White Shutters is a conversion of traditional 19th Century manoir farm buildings and stables into comfortable family holiday gite accommodation. The house has retained many traditional features such as exposed stone walls and beams.
Outside there is a large private floodlit 12m heated (to approx 26 degrees) swimming pool for your exclusive use, situated in a private walled south facing garden.
Your family friendly holiday rental sleeps 8-12 in four generous bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms. The arrangement of the house gives ample privacy for 2-3 family groups sharing. Bed linen, towels, baby equipment and wi-fi broadband are all included for a stress free holiday.
This large (200 square metres) light, spacious and traditional house is situated in South-West France in the department of the Charente Maritime (part of the Poitou Charentes region) and is only 6km from the thriving market town of Aulnay. Situated in peaceful countryside dotted with sunflower fields and vineyards, the Charente Maritime offers long hot summers, short mild winters, clear skies and fresh unpolluted air. The quiet roads and gentle terrain are ideal for family cycle rides. The many and varied Atlantic beaches betwen La Rochelle and Royan are within easy reach.
White Shutters is only five hours driving time from the Western Channel Ports (7 hours from Calais) on good auto routes and is less than an hour from three low cost airports (La Rochelle, Poitiers and Angouleme).
Boulangerie/Boucherie 3 mins bike/drive
Aulnay has a supermarket, bars, restaurants, shops and a market on Thursday and Sunday as well as its famous church. 5 minutes by car or a pleasant outing by bike.
Matha is a small bustling market town only 15 minutes away with a good range of shops, supermarkets and restaurants.
St Jean d'Angely (25 mins)
Melle (30 mins)
Cognac (35 mins) is a beautiful medieval town situated on the Charente river.
Saintes (40 mins)
Fouras (45min) is our nearest beach.
Rochefort (60 mins) is another fortified seaside town which boasts fine beaches as well as a rich nautical heritage.
During July and August, the minimum stay is 1 week and changeover day is Saturday. At other times it may be possible to be more flexible over changeover days and length of stay.
On changeover days, arrival time is 4pm and departure by 10am.
- The rental rate includes... Heated swimming pool (peak, high and mid season).
- Baby Equipment (cots, stairgate, highchair etc)
- Wireless Internet Connection
- Electricity and gas (but not electric heating)
- Bed Linen, Bath and Hand Towels. Swimming towels are provided as long as they are washed and dried before departure