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

Charming Cottage, Beautiful cottage in pretty village in Charente Maritime

Le Vieux Cafe, exterior shot
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Description of holiday gite near Saint-Jean-d'Angely, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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.

Accommodation, Facilities and Services

Suitability: No Smoking, No Pets
General: Stairgate, Beach equipment, Bicycles
There is a woodburner in the living room
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
2 Double/s, 1 Twin/s, 1 Put up bed/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


Price quoted in £ Sterling

Rates

Period Weekly
3rd May - 27th June 2014 £500.00
28th June - 29th August 2014 £600.00
30th August - 4th October 2014 £500.00

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.

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


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.

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

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.

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Owner Name: Ros Mayhew Birkby
Property Ref: 00546
Languages Spoken: English
Preferred Contact Method: Enquiry Form
Primary Telephone: 00 351 214 870 340
Secondary Telephone: 00 351 969 121 308
Owner joined website: 20 November 2008
Property listed since: 20 November 2008
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Charming Cottage

Type:

Gite
Ref: 00546
Sleeps: 10 (3 bedrooms)
Board: Self Catering
Pets: No Pets
Smoking: No Smoking
Access: Car essential
Airport: la Rochelle (83km)
Highlights: Spacious and airy
Enclosed patio
Within a village
Rates: from £500.00 pw
Changeover: Saturday

Holiday Type

  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Lake/Riverside
  • Historic/Sightseeing
  • Family

Local Activities

  • Swimming/Watersports
  • Walking
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Cycling/Mountain Biking
  • Zoo
  • Local Market

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