|Tranquility Cottage||Self Catering||Flexible||1||2||1||Double sofabed in lounge|
An adult only property in a great location for a relaxing holiday.
Our lovely detached gite has a large heated pool and terrace, fabulous views and all amenities nearby. There is everything you need for a completely stress free holiday with no children around!
Tranquility Cottage as its name suggests, is set in peaceful surroundings where you can totally relax and unwind. There are some lovely walks and cycle rides to be had around the country lanes yet our local village with all amenities is less than 1km away. Alternatively, you can lie on a sunbed by the heated pool (which measures 10m x 5m) and you can have a proper swim or float around on the lilo in the sunshine!
We are approximately 6 hours drive from Calais not incuding coffee breaks! We are also only 30 minutes from Poitiers airport and 1 hour 15 minutes from La Rochelle airport. Ryanair/Easyjet fly all year round. The house is ideal for a summer holiday, a short break or a base to stay if you are house hunting.
Access is via your own gated entrance and the property is all on one level.
There is a private garden behind the gite and a terrace area in front with bbq, sunbeds, patio table and chairs overlooking the swimming pool and the countryside beyond. The front garden is south facing so the pool is in the sunshine for most of the day but there are trees and parasols for shade when needed.
The pool is shared only with the owners who occasionally have a swim after work/golf!
Outside dining is normal during the summer months as the mild climate allows for breakfast, lunch and evening meal al fresco.
Inside the gite is comfortable, airy and light with 1 bedroom, kitchen, lounge/dining room and bathroom. Wi-fi is available.
All bedlinen, towels (not pool towels) and tea towels are provided.
One of the simple pleasures of staying here is the cycle ride/ walk to collect your croissants/ bread from the boulangerie which only takes a few minutes. In the village you will find all the usual amenities including a supermarket, restaurant (excellent value), lively local bar, chemist, bank etc.
This is a real escape from it all holiday but within easy reach of many beautiful historic towns, lakes with swimming and beaches, coastal towns/ beaches, the bustling port of La Rochelle, Poitiers and Futuroscope, Venise Verte and the Charente river.
We know you will have a great holiday!
The kitchen is small but well equipped with oven, electric hob, fridge, toaster, cafetiere and plenty of crockery, glasses and cooking utensils. There is a freezer in the garage next door to the gite. Use of the washing machine in the main house is available at a small cost. There is a cool bag for picnics.
The spacious lounge area has tv/dvd player and UK Freeview channels, plenty of books, dvds, puzzles and games as well as a large sofa/sofabed, dining table and chairs.
The twinbedded room has comfortable beds, bedside table, full length mirror and large wardrobe. There is also a hairdryer and UK plug adaptors in case you forget them! The room can be set up as a double or a twin bedded room.
The bathroom has a toilet, sink, mirror and large shower unit but no bath. There is a large vanity unit to keep all your toiletries.
The gite has electric radiators in each room.
Bicycles are available for you to use as well as outdoor games including table tennis, boules and molky.
There is ample parking to the rear of the gite.
This is an adult only property. It may be suitable for people with reduced mobility as it is all on one level. Please contact us for further information.
We have been married for 34 years and have 2 children who still live in England. We moved to France permanently 5 years ago and have not regretted a single moment. We are keen golfers and love having a superb golf course 5 minutes' drive away. We enjoy looking after our guests and helping them to make the most of this lovely area of France.
|Year property purchased||2014|
|Why this location?||We had previously owned a holiday home in Poitou Charentes and so already knew how friendly the people were here. Our neighbours are all French and have accepted us into their community without any problems. The area claims to be the second sunniest in France and we have certainly enjoyed some fantastic summers since we moved.|
|Unique benefits of property||A peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Private heated 10m x 5m swimming pool with large terrace, bbq and table tennis.
Best of both worlds - relaxing but with activities and restaurants very close by.
On the edge of a village so within walking /cycling distance of all amenities.
In the evening you can relax with a glass of wine whilst listening to the owls and watching the abundance of stars in the sky above.
Take a picnic to this lovely area full of canals and waterways where you can hire a boat and punt along the canals or cycle along the cycle paths visiting the nearby villages.
Visit the historic city of Poitiers for some sightseeing, shopping and maybe a spot of lunch. If you fancy something more exciting try Futuroscope - the Cinematography theme park with 3D or simulator experiences to enjoy.The second most visited tourist attraction in France.
A delightful old port with plenty to see and do including a daily market, aquarium, historic monuments and more.
The beach of Chatelaillon Plage is a short drive away from La Rochelle and has sandy beaches and many restaurants to choose from.
Tranquillity cottage, was as its name suggests a lovely, peaceful, relaxing place. We loved it. The pool was fantastic. Warm and splendid under clear blue skies. The cottage was well equipped, the beds very comfortable. There’s free wifi and uk tv. Hazel and Paul were brilliant, friendly, accommodating hosts, and Hazel’s ‘Mirrabelle Jam’ was to die for. We visited markets in local towns, Roman ruins, medieval villages and walked in the beautiful countryside. We ate far too much cheese and drank the odd glass of wine. We have no hesitation recommending Tranquillity Cottage.
William and Joan, September 2019.