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CHARMING 1 BEDROOMED GITE FURNISHED AND DECORATED TO A HIGH STANDARD

Derek Jones

Speaks French, English
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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CHARMING 1 BEDROOMED GITE FURNISHED AND DECORATED TO A HIGH STANDARD

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Saint-Jean-d'Angely area

In a quiet village; english & french TV; full central heating

Our semi-detached gite can accommodate 2 adults and a baby/small child and is part of the main house which is a typical Charentais style farmhouse in the quiet village of Bagnizeau, population about 200. The gite opens into the sunny courtyard at the front of the house, great for al fresco dining, and there is a back garden with a lawn, shaded patio area and 4.6m diameter above ground pool. The gite has full central heating for those cooler months. In the village there is an 11th century church and a park with a boules pitch, table tennis table and tennis court, we have the necessary equipment you can borrow if you wish to play. The gite is well equipped, having british and French TV channels and a free high speed WIFI broadband coonections.

There are bikes available for guests' use and we are keen to encourage this by providing local maps and suggested routes through the countryside which is ideal for cycling or walking. If you wish to bring your own bikes we have ample secure storage for them. Alternatively let us know if you are coming to house hunt and we will do what we can to help you.

Local facilities: The country town of Matha is less than 2km from Bagnizeau and here you will find a range of small shops, banks, estate agents, hairdressers, 4 supermarkets, 2 restaurants and small market hall. A bigger outdoor street market takes place here on the 1st Friday of each month. There is a brand new open air swimming pool (lido) which is open in the summer months and has a large slide for those thrillseekers.

15 minutes away is the lovely town of St. Jean d'Angely with its quaint town centre and ancient twin towered abbey. There is a very good market here on Wednesday and Saturday mornings; St. Jean has an impressive indoor swimming/leisure complex next to the park and boating lake, and some of the bigger retail stores on the outskirts of town.

Also 15 minutes away is the market town of Aulnay with its picturesque town centre where you can enjoy al fresco refreshments and the regular Sunday morning market.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Derek Jones (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Speaks French, English
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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Charming 1 bedroomed gite furnished and decorated to a high standard
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
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Charming 1 bedroomed gite furnished and decorated to a high standard
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p404703
+0033 546586717
Saint-Jean-d'Angely area Charente-Maritime
Warwick
5

Great Escape

  • 5 out of 5
We spent the last 2 weeks of May here. It was sheer bliss in this lovely quiet but vibrant part of France. We found the cottage clean and fresh, beautifully furnished & well equipped---in fact exactly as it is described. We found the area a great place for exploring whether it be cycling around the various villages or taking a day out in the car. Our holiday began on a high note by visiting a wine festival at Beauvais sur Matha where we bought some very good wine to take back (Thank you Derek for the info) We loved the town of St. Savinien which we visited during a drive around the coast & the marais salents. We went from Saintes to Marennes & back through Tremblade & Saujon.
Matha is within walking distance (20-30mins) You can be sure of a good lunch at the bar Le National but unfortunately it isn't open at night but Pinocchio is where you will find value for money.
There are at least 3 lakes in the surrounding area, one is exclusively a fishing lake. The one on the Mons road out of Thors was a favourite of my husbands----day permits can be bought at the bakery in Thors where the cakes are good!!!
It goes without saying that Derek & Lynn are excellent hosts who have a wealth of knowledge of the area & are always willing to help.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming 1 bedroomed gite furnished and decorated to a high standard
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p404703
+0033 546586717
Saint-Jean-d'Angely area Charente-Maritime
Alicante
4

Quiet, relaxing location

  • 4 out of 5
The gite is well presented and comfortable, in a quiet and rural location - all as described. The on-site owners are friendly and helpful. There are a number of interesting places to visit nearby and tours around some of the many cognac producers are a must! A good area for cycling.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming 1 bedroomed gite furnished and decorated to a high standard
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p404703
+0033 546586717
Saint-Jean-d'Angely area Charente-Maritime
UK
5

Lovely Gite

  • 5 out of 5
This is a lovely gite, modern, bright and spotless. It's like the photos and very comfortable. I stayed there for 2mths house hunting and was very happy with the gite. The owners Lynn and Derek are very helpful, friendly and on hand should any problems arise. They are both knowledgeable about the area and are happy to advise. The surrounding country side is very scenic with lots of cycle tracks and sites to visit, but a car is essential.
Enjoy!
  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2009
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
St. Malo
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
St. Jean d'Angely
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
St. Jean d'Angely
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
beach
Car: recommended

Second only to the Cote d'Azur the Charente Maritime and Charente are the sunniest departments in France. In summer there are many fields of beautiful sunflowers, lavender and of course grape vines as this is the heart of the cognac and pineau producing area. The town of Cognac itself is only 25 minutes away and there you will find many of the big cognac houses such as Hennessey and Martell where you can have guided tours to learn how cognac is made.

The historic town of Saintes, about 30 minutes drive, is well worth visiting with its impressive Roman amphitheatre, pedestrianised shopping streets and great Sunday morning food market. Angouleme is about 40 minutes away and a stroll round the ramparts gives spectacular views of the surrounding area.

About an hour away a visit to La Rochelle is a must with its great beach, huge marina, many seafood restaurants and some very chic shops.

Nearer to home there are a couple of lakes - great for picnics, swimming and fishing

Other Activities: Nearest golf course is Cognac, 25 minutes drive; lake at Angouleme for sailing & canoing.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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

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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
high summer
2 Aug 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
£360
for 7 nights
£360
£1,250
 
 
late summer
30 Aug 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£330
for 7 nights
£330
£1,100
 
 
winter
27 Sep 2014 - 29 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£220
for 7 nights
£220
£660
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes 25% non-refundable deposit required at time of booking; balance plus £100 refundable security deposit payable 6 weeks before arrival.
Rental includes linen and towels.
Rates include heating costs when central heating is on (normally early November to mid-April). Please ask about low season monthly rental rates.
Evening meal on day of arrival at a reasonable cost if required - must be pre-booked.
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Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Electric heated towel radiator, Shower over bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • The large, airy double bedroom looking onto the courtyard has ample hanging and drawer space - can accommodate a cot or bed for small child if necessary. Central heating radiator.
Entertainment:
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
Notes:
Our gite is furnished and decorated to a high standard with the lounge/dining area on the ground floor and all other accommodation on the first floor accessed by an open staircase. Some DVD's, books and games are provided. The kitchen is fully equipped and has plenty of cupboard space, a combination microwave/oven/grill, kettle, toaster, iron & ironing board. Use of washing machine available. Wi-Fi internet access available. The gite is fully centrally heated making it ideal for winter lets Outside - pool and outside facilities shared with owner only. Please bring your own beach towels. Owner on site all year round.
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