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Trevor & Gail Abell

Member since: 2006
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Speaks english, french

Cottages Set In An Idyllic Countryside Of Sunflowers And Vines

1 Review
Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Gémozac holiday barn

Gites near Gemozac, Charente Maritime, Poitou-Charentes - Rural Location Within Easy Reach Of The Beach

Sunflower Gites offer a range of accommodation in 6 cottages with 2 heated pools and a large children's play area. Harlequin sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms; Zebulon, Ikarus and Pastiche sleep 4 people in 2 bedrooms while Soraya and Soleil d'Or sleep 5 people in 2 bedrooms. They are traditional French cottages, set in the heart of the Charente-Maritime region of France. Run by a family from North Yorkshire you will be sure to have a warm and friendly welcome. Pastiche and Soleil d'Or are traditionally stone built Charentaise cottages. Harlequin, Zebulon, Ikarus and Soraya are an 18th century barn that has been converted offering a quite rural retreat, with a large heated pool for the swimmers and splash pool for the toddlers, There is a children's play area and a large area for ball games such as footy, rounder's, cricket etc. and set in rolling countryside covered in sunflowers, vines and maize. Listed in the Guardian Newspaper as one of the top 20 self-catering destinations in Europe for 2015 it offers something for everyone, from cots & highchairs to Pizza night & scuba diving or relaxing by the pool. More cottages, pictures, information & special offers can be seen on our website.

  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Trevor & Gail Abell (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks english, french


1 traveller review

Cottages Set In An Idyllic Countryside Of Sunflowers And Vines
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Channel Islands


  • 5 of 5

Excellent modern light and airy gites.

Enormous pool.

Peace and quiet whilst still plenty to entertain our 8 year old.

The pizza evening was the icing on the cake.

Trevor and Gail are friendly and very hospitable hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Bordeaux or La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The beaches at Royan are a 20 minute drive away and stretch for over 40 km, taking in the zoo at La Palmyre and several golf courses. If a day on the surf is what you are looking for, then a short ferry crossing is all it takes from Royan across the estuary of the Gironde. The town of Cognac is 30 minutes away where you can visit many of the world famous cognac distilleries and taste their wares. Saintes is 20 mins away and is steeped in Roman history with it's ampitheatre.


Situated just 10 minutes from the A10 motorway, junction 36 the nearest airports are Bordeaux and La Rochelle both within an hour by car. The ferry ports of La Havre, Cean and Cherbourg are all about 5/6 hours away, Calais is 7 hours and St. Malo is 4/5 hours.


In the village there is a municipal pool and tennis courts, during the summer there are several horse races. There are also 3 supermarkets, several restaurants/take-aways & bars along with bakeries & butchers. The beaches at Royan are just a 20 minute drive away & stretch for over 40 km. With the zoo at La Palmyre being 1 of many local attractions, along with the pineau! (wine and cognac blended). The town of Cognac is just 40 mins away where you can visit many of the famous Cognac distilleries.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Gémozac, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Oct 2016 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
25 Mar 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
30 Sep 2017 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$241

Booking Notes:
There is a 25% deposit to be paid on booking (none refundable) and the remainder is to be paid in full 8 weeks prior to arrival date. Bed linen and towels are included in the price, but please supply your own beach towels for the beach and pool.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is Saturday. Arrival time no earlier than 4.00pm. Departure time is 10.00am,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Gémozac, France

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 single bed
  • Cot available on request
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: During your stay at Sunflowergites, come and enjoy our traditionally cooked Pizza's at our weekly Pizza evenings, a great way to meet your hosts Trevor & Gail and all the other guests. Also take the opportunity to try Scuba diving in the pool with our professional instructors. wifi Internet available. For families with babies and young children we offer a large range of Baby equipment. Outside: Outside there is a large heated swimming pool, 9m x 14m, with a separate 4m paddling pool,open from the beginning of May and heated from the end of May to the end of September. On the patio you will find a barbecue and patio furniture, there is also ample car parking, childrens play area, table tennis table and a large area for ball games such as footy, cricket and rounders etc, we also offer bikes of different sizes for your convenience. The village of Gemozac is situated approximately 8km off the A10 at junction 36 and is also approximately 100km from both Bordeaux and La Rochelle airports.