My husband and I stayed in Pineau, one of four gites at La Pommeraie. It was perfect for us. The gite slept 6 but we used only the downstairs suite as I have some mobility problems. The rooms were simple but beautifully decorated, with a real home-from-home feel with lovely comfortable furniture and a very well equipped kitchen. The terrace at the back of the house was very private and a brilliant place for eating or sunbathing. The pool is magnificent being really big and the perfect place for a dip after a day out sight-seeing in the local area.
The area is fantastic, a real hidden gem. So many places of interest, from the big famous cognac houses to the little producers as well as being near to Bordeaux and its famous wineries. The beach at Royan and St George de Dindonne are fantastic, as well as being wheelchair accessible. La Rochelle was superb as was the Aquarium. There was so much to see we were spoilt for choice.
As to the local restaurants, well... more