Chataigniers- Bel Air Gites
- Type: Farmhouse
- Sleeps: 6 (3 Bedrooms)
- Nearest Beach: Meschers sur Gironde (20 km)
- Change Over Day: Flexible
- Non smoking only
- suitable for children
- suitable for the elderly
- Winter lets available
Chataigniers is our three bedroomed farmhouse, sleeping 6 guests. Rated 4 Star by Charente Maritime Tourism.
In its past life, Chataigniers (the Chestnut) was a dairy and is now the largest of our holiday homes. It still retains much of its former glory, since the property was converted into a three bedroomed farmhouse, overlooking the courtyard, fields and beyond to the woods.
Set over two floors, the spacious family room and dining area, has been refurbished whilst retaining its original stonework walls. Tiled floors keep the farmhouse cool during the heat of the summer months. There are three comfortable sofas, LCD TV with UK and French channels and a DVD Player, a dining room table and chairs to seat six. The large kitchen is fully equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, 5 ring stand-alone gas cooker and microwave, and plenty of cooking utensils and equipment. To the rear of the property there is a large patio with BBQ, Garden table and chairs and parasol.
Sleeping accommodation in Chataigniers comprises of two spacious double bedrooms and a further large bedroom with two single beds, a perfect space for the kids. There are 2 shower rooms , one upstairs and one downstairs.
Our family-friendly holiday complex includes a large heated swimming pool, fully enclosed and gated with a child lock. You’ll find lots of swimming toys available for family fun! There is heaps of wide open space for the kids to run, play and make new friends. Plus a play area with swings, slide, trampoline, climbing frame and adventure wooden playhouse!
The indoor games room provides fun for all the family with a pool table, table tennis, a large library of adult and children’s books, and a large selection of family DVDs. There are also toys for younger children, including a mini workbench and kitchen, garage, shop and Fisher price musical walker.
Bel Air gites is located just 20 mins from the nearest beaches at Meschers sur Gironde or 25 mins from Royan. La Rochelle and Bordeaux are just an hour away. The nearest town is Gemozac which under 10 minutes drive.
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The Charente Maritime Region
At Bel-Air Gites we’re located just 20 minutes from the seaside resort of Royan and the stunning Roman town of Saintes, which combines culture, art and wonderful shopping. Just 7 kms away is the market town of Gémozac, here you’ll find delicious local produce and provides all you’ll need to have a go at cooking up some rustic French dishes, or exquisite meats to put on the barbecue.
Head out in the opposite direction and you’ll find yourself portside in the tranquil village of Mortagne, which sits on the Gironde estuary, the largest in Europe. Enjoy lunch at one of the lovely quayside restaurants, with a lovely outlook across the port
Royan at only 20 minutes drive away, boasts a Sunday morning market (not to be missed). Shops are also open on this day making it a great morning out, this region is particulary famous for its seafood. There are many excursions that can be booked at the Marina, including visits to the well-known Fort Boyard, Phare de Cordouan (the lighthouse) and the Ile d'Oleron to name but a few. You can also catch a ferry here in Royan over to the Medoc and enjoy a day visiting the well known vineyards.
The Aquarium at La Rochelle is well worth a visit, only 1 hr from Bel Air.
The Zoo at La Palmyre is a great day out for all the family. The most famous zoological park in France and recently voted European Zoo of the Year. The most visited tourist attraction in the department of Charente-Maritime. And, as a breeding zoo it is very different from most people’s idea of a zoo as many animals are completely free to roam – and there are more than 1600 of them!
The Miniature port of Saint-Savinien has A 'fleet' of hand crafted, electric boats. Children can choose from Mississippi steam boats, tugs, river pushing tugs, a trawler, a cargo ship, a sardine fishing boat or a ferry. Budding sailors can navigate the boats on the lake and along the miniature canals passing a boat wash-house, a fisherman’s cottage, a Japanese bridge. Radars, a lighthouse and a light ship guide them around a dredger, a refloating barge and various other ocean perils.
Great Family fun at Les Antilles at Jonzac – indoor water park in the Charente-Maritime
This indoor aqua park offers all-year-round swimming, slides, water toboggans, indoor beaches, beauty and fitness centres in tropical surroundings with, palm trees, a tropical glasshouse and even real waves.
*Coolongalook adventure park is situated just outside Royan, in a 5 hectare forest. A whole range of activities for all the family, rope bridges, tarzan swings, tight rope walk, and giant zip lines. A great alternative a day at the beach. Well managed and safe.
Château des Énigmes, at Pons have a treasure hunt that is great fun for kids and adults alike . Solve the musketeer-themed puzzles t the castle through a series of 21 games that include fishing for corks, recognising the smell of an aromatic plants and solving the mystery of the Templar Code. The challenges are diverse, imaginative, large-scale and well constructed. Nice little cafe for a break half way through, too.
Only a 20 minute drive from your gite at www.belairgites.com
Bordeaux is a beautiful city which is world famous for its wines and wonderful architecture. Bordeaux is the most famous wine region in the world. Most visitors come to the city and its surrounds to tour the chateaux, taste the world-class wines. Bordeaux has around 500 chateaux, or vineyards. There are two key areas of attraction, the Medoc and St Emilion. Firstly the Médoc, a large wine-growing area which lies northwest of Bordeaux, along the western shore of the Gironde Estuary. This is easily accessible by car ferry from Blaye, or from Royan .
Saintes and Cognac- The historic town of Saintes is only 30 minutes drive, there you can visit the Old Abbey, the Cathedral or the famous Amphitheatre or walk leisurely round the town with its many shops and restaurants. In the summer months there are boat trips on the lovely Charente river which meanders through Saintes and the surrounding countryside eventually reaching the world reknowned town of Cognac. Cognac, the town is a short 40 minute drive away with it's many Cognac house tours, Hennessey is most recomended, reasonable, hands on and includes a boat trip.
There are golf courses at Royan, Saintes and Cognac
Ferry available from Rosslare to Le Harve, Cherbourg and Roscoff.
Ferry available from Dublin to Cherbourg.
Ferry available from Cork to Roscoff.
A discount code can be provided ((on confirmed reservations at Bel Air only) for travel with Brittany Ferries.
Nearest airports are Bordeaux,La Rochelle, Bergerac, Poitiers and Nantes
Car hire available at the airport
Nearest Travel Links
- Airport: Bordeaux (100 km)
- Ferry: Cherbourg (600 km)
- Railway: Saintes (30 km)
25% deposit with your reservation and the balance 2 months prior to your arrival. Payments can be made securely online by credit card.
Security deposit €250, which is returned after your stay.
Suitable types of Holiday Royan
- Golf Course
- Horse riding
- Tennis courts
- Wine tasting
- Local cuisine
- Large fully enclosed heated pool, which is cleaned daily. Our pool is fully fenced with a child safety lock. It’s heated so you can enjoy a swim even on milder days. Temperatures reach 29 degrees during high season. We provide lots of pool toys for children - noodles, soft volley balls and diving toys.
- Spacious playground with swings, slides, climbing frames, trampoline, football goal, badminton, volleyball, basketball, swing ball, giant Jenga and giant connect 4 etc
- Games room with full size pool table, table tennis, mini kitchen, Smoby workbench, shop, washing machine, garage, rocking horse, music table and a large selection of toys for babies and toddlers. Childrens and family dvd's, and books for all ages.
Exterior Facilities in Chataigniers- Bel Air Gites
- Parking space
- Shared garden
- Shared outdoor swimming pool
- Children's playground
- All our gites have fully equipped kitchens with dishwashers and washing machines. Plus essential cooking utensils, including a good set of knives, garlic crushers, chopping boards, sauce pans, two frying pans, a wok, colanders, measuring jugs, bowls, baking dishes, a corkscrew, bottle opener, etc.
- Each cottage has a private patio with BBQ, garden tables and chairs.
- You won’t miss out on your favourite series, we have UK TV and DVD players in each gite.
- We provide high quality linen and bathroom and pool towels, so you can pack light!
To take the stress out of having to pack all your baby equipment, we have cots, high chairs, puschairs, potties, trainer toilet seats, bouncers, steriliser bags and lots of other baby and toddler equipment available, at no extra charge. Just let us know in advance what you will need. We have at least 2 of most items, so, ideal for those travelling with twins.
On arrival you will find a freshly baked gateau from the local Boulangerie, a bottle of wine, fresh milk, coffee, teabags olive oil, salt pepper, sugar. To get you started gites are stocked with a supply of toilet paper, kitchen roll, cleaning products, dishwasher tablets, washing detergent, bin liners, cling film and tin foil.
Facilities in Chataigniers- Bel Air Gites
- Dish washer
- Internet access
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Bedrooms / Bathrooms
- Bedrooms (3)
- Bathrooms (2)
- Showers (2)
- WCs (2)
Sleeps a Maximum of 6 people:
- Single Beds (2)
- Double Beds (2)
- Cots (1)
- Dining Seats (6)
- Lounge Seats (8)
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Note: A 25% deposit is required on booking to confirm a reservation, with the balance due 2months before the beginning of the holiday.
Payment is by bank transfer.
Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.
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