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Le Marronnier - luxury family-friendly gite

Gites de Brives - enjoy our large, inviting swimming pool
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Brives-sur-Charente, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Le Marronnier has been sympathetically restored from an old charentaise stable block and furnished to a high standard, blending contemporary with traditional features (with beautiful, old oak beams and honey-coloured stone). The spacious, detached gite (90M2) is well-equipped and it benefits from having an extensive (50M2) private patio which is furnished with seating and a BARBQ for dining alfresco. With one master bedroom (king size bed) a twin bedroom and a king-size sofabed, the gite is ideal for families. The gite benefits from having mosquito blinds to all bedroom windows.The gite has a large, well-equipped kitchen and an extensive, light living area. The gite enjoys shared use of a large, floodlit swimming pool, safe children's play area, table tennis table, badminton court, boule court and gym. Le Marronnier enjoys fast... Read more
Listing #HL109771
About the Owner
Rozenn T
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2009
Interaction with guests
Gites de Brives benefits from having residential owners on site. We are on hand to offer help, advice or just have a chat!
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Spacious, quiet, fully equipped, king size bed, separate living room this gite is perfect. It is also slightly apart from the other gites so fairly private. The pool is very close but separated by hedges. loungers and outside table are provided. In this area you...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Stayed with the family at the end of July 2017. Without a doubt the best accommodation we've had when holidaying in France. The gite was spacious and clean. The kids (9 &12) really enjoyed all of the amenities available including the pool, table tennis and...More

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PhilSil S, VR Owner at Le Marronnier - luxury family-friendly gite, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

It was our pleasure to meet your family! Thank you.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

We have just spent a fantastic 2 weeks at Gites de Brives. Glyn and Phil were great hosts. We (2 adults & 2 kids aged 8 and 10) stayed in Le Marronnier, a 2 bedroom gite with its own patio area and BBQ. The gite...More

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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Gym
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The property is suitable for year round letting as it benefits from full double-glazing, insulation and central heating. High speed internet access (WiFi). We can supply highchair, cot and a pushchair (at no cost). A luxury, family friendly gite.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Queen
    1 Twin
    1 Sofa
Show Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Please contact the manager for complete rate information.
  • Damage Deposit: £174 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Gites de Brives are professionally managed, benefiting from resident owners - Phil and Glyn Silvester - who look forward to meeting new friends (and old ones!).

All electricity, water and services costs are included in the tariffs, please download our Booking Form and Pricing Guide from our web site - Thank you.

Strictly no pets or smoking (indoor).

Prices are in euros per week. We can accept payment by bank transfer or cheque in euros or sterling (at the prevailing rate of exchange) or by credit card - see our Booking Form for more details. We require a 25% non-refundable deposit to secure the booking and the balance is payable 8 weeks prior to arrival. When the balance is paid a 200 euro cash deposit is payable (to cover the cost of any damage/breakages during your stay). This will be refunded within 2 weeks of departure, subject to any deductions.

We are able to negotiate discounts for winter lets, large group bookings and reductions for stays of more than 2 weeks. Please co...
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About the neighbourhood
The surrounding area has a great deal to offer from the buzzing town of Cognac (lots of cafes and boutique shops, not forgetting the world-famous distillery tours - Hennessy, Otard, Remy-Martin, Martell and Camus!), to the beautiful ancient towns of Pons and Saintes. Weekly local markets are held in Cognac, Pons and Saintes. There are a multitude of local restaurants and bars all within an easy drive. Some are (luckily!) only about 15 minutes by bike.

The beautiful beaches of St George-de-Didonne and St Palais-sur-Mer are a 30 minute drive way and La Palmyre Zoo (one of the biggest zoos in Europe with over 1600 animals to delight all the family) is about an hour's drive.

Other 'bits':
Post Office: Brives sur Charente.
Local shops: Salignac, Perignac, Dompierre and Rouffiac.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Angouleme: 55.0 km
Railway: Cognac: 11.0 km
Ferry: St Malo: 440.0 km
We are 12 mins from Cognac and 12 mins from Pons - with Saintes 20 minutes away.

Getting to Brives sur Charente is easy - exit the A10 at junction 36 (Pons). We are just over 4 hrs drive from St Malo and Caen; 6 hrs from Cherbourg, Le Havre and Roscoff; 7 hrs drive from the Tunnel, Calais and Boulogne (Brittany Ferries & LD Lines offer good services). You will enjoy using your car while you are here because there is so much to see and do!

Train: TGV (Paris to Angouleme or Saintes, 2.5 hours -ish). Connexion to Cognac (local station).

Local Airports: Angouleme 30 mins, La Rochelle 1 hr 10 mins, Bordeaux 1 hr 15 mins. It is also possible to fly to Nantes, Poitiers or Limoges but the airports are almost a two hour drive away. Try Ryanair, Easyjet, BA, Flybe, and Air France.

Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 58.0 km.
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