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Cassiopeia 3 bedroom gite near La Rochelle

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
8 guests
2 nights minimum
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Cassiopeia ( 3 bedrooms) You enter via a large glass door into the open plan lounge, dining & kitchen area, the stairs lead from the rear to the first floor which has a double bed in room 1, two singles in room 2 & a set of bunks in room 3. there are two bed sofas in the lounge. Sleeps up to 8 + baby. In the bathroom there is a combined bath/ shower and a pedestal sink, the w/c is separate with a hand sink, both are the ground floor. The total floor area is 72 mtrs sq approx. The six gites are named after star constellationsWe have a fantastic new solar heated, fully tiled, safety fenced swimming pool (12 x 8 mtrs) - which has a separate 'splash' pool (6 x 5 mtrs) for young ones. A half acre garden contains children's swings , a play fort, badminton & lawn tennis, a football net, a very la...Cassiopeia ( 3 bedrooms) You enter via a large glass door into the open plan lounge, dining & kitchen area, the stairs lead from the rear to the first floor which has a double bed in room 1, two singles in room 2 & a set of bunks in room 3. there are two bed sofas in the lounge. Sleeps up to 8 + baby. In the bathroom there is a combined bath/ shower and a pedestal sink, the w/c is separate with a hand sink, both are the ground floor. The total floor area is 72 mtrs sq approx. The six gites are named after star constellationsWe have a fantastic new solar heated, fully tiled, safety fenced swimming pool (12 x 8 mtrs) - which has a separate 'splash' pool (6 x 5 mtrs) for young ones. A half acre garden contains children's swings , a play fort, badminton & lawn tennis, a football net, a very large safety netted trampoline,and there is also a games room with table tennis and pool & table football. We have loads of bikes including child seats & safety helmets.In short we have everything you need for the perfect holiday. Then, of course, for the more adventurous, there is all that Charente-Maritime has to offer as well!Each gite has a new kitchen, fully stocked with all crockery, cutlery etc.There is a kettle, microwave, toaster and full normal size gas oven with overhead extractor.There is satellite TV so you can watch all the normal UK channels or if you prefer you can watch French TV. There is a DVD Player, it is also possible to have UK radio via the satellite & to play music CD's on the DVD player, so bring your favourite DVDs/CD's.The bedrooms have full size wardrobes, all bedding & towels are provided free of charge.Cots are available and pets are welcome in certain gites.We have a communal laundry building with washing machine & tumble drying facilities.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The village of Villeneuve La Comtesse is just 2 miles away, with amenities which include a bakery, butcher, post office, hairdresser, mini market and bar-restaurant. There is a large park with children's activities.There is a choice of quality supermarkets, bars, restaurants, swimming pools and banks in Surgeres (15 mins) or St Jean D'Angely (15 mins).We are 40 minutes from the historic port of La Rochelle on the west coast of France.The beaches of Ile de re, Ile d'Oleron La Rochelle, Chatelaillon & Royan are nearby. Venise verte and Benon wood. Cognac, Puy du Fou, Saintes, La Palmyre zoo, and Futuroscope at Poitiers are all within easy reach.There are numerous Chateaux in the area open to visitors.Local Towns (in order of size largest first)La RochelleA large cosmopolitan town on the cost 40 minutes to the west of us.Le Vieux Port. This is the heart of eating and drinking to be found in La Rochelle. It is what you see on many of the postcards and is simply stunning. There are scores of restaurants and bars to chose from either looking on to the old port, or on the streets just running off it. Local artists sell paintings, pottery, traders sell African artefact & all forms of gifts on stalls around the harbourThere is a small beach and when the tide is right an opportunity to have a cooling swim.I like to park next to the indoor swimming pool to the north east, where you can walk through miles of park towards the beach, via children's play areas , a children's zoo & well manicured gardens.At night La Rochelle comes to life, street entertainers, music, night time shopping, for the adventurous there is a casino.The Market, 'La Marche' A true French market which is open every day apart from Sunday. On Wednesday and Saturday, the “Grande Marche” is held where the stalls spill out from Les Halles and spread down the adjoining streets. If you like fresh food, this is not to be missed as the fish, seafood, meat, vegetables and flowers are displayed to their best and the atmosphere is incredible.Shopping in La Rochelle is a pleasure with a huge range of shops, including many selling the finest products in jewellery, fashion and food. The main shopping streets include those with sheltered walkways, which protect the shopper from rain in the winter and the heat of the sun in the summer.If the weather isn't good try the Aquarium, turtles to sharks, a glass tunnel to walk through be surrounded by sea life.The Aquarium is fantastic for all ages. Not only that but also the restaurant and bar offer good value and stunning views over the town if you are able to get a seat on the terraces.Boat tripsMost boat trips leave from the Vieux Port. There are trips to all the Islands and Fort Boyard. They can be all day, half day or a couple of hours depending on your tastes and the destination you want. Choose from Fort Boyard, Ile de Re, Ile d'Aix, Ile d'Oleron and several others.Horse Drawn toursThere are guided tours every day in July and August except Sundays and bank holidays. Meet at the tourist office for a trip of 1 hour seeing the town by caleche, then half an hour on foot. Tarifs: Adult: 8€ - Child (4-12 years) and students: 6€. Circuit back to the tourist office.Saintes45 minutes away, an ancient town which lies on the main pilgrimage route to Spain. The river Charente runs through the town. The capital of the ancient province of Saintonge, its monuments and history make it worth a visit.CognacCognac with its rolling vineyards is only 30 minutes away where you can tour the many distilleries including the world famous Courvoisier and Hennesy & Martell distilleries on its banks of the river charante, your taken for a tour around the barrel storage areas, shown how barrels are made in the cooperage, you get to see how the burnt wine (brandy) is turned into cognac . Where you can sample the cognac and the local aperitif Pineau. .Boating on the Charente river is a must in Cognac and nearby Jarnac RochefortAn old naval town with a ropeworks and museum and a lovely town square.St Jean D'AngelyAn historical, vibrant town, is 15 minutes away, built around three open squares, where there is a twice weekly market, bars, restaurants and many other visitor attractions . During the summer there are music festivals, live bands and a very large visiting fairground.Just out of town you can cross the river Boutonne to a large park, with paddle boats, outdoor table tennis, a children's park, an open air swimming pool open 3pm onwards during the summer.Just behind the park is a large leisure centre & indoor pool, open all year and heated, with a huge curly slide, diving boards, Jacuzzis, shallow splash pools attractively laid out for the kids, and for serious swimmers a further lap pool.SurgeresFamous for its butter, has links with the TGV, you can be in Paris in under 3 hours on the TGV, it has a large out door swimming pool. A visit to the town's park reveals its chateau and the Romanesque church of Our Lady (Notre Dame).St SavinienThe town centre here is very nice, its on the river Charente, cross the bridge to the large park, here there are electric scale model boats, for children of all ages, they can steer around a lake, & through canals, scale models include Mississippi steamers, Channel Ferries, Tugs, the boats open every day in July & August from 2pm, its 4 euros each.Port d EnvauxWhere you can swim in the Charente, there are two diving boards , paddle boats or canoes to hire, a children's park.Also local to the above is Crazannes (which has a châteaux ) & St Prochaire neither of which I have yet visited but I'm told are worth visiting.TaillebourgWhere the road turns right to turn away from the river go straight on there is a restaurant /bar at the end of the road, again boats to hire water skiing , Taillebourg has a chateaux at the top of the hill.Venise verteDuring the tourist peak season, it is wise to make the boat trip in the morning or to choose a jetty in a hamlet a little away from the most frequented places. For a traditional boat trip, you've a wide selection of jetties in the various villages, which offer varied formulae, adapted to your wishes of the moment. You can also rent boats and canoes without a guide-skipper. For the first time, it's obviously better to take a tour with a guide-skipper!Dampierre sur BoutonneWhere there is a bar/restaurant and a renaissance Chateau, which unfortunately had a major fire two years ago, but you can still tour the gardens and view the ongoing restoration work. AulnayWith its colourful Sunday market and pavement bars and restaurantsLoulayA 5 minute drive will get you to the popular village of Loulay with its large outdoor swimming pool, pretty centre, if your French is failing you try the Mutton Noir (Black Sheep) pub & restaurant, say hello to the English proprietors Alex & Carol.AttractionsFuturoscopeThe park of the moving image at Poitiers is approximately 1 hour drive and makes a great day out for all the family.ZoodyseeA zoo of European Fauna set in the heart of the Chize forest, is well worth a visit.La Palmyre Zoo at Royan has a lot to offer all the family. Luna Park, which is behind La Palmyre Zoo opens during the summer evenings, there are lots of fairground type rides,Euro DisneyYou could visit Euro Disney on your route to or from our location, stopping for a night or two in a Paris Hotel. Mickey Mouse for the kids, and scenic Paris for the grownups!Or you can set of at 6am from Surges, and be in Paris for 9am on the commuter train.Les Plages (The Beaches)The Atlantic beaches in this part of France are generally shallow and sandy, and often have a good surf for body boarding.Châtelaillon-Plage with its 3 km of uninterrupted white sands where the locals enjoy windsurfing and parasailing.This is the nearest beach, just south of La Rochelle, a very long promenade, a small shopping area, lots of bars overlooking the beach.Offers a magnificent view of the coast and the islands. it the ideal place for a day out. Summer markets on Tuesday and Friday mornings are well worth a visit.Royan(40 mins) has vast sandy beaches, many fish restaurants and shops, and an excellent nightlife. A typical seaside town in the middle of oyster country. FourasOffers a variety of beaches facing all the different horizons, the Plage Nord to the North, the Grande Plage to the West, the Plage Sud to the South. The Plage Nord is lined with beautiful villas built during the first part of the 20th Century. The Grande Plage is very pleasant and the woods of holm oaks around the Casino are particularly restful. Finally, take time to visit Fort Vauban.Les IlesThe Ile d'Oléron and the Ile de Ré are connected to the mainland by bridges and the Ile Madame is accessible by car at low tide. Take the ferry, which crosses from Fouras to the Ile d' Aix.Ile de Ré, this stretches out over 30 km, from Sablanceaux to the lighthouse, Phare des Baleines and offers many beautiful beaches. There are 100 km of bicycle paths fitted out for all categories of cyclists. If you have no bikes, they can be rented most places on the island. Ideal for the whole days outing take a picnic or sample one of the many good restaurants. Il d'Oleron - 1 hour. Il d'Oleron is an island accessed by a long, toll-free bridge. The island has miles of sandy beaches, and is laced with cycle paths through the pine woodsLocal Restaurants & BarsThere are many more than listed but these are my favouritesThe Auberge de la Chateaux, Villeneuve La Comtesse, on the N150, lunchtime set menu.The Tabac at Marsais, lunchtime set menu.The Lighthouse at St Felix, a bar and shop open every day but Tuesday.St Jean D AngelyThe Jacobin, 26 rue des Jacobin - open everyday, pizzas, steak ect good with kidsHotel De La Place - excellent food and not expensive, a good posh evening out, no children's menuMcDonalds - if you have kids you have to go now & again, its out of town next to the IntermacheEllis Park & the Annex next door offer a basic snack menu or Tapas, it is nice to sit outside this Bar in the square and have a drink on a summer eveningThere is a lovely bar restaurant on the banks of the river boutonne, overlooking the park, you can sit outside next to the river and have a drink, the restaurant is unusual, they bring you your meat uncooked and you cook it on a very hot volcanic stone at the table SurgesLe Ronsard, 24 Avenue De Liberation, very good food.There is a good Chinese just out of the centre on the road to RochfortThe Grand Café, next to the indoor market.More
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About the Owner
Cathy G
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2012
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As the Property owners we live in France full time. We live on site and are happy to help with getting the best from your holiday in France. David and his family moved to France in 2004. They found an old French manor house with surrounding outbuilds which had been empty for 35 years. He renovated our home and the on site gites and opened for bussiness with 4 gites in 2006, opening a further 2 gites in 2007 and has recently finished renovating gite number 7. Our gite complex is perfect for families and friends holidaying together and in the summer we enjoy the buzz and chatter of families enjoying themselves around the courtyard and in the pool and gardens. Cathy & David
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

For general overview of experience please refer to review under Andromeda. We used Cassiopeia for 2 adults and 3 children. Adequate accommodation although living area seemed small compared to Andromeda and Pegasus. However, this wasn't a problem as most of the time we were outside...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank dillyeastsx
Reviewed 5 September 2015

We travelled with our four teens, aged between 12 and 15 years and stayed at this beautiful complex in the beautiful countryside . Our gite was absolutely gorgeous in spacious and really quiet grounds, the bedrooms were big, comfortable and well aired. We had available...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank Janete M
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

A well equipped Gite with everything you need. David will Isabel will make you feel very welcome and provide lots of helpful tips on places to visit. We had the pleasure of joining them at a local village fete - great food and great atmosphere....More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Jessica I
Reviewed 10 April 2014

our hosts, were very knowledgeable and helpful with anything we needed to know. I suggest you ask them the best places to go as there is lots to do close by. We spent a nice afternoon at the chateau at Dampierre-sur-Boutonne , with its chess...More

Date of stay: June 2013
Thank Emma R
Reviewed 2 August 2016
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Date of stay: July 2016
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Cycling Trips
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Trampoline
Internet Access
Children's Pool
Toaster
Swingset
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Pool Table
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
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The village of Villeneuve La Comtesse is just 2 miles away, with amenities which include a bakery, post office, mini market. There is a choice of quality supermarkets, bars, restaurants, swimming pools and banks in Surgeres (15 mins) or St Jean D’Angely (15 mins). We are 40 minutes from the historic port of La Rochelle on the west coast of France. The beaches of Ile de re, Ile d’Oleron La Rochelle, Chatelaillon & Royan are nearby. Venise verte and Benon wood. Cognac, Puy du Fou, Saintes, La Palmyre zoo, and Futuroscope at Poitiers are all within easy reach. There are numerous Chateaux in the area open to visitors.
Getting around
A car is essential for sight seeing, but you may use one of our many bikes in the morning to ride to the local boulangerie for your bread.
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