|Minimum Stay||6 - 31 nights|
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.
Changeover days: We changeover on Saturdays generally, although there is flexibility outside June, July and August
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
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.
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.
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.
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)
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
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
31 night minimum stay
for 31 nights
|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.|
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.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (EUR), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.
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