This attractive gite (we have stayed there twice before) is in the peaceful hamlet of Chambon Bourg. It has been tastefully restored and can accommodate up to six people. The garden is delightful (the owner is a keen gardener), providing a private area for eating, sitting in the sun or finding some shade. Chambon has no shops, but a local bakery provides a delivery service six days a week. There are some good restaurants nearby, in Surgeres and Vouhe.There are supermarkets, patisseries, butchers and other services in Surgeres, some six miles distant.
There are plenty of places to visit in the area. Attractive towns such as La Rochelle, Saintes, St-Jean-d'Angely and Rochefort are a short drive away, as are splendid beaches at Chatelaillon and Fouras Coulon, in the Marais Poitevin, provides boat trips through a wooded area criss-crossed with waterways for a totally different type of experience.
The owner, who is English, lives nearby and is a most hospitable person - nothing is too much trouble for her.