Manoir D'Ete

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

Located in the gloriously sunny Charentes-Martime, Le Manoir D’Ete is an elegant Manor House in a beautiful countryside setting not far from the picturesque historic towns of Pons and Saintes.

Restored with tasteful and elegant décor, the home is full of historic character and is both a fascinating and comfortable place to stay. Period furnishings grace the living space and bedrooms and the kitchen is particularly impressive with its original open fireplace. French windows lead out to a graceful swimming pool and beautifully tended gardens with lawns for bathing in the sun as well as terraces for al-fresco dining under the starry sky at night.

There are shops, restaurants and a lively weekly market in nearby Gémozac (6km) whilst the beautiful town of Pons sitting peacefully on the river Seugne is just fifteen minutes by car. Other local highlights include the Roman town of Saintes (19km) as well as fine dining and wines in Cognac (30km) or Jarnac (20km).

Alternatively, head to the coast where delightful Royan can be reached in about forty minutes. Cyclists and hikers will love the trails through the coastal pine-forests whilst watersport enthusiasts can learn to surf along the sandy beaches of the Côte Sauvage.

Not forgetting the fascinating French cities of Angoulême, full of art and history, and vibrant Bordeaux, an essential day-trip for any lover of wine, both reached in just over an hour by car (or take the train to Bordeaux from Pons).

Whether coast of countryside, wandering through the pine forests by the sea or admiring the summer landscapes of sunflowers, Manoir D’Ete is a charming manor house where you can relax in historic surroundings in this fascinating region.  

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What you should know…

  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • The manor house has some outbuildings which are occupied by tenants however they are completely independent and do not overlook the house or swimming pool
  • There are four bath/shower rooms in total – two of them are downstairs and the others are next to two of the large doubles upstairs

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath DVD Heating

Manoir Interior (400m2)

Ground Floor

- Lounge with TV, DVD and Hi-Fi system
- Dining room
- Kitchen-diner, well-equipped including dishwasher, oven, induction hobs and microwave plus breakfast table. Doors leading to the garden
- Double bedroom with French bed and bathroom with WC
- Shower room with WC

Upper Floor

- 2 x double bedrooms (French beds) with shower and WC
- Triple bedroom with single bed (90x190cm) and small double bed (140x190cm)
- Triple bedroom with three single beds (each 90x190cm)
- Double bedroom with small double bed (140x190cm)

Outside Grounds (875m2)

- Private heated swimming pool (10mx5m, depth 1m-1.6m) with safety cover. Open approximately from beginning of May to end of October.
- Fenced gardens
- Terrace
- BBQ
- Parking at the house

Facilities

- DSL/LAN Internet
- TV
- DVD player
- Hi-Fi system
- Washing machine 

Location

About the surrounding area of Manoir D'Ete
Walk to Village Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Manoir D’Ete is situated in beautiful countryside, 2km from a small village and just 6km from Gémozac where you will find your nearest shops and restaurants as well as a weekly market on a Friday morning with some fine regional produce.

This is the Charentes-Maritime region, an area full of sunshine, fields of summer sunflowers and amazing historical heritage. Start off with Pons (9km), a delightful medieval village where you can climb up the dungeon and be greeted with beautiful views of the surrounding valley and the Seugne River.

Nearby Saintes (19km) is a small town full of Roman history, arts and culture, wonderful shops and a farmers market every morning (except Monday) plus a golf course just outside. Cognac (30km) is also within easy reach; explore its gorgeous old town with some excellent places to dine, especially by the river. Visit the big Cognac houses both in the city and in Jarnac (20km) where you can enjoy fabulous brandy tastings and more excellent cuisine.

Families should visit the Public Gardens in Saintes (19km) with great space to play, playgrounds and a nice tree-lined walk by the river. Kids may also enjoy the family-friendly Château d'Usson (10km) near Pons, with its treasure hunt, underground passages and mazes whilst further afield is the impressive Zoo La Palmyre (50km) with a great number of animals to get close to.

You are not far from the coast with the delightful town of Royan only 40km away with its colourful houses, upmarket shops and a lovely covered market open every morning (get there early to get the freshest fish) as well as some fine sandy beaches, very popular with the French. Hikers and cyclists should head to the Forêt de la Coubre just north of Royan to follow some stunning trails through the pine forests including the GR4. There are also lots of opportunities to ride horses through this stunning area.

Thrill seekers will also love this part of the coast with a great variety of watersports from kite-surfing to wind-surfing (waves can get quite big along this coastline, known as Côte Sauvage). If you would like to learn how to surf there are plenty of surf schools here.

Not forgetting some fascinating French cities not so far to explore. To the east is the wonderful city of Angoulême (76km) full of art and history, located just above the Charente river with stunning views of the surrounding valley whilst to the south is vibrant Bordeaux (100km), just over an hour by car, where you can explore the brilliant shops and visit the riverside Cité-du-Vin.

Local Amenities
Nearest Village

(2km)

Nearest Restaurant Gémozac

(6km)

Nearest Supermarket Gémozac

(6km)

Nearest Airport La Rochelle/Bordeaux/Poitiers/Bergerac

(95km/107km/162km/181km)

Nearest Town/City Gémozac/Saintes

(6km/19km)

Nearest Tennis

(6km)

Nearest Train Station Le Pons SNCF

(10km)

Nearest Golf Golf Louis Rouyer Guillet

(25km)

Nearest Shop

(2km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(2km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Families should visit the Public Gardens in Saintes (19km) with great space to play, playgrounds and a nice tree-lined walk by the river. Kids may also enjoy the family-friendly Château d'Usson (10km) near Pons, with its treasure hunt, underground passages and mazes whilst further afield is the impressive Zoo La Palmyre (50km) with a great number of animals to get close to.

You are not so far from the coastline (40km to Royan) with some wonderful sandy beaches, beautiful pine forests to explore and endless activities for the young from paintballing to bouncy castle parks. There’s also cycling and horse-riding in the coastal pine forests and a great variety of watersports nearby from kite-surfing to wind-surfing (waves can get quite big along this coastline, known as Côte Sauvage). If you would like to learn how to surf there are plenty of surf schools nearby.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Bicycles available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
- Bike hire

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 payable locally in cash.
Arrival time Between 4.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. Other arrival times are on request only. Please enquire.
Departure time Before 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes, excluding pool towels.
Minimum stay 3 nights in low season. 7 nights in high season.
Changeover day Flexible in low season. Saturday in high season.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open from beginning of May to end of October, subject to weather conditions.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are on request only.
Pool heating charge? Extra €50, on request and payable locally. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 14th 2019 - Jul 15th 2020 £1,503
Jul 15th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 £3,370
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020 £3,448
Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £2,312
Aug 29th 2020 - Apr 16th 2021 £1,503

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 14th 2019 - Jul 15th 2020 €1,644
Jul 15th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 €3,686
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020 €3,772
Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €2,530
Aug 29th 2020 - Apr 16th 2021 €1,644

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 14th 2019 - Jul 15th 2020 $1,813
Jul 15th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 $4,065
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020 $4,160
Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $2,789
Aug 29th 2020 - Apr 16th 2021 $1,813

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • We LOVED it!

    Posted by Kirsty on 12/08/2019

    We felt you'd undersold it, but that gave us the great joy of discovering it for ourselves whilst not noticing any niggles at all (the furtnure creaked spookily, hundred year old tiles were crack and old doors dont always close neatly). The care taker was charming, he assured us that the kitchen eats glasses etc so don't worry about breakages. True we broke lots - but he didnt blink and handed us back our full deposit charmingly. Indeed we are convinced Manoir D'Ete has a ghost who breaks things when the residents don't. The countryside is pretty, but not touristy, there were many sights nearby for trips out, and even the weather was perfect.

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