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Family orientated complex 2,3 &4 bedroom gites. Available for group bookings



Updated: 15-Nov-2016
Rural Gite 40 mins from. La Rochelle, -Ideal for families and holidaying with family and friends

Our countryside property offers good sized family accommodation in traditionally restored gites, situated in a traditional French manor house complex in the Charente-Maritime region of France .Situated in the small hamlet of La Ville Aux Moines, we are in the middle of the beautiful french countryside far away from the hussel and bussel and we benefit from stunning views, surrounded by sunflower fields during the summer months. We offer a genuine opportunity to relax and spend quality family time. The surrounding area has lots to offer, you can fill every day with lots of new activities, whether is exploring our local chateaux, joining us water ski ing, go-carting or shopping at the local produce markets in St Jean, taking one of our bikes and exploring the country side, or just spending the day chilling by our pool while the children play in our large park garden. We have a large heated, fully tiled, safety fenced swimming pool (12 x 8 mtrs) - which has a separate 'splash' pool (6 x 5 mtrs) for young ones. A half acre garden contains children's swings,lawn badminton a football net, and there is also a games room with table tennis and pool table. We have bikes of all sizes for your use There are 2 nice local restaurants for special nights out and in the summer the local French Night Market with food and entertainment is a must. In short we have everything you need for the perfect holiday.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

As the Property owners we live in France full time. We live on site and are happy to help with getting the best from your holiday in France.

David and his family moved to France in 2004. They found an old French manor house with surrounding outbuilds which had been empty for 35 years. He renovated our home and the on site gites and opened for bussiness with 4 gites in 2006, opening a further 2 gites in 2007 and has recently finished renovating gite number 7.

Our gite complex is perfect for families and friends holidaying together and in the summer we enjoy the buzz and chatter of families enjoying themselves around the courtyard and in the pool and gardens.

Cathy & David

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thankd Cathy & David, you were wonderful hosts, You went out of your way to be kind, helpful and informative. The swimming pool waslovely and clean, the beds comfortable and we appreciated the good quality bed linen & towels.

We really enjoyed the great 'get together'at your place on the sunday and the opportunity to meet everyone else- its a great idea and a nice touch in our opinion.

For futer guests we would recommend

Coulon( green Venis)hire punting boats

La Rochelle and the town and beach at Chatelaillion plage
Aug 2015
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were all really looking forward to a relaxing holiday, and that is what we got. David and Cathy were there to answer any questions we had- really helpful with suggestions for places to visit. We would recommend this holiday to all of our friends, looks like we might be booking to come back next year too!!

The extra facilities, pool table, table tennis, badminton, swings, trampoline, hammock were all brilliant. The added bonus was the baby rabbits to feed all our leftovers to- there was something for our children to enjoy all the time. The pools are great too. Lots to do in the near by towns, if thats what you would like. We enjoyed every moment, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great facilities, with very friendly owners.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in 2 Gites Cassiopeia and Andromeda, which were perfectly located for a large family group who wouldn't all fit into 1 space. The children immediately wanted to explore "The Park" in which they could have spent an entire 2 weeks of the holiday. They loved the pool, the swings, and the trampoline, plus being able to feed the baby rabbits and ducks. It really did have something for everyone, and so much space, it never felt crowded even though they were mostly full.

David and Cathy were fabulous, and extremely helpful, letting us know when markets were on and where the best beaches were. They were especially helpful when one of our children needed a doctor, for which we were very grateful of the assistance.

The area has so much to do, we could have easily filled another week and really would have loved to stay. We loved the boat rides at St. Savinien, and the beaches at Fouras and Châtelaillon-Plage were beautiful.

We always say we will go back to our holiday rentals, but never do, however I really do believe we will be back this time. It was absolutely fantastic value for money.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review. We would love to have you all back Cathy & David
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Wonderful rural location, facilities and hosts

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were looking for a last minute (and I do mean last possible minute) rural retreat and after a quick phone call with David we packed our bags and less than 24 hours later unpacked in a wonderful gite surrounded by fields of poppies in a tiny idyllic village. Easy access to La Rochelle and the lovely islands of Ile de Rey and Dix meant we never wanted for adventures but the lovely garden with pools, petting animals and trampoline kept my children delighted for our stay. Cathy and David were the perfect hosts providing the exact balance of being there whenever you needed them or with suggestions for activities yet never feeling they were intruding. We have every intention of returning and have already recommended Cathy and David to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. Its always lovely to know people have enjoy their holiday with us
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Great place, really relaxing, warm freindly owners

  • 4 of 5

Great location, really peaceful.

Nice roomy Gite, clean and well kept.

Pool is really nice.

David and Cathy, (The owners) are really friendly and very helpful, they made the stay more enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


We are 40 minutes from the historic port of La Rochelle on the west coast of France. The beaches of Ile de re, Ile d’Oleron La Rochelle, Chatelaillon & Royan are nearby. Venise verte and Benon wood. Cognac, Puy du Fou, Saintes, La Palmyre zoo, and Futuroscope at Poitiers are all within easy reach. There are numerous Chateaux in the area open to visitors.


The airports of Bordeaux, Poitiers and La Rochelle are not too far away with good links to the A10 and N10.

By Air: Low cost flights to La Rochelle, Poitiers and Bordeaux, from Stanstead are fairly frequent.

By Rail: The TGV stops at Niort or Surgeres. Car hire is available at both locations (Europcar).

By Sea: The channel ports St Malo in three and a half hours, Caen and Le Havre in five hours and Cherbourg in about five and a half hours. All these ports operate overnight ferries.


The village of Villeneuve La Comtesse is just 2 miles away, with amenities which include a bakery, butcher, post office, hairdresser, mini market and bar-restaurant. There is a large park with children’s activities. There is a choice of quality supermarkets, bars, restaurants, swimming pools and banks in Surgeres (15 mins) or St Jean D'Angely (15 mins). We are 40 minutes from the historic port of La Rochelle on the west coast of France.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016-spring 2017
2 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
xmas/new year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
spring 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% deposit, the remainder paid 6 weeks before travel date.

Changeover Day:
In July & August Saturdays only, in other months we are flexible.

Notes on prices:
Discounts available for large groups.
We have 7 gites the price quoted is for our largest gite, contact us for quotes on smaller /alternative properties

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 15-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool


  • children welcome ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • In the bathroom there is a combined bath/shower and a pedestal sink, the w/c is separate with a hand sink.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • this is one of 7 gites, we have 2, 3 and 4 bedroom gites


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Garden furniture, chairs/table sun umbrella. BBQ. Utility Room: Communal laundrette in the complex. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding & towels are provided free of charge. Cleaning before and after occupation is included. Cots are available. Other: Dining room, large table for 6, plus a further round table for 4.

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