A Beautiful Holiday Home In Charente-Maritime, FranceA Luxury holiday home set in 2 acres of gardens in Charente-Maritime, France. Our cottage sleeps up to 8, has beautiful country views, private patio area & heated swimming pool. Here, find the essence of rural France, vibrant markets, vineyards, great restaurants, historic villages & lots more! The CottageAvailability
Vacheroy Gite, Holiday Cottage in Charente-Maritime, France
A Luxury holiday home set in 2 acres of gardens in Charente-Maritime, France. Our cottage sleeps up to 8 (Maximum 6 people over 12 due to restricted headroom in the “Den”) We have beautiful country views, private patio area & heated swimming pool and free Wi-fi. Here, find the essence of rural France, vibrant markets, vineyards, great restaurants, historic villages & lots more!
Come to Vacheroy to relax in our luxury, 10x5m in-ground heated swimming pool, take in the beautiful country views & become part of French way of life. In July & August local towns hold gastronomic evening markets where the streets are filled with locals & tourists alike. Sit out, drink in the atmosphere & dine on an array of local & exotic foods. See our local guide for all the fabulous activities both here & in the vicinity.
Vacheroy is a beautiful character cottage, with a large beamed lounge, a large en-suite Kingsize room & a small twin room for adults or children, an open mezzanine with a double bed and off this area is the “Den”. A low ceiling attic room suitable only for younger children. It has a partly shaded private terrace area with seating, outside dining area & BBQ adjoining the fully equipped kitchen. In the garden there are childrens swings, a shaded vine covered seating area, table tennis, pool table, various games such as boule, badminton & croquet & of course, the fabulous pool & sunbathing terrace.
Enjoy the local markets, vineyards, country walks, lakes & restaurants right on our doorstep or venture a little further afield for historic cities, beaches, medieval villages, the great Bordeaux vineyards of St Emillion or the Chateaux of the Medoc. On the borders of Aquitaine & Charente Maritime, the area offers thousands of years of history for you to enjoy. Roman remains, walled villages of the Hundred Years War & religious wars & the centre of the wine trade between France & Britain, the wonderful UNESCO World Heritage 18th century city of Bordeaux itself.
What our guests are saying...
This was a lovely gite, with lovely sized rooms, well furnished and clean. The gardens are beautiful and has wonderful swimming pool. The location is perfect for exploring the lovely places such as Cognac, Bordeaux and Royan.
Sandra and Mark were great hosts, doing all they could to make your stay comfortable, we also enjoyed the frequent visit from Ruby and Daisy! We will be back.
We verbleven een week met onze zoontjes van 3 en 6 in deze gite, en het enige wat we ons beklaagden was dat we er geen 2 geboekt hadden! De term gite is eigenlijk misplaatst want hierbij denk ik eerder aan een kleine houten chalet, maar niks was minder waar. De gite had een enorm ruime living, grote leefkeuken, 4 slaapkamers, 2 badkamers en een zeer gezellige buiten leefruimte. De ‘hosts’ Mark en Sandra zijn zeer sympathieke, relaxte, goedlachse mensen. Zeer attent ook, want bij aankomst lag er een vers stokbrood klaar, boter, melk, confituur, water en een flesje wijn. Hiermee konden we de kindjes na de lange rit toch meteen even paaien. Het huis is ook zeer kindvriendelijk, alles omheind, traphekkentjes, kinderservies, kinderstoelen... in het huisje vind je ook alles om je te behelpen in de keuken, alles is voorzien. De wifi werkte goed! Vooraf wisten we niet goed wat te verwachten van het delen van de tuin en zwembad met de hosts, maar dit was totaal geen issue. Ten eerste, zoals ik al meldde zijn Mark en Sandra uiterst aangename mensen, maar bovendien willen ze ook echt dat de mensen in alle rust kunnen genieten. Dus wanneer de gasten aan het zwembad liggen, is dat ook echt voor hen alleen. Idem met andere delen van het huis. Het zwembad was zalig, de kinderen hadden de tijd van hun leven. Het water 28 graden... de tuin gigantisch... we brachten ook veel tijd door in de private buitenruimte. Top! Bbq aan, glaasje rosé erbij; zalig! Op dinsdagavond is er in Montendre (op minder dan 10min rijden) een soort foodtruckfestivalletje, leuk! En om de hoek is er zeer gezellig restaurantje: chez gigi. Beetje een boho sfeertje, je komt er meteen in vakantiesfeer. We bezochten Bordeaux en Cognac; beiden op ongeveer 40min rijden. Ook dit is niet te ontzien want de landschappen erheen waren magnifiek. Wijngaarden, zonnebloemenvelden.... Handig was ook dat er een wasmachine stond. Er is beddengoed voorzien en 2 handdoeken pp. Dat scheelt meteen veel ruimte in de koffer. Niet onbelangrijk als je met 2 kleine kinderen reist... Het was top!
We came over and stayed for a week in April as a family of two adults and two young children, and it was the perfect stay. The property itself is amazing, SO cozy and homely, we really felt at home. The bedrooms and all very spacious and well equipped, and the mezzanine room is incredible. The kitchen is perfect and has everything you need and more, as is the bathroom, however the highlight for me is the livingroom, its amazing, with a lovely fire, comfy suites and lovely and cozy, perfect. The grounds are incredible, and well maintained with plenty to entertain the little one or adults alike. The surrounding area is lovely and peaceful, even has Ostriches just down the road, and the main town with all you need just a 5 minute drive and bigger town all within 45 minutes or so. All in all an amazing place, and with the welcome recieved by Mark and Sandra it just made it feel even more special...... please dont hesitate, a perfect holiday.
We arrived for a two week holiday at 8pm on the Saturday night with two young children (aged 4 and 6) and a crazy dog and were given a warm welcome by Sandra and Mark who had the pool open and warm for us to jump straight in which was a lovely start to the holiday (along with the welcome pack of bread, cheese, local wine, butter etc). The house is immaculate and has everything you could need. Mark and Sandra have obviously visited Ikea wth children in mind and have ensured there are plastic plates bowls etc and essential bathroom steps, high chairs, travel cot etc etc. Mark also very kindly put the stairgates on for us which gave peace of mind. The house and garden are very child friendly. The bedrooms were great - very comfortable beds and the linen was white, crisp and clean - and the girls loved The Den where they slept especially the glow up stars on the ceiling above their beds which is such a nice touch. If you have children and want to sit outside in the evening to enjoy the sunset whilst they are asleep then it is possible to hear them if they wake up. The bathrooms were both spotless and modern and good quality towels were provided which saved room in the car. The living room was huge with very comfortable sofas and lots of information on the table about places to go. There was wifi throughout the whole property and it even reached the pool and we didn't have any problems with it at all which was great. The garden is 2 acres and stunning. There were hammocks in various places and beautiful places just to sit and rest. The garden immediately outside our kitchen was fenced off with a small fence which was perfect for us as it meant we could leave the back door open at all times knowing the girls and dog could not get out into the rest of the garden where the pool was without us. The pool was one of the best we have had, it never felt cold and was positioned perfectly for all day sun. There is plenty to do in the area - we went to Cognac, an airshow, Royan beach, Blaye, a couple of night markets and indoor swimming at Jonzac which are all easily accessible but the thing we all loved doing the most was staying at the house and enjoying the pool and garden and the two weeks flew by. One of our concerns before we arrived was how it would be having the owners living on site and whether we would felt overlooked. We didn't need to worry as Sandra and Mark were warm and welcoming but then faded away into the background only appearing when we needed them and their generosity in keeping an eye on the dog when we went out was amazing. Sandra and Mark have done such a good job with the house and because it is their home, and not just a holiday home, everything is to a high standard and small things like making sure the pool is kept at a constant (high) temperature are kept an eye on. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone with children of any age or adults only. For very young children the enclosed garden was plenty with its swings and slide and amazing wildlife (not least the large family of swifts which lived in the tress and were stunning to watch fly about) to keep them amused for hours and the house is very child friendly. For the slightly older children the pool table, table tennis etc should keep them amused if they ever get fed up of the pool (which is highly unlikely). For those holidaying without children this house offers a complete escape with true peace and quiet. There are so many areas to sit and read a book or just close your eyes and not hear a thing for hours. The house is big enough to accommodate a larger group and that includes a decent size outside table which is comfortable to sit at and chat with a few bottles of wine until the early hours. I can easily give Vacheroy 5stars and cannot wait to return. It is the best holiday house we have been to anywhere and Sandra and Mark are truly lovely people who genuinely want to ensure you have a good holiday. Many thanks to them.
Superb hospitality and a fantastic location. That's about it I suppose!!! 5 star accommodation, wonderful hosts & a fantastic location. We will be back many times and recommend you to all our friends and family. P.S. The wine tasting was superb!"
Great location in the countryside, surrounded by many sunflower fields, it was picturesque! The Gite had everything we needed and was very comfortable and homely. The girls particularly loved the Den!
The garden had plenty of space to run around. Swings and hammocks for us to enjoy, and of course the beautiful pool. It was all one depth which meant the grown ups could swim comfortably, and the kids could play safely on the floats etc. There were also other games/puzzles/books provided inside the house, as well as outside games like table tennis etc.
There was also an Ostrich farm nearby. The owner was very proud to show off her Ostriches and to tell you everything you needed to know about them.
Also, another restaurant called GIGI'S was close by, we went on a Saturday evening and enjoyed a lovely meal, and it had a great atmosphere.
Mark and Sandra couldn't have made us feel any more welcome, they really made our holiday. Our girls were really taken with their dogs, Ruby and Daisy, who were so gently and friendly.
All in all, it was a great Gite, and not too far away from the beaches and places of interest. Mark and Sandra were great hosts, and we all had a very relaxing holiday!
Thank you from the Meekums family.
This place is a beautiful quiet spot. Easy to get to from Bordeaux airport and our hosts were great; always on hand to give advice on were to go etc. We weren't lucky with the weather, but I imagine if it was a beautful warm French summer, there would be nothing more relaxing that sitting by the lovely pool the owners have installed and having a drink and chat under the shade they have built with comfy chairs. It's a few miles from the nearest town, so stock up with provisions and spend some lovely evenings enjoying the lovely outdoor dining area. I would definately recommend this place.
5 star accommodation, wonderful hosts & a fantastic location. We will be back many times and recommend you to all our friends and family.
P.S. The wine tasting was superb!
We stayed for ten days at the end of August. The sun shone everyday so we made full use of the amazing pool and terrace. The kitchen is very well equipped and our hosts even got some shopping in for us before we arrived, which meant we could just get straight on with enjoying ourselves. Mark and Sandra are a fun, friendly couple who work hard to make this a home from home in this most beautiful part of France. Thank you.
Stayed here for the last week of July 2016, lovely accommodation, as good as the photos, lovely owners, great gardens and swimming pool, would recommend. Thanks Mark and Sandra.
Vacheroy is a luxury holiday home set in 2 acres of gardens in Charente-Maritime, France. This holiday cottage sleeps 8, has beautiful country views, private patio area & heated swimming pool.
Find the essence of rural France.