these activities plus many many more, however should you have any specific requests or questions then please don't hesitate to ask.