|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
The Pigeonnier is a detached stone cottage, it has modern facilities with a mix of modern and Antique French furniture giving it a contemporary French feel. It has a separate kitchen, fully fitted with a washing machine & a bathroom. The Pigeonnier is open plan and feels spacious with high beamed ceilings and traditional exposed stone walls, in the summer feels cool against the hot summer days. For the winter there is a fireplace with a wood burner to give a warm cosy feel. One large double bed and bed settee on the ground floor, upstaires there is a small mezzanine area with 2 futon style beds that can sleep 2 children between the ages of 4 to 11yrs as there is restricted head height. Directly outside you'll find an outside eating area with a table & chairs and a choice of BBQ's. Baby equippment is also available. WIFI available. A fan in each gite.
ENCLOSED SALT WATER 11X5 METER OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL, fully enclosed with a stone wall and a locked gate with a choice of sun loungers
We are situated in the Charente Maritime on the west coast of France. Nearby are the historic towns of La Rochelle and Rochefort & Surgeres. This area is rich in History with many forts, Romanesque churches, castles and Chateaux. Sandy beaches just 20 mins.
The 17th century Farmhouse, Pigeonnier & Pressoir have recently been renovated to a very high standard. Each gite is fully equipped with everthing you would need for a fantastic holiday. We are surrounded by rolling countryside with fields of sunflowers & wheat, close to a pretty Charentaise village with local shop, bar, post office and a local restaurant specializing in local cuisine. Nearby there’s fishing, cycling, pony riding and lovely country walks.
WIFI is available.
Outside there's a seating area, bbq, large garden, children's play area and free use of cycles & POOL
What's on?: In the local village of Landrais you will find a locally famous Restaurant 'Le Bateau Lavior' which serves local Charentaise Dishes, they open Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday Lunchtimes. There's also the bar/restaurant/shop in Landrais, village post office, Artist studio and a Garage (it's not possible to buy Petrol).
Antique Markets (brocantes) & Car boots (vide greniers) usually most weekends from April through to October.
For more upto date local information please visit our website; www.larochellegite.com
Pony riding: Pony Riding at Toucherit (10min walk away)
Art lessons: In the village of Landrais there is an artist studio, it's possible to arrange an hours lesson in painting 20 euro's per hour (it would be ideal if you have a good level of French language).
La Rochelle has some of the best fish restaurants dotted around the old port.
We have enjoyed the week we spent here in your lovely gite. Many thanks for your last minute offer. Although we were five people, the place was big enough. the children spent a lot of time in the pool and on the trampoline.
Thomas, Maria, Angela, Laurenz, Josefine
Suzanne and Nigel,
Thank you for sharing your fantastique cottage with me. I loved it! Can't wait to come back. The location is perfect for me and the setting allows me to work when not visiting friends.
This is a charming little cottage near La Rochelle. It has everything you need for a peaceful stay. The owners are very helpful and accommodating.
Lovely, lovely little house, really well equipped in a fantastic location. Would definitely recommend .
Would definitely recommend a stay in the wonderful Pigeonnier, everything you need for a relaxing break with lots of little added extras that made the stay even more special. Nigel, Suzanne and their family cannot do enough for you and have plenty of local knowledge and recommendations if needed. The gite is ideally situated for lots of different interests that are within easy reach. The weather for the time of year with being in the micro climate was fantastic. We were fortunate enough to be their when there was a car rally on which was an amazing experience. Thank you again for making our holiday one to remember.
The Farmhouse is a lovely place to relax and explore the local area. Nigel and Suzanne are terrific hosts and the local area has so much to offer. The gite is well equipped, incredibly quiet and peaceful and the pool puts the icing on the proverbial cake. Our 8 year old daughter had her first scuba diving lessons in the pool and is now hooked. A lovely gite in a lovely area of France. Couldn't ask for more.
Had a delightful stay in the Pigeonnier whilst house hunting during the winter. The gite was clean and comfortable with all the “mod cons” needed to ensure it was a home from home, and the wood burner was always a welcome sight after a day searching for our ideal home. Nigel and Suzie were very welcoming and helpful in their local knowledge of the area and gave us invaluable information on the best places to look at for potential properties. The gite was brilliantly located for reaching La Rochelle, Rochefort and all the delightful coastal resorts of the Charente-Maritime. Many thanks for such excellent off-season accommodation.
Sandy beaches are just a 20mins drive away at Chàtelaillon-Plage or Fouras (35 Mins) both are quaint small seaside resorts with beautiful sandy beaches, dotted with bars, restaurants and Casino's.
. La Rochelle is a lively vibrant city with lots of atmosphere, along the fortified port there’s numerous cafés and bars, boating marina, boat trips to the local islands and fort Boyard, Aquarium, museums, bowling, animal park, casino, fantastic shops and boutiques, lots of fantastic seafood restaurants and beaches.
Easy access to the local islands of Ile de Re with the beautiful fishing ports of St. Martin and La Flotte, Ile d'Oleron, Ile d'Aix and Ile Madam.
Venise Vert is about a 30mins drive north from here, a totally different experience with an intricate canal system to explore, you can hire kayaks or even electric boats for the whole family.
Great days out can be had at Puy de fou, Futurescope, Cognac, Zoo, Wild bird reserves, Corderie Royale, etc. You'll find something to suit everyone.
Other Activities: Karting, Golf 20 mins drive away,
Golf: Saintes has an 18 hole golf course 45mins drive.
Saint Laurent de Preé near Fouras has a 9 hole golf course 35mins drive.
La Jarne close to La Rochelle has a 9 hole golf course 20mins drive.