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

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

LES GRANGES - LES ECURIES

3 Bedroom cottage with open plan kitchen living area.

1 Double bedroom with queen size bed, a twin bedroom and 2 bunk beds in an alcove on the landing.

Kitchen equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, oven, micro-wave and family size fridge.

The cottage is within 30 metres of a shared heated pool 12m x 8m, a restaurant and bar.


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.

More Details

Owner
Richard and Eva EDDS
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
75%
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We needed a break away from the office, London with a chance of better weather. We found DLG by chance on the net and do not regret our choice. Great hosts, Richard & Eva who gave us all the information on local restaurants, walks and places to visit. Being within walking distance of the town is a mega plus, so no car needed and the Domaine is really in the country, quiet, comfortable and clean! We will certainly recommend to other stressed friends.

Thanks
May 2017
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Notes

We request a 200 euros deposit on arrival to cover eventual damages. Local tourist tax of 40 centimes per night per adult is payable in addition. other facilities and activities are included in the price, except bicycle hire.

The rates above apply to cottages for 6 people, for larger or smaller cottages please contact us or see our website: www.lesgranges.com

We accept Cheques Vacances ANCV


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for LES GRANGES - LES ECURIES in Saint-Jean-d'Angély in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Depending on cottages, 1 or 2 bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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(4 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.25 based on 6 reviews
5

Great place for a Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and tidy. A perfect setting for a Family Holiday, secure and quiet setting yet close to the town with everything that you could possibly want/need. Owners are on site and very helpful suggesting places to go. Would think it's also ideal for out of season breaks to explore this lovely French countryside.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well kept and clean with a charming atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

Arrived at Les Granges to a warm welcome from the Hosts, Richard helped me with my luggage and Eva showed me around the house. I was travelling with my nieces, who were only interested in the facilities available on site, Eva was happy to show them the pools, games rooms etc, they of course were interested in the Wi-Fi, which they soon set up and were very happy with the speed etc. The house was well equipped with lots of towels and bedding. Good seating area and with outside table and chairs. We all enjoyed our time, shops not far and lots walks etc. I had a very relaxing break, my nieces were happy and entertained in a safe friendly environment and I fully intend to return to this idyllic spot.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, comfortable and friendly.

  • 5 of 5

Les Granges is a truly superb place to stay. The cottage we had was comfortable and had all that we needed. A real home from home. The facilities available were very good, pool gorgeous. The whole complex was secure and safe for all. Eva and Richard are superb hosts and very helpful with all local history. We highly recommend Les Granges to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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be careful

  • 2 of 5

We stayed in Domaine les Granges for 2 weeks in July 2015- 2 adults and 3 kids (8, 6 and 5}. Overall we enjoyed the stay but feel that our experience at the end needs to be recorded so that other potential visitors are aware of some potential pitfalls.

The accommodation is fine albeit very sparsely furnished e.g. We had to ask for basic bbq tools, there were minimal amounts of crockery, cutlery and glassware - we bought some of our own (chopping boards, sharp knives etc).

Our main issue arose after we left when received a brief email from the owners accusing us of leaving the house in poor condition including a stain on the couch which they said was bike grease. We had never let our bikes near the house much less near the sofa. They also said that we had stained "all the mattresses", a claim which the owners withdrew after we had pointed out that we had brought and put on our own mattress protectors in addition to the ones they had on the beds as a matter of total precaution.

There were other vague claims (microwave and fridge needed cleaning) which they withdrew when challenged but still kept our deposit.

Their argument essentially was that in the fine print of the contract (which you are asked to sign on arrival when you are probably totally frazzled after a long car journey in the heat) gives them total discretion in terms of what to do with your deposit. They also said that when visited over the course of our stay that they noticed the floor was sandy but this was never mentioned to us when they had a chance to do so

It's not that we had a bad relaionship with the owners. In fact over the course of our stay we would have spoken to them regularly e.g. when we saw a mouse in the cottage (it's a rural area so they advised it happens a bit). We didn't make an issue of it but we got some traps from the owners.

We also had an incident where my bike and my wife's bike were damaged when 4 teenagers who had been drinking in the adjoining car park broke in and damaged the pool and our bikes.

They threw our kids bike onto the road and it was then stolen. We paid for the repair to our own bikes ourselves and split the cost with the owners of the bike that was stolen and replaced it ourselves on our own time.

All the time we were entirely reasonable in our dealings with them.

Before we left to travel back, we interacted with the cleaning staff who made no complaint at all. We have never experienced any issue previously in any other location

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our first complaint in 4 years. More than 6000 people have stayed with us since we arrived at DLG and all the comments have been so great - there has to be a first. I could write pages about the 3 children, the state of the house, but I see nothing to be gained. In 4 years we have with-held deposits 4 times and always after careful consideration and discussion with our staff. We take photos of the problems which we send to the guest. Our T&C's state that clients must leave their cottages as they find them - clean, spotlessly clean. We allow 3 hours per cottage to clean and make the beds - if the staff take 6 hours and we have to replace a sofa cover, re-paint walls, we must cover our expenses and make the point. As all our regular guests will know, we are quite humane!
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Location

Nearest Airport
56 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
375 Kilometres
St Malo - Caen
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
St Jean d'Angely
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A10 junction 34
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...

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