L'Ecurie

Summary

A charming, beautifully refurbished two/three bedroom gite with heated pool, situated in the peaceful village of Migron, with baker and other shops, surrounded by vineyards and sunflower fields.

Description

Situated in the old stables of an 18th-century Charentaise house in the peaceful village of Migron - the heart of the Cognac/Pineau producing area. Renovated with great care, L'Ecurie enjoys a beautiful, planted terrace leading directly on to the pool - perfect for breakfast in the sunshine - as well as an orchard for guests' exclusive use.L'Ecurie retains much of its original character, with solid oak beams, exposed stonework and plenty of rural architectural features.

The private driveway and entrance are alongside the fruit garden of the main house (help yourself to whatever's in season). The kitchen/living/dining area is open plan, and double doors lead directly on to a private terrace and the beautifully landscaped pool area beyond. Upstairs are two loft bedrooms, one with a double bed, one with twin beds and both with fitted cupboards and shelves. A French day bed, situated in a mezzanine level upstairs, can also be converted into a night bed to accommodate a fifth person if required. Facilities at L'Ecurie include: satellite TV (including BBC and ITV); French terrestrial TV, DVD player, stereo cd mini hi-fi, full-sized dishwasher and washing machine.

The property has fibre broadband wifi at download speeds of 380Mbps.

The 9m x 4m pool is solar-heated during the cooler months, has a level floor, and full steps. It is fully fenced and has childproof gates. It is the only area shared with the adjoining house.

Alongside books, maps, board games and tourist leaflets are many suggestions for days out and information on local shops, restaurants and markets. Wireless Broadband is available at no cost. L'Ecurie can also be hired with Thouvenin (Property Reference 1300) to provide accommodation for up to 15 people.

The small village of Migron, with its pretty, 11th Century stone church, is perfect for those who don't want to be too remote, with a boulangerie, a butchers, a well-stocked mini-market, post office and a weekly grocer's van selling fresh local vegetables. Oysters and mussels are sold in front of the epicerie every Saturday morning.Excellent markets can be found nearby on just about every day of the week - in Saintes, Cognac, St Jean d'Angely, Matha, Burie, among others. Brocantes (or flea markets) are held in local villages on most weekends, and artisans fairs - such as the annual Foire aux Vins in Migron held in June - are frequent throughout the summer. Migron and the surrounding area is excellent for cycling - miles and miles of level countryside with virtually traffic-free routes through vineyards, fields, woodland and villages. Other activities include river trips, antiques markets (large brocantes held in surrounding villages regularly throughout the summer), visits to chateaux, churches and museums, walking, cycling and birdwatching (74 hectares of lagoon nature reserves in the area).

Sport and leisure in the area include golf (18-hole courses in both Cognac and Saintes which are 20 minutes away), horseriding, all types of fishing, tennis (including a court in the village), canoe-kayaking (boats to hire at various places along the Charente in Cognac and Saintes), and plenty of space in and around the village to kick a football.

The region is littered with historic villages, cosmopolitan cities and some of France's most beautiful beaches with miles of white sand. Its not a heavily populated area, with a real sense of space, but with good motorway links that makes travelling quick and easy. It's a wonderfully varied landscape, with seemingly endless vineyards and sunflower fields stretching to the horizon all around our village. Head towards the coast though and you encounter beautiful sea marshes, packed with wildlife and a bird watcher's paradise.

And then there are the islands.. Ile de Re, home to celebrities and feeling more like Greece than France... and Ile d'Oleron a two mile ride across an amazing bridge and miles and miles of undeveloped beaches backing onto pine forests. And if you want a taste of them all there's no better than the preserved steam railway that runs throughout the summer.The beautiful sandy beaches of Royan are just forty minutes away from the house and those islands just a bit further. Also within an hour's drive are Rochefort and La Rochelle with its historic port, world class aquarium and fantastic shopping

Map

Address: 25, Avenue De Saintonge, Migron
Zip/Postal Code: 17770
Latitude / Longitude: 45.80233588414148 / -0.393289411621085

Nearest airport La Rochell 70 minutes
Nearest bar / pub Authon 6 minutes
Nearest beach Royan 55 minutes
Nearest boulangerie In the village 5 minutes
Nearest doctor Burie 7 minutes
Nearest ferry port St Malo 410 km
Nearest market Matha 13 minutes
Nearest restaurant Burie 7 minutes
Nearest river Charente 20 minutes
Nearest supermarket In the village 5 minutes
Nearest train station Saintes/Cognac 20 minutes

Directions

Migron is an area bounded by St Jean D'Angely, Cognac and Saintes and about 20 minutes from each. Heading from the North and the channel ferries the A10 motorway brings you to the area, whilst the same motorway does the same heading from Bordeaux and its airport. The A837 brings you from La Rochelle and its airport. Full directions are supplied to guests and details of all local attractions

Accommodation, facilities, utilities

Gite

Board:

Bedroom(s): 2 ( 5 Sleeps )
Cots: 1, Double bedrooms: 1, Put-up beds: 1, Twin bedrooms: 1

Bathroom(s): 1
Showers: 1, Toilets: 1, Wash basins: 1

Suitability

Holiday type

Family holidays, Rural holidays

View

Countryside views, Village views

General facilities

Balcony, Garden, Garden furniture, Parking, WiFi

Indoor facilities

Central heating, Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, DVD Player, Fireplace, Freezer, Fridge, Iron and Board, Microwave, Satellite TV

Outdoor facilities

BBQ, Heated pool (shared), Patio, Terrace

Services

Cleaning extra, Linen inclusive, Towels inclusive

Access

Off-road parking

Activities

Local activities:

Boating, Canoeing, Cycling, Fishing, Horse riding, Swimming, Tennis, Walking

Rates

- Nightly rate Weekly Monthly Min. Stay Change-over
Week Weekend
Rate summary £50 - £111 £350 - £775 - 1 Nights -
09-Jul-2022 - 26-Aug-2022 High Summer £111 - £775 - 7 Nights Sat - Sat
09-Jul-2022 - 29-Sep-2022   £80 - £560 - 7 Nights -
20-Aug-2022 - 26-Aug-2022   £100 - £700 - 7 Nights -
27-Aug-2022 - 16-Sep-2022 Late Summer £70 - £490 - 7 Nights Sat - Sat
17-Sep-2022 - 28-Oct-2022 Autumn £64 - £450 - 7 Nights -
25-Mar-2023 - 02-Jun-2023 Spring £64 - £450 - 7 Nights -
03-Jun-2023 - 07-Jul-2023 Early Summer £70 - £490 - 7 Nights Sat - Sat
08-Jul-2023 - 25-Aug-2023 High Summer £111 - £775 - 7 Nights Sat - Sat
26-Aug-2023 - 15-Sep-2023 Late Summer £70 - £490 - 7 Nights Sat - Sat
16-Sep-2023 - 27-Oct-2023 Autumn £64 - £450 - 7 Nights -

Policies

Check in: 16:00, Check out: 10:00

We are unable to accommodate pets.
Covid-19
First and foremost, we want to ensure you have a relaxed and safe holiday at the house.

We are doing everything we can to follow the protocol established by The National Union for the Promotion of Holiday Rentals (UNPLV) in association with the French leader in home cleaning services and which been approved by the French Ministry of Health.

Given that the virus can remain viable and infectious for up to several days, we are employing additional cleaning activity, particularly where there has been a recent guest before you. The Haut Conseil de la Santé Publique (HCSP) recommends that there is at least six hours between guests departing and new guests arriving. Therefore, the advertised check-in time of 16.00 and departure time of 10.00 must be adhered to as a minimum and we are not able to make exceptions this year.

The protocol we are following is extensive and covers cleaning methods and materials, protective equipment, ventilation, dishwasher settings and the disposal of materials. Please let us know if you would like a copy of the full document.

The bed linen and towels we provide have all been cleaned at high temperature at a local commercial laundry.

The virus is unable to survive in the chlorinated swimming pool water. There are separate entrance gates to the pool for guests in Thouvenin and L’Ecurie, the only shared area of the accommodation.

Terms and conditions

20% deposit required on booking. The remainder 8 weeks before arrival.