Updated 18th March 2013:
Still some availability in June, early July and September if you're quick! Remember, the pool is heated and June/Sept are the best months to visit Charente Maritime, especially with smaller children and babies.
White Shutters has been sympathetically restored from traditional 19th Century Charantaise farmhouse and stables into comfortable family holiday gite accommodation. The house has retained many traditional character features including exposed stone walls, beams and stone feeding troughs.
Outside there is a large private floodlit 12m heated swimming pool for your exclusive use, situated in a private walled south facing garden.
"Great 2 weeks. Lovely pool & lots of space for children to play. Kitchen excellently kitted out. Le Scorlion restaurant in St Jean very good. The bikes were very good with the range of sizes and the pool was great fun for the kids and the adults as well."
J and K Families from Bristol and London Date of stay: 13-27 Aug 2011, review in vistor book.
Your family friendly self catering cottage rental sleeps 8-12 in four generous bedrooms (one en suite bedroom is downstairs) and four bath/shower rooms. The arrangement of the house gives ample privacy for 2-3 family groups sharing. Bed and cot linen, towels, baby equipment (2 cots and 2 highchairs) bikes (self maintain)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 bike rides. The many and varied Atlantic beaches between La Rochelle and Royan are within easy reach.
White Shutters is only five hours driving time from the Western Channel Ports (7 hours from Channel Tunnel and Calais) on good auto routes and within 90 minutes from both La Rochelle and Poitiers airports. Bordeaux and Limoges are both just over 2 hours.
White Shutters offers the perfect French self catering holiday for your family and friends. There is so much to do that a fortnight will not be long enough!!