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1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Gîtes Set In Peaceful Countryside 5 Mins From Beautiful Beaches - Lavender Lodge

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Updated: 25-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


Lavender Lodge

Lavender Lodge, sleeps up to 6 people, gives uninterrupted views of open countryside where you can watch the horses in the neighbouring field and enjoy incredible sunsets. The spacious lounge/dining area has 2 sets of patio doors opening on to a large terrace. It has comfortable leather sofas, a large wood burner and 40” flat screen TV with Freesat giving access to all UK channels. There is a selection of books and DVDs and children’s toys at the gîte which you are welcome to use. The fitted kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, range cooker, microwave, and large fridge/freezer. Separate utility room for washing machine and dryer. The bathroom has a corner bath, double sinks and a separate shower. The master bedroom at Lavender Lodge has French doors giving views over the garden and the countryside to the rear, bedroom 2 is a twin bedded room and there is also a bedroom with bunk beds. The terrace is the ideal place to eat and relax and watch the sun go down.

About the property

Les Lavandes

Our lovely gîtes are situated in quiet countryside near vineyards and sunflower fields between the villages of Etaules & Les Mathes. Five mins to the seaside resort of La Palmyre and a choice of miles of sandy beaches linedby pine forests and cycle tracks. Each gite is furnished to a high standard with fully equipped kitchen and separate utility room. The lounges have leather furniture with patio doors opening on to a terrace and private garden. Satellite TV/DVD/CD. The gardens are all safe and enclosed with loungers, patio furniture & BBQ. There is ample parking. There is a lot more information about our gites and the local area on our website www.les-lavandes.co.uk

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About the Owner

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2017

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Towels & linen hire optional £10 per person for duration of stay.
WiFi £2.50/ night
All utilities included.

4 Reviews

4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Excellent cottage

  • 5 of 5

Excellent cottage. Nicely decorated, spacious, practical, comfortable. The cottage has everything you could need and we could happily have stayed much longer.

Our young girls loved playing in the large garden and it was nice to sit back on the veranda and watch the sunset in the evening, the place has lovely views and is great for bird watching. The children's toys were a hit too.

Local shops and bakery are about 10 minutes cycle. Several beautiful beaches nearby and lots of good places to visit though you need a bike or car.

The attached 1 bed annex would be good if you are travelling with another couple. No one was there when we were though so it was quite private.

Would definitely recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent space

  • 5 of 5

Really good sized property, comfortable lounge and diner with large tv. Bonus of UK channels, Bedrooms well proportioned and plenty of games for children.The property was well maintained with new looking shutters on the exterior.

Large bathroom with shower, although the toilet is located seperately.

Would recommend to others and will book again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful gite, very peaceful, the view from the

  • 5 of 5

We have really enjoyed our stay in this comfortable well-equipped house. The large windwos are a real asset – watching kites, hoopoes, kestrel, black redstarts….and the ever changing evening skies. Being able to cycle straight from the house is a bonus. This area has such a diverse range of landscapes to explore within a few miles of the house. We certainly hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Les Lavandes in June/July 2011.The property is well appointed,well laid out and immaculately clean.Comfy beds and sofas in the lounge.Well equipped down to the last detail.

Really well placed for the beaches and lots of history for the culture vultures.The area is a favorite of ours.We have visited many,many times.So many local, good restaurants.Especially the 3 ducks at Arvert.(5 mins away).The house has a big lawned area ideal for barbeques and the odd game of football for the children.

We would definitely stay again.Good value for money.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Rochelle at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Etaules at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 250 Miles Nearest Golf : La Palmyre at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Royan at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : Rochfort at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Etaules at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : La Palmyre at 3 Miles Car: recommended

Situated in peaceful countryside location by sunflower fields and vineyards between the villages of Etaules and Les Mathes. Les Lavandes is a five minute drive from the resort of La Palmyre (marina, beaches, and zoo) or you can cycle from the gîte on tracks through the marshes and forest to the stunning, unspoilt sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast backed by dunes, forests & dedicated cycle/footpaths. Excellent local shops, markets & restaurants. Seafood is a great speciality here. It's a wonderful place just to completely relax, explore, or take advantage of the many activities offered locally including cycling, walking, horse riding, water sports, quad biking or climbing through the trees and flying along zip wires in the Indian Forest.

Close to La Tremblade (oyster bed tours), Mornac sur Seudre, St Palais-sur-Mer, Royan, Ile de Oleron. Within 1 hour of historic towns of Saintes, Cognac, La Rochelle & Ile de Ré.

Golf: 9 hole golf course La Palmyre 3 miles or 18 hole golf course at Saint Palais 5 miles. Both open to public.


Property Type

  • bungalow


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea


  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 95 m²


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, (full size bunkbed)


  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Please check with us before booking if you require wheelchair access for more information. Linen and towels can be provided at extra cost.

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