(each week, I put on some new pictures of the garden)...
You will find in the fridge and the cupboards everything to prepare your breakfast yourselves for the first days (Brioche, croissants, butter, jam, coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, sugar, orange juice.......)
And it is so easy to go everywhere and very quickly from this pretty French detached house, that you will certainly enjoyed !!!!!
You will find in this cottage 1 large bedroom and a second bedroom for one person or two children.
A charming playroom in the garden where you will be able to play cards, read, watch a second Television or simply rest...
This kiosk got a sofa which can be used as extra bed for young ones (in summer time)
A large bathroom with hand basin, bath/shower and separated wc. A fitted kitchen with fitted units
Good size dining area/ lounge with fireplace and TV with more than 200 Channels to chose from. Tiles throughout.
The house is secluded within a large garden with many trees and pathways.... You will feel in a fairy tale land!!!
You will be able to eat (breakfast, lunch, dinner) following sun or shade (depending of your choice) as you got 2 terraces!!
Same to rest ou get some suntan with garden armchairs that you can move following your choice....
A swing in a tree will also certainly enjoy your young ones!!!
Ample parking for cars.
Free wifi, Internet and FREE long distance telephone service to 40 countries; all of Western Europe, United States, Canada, many more (Country details on request).
A lovely place to relax, and organize nice meals in this quiet time (Sea food, and other specialities of the place..) visit La Rochelle or the region: L'Ile de Ré, l'Ile d'Oléron, l'Ile d'Aix, ........, or explore simply 10 mins away the beach of Chatelaillon..
This lovely cottage is situated only 17mins away from La Rochelle airport .
(budget flights to La Rochelle with Easyjet depart Gatwick also Ryanair fly from Stansted).
5 mins away by car:
Big shopping center and hyper market CARREFOUR , Mac Donald's, Buffalo grill.....
10 mins away by car:
La Rochelle: is certainly among the most attractive port towns of France, and is a very pleasant place to visit and to pass a few days because there is a great deal to see and do. Known as La Ville Blanche (the White City) the light limestone facades of La Rochelle glow in the light of the sun. The focus of the town is the old harbour, very picturesque with its two monumental towers (St Nicolas Tower and the Tower of the Chain) either side of the port entrance. A third tower, the 'Tower of the Lantern' is connected to the Chain Tower by a section of the ramparts that originally defended the town.
The old town, just behind the harbour, is extensive and also very well preserved dating mostly from the 17th and 18th centuries. The main shopping streets especially have many fine buildings, but you will also need to explore the side streets in this part of the town. The town has an impressive unified appearance, with arcaded streets, houses constructed in the local light stone, and light grey shutters. Boutiques now occupy the ground floor of many of the buildings.
Les Minimes was built on reclaimed land, and now is the largest marinas in Europe.
Aytré: lovely little town with all the local facilities.
Chatelaillon-Plage: When you arrive in Châtelaillon-Plage you have no doubt about what attracts the visitors - it is very much a typical modern seaside village, developed along the beach. The beach itself is the longest in the region, at almost three kilometres long, and sandy and popular. A stretch of about 200 metres of beach is also supervised for your safety. The rest of the resort contains all the ingredients you would expect: a casino, a spa treatment centre, a racetrack, mini-golf, various beach ensure you make the most of your visit.
Take a boat from la Rochelle or Fouras alternatively you can drive to some of the beautiful islands in the area.
l'ile de Re
Day out by car:
Rochefort: 30 minutes - Rochefort was a strategic location from the 17th century and Louis XIV built in the city "the most beautiful and largest Arsenal" of his kingdom by the Charente river. Within the naval yard there are museums and the 'Royal Rope' where rope was made for the French fleet. Rochefort was instrumental in the maritime destiny of France.
Threats of invasions gave birth to a whole system of fortifications including Fort Boyard, Fort Vauban, Fort Enet, Fort Lupin, Fort Liédot in the area.
Marennes: 45 minutes - Marennes is a lovely town with a 12th century church, famous for its fine Oysters and speciality of mussels, fish and seafood
Saintes: 45 minutes - Saintes is a Gallo-Roman city, City of Art and History, a mosaic of landscapes, monuments and gastronomy and there is a great deal to enjoy when visiting this lively town. Because of its gallo-roman, medieval and classical heritage Saintes is officially listed as a 'Ville d'Art et d'Histoire'.
You will notice this as soon as you arrive in the town centre and see the large Arch of Germanicus (a Roman triumphal arch) on the banks of the river, a good place to start your visit of the town.
Cognac: 1hours 15 mins...... The name of Cognac is known the world over because of the brandy produced in the region, and the chance to visit the Cognac distilleries certainly attracts many visitors, but the town itself is also very interesting to explore with an attractive riverside and historical centre to discover. The buildings in Cognac are mostly constructed from the local white stone that is found throughout the Poitou-Charentes region and makes the local architecture so distinctive and attractive.
Cognac 'old town', the medieval part of the town, is a region of narrow cobbled streets, hemmed in by attractive houses from the 15th to 18th centuries, and a multitude of brandy maturing warehouses along the riverside.
A few of the older houses are half-timbered, while most are in the local white stone. Your visit will focus around the Chateau and river a little south of the 'old gateway', and into the old town around Rue Grande, Rue Saulnier and Rue Magdeleine.
Le Futuroscope: 1hour 30 mins and discover the future...Futuroscope is a French theme park of multimedia, cinematographic futuroscope and audio-visual techniques.
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