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SELF CATERING COTTAGE PONS, SAINTES, COGNAC, ROYAN, BORDEAUX, CHARENTE MARITIME

Louise Power

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

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SELF CATERING COTTAGE PONS, SAINTES, COGNAC, ROYAN, BORDEAUX, CHARENTE MARITIME

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Saintes area - Moulin Chaillou

18th Century stone walled, oak beamed, river frontage gite - 4 beds

In the region of sunflowers and vineyards, midway down the Atlantic coast, the Moulin Chaillou self catering cottages nestle perfectly between the historic port of La Rochelle, the scintillating city of Bordeaux, the soft sandy beaches of Royan and the rolling countryside of the Cognac vines.

Set in delightfully natural surroundings, Le Moulin Chaillou offers you quality waterside cottage with separate access in the ancient and medieval town of Pons, in the Charente Maritime region. Recently renovated to a very high standard, the cottage is attached to the 14th Century watermill, it is brimming with character features such as original Charentaise stone walls and huge oak beams, pleasantly contrasting its modern facilities.

The Charente Maritime is famous for its micro climate and enjoys long hot summers and very mild winters so necessary for the production of fine grapes used to make the wonderful wines and cognac brandy. It’s 470 kilometres of coastline is noted for long sandy beaches, marinas, golf courses and islands. The combination of the words “Charente” and “Maritime” help to capture the magic of this department, producing as it does the best from the land with the Cognac grapes, cereal crops and fields of Sunflowers, and the best from the ocean with the oysters, mussels and fish; the Charente-Maritime is a magnificent and exceptional part of France. Le Moulin Chaillou is at the heart of this department being excellently placed for all facilities needed to enjoy a holiday in a warm climate

Pons itself is a pretty medieval town, complete with castle keep (the first ‘Donjon’ was raised to the ground by Richard the Lion heart in 1179) , Pilgrims Hospital and the Chapel Notre-Dame Marie. At Le Moulin Chaillou you can enjoy the relaxing sounds of the river Seugne, walk around the numerous islands and explore the area. An absolute paradise for lovers of nature and fishing or for those who just wish to relax. On the land we have numerous visitors including red deer, red squirrels, kingfishers, herons and in the water otters, ducks, moorhens and several species of fish, including trout, chub, roach and pike. Furthermore, due to its excellent proximity to Pons via the grounds rear gate you are only 5 minutes away from the nearest Boulangerie for your morning croissant or pain au chocolate.

The first recorded date of our watermill was in 1340 when all the watermills of Pons were individually named. The name Chaillou is derived from an old French word meaning foundation - the rock that the watermill is actually built on. In fact the Romans brought the mechanics of the watermill to France when they first invaded and settled in the Poitou Charente, and there is some evidence to suggest that the very first watermill on site would have been Roman. The area does boast of a Gallo-Roman past and the architecture of many of the towns and villages blossom with stunning examples.

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Details for holiday cottage Maison du grain de ble, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

A charming self contained cottage created in what was formerly the grain store of the watermill. It retains many of the original features, such as the exposed oak beams and the Charentaise block stonework. Accessed through the en-garde of the ancient watermill, the old granary offers extremely comfortable accommodation. The lower section of the split level ground floor that follows the position of the base of the old grain silos, comprises the dining room and kitchen, containing all modern appliances such as dishwasher and washing machine, whilst the upper level houses the lounge and shower room. Via the spiral staircase, there are two beautifully decorated bedrooms, that continue the character feel of the building. The bedrooms overlook the river Seugne, with on one side, the watermill, and on the other the medieval dungeon of Pons.
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Louise Power

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Speaks English, French
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Bordeaux or La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
250 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Pons
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
A10 Jnt 36
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
beach
Car: recommended

Pons itself is a pretty medieval town, complete with castle keep (the first ‘Donjon’ was raised to the ground by Richard the Lion heart in 1179) , Pilgrims Hospital and the Chapel Notre-Dame Marie. At Le Moulin Chaillou you can enjoy the relaxing sounds of the river Seugne, walk around the numerous islands and explore the area. Heading inland from the Moulin Chaillou are the towns of Saintes to the north and Cognac to the east, both about 15 miles away. There are many fine sandy beaches in Royan, Meschers and Palmyer, which also hosts an outstanding zoo which is said to be the best in France. La Rochelle is a fabulous 11th century port which is now the biggest yachting centre on France’s Atlantic coast.. Within a an hours drive north are the offshore islands of Ile de Ré and Oleron, and to the south, the city of Bordeaux.

Golf: There are golf courses locally at Saintes and Cognac. There are three local courses within easy reach. Cognac (o pen fairways, excellent parkland course), Royan (cut through pretty pine forests outstanding.) and Sainte (challenging tree lined front nine with an open forgiving back nine). The Bordeaux or La Rochelle areas are also within easy reach for other courses. Golf packages can be provided to give the essential hassle free week/weekend for all players.

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Notes

  • 1. To reserve the property, you will need to send a 25% deposit. We will send a confirmation email which will be a formal acceptance of the booking. Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday.
    2. The balance must be paid no less than six weeks before the first day of the holiday. Reservations made within eight weeks of the start of the holiday require full payment at the time of booking.
    3. The returnable deposit of £200 is payable to cover any damage to the property or contents (the property being the house and grounds), although the clients liability is not limited to this amount. This should be in the form of cash handed over on arrival at the property. This deposit will be refunded or accounted for at the end of the holiday.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saintes area in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Furnished to a high standard
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Furnished to a high standard. Children's cots can be supplied.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Sand Pit
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horse riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • golf
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing