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L'Ecurie

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The fully fenced pool with plenty of loungers
.....and overlooks the pool
1 of 15The fully fenced pool with plenty of loungers
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
7 nights minimum
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A charming, beautifully refurbished two/three bedroom gite situated in the old stables of an 18th-century Charentaise house in the peaceful village of Migron - the heart of the Cognac/Pineau producing area. Renovated with great care, L'Ecurie enjoys a beautiful, planted terrace leading directly on to the pool - perfect for breakfast in the sunshine - as well as an orchard for guests' exclusive use.L'Ecurie retains much of its original character, with solid oak beams, exposed stonework and plenty of rural architectural features. The private driveway and entrance are alongside the fruit garden of the main house (help yourself to whatever's in season). The kitchen/living/dining area is open plan, and double doors lead directly on to a private terrace and the beautifully landscaped pool area...A charming, beautifully refurbished two/three bedroom gite situated in the old stables of an 18th-century Charentaise house in the peaceful village of Migron - the heart of the Cognac/Pineau producing area. Renovated with great care, L'Ecurie enjoys a beautiful, planted terrace leading directly on to the pool - perfect for breakfast in the sunshine - as well as an orchard for guests' exclusive use.L'Ecurie retains much of its original character, with solid oak beams, exposed stonework and plenty of rural architectural features. The private driveway and entrance are alongside the fruit garden of the main house (help yourself to whatever's in season). The kitchen/living/dining area is open plan, and double doors lead directly on to a private terrace and the beautifully landscaped pool area beyond. Upstairs are two loft bedrooms, one with a double bed, one with twin beds and both with fitted cupboards and shelves. A French day bed, situated in a mezzanine level upstairs, can also be converted into a night bed to accommodate a fifth and sixth person if required. Facilities at L'Ecurie include: satellite TV (including BBC and ITV); French terrestrial TV, DVD player, stereo cd mini hi-fi, full-sized dishwasher and washing machine. The property has fibre broadband wifi at download speeds of 380Mbps. The 9m x 4m pool is solar-heated during the cooler months, has a level floor, and full steps. It is fully fenced and has childproof gates. It is the only area shared with the adjoining house. Alongside books, maps, board games and tourist leaflets are many suggestions for days out and information on local shops, restaurants and markets. Wireless Broadband is available at no cost. L'Ecurie can also be hired with Thouvenin (Property Reference 297994) to provide accommodation for up to 15 people.Up to 25% off Brittany Ferries travel is available on all bookings. The small village of Migron, with its pretty, 11th Century stone church, is perfect for those who don't want to be too remote, with a boulangerie, a butchers, a well-stocked mini-market, post office and a weekly grocer's van selling fresh local vegetables. Oysters and mussels are sold in front of the epicerie every Saturday morning.Excellent markets can be found nearby on just about every day of the week - in Saintes, Cognac, St Jean d'Angely, Matha, Burie, among others. Brocantes (or flea markets) are held in local villages on most weekends, and artisans fairs - such as the annual Foire aux Vins in Migron held in June - are frequent throughout the summer. Migron and the surrounding area is excellent for cycling - miles and miles of level countryside with virtually traffic-free routes through vineyards, fields, woodland and villages. Other activities include river trips, antiques markets (large brocantes held in surrounding villages regularly throughout the summer), visits to chateaux, churches and museums, walking, cycling and birdwatching (74 hectares of lagoon nature reserves in the area). Sport and leisure in the area include golf (18-hole courses in both Cognac and Saintes which are 20 minutes away), horseriding, all types of fishing, tennis (including a court in the village), canoe-kayaking (boats to hire at various places along the Charente in Cognac and Saintes), and plenty of space in and around the village to kick a football. The region is littered with historic villages, cosmopolitan cities and some of France's most beautiful beaches with miles of white sand. Its not a heavily populated area, with a real sense of space, but with good motorway links that makes travelling quick and easy. It's a wonderfully varied landscape, with seemingly endless vineyards and sunflower fields stretching to the horizon all around our village. Head towards the coast though and you encounter beautiful sea marshes, packed with wildlife and a bird watcher's paradise. And then there are the islands.. Ile de Re, home to celebrities and feeling more like Greece than France... and Ile d'Oleron a two mile ride across an amazing bridge and miles and miles of undeveloped beaches backing onto pine forests. And if you want a taste of them all there's no better than the preserved steam railway that runs throughout the summer.The beautiful sandy beaches of Royan are just forty minutes away from the house and those islands just a bit further. Also within an hour's drive are Rochefort and La Rochelle with its historic port, world class aquarium and fantastic shoppingMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Antony B
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2012
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Reviewed 15 October 2019

We visited L’Ecurie for a family holiday in June and had a great time. The property sits in Migron, a classic village with all the French character and charm that we hoped for and a Boulangerie to die for. The warm swimming pool was a...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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AWBUK, VR Owner at L'Ecurie, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2019

Thank you, much appreciated. We also really like the Wednesday market in St Jean d'Angely

Reviewed 14 October 2019

We’ve just returned from a short notice break to L’Ecurie in Migron. The village itself is lovely, surrounded by vineyards, and with its own bakery which has the best bread we’ve tasted in years. I believe they also supply other shops in the area. There...More

Date of stay: October 2019
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AWBUK, VR Owner at L'Ecurie, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2019

Thank you. Much appreciated

Reviewed 1 October 2019

That was the message I received from L’Ecurie. The gite has the potential to be lovely, but it isn’t. On the good side it was clean and the kitchen/living room large and relatively well equipped though not well maintained ie no place in the fridge...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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AWBUK, VR Owner at L'Ecurie, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2019

We are truly sorry that the guests did not enjoy their stay. Unfortunately, the review is neither fair nor comprehensive and requires a response. It fails to mention the other rather extraordinary messages received after their stay. These included that there was a screw high...More

Reviewed 29 September 2019

We recently returned from our second perfect break at L'Ecurie. Once more the house lived up to our expectations; relaxing on the beautiful terrace and swimming in the clean outdoor pool. The cottage is set up for comfort and this reflected in the smart, modern...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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AWBUK, VR Owner at L'Ecurie, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2019

Thank you for those kind comments. It's always good to welcome people back.

Reviewed 25 July 2016

We have been to quite a few gites in this part of Cognac, but I'Ecurie is one that we will most certainly return to. The garden and pool area is extremely private and has the advantage of the kitchen/diner to the patio direct into the...More

Date of stay: July 2016
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AWBUK, VR Owner at L'Ecurie, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Thank you so much. We spent many years looking for the right house in the right location and are so pleased you share our enthusiasm.

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Reviewed 22 May 2016

Fantastic break in a beautiful location. The Gite was everything we hoped for. We spent hours relaxing by the super pool and enjoyed the Al fresco dining. We were impressed by the amount of places to visit nearby. We will definitely be returning.

Date of stay: September 2015
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Reviewed 1 October 2014

L'Ecurie is a very well equipped, typically 'French' style gite situated in a small village of Migron in the heart of beautiful countryside. The gite has everything you need for a self catering stay, even including a television with English channels so you can relax...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank Carole H
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Wonderful welcome in the form of an arrival kit with a treasure of information on the region and basic necessities provided by Julie the caretaker, which is very valuable in France where shops are closed on Sundays. The accommodations were pristine, and when the fridge...More

Date of stay: June 2014
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

Just returned from our second lovely, relaxed holiday at L'Ecurie. The whole process from first enquiry to leaving the property at the end of the holiday was effortless. The gite was clean on arrival, with a few essentials waiting in the fridge. Julie, who looks...More

Date of stay: July 2013
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Dishwasher
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Shared Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Watersports Nearby
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About the neighbourhood
The small village of Migron, with its pretty, 11th Century stone church, is perfect for those who want beautiful countryside, but don't want to be too remote, with a boulangerie, a butcher, a well-stocked mini-market compete with a tiny coffee shop, post office and a weekly visit from a fresh fish van. Oysters and mussels are sold in front of the epicerie every Saturday morning. A pizza van with a wood-burning oven visits every Monday evening A new supermarket, with 24/7 fuel station, just five minutes drive away in Burie. The same village has the nearest bar to the house. Excellent markets can be found nearby in Saintes, Cognac, St Jean d'Angely, Matha, Burie, among others. Brocantes (or flea markets) are held in local villages on most weekends, and artisans fairs; such as the ann...
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Frequently Asked Questions about L'Ecurie

L'Ecurie is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

L'Ecurie has one bathroom available. See all property details.

L'Ecurie has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at L'Ecurie must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.