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“Lovely Gite in quiet, rural France”
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Relax by the pool
Lovely pool area in tranquil setting
Spacious lounge area beautifully furnished for your every comfort
fireplace
Dining area off the lounge
modern, fully equipped kitchen leading out to poolside and BBQ area
Relax in the peaceful bedroom
Side view of cottage with sun loungers and patio area
Pretty cottage with front balcony from lounge
beaches at Isle d' oleron
rather large prawns!
ST Emilion
holyhocks at Talmont
local fishing hut
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Saint Palais de Phiolin, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Diaaav
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Lovely Gite in quiet, rural France”
Reviewed 1 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We had a lovely time in the gite last week. We had some fab weather days of 26-29 degrees which was unexpected and a real bonus. The pool was lovely and refreshing, being solar panel heated it will warm up more later in the year.

Everything was provided which we could have wanted, including clean BBQ, dishwasher, DVD player. The gite is really well kept and well equipped. We travelled as a couple though the gite would also be good for families.

We explored Pons, Jonzac, Congnac and Royan. I also cycled daily (it's so nice and flat!) so explored the surrounding villages that way. The nearest bakery is 2.5 miles away in Champagnolles. It's lovely countryside and was a really nice retreat in sleepy, rural France. We would gladly stay there again.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Tuft1966
2 reviews
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“Lovely Gite in quiet, rural France”
Reviewed 29 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The Gite is very well equipped, beautifully restored and has a good sized, private pool. It's in a rural location so a car is essential, but only a few minutes drive to some lovely nearby towns including Royan, Cognac, Saintes, La Rochelle and Pons. We had a good week and felt thoroughly relaxed by the end of it. The weather was fine and dry although not warm enough to use the pool unfortunately however, it would no doubt be lovely during the hot Summer months. Some excellent restaurants nearby and plenty of opportunities to practice your French!

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Liked best: The quiet, relaxed location.
Liked least: Not being able to use the pool as too cold for the time of year.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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659missey
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Lovely gite”
Reviewed 1 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This is a lovely property in a quiet location . A car is essential but Pons is only a 10 minute drive away. The pool is nice to have & the gite is so well equipped it has everything you could need. It is an ideal base from which to explore places like Cognac & La Rochelle. We would definitely consider going again & would recommend it for a maximum of 4 people.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The height of the bedroom ceiling
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Lancs
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31 reviews
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“Very Comfortable With Tasteful Decor and Lots of Artistic Touches”
Reviewed 24 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Booked this gite to stay in whilst renovating a property nearby. We felt at home as soon as we entered the building and were impressed with the renovations that the owners had undertaken.The living / dining area was bright and airey with a 'minstrels gallery' type staircase leading upstairs to the two bedrooms.We particularly liked the large windows in the lounge which had very effective but discreet mosquito nets fitted.
The kitchen on a lower level was fully kitted out for four people with a table useful for breakfast time.Also on this level was a very handy washing machine and tumble dryer in a separate small room. The shower room and only toilet were also on this level ( perhaps the only disadvantage if taken short during the night).
The pool and the outside seating area (sun loungers and small patio table /chairs and bbq provided) were accessed via the kitchen .We did use the pool but unfortunately we were not able to use it as much as we would have liked due to the weather and our personal work schedule.
The bedrooms were on the upper floor and were both small (one double ,one twin) but adequate for our needs, with clean bedding provided each week. The massive plus though were the fitted mosquito nets like the ones downstairs which meant we were able to sleep with windows wide open without fear and dread!
The gite is set in a lovely rural area, quiet, with little passing traffic but within easy travelling distance of the coast and small towns such as Pons and Gemozac where the supermarkets are.
Eating out? A visit to Champagnolles and La Vieille Poste is recommended lovely food - lovely atmosphere and only 5mins away!
Would we return to this gite again? We certainly would!

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Liked best: Enjoyed the whole experience
Liked least: In our opinion the table for outdoor eating was too small for four people to eat of comfortably
Travelling group: Friends
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stephenma...
Newcastle England
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6 reviews
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“Excellent cottage, quiet location, great holiday”
Reviewed 11 May 2014 for a stay in July 2013

We stayed here for a week in July, the weather was perfect, this is a great spot to relax and chill out, it is very peaceful but only 10 minutes drive to Pons and easy access to many beautiful towns including Cognac, Pons, Saintes, Jonzac etc. It is about 30 mins to the coastal resorts of St Georges de Didonne and 45 mins to Royan.

The cottage is a very high standard and has all modern requirements while still retaining all the character of a French country cottage. It has a very spacious lounge & dining room. The 2 bedroom are a good size too and very quaint with the exposed wooden beams. The kitchen has everything you need and is a fully equipped. The rear door leads out to the pool & patio area which has sunbeds and a BBQ, the pool is just the right size and was lovely and warm. Overall this is an excellent cottage, well kept by the owners and if it is peace and quiet you want (but close to road networks), then it is a must. We will return one day as we had a lovely week here. Steve & Anthea. Newcastle, England.

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Liked best: The location and views
Liked least: Nothing (Maybe the long drive from Newcastle!)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Aylsham, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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“Lovely holiday home in peaceful location”
Reviewed 15 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Good size accommodation. Kitchen had every pot/pan/utensil you required. The decor/finish was lovely. Beds very comfortable. We all loved the pool! The location was so peaceful - I loved looking out over the field in the early morning as the sun came up. We shopped mainly at Pons- only 5 to 10 mins drive. We ate in mostly - including a BBQ. One meal out was at La Vielle Poste in nearby Champagnolles - this had excellent food and ambience. Day trips out included Bordeaux, Saintes and canoeing at Jarnac. I would highly recommend this holiday home.

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Liked best: Location, pool
Liked least: Washing machine not working but now replaced
Travelling group: Other
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Rees-Evan...
swansea
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful Cottage in beautiful location.”
Reviewed 20 October 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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I have stayed at this lovely cottage twice , it is very well equipped with all the of the things you could need and has beautiful stone features, I especially like the large dining table inside with a lovely view over the fields (which in high season are filled with sunflowers) and the option to eat inside and out. The private pool is a great size and plenty of room for sun loungers.
The gite is perfect if you want a lazy break of doing nothing but relaxing by the pool and on the other hand has lots of places nearby to visit including Pons, Cognac, Royan, La Rochelle and Saintes. We also took a drive to Saint Emilion which was lovely.
I would recommend the nearest restaurant 'La Vieille poste' in Champagnolles - Visited twice during our stay - first time was lunch - Menu de jour was gorgeous and restaurant was really well presented with owner artists work. Service excellent. Returned on a Friday night for dinner menu which was really lovely - foie gras to start, scallops in Cognac for main and cheese dessert. Best food we had during our stay - would highly recommend and suggest you go at the beginning of your stay at the cottage as it's likely you'll want to return! All in all would highly recommend the cottage and am hoping to return next year.

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