Luxury Breaks

Why not indulge yourself with a luxury break and stay in our unique one bedroom cottage which sleeps two people in comfort. Located in the heart of the village it is an ideal place to explore the local area.

Right now is the perfect time to plan a little pre-Christmas trip or New Year escape. We are situated just ten minutes from the lively cosmopolitan town of Rochefort sur Mer, which boasts one of the top ten prettiest open air ice skating rinks in France. The rink is a temporary winter feature which takes over the Place Colbert in the Centre of town throughout December and the first week of January.

Even if you don’t skate, it is wonderful to sit at one of the cafés alongside and soak up the atmosphere and indulge in a chocolat chaud or hot mulled wine.

Shopping for presents takes on a whole new meaning in a foreign country, find special little gifts at one of the many Christmas markets in the region. Visit La Rochelle, just over half an hour away with a whole host of high end shops to tempt you. Wander through the ancient streets of historic Saintes, take in a chateau, or perhaps some wine tasting, or walk along our windswept Atlantic beaches and if you visit in the New Year, then make the very most of the French sales with huge discounts and shopping that somehow becomes a pleasure.

Then enjoy a long leisurely lunch or dinner. We are right in the middle of the seafood capital of France where a plate of oysters or shellfish won’t break the bank.

And with the holiday season just around the corner now is the perfect time to stock up on French wines at rock bottom prices, fill your suitcase or car with local cheeses and delicacies, all perfect for making your festive season better than ever.

And when you return to our cottage we will make sure the wood-burner is roaring and everything is toasty warm. We’ll welcome you when you arrive with a bottle of champagne and home made snacks which you can enjoy around the fire.

We have tried to keep the cottage deliberately authentic, but at the same time we hope we have thought of everything you might need. The kitchen is small but very well equipped, all basic supplies are included as well as some luxurious touches such as a cashmere covered hot-water bottles and French soaps and toiletries.

The heating is via electric radiators in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom and a highly efficient wood-burning stove in the sitting/dining room.

The price for three nights winter stay is 300 euros which includes unlimited logs for the fire which we will bring to the door for you!

We will be on hand if you would like help or advice or suggestions on where to go.

There are excellent transport links from the UK, with direct flights to La Rochelle (35 minutes away), Bordeaux (1 hour 35 mins) and Poitiers (1 hour 45 mins). Car hire is available at all airports.

There are the usual ferry crossings and also the Channel Tunnel.

We can help and advise on transport, airports and airlines.

open plan sitting room/dining room // kitchen with oven, microwave and dishwasher // double bedroom with high-quality cotton bedlinen, memory foam pillows and views out across the garden // en-suite bathroom with glass shower and separate wc // television with either French programmes or UK Sky // unlimited high-speed wireless internet // bluetooth music speaker // tassimo coffee machine and capsules // on-street parking // soaps, shampoo, conditioner and hairdryer // washing machine and consumables //

For more detailed information and availability please don’t hesitate to email us at frenchlife17@gmail.com further information can also be found on our page ‘Our Guest Cottage’