Beautiful Cottage in Lozay, St Jean d'Angely, Charente Maritime, France - Peaceful Location With Easy Access To Towns Airports Beaches And All Major Attractions
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About Stewart Boak
My name is Stewart and with my wife Alison we made the permanent move to France early 2014 from the North East of England. We had always planned to move to France, maybe a little later in life but circumstances allowed us to make the move now. We bought our home as it perfectly matched our desires to live in a village in this part of France with excellent access to all that we require. Having spent all our lives living and working in the city we wanted to change in pace of life and time to enjoy life. It was very difficult leaving family and friends in the UK but we have had most of them visit and stay with us during the year so it has been perfect spending quality time together especially with my two young adults Christoper and Shannon.
Stewart Boak purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Stewart Boak chose Lozay
Having spent time in the Charente Maritime on holiday we knew this was where we wanted to live in France. We set out our criteria, as always location, location, location was the most important. With easy access to airports for travelling between the UK, we wanted to be on the edge of a small village, close enough to major towns that we were not too far in the country with two properties and enough land for a pool and nice size garden. The location and property ticked all the boxes, absolutely perfect when we viewed in November and more than we could have desired in the Summer. We sit outside each night in awe at the beautiful place we own, with such stunning views, the village and the people surpassing our expectations and making us more welcome than we could ever have dreamed.
What makes this Cottage unique
The property at La Miellerie is joined to our house which is our permanent home. Alison and I are available at any time to give you help and advise on whatever you need, although we promise to leave you alone to enjoy our beautiful cottage, pool and garden. Whilst situated in the peaceful countryside within 10 minutes you can access everything you may need a perfect escape to the country location.
Smoking is allowed outside the property
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Lavender and Lounging
We have had a wonderful holiday amongst the lavender and sunflower fields of Lozay. The Gite was perfect for our family and we spent a week relaxing, sunbathing and swimming in the very private pool and gardens. Our hosts were perfect and very helpful with local information which was especially useful as we have young children. We would love to return and have longer to explore the area.
Thank you for your kind words, it was lovely to meet you all and we hope to see you again
The best gite we have been to in France to date.
The best gite we have been to in France to date. Beautiful property professionally managed and looked after. Pool is amazing with proper filtering and heating. Stewart and Alison were so helpful and kind to our daughter during our stay even when she was talking to them for long periods of time. I sat back on a pool chair and it broke at a rotation joint. Didn’t see Stewart to tell him but to my surprise the next morning it was fixed. Great Wifi and a beautiful house with a fab shower. Not far from Saint Jean de Anglie for shopping and eating. Had a great time and thoroughly recommend this Gite. Thank you Stewart and Alison for your warmth and help.
Emmet, Maria and Isabella
We had a lovely week in Stewart and Alison's gite, using it as a base for house hunting in the area. It is in a very quiet hamlet yet with easy access to "D" roads to local towns. The area was great for a morning 5 mile jog - no traffic . Pool and gite clean and well fitted. Local "fish" restaurant very French and very friendly.
Spent 14 peaceful days at the Gite. We were made very welcome by the hosts, who were most helpful getting us maps etc of areas we wanted to see. The swimming pool was excellent as was the location. Within an hour of La Rochelle, Cognac and Il de Re.
All of the beaches of the Charente Maritime can be reached within one hour, from Royan to Saint Palais, La Tremblade, Chatelallion Plage to La Rochelle.
We are surrounded by airports, La Rochelle is 50 Minutes away, Poitier 1 hr 15 mins, Bordeaux 1 hr 30 mins and Limoges 2 hours.
The port of St Malo is closest being 4 hours away with Calais around 7 hours.
Use of a car is recommended.
The nearest village with a supermarket, boulangerie, presse, florist, butchers and a bar restaurant is Loulay around 3 mins. The nearest main town is St Jean d'Angely which is 10 minutes drive. At St Jean there is four supermarkets, garden centres, indoor aquatic centre, twice weekly markets, numerous restaurants, cafes and bars.
Our village of Lozay is a rural municipality in the canton of Loulay, with 150 inhabitants and is located 3 km from the capital of the canton. The town enjoys a privileged location, close to both the sea (La Rochelle, Royan and the islands of Ré, Aix and Oléron), but also to cities of art and history (Saintes, Rochefort) and the Cognac region. The heritage village has a fortified 12th century church listed as a historical monument and several lavoirs to discover (Basse Rues, Puy Bardon, Blouc).
Close to Lozay is the Jardin de Sculptures, the Romane Sculpture Gardens, it is also a rest area on the A10. The Gardens are a fabulous outdoor museum presenting an exciting journey of the most beautiful saintongeaise sculpture. Very pleasant walks can be taken in the Essouvert woods that lie 1.5 km outside the village.
Loulay is located about 56 km east of La Rochelle and 35 km south of Niort and lies on a hill 55 meters above where the Trézence (tributary of the Boutonne) rises. The Gateway of Saintonge, after the great plain of Niort, Loulay has always been a resting place for travellers and many who have rested have returned over and over again. The main route into Loulay is the RD 150 which runs parallel to the A10 Autoroute and SNCF railway from Niort to St Jean D'Angely. Loulay is primarily a rural center with small shops and services essential to daily life as well as the weekly Friday market.
After ten minutes drive you will find Saint-Jean D'Angely which is now home to a vibrant and bustling town centre, with a twice-weekly market (on Saturdays and Wednesdays). There is also a swimming and fitness centre, Atlantys. The Centre of European Culture at Saint-Jean-d'Angély, created in 1989 as a joint initiative taken by the Minister of Culture, the town of Saint-Jean-d'Angély, the regional council of Poitou-Charentes and the council of Charente Maritime, has hosted multinational sessions focused on European culture and citizenship that are dedicated to youngsters.