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Gites,for 2,with heated pool and Wi-Fi between Saintes and La Rochelle - Bergerie

Bedrooms 1
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights




A self contained unit with double bedroom, bathroom with shower and WC, sitting area and kitchen. The Bergerie has been recently converted and is tastefully decorated and furnished.

There is French TV. A DVD player, radio and CD player.Wi-Fi is also available.

The Bergerie is situated in its own secluded private garden in the orchard. Garden furniture and barbecue are provided. Guests have the use of the owners swimming pool all set in a peaceful and tranquil hamlet.

The gite has its own enclosed off road parking area.

Heating is provided by electric radiators.

Changeover days are flexible.Part weeks/ weekend breaks are available.

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About the property

Pres Du Puits

Peace and tranquility, in the heart of the Charente-Maritime, between Saintes and La Rochelle, are among the many features of your stay at Pres Du Puits.

There are 2 comfortable and stylishly well equipped self-catering gites, recently renovated, each sleeping 2, with King sized beds, situated in the grounds of a charming Charentaise Farmhouse parts of which are believed to date back to the 1750's.In addition B&B available in the main house.

Each gite is equipped with French television, CD,radio and DVD player. Wi-Fi is also included free of charge.

Both gites have their own sunny garden,offering a high degree of privacy with garden furniture and barbecue making it an ideal location for enjoying the warm sunny days and evenings.The salt water heated swimming pool is for guests use and shared with the owners.

The gites each have their own off road secure car park and are situated well away from each other.

Le Grand Chevallon is a small hamlet situated in the heart of thje Charente Maritime near St Savinien and between La Rochelle and Saintes.

The rural setting provides a a perfect location for a peaceful and relaxing holiday and also for those wishing to venture further afield the opportunity to explore the many attractions and ameneties this fascinating region has to offer.

The hamlet is surrounded by countryside with fields of sunflowers,wheat and maize- ideal for cycling, walking and bird watching.

Numerous daily,weekly and monthly markets are nearby.

St Savinien some 6 kilometres away is a small picturesque town on the banks of the Charente river with restaurants and bars as well as a supermarket and a variety of shops

Area.: The Charente-Maritime has approximately 2600 hours of sunshine a year. This compares with about 1600 hours of sunshine in Northern France. This area, in number of hours sunshine, is second only to the Riviera.

La Rochelle, for example, some 45 minutes drive away has everything you want for an interesting day out- sandy beaches, beautiful islands, historic architecture, vibrant restaurants and one of the greatest aquariums in Europe.

The Charente-Maritime is famous for its seafood. 50% of France's national consumption of Oysters is farmed in the region. Cognac, Pineau de Charente, Charentaise Butter, Melons(in season), and many cheeses are among the regions specialities.

The beautiful Charente river, some 4 km away, winds its way from beyond Angouleme through Cognac, Saintes and St Savinien and out to sea via Rochefort.The river was the main route, in days gone by, that Cognac was exported to the rest of the world.Now it provides wild life in abundance, fishing and boating with boats for hire at St Savinien and Port d'Envaux.

The clear night skies are ideal for stargazing and being in the countryside reduces the effect of light pollution

Local Activities: Golf (3 courses), Fishing (off shore or river) Sailing (off the coast or river), Tennis, Surfing, Windsurfing, Horse Riding, Walking, Bird-watching and Cycling.

The historic towns of Saintes and St Jean d'Angely are 20 minutes away by car with Cognac 30 minutes further on.

The lovely Atlantic beaches are just over 30 minutes drive away.

The Charente River with its wonderful scenery and water activities is less than 3 miles away.

The famous Oyster beds can be reached within 30 minutes.

The Chateau at Roche-Courbon and the caves at Crazannes are within walking distance.

There are many Romanesque churches in the area within easy reach.

The old cosmopolitan town of La Rochelle, steeped in nautical history, with its many cafes, restaurants, and aquarium is reached in 40 minutes as are the charming isles of Ile de Re,Oleron and Aix.

Bordeaux vineyards are 1 hours drive while the centre of Bordeaux a further 30 minutes on.

Futuroscope near Poitiers is 2 hours drive from the house.

Other local activities:


The Abbaye-aux-dames, the gallo-Roman amphitheatre, the Cathedral as well as a number of museums are open to visitors.Guided tours of the town as well as as cruises on the Charente are also available.

St Jean d'Angely.

Built on the site of a Roman villa, this was a major stopover on the road to Santiago de Compostela. The town lies on the banks of the River Butonne.An attractive town and well worth a visit


Visit the Corderie Royal ( Rope Factory) and the Hermoine boatyard where they are building a replica of the vessel that once sailed between Boston and Rochefort in 1780.

Further afield.

Bordeaux 90 minutes drive offers a full day out sightseeing. Leave the car on the outskirts and use the excellent tram system for cheap travel to and from the city.

Wine lovers will find the vineyards, the Medoc and visits to the wine producers within easy reach.

Nantes,Poitiers,St-Emilion and Angouleme can all be reached in 2 hours.

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David and Hazel Anderson
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2018

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Electricity is by meter reading from 12th September to end May. Special offer of £95 per week for 4 weeks or more November to March but not including bed linen electricity and gas.
Other dates may be available on request.


Accommodation and facilities for Bergeriein Geay in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • We would prefer you to bring your own towels but if this is a problem please let us know.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 1separate double bedroom. There is a sofa bed and we will consider a 3rd person if required.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
B&B is available, and in the main house, as an alternative to self catering. Local activities include Golf (3 courses),Fishing (river and off shore),Windsurfing, Horse Riding, Walking, Bird watching,and Cycling. Bicycles can be hired in St Savinien. There are numerous restaurants in the locality to suit all pockets. There are an internet cafes in St Savinien and Saintes. Children are welcome outside the main holiday season between October and the end of March.


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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
St Savinien
Nearest Ferry
250 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
St Savinien
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A 10 Junction 34 and 35
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Port d'Envaux
Nearest Beach
31 Kilometres
Port-Des -Barques
Car: necessary

Le Grand Chevallon is situated between St Savinien and St Porchaire.

St Savinien, situated on one of France's lovely rivers the Charente, is 3 miles away.

The town of Saintes with its Roman Amphitheatre, Abbaye-aux- Dames and Cathedral is 20 minutes away. Royan, Rochefort, and the Atlantic beaches are 30 minutes drive.

La Rochelle and Cognac are 45 minutes drive away as are the islands L'Ile de Re and L'Ile d'Oleron.

The vineyards of Bordeaux can be reached in 1 hour.

The Chateau at Roche Courbon and its lovely gardens are within walking distance.

The famous oyster beds are close by.

Restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets are plentiful.

There are numerous markets in the locality.

The local countryside with virtually traffic free roads are ideal for cycling. Bicycles can be hired in St Savinien.

We are 20 minutes from junctions 34 and 35 on the A10 Paris - Bordeaux Autoroute. Ideal for those wishing to break their journey from the Channel ports to all destinations south.

Other Activities: Bird watching, visiting vineyards.

Golf: There are 3 18 hole golf courses within easy distance - Saintes, Royan and La Rochelle.

Of the 3 courses our guests seem to prefer the one at Royan closely followed by the links course at La Rochelle.

The local tourist office have special carnets for visitors offering substantial discounts.

There is a 6 hole course some 4kms away at Plassay.

The Poitou Charente region has a total of 39 courses to choose from.