The house is in the Haute Saintonge commune within the Charente Maritime department situated in the Poitou Charente Region. This is colloquially the Cognac region. However the world famous wine growing region of Cote's d Bordeaux is a stones throw away. There are numerous beaches in a 45 minute drive with facilities for surfing, parasailing and sailing.
The property is situated in a tranquil French countryside yet close to A10 in a pretty Hamlet. The house is a converted stable with its original stone walls and protected beams retaining the 200 year old charming character.The property is surrounded by Vineyards and pretty Sunflower fields in the summer. The property is set in an acre's garden with Apple, Elderberry, Peach and Walnut trees. The French windows from the lounge open onto the sitting area in garden making it an idyllic setting to enjoy a glass of chilled local white wine overlooking clear blue skies in the summer.
The closest down is Mirambeau, a 2 minute drive with Swimming pool, Tourist Office, Market, Bars, English pub, Supermarket and Cafes. Bordeaux with its UNESCO heritage status is 35 minutes and La Rochelle with its 3 accessible islands is 1 hour away. The location makes it ideal to explore the Charente Maritime and the adjacent Dordogne, Vendee and Gironde Departments.
The property is in the Cognac region and visits to Remy Martin distillery with its Train ride makes an unforgettable day out. The world famous Cote's d Bordeaux vineyards are at the doorstep and visits for tasting can be arranged.
Blaye with its UNESCO heritage status Citadel is 20 minutes away from where car ferry across the Gironde to Lamarque is available all year around. The seaside town of Royan is 45 minutes from where ferries across the Gironde are available all year around. Meschers sur Gironde is the nearest beach is just over 30 minutes away. The spa town of Jonzac is 12 kilometres away with its Indoor water park.
There are plenty of daytime outdoor activities, details of which can be provided upon request after booking. Charente Maritime Department receives the longest duration of sunshine after the Cote d azur region.
The property is accessible from A10 motorway off exit 38. Both Bordeaux Merignac and La Rochelle Isle d Re Airports are an hours drive. Jonzac, 15 minutes away is the nearest Railhead with taxis and Angouleme 35 minutes away is the nearest TGV station with Rental car counters. Angouleme is 2.5 hours from Paris and 4.5 hours from Lille Europe where you can change over to the Eurostar to London. St. Malo and Caen ports connect Portsmouth with overnight comfortable ferries are 4.5 to 5 hours drive.