Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 5, Ratings 4 9.4/10
This location has multiple holiday properties
|La Colomberie Gite||Self Catering||Saturday||2||5||2||Free cots are available|
The Colomberie Gite consists of a spacious fully-fitted kitchen with food preparation island and an en suite dining area on the ground floor.
There is a separate comfortable lounge with sliding doors giving onto the terrace facing the pool.
The terrace is equipped with sunloungers, parasols, a table and chairs for outdoor meals.
On the first floor, accessible by a central wooden staircase, there are 2 separate bedrooms with en suite shower rooms.
The modern fully equipped kitchen has an electric glass top cooker hob, oven, a separate microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
Coffee-maker, kettle and toaster.
There is also an ironing board, electric iron and a rack for hanging wet clothes outside to dry in the sun.
Lots of comfortable sofas, books, tv and a dvd player. The large sliding door opens onto the pool terrace.
The 2 separate large bedrooms each contain a double bed and 2 single beds.
This formula is ideal for a young family to use the double bed in one bedroom for the adults and to reserve the other bedroom for the children to share. (Limited to 3 children)
All bed linen is supplied.
The 2 en suite shower rooms each have a wash basin a wc and a shower cubicle.
Shower room towels are supplied.
Note to bring your own bathing towels for the swimming pool or the beach as these are not supplied.
Electric heaters in all rooms.
Tv and dvd player
There is a large floral garden with lawns where the children can play badminton which is provided, boules and a separate covered area for table tennis.
The large pool 6m x 12m is fitted with an alarm which is triggered off when someone enters the water. This facility does not replace the parent’s responsibility to supervise their children at all times when around the pool.
The shallow curved end is near the house and the 2.5 m much deeper end is on the opposite side.
Lots of secure open parking for cars or motorcycles and covered storage for bikes.
Our 2 gites provide a good environment for families with children.
The unheated pool is shared with the persons occupying the adjacent gite and the owners living in the lodge on-site.
Unfortunately the nature of the converted cottage does not make them suitable for disabled persons.
Non smoking for the sake of safety.
Animals not accepted to avoid allergies.
No bbqs to stop smoke and pollution.
No camping cars as the gates are too narrow.
Cycles including children carriages, rowing boats and canoes can be hired at 500 meters in Coulon and other nearby villages.
Marylyn loves welcoming guests and their children, to share her beautiful home and superbly landscaped garden. Tony and Marylyn ex design agency owners in East Yorkshire had often imagined living in a sunnier climate in a lively touristic area within easy reach of the UK. The riverside village of Coulon with 8 restaurants at the heart of the Marais Poitevin, the Green Venice of Poitou Charentes near La Rochelle answered their dreams. A 3 1/2 hours easy drive from St Malo via Brittany Ferries.
|Year property purchased||2008|
|Why this location?||Poitou Charentes is a sunny and unspoilt region close to the sea. You can enjoy a relaxing lifestyle, cycling, walking or boating along the waterways surrounded by the lush woods of the National Park. We are spoilt with medieval history and charming villages. The nearby market towns of Niort with its twin donjons overlooking the river or La Rochelle's old Port are wonderful places for a leisurely coffee.
The Futuroscope in Poiters is a magical interactive park full of attractions to entertain young ones all day. Voted the best historical theme park in the world, the Puy de Fou near Nantes is where the whole family can witness history unravel, from a full size Roman arena where gladiators fight lions, to the dramatic Viking invasion of a wooden village. The spectacle of armoured knights defending a besieged castle on fire is mind blowing.
The nearby Atlantic coast brings to the markets an abundance of fresh seafood and oysters, dry sauvignon wines, crusty baguettes and sweet melons
|Unique benefits of property||The Logis de Bellevue is surrounded by a stone wall and electrically operated gates which provide a secure environment for young children and the parking of cars. We are just 5 minutes’ walk from the lively riverside village of Coulon's restaurants, bakery, cafes, shops and Sunday market.
You can hire cycles by the day and boats by the hour to explore the different treasures of the Green Venice.
Our terraces face south and provide adequate space to enjoy outdoor meals or relaxing in the sun. There is plenty of space for young ones to play games like badminton, boules and table tennis. For those enjoying football there is a full size playing field opposite our premises.
Our swimming pool is protected by an alarm which detects anyone entering the pool, although it is the parents responsibility to control and watch out for the safety of young ones at all times.
Run by a young modern lady owner and her chef husband, this trendy restaurant offers an appetising selection of homemade dishes and delicious quiches with lots of vegetables at competitive prices. Crepes with chocolate are the children's favourite dessert. The cosy garden terrace or trendy dining room decorated with antiques are perfect for a relaxing summer's evening with a bottle of wine for starters.
As it is just 5 minutes’ away, you can discover the river walk with the children and admire the ancient alleyways of Coulon.
The most beautifully presented and tasty menus from the 8 restaurants in Coulon, only 21 euros for a 3 course meal.
The owner chef prepares imaginative dishes served in a classic and comfortable dining room beautifully decorated by his wife.
The sheltered terrace where you can hear swifts flying over is a smart place to enjoy a cool aperitif on a summer's evening before your gastronomic meal of regional dishes accompanied by super local wines.
As our gite is just 5 minutes' walk away, you can dress up for the occasion and stroll back quietly along the village lanes.
This unique and World Famous Park, recreates grandiose historical scenes with unbelievable stage effects. A Roman arena with live chariot races, Viking Invasions, Sleeping Beauty with a Flying Ballet of birds of prey.
Voted the best theme park in the world, do not miss the night time sound & light spectacle which involves 3,000 actors, dancers and cavaliers performing against a village backdrop, with a stupendous firework finale.
Just 1 hour away near the town of Cholet.
BOOK WELL AHEAD TO ENJOY TWO UNFORGETTABLE FAMILY DAYS OUT.
The FUTUROSCOPE is a modernistic leisure park where adults and teenage children can live the unexpected. It's a fantastic futuristic theme park where you can dance with robots and be amazed by scenes created with the latest 3D technology. There are countless pavilions dedicated to all kinds of visual experiences including a star dome where you can travel through the galaxies.
Just 1 hour away near Poitiers.
Fantastic accommodation! The gite was clean, bright, perfectly maintained and secure. The children loved the swimming pool and playing badminton and table tennis. The setting was beautiful too - walking distance from the pretty French village of Coulon where we enjoyed the Sunday market and cafes, as well as a stroll along the river where you can hire canoes or take a boat trip. All of this, coupled with a warm welcome and lots of helpful advice from the owners, made for a fabulous holiday. We would definitely recommend it to others.
We thoroughly enjoyed meeting Denise, Simon and their 3 children and are so pleased that they enjoyed their first ever holiday in France. They were all so enthusiastic and friendly and got on so well with the family in the adjoining gite.
We hope to have the pleasure of meeting them again in the future.
We had a lovely two weeks and the hosts Tony and Maryln were wonderful. The cottage is tastefully decorated, spacious and comfortable. The outside pool and gardens are beautifully maintained. Both Tony and Marlyn were so helpful in showing us how-to explore the local area and the local cycling is a must. Coulon is an idilic town.
We would love to return.
Many thanks Sarah for your kind words and for being such nice guests. We hope to see you again.