Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Saint-Jean-d'Angely area - Joie de Vivre
Lovely well-equipped house with pool, between La Rochelle and Cognac.
Relax and unwind in this lovely rural house, surrounded by a farm and fields of sunflowers and vines. Joie de Vivre is a pretty 2 bedroom house with its own pool, between La Rochelle and Cognac, sleeping 5-7. It’s in a small friendly hamlet close to the River Boutonne, so there’s very little traffic. Although very peaceful the coast and attractions are not far away so it’s easy to get to great beaches and towns such as La Rochelle, Saintes, the Gironde and Ile de Re. Nearby St Jean D'Angely has lovely restaurants, shops and a fantastic twice-weekly market. Inside the house is modern and well-equipped, with traditional beams and stone walls plus a light, bright interior. If you want to relax at home the sunny patio has an outside dining table, 18'5' x 12'6' swimming pool, barbeque, sun-loungers, and umbrellas. You can explore the surrounding hills, fields and farm or cycle by the river. The house has all you will need for an enjoyable holiday - computer, Wifi, DVDs, games, books, maps, English TV, i-Pod, hairdryers, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, travel cot, high chair, 7 bikes and toys. No hidden costs - cleaning, utilities and use of bedding and towels all included. More information at http://joiedevivreholidays.wordpress.com/
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
From the Joie de Vivre guestbook (26 July - 9th August 2013):
The house was gorgeous and had everything we need. Our highlights have been: St Savinien boating with the kids, St Jean D'angely at the water park, mini-golf and lido, and the pedalos! La rochelle, Le Petit Train... weather has been amazing, had all we needed. It has been so nice to slow down and enjoy our family.
Lindsey and Peter Sharp
Peter is a psychologist and consultant and Lindsey is a journalist and writer. We live in the New Forest and have two lovely grown up daughters.
We love Joie de Vivre and the Charente Maritime and enjoy it when our guests have happy holidays there too.
We loved the house as soon as we saw it. Our guests tell us they enjoy the tranquillity, the farm with its fields of sunflowers and cows, the cycle rides by the river, and the fact that it is very easy to get to lots of interesting places from the house, such as beaches, markets and lovely restaurants. Children and families really enjoy having their own pool (and we built the new one in 2013) and all the nearby attractions. Guests say the house is lovely and several say it is the best-equipped they've stayed in. Check out the wonderful reviews to find out more. Enjoy a warm welcome at Joie de Vivre.
We think it's important for guests to feel comfortable in a holiday home, and to be able to travel light. So we provide as much as possible in the house for you to use. We want our guests to have a really enjoyable holiday at Joie de Vivre and we do our best to make it lovely for them. Mel looks after our house, and helps guests when needed, and we have friendly neighbours too. See also http://joiedevivreholidays.wordpress.com/