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Jacinthe Des Bois 2 bedroom cottage

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum 
Gites
A beautifully fully renovated 18th century detached gite located in a small hamlet just 300m from the river Charente, with its own private patio and BBQ area. Set in the large secluded pretty garden of La Basse Pommeraie with private parking. 2 light and airy double bedrooms, 1 with a king-size bed. An open plan living area with a traditional wood burning stove and a fully equipped modern kitchen a separate laundry area and a large family shower room. Outside there is a large private terrace with seating and barbecue area. within the gardens there is a badminton net and ample space for ball games. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 82934294800017
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Queen1 Double
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Morag V
Hosting since February 2014
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (14)
Becci
Becci
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely perfect
This is our second visit to this stunning gite, the first visit with our young daughter and it was just perfect. The owners are extremely welcoming and accommodating. The gite itself is gorgeous, well maintained, always so clean and has everything you could think of and even the things you don’t. The private patio and garden is tranquil and very a beautiful space. It is the perfect escape from everyday life. The local villages have some lovely restaurants and beautiful beaches and rivers. A great day out. There is a supermarket just a short drive away. We absolutely love visiting this gite and haven’t considered any others as this has everything you need and the owners are such lovely people. We can not wait for our next visit.
Visited July 2020
Written July 30, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

EC58
EC58
Oxford, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautifal Gite
This is a lovely, clean and well maintained gite, with everything you could possible need for a short stay. On arrival we were made to feel very welcome by the lovely owner, Morag who is very friendly and happy to advise on where to shop and eat etc. We were especially delighted with the lovely welcome hamper. The location of the gite is in beautiful and peaceful location and only a short walk to the river. You do need a car but the local town, Saintes is only a short drive and has lots of bars, shops etc. There are also some very nice restaurants in Port D’Envaux and can recommend Le Gabarier. Cognac, Royan etc all just a short drive or train journey (we went by train to Cognac). All in all can thoroughly recommend.
Visited June 2019
Written July 8, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Morag V
Morag V
Thank you for your lovely comments, i’m So pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at Jacinthe des Bois and hope to welcome you back in the future.
Written July 16, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dream08709406328
Dream08709406328
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect and peaceful tranquil setting.
I arrived at this beautiful gite and was greeted by a lovely lady Morag. On arrival to the gite there was a wonderful welcome pack of wine, cheese, bread and many more extras. I came for a quiet holiday and that is just what I got. The surrounding gardens were immaculate, with beautiful flowers, and hanging baskets. There are plenty of sights to see not too far away, and shops close by. Or like me you can just relax and read with a glass or wine under the beautiful willow. I will definitely be back.
Visited November 2018
Written November 23, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Morag V
Morag V
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I’m so glad that the gîte and your holiday was everything you hoped it would be. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back next year.
Written November 26, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cubagirl
cubagirl
13 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Please read this ... :-(
Gite was ok inside but owners tried to say we broke a 2 year old £25 wooden ikea patio chair which had been in constant use for 2 years at the gite and has to endure goodness knows how many ( and what size ) bottoms!! It just happened to give up and wobble when my (slim) husband sat on it! Never known anything like it to be charged (she withheld our deposit!) when something has clearly come to the end of its life! It wasn’t an immaculately maintained set by any stretch. And honestly I’d say pretty good going for 2 years constant use out of cheap ikea stuff! It is NOT the same as smashing a glass or plate or vase that doesn’t have a lifespan! ( which we have done before and overly overcompensated for. ) So ... if you choose to stay here you’d better pray that the washing machine / coffee machine / microwave or any of the other furniture doesn’t pack up while you’re there - through no fault of your own - as they won’t believe you and they WILL withhold your deposit!! I should add I think they took particular umbrage that we had (genuinely) forgotten to mention this chair but it was a 5 second incident out of a very busy week with 2 little kids and as it had just wobbled hubby quickly swapped for the spare and we ate our meal without investigating the chair closely. Now told the support bar had completely snapped. Hmmmn something fishy there me thinks! You have been warned! Also, lots of heaps of dog mess in grassy shared area which was supposed to be for our children (1 of them a crawling baby!). Not nice.
Visited October 2018
Written November 17, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Morag V
Morag V
I was very surprised and disappointed to read this review. I thought the matter had been resolved via our emails. You admitted to accidentally breaking the chair. Your damage deposit WAS returned minus £25 for the chair. This is the first time I’ve had to keep any part of a damage deposit. There have been very few previous breakages but,those that have occurred were resolved amicably during the guests stay. I am at a loss as to how you found dog mess in your part of the garden as my dog was kept in a separate enclosed private garden for your entire stay. If this was the case why on earth didn’t you tell me, I would have seen to it immediately. I am very sorry that you didn’t enjoy your stay , I work very hard to keep my bright modern gîte immaculate both inside and out and do my best to ensure that all my guests are happy. I believe my 10 previous reviews to be a true reflection of my gîte and myself.
Written November 23, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sharon J
Sharon J
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful gite
This is the nicest gite I have stayed in, and I have stayed in a lot! Beautiful situation, immaculate interior and has everything you need. The owners make you feel very welcome, and provide a welcome hamper which was much appreciated. Will certainly return.
Visited September 2018
Written September 25, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Morag V
Morag V
Thank you for the excellent review, I have written this on previous responses but, it’s true, I really appreciate you taking the time to write such positive comments, and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Written October 3, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Barton2007
Barton2007
Dover, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Peace, calm and simply splendid!
We spent a lovely week here. The gite was fabulously comfortable inside and out, as well as being thoughtfully decorated and equipped. Morag and Vince were excellent hosts - discreet yet available and caring. The surrounding area is a haven and a delight for nature lovers. Having spent many, many self-catering holidays in France, my husband and I both agree that this is definitely one of our very best. Ten out of ten!
Visited July 2018
Written September 5, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Morag V
Morag V
Thank you for your lovely review it’s very much appreciated. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
Written September 24, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

freddieandreggie
freddieandreggie
Manchester, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect in every way,
Wow what a stunning gite the best we have stayed in around France. Spotless, easy to find things and has everything and more you could need. Morag goes over and above to make sure your stay is fabulous. A real home from home and the most comfy beds. We had an amazing week exploring the local area we will be back. Thanks again was a pleasure to stay with you.
Visited August 2018
Written August 29, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Morag V
Morag V
Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review, it’s very much appreciated. It was a pleasure having you and your lovely family to stay in the gîte. I look forward to welcoming you back next year.
Written September 2, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Peachyweb
Peachyweb
Guernsey, United Kingdom21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location, location, location
What a find! Location 1: Charente Maritime is a beautiful area of France, far enough south to guarantee good weather but not so far as to be an endless drive and too damned hot in Summer. Location 2: the accommodation feels like it is in the middle of nowhere, yet is so close to Saintes (which is a gorgeous town) Port d'Envaux with its 'beach' and good restaurants, Taillebourg (more jumping in the warm waters of the Charentes, plus v good boulangerie and the exquisite Auberge des Glycines) - oh and a whacking great supermarket just minutes away. Location 3: ...as in French for 'rental'. Morag and 'Vince' have created a magical little gite in the grounds of their house; recently refurbed with more nice touches than space permits. Kayak and bikes available at no charge was just one example. Congrats guys, and thanks for making it such a magical stay. It is not 'if' we go back, but 'when'...
Visited August 2017
Written September 4, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Morag V
Morag V
Thank you for your amazing review, we're so happy that you enjoyed your holiday here, and we look forward to welcoming you back.
Written September 6, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carol S
Carol S
Southampton, United Kingdom8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent and relaxing
The gite was so lovely Morag and Vince had made sure that there was everything there that we needed, every little thing was thought of - such a lovely welcome pack - so no need to have to rush out and do a shop...so very thoughtful... Location - nice and quiet but so grateful to both Morag and Vince for all the little gems of places to visit and see. Loved St George De Didonne beach! Ruby (the dog) was an added bonus - so very friendly...
Visited July 2017
Written August 24, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Morag V
Morag V
Thank you for the great review, it was a delight to have you stay, and we hope you come back and see us again soon.
Written August 26, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MargaretH54
MargaretH54
Arbroath, United Kingdom16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A Real Gem!
From the moment we arrived to Morag and Vince’s warm, friendly welcome, we knew that we had chosen well for our stay in the Charente Maritime. Set in the owners’ delightful garden, Jacinthe Des Bois is a real gem in every respect. The setting is a haven of peace and tranquillity – we loved our “outdoor lounge” under the beautiful willow tree and enjoyed watching and listening to the birdlife, whilst sipping a glass of wine or delicious Pineau! The cottage itself is bright, fresh and airy, prettily furnished, extremely well-equipped and is absolutely pristine, both inside and out. Morag and Vince have literally thought of everything to ensure a relaxing, comfortable and perfect stay for their guests - their attention to detail is second to none. We appreciated the generous range of welcome goodies on arrival – a huge help to start your holiday after a long journey. The cottage handbook was also beautifully organised and packed full of helpful tips and information on places to visit. A perfect base for visiting the many attractive towns, villages, châteaux, gardens, beaches, etc, that the area has to offer, Jacinthe Des Bois is ideally located for touring inland as well as within easy reach of the coast. The beautiful, historic town of Saintes is literally minutes away! All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay in this beautiful cottage and very definitely hope to return soon. Thank you so much, Morag and Vince – it was a pleasure to meet you both - you are the perfect hosts in every respect. Of course, we musn’t forget to mention your adorable dog, Ruby – we miss her padding over to see us! À la prochaine! Un grand merci!
Visited June 2017
Written July 6, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Morag V
Morag V
Thank you for your amazing review. It means so much to us to know that you enjoyed your holiday in Jacinthe des bois. You were delghtful guests and we look forward to welcoming you back anytime. Best regards Morag, Vince & Ruby
Written July 7, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Additional amenities
  • Boat available
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside

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Map
About the neighbourhood
Beautiful hamlet 300m from the river Charante
Access
Car advised
How to get there
DIRECTIONS BY CAR FROM THE A10 MOTORWAY To find us, you come off the A10 at J 35 - SAINTES You come through the payage gate and take the left fork, marked Centre Ville At the roundabout, take 1st exit marked Centre Ville, Taillebourg, Port d'Envaux At next roundabout, immediately after, take 3rd exit marked Port d'Envaux and Taillebourg Continue on this road passed Hyperu supermarket, straight over 2 roundabouts Next roundabout take the 3rd exit, marked D 128 Port d'Envaux and Taillebourg Continue along this winding country lane for about 4 miles/6km. Passing signs for St Thomas, La Haute Pommeraie & Dreux, continue and we are the next turning on the right. La Basse Pommeraie. Ours is the last house on the left, no 23 where we look forward to meeting you. charentemaritimecottages . com
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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