Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Saint-Jean-d'Angely area - Les Pierres Blanches
2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, Sleeps 5
Les Pierres Blanches (White Stones) is a 2 bedroomed gite in its own private grounds with swimming pool.
It is a spacious, traditional Charentaise house (95m2) renovated to include all the modern comforts and necessities, without losing its original character.
There is a large gated entrance with ample room for parking.
The pool and pool garden area are totally cordoned off, in line with French legal requirements.
Les Pierres Blanches:
The two bedrooms are on the 1st floor.
At ground floor level there is a large sitting room with beautiful exposed stone walls.
The kitchen/dining is a separate room and this has a door to the covered patio area which also has a table and chairs for dining outdoors.
The bbq is on the patio but can easily be moved within the garden area to suit your needs.
The shower room and toilet are on the ground floor.
Our favourite days out:
La Palmyre Zoo, Chize Zoo, Aquarium La Rochelle, Atlantis indoor aqua park St. Jean D'angely, Antilles indoor aqua park Jonzac. Favourite beaches: Chatelaillon Plage, Fouras, La Grande Cote, La Palmyre, Royan and the many smaller beaches in between, Cognac playground, minigolf, park, Charente river. Thors playground and lake. Les Touches de Perigney playground and minigolf. Many Cognac distillery tours / vine walks and of course, tasting. Local food markets. Brocantes (selling everything from 2nd hand toys to furniture). Roman Amphitheatre Saintes. Chateau des Enigmas Pons. Outdoor festivals and theatre.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About Mrs. Gráinne Hanley
We moved to the Charente Maritime from Ireland in Summer 2007. Our children were then aged between 4 and 8yrs and thankfully, they easily settled in.
They were speaking French fluently by that December, probably because they were truly thrown in at the deep end, going to the local school (taking the bus each morning and evening), dining in the school canteen and being involved in lots of local sports clubs. It was much harder for us adults of course.....
Mrs. Gráinne Hanley purchased this house in 2007
Why Mrs. Gráinne Hanley chose Saint-Jean-d'Angely area
We initially bought the house as a holiday home for ourselves and very swiftly decided to bite the bullet and move, for a year or two, just to try something different. The years flew by, we fell in love with here and we ended up staying.
After some years, the opportunity arose for us to purchase the adjoining part of what was originally one large house. We moved next door and now run our original house (complicated!!) as a gite.
Above is a photo of Christmas in the gite.
As I was unable to host, Nanny & Grandad arrived to save the day. They stayed in the gite and we had a lovely day “visiting” and dining next door!
What makes this house unique
This coming Summer will be our 4th year running the property as a gite, and we have truly enjoyed the experience. We have had guests from France, Ireland, UK, Netherlands, Canada, and all a joy to have (seriously!).
I look forward to welcoming guests again this year but, wherever you choose, I wish you a wonderful break away.