l'Olivier - 2 bedroom, sleeps 4
La Petite Bergerie & l'Olivier
- English, French, Italian
About Catherine Piner
We arrived here with our young family in 2003 with the intention of giving it a go for 5 years and we're still here! We came here from Surrey, so the pace of life has slowed down considerably, not only is this a great holiday destination it's a great place to live too. Both our children love it, they've only known the French school system so are far more fluent than either of us!
Catherine Piner purchased this Cottage in 2003
Why Catherine Piner chose Crazannes
When we first saw this property and the beautiful garden we knew this had to be the one. The huge draw was the the fact that even though the 'gites' were little more than shells used for storage and garaging we could see they had massive potential especially as they were completely independent of the main house and each other. So each house would have it's only private space. The location is perfect, not a huge drive from the UK and when our guests arrive loads of interesting places to visit including some amazing beaches within a short drive. It was a top priority that our guests would be comfortable as although generally the climate is warm and sunny it's inevitable that some days may not be so bright.
What makes this Cottage unique
The thing I remember most was during our second viewing of the property, we were sitting on the terrace and could hear the church bell chime midday, beautiful! So very peaceful and our girls have often said how lovely it is to sit and listen to the birds, as there are so many trees in the garden there are certainly no shortage of those!
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Ideal für einen ruhigen Urlaub mit Freunden
Wir hatten für 14 Tage "l'Olivier" gebucht und für 7 Tage zusätzlich das größere Haus "la petite bergerie". Beide Häuser waren tadellos sauber, geschmackvoll eingerichtet und mit allem ausgestattet, was man in einem Ferienhaus benötigt. Zum Empfang fanden wir frisches Baguette, Butter, Marmelade, Kaffee, Milch und Rotwein vor. Unsere Gastgeber waren sehr diskret, aber sofort zur Stelle und immer erreichbar, wenn es Fragen gab. Das Grundstück ist so groß und schön begrünt, dass man sich auch mit fremden Gästen im 2. Haus gut aus dem Weg gehen kann. Ideal ist das Anwesen, wenn man wie wir beide Häuser mietet und somit "unter sich" ist. Reizvoll für einen Teil unserer Gruppe war vorher die knapp einwöchige Radtour entlang der Charente von Cognac bis La Rochelle. Aber auch für die anderen gab es genügend in der Gegend zu besichtigen. Highlight: La Rochelle!
Alles in allem können wir diese Unterkünfte und die reizenden Gastgeber Catherine und Terry nur wärmstens empfehlen!
A great holiday
We had a great time in crazannes. The pool was amazing and my boys loved the garden toys too. We will be back!
comfortable and well equipped gite
in an interesting area of France this well equipped gite is convenient for coast , city and walking holidays . Everything you need is in the gite and the large garden and pool are a bonus . Hosts extremely helpful and the icing on the cake for us was to be able to pick up baguettes and croissants next door !
An impressive and well equipped gite
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at l'olivier. The gite was spacious, clean and well equipped. Catherine has thought about everything and gave us plenty of information on arrival (plus a welcome pack of bread, butter, jam, milk and wine). The addition of the garden with a play area was a godsend with a toddler! We will most definitely return.
Excellent holiday cottage
We spent ten days here recently and found the accommodation excellent. The gite was spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped-we prefer to do our own cooking and found virtually everything we needed. We had a heatwave during our stay-a charcoal barbecue is supplied, so we used that every night. There is a beautiful pool, which gets the sun all day, so that was very welcome at the end of our days' cycling. If you like cycling, but aren't keen on hills, this part of France is ideal. There is also off road parking for your car. Although there is another gite across the garden, there are very private sitting out areas for each house. Catherine and Terry are lovely hosts-we knew the area but if you don't, they have lots of helpful information. We have been self catering in France for nearly 40 years and this is one of the best places we have rented.
Ideal for family holidays
Our hostess, Catherine, was very obliging, running late en route to Crazannes she phoned to advise us to buy provisions, as the supermarkets would be closed the following day. The gite was well presented, exceedingly clean and had everything we required, including English speaking TV and a beautiful bottle of local wine. The only criticism of our stay was the beds were extremely uncomfortable.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property. We are delighted you found the gite had everything you needed for your stay including our complementary bottle of wine. We are very saddened to find that you found our beds uncomfortable as we find that this is one thing our many guests do complement the gite on having, extremely comfortable beds and bedding!
L’Olivier and la Petite Bergerie are situated in the charming small village of Crazannes. It is only a 5 min. walk to the beautiful river Charente, with local Châteaux of Crazannes and Panloy at Port d’Envaux both within walking distance and le Château de la Roche Courbon at Saint-Porchaire just a 5 minute drive.
It is only a 15 minute drive from the beautiful market town of Saintes, also located on the Charente, shops and restaurants are therefore within easy reach.
There are many many stunning beaches all less than an hours drive.