Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Saint-Jean-d'Angely area - Le Cognassier
Luxury accommodation, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, heated pool
Le Cognassier and Le Cerisier were originally 18th Century stone barns and we have converted them into beautiful holiday homes.
Decorated and furnished to an exceptionally high standard, they are brimming with charm and character. With families in mind, we have blended modern comforts with our quirky vintage finds to create stylish and relaxed interiors. Set within a blissfully tranquil, walled garden the gites offer a haven of peace and an opportunity to escape to the countryside and experience the simple pleasures of French life. Within striking distance of large towns and the stunning beaches of the Atlantic coast, they also provide the perfect base for exploring this beautiful, unspoilt region.
Our aim is for you to completely relax here so we have equipped them with everything you need to feel totally at home.
Rooms are spotless, generously proportioned, airy and light. We have a passion for all things French and have thoughtfully furnished each gite in an original style which combines the needs for modern living with a charming quirky touch.
The kitchens have hand painted units to create an individual look and we have provided high quality appliances including a dishwasher, washing machine, large fridge/freezer ( with chilled champagne ), electric cooker, induction hob, and microwave. The kitchen equipment should please the most enthusiastic cook. There is an open plan dining area with table and seating for 6.
In the sitting room you will find comfortable sofas, armchairs and painted furniture accessorized with some of our vintage pieces. The TV has English channels and there is a DVD player, iPod dock and free Wi-Fi. Numerous books, toys and games are available for all ages.
Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms - a king, a double and a twin - with superb views of the pool, gardens and neighbouring fields of sunflowers, and a large family bathroom with WC. Downstairs there is a shower room with WC.
Each gite has its own gravelled, private garden with teak dining furniture, sun loungers and a barbecue. The gites are joined but do not overlook each other and offer total privacy.
Little ones are extremely well catered for. Cots, stair gates and plenty of baby/child equipment are at your disposal. See list here
For winter or longer lets our gites are open all year round and are heated throughout.
The large, walled gardens offer an extremely safe, enclosed area for playing, with fruit trees affording shade from the sun. There are swings, slide, small trampoline and trikes. Young children can build their own château in the sandpit or potter about happily trying to catch Twiglet the cat! Older ones may like badminton or trying their hand at a game of boules. There is plenty of room for a game of football with Dad.
The heated swimming pool has a Roman end with steps making it ideal for all ages. It is fenced for total safety with child proof gate and is surrounded by flowering shrubs. The decked area has parasols and teak steamer chairs with plump cushions. Arm yourself with a good book, iPod or just your own thoughts and feel the stress melt away.
For the nocturnal, our night skies are incredibly clear and offer fantastic stargazing opportunities.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
- smoking allowed
About Sue Paine
We have lived in France for 10 years and our children have grown up here enjoying the freedom of rural life. Over the years we have gathered lots of local knowledge and can recommend places to explore and restaurants from family friendly to gourmet dining.
We work continually to keep the gites and gardens ship shape but are always happy to stop and chat to our guests and get to know them. Our children are always on the lookout for new playmates too!
If you are considering buying a property in France we will gladly share our experiences (good and bad!) over a glass of wine.
Our passion for antique and vintage living has led us to create our online boutique www.chateauchicdirect.com which sells original French furniture and accessories. Stock is available to purchase on site with a guest discount.
Sue Paine purchased this house in 2004
Why Sue Paine chose Saint-Jean-d'Angely area
Our properties offer superior quality and a relaxing retreat away from it all. The interiors are styled with a French look, furnished with vintage and antique items (nothing too breakable) to create a luxurious yet comfortable environment to enjoy your holiday.
The garden is extremely safe for young children with a walled surround and gated and fence swimming pool. This gives you the freedom to relax, knowing that the little ones are safe.
What makes this house unique
Many people comment on how peaceful and pretty it is here, whilst being very accessible to all local amenities, including bar/restaurant and pizzeria within walking distance. We love this region of France as there are so many things to see and do in the area. You can do something every day for 2 weeks and still not see it all. The area offers fantastic cycling opportunities as it is fairly flat and the roads are very quiet even in high season. We even have a bike company who will deliver and collect from your gite!
With young children of our own we realise how difficult it is to please everyone but we think we've cracked it. Mum and Dad get a chance to kick back and relax whilst the children play. Harry will happily challenge anyone to a game of cricket or football and Lucy is content to chatter and play on the swings.
As for the accommodation, our reviews speak for themselves.