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Maison de Maître with pool in vinveyards , Charente Maritime, 6km from A10
Large king size bed for a couple (160 X 190) with two mattresses: one being a memory mattress. Two single beds (120x190 and 90 x 190)
Pool / Spa
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Cleaned with disinfectant
Special interest holidays:
You will enjoy discovering the wine region - Charentais wines, Cognac and Pineau des Charente (free testing) - as well as a very tasty cuisine, especially seafood, oysters and fish.
The beaches of St.Georges-de-Didonne, Meschers, and Royan are 30 minutes drive in normal traffic conditions.
All are suitable for families with young children with good facilities. North of Royan the Cote Sauvage and the Grande Cote offer fewer facilities but more exciting Atlantic waves.
The nearest channel port is St. Malo with Brittany Ferries (4 hours, dual carriageway or motorway all the way). Ryanair flies Stansted-La Rochelle (1 hour drive). BmiBaby flies Manchester-Bordeaux (also 1 hour drive). FlyBe flies from Manchester and Southampton to La Rochelle. Easyjet flies from Luton to Bordeaux
A car is essential as there is virtually no public transport in this area.
To Villars: 1km. To Gémozac: 5km. To Pons: 7 km (entrance of the motoway A10). To Saintes: 20km. To Cognac: 30km. To Royan and the beaches: 30km. To St. Emilion: 100km. To Bordeaux: 100 km
This is an area rich in history, on the mediaeval pilgrim route from Northern Europe to Compostello. Romanesque churches abound. There is good music, especially in Saintes and the villages, ranging over all genres. The area is geared to providing interesting tourist attractions with lots of local events, art exhibitions, and sporting events.
Gemozac and Pons have their own race courses, Cognac its Jazz Festival, Saintes its Festival of Music in July, and the Festival de la Paix, where folk-groups from all over the world assemble to make music together.
A riding school very well equipped for children and adults is 7 km drive from the house. Tennis court is available in Gemozac (4 km). Fishing is available locally. This area is renowned for its sunny climate.
- english, french
About Daniele LUDWIG
We have been the owner since mid-2011. Before, the property has belonged to an English couple since 1992 who has been developing it ever since. Our strong bond with England has existed for over 50 years and our English family is regular guests to the main house or the gite. We have moved to this area after 8 years living in Béarn near Pau.
Daniele LUDWIG purchased this House in 2011
Why Daniele LUDWIG chose Villars-en-Pons
We were looking for a holiday home for our Anglo-French family and friends. It had to be not far from airport (La Rochelle / Bordeaux), near a train station (Saintes or Pons) with a TGV connection (Angoulême) and near the motorway (N10) from Paris. We wanted to be near the sea, and south of the Loire, where there is a marked climate change. We like this area which is rich in cultural activities such music festivals. The climate here is the second sunniest area of France. We do get rain and strong storms from the sea, but they clear quickly and the heat builds up again. Winters are very soft.
What makes this House unique
We are at the heart of a lovely and peaceful hamlet surrounding by a nice environment (vineyards and fiels of sun flowers). This house was the main house of this small community, and its “charentaise“ architecture reflects its importance. The previous English owners have developed the field into an wonderful garden and the pool adds to the pleasures. There is often no sound save that of the birds! Although we are in the heart of the country-side: 5 minutes' drive of Gemozac and Pons, 20 minutes’ drive from Saintes. Saintes is an important cultural centre, with a renowned Festival of Music in early July, and a program of colourful and interesting events throughout the summer. For those who want to taste the wonderful spirit, Cognac is accessible with 30 minutes drive. There are many leisure activities in the area. Your children will be very pleased with so many leasures