Mrs Maria Freeman
- english, french
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Cute and very French. Lovely area and people!
You could not want for better hosts than Nick and Marie, so welcoming and knowledgeable of the area.
The gite was charming and cosy. Our dog Boo was treated, like us, as a five star guest.
Lynda and me did not want to go home nor did Boo. We would 101% recommend staying at this gite for the area, accommodation and hosts.
Like “Arnie” we will be back. Thank you and love to you both. See you soon!
Cognac is 40mins drive and is where you can tour the many distilleries, large and small and sample the brandy and the local aperitif Pineau.
La Rochelle is 45mins drive and is where you can sample delicious seafood at outdoor cafes and wander the narrow streets. There are many good sandy beaches nearby.
Futuroscope at Poitiers is 1hr.
The area is good for walking and cycling. The cottage is close to the river Boutonne where fishing is allowed with a license. We can advise on this.
There is a swimming pool in the nearby town of Aulnay,10min drive. This is also where the local supermarket, shops and restaurants can be found.
2ks from the cottage is Dampierre sur Boutonne where there is a bar/restaurant & shop. There is also a Renaissance Chateau.
Close to Dampierre is the centre for breeding the Poitou donkeys which does guided tours in French and English.