Our Gîte is situated in the beautiful Charente Maritime, on the west coast of France between La Rochelle to the north and Bordeaux to the south.
The hamlet of Fiolle is in the vineyards of Cognac, with the Bordeaux wine growing region to the south, and the Medoc across the Gironde estuary. Sunflowers abound during June and July, just a stroll from the Gîte.
Le Petit Saule is a fully equipped one bedroom Gîte. It has a bathroom with bath and separate shower, and includes bathrobes for your convenience. The bedroom includes a King sized bed, with luxury bedding and towels, and patio doors to a private garden.
The kitchen is full sized with built in appliances including oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. For those winter getaways Le Petit Saule offers a cosy eco friendly pellet poêle. The lounge has 2 Two seater settees, a
Flatscreen TV with sound bar and DVD player, Free WiFi and USB charging sockets.
Le Petit Saule has its own private parking and outside patio area. Here you can choose to sit in the shade, and enjoy an evening aperitif. If you would like to barbecue whilst you are here, we have a private barbecue area just for you which is equipped with barbecue and accessories for a perfect evening as the sun sets.
Enjoy some of the local cycle trails, especially down to the Gironde estuary
If you don’t have your own cycles with you, Le Petit Saule has 2 that you can borrow, well maintained and including cycle helmets for your safety.
Want to try local produce? Ask Sue and Charlie about ‘Apero’ evenings where you can taste local wines, and try delicious local specialities. There is a charge for food and wine, but the company is free!
With its 460 kilometres of coasts, its many sunshine hours, and its important historic heritage, the Charente-Maritime appeals to both the relaxation enthusiast and the adventurer. The gentle climate along with it’s beautiful fine sandy beaches, the various activities on offer in the seaside resorts, the oyster beds of the Marennes-Oléron, the Charente-Maritime islands, the towns full of architectural interest, the Romanesque churches, and the specialities of the area make it a wonderful place to visit.
We wanted to create an excellent standard of accomodation, which we would like to stay in ourselves. Le Petit Saule has this and more. We provide a fully equipped kitchen, so if you are foodies like us, you can enjoy the local markets and have space to enjoy the produce during your stay. Our comfortable accomodation also has a lounge area and private outdoor space to enjoy the ‘micro climate’ that is the Charente Maritime. If you would like to know more then please visit our website or email us via the message link on this home page.
We offer breakfast baskets for your arrival or for a special celebration. If you would like more information please see the website or contact us directly.