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CHARMING PERIOD COTTAGE, POOL, GARDEN, WIFI, FAMILY & PET FRIENDLY.

Shelley Smith

Speaks French, English
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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CHARMING PERIOD COTTAGE, POOL, GARDEN, WIFI, FAMILY & PET FRIENDLY.

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Saint-Jean-d'Angely area - Olive Cottage

Original 2 bedroomed cottage, pool,safe garden, Wifi, near St Jean d'Angely

Olive Cottage sleeps 4 plus a cot. Lovely, quirky holiday home set in it's own large secure garden. There are lots of olive trees and views over the fields. Relax in the private over ground pool.

The house is decorated in it's own individual 'chateau chic' style, albeit on a small scale, but with the family in mind.

The house has been newly redecorated.

Well behaved pets allowed.

The front door leads to the bright, sunny living room, equipped with French and UK free serve TV, DVD and videos. Free WIFI connection. Off this room is a separate kitchen, fully equipped with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, microwave, coffee maker etc. There is a kitchen table, when you can't eat outside. The bathroom has a bath with a shower inside, toilet, sink and washing machine. There is a double bedroom downstairs (off the living room), with space for a cot (provided on request).

The spiral staircase leads to the upstairs bedroom. The bedroom has it's own door off a small landing. The bed can be either a double or a set of twin beds, depending on your needs. There is a further single fold-out bed if you need it. There is a second toilet and sink in the corner.

The living room has double French windows that lead to a terrace. A large roll-out blind makes a perfect area to sit and relax, eat or have a drink - a great, secluded suntrap.

The new, wooden, overground pool (@ 8.5m x 4.5m) is easy to watch from the patio. The garden is not overlooked and has off street parking.

There is an mediterranean alley of olive trees (hence the name) and lavender leading down the garden, the back overlooks the fields and lots of mature trees. The garden is walled all around. There's plenty of safe space for playing games - table tennis table include - whilst the adults relax with a chilled glass of local Pineau.

The house has heating for all year round rental.

2013 is the first year the owners will be renting out their lovely holiday cottage.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Shelley Smith

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2007
Speaks French, English
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Hi, my name is Shelley and I look after the house for the owners. I have lived in the next village with my family since 2001, so have a good knowledge of the local area and am happy to answer any questions. I have a lot of experience in looking after gites, both of my own and other peoples. 2013 is the first rental year for Olive Cottage and I think we've hit the right note with this house.

We bought this cottage because of its fantastic location close to many historic and beautiful towns. It is also within an hour's drive of the Atlantic coast with its many miles of secluded sandy beaches. The cottage itself is beautifully furnished with a large, safe (lockable gates) garden. all in all, a stay at Olive Cottage combines total relaxation with the opportunity to do many varied activities.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

CHARMING PERIOD COTTAGE, POOL, GARDEN, WIFI, FAMILY & PET FRIENDLY.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
business
CHARMING PERIOD COTTAGE, POOL, GARDEN, WIFI, FAMILY & PET FRIENDLY.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1057909
+33 546586294
Saint-Jean-d'Angely area Charente-Maritime
5

Perfect stay at a perfect home

  • 5 out of 5
We have been visiting France for a few years now but nothing has compared to this property or the area surrounding it. The pool and garden were also beautiful and very child-friendly and safe too.

The local agent Shelley was perfect and left us completely to our own devices with no intrusion whatsoever except to welcome us. The village is very picturesque and there are plenty of places to eat within 10mins drive or so in the surrounding villages, as well as a great boulangerie in the main square in Aulnay.

We cannot recommend this property highly enough!

Tim & Peta Clayton (and family).
  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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CHARMING PERIOD COTTAGE, POOL, GARDEN, WIFI, FAMILY & PET FRIENDLY.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1057909
+33 546586294
Saint-Jean-d'Angely area Charente-Maritime
5

Really comfortable, well equipped gite and garden

  • 5 out of 5
We have had many gite holidays in France and I think this is probably the best one we have ever stayed in. The gite was so well equipped, especially the kitchen - no need for us to bring anything. What a refreshing change!
Really comfortable and clean throughout. Great garden - lots of space for outdoor games. Really lovely eating outside on the terrace for our evening meals; so we didn't eat out at all. The large pool is wonderful; a real bonus on hot days.
Only about 10 minute drive once you get off the motorway which is great. Located in a quiet village, very pretty countryside in the area. Very handy having post office nearby. Supermarket is about 10 minutes away. Really nice area - lots to do.
The managers are very welcoming and helpful, providing lots of info about the area.
Can highly recommend a visit to Zoodyssee (about 40 mins away) and the amphitheatre at Saintes (about 30 minutes away). The coast (Royan/ La Rochelle) are about an hour away but very busy, with a lot of traffic during high season.
The aquarium at La Rochelle was excellent.
I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this property. It's a beautiful place and we had a wonderful holiday. We were sad when the two weeks were over too soon.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are delighted that you had such a lovely holiday and enjoyed the property so much. We hope that we will be able to welcome you back some time soon!
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
82 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
385 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
St Jean d'Angely
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
St Jean d'Angely
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Fouras
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
St Jean d'Angely
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Saintes
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
St Jean d'Angely
Car: recommended

Olive Cottage is a lovely cottage located in the village of Varaize, with it's Romanesque church. The area surrounded by vineyards and woodland. Situated at under 10 minutes drive to the historic market town of St Jean d'Angely where you will find supermarkets, fresh produce market, loads of restaurants, an indoor swimming pool complex, with spas, large water slide and swimming pools, there's also saunas and gym. Other outside activities included the river Boutonne, where you can rent kayaks and pedalos, a large park with a playground, crazy golf, and restaurant. Enjoy nice walks along the river or go riding at one of the local horse riding centres. There are some interesting historic buildings at St Jean, including a museum and the never finished Royal Abbey. The town is also famous for it's motocross tracks, which hosts the World Championships every year.

The other Charentais market towns of Matha and Aulnay are also only 10 mins drive away, both boast rich historic architecture, shops, restaurants, markets etc.

The sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast are within an hours drive, the closest being Fouras at around 45minutes. A bit further up to the surf beaches of the cote Sauvage. The sandy beaches at Royan, St Georges de Didonne and Meschers are an hour's drive.

25 mins drive to Romanesque Saintes on the river Charente, great shops in the pedestrian centre, a new indoor/outdoor aquatic swimming centre, visit the amphitheatre or relax in a street side cafe. There is an 18 hole golf course.

In opposite directions, both around 40 minutes drive away, are the famous towns of Cognac and historic Rochefort. Visit the Cognac distilleries and the nautical buildings at Rochefort, before going on to the beach at Fouras. Beautiful La Rochelle and the chic Ile de Re are just over an hour's drive, as is Ile de Oleron.

Angouleme on the river Charente, has a pleasure lake, swimming, boats etc and a museum dedicated to the art of cartoons. A bit further afield are Poitiers and Futuroscope, a futuristic adventure park, A day trip can be made to Puy de Fou with actors acting out scenes for history, including Roman gladiators, Vikings and Musketeers.

There is so much to do and see in this region for SW France, if you want to do anything except relax in the large garden and have a dip in the pool.

Lots of tourist information at the house, and a tourist office at the three local towns. Our agent, Shelley, will be happy to help you if you have any specific enquiries before you arrive or during your stay.

Friday changeover so make the most of off peak travel and less crowded roads during the summer by not travelling on a Saturday.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Saint-Jean-d'Angely area, Charente-Maritime

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Summer
27 Jun 2014 - 28 Aug 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
Sept - Dec 2014
29 Aug 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
From
£75
£450
 
 
Xmas-New Year
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
Jan-June
3 Jan 2015 - 25 Jun 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
From
£75
£450
 
 
Mid season
26 Jun 2015 - 16 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
High season
17 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £0
Notes Friday start, possible other days except July and August.
10% couples only discount any time except July and August.
Pets considered.
Taxe de sejour included.
All water, electricity etc included.
You are expected to leave the house as clean and tidy as when you arrived.
Paid cleaning service available - 45€, bookable and payable on arrival.
25% of rental is due with the booking, either by cheque or bank transfer. Full remaining payment due 8 weeks before start date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Jean-d'Angely area in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Hob ...
  • Oven ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , In the corner of the upstairs bedroom, with sink.
  • Roll top bath with shower, toilet and handbasin. Washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Downstairs. Cot available free of charge if required
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , CAN BE 2 SINGLES OR A DOUBLE BED
  • There is a double room downstairs, off the living room. There is room for a cot, available free on request. The upstairs bedroom has a bed that can be a large double or split to be two singles. Further fold out single bed on request. Maximum of 5 people including babies and children, thanks. Stair gate available on request.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Player
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • winery tours
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Linen and towels can be rented. £5 for a double bed, £4 for single or cot. Towels, £6 for set of 3 - one bath, one beach/pool, one hand. Cot, highchair and stair gate available free on request. Friday start date, miss the Saturday holiday traffic!
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