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House gite pool in beautiful countryside close to beaches, Charente Maritime - The house

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights



The house

The house and gite are situated within 1 acre grounds. There are large lawned areas. The property is in a beautiful setting with quiet lanes ideal for cycling and walking. Both properties are some distance apart and have patio areas table, chairs, loungers, etc.


With log fire, ercol solid elm suite, 32”tv, dvd player, video player, ps2 with games. Board games also.

Large dining room

Solid oak dining table with ten rush bottom chairs


A fully fitted kitchen with solid cherry units, microwave, neff stainless steel oven, fridge, freezer and dishwasher, etc,

The swimming pool

The pool is 11mx5.5m; 1m at the shallow end and 2.2m at the deep end.

The pool has security fencing all around with a locking gate. It will be maintained for you on a daily basis. There are inflatable toys, volleyball, basket ball, games, etc, The pool is full from June to September and is on the basis that it is shared by the gite and house.

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About the property

Le Roquet Cravans

The house and gite are situated within 1 acre grounds in a wonderful peaceful, but not isolated, setting on the edge of a pretty village.

Both the house and gite have been recently refurbished to a quality standard.

There are lawned garden areas and ball games. The properties are in a beautiful setting with quiet lanes ideal for cycling and walking. Both properties are some distance apart and each has its own patio areas with table, chairs, loungers, etc.

Whilst on the edge of a beautiful village the properties are only 20 minutes away from beautiful beaches and 40 minutes away from surfing beaches.

There are also exquisite harbour ports 25 minutes away.

There are also ancient cities such as Saintes and Cognac 20 minutes away. La Rochelle and Bordeaux are about an hour away.

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Linda and Stephen Wilson
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Will respond in all languages via google translate
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

About Linda and Stephen Wilson

We are a couple with three lovely children who fell in love with this beautiful region of France in 2006 and bought this house later that year.

Linda and Stephen Wilson purchased this house in 2006

Why Linda and Stephen Wilson chose Saintes area

This house and gite are in an amazing location on the edge of a beautiful village. It is so picturesque and tranquil whilst no means isolated.

It is so relaxing yet within 20 minutes of gorgeous sandy beaches, harbour ports and ancient cities.

What makes this house unique

It is so pretty and tranquil and relaxing and yet only 20 minutes from all sorts of activities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is situated in a wonderful location and garden and the pool is amazing and very clean.

There are so many local beaches and picturesque places to visit.

Highly recommended.
Jun 2016
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Please note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (British Pounds), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.
A deposit of £100 reservation is payable in order to confirm the booking. The balance is due 4 weeks before arrival.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cravans in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Bathroom A luxury bathroom with bath and separate shower and two washbasins. There is a separate toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Very pleasant bedrooms with high quality mattresses for good nights sleep. Bedroom 1 A king size bed and French style wardrobes .There is also a wash basin in an alcove. There are French doors looking out to the front garden. Bedroom 2 A full size double bed with a large built in wardrobe looking out onto the side garden and swimming pool. Bedroom 3 Two single beds and a bed settee with a built in wardrobe looking out onto the swimming pool and side garden.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Sand Pit
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
The house has ramps up to the house and all the door ways are wide to accommodate a wheel chair


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

The house
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 8 reviews

LOvely realxing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We love coming to stay at Cravans, so much so we have now had 5 holidays here. There is so much to see and do in the area. We are still finding new places to visit. The house is well equipped and clean, fantastic pool and garden. Linda, Stephen and family couldn't be more welcoming. Great area to cycle as a family, lovely beaches and lots of lovely towns and villages to explore. The local bakery is easy to walk to and sells delicious breads and tasty treats. Thank you Linda and Stephen. We look forward to plenty more holidays at your house, the kids wont go anywhere else!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing luxury in the French countryside!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weeks stay in Linda and Stephens house this year! The property was easy to find using a sat nav and we were met by the family who were more than willing to give us lots of tips and information about the local places to visit! The house was spacious for me my wife and our 2 children and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay! The pool is fantastic and kept really clean every day by the owners, the kids loved it and both got on really well with the other families children who were staying in the gite while we were there!

There's some lovely places to visit and you could quite easily stay for more than a week. Super u hyper market is in easy driving distance to stock up the house with drink and food also.

So for a relaxing quiet holiday in a superb region of France you really can't go wrong!

Thank you for a memorable time 🏊🌞☀️

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having this family stay was a wonderful experience for us and they will be welcomed back whenever they are able to come. We have families return on a regular basis and this makes us feel that we have got something really special for which we are very grateful.
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  • 4 of 5




  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having this family stay was a lovely experience. They will be welcomed back whenever they wish.
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fabulous french fun in the sun

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a great holiday at Laurette in the French countryside .A great spot to relax and enjoy typical French scenery , a short walk to the boulangerie a car ride to nearby Gemozac .We enjoyed the pool and the coast has safe swimming at Royan and more adventurous can enjoy amazing waves at Cote sauuvage.The accommodation was comfortable and well equipped for self catering like home..Linda, Steven and the girls were very welcoming and helpful with anything we needed.We have good memories of a fun sunny ,relaxing holiday. We would reccommend this property to family and friends

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having this family to stay at our holiday home was a delightful experience. We couldn't have enjoyed the week more. We have lots of lovely memories. Many thanks and best wishes to you all.
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Bridge of Allan, Stirling, Scotland

July 2010

  • 5 of 5

Rented this property for a week in July 2010.

The house is set in large garden grounds and of course has a great pool- well maintained on a daily basis by Stephen and was the highlight of our stay. Although in a semi rural location, the local sights are easily accessed (and Super U is only a five minute drive away).

Would recommend Talmont, Saintes, Royan, Palmyre Zoo and the beautiful beaches which are all within a 30 minute drive.

The only drawback was that we only had the house for a week. We have visited lots of areas of France over the years and would recommend this property and location without reservation- next time we want to stay for two (or more) weeks!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything & More

  • 5 of 5

After a long journey with three young children we were relieved to finally reach our destination, and we were not disappointed.

We received a lovely welcome from the owners and their family and after introducing ourselves we were shown to the house. Again we were not disappointed. It was home from home with everything you would ever need. We settled in really well and the children quickly made them selves at home in the wonderful surroundings. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in France and a big part of that was down to the accomodation and the friendly, relaxed and helpful attitude of the owners, Linda & Stephen. We thank you all for your kindness and we hope to be back next year to see a little bit more of the fantastic beaches and sights.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having this family to stay with us in Cravans was absolutely delightful. The pleasant times spent with the children and their parents will always be remembered. Look forward to welcoming them back.
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Nearest Airport
87 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
433 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Junction 36 of A10
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The Charente Maritime with its own micro climate is the second hottest region of France,.

Cravans is lovely and has its own bakery and bar pub within walking distance. Gémozac, the nearest shopping town is just 4 kilometres away and has everything you should need.

Beautiful beaches are only 20 minutes away. Meschers is first with sandy cove beaches. Then there is Saint-Georges-de-Didonne which is a wide expanse of beach. Water sports are available there and there is an adventure climbing park. Royan is next, again a lovely beach and chic shops etc.

Further up the coast there are other lovely beaches including surfing beaches.

There is the most amazing zoo we have ever visited at La Palmyre. Also in the region there are beautiful harbour ports such as Mortagne sur Gironde, romanesque churches, beautiful old towns and cities such as Saintes and Bordeaux waiting to be discovered. These are reached by driving past vineyards and in the summer, fields of beautiful sunflowers.

Golf: There is a golf course in Fontcouverte just to the north-east of Saintes. There is also a golf course in Royan near the Grand Coast.


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