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Rioux, nr. Saintes, Charente-Maritime
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms3
Bathrooms2
Pets0
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This three-bedroom, traditional Charente house has been transformed by the owner into a spacious and bright holiday gîte, fitted with all modern conveniences and opening onto a wonderful Mediterranean garden with a private swimming pool

This three-bedroom, traditional Charente house has been transformed by the owner into a spacious and bright holiday gîte, fitted with all modern conveniences and opening onto a wonderful Mediterranean garden with a private swimming pool. The owner, a landscape gardener, has created a lovely garden with palms, olive trees, yuccas and exotic plants, blended with several water features and areas to relax in. The pool water is kept sparkling clean by circulating it through an eco-system of water plants, much the same principle as with a mountain stream. The Roman city of Saintes is a 10-minute drive, with its street markets, cafés and restaurants and is located on the banks of the River Charente. Beaches are just over half an hour away, the zoo at La Palmyre is one of the best in Europe and there are vineyard and distillery tours at Cognac.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with beams. Kingsize bedroom with beams and en-suite shower room (no WC). Shower room (no WC). Separate WC. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Kingsize bedroom (zip and link, can be 2ft 6in twin). Twin bedroom with beams and sloping ceiling

  • Garden with water features and pond
  • Patio
  • Private swimming pool (10m x 4m, depth 0.8m to 2m)
  • Heating
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Digital TV
  • DVD
  • Video
  • CD/stereo
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Table tennis
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • No smoking.

Location: 10km SW of Saintes (market town, all facilities), 28km NE of Meschers (beach), 32km E of Royan (seaside resort), 35km W of Cognac (home to the famous brandy).

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Features

  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • WifiWifi
  • Downstairs ToiletDownstairs Toilet
  • Ground Floor BedroomGround Floor Bedroom
  • MicrowaveMicrowave
  • Shower RoomShower Room
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • No PetsNo Pets
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 20/08/2016
    A beautiful setting, the warmest welcome and a comfortable home from home. This was the owners home for many years and it is equipped as such. If you prefer to self cater, then this kitchen is a dream with granite work surfaces, american fridge freezer and a beautiful range. Immaculately clean too. It is rural, but with a few near neighbours. The owners are next door but do not intrude on your privacy. The garden, together with the pool surroundings are beautiful as would be expected as the owners are garden designers. Plants are labelled as they open the garden to visitors on France's national garden day. As with many french properties, it has it's quirks. The pool is fenced and alarmed (they turned it off for us as we have older teenagers), but younger children would need supervising as the garden isn't completely enclosed. There is lots of room to play and lots of secret paths to explore. The pool isn't heated, but in August was 25 degrees. The barbecue is a gas griddle type and cooked food perfectly. The outside eating area is as well appointed and lovely as the rest of the garden. A large pine tree provides welcome shade in the heat. The master bedroom is downstairs and the bedrooms upstairs are built into the eaves. The velux windows in the bedrooms have integral blinds and mosquito screens. The children loved watching the stars with the screen across and the windows open. There is a large fan in the sun room, but I took an extra couple which we used in the bedrooms on very hot days. I would definitely take a baby monitor if my children were younger as the bedrooms are a distance from the master bedroom. One bedroom is directly above the master and you can hear what is happening, but the other is well insulated sound wise from the master bedroom. There is an ensuite bathroom, but as previous reports suggest the only toilet is through the sunroom. This didn't put us off and surprisingly for a family used to 4 toilets, didn't cause a problem. Wonderful holiday home with lovely owners. We loved it!


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/07/2016
    Beautiful cottage, very well equipped and clean. Wonderful friendly family who own it live next door but give you all the privacy you need. The garden is amazing with a very plush swimming pool although rather cold which didn't matter as the setting is prefect.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/09/2015
    Enjoyed a lovely holiday, house was clean and well presented, great shower. Gardens a feature swimming pool clean and good size. Quiet area but houses around so not secluded. Good hosts who live next door, cake and brandy - nice welcome!


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