We are situated in the heart of our small village 8 km from Pons, in the Charente Maritime on the west coast of France. We are also in the Petite Champagne region (a cognac grape terroir designation) and there are several local ‘vignerons’ (wine growers) in the village who still produce wine for the cognac houses. There is also a small distillery producing ‘eau de vie’ for one of the leading cognac houses. In summer our village nestles amongst the vineyards and fields of sunflowers. We are 20 minutes from the Roman town of Saintes and the town of Cognac. 40 minutes to the west lies the sandy beaches of the Gironde Estuary and 45 - 50 minutes to the Cote Sauvage, the Atlantic coast. The A10 motorway is 10 minutes away. Bordeaux airport in 1h 15 to the south and La Rochelle airport is 1h to the north. We have a seasonal, heated outdoor salt-water pool with views of the garden. As well as a fully secured toddlers (under 5s) play hangar together with other garden games & equipment such as a 3.5m trampoline, a sturdy swing and slide combination. There is also an indoor games room with table tennis, table football etc. Free secure private parking is available on site. All of our gîtes are fully equipped, insulated and with electric radiators to enable you to be comfortable & totally independent. They have a fully equipped kitchen, a flat-screen TV, satellite box and DVD player, and the houses and townhouse have satellite channels. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and gardens. Deluxe Double Room with Shower Max adults: 2 Deluxe Double Room with Shower 1 large double bed
One-Bedroom House Max adults: 2 One-Bedroom House 1 double bed
Three-Bedroom House 8Max adults: 8 Three-Bedroom House Bedroom 1: 1 large double bed Bedroom 2: 4 single beds Bedroom 3: 1 double bed Three-Bedroom Townhouse 6Max adults: 6 Three-Bedroom Townhouse Bedroom 1: 1 large double bed Bedroom 2: 2 single beds Bedroom 3: 2 single beds
Two-Bedroom Townhouse Max adults: 4 Two-Bedroom Townhouse Bedroom 1: 1 double bed Bedroom 2: 2 single beds
Our Welcome Pack normally includes a fresh baguette, a local cheese, aperitif biscuits, a bottle of beer for each adult, a carton of fruit juice for each child and a bottle of wine. SIRET : 815 207 956 00013
Check-out - 10:00
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please check what conditions may apply to each option when making your selection.
Refundable damage deposit
A damage deposit of EUR 250 is required. This may be paid by bank transfer or by cheque. You should be reimbursed within 10 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via bank transfer, subject to an inspection of the property and any necessary deductions.
Children and beds
Children of any age are welcome.
Cot and extra bed policies
Travel cots and other equipment for children may be reserved, free of charge, upon request at the time of booking.
There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.
All cots and children's equipment is subject to availability.
No age restriction
There is no age requirement for check-in
Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the buildings or elsewhere on the property.
Pets are not allowed.
Taxe de séjour = 1.10€ / adult / night Cleaning fee optional. We expect the gîte to be left as you found it. We can arrange cleaning given advance notice, cost dependant upon the size of your gîte.
Please contact us directly for availability since we have 4 gîtes and cannot show availability for all 4 on one calendar.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||€250.00|
|Nearest Airport||Bordeaux & La Rochelle||70 miles|
|Nearest Bar||Pons||5 miles|
|Nearest Beach||Mescher||45 miles|
|Nearest Golf||Saintes||25 miles|
|Nearest Restaurant||Pons||5 miles|
|Nearest Theme Park||Château des Enigmes (childrens)||5 miles|
Very good location. Beautiful village, close to Pons with shops and restaurants. Accommodation is great with comfortable beds and well equipped kitchen. Large swimming pool with warm water.
Tim and Vanessa are welcoming and friendly hosts. The gite is modern and all appliances and facilities are in excellent condition. We loved the pool and spent the late afternoon there every day! We visited the coast at Royan, about 45 mins drive - fabulous spot, and Saintes, about 20 mins drive away, is very pretty with plenty of restaurants. A lovely spot for a holiday away from the hurly-burly of life.
L'accueil, le calme , l'environnement les propriétaires ont été disponibles et très arrangeants.
Excellent séjour dans un cadre magnifique et calme. Idéal pour se ressourcer. Les propriétaires sont accueillants, serviables, sympathiques, de bon conseil pour les visites de la région mais toujours très discrets. Le gite chèvrefeuille est très bien équipé, décoré avec soin, confortable et très propre. Il bénéficie d'une terrasse privée agréable. La piscine est également très propre et dispose de transats en suffisance et surtout d'un coin ombragé pour en profiter. L'endroit est adapté aux enfants en bas âge mais les plus grands peuvent également s'y détendre (ping pong, baby foot, trampoline, livres, DVD). Une voiture est indispensable pour les courses mais le gite est un excellent point de départ pour visiter les nombreux endroits intéressants de la région.
Tout dans ce séjour m'a ravi. Les hôtes sont attentifs et discrets. La propriété paysagée est ravissante. Elle est calme et les autres convives très respectueux Les infrastructures proposées sont très bien (Literie, piscine, jeux etc...). Même en cette période de Covid, mon séjour fut agréable grâce aux mesures sanitaires prises par Vanessa et Tim. Merci à eux pour tout. Disliked · Au dessus de la chambre Rose il y a un autre gite. Le pas lourd de certain convive s'entend. Mais Vanessa leur dira surement. Ce ne fut qu'une nuit sur la semaine. Donc pas de soucis.
L'accueil, le logement tant sur le plan de l'équipement, de la propreté. De toutes façons tout était parfait.
Tout était parfait Accueil excellent des personnes adorables et prévenantes gentillesse extrême ???????????????? Lieu idéal Hygiène parfaite Confort optimal Calme fantastique Superbe piscine à température idéale Bref que du plus ????????????????????
These really are super gites - well-equipped, clean and in a beautiful area of France. We returned for a second visit and were not disappointed! Tim & Vanessa are great hosts - we will definitely be returning! Date of stay: July 2019
We chose these beautiful gites for a family holiday after a lot of detailed research – and having just returned to the UK after two super weeks there, are very glad that we did! The properties are spotless, spacious, very well-equipped and well-located for exploring the beaches of the Charente coast and the cities of Bordeaux and La Rochelle, as well as local sightseeing around Pons, Saintes and Angoulême. Our children loved the pool (securely fenced and gated), trampoline, swings, slide, covered play area, boules court and games room and we could relax in the well-kept gardens while they had fun. Friendly hosts Tim and Vanessa were always on hand should we need anything (Vanessa also runs a French/English language school on site), but unobtrusively so, which made for a peaceful break where we could really unwind. A great holiday in a fabulous property in a lovely part of France - highly recommended!
Over the years I have spent numerous happy holidays in France in many different gites, each with its own unique charm. Yet one gite stands out above all others. Les Gites du Vigneron are simply beautiful. To say they are a “home from home” is an understatement. The gites retain their original character but have been enhanced to create a modern feel. They are immaculate with everything you could possibly wish for to make a perfect holiday. If you can tear yourself away from the heated pool, there is plenty to do in the garden or games room, including table tennis , boules and trampolining. The gites are located in the lovely region of Charente Maritime. There are so many interesting places to visit that you are spoilt for choice. Vanessa and Tim are wonderful hosts. Thank you for our second special holiday - we shall definitely return soon!
This was our fourth trip to Les Gites du Vigneron and our third stay in La Paquerette! When we first visited, we were one of the very first guests and of course, everything was beautifully modern, new and clean! Three years on, I am happy to report that nothing has changed. La Paquerette continues to be a ‘home from home’ (or better than!) experience - very well maintained and equipped, fresh and clean! Everything has been thought of and additional items are supplied, if required. I always love looking at the gite's very useful ‘folder of info’ on the surrounding area, and we are slowly working our way round the recommended locations and restaurants listed therein! There is also, of course, the option of taking some French lessons with Vanessa Westacott in her well equipped classroom – within the main house. She is a fantastic language teacher (French and English at Papillon Ecole de Langue) – whose fluency, ability and teaching skills are second to none – and she can tailor lessons to suit students following a syllabus (CE/GCSE/IGCSE/Pre U/A’level etc) or just wanting to brush up their conversational French/English or grammar for a holiday or work trip. In the summer, of course, there is also the added attraction of the swimming pool, barbeque, boules area and children’s covered play zone and trampoline. There really is something here for everyone! We can’t leave without planning our next trip back again!
We (2 adults and 2 teenagers) have just returned from the most relaxing fortnight at the gîtes du vigneron. The gîtes are beautifully renovated, spotlessly clean and very comfortably furnished. Great consideration has been given to what people want during a holiday and the gîte was fully equipped with everything we could need. The showers were powerful, the beds were comfortable and there was plenty of space for us all. The grounds are immaculate, yet you can still play football. The play barn is full of games and toys for all ages, including table tennis, darts and table football. The pool area is stunning, with a large, shaded area as well as plenty loungers around the pool. The pool was clean, warm and available from early in the morning til late at night every day. The property is around 15 mins drive from two large supermarkets in Pons. Saintes, Cognac and the coast are all within easy driving distance. The local boulangerie is a couple of minutes drive away. Tim and Vanessa are the perfect hosts. They are always available, yet never intrusive. We all thoroughly enjoyed our time at the gîtes du vigneron and were very sad to leave. We cannot rate it highly enough - an outstanding property. Thank you Tim and Vanessa for a wonderful holiday.