|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
Sleeping 4, is open plan downstairs comprising the kitchen/dining area, overlooking the garden, complete with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, micro-wave, gas cooker & extractor, dining table and chairs. The lounge area has the entry door and window overlooking the courtyard. The comfortable sofa and armchairs surround the original Charentaise fireplace with wood burning stove perfect for a cosy evening. Fleur is also fully insulated so with the wood-burning stove and electric heating is suitable for use all year round. 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 2 en-suite bedrooms, one having a double bed, the other, 2 single beds and bath with shower over. To the rear of Fleur is a dining terrace complete with BBQ and patio table and chairs, the perfect place for alfresco dining in the shade of the grape vines and fig trees.
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.
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
Special Offers 2017.
+++++ All 2 week holidays for 2017 booked by 1st March 2017 get an early bird bonus off the 2nd week, please ask when enquiring.
++++++++ Special rates apply for longer lets.
If applicable please mention SPECIAL OFFER when enquiring..
Me, my wife and 14 year old twin daughters spent 2 weeks in the smaller of the 2 gites - Fleur towards the end of August. We were certainly not disappointed. From the moment that we met Didier and Babeth and they showed us around the property, garden and pool we knew that we had found an idyllic spot to unwind and relax.
Inside the gite was spotless. Fresh towels were supplied each week as well as clean sheets. It was well appointed inside and out. The gardens and pool were well maintained and we had everything that we needed to enjoy al freso dining. I especially enjoyed the fact that we had 2 ensuite bedrooms which meant that I did not have the hassle of trying to get into a bathroom every morning! Didier was at the other end of the phone if we needed anything.
The gite is on the edge of a tiny village called Fontaine Chalendray quite high up with views of the surrounding countryside containing the obligatory sunflowers (!) but stretching out towards the south are the start of the vines that go towards the famous Pineau and the world famous Cognac.
There are local supermarkets nearby although the bread van was most welcome at 9 every morning with the largest croissants you will ever see. We enjoyed eating out at the Bistro in Nere and the Hotel Des Voyages in Chef Boutonne. There is plenty to see in the surrounding area and we paid visits to Jarnac, Aulnay, Saint Jean D'Angely and Angouleme to name a few.
All of this was helped by the endless sunshine (except for a couple of overcast mornings) which was what we had hoped for. The property is excellent for one or two families to sample a piece of rural France which they would never forget. I would recommend this property to all of my family and friends and to anyone who reads this review as our stay has left us with many happy memories and a yearning to return.
writing to say what a fantastic time my wife two children and myself had at fleur it is a beautiful cottage and a wounderful peaceful village to stay in .it is a lovely part of france to visit for the views vin yards and more important the conyac .
thankyou to graham the owner and to didia and his wife for their help when help was needed.
the cottage was well maintained and clean with all you could possibly want .
i'm hoping to return next year with my brother and his family .
home and away were easy to book with and as I've said graham was great and on the phone when needed.
thanks for a great holiday many thanks adam
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).