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Gitesdubois (Camellia) Ecogite with heated pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Cherbonnieres, Saint-Jean-D'Angely, Charente Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - Tranquil Relaxing & Welcoming

Timber ecogite offering an ideal base for discovering this stunning region, golden fields of sunflowers, vineyards, historic towns, sunny beaches. Gites du bois consists of 3 beautiful gites all with open plan ground floor living/dining/kitchen. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms, Acacia sleeps 4 in 2 double beds, Buddleia & Camellia both sleep 5/6 with 1 x double , 2 x single beds & a comfortable ground floor bed settee.. Relax in the heated pool & garden, ideal for children. If Camellia is booked please try Acacia & Buddleia for availability. Pool/garden are for use of all 3 gites.

jane carisbrooke
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Modern bathroom with shower cubicle, basin & wc. Situated upstairs with the bedrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6(2 Bedrooms) & sofa bed Notes on bedrooms:bedrooms are upstairs. Light & airy bedrooms with storage space. Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedroom 2 with twin beds. Cot can be added to either bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Gitesdubois consists of 3 x 2 bedroom gites. Handcrafted timber framed, highly insulated ideal for summer & winter lets. Well equipped & comfortable. Acacia sleeps 4 in 2 x double bedrooms. Buddleia & Camellia sleep 6 each , 1 x double bed, 2 x twin beds, 1 x bed settee. Stairgates are fitted, cots, highchair, baby bath, buggy, toys,potty, bed guard, change mat available free of charge. Acacia & Buddleia have connecting doors ideal for up to 10 guests. A 3rd single bed can be put in the twin bedroom if required. Shopping can be pre arranged for your arrival. Outside: 10x5m heated inground pool, normally open May/September, fully enclosed with security fence & childproof gate. Shared with the other 2 gites, sunloungers & garden furniture around the pool. Large 1.5 acre garden offering shade & sunny areas for relaxing. Each gite has its own outdoor area with table/chairs. Furthur seating/loungers around the garden. Dedicated bbq area with table/chairs. Childrens play equipment, swing, slide, rope ladder, play boat, badminton. Parking for guests. Selection of adults/childrens bikes free for guests use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen & towels (indoor only, not for pool/beach) & kitchen linen are included. Changed on a weekly basis.


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Gitesdubois (Camellia) Ecogite with heated pool
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Clean, huge garden, lovely pool

  • 5 of 5

Spent a very relaxing 2 weeks. kids (5&7) had a blast exploring the garden and playing in the pool. Jane and Neil made very welcome, but not intrusive at all. Ideal. Great base for exploring the area. Loads of interesting places within easy reach.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Daniel, we're glad you all enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you.
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Perfect location for a fun-filled family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fantastic stay at Gites dubois. Camelia was perfect for a family holiday and the large garden was a perfect playground for our two boys. Pool was great being the same depth throughout and the table tennis was enjoyed by all of us. Property was well located within easy reach of both Cognac and Saintes and only about an hour or so from La Rochelle and Ile De Re (well worth the journey!)

Neil and Jane were perfect hosts making both ourselves and our puppy feel very welcome and were always around if needed.

We would thoroughly recommend Gites dubois to family and friends. Thank you for making our 2017 summer holiday one to remember.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful gite in lovely grounds with a shared pool. Lots of facilities

  • 5 of 5

Neil and Jane made me and my young family very welcome and had plenty of suggestions of things for us to do. These large gites are beautiful, clean and really well maintained and equipped. We loved the large gardens and the pool and the kids loved playing badminton and trampolining and on the swings. There's lots of small towns in the surrounding area to visit with loads to do. We visited Saint Jean d'Angely, Saintes, Cognac, Aulnay and Saint Savinien and La Rochelle, Ile de Re and Fouras on the coast are easily day tripable.

We had great weather in August with very hot days though there's areas in the garden you can seek respite under a shaded tree or one of the many seating areas.

You can see just how much hard work has gone into making these gites a perfect base for a wonderful holiday. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Property under previous ownership / management during this stay
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Comfortable and clean gite in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Most helpful and welcoming hosts Jane & Neil, made us feel like at home from the very beginning ... nothing is too much trouble for them.

Clean, cozy and comfortable home away from home. Perfect for families with children. Huge garden with children play area.

Highly recommended !

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Property under previous ownership / management during this stay
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Beautiful, peaceful, relaxing location.

  • 4 of 5

We had a very relaxing holiday in the beautiful Budlia gite. It was very safe for the children who really enjoyed the facilities. Jane and Neil were great hosts and made us feel very welcome. It was everything we hoped our holiday would be.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Vacances top !

  • 5 of 5

Superbes vacances !! Belle region ! Propriétaires gentils et soucieux du bien-être. Je recommande !

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci bien !!
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
La rochelle
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
410 Kilometres
St malo
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
St jean d angely
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
66 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The beautiful coastal resorts are within easy reach, golden soft sandy beaches some set amongst pine trees with coastal walks/bicycle trails. Royan is the nearest at 77km, approx. 65 mins drive, or drive along the coastal road & discover the cote sauvage, forts , lighthouses.


We recommend the use of a car to fully discover this varied region. Car hire is available from most airports. Our closest airport is La Rochelle (laleu) 88km 70 mins drive. Or consider Limoges (bellegarde) 152km 1hr 46 mins, Bordeaux 105km 1hr 30 mins.

The closest ferry port is St Malo 412km 4 hours drive. Caen 449km 4hrs 35, Calais 714km 7hours drive. We have a 10% discount code if you are using Brittany ferries.


Cherbonnieres has a post office which sells bread. The village of Aulnay de Saintonge is 5 km offering a supermarket, bank, pharmacy, bars/restaurants, bakeries, butchers & local historic buildings.

The larger town of Matha is 13km with commerce & local wine/cognac producers.

St Jean D Angely 18km offers beautiful architecture & traditional cafes/bars.

Further Details:

There are many leisure activities locally including horse-riding, leisure lakes ,water & theme parks, walking & cycling amongst the sunflowers or vineyards. Sample the local produce at a café or restaurant. Discover Roman ruins, or a château. Browse local markets & shops. Or just soak up the sunshine by the pool.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cherbonnières, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
31 Mar 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 29 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £130
Stay tax £0.50 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Terms & conditions are on the booking form. Stay tax of £0.50 or 0.80 centimes per night for each person over 18 years of age, payment please in cash on arrival. £ or € .

Please note 21 July/31 August 2018 bookings are from Saturday/Saturday only. Please leave your gite in a clean & tidy condition as found on arrival Or we offer an end of stay clean for 60 euros if preferred.

Changeover Day:
In high season changeover day is Saturday, Arrival after 4pm departure by 10am, 7 day minimum booking. Flexible for all other times. Winter/long term lets available.

Discount given for bookings of more than 2 weeks or if more than one gite is booked. Please enquire for long term lets.

Pets may be accepted subject to additional damages deposit & cleaning fee.Sorry no pets in the pool area.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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