House near Loulay, St. Jean D'Angely, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - Relaxing & Tranquil Setting. Cycling,Walking & Golf (2 bikes provided). Shops & Bar Nearby.
- English, French
About Trevor Hayne
With our own holidays in mind, we set about converting an old hay barn into a small self contained maisonette that was totally suitable for just two people. We wanted peace, tranquillity and the genuine pace of French country life with the only sound being song birds. We also like the occasional glass of wine accompanied by good food all within five minutes drive. We also like to cycle, walk and play golf. Fishing in the nearby River Boutonne is extremely relaxing. If that sounds like you, we are confident that Le Studio will not let you down.
Trevor Hayne purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why Trevor Hayne chose Coivert
The Charente Maritime is somewhat unique inasmuch that it has its own micro-climate and boasts the highest number of sunshine hours on the west coast of France and with sunshine being toward the top of our list of ''must haves'', this seemed to be the ideal area to not only spend our family holidays, but also our future retirement. We have been blessed with quite wonderful neighbours who are always most welcoming - not just to us but also our guests and they readily acknowledge our financial importance to the area. Access is quite straightforward and fairly easy with numerous ferry routes from the UK and quality roads that we can only dream about here. The nearest airport would be La Rochelle which is less than an hours drive away, with Poitiers, Bordeaux and Bergerac being options.
What makes this Cottage unique
Le Studio has been converted into a single bedroom maisonette that is ideal for two people. All rooms have open beamed ceilings - even the bathroom with local Charentaise stonework being exposed wherever possible. Furniture is predominantly pine and there is even a pine rocking chair in the lounge for additional comfort. A door opens out from the bedroom onto the terrace where you will enjoy quite wonderful views of the countryside whilst also enjoying a glass of your own particular favourite tipple or just topping up the suntan. The village itself is very quiet and many of our customers comment on how peaceful the cottage and area is. Bicycles are provided for those wishing to explore the area with a few watering holes nearby for those who develop a thirst along the way.
Only a small well behaved dog allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:10
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
We had a lovely holiday in a very welcoming accommodation.
Trevor and Wendy were fabulous hosts.
We would highly recommend staying there.
They were a lovely couple and we enjoyed hosting them very much.
Their positive comments and general appreciation of Le Studio is very much appreciated.
The Studio was in a lovely peaceful village surrounded by French countryside with the small towns of Loulay and Dampierre-sur-Boutonne a short drive away. There is a lovely little bar - with a great garden - in Dampierre-sur-Boutonne, and another in Loulay. Plenty to see and do in the area, and a great market in St Jean d'Angely on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Our hostsTrevor and Wendy were always on hand if we needed them but were never intrusive. We had a great stay and would recommend The Studio to anyone.
It’s always good to have guests who appreciate both the charm of Le Studio and local area.
Thank you for such a positive review.
had a lovely stay at the Hay Barn....really recommend it.....peace and quiet
Beautifully appointed in a wonderful area....great hosts...very helpful
Thank you for a lovely review and delighted that you had a wonderful time.
Great place for a quiet break
Le Studio is a comfortable little flat with a small ground floor yard and a first floor terrace, both with table and chairs and both look out onto fields. We ate almost every meal outside. It was great to have the bikes available - ideal for exploring the surrounding area, including Aulnay with its romanesque church and Dampierre with its chateau and sculpture garden. Further afield, La Rochelle, Cognac and the Marais Poitevin ("Green Venice") are all good day trips within about an hour's drive away. Trevor and Wendy were great hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed our week there.
We are delighted that our guests have not only enjoyed Le Studio, but also the opportunity to really explore local areas on bicycles provided.
Everything has been done to provide you with wonderful memories of a truly brilliant holiday and that's what we are here for.
Very quiet and lovely spot
We spent a week here. The reception from the owners was very warm and welcoming. There is plenty of advice if you need it. The area is very quiet but with good access to the coast and some interesting places. Great area for cycling. The gite is lovely and has all that you need. Lovely shower!!! Great to eat breakfast in the sun either on the terrace or the little garden.
We do try and go the 'extra mile' for our guests and comments such as these are very much appreciated.
A charming home from home. The owners are welcoming and helpful and the cottage is delightful.
This is a pretty rustic French cottage, nicely done . We stayed in late October and it was warm and cosy with lovely welcoming log fire on arrival. Everything was well laid out and comfortable.
We work really hard at trying to get things right for all our guests and we never take anything for granted. It is extremely encouraging when we receive reviews such as these.
Special interest holidays:
Plenty of walks in the surrounding countryside where you can take it all in at your own pace, or ideally located for those who just want to relax. With Cognac only 45 minutes away it a great base for wine lovers, fellow alcoholics and connoisseurs of good food.
The Venise Verte or green Venice is about 35 minutes drive north of the cottage and provides a wonderful opportunity in which to explore a huge area of forests that are criss-crossed with slow moving waterways. You can hire your own punt and do the paddling or you can let a french gondolier to all the hard work.
The nearest beach is Châtelaillon-Plage near La Rochelle only an hours drive.
The nearest airport is La Rochelle which is just under an hours drive. Other airports are Poitiers ( 1 hour+ ), Bordeaux, Nantes and Bergerac ( all approx 2 hours ).
Nearest village is Loulay which is only 3 miles away. Cognac with its world famous distilleries is less than hours drive. Futuroscope theme park at Poitiers is just over an hours drive as is La Rochelle.
Our nearest village is Loulay which offers a post office, a number of shops and a bar cum restaurant, which features live music every Friday night during the summer months. St Jean D'Angely at 20 minutes drive offers two supermarkets, a variety of bars and quality restaurants.