Beautiful cottage with private pool in Charente Maritime. Sleeps six
Description of Atelier Gite :The barn has just been renovated to a high standard with all modern comforts yet retains its original character. All the rooms are spacious with plenty of light It has a showeroom and WC, a delightful and well-equipped fitted kitchen with an oven, grill, microwave, gas hob, freezer, fridge, dishwasher & washing machine. The living room has traditional open beams with limestone walls. There are three large double bedrooms each with a double bed, two of these bedrooms containing an additional single bed. The two upstairs bedrooms have stunning views over the surrounding countryside. There are three double duvets and pillows, but it is requested that visitors bring their own duvet and pillow covers, sheets and towels. All other necessities are provided, including an outside table for eating out on, with a large sunshade, plenty of chairs, a CD player, telephone, colour television and five cooling fans. There is ample parking and a large garden with exclusive use of a 10m x 5m (32ft x l6ft) swimming pool which is surrounded by a generous patio with two barbeques. There are seven bikes provided and as the surrounding lanes are quiet and flat, cycling is easy. Equipment for babies is available on request.The property is situated in a picturesque and tranquil hamlet near to the village of St. Fort and close to the tiny fishing ports of the Gironde estuary. It is surrounded by vineyards, sunflower fields, and woodland, and the views are lovely. The safe beaches of Meschers and Royan are less than half an hour's drive away. There are naturist beaches and good surf on the wild Atlantic coast further west.Saintes is nearby with its extensive Roman ruins, and is a very beautiful and ancient town. Cognac also is not far away. There are several good local restaurants nearby. The hamlet is remarkably friendly and the way of life there hasn't changed for years. The climate is good with long, hot summers and short, mild winters.
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Directions to AtelierL'Atelier is 365 miles from Roscoff and 1 mile from the main Bordeaux/Royan road or 6 miles from the Pons junction on the Paris/Bordeaux A10 auto route.