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Country gite, sleeps 10, with pool and great views

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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
7 nights minimum
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Beautiful four bedroom, three bathroom gite in the Charente Maritime sleeping up to ten. Sun terrace with BBQ games area. Four bedrooms, two of which have en-suite shower rooms, one of those being on the ground floor. The Gite has been completed in June 2012. Everything is brand new with full insulation (important in the hot summers), new bathrooms and kitchens from the UK and laminate flooring, slate laminate in the kitchen and bathrooms, and oak everywhere else. The dining table made by Lallows Boatyard of Cowes is solid American oak and seats ten comfortably. Lighting is LED spotlights with a dimming and colour changing system for the plinth lights We have chosen only the best contents for your stay. The crockery is all Denby, and the hotel quality bed linen is all Egyptian cotton...Beautiful four bedroom, three bathroom gite in the Charente Maritime sleeping up to ten. Sun terrace with BBQ games area. Four bedrooms, two of which have en-suite shower rooms, one of those being on the ground floor. The Gite has been completed in June 2012. Everything is brand new with full insulation (important in the hot summers), new bathrooms and kitchens from the UK and laminate flooring, slate laminate in the kitchen and bathrooms, and oak everywhere else. The dining table made by Lallows Boatyard of Cowes is solid American oak and seats ten comfortably. Lighting is LED spotlights with a dimming and colour changing system for the plinth lights We have chosen only the best contents for your stay. The crockery is all Denby, and the hotel quality bed linen is all Egyptian cotton with hypo-allergenic pillows and duvets. The gite is wired for Internet and multi-media, and there is a hard drive with 250 plus films and 33,000 songs which are streamed to both of the ultra-thin TVs one with a sound bar. In the upstairs Rumpus Room there is also a Nintendo Wii. Internet is also available wirelessly. If you bring your own PCs and DVDs then these can be plugged in and played as well. There are lovely south facing views from all the bedrooms and reception rooms over rolling countryside with sunflowers, vines, wheat and corn. The gite has a private terrace and large grassed area of half an acre for ball games etc. There is of course a gas BBQ area and plenty of parking. There is a games room with table tennis table. Through from the kitchen is a lounge with two large sofas, there is also a second log burner. Lighting is lovely warm dimmable LED architectural lighting. Further on there is a double or twin en-suite bedroom on the ground floor which is great for those not wishing to sleep upstairs. This has its own private French doors and patio. On the first floor are a further three bedrooms as follows: There is a large master bedroom with en-suite shower room and south facing views across the countryside. Also upstairs is another double room with the same lovely countryside views. In addition to the en-suite shower room is a family bathroom with a large P shaped bath and shower. The third bedroom (accessed under a low beam) is the Rumpus Room which has four single beds and with DVD player, Wii and UK satellite TV is primarily intended to be a childrens' room but two of the beds can be zipped together to make a king sized double. The gite is set it eight acres of private land with a small lake and the main Maison de Maitre which is where we live. The large 15 meter by 8 meter pool (with diving board) is fully alarmed and complies fully with local and national legislation, whilst unheated it typically gets to 25 degrees (the usual heating level) in May and stays above that until the end of October. In July and August it is typically 27 to 30 degrees. There is a pleasant walk across the land to the lake at the bottom. Walnuts and plums can be picked in season. Close by is a wood and lovely walks including along the banks of the Boutonne river which is nice and shady on hot days. The Charente Maritime is the second sunniest region of France after the Cote d'Azur and is in the Lonely Planet top ten places to visit in 2012. We are 45 minutes from La Rochelle, with the Ile de Re a little further on. The nearest beach is 30 minutes away, and there is fishing in the river Boutonne which runs through our local village of Torxe. Cognac is 45 minutes distant and well worth a visit. Within a day trip's distance are Futoroscope at Poitiers, Bordeaux, and the wine growing regions thereabouts. Hypermarkets are on the outskirts of the historic town of St. Jean d'Angely about 10 minutes away, and the main A10 Paris Bordeaux motorway is seven minutes away making communications very straightforward. OUR GUESTBOOK “As the organiser of the family holiday this year my wife and I were understandably nervous that all should go without a hitch as the hopes of parents, in-laws and small children all rested on our shoulders. Luckily, we could not have been more pleased with our stay at Petit Champagne. The owners, Jamieson and family made us very welcome from day one, always on hand when needed with friendly advice and help. The property itself was extremely well finished and furnished with everything a family could require and there are so many lovely places to visit in the area. The only problem we had was convincing the kids to come away from the huge pool to eat their supper. We have taken away many happy family memories from our stay and would like to thank the Ide family for making it possible. Hope to be back to this beautiful area of France.” Richard Fuller August 2012 Thank you for a lovely stay in Petit Champagne. We were the first guests and everything was perfect. We brought the sun with us and it stayed for the whole two weeks. Fabulous well equipped as promised, we will be back! Harrison Family June 2014 We had a great holiday with our four kids at Petit Champagne. The Gite was finished to a very high standard, very comfortable and very well equipped. The outdoors area was fantastic with lots of space for the kids to roam and play games, great pool and the patio area had lovely views and was a great setting for eating outdoors. The owners who lives next door were very helpful, always available if needs be but never intrusive – we got some fantastic recommendations for restaurants and days out. There is lots to see and do in the surrounding area and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A&H Doherty July 2014 Thank you for a lovely stay in Petit Champagne, this accommodation is everything that it says on the tin, a very high standard of accommodation, with all luxuries home from home with beautiful crisp bed linen perfect for those hot summer nights. The outdoor facilities were excellent lots of room for children to play, the pool was beautiful, perfect location for alfresco dining with stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The charming Gite owner was very welcoming always on hand to give information and advice but non-intrusive. This accommodation comes highly recommended a rating of 10 out of 10. If you want stunning accommodation and the perfect place to chill this is the place for you and your family. The Holland family August 2014 More
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Jamieson Ide (Property Manager A Base Ashore)
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2007
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

This is a really excellent gite, exceptionally well supplied, extremely comfortable and a has a superb pool. We enjoyed being outside in the large grounds with views over the sunflower fields as well as being inside, choosing from the large selection of movies on hand....More

Date of stay: July 2014
1  Thank tamsynk
Reviewed 19 September 2012

As the organiser of the family holiday this year my wife and I were understandably nervous that all should go without a hitch as the hopes of parents, in-laws and small children all rested on our shoulders. Luckily, we could not have been more pleased...More

Date of stay: August 2012
Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

Thank you for a lovely stay in Chandon Petit Champagne, this accommodation is everything that it says on the tin, a very high standard of accommodation, with all luxuries home from home with beautiful crisp bed linen perfect for those hot summer nights. The outdoor...More

Date of stay: August 2012
Thank rana130869
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Water Park Nearby
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Trampoline
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
St. Jean d’Angèly - Medieval market town full of character with leafy squares, timber houses and cobbled streets. The 15th Century clock tower and abbey towers impose on the skyline and the colourful twice-weekly market selling superb regional produce is an assault on your senses. Enjoy a fresh coffee at one of the pavement cafés and soak up the atmosphere. You will find abundance of restaurants and bars catering for all tastes. Swim indoors at the Atlanty’s aqua centre with 50m amazing waterslide. There are more water sports to be had at the lake by paddling a canoe or kayak. For the less energetic, a round of crazy golf might prove a better alternative. For children with a need for speed, Go Karting offers fast track fun. Afternoons 3– 8pm. Château de Dampierre - Our local château! A 1...
How to get there
Petit Champagne is conveniently located five minutes from junction 34 of the A10 north/south motorway. It is in the countryside so a car is a very good idea. The nearest airport is La Rochelle about 45 minutes drive with flights to Bristol, London and Southampton. Bordeaux airport is about 1hour 20 minutes with more destinations. We can arrange car hire and airport pick-ups if you need it.
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