|La Rivaudiere||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2||1 put you up single bed|
Ideally situated in a small hamlet in the countryside yet only 2km from a thriving village with all amenities including bar/restaurant, supermarket, boulangerie, butcher, chemist, cinema and weekly market.
The property is easily reachable from ferry ports. Ryanair also fly to Poitiers and La Rochelle. Easyjet fly to La Rochelle.
The large private garden has wonderful views of the countryside, here you can relax by the pool on one of the terraces whilst the children enjoy the space and freedom. Unwind in the evening with a glass of wine and listen to the sounds of the country - horses, sheep, birds, frogs .
Accommodation - This detached property has been modernised, but still retains much of its original character. The rooms are spacious and well equipped.
Guests have exclusive use of the in-ground heated swimming pool (heated from 20th May - end of September), terrace furniture, sunloungers, and barbecue. There are bicycles available suitable for short, local rides.
There is a purpose built indoor games area in the barn with table tennis, table football, pool table, darts and air hockey - a great way to keep both children and adults entertained during your holiday.
There is ample parking on site for several cars/campervans.
We provide a welcome pack and a fully comprehensive information pack to allow you to relax immediately you arrive. The beds will be made up and your bed linen and towels are included in the price, pool towels/ beach towels are not included in the rental agreement. End of stay clean is not included and is payable locally in euros.For your travel arrangements check in time after 3.00 pm check out time before 10.00 am.
Activities nearby include golf, tennis, cycling, horse riding, fishing, canoeing and many more. There are leisure lakes with flumes nearby and wildlife parks to visit. A perfect location for simply relaxing or trying a new sport. Poitiers, Futuroscope, Cognac, La Rochelle, La Venise Verte, beautiful chateaux and many more attractions all within easy reach. Second only to the South of France as the sunniest place in France!
The nearest beaches are approx. 1hr 15 minutes away. Chatelaillon Plage near La Rochelle has sandy beaches, shops restaurants and a daily market. L’Ile de Re is also well worth a visit.
This is also a perfect place for golfers! The nearest course is 2 Km away and is a 27 hole course suitable for beginners to club players. The restaurant is open during the day and evening from April to October.
Prices until 30th October include electricity/gas.
Fully-fitted modern Hygena kitchen with plenty of storage space and dining area to seat 6 people. All the equipment you need to enjoy your holiday.
The lounge has comfortable sofas and chairs, exposed beams, wood burning stove, tv with British channels, dvd player and games console, wi-fi (not fast enough for streaming/online gaming). French windows lead out onto a large patio area and large garden.
Three bedrooms (one double with cot available, two twin bedded). The third bedroom has an en suite wc.
Two recently renovated modern bathrooms one of which is en suite. There is a separate wc near the second bedroom and the third bedroom has an en suite wc with washbasin.
The gite has electric radiators in all the rooms as well as a lovely logburner in the lounge. Plus log brazier on the terrace for spring and autumn evenings.
A selection of books, cd's, games, toys, Playstation 1 with games as well as a children's playroom on the mezzanine. The property enjoys a purpose built indoor games area in the barn with table tennis, table football, pool table, darts and air hockey - a great way to keep both children and adults entertained during your holiday.
Large garden with outside lighting and views over fields of sheep and horses. There are 4 terraces, one has shade for most of the day, the second has table and chairs with bbq, the third surrounds the heated in ground floodlit swimming pool with sunloungers and wooden picnic bench, and the fourth has comfortable seating, drinks table, and log brazier for spring and autumn evenings.
There is ample parking on site for several cars/camper vans.
Suitable for large groups, families, children or couples as the gite is in a secluded hamlet with a completely private garden.
The property is all on one level and may be suitable for restricted mobility. Please contact us for further information.
I have been the owner of this delightful property for 13 years and have upgraded much of the house and garden including adding a lovely heated pool and large terrace. I love walking my dogs around the beautiful countryside and working in the garden in the summer. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.
|Year property purchased||2007|
|Why this location?||It is rural but near all the amenities. Life here is as it used to be in England. No traffic jams and the friendly locals have time to talk to you. Just a short stroll to a shop selling bread and local produce with a bar and restaurant next door and a 27 hole golf course just a bit further along.|
|Unique benefits of property||The large unoverlooked private garden is a bonus and the 3 newly fitted bathrooms and kitchen have enhanced the property even more. New tiled flooring throughout keeps the rooms cool in summer. Outside the garden has been landscaped with flower borders containing roses and lavender, also a new terrace to watch the sunsets and the other terrace surrounding the heated swimming pool has been extended to provide more room for the sunloungers. In the large grounds that surround the property we have created a secret area in a wooded glade with a picnic hut where you can look over the meadow towards the trees and sometimes we see the deer if we are very quiet. Part of the land around the paddock has been left uncut in an attempt to increase the wildlife back to the estate.|
A relaxed environment for coffee, aperitif, lunch or evening meal. Very friendly staff and good value for money.
Try your hand at golf on the practice range, book a lesson or just have coffee or a meal and watch the other golfers finish their round.
Saturday morning - a busy market with lots of local produce to sample.