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Grapevine Cottage

Gite with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and shared pool in Essouvert, France

From £261 per week

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Gite to rent in Essouvert, France

Need a break enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside in rural France.
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  • Gite
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shared pool
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Washing machine

Gite overview - owner's description

Le Pouzat Is in a tiny hamlet in rural France. With all amenties close by. Nearest shops are two minutes drive away in the village of Loulay.
Loulay is the nearest village
You can cyle there in twenty five minutes along the country roads where you can buy bread, visit the market on a Friday - they have a tourist information office, a coop, bank, post office, florist, hairdressers and bar/restaurant/'hotel and tabac. A renault garage
Tennis courts and an open air swimming pool.
Lozay is a fifteen minute bike ride away with an exibition of the important stone carvings in and around the Charente Maritime with explanations in English. Excellent picnicking facilities totally refurbished during 2012
St Jean dAngély
As the property is in the countryside a car is essential. Lots of shops, restaurants for you to choose from and absorb the French style of living. You could eat at a different restaurant every night. Then work off the extra pounds in the pool or on the bike!
Market days are Wednesdays and Saturdays a chance to sample the local produce on sale.
A great place to eat out of doors with music sessions some nights during the summer holidays
Steak recommended and a place for the children to explore

St Denis du Pin, a hairdressers, a Peugot repair garage

Or stay at Le Pouzat and unwind - Lots to do or not!
Swimming Pool in the orchard garden.
Relax with a book under the walnut tree.
Table tennis in the fruit garden
Badminton and or volley ball
Indoor and outdoor games to keep everyone amused.
Town shopping, and a large range of restaurants which include Indian, Thai, Morrocan and French of course to name but a few.
Sample the easy relaxed way of living by taking time to explore what the local markets have to offer.

Enjoy some time in the pool or having a game of table tennis or badminton. Lots of toys games etc to play with indoors and out.

Take a walk or cycle in the forest nearby.
Or walk or cycle in the quiet country lanes and enjoy the sunflowers at their best.


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2 out of 2 people recommend staying here


Family from Ross-on-wye, United Kingdom Jul 2014

Lovely peaceful location and well placed for exploring the area. The gite was comfortable and well equipped both inside and out, and the owners were very friendly and helpful.


Family from Sheffield, United Kingdom Jul 2014

Upon arrival we were upgraded free of charge to Sunflower Cottage, the detached gîte at the end of the drive, so please note the review applies to this property.

The owners Colleen and Keith, who live next door, could not have been more welcoming, friendly, chatty and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay in the gîte. It was well fitted-out, comfortable and roomy. The gardens were well kept but informalthere was loads of space to run around inand trees to shade under. Plenty of rustic charm in the setting of the gîte with lovely views and sunsets in as quiet a sleepy hamlet as you could wish for.

The main town of Saint-Jean-dAngély is a mere 10 minutes away by car with E.Leclerc and Intermarché supermarkets convenient to keep you supplied.

Would recommend this gîte as its very reasonably priced and will likely be going back again in the future.


This gite is:

45km from the nearest beach 3km from the nearest bar 3km from the nearest restaurant 15km from the nearest supermarket 67km from La Rochelle airport 60km from Poittier 120km from Bordeaux 120km from Angouleme

Local activities

Boat hire 45km Fishing 15km Golf 45km Horse riding 5km Sports center 10km Swimming 10km Tennis 3km Water skiing 45km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 15km Local food market 3km Museum 45km Night club 10km Shopping 15km Park 3km Theatre 3km Theme park 60km Zoo 45km Cinema 3km

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Outside this gite in Essouvert, France
This gite is in the countryside and in a quiet area. It has a shared pool, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

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Updated 6 July 2020

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2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:

  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

There is also 2 cots


1 bathroom

Swimming pool

Shared pool


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet, Radio, TV Languages in English, Local


Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 6, Central heating, Open fire, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden


Table tennis

Suitable for

Children, Hen or stag groups, Infants

Extra information

Large gardens with fields behind, outstanding views of the forest within walking distance. Off road parking. Safe and secure drive with gates. Stunning night skys spectacular during June with no other distracting lights to interfere with the cosmic display.


Average rating from 4 reviews

Private Owner From St Denis Du Pin, France Member since Mar 2010

Family run property tasting life in France you can sample it too.

Past bookings: 16 bookings

Response rate: 100%

Response time: within 1 hour

Last seen: a month ago

Number of properties: 2

Family run property tasting life in France you can sample it too.

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