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We include extensive kit for Under 5s at no extra cost so you can travel light.
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Price
£475 - £1,260 per week

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Set in magnificent landscaped grounds
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Shared swimming pool
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Plenty of outdoor toys
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Huge supply of indoor games, puzzles, and toys
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Charming, historic gite fully modernised
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Enclosed private garden bursting with flowers
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Picturesque, rural setting
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Adult and kids’ bikes available to hire
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Just half an hour’s drive to beautiful beaches
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Babysitting available
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Delicious home-cooked food delivered to your door

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Pool protected by fencing and gate

The Property

Double bedrooms One
Single bedrooms One, with single bed and cot
Bathrooms One
Living room Open plan living /dining area
Cluster? Yes

Local Information

Nearest village/town Champagnolles, 2km
Nearest supermarket Pons or Gemozac, 8km
Nearest doctor Pons, 8km
Nearest A&E Saintes, 30km
Nearest beach Meschers-sur-Gironde, 35km
Nearest restaurant 3 in St Genis de Saintonge 5km, a very high quality one in St Germain de Seudre 3kms, a variety in Pons and Gemozac both 8km

Services

Home cooked food Please ask for a copy of the sample menus
Babysitting Evening babysitting is available for €20 per evening from the host, this must be booked in advance
Swimming Towels available Provided, no charge
Bikes Bikes and baby seats and baby cart with helmets. Some bikes for older children. Free to use at your own risk.
Local Bike hire Yes
Local assistance/housekeeper Owners live on site
Welcome pack Complimentary pack includes tea, coffee, milk, butter, jam in fridge, bottle of red wine, baguette, some cheese and cake, not charged for
Internet access Wi-Fi is available
Restaurant on site No restaurant but delicious home cooked food can be delivered to your door, please enquire for sample menus and costs
Shopping Service Shopping service €10 plus cost of shopping
Swimming towels Available if requested, no charge
Flights included No

Facilities

Central heating Yes
Open fire No
Enclosed Garden Yes
Garden shade Yes
Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant Yes
Dogs Allowed Yes
Suitable for Multiples No
Suitable for Wheelchair Users No
Home Cooked Food Yes
Babysitting Yes
Kids Club No
Restaurant on Site No
Additional Cleaning available Yes
Wifi Yes
Shopping Service Yes
Swimming towels Yes
Golf available locally Yes
Less than 1 hour from Nearest Airport No
Bikes Yes
Local Bike hire Yes
Air Con or Cooling System No
Car required? Required
Swimming Pool Yes
Private Pool No
Self Catering Yes
Creche No
Driving distance to beach Yes

Essential Kit Guarantee

Cots One available
Highchairs One available
Booster seat One available
Bed guards Available
Potty Yes
Steriliser Yes
Baby monitor Yes
Plastic crockery Yes
Plastic step Yes
Changing mat Yes
Stairgate(s) Yes
Non slip bath mat Yes
Indoor toys and books Yes
Microwave Yes
Food blender (hand held) Yes
DVD player Yes
Children's DVDs Yes
Child's loo seat Yes
Bath toys Yes
Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters Yes
Night light Yes
Cot linen Yes

Additional Equipment

Changing table No
Socket guards Yes
Baby den No
Baby bath Yes
Washing Machine Yes
Dishwasher Yes
Tumble dryer No
Garden equipment (slide etc) Yes
Hairdryer Yes
TV Yes
Sound system Yes
UK satellite TV channels Yes
Barbeque Yes

Extra Information

Other information
  • The Security Deposit for this property is £150 and is payable directly to your host. Details of how to pay this will be available in your Travel Pack.


  • Well behaved dogs are only permitted outside on leads as we have a wide variety of pets and lots of small children.


  • Walk out cleaning service is included in the cost, if the house is left in a reasonable condition. Otherwise, there is an additional €40 charge. Cleaning during your stay is available at €10 per hour.


  • A tumble dryer is available in the communal area on request at an extra charge.


  • For additional information and the individual Terms and Conditions, please see the 'Need to Know' section for this property.
  • Essential Kit Guarantee Info Some terms and conditions apply so please read our complete Terms and Conditions before booking.

    Indoors

    This charming gite is perfect for holidays with tiny tots. Originally dating back to the 18th Century, it has been converted into a modern cottage with fresh and bright interiors. Kids will especially adore the fantastic selection of books, games, toys, puzzles and more available inside.

    • Open plan kitchen and dining area
    • Large living room with access to the front terrace
    • Upstairs you’ll find a large double bedroom and a single bedroom with a cot
    • Family bathroom with separate walk-in shower

    Parent Points:

    • The stairs although gated top and bottom are open tread so small children will need to be supervised at all times
    • In the gite there is a step down from sitting room to rear door, and one up to the bath but it is not possible to gate either

    Outdoors

    Outside this gite is a lovely fenced private garden with abundant flowerbeds, plenty of shady play space and a decked patio for al fresco dining on the long balmy evenings.  Pretty paths lead you to the shared gardens and play areas.

    In the shared gardens you will find the new swimming pool, swings and slides, play house, boules courts, table football, table tennis, and open areas of grass for various ball games. 

    L'Ancienne Ferme has both adult bikes, with helmets and baby seat or baby trailer, and children's bikes (with helmets) available, for those wanting to take one of the many routes direct from the property and take a quick trip to the local village to get those fresh croissants for breakfast.

    There is a kitchen garden and the owners are happy to share the fruits and vegetables of their labours with their guests. You can't get much fresher than that!

    It is magical spot, you half expect to come across Peter Rabbit munching on some lettuce leaves!

    Parent Points:

    • The pretty enclosed garden has two steps up onto the decking area, care will be needed

    Set in beautiful countryside, surrounded by farm and woodland, there are plenty of lovely walks direct from the property. A 15-20 minute walk (1km) will take you to the local village, where there is a local shop that stocks baker's bread and croissants; the journey there is along quiet country lanes, although there are no pavements, just grass verges. 

    A stunning, gentle sandy beach is just 35 minutes drive away; it's very child friendly and many of the coves have small cafes serving fresh moules - a perfect end to a day in the sun and sea. There are plenty more beaches within easy reach up and down the coast and for a great day out you can drive to Royan and La Rochelle for some busier seaside activities and great shopping.

    For a step back in history the Chateau des Enigmas near Pons is a great fun day out. This is primarily an outdoor treasure hunt, with a theme that changes each year. An English version is available and English speaking staff are on hand should the need arise.

    For an energetic wet and wild day out with a tropical theme, take your costumes and towels to Antilles de Jonzac; a huge water park with lagoons, slides, waves, and for those of you with a few moments to spare take advantage of the spa facilities for a bit of well deserved pampering.

    The property owner can organise complimentary tasting tours of the award winning Cognac distillery in the local village.

    If you fancy a bit more of hustle and bustle, the famous town of Cognac is just 45 minutes away. Here you will find plenty of restaurants, shops and of course all of the world famous Cognac houses, many of which are open to the public and offer guided tours around their caves and distilleries. 


    Before booking, please read our Terms and Conditions.

    Price Includes:

    • All Essential Kit items
    • Towels and Linen

    Additional Charges:

    • Walk out cleaning service is included in the cost, if the house is left in a reasonable condition. Otherwise, there is an additional 40€ charge. Cleaning during your stay is available at 10€ per hour.

    Swimming Pool:

    As the swimming pool is not heated, it will be open for use in the summer season and possibly early autumn, realistically from May to early October. The temperature of the water is dependent on the prevailing weather conditions. 

    Check-In & Check-Out Times:

    Check-in is after 4pm

    Check-out is before 10am

    Security Deposit:

    The security deposit for this property is £150 and is payable directly to your host. Details of how to pay this will be available when you pay your balance.


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