House in Saint-Romain-de-Benet, Saintes, Charente Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France
- English, French
About Andy German
My name is Andy I am a British national. Grew up in south west England. English language teacher living and working in Nantes since 1998. Currently the French women's national cricket coach ;) (yes there is such a thing!). 'Woodsmoke' has been in the family since 2004.
Andy German purchased this House in 2004
Why Andy German chose St-Romain-de-Benet
I believe this property position is 'pure paradise'. The view from the back garden is just breathtaking. Sitting out in the evenings as the sun goes down until the stars come out with a bottle of red - just doesn't come any better ;)
What makes this House unique
Lovely old Charentaise house in the middle of a vineyard.....the perfect French getaway retreat.....
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
A delightful gite in a beautiful area of France.
Our group of four "oldies" were attracted to the Poitu-Charente region by its reputation for a warm climate and because it was not too hilly.
The gite "Woodsmoke" was delightful and well-appointed. The garden with its shrubs and trees was perfect for sitting in the evening sunshine and enjoying the peace and quiet of Vouillac le Haute. It is within easy reach of a boulangerie selling excellent bread. Further afield but within easy reach by car are some interesting and attractive towns. Royan with its market and sea front restaurants was especially attractive
. We all felt we had made an excellent choice of region and gite.
Lovely traditional French home
Old traditional French styled house but with every amenity and a real sense of charm in the furnishings. Andy was extremely helpful in contacting us prior to arriving and was always available for any questions. We would recommend this property for a relaxing holiday.
Homely gite in an excellent location
We had a lovely stay at Woodsmoke. The house is comfortable and well equipped and the surrounding area is beautiful. We were within easy driving distance from days out at La Palmyre zoo, La Rochelle and Royan and close to a supermarket and local shops. We would love to return for longer next time!
Lovely house with spacious room sizes, and well equipped kitchen.
Our dogs loved running around the garden.
A character cottage in a peaceful region of France. Very comfortable and well equipped. Wifi a bonus
Everything was provided in this character cottage, the setting with vines at the back was perfect. We visited Royan and St George areas as much for the super cycle paths as much as the amazing beaches.
Lovely family holiday
We had a great holiday at this lovely house in very peaceful surroundings. Andy made the booking process very easy and was happy to be contacted if needed. The house was an ideal size for a family of five, all bedrooms were spacious, as was the lounge and kitchen. We enjoyed all of our meals outside but there would have been ample room in the dining kitchen. The large garden was great for the children to play in. We very much enjoyed the beaches in and around Royan which were perfect for young children and visits to Saintes (20 mins or so) and La Rochelle (1 hour).
20 minute drive to the resort of Royan and its many beaches
45 minute drive from La Rochelle airport.
1hr 15 minute drive from Bordeaux airport.
2hr 30 minute drive from nantes Airport.
4 hour drive from Saint Malo, ferry port, 5,5 hours from Caenferry port
2 kilometres from saint Romain de Benet village centre. The 11th century abbey of Sablonceaux 30 minutes walk. 20-30 minute drive from Royan and it's vast areas of beaches and children's activities.
30 minutes from Cognac and it's distilleries, 20 minutes from the Roman town of Saintes. 1.5 mins walk from great walks in the vineyards!! Approximately one hour from Bordeaux and it's world famous wine producing area.
The local village, 2 kilometers away has a café, owned by a English landlord, shop, post office, baker's and butcher's.