Traditional House Set in Picturesque Hamlet
|Location:||5km from Aulnay / 20km from St Jean|
|Property Type:||House - Detached|
|Rent per month:||From £650 pcm|
|Long letting period:||Long lets Sept-May|
|Min. rental period:||1 month Sept-May|
|Bedrooms:||2 Double bedrooms. 2 Twin bedrooms. 3 upstaris & 1 downstairs|
|Sleeps:||2 to 8|
Description of Property: Le Jardin Vert is a traditional detached farmhouse in the picturesque hamlet of Bataille. Downstairs features a spacious living room with wood burner and two sofas and a dining area to the rear of the house. The fully equipped kitchen is light and airy and has a breakfast table and water softener (essential if you are staying for a month or more!) in addition to all the usual appliances. A twin bedroom with shower, and a separate WC are also downstairs. Stairs lead up from the living room to a landing from which all of the upstairs rooms can be accessed, being three double bedrooms and a family bathroom with shower / WC. There is plenty of storage space as well as a wardrobe and a computer area on the landing. WiFi access is provided.
Outside Amenities: The kitchen opens out onto to a traditional walled garden with outdoor dining furniture and BBQ. This then opens out into the main garden with a private 9 x 4m swimming pool, several fruit trees and stunning views across the fields to the village of St Georges de Longuepierre. There is a secluded garden to the front of the cottage, perfect for a morning coffee.
Surrounding Area: There are several beautiful trail walks from the doorstep which take you over the fields and into the woodland by the river Boutonne.
The ancient market town of Aulnay is just 5km away with its famous 12th century church - a main stop off for the pilgrims en-route to Santiago de Compostelle. Aulnay has a twice weekly market, a supermarket, several boulangeries, a butchers, a bar and a restaurant, as well as sporting facilities including an outdoor heated swimming pool and tennis courts. There is also a tourist office with plenty of information on the local area including maps for walking and cycling trails.
Of equal distance in the opposite direction is the very pretty village of Dampierre, with a 17th century chateau, a donkey sanctuary and leisure area by the river which are perfect for children. There is a good café, little shop and restaurant. Bikes are available to hire and several well-marked routes along quiet roads start from there.
A 20 minute drive from the cottage takes you to St. Jean d'Angely, a bustling medieval town which has a popular Saturday market, several supermarkets and a good selection of restaurants and bars. Piscine Atlantys is a large indoor leisure complex with a gym, multiple leisure pools, a water chute and diving board. The river Boutonne runs through the town and is popular for kayaking, pedalos, fishing and mini-golf.
La Rochelle is a 60 min drive and out of season it is a popular destinations for a day out wandering around the historic old town of with its harbour and numerous shops and restaurants. The aquarium at La Rochelle and award-winning zoo near Royan are also both very popular with children.
The Roman settlement of Saintes is a 40min drive and the amphitheatre holds free "spectacles" during the summer and there are Roman thermal baths nearby. Saintes has a large market and is a centre for boat trips on the Charente.
Cognac is a 50 minute drive and is famous for its distilleries, all of which provide tours during the summer. It has a lovely park with a children's playground on the banks of the Charente river and a large cobbled pedestrian area with shops, cafes and restaurants leading from the river right up to the town centre.
Golfers enjoy a choice of several 18 hole courses at Niort (40 mins drive), Saintes, Cognac & La Rochelle.
|Heating system:||Wood burner. Electric heaters in all rooms.|
|Services / Facilities:||Mains water. Septic tank. Electricity. Telephone. WiFi Broadband Internet Access. Television. Satellite TV.|
|Kitchen Facilities:||Conventional oven. Hob. Microwave. Fridge. Freezer. Combined Fridge/Freezer. Dishwasher. Washing Machine.|
Smokers accepted. (Smoking outside only please)
Pets may be allowed by prior agreement. BBQ. Pool.
Private 9 x 4m swimming pool with alarm.
Property is suitable for more than one family. Off-road parking.
Distance to Nearest (in kms):
|Village/Town:||Aulnay 5 kms & St Jean D'Angely 20 kms|
|Supermarket:||Intermarche Aulnay 5 kms|
|Shops:||Aulnay 5 kms|
|Market:||Aulnay 5 kms|
|Airport:||La Rochelle 70 kms|
|Train Station:||St Jean D'Angely 20 kms|
|Bus Station:||St George 1 km|
|Port:||Calais 7 hour drive & Le Harve 5 hours|
Pricing Info: Oct - April - £650 pcm excluding utilities
May half term, June & Sept - £750 per week
July & Aug - £1000 per week (including weekly cleaning and linen change)
Please contact me for monthly prices for May-Sept
Availability: This property is available for longer rentals: Long lets Sept-May
This property is available for weekly summer holiday rentals.
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|Telephone No 1:||+44 (0)20 8650 7126|
|Telephone No 2:||+44 (0)7941 698141|
|Languages spoken:||English & some French|
|Time to contact:||Anytime|
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