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Cottages Set In An Idyllic Countryside Of Sunflowers And Vines



Updated: 09-Oct-2016
Gites near Gemozac, Charente Maritime, Poitou-Charentes - Rural Location Within Easy Reach Of The Beach

Sunflower Gites offer a range of accommodation in 6 cottages with 2 heated pools and a large children's play area. Harlequin sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms; Zebulon, Ikarus and Pastiche sleep 4 people in 2 bedrooms while Soraya and Soleil d'Or sleep 5 people in 2 bedrooms. They are traditional French cottages, set in the heart of the Charente-Maritime region of France. Run by a family from North Yorkshire you will be sure to have a warm and friendly welcome. Pastiche and Soleil d'Or are traditionally stone built Charentaise cottages. Harlequin, Zebulon, Ikarus and Soraya are an 18th century barn that has been converted offering a quite rural retreat, with a large heated pool for the swimmers and splash pool for the toddlers, There is a children's play area and a large area for ball games such as footy, rounder's, cricket etc. and set in rolling countryside covered in sunflowers, vines and maize. Listed in the Guardian Newspaper as one of the top 20 self-catering destinations in Europe for 2015 it offers something for everyone, from cots & highchairs to Pizza night & scuba diving or relaxing by the pool. More cottages, pictures, information & special offers can be seen on our website. www.sunflowergites.co.uk

Details for holiday barn Soraya (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

This 2 bedroom cottage is a recent 18th century barn conversion, still with original exposed beams, Surrounded with views of sunflowers and vines set in the countryside. It has its own patio, shared heated pool and large open area in which to play in. The heated swimming pool is 9m x 14m with a 4m round paddling pool to one end all surrounded with a safety fence. Situated down a quiet country lane just 1km out of the centre of the village of Gemozac, with the beaches at Royan just a 20 minute drive away, and the town of Cognac 40 minutes and the historic town of Saintes is 30 minutes away.

Soraya sleeps up to 5 people comfortably in 2 bedrooms. 1 double, 1 x 3 bedded room. Cot, highchair and buggy can be provided upon request. With large open plan kitchen/dining/living area, the fully equipped kitchen has electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, with washing machine in a separate laundry room. Living area has, TV, DVD player and CD player.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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  • 5 of 5

Excellent modern light and airy gites.

Enormous pool.

Peace and quiet whilst still plenty to entertain our 8 year old.

The pizza evening was the icing on the cake.

Trevor and Gail are friendly and very hospitable hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bordeaux or La Rochelle at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Gemozac at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A10 at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Gemozac at 1 Kilometres Car: necessary


The beaches at Royan are a 20 minute drive away and stretch for over 40 km, taking in the zoo at La Palmyre and several golf courses. If a day on the surf is what you are looking for, then a short ferry crossing is all it takes from Royan across the estuary of the Gironde. The town of Cognac is 30 minutes away where you can visit many of the world famous cognac distilleries and taste their wares. Saintes is 20 mins away and is steeped in Roman history with it's ampitheatre.


Situated just 10 minutes from the A10 motorway, junction 36 the nearest airports are Bordeaux and La Rochelle both within an hour by car. The ferry ports of La Havre, Cean and Cherbourg are all about 5/6 hours away, Calais is 7 hours and St. Malo is 4/5 hours.


In the village there is a municipal pool and tennis courts, during the summer there are several horse races. There are also 3 supermarkets, several restaurants/take-aways & bars along with bakeries & butchers. The beaches at Royan are just a 20 minute drive away & stretch for over 40 km. With the zoo at La Palmyre being 1 of many local attractions, along with the pineau! (wine and cognac blended). The town of Cognac is just 40 mins away where you can visit many of the famous Cognac distilleries.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
25 Mar 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
There is a 25% deposit to be paid on booking (none refundable) and the remainder is to be paid in full 8 weeks prior to arrival date. Bed linen and towels are included in the price, but please supply your own beach towels for the beach and pool.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is Saturday. Arrival time no earlier than 4.00pm. Departure time is 10.00am,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 09-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • barn


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • Cot available on request


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: During your stay at Sunflowergites, come and enjoy our traditionally cooked Pizza's at our weekly Pizza evenings, a great way to meet your hosts Trevor & Gail and all the other guests. Also take the opportunity to try Scuba diving in the pool with our professional instructors. wifi Internet available. For families with babies and young children we offer a large range of Baby equipment. Outside: Outside there is a large heated swimming pool, 9m x 14m, with a separate 4m paddling pool,open from the beginning of May and heated from the end of May to the end of September. On the patio you will find a barbecue and patio furniture, there is also ample car parking, childrens play area, table tennis table and a large area for ball games such as footy, cricket and rounders etc, we also offer bikes of different sizes for your convenience. The village of Gemozac is situated approximately 8km off the A10 at junction 36 and is also approximately 100km from both Bordeaux and La Rochelle airports.

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