The Gites are at the edge of a friendly pretty little village with 2 restaurants, pharmacy, post office and small supermarket all within 3-5 minutes walk. Boulangerie and Spar supermarket 10 mins walk 2 mins in car. Comfortable 2 bedroom gites, Each Gite is bright airy and freshly decorated with high ceilings and exposed beams. In each Gite there is a double bedroom and a twin bedroom with bunk beds and a single bed. The Gites come with a lounge with settee and chairs, English TV and DVD. A fully equipped kitchen diner with toaster, kettle, coffee machine and a full size cooker and fridge. A large grassed front garden with parking for 4 cars. Very large fully enclosed grassed rear garden with fruit trees, large boules court, table tennis and badminton with a superb 40ft x 20ft fenced swimming pool with loungers and chairs, ideal for children and sun bathing. Central to all local attractions, La Rochelle with it's towers and beautiful waterfront restaurants. Fort Boyard,as featured on the television series. The beautiful island of Ile de Ré,well worth visiting. The Venise Vert and it's beautiful canals. The Mervant Forest for a lovely days pic. The superb blue flag beaches of Aguillion and La Tranch only 20 minutes away. This is a wonderful place to relax and let the children really enjoy themselves.
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- 17 Jun 2018
Peter and myself (Karen) moved to France from England 18 years ago. I speak reasonably good French and can help with any queries or help that you, may have . We live next to the gites and are available most of the time. We love to talk with our guests and let them bring us up to date with all that is going on in Britain. We are more than happy to talk about the area and give any information you may want to make your holiday even better ie; where the beaches are and which beaches to go to, other attractions such as zoos or marinas. We love hearing about where you have been during the day and your experiences and perhaps have a beer or glass of wine with you in the evening if you feel like company.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 1999
Why Owner chose Champagné-les-Marais
We found this property while on holiday close by and loved it.The main reason we bought this property is that it is in a lovely quiet village, easy to get to.The locals are friendly and helpful. We have the advantages of a mini market, post office and a pharmacy . There are also two restaurants, bars only 400 mtrs walking distance. Newly opened is a Spar supermarket and Boulangerie 10 mins walk from us. In Lucon (9km) There is a grand Cathedral that you can visit and 9 acres of beautiful gardens. 4 large hypermarkets selling just about everthing. Numerous restaurants and bars all within a few minutes walking distance of each other. There are miles of safe sandy beaches which we love are only 25 minutes away. The green canals of the Venice Verre are around us and local attractions such as the large aquariam and zoo at La rochelle, a beautiful ancient port only 25 minutes away. We have a truly lovely location for just relaxing in the garden or visiting nearby attractions.
What makes this Cottage unique
The gites formally being part of an old barn still have the beamed roof exposed which add to the charm of the Gites. There is a very large front garden so that guests can park right next to the front door. The back garden has a small patio with full size Bar-B-Que for each Gite so that you can eat outside with a nice glass of wine or beer whilst relaxing. The lawned garden is huge and fenced and children love just being able to run around freely .The pool is very large and for the use of guests and the owners only. There is plenty of space for sunbathing on the loungers. Usually one for every guest. Table tennis ,badminton and a large boules court are there for your use. It is very peaceful and quiet here. The facilities in the village are very good with supermarket, pharmacy, post office, tabac and bar - restaurants. A superb location for a relaxing holiday.
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We are only 20-25 minutes gentle driving from miles of sandy blue flag beaches. The beaches are gently sloping and clean. The sea is very calm and superb for children. Also as there are so many miles of beaches they do not get packed even at the height of the season. There is also a surfing beach 45 minutes from us at La Conche. At La Rochelle there is the ancient old port and and its many waterfront restaurants. There is also a superb marina and zoo.
Travel to us can be by Brittany Ferries - Caen, 4 hours 30 minutes driving. St Malo, 3 hours driving. By air Ryanair (Stansted, London), La Rochelle 35 minutes driving by hired car. Flybe (Southampton), La Rochelle.
Lucon 9km has many shops, a cathedral, beautiful 9 acre garden, cafes, restaurants. La Rochelle 19km beaches, historic old port, dozens restaurants along waterfront, ancient arcade shops, Aquarium, Marina. Venise Vert with its beautifully interlocking green canals. Mervant Forest a paradise for walkers and cyclists. Ile de Ré, long stretches of sand dunes and restaurants. Beaches at La Tranche, La Faute, Auiguillon, La Sable. Futuroscope. Puy de Fou, step back in time with its medieval village.
We are on the edge of the village of Champagné les Marais. Opposite us 25mtr is a pharmacy and in the centre of the village (5 mins walking) is a post office, 2 reasonable cafe/restaurants, a tabac and a small supermarket. There is a boulangerie (bakers) at the other end of the village (10 mins walk , 2 mins car)
A new Spar supermarket has just opened next to the bakers.