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Five Stunning Gites in a small hamlet in a Beautiful Tranquil Setting



Updated: 26-Nov-2016
Gites / Le Manoir de La Foye, Nr Aulnay, Charente Maritime, France - Surrounded Sunflowers and Vineyards. For more details see our web site, www.giteslafoye.com

The property was formerly a Cognac distillery, which has now been converted into this delightful hamlet of 5 gites, including a heated swimming pool with sun terraces, summer kitchen and barbeque, large gardens, paddocks and an orchard of walnut trees set amongst the attractive countryside.

The gîtes have been carefully restored and upgraded into comfortable homes for your holiday.

Located in Charente Maritime, the second sunniest region of France, the hamlet of La Foye is surrounded by extensive fields of sunflowers and vineyards, with the magnificent Forest of Aulnay just moments away offering wonderful walks and bicycle rides.

With easy access from all directions, especially the A10 autoroute, the region is renowned for its Cognac, oysters, cheeses and friendly people. La Foye is situated in a gloriously tranquil, unspoiled setting, absolutely perfect for French country living and ideal for a relaxed, refreshing holiday.

Details for holiday home Le Gîte du Portail / La Grange (Sleeps 4), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

Le Gîte du Portail has a spacious sitting room with a separate fully equipped kitchen.

A spiral staircase leads up to the landing, off which there is a generous sized double bedroom with ensuite shower room with hand basin and WC, a large twin bedroom and a bathroom with a separate shower and WC.

La Grange has a fully equipped open plan kitchen/living area.

Upstairs there is a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room and WC, a twin bedroom and a separate shower room with WC.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Nick and Chania and between us we have fifty years experience in owning and running self-catering businesses. We now own and run this beautiful hamlet of five gîtes in the Charente Maritime. We know holidays are very important so it is our aim to make sure that everything is perfect so that you have a relaxing and memorable visit to France.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

La Grange July 2009 - Had a fantastic time. Really enjoyed using the summer kitchen each evening. Thank you Nick and Chania for a lovely holiday. Will be back next year. James Valerie and Niall - Ireland.

Le Gite du Portail August 2009 - We have had a lovely time. This is only the second Gîte we have stayed in but we suspect it may have spoiled us for any others. The location is so peaceful and everything so clean and of such a high standard. Nick and Chania both work very hard to make sure everyone enjoys their stay. We hope to be back.

Mel Kevin and Natalie - Surrey.

La Ferme August 2009 - Thank you for a lovely stay. Your gites are fantastic, you've done a great job. A real home from home. Kids really enjoyed the pool! Barbeque was a great way to meet other guests. Would definitely recommend to friends. Stuart Catherine Hannah & Kyran.
Dec 2006
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1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review


Home from Home but peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit and as always the Gite was very clean and very well equipped.we stayed on site most of the time this but there is a lot to do and see around and about for all ages within easy driving.distance. We highly recommend this place to all our friends and and relative's for its friendliness and helpfulness and facility's, the Pool and Games room and the open grounds around the site for football or other outdoor games.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, it's so good to know people enjoy what we have to offer and it's lovely seeing you again!
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From the Owner

After 20 years owning and running self catering holiday business in Devon we got so fed up with the weather we decided to move south. We spent 3 years in our search for the perfect property but it was worth it in the long run.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Rochelle at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Nere at 6 Miles Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 255 Miles Nearest Motorway : A10 at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Nere at 6 Miles Nearest Beach : Fouras at 50 Miles


The glorious sandy Atlantic beaches are just over an hour’s drive away, and the beautiful Île de Ré makes a beautiful day out.


Le Manoir La Foye is within easy reach of the A10 auto route (J33 & 34) giving full access to the Channel ports. St Malo is only just over 4 hours drive. We are just over an hour from the following: La Rochelle airport, Poitiers airport and TGV

Angoulême airport and TGV.


We are only 15 mins from the town of Aulnay and 10 mins drive to the small town of Néré.

Further Details:

Use this link to read about us on Trip Advisor.


This is our Facebook page.


This advert relates to the whole complex and we cant show availability. For up to date availability please contact us on 0033546240011 or nick@giteslafoye.com


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £29

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance being paid six weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday during the season or by arrangement out of season.
Arrival not before 4pm. Departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
150€ discount for two week bookings from 27th June - 4th September 2015

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Having been in this business for so long we have a pretty good idea what people want in order to make their holiday truly memorable. We concentrate on all the little things that when added up add so much to your holiday. We love meeting people and helping them out if and when they need it. If you have any doubts just look at the visitor feedback that we get and then give us a call. We love chatting about the place. Nick and Chania.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


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


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • We have five gites with one to 3 bedrooms sleeping from two to six.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 6 bicycles


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Spend a few moments to view our gîtes, all of which are furnished to a high standard. They are all well decorated and have fully equipped kitchens. including an electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, kettle and toaster. A full set of china, cutlery and glassware along with kitchen implements are all provided. One of the most repeated comments is "You even include a garlic press!" But of course! The bedrooms are comfortable and well furnished, bed linen and bath towels are provided but please bring your own pool towels. Each gîte has a gas barbeque, an outside table, chairs and a parasol for shade. There is also a lovely summer kitchen area with more tables, chairs and a traditional barbeque made from the old bread oven. During the summer months we hold a "Welcome Evening" on Mondays alternating between a BBQ and a Paella. Outside: All the gîtes have their own personal outside seating area with an outside table, chairs and a parasol for shade and their own gas barbeque. There is also a lovely summer kitchen area with more tables, chairs and a traditional BBQ made from the old bread oven. There is a lovely swimming pool with plenty of loungers in a location that gets the sun all day long and situated far enough from the gîtes so as not to cause disruption to those wanting a quiet afternoon nap.

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