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2 pretty gîtes in beautiful gardens with pool in tranquil village - Chez Gabrielle

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Chez Gabrielle

Chez Gabrielle comprising our gîtes Jasmin & Fleur, aim to provide all the comforts of home, whilst retaining many original features such as oak beams, wooden floors, exposed Charentais stone walls & fireplaces with wood-burning stoves. They are attractively and tastefully decorated, comfortably furnished and very well equipped. Both cottages having dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer, gas cooker, extractor, microwave, dining table and chairs, and for entertainment the TV receives SKY free to air channels and French TV, there is also a DVD/CD player. We provide all linens, pool and bath towels on arrival, which are changed weekly.

For full details of Jasmin & Fleur please see the individual descriptions.

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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
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Calendar last updated:
22 May, 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.

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Accommodation and facilities for Chez Gabriellein Fontaine-Chalendray in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Fleur - En-suite 1 has shower enclosure WC and wash basin. En-suite 2 has bath with shower over, WC and wash basin. Jasmin - Main bathroom has bath with shower over, WC and wash basin. En-suite in master bedroom has shower enclosure, WC and washbasin.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Fleur - Main bedroom - double aspect room with double bed and plenty of storage space, en-suite shower room and wc. Bedroom has views over courtyard, garden and countryside beyond. 2nd bedroom - single aspect room with twin beds and plenty of storage space. En-suite bathroom with shower over and wc, bedroom has views over the garden. Jasmin - 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
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private 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.


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Chez Gabrielle
average rating of 3.0 based on 2 reviews

Disappointing accomodation

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We had a two week stay in Fleur and the rest of our party stayed in Jasmine, these comments are based on Fleur.

The area was lovely and had plenty of places to visit. La Rochelle and Cognac are well worth a visit. The village was peaceful and Mimi's shop was very well stocked, it is a shame there is no bar or restuarant in the village.

The house itself was tired and shabby, definately in need of modernisation particularly the lounge seating area. The DVD players did not work the whole time we were there. The cooker rarely worked despite being supposedly fixed. I don't think the gite was as clean as it should have been, there was often a damp smell to the gite, there was also an offensive smell to the en-suite ? from the septic tank. The gardens do not look as well kept as in the photos, the pool area in particular is in need of attention, i.e loose tiles around the pool. The pool itself was freezing and the pool toys were dirty and punctured, it is advisable to take your own.

I also advise asking for an inventory at the start of your visit, as you may be charged for items that were not there in the first place. We had to ask for a change of towels and bed linen despite terms and conditions stating a change after a week.

This is a basic holiday let and after further research there are other properties available in the area at a higher standard for the same amount of money.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review and to give the extensive feedback contained therein. We were deeply saddened as we read through it to learn that you felt that our property disappointed you. We take our business very seriously and our attention to our guests needs which is why we state in our Terms and Conditions that guests should immediately report any issues or shortfalls that they have with the accommodation or facilities immediately to our gite manager so that the issue or situation can be rectified and therefore not detract from the enjoyment of our current and indeed future guests’ stay. We understand from our records that you did have an issue with the cooker and this was attended to at the time. However during your stay we have no record of any complaints regarding the DVD player not working, the cleanliness of the accommodation, a damp smell or offensive smell in the en-suite, or dirty or punctured pool toys, or the conditions of the gardens or pool area. Simply if we are not alerted to an issue we cannot rectify it. That said, as we are now aware of the issues that you have mentioned we have taken steps to investigate and remedy as necessary all the points that you have listed. However it is worth noting that no subsequent guests mentioned any of your issues in the 7 weeks after your stay, and prior to your feedback. The pool tiles incidentally were repaired on the day of your departure as our manager had noticed the issue himself. The linen change appears to have been a misunderstanding as you had requested a change of linen on Thursday, which is why you were advised at the time was non-standard and therefore carried a charge, and that the standard inclusive linen change would be at the weekend. It is saddening that your feedback was only given 7 weeks after your departure and in response to the itemised deposit reduction due to the damage and condition in which you left the property. Regards Graham
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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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