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Elegant gite (98 sqm) in an typical Charentaise with salted pool, Sw Fr. 4 Star

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,054 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

House near Gemozac with pool, Poitou Charente / Charente Maritime, France - Quiet location, 6km from J36 off the A10 motorway, 30km from Atlantic beaches

The house is a typical XIXth Century “Charentaise” built around 1890.

This elegant cottage (classified **** in 2012 and 2017 by Charente-MaritimeTourisme) is suitable for a couple or a family with one or two children. It is very spacious (98 square meters)

LA CHADE is a charming rural location in the vineyards, peaceful and quiet yet near to all airports, major towns for shopping and very near the seaside..

LA CHADE, according to our visitors, is the most perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy the sunshine by the pool.

Set in fields of sunflowers and beautiful blue skies, the nights are warm to sit out and just listen to nature whilst enjoying a BBQ and glass of wine. De-stress here...

Set at the head of a beautiful garden of 2800 square meters our spacious villa is independent from the main house with its own path and a private terrace fully furnished with table and chairs and barbecue. Available for letting from the beginning of January until the end of November. Comfortably furnished and fully equipped, the sleeping accommodation is a very large family room, formerly the hay-loft, with curtains and screens dividing the sleeping areas in 2 bedrooms in order to preserve the massive volume of the room.

The house is non smoking

More Details

Property Manager
Daniele LUDWIG
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Daniele LUDWIG

We have been the owner since mid-2011. Before, the property has belonged to an English couple since 1992 who has been developing it ever since.

Our strong bond with England has existed for over 50 years and our English family is regular guests to the main house or the gite.

We have moved to this area after 8 years living in Béarn near Pau.

Daniele LUDWIG purchased this house in 2011

Why Daniele LUDWIG chose Villars-en-Pons

We were looking for a holiday home for our Anglo-French family and friends.

It had to be not far from airport (La Rochelle / Bordeaux), near a train station (Saintes or Pons) with a TGV connection (Angoulême) and near the motorway (N10) from Paris.

We wanted to be near the sea, and south of the Loire, where there is a marked climate change. We like this area which is rich in cultural activities such music festivals. The climate here is the second sunniest area of France. We do get rain and strong storms from the sea, but they clear quickly and the heat builds up again. Winters are very soft.

What makes this house unique

We are at the heart of a lovely and peaceful hamlet surrounding by a nice environment (vineyards and fiels of sun flowers). This house was the main house of this small community, and its “charentaise“ architecture reflects its importance. The previous English owners have developed the field into an wonderful garden and the pool adds to the pleasures. There is often no sound save that of the birds!

Although we are in the heart of the country-side: 5 minutes' drive of Gemozac and Pons, 20 minutes’ drive from Saintes. Saintes is an important cultural centre, with a renowned Festival of Music in early July, and a program of colourful and interesting events throughout the summer. For those who want to taste the wonderful spirit, Cognac is accessible with 30 minutes drive. There are many leisure activities in the area. Your children will be very pleased with so many leasures

Guestbook comments from the manager

With thanks to Danile for a warm welcome, the comfortale quiet, cosy gite, relaxing pool area and lovely warm French sunshine. We have had a wonderful holiday and don't want to go home!

Highly recommend the local supermarcket at Gemozac for lots of tasty treats!

We have enjoyed visits to Saintes, Cognac (distillery), La Rochelle, Talmont, the Atlantic coast...

You have a little piece of heaven here Danile, thank you for sharing it with us! We go home happy and relaxed
Sep 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Villars-en-Pons in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1054 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We have written a HANDBOOK to make your stay with us enjoyable, in which you will find pratical informations and tourism recommandation
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , shelves, table with changing mat for babies; hair dryer
  • A new large shower has been installed in 2015
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Large king size bed for a couple (160 X 190) with two mattresses: one being a memory mattress. Two single beds (120x190 and 90 x 190) A cot is available for babies
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The gite is fully equipped for permanent living. Constant hot water is delivered to kitchen and bathroom and the rental price includes all energy costs during the summer months. Central heating can be made available at extra cost. The house is renovated every year Outside: The gite has its own extensive terrace and garden, with ample dining furniture, a gazebo and 2 benches. A portable BBQ is available. Children's swing (under 5), see-saw and various games are also available, as well as nautic games for use in the swimming pool. Private drive to the gite and ample parking available for guests' car on the car park situated in the garden. Guests have access to the salted pool (10m x 5m), fenced and lockable. The pool opens on 1st of May and closes on 15th October. The safety instructions of the swimming pool are signed by the guests issued with the rental contract.


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Elegant gite (98 sqm) in an typical Charentaise with salted pool, Sw Fr. 4 Star
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Lovely gite in a peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

A nicely situated gite surrounded by vineyards and unspoilt countryside, perfect for a peaceful holiday.

The gite is very clean with everything you could possibly need, ideal for a couple or a small family to explore everything the Charente Maritime has to offer.

Royan and La Rochelle are nice places to visit and aren't far from the gite.

Danièle is a warm and welcoming host, always attentive but never intrusive and she advised us of some nice restaurants and places to visit.

We are already planning our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Memorable stay at La Chade

  • 5 of 5

It was our first visit to this region of France. The scenery was so beautiful with the vineyards and cornfields; it was indeed cut off from the rest of the world! After a long journey, Danielle, the owner greeted us warmly. Due to the time of our late arrival at the gite and it being on a Saturday, she was very kind to offer us some food and also showed us around to buy something to eat. She also provided a travel cot for our four month old baby so we did not have to worry about transporting our own.

The gite is fully equipped in terms of utensils where you can prepare any meal and even a barbecue. We have really enjoyed the alfresco area along with the swing and the beautiful garden with different types of trees: apple, pear, fig and all kinds of flowers and shrubs. For us who live in a flat, it was paradise!!

The gite is a Charentaise house and so very rustic with stones and wood works everywhere. It was like a dream because we love this type of interior design. For late September, we also managed to enjoy the amazing pool.

Its proximity to Cognac meant that we could do wine and Cognac tastings and we made new friends. There are also other cities like La Rochelle to visit the Fort Boyard. But for us it was more of a’ relaxation’ vacation and we made the most of the gite.

A week that went by too quickly and it was already time to leave.

We are going again in July next year.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A relaxing and peaceful week in France!

  • 5 of 5

Daniele made us most welcome in her beautiful gite and our family enjoyed a great week en France! The gite had everything we needed and was very clean. We went on some great day trips with our children when the weather was a bit overcast, and on the sunny days we relaxed by the pool. Great supermarkets nearby also.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming Spacious Gite

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic week at this charming gite. Daniele was the perfect host greeting us when we arrived after a long journey. The gite itself is very well equipped and has lots of information on where to visit in the surrounding area. We especially liked La Rochelle, Saintes and Pons. Our Grandson who is five fell in love with the swimming pool and so we made sure that we swam every day. It was wonderful having the pool all to ourselves to cool off in. We also enjoyed the alfresco eating area and also the lovely big garden. All in all we can thoroughly recommend this delightful holiday home and would love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, peaceful yet easy access to towns & restaurants. Gite was well equipped, but our charming hostess Danièle was at hand for anything we needed. Communication was excellent as was the whole booking process and follow up.

Look forward to a return visit one day.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning spacious property in beautiful grounds

  • 5 of 5

Photos really do not do this place justice. It is beautiful and HUGE! We had a lovely stay here. The location is quiet in a little village / hamlet but was only 10/15mins drive from supermarkets. The description is mostly accurate, however it should be mentioned that though there is wifi, you can only pick this up in the main bedroom upstairs near the adjoining wall. This was disappointing as we had to use our mobile data anywhere else in the house including the lounge for the children on ipad which obviously cost us extra. It was very clean and well equipped, we lacked nothing. Except the dvd player did not play sound so we had to buy a cable to use our in-car dvd player, as all TV channels in French. We would say, although we would without hesitation stay here again with OLDER children, it is perhaps not as suitable for our 1 year old and we wouldn't bring her back until about 4 years old. There is no stairgate at the bottom of the stairs which she kept climbing. And internal steps in and out of bedrooms which she also kept falling down. This is most suitable for school age children I would personally say. So we may be back in 3 years' time! The windows are very low upstairs and do not lock, but they are relatively stiff to open so I felt I could trust that my 4 year old couldn't open them, though she did try as right at her level! I feel it's also worth mentioning if you plan to cook for the 4 people it sleeps, the large double gas oven we were told on arrival does not work so we had to use a countertop toaster-oven which is small. However there is a BBQ so if you cook some that way and some in the toaster-oven or on hob you will be fine. Daniele the owner who lives on site was most helpful in telling us where we could visit locally. There was also a great binder of local attraction leaflets and a book with hints from previous guests on where to visit. We loved Royan beach, Palmyre zoo and planet exotica, all well within an hour drive. Most of the rest of our time was spent around the gorgeous pool, which our children absolutely loved! They also loved the gardens towards the bottom of the property where there is a swing set and plenty of room to run around! We would, and have, recommended this property to many family and friends with older families or no children. It was also very reasonably priced. Overall a great time had and we will be back at some point!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
450 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

You will enjoy discovering the wine region - Charentais wines, Cognac and Pineau des Charente (free testing) - as well as a very tasty cuisine, especially seafood, oysters and fish.


The beaches of St.Georges-de-Didonne, Meschers, and Royan are 30 minutes drive in normal traffic conditions.

All are suitable for families with young children with good facilities. North of Royan the Cote Sauvage and the Grande Cote offer fewer facilities but more exciting Atlantic waves.


The nearest channel port is St. Malo with Brittany Ferries (4 hours, dual carriageway or motorway all the way). Ryanair flies Stansted-La Rochelle (1 hour drive). BmiBaby flies Manchester-Bordeaux (also 1 hour drive). FlyBe flies from Manchester and Southampton to La Rochelle. Easyjet flies from Luton to Bordeaux

A car is essential as there is virtually no public transport in this area.


To Villars: 1km. To Gémozac: 5km. To Pons: 7 km (entrance of the motoway A10). To Saintes: 20km. To Cognac: 30km. To Royan and the beaches: 30km. To St. Emilion: 100km. To Bordeaux: 100 km

Further Details:

This is an area rich in history, on the mediaeval pilgrim route from Northern Europe to Compostello. Romanesque churches abound. There is good music, especially in Saintes and the villages, ranging over all genres. The area is geared to providing interesting tourist attractions with lots of local events, art exhibitions, and sporting events.

Gemozac and Pons have their own race courses, Cognac its Jazz Festival, Saintes its Festival of Music in July, and the Festival de la Paix, where folk-groups from all over the world assemble to make music together.

A riding school very well equipped for children and adults is 7 km drive from the house. Tennis court is available in Gemozac (4 km). Fishing is available locally. This area is renowned for its sunny climate.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Villars-en-Pons, Charente-Maritime

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
20 May 2018 - 1 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Summer season 2018
2 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
End of summer 2018
26 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Automn season 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £262.18

Booking Notes:
Booking form (in English), terms and conditions and swimming pool safety instructions to be completed and a non-returnable deposit of 30% is required on confirmation. Balance due at least 6 weeks before arrival. A 300 € breakage deposit (returnable) is required in cash at the beginning of the stay which will be refunded 7 days after leaving, if the house is left undamaged and clean. Payment is accepted preferably in Euros.

Changeover day flexible (except in July and August)

arrival from 4pm. ; check out at 10 am

Notes on prices:
Heating fees (8 €/day) according to the season (October, November, December, March April)
Cleaning is optional: 50 €

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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