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Heated Pool, Children's Play Area with Wooden Fort, Swings, Slide, - Charrue (Sleeps 5, 3 Bedrooms)



Updated: 11-May-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


Charrue (Sleeps 5, 3 Bedrooms)

Entering from the courtyard into a modern fitted kitchen/diner with gas cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer and microwave. Archway to the comfortably furnished lounge with TV (with UK Satellite TV) and video/DVD and a log burner for Christmas and early season guests.

On the ground floor there are two bedrooms, one with a single bed, wardrobe, and bedside table.

The second bedroom has a set of bunk beds, also with a wardrobe and bedside table.

Adjacent to both is a toilet and vanity sink. On the first floor is the master bedroom with a double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Across the landing is the bathroom with bath, large vanity sink and toilet.

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About the property


Logis de la Croix was a 17th century fortified farm that has been carefully renovated to give 4 individual family holiday gites. All of our gites have a private terrace with a gas BBQ, all have clear views over the enclosed pools area and the large playing field with children's area. Located on the edge of a small village the views are over open farm land, with almost no traffic its ideal for walking or cycling with young children. We are only 5 minutes from the market town of Matha. To the South about 25 minutes away is Cognac, and about 35 minutes away is the historic city of Saintes. St Jean D'angely with its famous weekly fish markets is only 20 minutes away. The coast around the Charente Maritime has dozens of sandy beaches and coves.

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About the Owner

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
11 May, 2017

About Martin

We spent several years looking for the ideal property to start our new adventure in France. Logis de la croix ticked all the boxes, quiet village location, fantastic views, not far from the shops and main towns and lots of space to make it our own.

We moved from Poole in Dorset to our new home in France just before Christmas 1999. With 2 young children, Louise aged 8 and Elliot aged 7. We had a month plus the fun of Christmas to help the children get used to the move.

We soon got started on our big project, with our first 3 gites ready for the summer of 2002. The fourth gite and our own home were completed the following year.

Martin purchased this house in 1999

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Booking Notes:
To make a booking, the deposit is 20%, the balance paid 8 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday change over for all of our gites
We can be flexible in low season.

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

1 Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Discovered by chance, returned by choice

  • 5 of 5

This set of gites owned by Martin and Madonna are ideally located for anyone looking to explore this beautiful region of France.

The 3 bed gite we stayed in was clean, comfortable and equipped with everything a family needs.

The pool is lovely and ideal for all, there is plenty to do in the extensive gardens, or you can simply relax and take in the breathtaking views that surrounds your accommodation.

The owners themselves are always on hand to offer help and guidance should you require it without being intrusive.

There is plenty to do and see, we discovered Cognac, La Rochelle, Saintes to name just a few. The local village of Matha has a wonderful selection of artisan bakers and traditional shops. There are local markets to explore and a wonderful array of historical landmarks.

We have enjoyed ourselves so much on this holiday we have been twice and are considering a third visit.

If you book your holiday with Matin and Madonna you will not be disappointed, there is something for all here, we are a family of 5 (children 13, 11 and 4) and everybody had terrific time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Rochelle at 90 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Matha at 7 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 400 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Cognac at 35 Kilometres Nearest Train : St Jean D'Angely at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : St Jean D'Angely (A10) at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Matha at 7 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Royan at 75 Kilometres Car: necessary


There are dozens of beaches and sandy coves within an hour or so drive. The islands of Ile D'Oleron and Ile Re are both a great day out.


BY ferry, the nearest port is ST Malo 4hrs 30 mins.

Cherbourg is 6 hrs 30mins, Caen is 6 hrs away.

BY Tunnel, the tunnel terminal is 7hrs 30 mins drive.

BY air, La Rochelle and Poitiers are both just over an hour away, Angouleme is about 50 minutes drive.

Limoges, Nantes and Bordeaux are all 2 hours away.


We are located in the village of Gibourne, it is only 5 minutes drive to the market town of Matha which has a good selection of shops, banks, restaurants. Cognac and Saintes are between 25 mins and 35 mins away. The historic town of St Jeran D'Angely is only 20 minutes drive.


Property Type

  • house


  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Golf ...


  • Notes on accommodation: All of our gites have been designed for families of all ages, we can supply cots, highchairs and stair gates at no extra cost. All rentals include, linen, towels and the end of stay clean. Outside: All of our 4 gites have a tiled terrace overlooking the enclosed pools area and across the playing field and children's area. Both the large main pool (15 metres x 6 metres) and the children's splash pool, which is only 40cm deep are heated by a heat exchanger and so are not weather dependant. We have a fitness gym and a covered area in the garden for Table tennis and table football.

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