Our holiday cottage / gite is situated in Puy Bardon on the edge of the village of Lozay in the department of Charente-Maritime.
Lozay is in south-western France region of Poitou-Charentes, why not come and stay with us and become Lozéens. We are within the Canton of Loulay, itself integrated with the Country of Vals de Saintonge in the northeast of the Charente-Maritime a land of stone and water which Lozay is perfectly representative.
The Charente-Maritime region has a climate second only to the South of France. The micro climate means that we enjoy mild winters and warm, sunny summers making it the ideal holiday destination.
Our cottage has two bedrooms with permanent sleeping for four people, wardrobes and drawers to store all your belongings, we also provide a double sofa bed downstairs to sleep up to six people. If you like the outdoors then there is ample room for camping or just sleeping under the stars.
The village is beautiful, peaceful, tranquil and the perfect location to get away from the busy daily life. With only around 150 inhabitants resulting in a population density of 13 people per square kilometre, during the year we are surrounded by corn, sunflower, wheat and rapeseed fields, with a plethora of wildlife including partridges, cuckoos, hares, rabbits, hawks, bats and our four friendly hens Rossi, Lorenzo, Pedrosa and Teekay.
A little bit of history .... The villa Losiacus was mentioned for the first time in 966 by the cartulary of Saint-Jean d'Angely. Until the Middle Ages the town was mostly occupied by woodland. Then, around the year 1000, the Benedictine monks came to clear the woodland and to plant vines. It was at this time that the building of the village took place.
There are many signed walkways and cycle paths around which pass through the village so it's a perfect location for ramblers and cyclists.
Our location is within 2 minutes drive of the town of Loulay which has a bar / restaurant, post office, newsagent, supermarket, butchers, flower shop and two boulangeries as well as a weekly market, outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts. Our nearest large town is St Jean d'Angely (10 minutes by car) in which you will find everything you need with supermarkets that sell all you can get at home and more.
If you wish to spend a day at the seaside then in less than an hour you will be at the beautiful beaches of Royan, Chatelaillon Plage, Saint Palais sur Mer, La Rochelle, La Tremblade and Ile de Re.
The holiday cottage has its own access drive/parking places and sheltered outdoor eating area with a main living/dining/kitchen area, one double, one twin bedroom, shower room and toilet and access to our beautiful 9m x 4 metre heated pool which is bathed in sunshine from first thing in the morning to last thing at night.
We are pleased to welcome couples of all ages or families and, whether you arrive by car, motorbike, push bike, train or camper van you will be made very welcome.
Our gite is available for rental all year round, whether it be for a summer vacation or for someone who is looking to get away from it all for a long winter break, the location is perfect for writing a book, researching the area for historical interests in the Templars for example or whatever is your interest.
Please contact us to request more information about the gite, the area or possible vacancies, our details can be found on the Enquiries page, we look forward to hearing from you, cordialement Stewart and Alison.