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Gite With Stunning Views and Shared Pool With Owner



Updated: 12-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Holiday Cottage in Expiremont, Near Montendre, Poitou Charente, France - Peaceful Location In A Rural Setting

A beautiful one bedroom holiday cottage with use of shared pool with owner. The property has the benefit of one large bedroom, combined lounge/ kitchen/diner and shower room. Stunning views, in a peaceful rural setting surrounded by vineyards and sunflowers. Private outside area with seating and BBQ. The nearest town is Montendre and a car is essential to fully enjoy the area. We are situated within easy reach of Jonzac, Cognac, St Emilion and the beautiful city of Bordeaux. There are also several glorious safe sandy beaches within easy reach, and for those who enjoy walking or cycling this is the perfect area for you.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Caroline Williams
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2017

About Caroline Williams

I live here with my husband and two cats. We both worked for an airline and decided to retire here and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Charente Maritime.

We thoroughly enjoy meeting people and love nothing more than sharing our home and the beautiful region that we are so lucky to live in.

Caroline Williams purchased this cottage in 2004

What makes this cottage unique

Although we advertise that there is a shared pool with the owners, most of the time you will find yourselves alone.

5 Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


A lovely break in a marvellous friendly setting.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Caroline and her family, two cats and the dog in July 2012. { The calendar setting does not go back far enough}

Many apologies to Caroline for not writing this sooner.

The gite is immaculately furnished with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The towels are thick and fluffy. The sofa is comfortable. The bed is comfortable and there is more than enough hot water for showers.

The gite is spotlessly clean.

When we arrived I had lost my phone - in a service area near Orleans - and they used their PC to contact Orange and help report the loss! Service indeed.

We stayed up late most nights on our patio, playing cards with their dog (Poppy?) at our feet.

Thanks, Nick and Veronica.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Paradise in the French Countryside!

  • 5 of 5

What a find!! How we will ever find a Gite to match this beautiful gem set in the stunning french countryside, the view from the gite poolside is breathtaking, everything was perfect, every detail has been thought of and you don't want for anything. Caroline and Chris made us feel that we were home from home, so helpful and informative, we cant wait to return.. If your looking for time out and tranquility this is the one!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was the fourth year in a row we have stayed at the property and as always we enjoyed a wonderful time with exceptional weather and the owners always give a warm friendly welcome.

The property is kept in first class condition, very clean and with a homely feel to it with a BBQ and sitting area directly outside the front door. The pool area is clean and very relaxing. There is a covered sitting area by the pool if a bit of shade is required.

Location is central between two small towns that are close by where you will find everything you need. Lots to see and explore in the area and surrounded by fields of sunflowers and vineyards. Certainly fully recommend for a perfect quiet holiday for two. We have already booked for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the property to a warm greeting from Caroline, Chris and Holly. The Gite was light, bright and clean, exactly as described on the web-site. In the gite was a bottle of wine, some cheese and a baguette. Caroline had thoughtfully put milk in the fridge. As we had travelled a long way over two days it was great to relax and read a book, swim in the pool and just chill out. Caroline, Chris and Holly were excellent hosts and recommended restaurants, places to visit and local wines. They were generous with their time and Chris even gave my husband some lagers as he bought shandy by mistake. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to family and friends ( we already have). We dined at two restaurants, Le Coq D'Or in Jonas and Le Carma in Blaye both excellent. We enjoyed the peace and quiet and the wonderful view from the pool. We had a lovely holiday in a beautiful place and Caroline, Chris and Holly made it a holiday to remember. An excellent place to either chill out and relax or visit local towns. We will return soon

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant holiday

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been more pleased with our choice. The gite is charming, the setting idyllic and Caroline and Chris friendly but unobtrusive hosts. We'll be going back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bordeaux at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Montendre at 10 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Montendre at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Montendre at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Montendre at 10 Kilometres Car: necessary


Meschers 45 mins. Royan approx 1 hour.


Bordeaux approx one hour. La Rochelle One hour 15 mins. Angouleme approx one hour.


Jonzac approx 10 mins with inland beach/casino, Thermes, Chateau, bars, restaurants etc.

Montendre approx 5 mins with inland lake, supermarket, local markets, night market, restaurants, bars etc.

Further Details:

The inland lake at Montendre has the benefit of a beach, swimming pool, boating, fishing, canoeing, cycling, music festivals etc.

Cognac Blues festival in the summer

Royan violins on the beach with classical music and fireworks

Angouleme Battle de Ramparts - car rally

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required on booking. Balance due 8 weeks before arrival. £50 security deposit upon arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover. Arrival time 4pm. Departure time 10am.

Notes on prices:
For any further info on dates not shown, please contact.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 12-Jun-2017


From the Owner

Although we advertise that there is a shared pool with the owners, most of the time you will find yourselves alone.

Property Type

  • cottage


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with WC and sink


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Plus Cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and wardrobe.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Private patio area to the front of the property, with table and chairs and sun loungers. Shared pool to rear. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and bath towels included. Please bring own pool towels. Linen and towels changed weekly.