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Charmant gite au coeur des bois, vignoles et champs de tournesols.

Rental Home -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Messac, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Welcome to our lovely gîte, set in the heart of the Charentes-Maritime countryside. We pride ourselves on helping our guests have the most enjoyable and relaxing experience possible.

La Gaitrie enjoys a beautiful setting in peaceful surroundings. The house is wheelchair friendly and fully accessible.

There are miles of tracks for you to walk or cycle right from the doorstep through the surrounding woodlands (oak, birch, chestnut, cherry), vineyards and countryside.

La Gaitrie is in a dark sky area with amazing views of the Milky Way on clear nights. We have a house telescope available on request or bring your own!

Our pretty gîte is in a peaceful location in the countryside, next to our own home set in almost two hectares of informal gardens and woodlands.

Bordeaux and Cognac are within a one hour drive as are the beaches of the A...
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Listing #HL9193039
About the Owner
Julia W
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2017
Interaction with guests
We will welcome you personally to your holiday home and are available to assist throughout your stay. We can even provide baby sitting on request for a small fee.
Reviews from our community
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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the gîte during the winter and the weather was quite stormy that week. But the gite was cosy thanks to the wood burner and the electric blanket on the bed. Julia even gave us sheepskins for the chairs so that we could...More

Thank claireschambers
Management response:Responded June 3, 2018

Thank you Claire, it was lovely having your little family - still can’t believe how quiet your children were! You are very welcome back any time!

Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Perfect place for peace and quiet. Charming gite, renovated with taste and respect for authenticity. We particularly appreciated being immersed in nature, hearing only birdsong and grasshoppers. Total calm. Well equipped with everything we needed.

Thank 476petersonm
Management response:Responded June 3, 2018

Thank you, it was lovely to meet you and your partner. I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay.

  • Dining Seats (6)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
Well behaved pets allowed by prior arrangement. Additional fee of 5€ per pet will be charged on site. No parties, the gite is situated in a very peaceful setting. Please respect...
    1 Shower
    1 Queen
    3 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: $114 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning fee: $11 / stay - Fee
  • Local tourist tax, per person, per night: $1 / stay - Fee
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About the neighborhood
Although many people are seduced into simply relaxing at the gite and in the gardens, there is lots to explore on foot or bicycle of further afield by car.
In the immediate vicinity of the property are woodlands of oak, chestnut, cherry and birch. Broad paths lead through the woods in several directions out to vineyards and open countryside. Small, pretty hamlets, farms and wineries are dotted across the countryside. Larger, medieval towns such as Jonzac and Montendre are within a few minutes drive with small shops, local markets and larger supermarkets. Jonzac also has a thermal spa complex with beautiful indoor and outdoor pools and sauna areas. The stunning Côte Sauvage (Wild Atlantic) beaches and forests are only an hour drive away.
Getting around
It’s easy to explore the area on paths and tracks on foot, bicycle or on horseback (please enquire about bringing your horse or pony with you).
To go further afield you will need a car, although there are bus and train services from Jonzac and Montendre to Bordeaux, Cognac, La Rochelle and Royan on the coast.
We have put together various itineraries for local walks or for day trips, which you might like to explore. You will find them in the welcome pack at the property.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Bordeaux : 49.7 mi
Railway: Angoulême: 43.5 mi
Ferry: Calais: 497.1 mi
Nearest airport Bordeaux International, one hour drive.
Several flights daily from UK with British Airways, Air France, Easyjet, Ryanair.
Nearest train station Montendre, just 15 minutes drive - we can arrange pick up/taxi on request. Montendre has trains from Bordeaux in the south and La Rochelle in the north.
Bordeaux train station (one hour drive) has non stop TGV from Paris in two hours.
Angoulême train station is one hour drive from the north with TGV from Paris.
Eurostar and TGV from London to Bordeaux/Angoulême in just five hours!
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 46.6 mi.
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