Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday villa in Saintes area - Le Villa at Le Courty
Luxury Villa Sleeps 2, Rural With Easy Access To Coast, Wheelchair Access.
Le Villa at Le Courty, is a luxury one-bedroom villa sleeping two with exclusive use of a large swimming pool. Adjacent to the pool is a raised, tropical-style dining pavilion with surrounding fish pond. The villa is set in the grounds of a former cognac farm in a tiny hamlet in the Charente Maritime countryside within easy driving distance of the Atlantic coast beaches. The villa is walking/cycling distance from a village bakery and other shops and restaurants, with more such facilities and large supermarkets available only a short drive away. Le Villa’s accommodation is wheelchair-friendly. For more information, see our website link located at the bottom of this advertisement.
The villa enjoys a stylish interior. The living space and kitchen are open-plan. The space is airy and comfortable with beamed, high ceilings, tiled floors and lighting to suit most moods. There are three sets of French windows which provide abundant light and delightful views. The kitchen has a marble-topped breakfast bar and work surface and looks out over the pool and terraces on one side and over a tiny 'secret' terrace overlooking the vines on the other. The kitchen has hand-built teak cupboards and a huge teak larder. It is equipped with oven, induction hob, extractor hood, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and microwave. There is a washing machine in the utility room off the bathroom.
Wi-fi is provided. The villa is also equipped with a DVD player and a flat-screen TV through which both Freeview UK TV and French channels are available.
Through the intricately carved antique teak door and into the bedroom, a large teak four-poster bed with thick, sprung mattress (2m x 1.55m) awaits, as well as a teak wardrobe and dressing table. Bed linen is provided.
The en-suite bathroom takes you on a journey of Asian-spa delight with its rustic private outdoor Balinese-style shower – perfect for those balmy evenings and sunny mornings. A decorative antique temple door and wash basins carved from volcanic stone blend beautifully with the limestone walls and merge seamlessly with the more traditional luxury of the jacuzzi bath and walk-in shower. Bath towels are provided.
You step straight from your villa through French windows on to the charming lower patio area with barbecue and dining table and chairs. A few steps more take you up to the large (12m x 6m) swimming pool, spacious paved and grass lounging areas and the stunning teak and coconut-framed dining pavilion with surrounding goldfish pond. The pavilion is a magical place to sit and enjoy the views or to dine. It has both lighting and power points.
You have exclusive use of the pool area. It is walled on one side and open to the magnificent views of the vineyards and countryside beyond on another. Laze around the pool, or try the pool steps – the perfect place to sit with a book with the water lapping around your toes! Enjoy the cooler elevated position of the stunning pavilion, or even take a nap in the hammock under the shade of the huge yew tree. In the large coconut and teak dining pavilion, enjoy your aperitif of local Pineau des Charentes or a glass of chilled white or smooth red wine from nearby Bordeaux as you take in the delightful views of the sparkling blue pool and the Charentaise countryside. Beautifully lit at night, the pavilion is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner for two.
Located so close to the vineyards, you are treated to a birds-eye view of the vine-growing process and there are numerous opportunities in the immediate area for tasting the local brew.
There is a village only 1.5km from the property. Why not borrow one of our bicycles and take the ‘chemins blancs’ – small tracks – through the vineyards and sunflower fields to pick up your fresh baguettes and croissants from the bakery there. The village also boasts a well-stocked shop with butcher/charcuterie counter and fresh vegetables, as well as a Michelin-listed restaurant with take-away service, a popular cafe/bar and a takeaway pizza restaurant. Fresh fish and seafood are frequently on sale from a stall outside the village church. There is also a post-office, tabac (newsagent) and tennis courts.
Bath towels, pool towels and bed linen are provided. A complimentary welcome pack is provided, and meals can be provided on arrival by prior arrangement.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- not suitable for children
- wheelchair accessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
We stayed at Le Courty and absolutely loved it! It's a beautiful villa in a stunning location. If you love luxury combined with total privacy and country side.....this is the place to be.