French gites and Villas in the Charente Maritime


Chris and Wendy Blakeman welcome you to relax in one of their family friendly gites, cottages and villas all with pools in the Charente Maritime region of south west France.


All our properties are owned and managed personally by ourselves, so whichever gite or villa you choose you can be sure you will receive
personal service and a warm welcome.

We have a variety of self catering holiday gites, villas and cottages to choose from to suit all tastes and budgets. Some are in clusters, others stand alone, to find out more read on…..

Family friendly cottages

Our Child friendly gites are perfect for families with young children, set in a family friendly environment with swings, slide, sand pit, trampoline and even a pirate ship as well of course as the heated swimming pools, an essential for families with young children in the off peak seasons of June and September.

Find out more about our French cottages here…..


French villas with private pools

If your family is older and you are after a little bit more luxury, then our well appointed villas with private pools will be more your style, with spacious, modern accommodation and all the comforts of home such as uk tv and wifi.

Find out more about our French Villas…….


For couples or families preferring to be on their own, our stand alone cottages and villas, all with pools, are worth a look.


St Jean d’Angely is our closest town, small by uk standards it still boasts two hypermarkets, banks, a thrice weekly local market, a hospital and numerous restaurants and bars. It is set centrally in the Charente Maritime region of the Poitou Charente; approximately 1hrs drive to the coast, beaches and La Rochelle and 1hr30 north east of Bordeaux. All our cottages and villas are between a 10 min to 30min drive of St Jean d’Angely and are in a great location to visit this beautiful part of South West France.

To find out more about our location…..


All our cottages and villas are self catering accommodation so you can relax and enjoy yourselves at your own pace without being restricted to restaurant hours. They are approx. a 4 hr drive from St Malo, 6hrs from Caen and 8hrs from Calais. We have a number of airports within easy driving distance; La Rochelle, Poitiers and Bordeaux, with Limoges and Nantes a little further. For detailed information on our cottages and villas follow the link to the individual web site or use the contact form to ask a question.   

French gites and villas with pools


All of our cottages, gites and villas have swimming pools either
private or shared. They are all cleaned and maintained by Chris
who takes great pride in their regular maintenance. Most are
heated, so you can take advantage of the cheaper prices and quieter seasons yet still enjoy the pleasure of swimming.

Find out more about all our pools here…..