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Gite With Stunning Views and Shared Pool With Owner

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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.

Caroline Williams
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Expiremont in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • 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
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.


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Gite With Stunning Views and Shared Pool With Owner
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Awesome gite and lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Le Nook for 2 weeks and we had a lovely time. The gite is very tastefully decorated and has everything you need for a pleasant and comfortable stay. The pool area has beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and has plenty of comfortable seating . It is the ideal place to relax.

Caroline and Chris were very welcoming and the perfect hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and they were there whenever we needed them. We honestly cannot think of sufficient words to praise them enough.

If you are thinking of visiting this area then you must stay at Le Nook.

We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent hosts & location

  • 5 of 5

Loved our week stay here. Our hosts could not have been more helpful. We found so many interesting places to visit thanks to them. Peaceful and relaxing spot.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace and quiet in idyllic surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Caroline and Chris made us very welcome and the gite was comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean. A sparkling swimming pool with fantastic countryside views. If you stay here, you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely FANTASTIC

  • 5 of 5

We have just stayed at Le Nook for two weeks - despite being unlucky with the weather in the first week, we have ha d a wonderful holiday.

Le Nook is top notch quality wise and Caroline and Chris are wonderful hosts, ensuring you have absolutely everything you need for a fabulous holiday.

The pool, garden and views (far reaching over vineyards and sunflower fields) are brilliant and the location ideal for exploring La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Saint Emillion, Cognac and many more. The property is between Montendre and Jonzac - both nice towns, particularly the latter, with its beautiful Chateau.

We really want to visit again and explore more of the area. We also loved the peace and tranquility of Le Nook.

Thank you so much to Caroline and Chris for the memorable holiday.

Karen & Glynn (Stratford upon Avon)

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful Gite in a quiet rural setting - Perfect for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Firstly - Our welcome from Caroline and Chris was absolutely lovely - we got on so well with them. The Gite 'Le Nook' is beautifully decorated with very comfortable stylish furnishings and all the home from home items that you need to enjoy your stay - an excellent bed and plenty of hot water in the bathroom - But it is the extra things that make it a perfect place to stay - the knowledge of Caroline and Chris about the area was fantastic and helped us a lot, then the style of the house - the quality of everything - the colours and how everything was put together - the bookshelves, the box with all the leaflets for the places to visit and it's wonderful location made us smile every morning. Our experience here was Amazing and we would highly recommend this Perfect Property for your French Holiday

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 08-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
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 & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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.