Holiday Gite near Saint-Jean-d'Angely, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France

    Charming Cottage, Beautiful cottage in pretty village in Charente Maritime

    From
    £500
    per week

    • Le Vieux Cafe, exterior shot  (1/15)

    • Welcoming family kitchen  (2/15)

    • Cosy living room with woodburner  (3/15)

    • Bright snug, with plenty of children's toys  (4/15)

    • Tranquil master bedroom  (5/15)

    • Second bedroom with view over orchard  (6/15)

    • Third bedroom with six beds  (7/15)

    • Large bathroom with power shower  (8/15)

    • Relax on the decking  (9/15)

    • Perfect apple blossom in the orchard   (10/15)

    • Sunflowers in St Pardoult  (11/15)

    • Cobbled alley in nearby St Jean d'Angely  (12/15)

    • Sandy beach in Fouras  (13/15)

    • Lunch al fresco on Ile de Re  (14/15)

    • Yachts in resort of la Rochelle  (15/15)

    Charming Cottage

    Gite Ref: 00546

    • Sleeps 10
    • Self Catering
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • No Smoking
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • No Pets
    • Spacious and airy
      Enclosed patio
      Within a village
    • Car essential
      Changeover
      Saturday

    Nearest Airport: la Rochelle (83km)

    Description

    Renovation of Le Vieux Café, a village cafe and garage, has been in keeping with the cottage’s history – simple and understated – revealing original fireplaces, beams and stonework where appropriate. The furniture is a mixture of old and new and the cottage has lovely warmth, with comfy sofas and snugly duvets, but also a contemporary feel with simple furnishings and lots of space.

    The front door leads into a farmhouse style kitchen, with an original fireplace and a table which comfortably seats ten. The contemporary kitchen has an endless wooden work surface, modern appliances and, for music lovers, speakers which can be plugged into any ipod, laptop or MP3 player. On one side of the kitchen a double door leads to the snug – a bright, comfy room with a variety of indoor and outdoor toys for children – and also the second bathroom, with power shower. On the other side of the kitchen is a spacious and cosy living room with wood burner and small library. The TV, DVD and video player picks up all usual freeview UK TV stations. The library holds a number of books, board games and videos, which you are welcome to borrow.

    Moving up to the first floor from the living room, the long upstairs hallway has restored stonework, old beams and original wooden floors. The first bedroom is extremely spacious and has two bunk beds and twins, with the ability to sleep six, and quaint original windows with views over the little orchard opposite. Next to this a second bedroom, with comfy double bed. Then a large bathroom with free-standing bath and separate power shower. And finally a bright and airy third bedroom with double bed. There is also a travel cot available, which fits into all three bedrooms. All bedrooms come with wardrobe, drawer space and wall mirror.

    A second staircase directs you back downstairs into the snug, where patio doors lead out onto the sunny patio and decking area. Here you will find plenty of seating and a barbeque. The large patio area is surrounded by a mid-height wall, double gate and single gate, safely enclosing it for small children, but leaving plenty of room for outdoor games. Opposite the decking is a charming little "orchard" with cherry, apple, peach, plum and fig trees. It is quite a higgledy piggledy garden, but children love it, and feel free to help yourself to any of the fruit in season.

    If you have any queries while in St Pardoult, our housekeeper is available by ‘phone and lives only 10 minutes away from the cottage.

    Location of holiday rental near Saint-Jean-d'Angely, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

    Holiday Type: Beach, Rural, Lake/Riverside, Historic/Sightseeing, Family
    Local Activities: Swimming/Watersports, Walking, Golf, Fishing, Tennis, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Zoo, Local Market
    Nearest Airport: la Rochelle
    Angouleme
    Poitiers
    83km
    76km
    125km
    Nearest Railway Station: St Jean d'Angely 8km
    Nearest Ferry Port: St Malo 400km
    Nearest Bus Station: St Jean d'Angely 8km
    Nearest Beach: Fouras 58km
    Nearest Pub/Restaurant: Le Moulin des Saules 1km

    Location description

    St Pardoult is only 10 minutes away from the bustling, medieval market town of St Jean d'Angely. With its royal abbey, cobbled alleys, timber-framed facades and tiny squares, it's easy to spend an afternoon in St Jean, lingering on a cafe terrace or exploring the many activities at the lake.

    The long sandy beaches of Chatelaillon-plage and Fouras, both near the beautiful port of la Rochelle, are less than an hour away. Not to mention the idyllic islands of Ile de Re, Ile d'Aix and Ile d'Oleron, which are well worth a day trip if you can spare the time.

    And for those looking for an active holiday, St Jean also boasts an impressive indoor pool with water slide, go-kart race track and mini golf; in nearby Aulnay there is an outdoor pool, Loulay has tennis courts for hire and the nearest golf course is in Niort.

    The scenery surrounding St Pardoult is simply breathtaking, with fields of yellow rapeseed in spring and brilliant yellow sunflowers in summer. Sleepy villages, winding rivers and inviting market towns abound and, with the airports of la Rochelle and Angouleme both accessible in around an hour, is the ideal base for a relaxing, short break or indulgent summer holiday.

    Welcome to the warm, sunny micro-climate of Charente Maritime, the ideal holiday destination for all ages.

    Other activities

    If you have children, there are numerous half day activities nearby, including the poitou donkey farm, Zoodyssee in the forest of Chize, Paleosite for budding palentologists in Saint Cesaire, a school museum in Vergne and miniature boats in Saint Savinien.

    Local events

    Throughout the summer, there are, amongst many others, musical events, theatre, cycling and hot air ballooning to be enjoyed, either as a participant or spectator.

    Tourist attractions

    For the wine buffs amongst you, as well as cognac, the Charente is also home to a sweet aperitif wine, Pineau des Charentes and there are numerous opportunities for wine touring and tasting between St Jean d'Angely and Cognac.

    Directions

    The nearest airports are la Rochelle and Angouleme, both just over an hour's drive from the cottage. La Rochelle is served by Flybe, Ryanair, Easyjet and Jet2.com.

    The ports of St Malo, Caen and le Havre are all about 4-5 hours away. Cherbourg can be reached in under 6 hours. The Eurotunnel from Calais is approximately 7 hours. Ferry operators include Brittany Ferries, Condor, LD Lines and Speedferries.

    Please check our website for further details on airports, ferries and car rental.

    Accommodation, Facilities and Services

    Suitability: No Smoking, No Pets
    General: Stairgate, Beach equipment
    There is a woodburner in the living room
    Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
    2 Double/s, 1 Twin/s, 1 Cot/s
    The twin bedroom also has two bunk beds
    Bathrooms: 2 Bathroom/s
    1 Bath/s, 2 Shower/s, 2 Wash basin/s, 2 Toilets/s
    There is one bathroom upstairs and a shower room downstairs
    Lounge: Seating for 8 people
    TV, Video, Satellite/Cable TV, DVD Player, Board Games, Books/Magazines, Selection of Films
    The DVD player will also play CDs
    Dining Area: Seating for 10 people , High chair
    There are also two booster seats
    Kitchen/Utility: Oven, Hob, Grill, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Kettle, Coffee maker, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Ironing board, Iron
    Outdoors: BBQ, Private garden, Terrace, Sunloungers, Patio table, Patio chairs, Sunshade
    The garden also has a number of fruit trees, so please help yourself in season!
    Access: Car essential, Off road parking, Secure parking, Stairs
    Services: Linen provided, Babysitting
    Babysitting can be arranged

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    Rates

    Price quoted in £ Sterling
    Period Weekly
    2nd May - 4th July 2015 £500
    4th July - 5th September 2015 £600
    5th September - 3rd October 2015 £500

    Please Note: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion. Currency conversions are not guaranteed to be accurate.

    Deposit/Booking Notes

    A 25% deposit is required to confirm the booking and the balance paid 6 weeks before the start of the holiday.
    A £100 returnable breakages deposit is also required upon payment of the deposit.
    Discounts are available for lets of longer than two weeks.
    A charge of £35 per week will be made for heating and wood out of season.
    10% discount for Forces bookings.

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    Owner Details

    Owner Name:
    Ros Mayhew Birkby

    Property Ref:
    00546

    Languages Spoken:
    English

    Preferred Contact Method:
    Enquiry Form

    Primary Telephone:
    07580 770092

    Secondary Telephone:
    01452 304720

    Owner joined website:
    20 November 2008

    Property listed since:
    20 November 2008

    Link to owners website:
    www.holidaycottageinfrance.com

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    Owner Details

    Owner Name: Ros Mayhew Birkby

    Property Ref: 00546

    Languages Spoken: English

    Preferred Contact Method: Enquiry Form

    Primary Telephone: 07580 770092

    Secondary Telephone: 01452 304720

    Owner joined website: 20 November 2008

    Property listed since: 20 November 2008

    Link to owners website: www.holidaycottageinfrance.com

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    Charming Cottage

    Gite Ref: 00546

    • Sleeps 10
    • Self Catering
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • No Smoking
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • No Pets
    • Spacious and airy
      Enclosed patio
      Within a village
    • Car essential
      Changeover
      Saturday

    Nearest Airport: la Rochelle (83km)

    From
    £500
    per week

    Owner Details

    Owner Name:
    Ros Mayhew Birkby

    Property Ref:
    00546

    Languages Spoken:
    English

    Preferred Contact Method:
    Enquiry Form

    Primary Telephone:
    07580 770092

    Secondary Telephone:
    01452 304720

    Owner joined website:
    20 November 2008

    Property listed since:
    20 November 2008

    Link to owners website:
    www.holidaycottageinfrance.com

    Please mention theholidaylet.com and be aware of time differences if making contact by phone.

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