1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
- english, french
About Lesley Houareau
We are Lesley & Felix Houareau. We have always worked in customer facing roles and enjoy hosting guests in our French gites. We live in a village just outside Bath and feel very lucky that not only do we live in a beautiful part of the UK but can also spend time in the Charente Maritime area of France with it's historic towns, great beaches and also have access to some great local wines
Lesley Houareau purchased this Barn in 2004
Why Lesley Houareau chose Saint-Palais-de-Phiolin
We looked for a region with good weather but easier to travel to than the South of France. The Charente Maritime is the 2nd sunniest region of France and a hidden gem known about by the French. Lots of great beaches to choose from, great local (small) markets, rolling countryside with towns and villages with lots of character. We are in the midst of wine and cognac country with lots of places we can buy direct from the producer. We are in a peaceful hamlet 2.5km from the nearest town but surrounded by fields of sunflowers, wheat and vines and lots of local wildlife. The myriad of lanes around our gites are great to explore by foot or bike (we have a selection of bikes on hand). We are close to the Bordeaux / Blaye wine region as well being able to buy the best Cognac locally, and only 30 minutes to the beach. Wine, good food, sun and beaches - what more could you want?
What makes this Barn unique
We love the space that we have in the farmhouse and the original features that give the house it's character. The location is rural but not remote as the nearest town is only 2.5 kms away - close enough to cycle to the boulangerie
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A wonderful find. A lovely studio holiday home in a secluded little hamlet. Spotlessly clean.
What a wonderful find. A perfect place to totally relax and unwind. It had everything we need for the the two of us. The owners gave us very clear directions to find it and were always available to contact, should we have needed them. Would recommend and wouldn't hesitate to return
Amazing place perfect for a relaxing holiday !
We had an amazing holiday in france and the gite was absolutely perfect for a relaxing holiday for 2!!
I had a very enjoyable stay in L’Ecurie - the accommodation was as advertised and I was not disappointed. It was a little hot for September but the cycling in the region was excellent. The roads around the property were very quiet and I had some excellent rides to the coast, Saintes, Jonzac and Cognac, and an enjoyable cycle ride one evening to Pons for exercise and a beer. I would definitely consider return to the region.