Relax and unwind in this beautiful rural house, surrounded by rolling hills, a farm and fields of sunflowers, maize and vines. With a fantastic pool to cool off in and lots of amazing beaches and attractions nearby, you'll have plenty of time to chill and have fun. The pool is yours alone, so you can use it any time. The house has all you need for your holiday, including Wifi, smart TV, sunbeds, bikes, BBQ and lots more.
Located between the historic port of La Rochelle and the beautiful vineyards of Cognac, and near charming St Jean D'Angely, there are interesting attractions in all directions, allowing you to have lots of days out at great beaches and resorts. The lovely seaside resorts of the Gironde and Atlantic coast are not far away, and it’s easy to get to fantastic beaches such as La Palmyre, St Georges de Didonne, St Palais sur Mer, Fouras and Chatellaillon Plage. Beautiful towns such as La Rochelle, Saintes and Cognac are nearby, with amazing attractions such as La Rochelle's fantastic aquarium, the stunning Roman arena at Saintes and the famous distilleries of Cognac. The lively holiday islands of the Ile de Re, Ile D'Oleron and Ile D'Aix are close by and make for great days out, and our local town, St Jean D'Angely, has lovely restaurants, shops and a wonderful twice-weekly market. You're not far from the beautiful River Charente, where you can swim or take boat trips at places such as Port D'Envaux, Taillebourg and St Savinien.
Our guests say they love the house, the pool, the peaceful location and the fact that Joie de Vivre has everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable holiday. It's a spacious, two-bedroom cottage, sleeping 5 people, in a small hamlet close to the River Boutonne. The house is on a no-through road leading to a farm, so is very quiet and safe for children.
The house is modern and well-equipped, with traditional beams and stone walls plus a light, bright interior. It has an open-plan layout downstairs, with the lounge leading onto a sunny patio which is south facing and gets sunshine most of the day.
The two bedrooms both have stone walls and wooden beams - one large room overlooking the patio, a barn and fields with a king size and single bed, and another smaller bedroom with a double bed. A sofa bed downstairs and some fold-up beds make it easy to vary sleeping arrangements for families, and there is a travel cot for babies and toddlers.
If you want to relax at home there's everything you need, including an outside dining table, 18'5' x 12'6' solar heated above ground swimming pool, barbeque, sun-loungers, swing chair and sun umbrellas. You can explore the surrounding hills, fields and farm, cycle by the river or read books from the house library. The house has all you will need for an enjoyable holiday - computer, Wifi, DVDs, traditional games, books, maps, English TV, i-Pod, hairdryers, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, high chair, 7 bikes, including one child's bike, and toys. There are no hidden costs - the price includes cleaning, utilities, pool maintenance in season and use of bedding and towels.
To find out more read reviews from the house guestbook by clicking on 'About Lindsey and Peter' below. Please note that our bookings are from Friday to Friday, to fit in with the timetable of the lovely Sarah, who looks after the house for us. We are happy to answer any questions so do get in touch if you need to know more.