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2 pretty gîtes in beautiful gardens with pool in tranquil village - Jasmin

Bedrooms 3
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights




Sleeping 6, Jasmin has a spacious dining kitchen with French doors to the terrace, with patio table, chairs, parasol, and the all important BBQ, just right for al-fresco dining. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer, gas cooker &, extractor, micro-wave and dining table and chairs. The large double aspect family sitting room overlooks the courtyard and garden. All beam work and stone walls have been exposed to give a cool and airy feel to this spacious family property. The comfortable sofa and armchairs surround the original Charentaise fireplace with wood burning stove perfect for a cosy evening. For entertainment the TV receives Sky free to air channels and French TV, there is also a DVD/CD player. The staircase leads to the first floor and the en-suite double bedroom with balcony and two twin bedrooms, all having plenty of storage space. The family bathroom is also on this floor.

About the property

Chez Gabrielle

Set in beautiful, secure and private gardens, with a swimming pool, Chez Gabrielle comprises our two gîtes, Jasmin sleeping 6 people, Fleur sleeping 4, or rent both for a party of 10. Our traditional, vine-covered, Charentaise properties with their stone walls and oak beams provide the perfect setting to unwind and enjoy the tranquil pace of village life. In the heart of sunflower country near Cognac, St Jean d'Angély, and the coast, Fontaine Chalendray is a peaceful hilltop village, perfect for a relaxing holiday.

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Graham Logan
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
4 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dawn, David and Matthew : Just to say thank you for making us all so welcome at Chez Gabrielle. The gite, Jasmin, was just perfect - beautifully finished and so well supplied with everything a family could need on holiday. The surrounding area is lovely and so many places to see that 1 week was not really long enough. We will keep in touch and hope to see you again next summer.

Nuala, Mac and boys: Had a lovely, relaxing holiday in 'Jasmin' in Fontaine - Chalendray. Hosts welcoming, friendly and helpful.

Accommodation comfortable, spacious, clean and well - appointed. Children loved the pool, table - tennis and boules. We loved the countryside for cycling, safe and picturesque. Good memories.

Christine, Rob Em and Rebekah: It was a real pleasure to stay in such a beautiful home, Fleur ( even if only for a fortnight). We will look forward to coming back. Be in touch soon
Nov 2007
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Special Offers 2018.

+++++ €50 discount on all last of summer availability, applies to 2 weeks holidays or longer

++++++++ Special rates apply for longer lets.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fontaine-Chalendray in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    en-suite- Master Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite
  • Main bathroom has bath with shower over, WC and wash basin. En-suite in master bedroom has shower enclosure, WC and washbasin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , en- suite
    2nd Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    3rd Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • The main bedroom is spacious has a balcony, large double bed and en-suite facilities. 2nd bedroom has twin beds and views over the courtyard and countryside beyond. 3rd bedroom has twin beds and views over the gardens..
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Babies: We have cots & bedding, baby bath, stair gates, and high chairs available. Baby sitting can be arranged on in advance, with a Euro per hour charge payable to the sitter. Welcome packs: To your requirements can be waiting for you on arrival, allowing your holiday to start without a trek around a supermarket. Please let us know what you want and we will arrange it for you. Bicycle hire: Can be arranged with a local company delivered and collected from your gîte, please let us know in advance so that we can arrange it for you. The bicycles come from a separate company who would invoice you directly. Tourist information, a folder is in each gîte containing information about places to visit, country walks and market days, etc.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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average rating of 4.3 based on 11 reviews

Idyllic French gite in the glorious countryside

  • 4 of 5

Stayed for a week and it was so relaxing and quiet within the French countryside. The gite was clean and tidy and well equipped. The oven was a challenge however! But it added to its charm. So typically French with a balcony to the master bedroom. We had access to English tv which helped entertain the kids. The pool was delightful and was maintained by Jimmy on a daily basis. Overall a little slice of heaven.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback on your holiday Sarah. I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and you are more than welcome to come back anytime. Many thanks Graham
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1 4

Very pleasant gite

  • 4 of 5

The setting is peaceful but not to far from interesting tourist attractions. The accommodation was idea for young family members and the pool was great.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jeff, I good to here you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for your feedback. You are more than welcome to return to Chez Gabrielle anytime. Many thanks Graham
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  • 5 of 5

The place is perfect, we had a family reunion, it's really safe really homely, lots of bathrooms (we took both gites) close enough to amenities and places to visit! Manager very helpful. Would happily go back again! Perfect place!!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sian, Thank you for taking the time to leave the review, it is very much appreciated.I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay and family get together, and we hope to see you back at Chez Gabrielle in the future.
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0 4

A very pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay.

The cottage is very quiet and the village is nice as well.

We particularly liked the fact that the household linen is provided (sheets, towels, pool towels, bath mats, tea towels). The cleaning products are also available.

The garden is closed, access to the pool is through a door that closes with a padlock, which is really nice with young children.

The couple who runs the property is very friendly and available.

We highly recommend this location.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karin, Thank you so much for your kind words, it is greatly appreciated. I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday, and you are more than welcome to come back to Chez Gabrielle in the future. Many thanks Graham
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0 4

Lovely gite; lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

Jasmin is a picture perfect gite, in a pretty perfect location. I was worried that the reality wouldn't live up to the pictures, particularly given how cheap it was, but I needn't have been concerned. The gite itself is beautiful. It is fully equipped with anything you would need, and very quickly felt like home. The gardens are ideal - not huge, but beautiful, and ideal for playing boules or badminton. The pool, too, is just lovely.

The location of the gite couldn't be better. Fontaine Chalendray is a gorgeous little village, lovely and peaceful, with fantastic views all around. It's under an hour to get to La Rochelle, and Saintes and Cognac are within easy reach.

We had a lovely time staying in Jasmin.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay Beccy, and thank you for taking the time to leave such a comprehensive review. Also a big thank you for leaving the gite in such good condition, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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2 6

Very pretty gite

  • 4 of 5

The owners of this pretty little gite that is set in a quiet village the vine country, were most accommodating in my requirements, which were slightly outside of the normal. They were most happy to allow me to take 3 dogs and even arranged for a dog sitter. They were agreeable for me take the gite mid week which I found very useful.

I was met by the caretakers who could not have been more helpful and welcoming. The gite was spotless and tastefully decorated, it was reasonably well equipped, especially for outside activities. The kitchen I found was missing some basic things and was only equipped with four of everything which was a little tedious as I kept running out of crockery and cutlery.

I would the stairs not suitable for very young children.

The garden was lovely, well looked after and completely enclosed and safe.

There are some fabulous walks in the area and some of the best beef I have had, try the Charolais steaks - delicious. The villages are pretty here but I found it best to get off the tourist trails and you see much more of real life. The best beach for walking dogs has to be the Cote Sauvage, - stunning with kilometre after kilometre of pine forest bordering the sand dunes, but possible not available for dog walking during the high season. The little seaside towns were lovely but again out of season.

Jarnac well worth a trip as is Restaurant La Ribaudière Bourg-Charente, which is absolutely superb.

I have recommended this relaxing gite to my friends and hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
La Rochelle or Poitiers
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
St Piere
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
38 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A10, exit to St Jean d'Angley
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
St Piere
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Set on a hilltop with superb views over the surrounding countryside, Fontaine Chalendray is in the heart of Cognac country. We are a 15 min drive from the market towns of Matha and Aulnay, where you will find supermarket shopping, and hypermarket shopping available in Cognac or St Jean d'Angely which is are around a 30 min drive. The Atlantic beaches of Royan,Ile d'Oleron and the chic town of La Rochelle, Futuroscope park at Poitiers, and the chocolate factory at Angouleme are all a pleasant hour's drive away.

Other Activities: table tennis, boules

Golf: There are 3 good golf courses within 50 mins drive of Chez Gabrielle at Cognac, Saintes, and La Rochelle (by the sea).


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