Posts Tagged ‘Charente-Maritime’

Riverside Cottage ref : 6700018

Reference 6700018 Property Sleeps 4

A one bedroomed cottage (sleeps up to 4), set in peaceful and relaxing location next to the river Boutonne.A well-equipped ground floor one-bedroomed cottage that overlooks the River Boutonne. Your own private garden has a Patio with garden furniture, sunbeds and barbecue.The fully equipped kitchen includes a fridge, toaster, kettle, cooker, and microwave, there is also a dining/living room with a double Sofa Bed and TV, DVD and Video (DVD’s and Tapes available) and a fully equipped double bedroom. Bed linen and towels are provided. We can provide a travel cot and high chair for infants and laundry facilities are available. We also have a lawned area with play area and space to play petanque. We can provide bats and balls if you feel energetic. It’s the perfect place to have a well-earned rest or to explore and take advantage of the splendor of the French experience. Fishing is allowed in the Grade A river at the side of the property. The area is surrounded by beautiful countryside with fantastic birds and wildlife and of course the sunflower fields for which this region is famous. For the artist in you the gardens surrounding your cottage and the river are ideal for sketching or painting.  
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Chatenet Le Bourg ref : 6700166

Reference 6700166 Site Sleeps 11 Over 3 Properties

Three fully equipped self-catering holiday cottages [gites] which boast a new chlorine free heated swimming pool in the rural hamlet of Le Bourg, Chatenet. Located in the Charente-Maritime in the South West of France, the second sunniest region of France and perfect for a quiet and peaceful family holiday.
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The Old Vineyard ref : 6700178

Reference 6700178 Site Sleeps 5 Over 5 Properties

Our five beautiful stone cottages, situated in the wine producing village of Louzignac, near Cognac, in the Charente Maritime,  South West France. Cottages for four people (two bdrooms), five people (three bedrooms), and six people (three bedrooms). Large grassy areas for children to play. Table tennis, swing and slide, boules. Carriage rides with pair of magnificent Percheron horses, through the vines and sunflowers. Enjoying micro – climate, making us the second sunniest region in France.

The Charente maritime, where the land meets the sea, in gentle and undulating, perfect for bike riding and easy walking. Vines seam to cover an awful lot of our area, and a walk or carriage ride through the vines is a must. 

In the village of Massac close by, are a breading pair of Percheron horses (the dappled grey ones – that look like a childrens’ rocking horse ). They are available to come and give you the perfect half day out, through the vines and sunflowers, and trraditional villages. If you are up to it they can even go at the gallop, a truly breathtaking and memorable experience. These horses, much loved by their owners,and solely used for pleasure, used to be the only "horse power" running the small farms and vineyards.

We are about an hour’s drive from the coast, with the jet set marinas of ROYAN, the ancient pot of LA ROCHELLE. All with lovely beaches, and the world famous LA PALMYRE ZOO nestling in the pine forrest behind miles of lovely clean beaches. FORT BOYARD and our beatiful islands of OLERON and ILE DE RE. The ancient town of COGNAC with its distilleries to visit, and pedestrianised of town. SAINTES, built before the Roman occupation two thousand years ago,  with its ampitheatre still standing, where your children can go and be a gladiator,a real hands on experience.

Through all this runs the Charente river, peaceful and wide, offering boat trips from almost every village along its banks, and the delight of fishermen .

On the 27th of each month is the famous market at Rouillac (ten minutes away), there you can buy anything from pencils and ear rings, try local hams, sausages and cheeses, or maybe a tractor or a horse and saddle ! A truly traditional French Market.

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Old Farmhouse ref : 6700198

Reference 6700198 Property Sleeps 4

This comfortable 2 bedroomed cottage boasts many original features including exposed beams, Charentaise fireplace and stonework.

1st Floor

Master Bedroom – this impressive double bedroom has a king-sized bed, exposed beams and stonework.

Ground Floor

A large Lounge/Diner – with the original Charentais fireplace, dining area,  hi-fi, TV and DVD, Books and games are available, also incorporating the Kitchen with Gas cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave.

Bedroom 2 – Overlooking the meadows, with bunk beds (can be separated to provide 2 singles)

Bathroom – with shower, hand basin, toilet.

Outside – your own enclosed private garden has a Patio with garden furniture and barbecue, ideal for ‘al fresco’ dining

Bedding, Bath towels, Tea Towels are provided (excluding beach)

Washing machine and Tumble Dryer available.

The rental includes all linen, heating and electricity. Cot and/or high chair available on request in advance. Special rates are available for:

Larger groups booking both cottages at any one time.

Longer lets of 3 or more weeks (perfect for house hunting) and out of season short 5 day breaks between November and March.

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