Holiday Rental
in the
Charente Maritime, near Cognac
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The Gite

Second only to the Cote d'Azur the Charente Maritime and Charente are the sunniest departments in France. In summer there are many fields of beautiful sunflowers, lavender and of course grape vines as this is the heart of cognac and pineau production.

The town of Cognac itself is only 25 minutes away and there you will find many of the big cognac houses such as Hennessey, Martell and Remy Martin, where you can have guided tours to learn how cognac is made.

The historic town of Saintes, about 35 minutes drive, is well worth visiting and there you will find lovely pedestrianised shopping streets, an impressive Roman amphitheatre, art galleries and museums. There is also a very good street market here every Sunday morning.

About 40 minutes away is the town of Angouleme, the departmental capital of the Charente, and a walk round the ramparts of the old town gives spectacular views of the surrounding area.

If you fancy a trip to the coast there are some beautiful beaches such as Royan, about 1 hour, and a visit to La Rochelle is a must with its huge marina and many seafood restaurants along with some very chic shops.

This property is also advertised on Holiday Lettings Ltd.

This charming, semi-detached gite is part of the main house which is a typical Charentais style farmhouse centred around a courtyard in the village of Bagnizeau, which has a population of about 200. (There are also 2 bedrooms in the main house available for B & B. )

The lounge/dining room downstairs and the good-sized double bedroom upstairs look onto the courtyard. There is also a fully equipped, modern kitchen and a modern tiled bathroom. To the rear of the property there is a large garden with a lawn, shaded patio area and above ground 15' diameter pool.

In the village there is a park with a boules area and tennis court. Boules, rackets and tennis balls available for those who feel energetic enough to play!

The countryside around Bagnizeau is perfect for walking and cycling and we have bikes available for your use. We are keen to encourage you by providing local maps and suggested routes around the local area. If you wish to bring your own bikes there is ample secure storage for them. Alternatively, if you are coming to house hunt the owners will do what they can to help you.

The country town of Matha is less than 2 km from Bagnizeau and here you will find a range of small shops, banks, estate agents, hairdressers, 4 supermarkets and 2 restaurants.

15 minutes away is the lovely town of St. Jean d' Angely with its quaint town centre and ancient twin towered Abbey. Here there is a very good market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. In St. Jean there is an impressive indoor swimming pool complex next to the park and boating lake, and some of the bigger retail stores on the outskirts of the town.

Also 15 minutes away is the market town of Aulnay with its picturesque town centre where you can enjoy al fresco refreshments and the regular Sunday morning market.

The Gite and garden

Fields of Sunflowers

Local church and Park

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4 Jan - 25 Apr 25 Apr - 27 Jun 27 Jun - 5 Sep 5 Sep - 31 Oct 31 Oct - 24 Apr '09
150 200 300 200 150
B & B - 55 euros per night for 2 people inclusive of breakfast.

Prices are in pounds sterling per week. 25% non-refundable deposit required at time of booking.

Call the owner Derek on 0033 546 586 717
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