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COTTAGE L'ETABLE. LONG LETS ONLY: 1 BEDROOM, SLEEPS 7

Angela Simmons

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks English, French
People7
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 31 nights

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COTTAGE L'ETABLE. LONG LETS ONLY: 1 BEDROOM, SLEEPS 7

People7
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 31 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Saintes area - La Basse Pommeraie

There are 3 gites, ground floor accommodation, sleeping 2, 2, 2 - 6 together.

The properties occupy a delightful rural location offering peace, quiet and space, but at the same time being only 10 mins from all amenities and 40 mins from several wonderful sandy beaches. Although no pool, there is the river Charente 200 m down a grassy track with a small pebble beach for easy access for swimming, canoeing (we have one here you can use) or fishing.

There are three cottages offering different types of accommodation, secluded from each other, all bright, sunny and airy with high ceilings, exposed beams, wood burning stoves and heating. This is an ideal spot for those of you wishing to spend a few months in this sunny region, discovering life in France, searching for a new French home or just taking time out. There are mature trees and space between each offering shade and privacy where wanted. There is a large garden for you to choose a shady (or sunny) nook to sit and contemplate. The rates are per month this year as we are not offering short term holiday lets. English French-speaker on-site much of the time.

Website: www.charentemaritimecottages.iowners.net

Changeover days: We changeover on Saturdays generally, although there is flexibility outside June, July and August

More Details

Details for holiday cottage L'ETABLE. Long lets only, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms

L'Etable 2-7 is bright, sunny, cheerful and uncluttered accommodation, all at ground floor level, with exposed beams, heating and woodburner for your winter visits, and simple but comfortable furniture It has a bedroom with 5' double bed and a good sized living room with sofa beds, opening onto the south terrace and the rest of the garden. There is a separate fully fitted and equipped kitchen with washing machine and a bathroom with bath and shower. There is additional adjoining accommodation (Studio) giving a further bedroom/living room arranged as a studio with a kitchenette and shower room, from which you access the west facing terrace with full views across the fields to the sunset. Both terraces have garden furniture. There is a large garden with plenty of trees which offer ample shade if needed.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Angela Simmons (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks English, French

About Angela Simmons

I am a retired englishwoman sharing my life with a Frenchman. I came here for the outdoor life, peace, quiet and space. We swim in the river every day throughout the long summer.

Angela Simmons purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Angela Simmons chose Saintes area

I chose this house after a long search for its beautiful setting in a charming environment, quiet and peaceful and yet not isolated from the rest of the hamlet or the towns nearby. The beaches, which are magnificent and all sandy, are all within a 40 minute easy drive.

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People7
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 31 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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L'ETABLE. Long lets only
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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L'ETABLE. Long lets only
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p56000?uni_id=37208
Saintes area Charente-Maritime
Leeds
5

A wonderful place for a family holiday

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed here last summer and had a wonderful time.
The large garden is great for kids to play in and a canoe can be wheeled down to the river at the bottom of the lane, (we even spotted the Kingfisher!) The local area is interesting, the beach isn't too far away. There are some small towns with wonderful markets, (Saintes is just down the road) and La Rochelle is within easy reach.
Angela is approachable, helpful and attentive without cramping what style you may have. She has done a wonderful job in converting this building into a comfortable bright space which is clean, modern and well equipped.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: This delightful review is typical of the responses we get from our visitors. They have peace and calm here to recharge their batteries and a quiet home from home to return to after their days spent out and about enjoying this rich and varied region.
business
L'ETABLE. Long lets only
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p56000?uni_id=37208
Saintes area Charente-Maritime
5

Peaceful gite in a wonderful rural setting.

  • 5 out of 5
We have just returned from a 2 week stay in L'Etable and adjoining Studio. It is worthwhile booking both parts as the studio's terrace is fantastic, looking out over fields and giving a greater sensation of the countryside.

The property is well equipped, especially the kitchen with kettle, toaster and peeling knife - all things I usually find missing in properties outside of the UK. The TV is tuned to English channels and there is even a bookcase full of English novels - I would have stayed longer just to read more of them! The bed in the main bedroom is firm and comfortable and great for my aching back, and the living rooms have sofa beds which are ideal for the kids.

It seems Angela has thought of everything and is on hand for help and advice as needed.

We enjoyed a couple of excursion in the canoe and visited many of the really beautiful towns and beaches in the surrounding area. Saint Savinien was a hidden beauty we discovered by accident and the children (aged 9 and 7) loved an afternoon of bouncy castles for just 5 euros each as well as an outing on the lake in miniature boats. Off the toll roads we found little traffic, even in the middle of August. We also discovered bush after bush of blackberries and baked a couple of pies during our stay.

Recommended!
  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to Sarah and her family for this glowing review. It really does reflect the feeling of our gites and their surroundings. We try to make them as comfortable as possible and indeed they are equipped with everything you could need for a long stay. This year, from September '14 we are only letting for long periods - min. one month, or min two months in July/August.
We hope you will enjoy them as much as Sarah and her family did.
Angela
business
L'ETABLE. Long lets only
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p56000?uni_id=37208
Saintes area Charente-Maritime
Near Hamburg/Germany
5

RRR Relax, Refresh, Recreate!!!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderful time at La Basse Pommerai! Angela is a perfect host, very helpful, warm-hearted and friendly. With a loving hand she created a marvellous place to be. The "Charente" nearby to be experienced by canoe and a terrific landscape around helps to forget the everyday trouble. There is so much left to find out that we for sure come back soon!
Camilla (16), Leon (14) and Nicole (44)
  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
LA ROCHELLE
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
350 Miles
ST MALO
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Miles
SAINTES
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
A 10 JUNCTION 35
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Car: necessary

These lovely cottages are set in rural surroundings with the river Charente 300m down a small track. There is a little stony beach into the river from which you can swim, canoe or fish. Several excellent golf courses and horse-riding centres are within easy reach, the nearest being only 15 mins away just outside the beautiful Roman town of Saintes, where you can find indoor and outdoor pools and plenty of other things to do. The countryside is ideal for cycling as there is little traffic. There is an abundance of local châteaux and vineyards where they are happy for you to taste their wines and cognac. Restaurants and bars abound as do fascinating activities for all

The beautiful sandy beaches are within 40 min with safe bathing for children Our lovely rural retreat is an ideal spot to sit peacefully watching the wildlife particularly the birds which can be seen on the marsh during migration Much fun can be had watching the nesting storks go about their business from March-August

Other Activities: Canoing, river swimming, river-boating, open-air pool swimming, birdwatching, spotting animals in the wild

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Rates & Availability

From €450 Monthly

Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Saintes area, Charente-Maritime

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31 night minimum stay
€465
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€450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €20
Refundable Damage Deposit €115
Stay tax €0.2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.
Notes The rate quoted is for L'Etable only. Add 250€ for the Studio if required in addition.
Long lets only. A security deposit of a full month's rent will be requested to secure the rental.
Pets may be allowed. Enquire at time of booking. Additional charge, 20€ per pet per month.
Minimum Rental stay 2 months during July and August.
Payment required, 1 months rent security deposit, not banked.
Plus 1 months rent in advance to secure booking.
Rent excludes electricity, gas bottles and firewood, but includes all other utilities and taxes.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for L'ETABLE. Long lets onlyin Saintes area in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , please request cot in advance
    Living room - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Apart from the bedroom, the two other rooms can be used as bedrooms or living rooms. The Studio is useful as it can be closed to make separate ensuite accommodation if you are two couples, or if you have teenagers who wish to remain separate.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
LONG LETS ONLY. MINIMUM ONE MONTH OR TWO MONTHS JULY AND AUGUST. Although we have no pool, avoiding spoiling the peaceful environment for other guests, the river, clean and delightful for swimming, is just down a short track with a stony beach for access. Jellies or surfing/boarding shoes recommended for getting in and out. Smoking outside only please. We are sorry but this year we are only taking long term bookings - minimum one month except for July and August where a minimum of two months applies.

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