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Gate Cottage Nestling Amid Fields and Vineyards

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Cottage in Semoussac, Nr Jonzac, Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes, France - Use of Pool

Gate cottage is a lovely little cottage which sleeps 2 comfortably set in a peaceful hamlet nestled amid fields of sunflowers and vineyards. The cottage has use of our private garden and pool. Here you will find yourselves in a most beautiful part of Charente Maritime which has the second warmest climate in France. The Region is renowned for its oysters, cognac and the famous Pineau des Charentes aperitif which is produced locally. A gloriously tranquil, unspoilt setting perfect for French country living and a relaxed holiday.

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Jackie & Steve Johnson
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 February, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for making us so welcome an absolutely wonderful week relaxing in the quiet, we had everything we could wish forlovely weather scenery and friendship especially from your 3 hairy monsters.

Luck and fate have brought us here. A wonderful place just what we needed.Thanks Jackie for your help and to the 3 hairy rascals for their assistance with our evening boule competions. One week just flew by -wish we had longer.

We would like to say a big thank you to Jackie,Steve and the furry gang for welcoming us into their beautiful home. We've had a wonderful relaxing week in the perfect surroundings,just what we needed to escape and unwind. Jackie has been the perfect hostess and all the advice and suggested places to visit has been much appreciated .It's been lovely getting to know all of you and a special thanks to the furry gang for posing in our mission for the perfect photo.
Feb 2008
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(2 traveller reviews)


A fabulous holiday - thank you!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this beautiful part of France. There were plenty of interesting places to visit; La Rochelle, Ile de Re, St Emillion and Bordeaux to mention a few. The nearest beach was only a short drive away.

The cottage was very well equipped with everything we needed.The garden was gorgeous and the pool was very welcome to cool off in the 34 degree heat. Jackie and Steve were the perfect hosts,not only providing information about the area but also inviting us to taste the local wine - Teddy and Jasmine were very entertaining too!

We have returned home fully relaxed and would definitely recommend to others needing a week or two of R&R.

We hope to return for two weeks next year!

Sarah and Andy

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous time and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

The gite is really well appointed with everything you could wish for. The gardens and pool are great to relax, and Steve and Jackie could not be better hosts.

If you want a relaxing holiday for two in a quiet rural location but with easy access to the sea, vineyards and the major cities/towns of Bordeaux, Rochefort and Royan, then this is the place for you. We hope to be back

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by email or phone. A 20% deposit is required to secure the booking. Final amount due 6 weeks prior to the commencement of the booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. This can be flexible in the non peak season. Bookings commence at 4pm on the day of arrival and terminate at 10am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Semoussac in Poitou-Charentes

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom which is situated upstairs has a bath with shower over the bath.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Open tread stairs lead up to the bedroom with a large double bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: l. The property is non smoking. Outside: Our large garden is completely fenced in and is safe and secure. The cottage has use of our large private garden with views overlooking the Gironde Esturary. There is a large salt water pool which has a shallow and a deep end. It is fitted with a safety alarm which complies with French safety standards. A separate patio area offers space for evenings relaxing outdoors with BBQ and garden furniture provided. We now have 2 Golden Retrievers,but I couldn't bring myself to take the old gang picture off the site! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are provided during your stay, excluding beach towels.

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