Saint Severin Gite
Gite with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and private pool in Saint-Séverin, France
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Gite to rent in Saint-Séverin, France
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LUXURY GITE FOR 4 – CHARENTE/DORDOGNE BORDER
Peace and tranquillity in a beautiful rural elevated setting with stunning views
Recently renovated to the highest standard, this 2 double-bedroom, independent gîte with its private entrance and terrace, offers peace and tranquillity in a beautiful rural elevated setting with stunning views and yet within walking distance of local village amenities.
Set within 5000 metres of landscaped gardens with its 14 x 6 metre floodlit swimming pool, shared with the owners but no other holidaymakers, guests are in an idyllic location, to rest, relax in comfort and explore the captivating region of South West France
Saint Séverin is located in the south of Charente where it borders the green Perigord region of France. The region is renowned for its gentle undulating countryside interspersed with picturesque rivers, lakes and sleepy villages. It is also well known for its gastronomy, wines and sunny climate.
The bright and airy ground-floor centrally-heated accommodation, newly decorated in 2008, has been stylishly and tastefully furnished throughout. From a private patio with its garden furniture and barbeque, the front door of the gîte opens to a spacious open-plan lounge and dining area with rustic terracotta tiles throughout.
The lounge is furnished with a cosy settee, arm chairs and coffee table. The dining area has a wrought iron glass-top dining table with matching chairs to seat 4. The American-style kitchen with breakfast-bar is equipped with a new electric cooker and ceramic hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer & microwave. Two double-bedrooms lead off from the living area, one with a double bed and French windows overlooking the front terrace and gardens, the other with twin single beds. A vestibule leads to a shower room and wc.
Other amenities included are TV with Sky satellite free channels and broadband internet with WIFI. Linen and towels are provided, also an iron, ironing board, a welcome pack and basic cleaning materials, although cleaning services not included
Located on the outskirts of Saint Séverin and a few minutes’ walk to the village centre, guests have every convenience right on their doorstep. There is a supermarket, bakery, bank, butchers, newsagents/tobacconist, pharmacy, doctor, dentist and hairdressers. The property faces public tennis courts. Within the local area there is a golf club open to visitors and riding stables. The region abounds with rivers, lakes and quiet lanes for cycling and walking.
Further afield, 7 Kms away, the medieval hillside village, Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is ranked by the French Tourist Authority as one of the most beautiful villages in France and well-worth a visit for its famous monolithic underground church, craft shops, riverside bathing beach, boating, bicycle hire, restaurants and pavement cafés . About the same distance away, just across the border with Dordogne, there is the small bustling town of Ribérac with its famous Friday open-air market.
The surrounding area has many interesting places to enjoy: the old quarter of both Perigueux and Angouleme, the caves of Lascaux and Villars with their prehistoric paintings, picturesque St. Emilion, the Bordeaux wine region, Dordogne Valley and Cognac Distilleries are all within easy reach. Atlantic beaches of Royan (90 mins away) Arcachon and La Rochelle (just 2 hours)
How to reach us
By Air The nearest airport is Angouleme which is 40 minutes away by car. Bergerac airport is less than an hour away. A car is highly recommended and can be hired at either airport.
By Rail There are regular fast trains from Paris to Angouleme in about 2 hours calling at Montmoreau which is our nearest railway station and just 15 minutes away by car. From here you can be in Bordeaux in less than an hour.
By Road From Calais the journey by car, using motorways and avoiding Paris, is about 8 hours and from Le Havre about 7 hours.
Routes The nearest motorway link at Mussidan, about 30 kms away
This gite has 4 verified reviews.
3 out of 4 people recommend staying here
When we booked this gite we were assured that is was suitable for less able bodied clients.
The aerial view illustrated on the website led us to assume that the gite we were renting was a single story detached building to the rear of owners main property. On arrival we were disappointed to find this was not the case - we were in fact housed in a ground floor corner of their main house. There were no stunning views from this property - just an adjacent house and the main road into the village.
On the first morning of our three week reservation we had to request that the property be cleaned. Even when this was done we till had to clean a number of surfaces including the metal side bars of the double bed in the main bedroom which were thick with grey dust.
The twin room had two beds of differing heights butted together. Space around the beds was at an absolute premium! Additionally, and most importantly there was no window or ventilation. The doors to the bedroom and the kitchen/dinner/lounge had to be left open at night.
The bathroom was extremely narrow, with the toilet situated on one side practically opposite the very small hand basin. It was was certainly a squash to close the door and then sit sideways on the toilet. The shower cubicle was good, but the access to it quite hazardous for the less able bodied, due to the narrow tiled steps up and into the cubicle.
The kitchen area and fittings were good, but the lack of oven proof dishes and tins was a hinderance. These had to be requested from the owners, access to whom was via a steep flight of external steps - again an inconvenience to anyone of limited mobility.
Over a number of years we have stayed in many self- catering accommodations throughout Europe and we have been more than satisfied. But unfortunately we found this particular gite did not meet our requirements or expectations.
Initially we had decided not to reply to your request for a review as we were putting the visit down to experience, but due to the email received from the owners this is now our response.
nicely situated, quiet and well equipped.
It was an absolute joy to stay at the accomodation.Everything is of the highest standard, the accomodation, the furniture and fittings, everyhting you need for a perfect stay is there for you.It scores 10 out of 10 in my book. Coming from a Hospitality background I found no faults what so ever.I would have no hesitations in recommnding it to friends. The Hosts were very friendly , accomodating and very obliging.Okay now your waiting for the bad bit...well there is none!
We flew to Poitiers and in just over 2 hours easy driving we arrived , the gates opened and wow it looked fantastic and it was.Well done Mitze
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Outside this gite in Saint-Séverin, FranceThis gite is in the countryside. It has a pool, a barbecue, outside lighting, a garden and a tennis court. 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 25 February 2018
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 27 May - 1 July 2018: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 2 July 2018 - 24 March 2019: changeover day is Saturday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 25 March - 27 March 2019: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 27 May - 30 June 2019: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 2 July 2019 - 24 March 2020: changeover day is Saturday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 25 March - 27 March 2020: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 27 May - 1 July 2020: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 2 July 2020 - 24 March 2021: changeover day is Saturday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC
Private pool, Size 14m x 6m, Depth 1m to 2m
CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable
Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Central heating, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Tennis court
Landscaped gardens and terraces surrounding pool. Communal tennis courts across the road. Gardens and terraces designed with adults in mind and therefore not child-proof. Regretably, unable to accept chidren under the age of 12
Private Owner From Saint Séverin, France Member since May 2008
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