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FR5947 - Cognac (Sleeps 4)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Cognac (Sleeps 4)

Delightful Cognac has french doors that open up into open plan lounge, dining & kitchen area. The lounge furniture is of a high quality & very comfy. From the fully fitted kitchen you'll find the bathroom complete with a multijet massage shower.

The double bedroom has a lovely kingsize bed with Memory foam mattress. This is entered from the lounge & a further bedroom with 2 singles is off the kitchen.

Exposed stone & gnarled oak beams add to the charm of our Cognac gite.

A private terrace with sun loungers gives open views over countryside & our apple orchard. A high chair, cot & toys are to be found in the gite.

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About the property


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.

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darren womack
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, We will try & speak your language..
Calendar last updated:
31 January, 2017

About darren womack

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

darren womack purchased this cottage in 2004

Why darren womack chose Charente-Maritime

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

What makes this cottage unique

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!

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5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Cognac Gite

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with our stay in the Cognac gite, the owners have really thought of everything to make it as comfortable as possible and really convenient and family friendly. The shared facilities outside are also fantastic. We liked it so much we have already booked to stay twice more.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Holiday Gite with the WOW FACTOR

  • 5 of 5

The delightful owners, Darren and Sara Womack have created a family holiday paradise with their gorgeous gites. Three of us (all adults) stayed in Cognac for one week whilst searching for a property to purchase in Charente Maritme. We could not have chosen a more perfect location and accommodation. Darren and Sara and their two daughters, Maya and Daisy made us so welcome, the two girls bringing us fresh eggs to eat one afternoon. They were delicious girls so thank you very much indeed. Cognac Gite was absolutely beautiful and provided us with everything we needed. It was wonderful to return to Cognac Gite each evening after long hours travelling around viewing properties. What Darren and Sara have created is amazing. It must be a paradise for families as there is a large swimming pool, a trampoline, chickens, a goose and lots of other amusements to delight children. The gites have everything you could need and they are beautiful with superbly comfortable beds. Ours had a memory foam mattress -WOW! We all slept like logs it was so comfortable and quiet. What a truly delightful family they are and their gites are amazing - the best we have ever stayed in. We would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Accommodation and facilities for Cognac (Sleeps 4)in Nantillé in Poitou-Charentes

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • A nice sized bathroom with toilet, large shower & hand basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • The main bedroom has a king size bed with quality memory foam mattress. The 2nd bedroom has 2 pine singles. The cot will normally be in the main bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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
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 azur 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 splash pool also has a solar pod that pushes up the temperature of pool, which makes it great fun for the little ones. Kids will never be bored with what we have to offer.Take your pick from the 2 trampolines, swings, slides, climbing frame, mountain bikes,30mtr zip wire,huge play boat, football....... the list goes on. Please go to our personal website for a full listing.

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