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Gites with 2 outdoor pools, restaurant,squash, gym... - LES ECURIES - LES GRANGES



Updated: 16-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided



Farmyard Cottage overlooking the second swimming pool, converted in 2000 in a XVII open stone barn, this cottage combines the charm of old beams and stone walls with the advantages of modern building and design techniques.

The cottage measures approximately 7.2m x 4.6m, has an open plan layout throughout and a private terrace of 20m2 with BBQ.

Upstairs: En-suite double bedroom, beds 1.60m a second shower room with WC, a twin bedroom and a third bedroom with 2 bunk beds.

About the property

Domaine Les Granges

Domaine Les Granges, arguably the premier gite and leisure destination in France, situated in gentle Cognac country in the heart of the Charente Maritime, overlooking the medieval town of St Jean d’Angély across the banks of the River Boutonne.

On-site facilities include a fitness centre, swimming pools, paddling pool area for children, 2 squash courts and mini tennis court, games room and a children’s play area nearby.

Those seeking a more relaxing holiday can take advantage of our other facilities, followed by a drink at our bar and on Saturday a dinner at our own on-site restaurant (restaurant open July and August).

The cottages have been refurbished. Fully equipped kitchens including washing machine, dishwasher, micro-wave and full oven. All the facilities on site are included in the rental price, except bicycle hire. Domaine Les Granges is ideally situated, within easy walking distance of a lake for fishing, pedaloes, the river and the town of St Jean D'Angely. A traditional french market every Wednesday and Saturday and many bars and restaurants. We recommend a visit to a cognac estate and the museum at Cognac.

The countryside is dotted with picturesque villages and along the banks of the river Charente, Port d' Envaux, St Savinien offer boat hire, water skiing and lovely walks and bike rides.

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About the Owner

Richard and Eva EDDS
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, french, spanish, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excellent location, Richard and Eva were very generous with advice and their knowledge of the locality. The bed was especially comfortable.

Corinne M.
Mar 2016
  • 1 of 2

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excellent location, Richard and Eva were very generous with advice and their knowledge of the locality. The bed was especially comfortable.

Corinne M.
Mar 2016
  • 1 of 2

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We request a 200 euros deposit on arrival to cover eventual damages. Other facilities and activities are included in the price, except bicycle hire.
LOW SEASON: WEEKS 1 - 21 and 40-43 Changeover: FLEXIBLE
MID SEASON: WEEKS 22 - 26 and 36-39 Changeover: FLEXIBLE

2 Reviews

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(2 traveller reviews)


Lovely domain

  • 5 of 5

Warm welcome, pretty grounds, clean and well equipped house. Swimming pools and gym well maintained and clean. Thanks Richard and Eva for another great stay our children really enjoyed themselves.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great holiday - lovely area - excellent hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Domaine Les Granges about 4 times now. Each time we have stayed in the not so busy months and have found the roads quieter, weather softer. All restaurants, shops, markets still in full swing around May, June, and September.

Domaine Les Granges is a really good holiday complex and has great facilities.....so much choice. Plus many other activities nearby.

The cottages are very comfortable (lovely beds!). Richard and Eva are great hosts and keep Les Granges looking good.

Will go again and again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Anonymous! Many thanks for the kind comments about Domaine Les Granges. After more than 3 years that you have visited us, we have a pretty good idea who you are? See you again soon.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Rochelle at 56 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo - Caen at 375 Kilometres Nearest Train : St Jean d'Angely at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A10 junction 34 at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 40 Kilometres Car: recommended

Situated in the heart of rural France, looking down on the poplars which line the fish-filled River Boutonne, yet only a stone’s throw from the medieval town of St Jean d’Angély, with its magnificent abbey.

Within less than an hour’s easy drive are:

The magnificent Atlantic coast

La Rochelle - 'France's Most Handsome Port’

Futuroscope - the most successful leisure park in Europe

Cognac - home of the most famous brandy in the world

Palmyre Zoo - one of the best zoos in the world

Ile d’Oléron and Ile de Ré - with their bygone charm and sandy beaches

Rochefort - with La Corderie, France’s equivalent to Chatham

Venise Verte - a naturalist's paradise with its canal transport system

Saintes, Royan and Angoulême - “ancient City of the Kings”

More than 100 Châteaux

Other Activities: squash, fitness gym, go-karting

Golf: 4 golf courses within a hour:

Golf de Saintonge. 17100 Saintes

Golf Club de Montendre. 17130 Montendre

Golf de la Pree La Rochelle. 17137 Marsily

Golf du Château de la Vallade. 17250 Porchaire

+ Royan, Ile D'oleron...


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Activities Guide
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 68 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Separate bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, en-suite with double bedroom


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, full-size bunk set


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome


  • Bicycles hire. http://www.bikehiredirect.com/ We accept CHEQUES VACANCES - ANCV We operate a no smoking and no pets policy for the safety and comfort of all guests. Access to 2 indoor squash courts.

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