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Gite With Stunning Views and Shared Pool With Owner

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Holiday Cottage in Expiremont, Near Montendre, Poitou Charente, France - Peaceful Location In A Rural Setting

A beautiful one bedroom holiday cottage with use of shared pool with owner. The property has the benefit of one large bedroom, combined lounge/ kitchen/diner and shower room. Stunning views, in a peaceful rural setting surrounded by vineyards and sunflowers. Private outside area with seating and BBQ. The nearest town is Montendre and a car is essential to fully enjoy the area. We are situated within easy reach of Jonzac, Cognac, St Emilion and the beautiful city of Bordeaux. There are also several glorious safe sandy beaches within easy reach, and for those who enjoy walking or cycling this is the perfect area for you.

Caroline Williams
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 September, 2018

About Caroline Williams

I live here with my husband and two cats. We both worked for an airline and decided to retire here and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Charente Maritime.

We thoroughly enjoy meeting people and love nothing more than sharing our home and the beautiful region that we are so lucky to live in.

Caroline Williams purchased this cottage in 2004

What makes this cottage unique

Although we advertise that there is a shared pool with the owners, most of the time you will find yourselves alone.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Expiremont around the Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with WC and sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Plus Cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and wardrobe.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Private patio area to the front of the property, with table and chairs and sun loungers. Shared pool to rear. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and bath towels included. Please bring own pool towels. Linen and towels changed weekly.


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Gite With Stunning Views and Shared Pool With Owner
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Very beautiful gite and tastefully decorated!

  • 5 of 5

Spotlessly clean with great kitchen for cooking in and a fantastic area next to the pool for dining with amazing views.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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Amazing and beautiful Gite in a truly stunning setting!

  • 5 of 5

Caroline and Chris were the perfect hosts and deserve great credit for creating an amazing Gite with everything you could wish for! 'Le Nook' is beautifully decorated and is in a stunning setting in the middle of the rolling French countryside.

I would recommend 'Le Nook' to anyone looking for a beautiful, relaxing place to stay. The pool and surrounding gardens wouldn't look out of place at the Chelsea Flower Show and reflect the care and attention put into them by Caroline & Chris.

Thanks for a truly brilliant and relaxing holiday!

Andrew & Ali

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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We found the perfect place to relax, unwind and soak up everything good this beautiful region of Fra

  • 5 of 5

We found the perfect place to relax, unwind and soak up everything good this beautiful region of France has to offer. Le Nook is both quaint & chic, a literally idyllic base with stunning views across the French countryside. Hosts Caroline & Chris are lovely and have thought of everything to make your stay perfect. The property is conscientiously maintained from the lovingly tendered flora & fauna, to the spotlessly clean pool, bbq & outside eating area. The accommodation is also spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable with charming personal touches such as fresh flowers in the kitchen and cheese & wine on arrival. Cannot recommend this place enough, thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Panoramic views and a wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 11 days here. The property is well described on the website, though perhaps understating the beautiful garden which has more roses, geraniums and petunias than anywhere we've seen outside RHS Wisley.

The accommodation is compact but entirely sufficient and well equipped. A door from the bedroom to the pool area would shorten the route from kitchen to the magnificent shaded eating area but the exercise does no harm!

Expiremont is not at the heart of tourist France which means that places of interest involve a little more travelling but the up side of this is that the places to visit are not overrun with fellow Brits and are authentic France. We were certainly not disappointed.

Chris and Caroline are excellent hosts with a good knowledge of where to go and what to do and, within the limits of sharing the same site, are sensitive to giving us the free run of the place.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Peaceful Rural Setting

  • 5 of 5

Very charming and helpful hosts, quiet and peaceful setting with lovely views from the pretty rear garden. Bathroom a bit compact, but otherwise accommodation well equipped with comfortable bed.

No hesitation in recommending.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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Awesome gite and lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Le Nook for 2 weeks and we had a lovely time. The gite is very tastefully decorated and has everything you need for a pleasant and comfortable stay. The pool area has beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and has plenty of comfortable seating . It is the ideal place to relax.

Caroline and Chris were very welcoming and the perfect hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and they were there whenever we needed them. We honestly cannot think of sufficient words to praise them enough.

If you are thinking of visiting this area then you must stay at Le Nook.

We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Meschers 45 mins. Royan approx 1 hour.


Bordeaux approx one hour. La Rochelle One hour 15 mins. Angouleme approx one hour.


Jonzac approx 10 mins with inland beach/casino, Thermes, Chateau, bars, restaurants etc.

Montendre approx 5 mins with inland lake, supermarket, local markets, night market, restaurants, bars etc.

Further Details:

The inland lake at Montendre has the benefit of a beach, swimming pool, boating, fishing, canoeing, cycling, music festivals etc.

Cognac Blues festival in the summer

Royan violins on the beach with classical music and fireworks

Angouleme Battle de Ramparts - car rally


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required on booking. Balance due 8 weeks before arrival. £50 security deposit upon arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover. Arrival time 4pm. Departure time 10am.

Notes on prices:
For any further info on dates not shown, please contact.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.