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

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
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 an hour
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Calendar last updated:
7 August, 2018

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 Cravans

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:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • 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


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The house
average rating of 4.8 based on 12 reviews

A little corner of tranquillity

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing two week stay. Stephen and Linda were very welcoming. There is lots to see and do around the local area. The pool was perfect and the garden beautiful. We had a lovely holiday and would highly recommend. The Gould family August 2017

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having this family stay was lovely and we are so glad they enjoyed their holiday. They would be welcomed back at any time. Very best wishes to them too.
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Very well-equipped house in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a great week in Cravans. We stayed in the larger house (3 bedrooms), which is very comfortable and well-equipped. The other house on the site has a separate access and there are private sitting-out areas - when both are being used you cannot see each other. The two properties can be rented separately or together if available. It's an excellent lay-out. We enjoyed a mixture of relaxing times (reading, eating outside, walking the lanes with our dog) and exploring the local area including the coast, which is nearer than I realised, with nice views along the Gironde estuary and beaches, only about half an hour's drive away.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyable stay with friends and family

  • 4 of 5

Overall, the house and the gite are set in a lovely, well-manicured garden. The pool is a great size and kept beautifully clean. The kitchens of both properties are well equipped with quantities of cutlery and crockery, the living area spacious and airy, though the gite had a tendency to overheat, being in a dip with little in the way of breeze.

I think the fact that our friends stayed in the gite while the two couples of my family stayed in the house made a few of the glitches less important. Each property has a barbecue, but the small one at the house is in full sun till late in the evening. The larger, shady barbecue is next to the gite, next to the shaded seating area. If two unconnected families were using the two properties, it may have been awkward for the house occupants to use the supposedly communal seating and cooking area.

An additional umbrella in the pool area would have been useful - it was quite cosy when all seven of us wanted to enjoy the pool in the shade. Perhaps more of an issue with two separate sets of tennants.

We have always found in the past that in properties in areas where the weather can become very hot, fans have been provided in all bedrooms. This would have been beneficial for our two weeks of late 20's, mid 30's weather (and only June at this stage!). It was a particular problem for our friends in the gite. We have found that it is also the norm to be issued with clean towels and bedding after the first week. We would have laundered our own, but the advertised washing machine is actually situated in the owners' basement, under the house, so while in theory available, it makes it rather awkward and inconvenient.

However, we did very much enjoy the area, with lots to see and do and reasonable restaurants at no great distance.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to have these families stay . Their stay was an exceptionally hot fortnight and we saw temperatures soar higher than we have ever known in the Charente Maritime. We have other parasols and could have put another one on the pool patio although we do tend to find that a lot of guests like to lie in the full sun. The house barbecue is in full sun and we will think about resiting it. The washing machine is in the basement but everyone is welcome to use it. We frequently launder washing for guests and hang it out to dry. Equally we are happy for them to use the machine. Always striving to please.
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Amazing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The gite is lovely and well equipped.

Outside there is a lovely patio and grassed areas and a solid oak sit-outery.

The setting is amazing and the region is incredible.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having this couple stay was a pleasure. They will be welcomed back anytime.
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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: 14-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 07-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 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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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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