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Your gite opening onto pool and garden
Your garden room/terrace opening upon the pool area
Garden outside your gite
View from your garden room/terrace, across pool, garden & valley beyond
Your superb all-weather garden room with sliding glass doors
Your gite to the right, owners house to the left - privacy guaranteed !
Acre of garden outside pool area
Your view across the pool to the village church on the hill ...
Paradise at night as well ...
A swim under the stars perhaps ?
Fully equipped kitchen & dining room
Comfortable living room with log fire (if needed !)
Main bedroom, with french window views across rolling countryside
Space in the garden to get away from it all !
View from main bedroom  in July
Surrounded by vineyards, sunflowers & rolling countryside
Just 10 mins drive to Gironde Esuary & nature reserve
3 lovely beaches at Meschers - 30 mins drive
Blaye citadel - views over estuary & surrounded by vineyards
Could be from a California holiday brochure !
Glass doors closed and you're in a world of your own - but still in the garden !
Vineyards all around - spend a day wine tasting !
Cosmopolitan La Rochelle - just over 1 hour - motorway all the way
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Holiday Rental House -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Semoussac, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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blondeath...
bournemouth, england
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fantastic relaxation!”
Reviewed 8 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Beautiful gite, spacious and clean, well equipped and provisioned. Exceptional hosts, especially Keanu! We had the most relaxing weeks holiday ever in this lovely tranquil area. The gite was even nicer and much bigger than it appears in the photos. Chris and Martin were wonderful hosts, attentive but unobtrusive. The pool was a delight and maintained to the highest standards with lots of different seating areas to just chill and follow the sun. Outstanding and can't rate it highly enough on all counts. You could say we had a lovely time!

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing! Except we couldn't stay longer.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

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Liked best: pool garden and view
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
29 Jul 2015
Many thanks for taking the time to write your very kind review - much appreciated !

We look forward to your return visit next year !

Best wishes

Chris and Martin
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888DMPM
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Ticks all the boxes and does 'what it says on tin'.”
Reviewed 1 August 2014 for a stay in June 2014

The brochure does not do justice to this place, the gite is huge with a pool to match and, you do not have to share with other holiday makers. We were made to feel very much 'at home' by Martin and Chris, who were unassuming and charming. The gite had everything we needed, including a comprehensive library of 'places to see'. The setting is beautiful and tranquil, a great place to chill, but within easy reach of many attractions and the A10. We used as a base for touring the vineyards of Blaye and, it is a boat ride away from the Medoc.
Take a visit to the historic citadel at Blaye, it also has some good restaurants with views of the estuary. The village of Talmont is picturesque, try the local white wine 'Le Colombard' , it is excellent. For stunning reds, search out Chateau des Tourtes in Saint-Capris-De-Blaye. Finally, if you are in Cognac city and you want some 'wow' go to Meukow distillery.

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Liked best: The relaxed stay
Liked least: The horrendus thunder storm
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Cullompton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

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Liked best: Fantastic garden & pool
Liked least: Low beams in Bedroom!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Hungerford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: The gite and pool - so immaculate
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Eleanor G
Bellac, France
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“A truly relaxing home from home”
Reviewed 2 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012

Lovely homely accommodation with everything you needed for a self-catering break - and more, like the fresh flowers and welcome pack when you arrive. Garden room was perfect for reading - and there were plenty of magazines, books and tourist brochures on the area to choose from.
Beautiful garden by the pool to relax - shared path to Chris & Martin's own adjoining property - so maybe not ideal if you wanted total privacy but the owners are pleasant and
unobtrusive, just there to help out if you need anything (like I did with the wi-fi connection!)
But a great base for touring around the Gironde estuary & Charente-Maritime - or for just
cycling around the local area and taking things easy.

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Matt_S
UK
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 23 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012

Spent a wonderful 2 weeks here at the end of July 2012. Martin, Christ and Keanu the dog couldn't have been more welcoming and even supplied us with a hamper of essentials upon our arrival. It's a real home away from home with wifi and TV for the those afraid to leave technology behind and an excellent pool and garden area to sit back and relax.

The gite is set in a small hamlet so you need to drive to get to any shops or other attractions. There are shops and a supermarket in Mirambeau (10 mins away) and Martin & Chris will give you recommendations if you need anything else. The Gite and pool area are fenced in which was great for our dog as it could roam free without getting into too much trouble. There is also a larger field to the rear which would be great for kids wanting to play football or just run around.

All in all a real gem of a place, which we will return too next year.

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Liked best: Relaxed atmosphere and great service from Martin and Chris
Liked least: Spiral staircase
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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