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4 Beautiful Family Friendly Gites with 2 Heated salt water Swimming Pools - Beau Geste (Sleeps 6)



Updated: 27-Sep-2016
Gites in Nantille, St Jean d'Angely, Charente Maritime - A Safe Friendly Location With Children/Babies In Mind

We have 4 beautiful, very different gites in close distance to shops,the beach, golf & much more. All of our gites in fact every room has exposed charantaise stone & oak beams. The 2 pools will keep everyone happy especially with the pool house that is full of inflatables & swimming aides. In early 2016 we added a large slide dropping into the main pool for even more fun for the children! Next to the pool we have also now created a snug with wicker furniture & a bar so you can relax with a glass of wine or your favourite beer. We also have a 6 seater hot tub (for use for adults) in the same walled garden as the pools. In the main, secure garden we have added a huge play boat (Pirates of the Caribbean themed) that has a 30mtr zip wire coming off it going across the garden (great for ages 6 & upwards), 2 trampolines, a football pitch, volley ball & lots more. We also have Truffle our piggy, chickens & a goose. All of the gites have fully fitted kitchens, flat screen tv's with UK/ French channels & DVD players. We have a bike shed with upto date mountain bikes along with a tag along, rear child seats, a trailer & cycle helmets. Every Tuesday we have 2 PADI instructors who give scuba diving lessons in the main pool for children & adults alike.

Stay with us & find out why over 75% of our guests come back again. If you are after a small, well designed gite complex that will keep you & your children entertained then why not stay with us.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Beau Geste (Sleeps 6), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms

Large double french doors open up into the airy lounge.With 22ft ceilings, oak beams & a double archway leading into the rest of the gite. The lounge also has a large wood burning stove & very comfortable furniture.

Mahagony furniture adds class to the dining room which then leads into the fully fitted spacious kitchen. From the kitchen further french doors open up onto the rear private shady terrace, complete with dining for 6. Also downstairs is a games room with a snooker/pool table & just off is a toilet/ shower room. All of our gites have stairgates, high chairs, cots & other items to make your family stay a great holiday.

3 bedrooms on the 1st floor along with a bathroom (low ceiling). Back out through the double French doors & Beau Geste also has a table & 6 chairs on the sunny front terrace.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We had a dream of moving to France so after getting married in early 2004 we decided to spend a few weeks in the Poitou Charentes area. I guess looking back to then we were pretty naive when it came to taking on a huge rebuild project as it's totally different to doing anything like this in the UK.

3 years later we opened our doors to our first guests & have been loving every year since welcoming guests new & old to our lovely family home & the stunning area that we live in

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Speaks English, French, We will try & speak your language..

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1 holidaymaker review


Relaxing Break

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful gite in a lovely location. Could not have wished for a better place to spend a relaxing week. Very clean and well equipped. We made good use of the pool and hot tub, and the play area was a big hit with our 3 year old Grandson. Lovely bay 40 minutes away with a large soft sand beach and several good restaurants for lunch. Visited La Rochelle and the Aquarium and the weekly market in St. Jean D'Angely. The owners are very friendly and helpful and work hard to make visitors feel welcome. Would definitely recommend for a stress free break.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Situated as we are in the middle of the Charente Maritime we are close to all the main attractions that the area has to offer. With 1000 more hours of sunshine per annum than London it has the making of a great location for your hols. We are 45 mins to the fine beaches around La Rochelle, Royan & the beautiful islands Ile de Re & Ile d'Oleron. We love the quiet roads as we are keen cyclists. The area has mainly small undulating hills with large open spaces just perfect for a sunday spent biking around the local villages. In the winter we go off to the Pyrenee's for family skiing.Its only 5 hours away from our front door & again another reason for choosing this side of France

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Rochelle at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : St Meme at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen, Dieppe & Le Harve at 350 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Cognac at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Saintes at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : St Jean d'Angely at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : St Hilaire de VilleFranch at 6 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Various family lovely beaches at 40 Kilometres Car: recommended


The gorgeous Charente Maritime offers some of the best beaches on the Atlantic coast. Royan has superb family friendly fine sandy beaches, La Rochelle & Rochefort offer 3 idyllic islands that are haunts of famous celebrities. The cote sauvage offers crashing waves for the surfers. The area south of Royan around the Gironde estuary offers stunning views & beautiful historic sites,take your pick.


Great access routes coming into the area has opened up this once sleepy area. Calais is just over 7hrs drive whilst Caen, Dieppe etc is around a 5hr drive. Airports at La Rochelle, Poitiers, Bordeaux & Angolueme fly in from all over the UK. From the airports you can hire a car & be at our gites in just over 1hr.


2 mins to our nearest village with a bar/restaurant, small store, garage and post office. The whole area is littered with historical sites and day's out for the whole family.The market town of saint jean d'angely is 15mins away,Saintes 20mins & Cognac 25mins.

Further Details:

A local bar/ resturant is in our next village 2 mins away along with a post office & small shop. A great little boulanger (bread shop) is a 6 minute drive. A superb selection of resturants & supermarkets are found in our local market town of St jean d'angely. Every 27th of the month we have a huge typical french market that swallows up the close by town of Roulliac.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
late Autumn
8 Oct 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
31 Dec 2016 - 24 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
25 Mar 2017 - 19 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
early summer
20 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
mid summer
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
off peak summer
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
peak summer
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
price shock
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early Autumn
23 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
late Autumn
7 Oct 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is to be paid at the time of booking whilst the remainder is to be paid no less than 6 weeks prior to arrival. Our own personel website has our booking form and further details.

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday in season whilst we are flexible outside these times.Your gite will be ready from 4pm local time and then departure no later than 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property(s) per week in UK Pounds.
We offer special discounts throughout the year and also offer great value long term winter lets. Please contact us for detailed information on these offers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 27-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

4 idyllic gites set in the countryside yet close to main towns. You'll relax in an instant once you unpack your bags & let the children out of the gite door into the large play area! Great shopping, restaurants and family fun are close by whilst the pool, hot tub and grounds will keep the whole family entertained when you stay with us. For example who else has a huge play area brand new free to use mountain bikes, a heated salt water kiddies pool as well as the main salt water pool & a room full of baby equipment (pushchairs, buggies & booster seats). Our gites are always having new features added so keep an eye on our personal website. For 2015 we have added a 'Pirates of the Caribbean themed 30mtr zip wire' to the gardens for the whole famly to enjoy. We have also added a beautiful snug area by the pool, somewhere to relax,read a book or take an ice cold drink from the mini bar. For the start of the 2016 season we've added a water slide into the main pool for even more fun for the kids & scuba diving lessons every Tuesday morning!

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool


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

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 100 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Beau Geste benefits from a downstairs toilet/shower & an upstairs bathroom/ toilet.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 2 double bedrooms & a twin with a cot in the main bedroom.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: We provide cots & high chairs free of charge, whilst all of our gites have stair gates . All gites benefit from full central heating whilst La Pommeraie, Mulsanne & Beau Geste have large wood burners that will keep you snug in those cooler winter months. All of our bedrooms have room fans whilst some rooms have fixed ceiling fans. Outside: With 6000m2 of gardens & play area there will always be something new to explore. The 50 m2 azure blue heated pool is surrounded by olive trees, lavender & citrus blossom. We also have a great little heated kiddies splash pool. The main pool benefits from a 32m2 solar panel that keeps the water between 24 & 30°c during the summer months whilst making it usable out of season. The 2nd pool is for the sole use of young children & parents with babies & is heated for 8 months of the year to 30c. Kids will never be bored with what we have to offer. Take your pick from the 2 trampolines, swings, slides, mountain bikes, 30mtr zip wire, huge play boat, football....... the list goes on. Please go to our personal website for more details

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