La Chouette- Bel Air Gites

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  • Type: Farmhouse
  • Sleeps: 6 (2 Bedrooms)
  • Nearest Beach: Beach (20 km)
  • Change Over Day: Flexible
  • Access: Car Essential
  • Non smoking only
  • suitable for children
  • suitable for the elderly
  • Winter lets available

La Chouette (the Owl) is a spacious, two bedroomed gite, perfect for families and friends. A large, sunny living area is furnished with two leather sofas, a coffee table, and an LCD TV, with UK and French channels, and DVD player. Grab a film from the games room and enjoy in the comfort of your own living room. Patio doors lead out to your large private patio area with BBQ. Sit back and relax in our comfy garden furniture and enjoy the views to the gardens.

The spacious kitchen has been refurbished and is equipped to a high standard with washing machine, gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, and plenty of cooking equipment and utensils.

La Chouette comprises of one double bedroom and one family bedroom with a double bed and two single beds. Both bedrooms are furnished with a wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables and lamps. Double doors (secured with child locks) lead from the family room onto a balcony overlooking the complex. The cottage has a large bathroom with bath and shower cubicle.

Our family-friendly holiday complex includes a large heated swimming pool, fully enclosed and gated with a child lock. You’ll find lots of swimming toys available for family fun! There is heaps of wide open space for the kids to run, play and make new friends. Plus a play area with swings, slide, trampoline, climbing frame and adventure wooden playhouse!

The indoor games room provides fun for all the family with a pool table, table tennis, a large library of adult and children’s books, and a large selection of family DVDs. There are also toys for younger children, including a mini workbench and kitchen, garage, shop and Fisher price musical walker.


At Bel-Air Gites we’re located just 20 minutes from the seaside resort of Royan and the stunning Roman town of Saintes, which combines culture, art and wonderful shopping. Just 7 kms away is the market town of Gémozac, here you’ll find delicious local produce and provides all you’ll need to have a go at cooking up some rustic French dishes, or exquisite meats to put on the barbecue.
Head out in the opposite direction and you’ll find yourself portside in the tranquil village of Mortagne, which sits on the Gironde estuary, the largest in Europe. Enjoy lunch at one of the lovely quayside restaurants, with a lovely outlook across the port.
The Bel-Air complex offers four individual gîtes (holiday cottages) and a larger farmhouse. Each sleeps between 4 and 6 guests and is decorated in a traditional French provincial style, always with your comfort in mind. Original stone walls keep the heat of the summer months at bay.
All the cottages are comfortable, amply furnished and well equipped, including UK and French TV channels. Plus Wifi is available at no extra cost. You’ll want for nothing!
Each cottage has a private patio with a barbecue. The perfect place to wind down, enjoy a glass of wine, or the excellent local Cognac, and watch the sunsetting across the fields.
We have a created a fun games room, where you’ll find loads of games and activities for adults and children. Perfect for rainy days and sundays! And our spacious gardens have been designed as a fun and safe haven for children and toddlers to play. There is a large playing field, heated swimming pool and playground.
Our guests visit us time and again. We go above and beyond to create the ultimate holiday experience for every guest. Anything you need, we’re on hand to help.
Bel-Air Gites holiday complex is a place where lifelong friends and memories are made.

Everything to enjoy at Bel Air Gites:
- All our gites have fully equipped kitchens with dishwashers and washing machines. Plus essential cooking utensils, including a good set of knives, garlic crushers, chopping boards, sauce pans, two frying pans, a wok, colanders, measuring jugs, bowls, baking dishes, a corkscrew, bottle opener, etc.
- Each cottage has a private patio with BBQ, garden tables and chairs.
- You won’t miss out on your favourite series, we have UK TV and DVD players in each gite.
- We provide high quality linen and bathroom and pool towels, so you can pack light!
- Large fully enclosed heated pool, which is cleaned daily. Our pool is fully fenced with a child safety lock. It’s heated so you can enjoy a swim even on milder days. Temperatures reach 29 degrees during high season. We provide lots of pool toys for children - noodles, soft volley balls and diving toys.
- Spacious playground with swings, slides, climbing frames, trampoline, football goal, badminton, volleyball, basketball, swing ball, giant Jenga and giant connect 4 etc
- Games room with full size pool table, table tennis, mini kitchen, Smoby workbench, shop, washing machine, garage, rocking horse, music table and a large selection of toys for babies and toddlers. Childrens and family dvd's, and books for all ages.
- To take the stress out of having to pack baby equipment, we provide cots, high chairs, pushchairs, potties, trainer toilet seats, bouncers, steriliser bags and lots of other baby and toddler equipment at no extra charge. Just let us know in advance what you will need. We have at least two of most items. Ideal for those travelling with twins.
- Fancy an evening or day out just for you? We can arrange a babysitting service. Must be booked in advance.
- A catering service can be organized for groups of 8 plus guests.
- On arrival you’ll find a welcome pack with a freshly baked gateau from the local Boulangerie, a bottle of wine, fresh milk, coffee, tea bags, olive oil, salt pepper, sugar.
- Our gites are stocked with a supply of toilet paper, kitchen roll, cleaning products, bin liners, dishwasher tablets, cling film and tin foil, and detergent for the washing machines.
- We’re a family run holiday complex and we are on site to help make sure your holiday is a special one. Your comfort is our priority.

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The Charente Maritime Region

At Bel-Air Gites we’re located just 20 minutes from the seaside resort of Royan and the stunning Roman town of Saintes, which combines culture, art and wonderful shopping. Just 7 kms away is the market town of Gémozac, here you’ll find delicious local produce and provides all you’ll need to have a go at cooking up some rustic French dishes, or exquisite meats to put on the barbecue.
Head out in the opposite direction and you’ll find yourself portside in the tranquil village of Mortagne, which sits on the Gironde estuary, the largest in Europe. Enjoy lunch at one of the lovely quayside restaurants, with a lovely outlook across the port

Royan Area

Royan at only 20 minutes drive away, boasts a Sunday morning market (not to be missed). Shops are also open on this day making it a great morning out, this region is particulary famous for its seafood. There are many excursions that can be booked at the Marina, including visits to the well-known Fort Boyard, Phare de Cordouan (the lighthouse) and the Ile d'Oleron to name but a few. You can also catch a ferry here in Royan over to the Medoc and enjoy a day visiting the well known vineyards.

The Aquarium at La Rochelle is well worth a visit, only 1 hr from Bel Air.

The Zoo at La Palmyre is a great day out for all the family. The most famous zoological park in France and recently voted European Zoo of the Year. The most visited tourist attraction in the department of Charente-Maritime. And, as a breeding zoo it is very different from most people’s idea of a zoo as many animals are completely free to roam – and there are more than 1600 of them!

The Miniature port of Saint-Savinien has A 'fleet' of hand crafted, electric boats. Children can choose from Mississippi steam boats, tugs, river pushing tugs, a trawler, a cargo ship, a sardine fishing boat or a ferry. Budding sailors can navigate the boats on the lake and along the miniature canals passing a boat wash-house, a fisherman’s cottage, a Japanese bridge. Radars, a lighthouse and a light ship guide them around a dredger, a refloating barge and various other ocean perils.


Great Family fun at Les Antilles at Jonzac – indoor water park in the Charente-Maritime
This indoor aqua park offers all-year-round swimming, slides, water toboggans, indoor beaches, beauty and fitness centres in tropical surroundings with, palm trees, a tropical glasshouse and even real waves.

*Coolongalook adventure park is situated just outside Royan, in a 5 hectare forest. A whole range of activities for all the family, rope bridges, tarzan swings, tight rope walk, and giant zip lines. A great alternative a day at the beach. Well managed and safe.

Château des Énigmes, at Pons have a treasure hunt that is great fun for kids and adults alike . Solve the musketeer-themed puzzles t the castle through a series of 21 games that include fishing for corks, recognising the smell of an aromatic plants and solving the mystery of the Templar Code. The challenges are diverse, imaginative, large-scale and well constructed. Nice little cafe for a break half way through, too.

Only a 20 minute drive from your gite at www.belairgites.com

Bordeaux is a beautiful city which is world famous for its wines and wonderful architecture. Bordeaux is the most famous wine region in the world. Most visitors come to the city and its surrounds to tour the chateaux, taste the world-class wines. Bordeaux has around 500 chateaux, or vineyards. There are two key areas of attraction, the Medoc and St Emilion. Firstly the Médoc, a large wine-growing area which lies northwest of Bordeaux, along the western shore of the Gironde Estuary. This is easily accessible by car ferry from Blaye, or from Royan .

Saintes and Cognac- The historic town of Saintes is only 30 minutes drive, there you can visit the Old Abbey, the Cathedral or the famous Amphitheatre or walk leisurely round the town with its many shops and restaurants. In the summer months there are boat trips on the lovely Charente river which meanders through Saintes and the surrounding countryside eventually reaching the world reknowned town of Cognac. Cognac, the town is a short 40 minute drive away with it's many Cognac house tours, Hennessey is most recomended, reasonable, hands on and includes a boat trip.

GOLF
There are golf courses at Royan, Saintes and Cognac



Getting There

Ferry available from Rosslare to Le Harve, Cherbourg and Roscoff.
Ferry available from Dublin to Cherbourg.
Ferry available from Cork to Roscoff.
Nearest airports are Bordeaux,La Rochelle, Bergerac, Poitiers and Nantes

Car hire available at the airport

Nearest Travel Links

Suitable types of Holiday Royan

  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Tennis courts
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Diving
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting
  • Local cuisine
  • Relaxation

Exterior Details

- Large fully enclosed heated pool, which is cleaned daily. Our pool is fully fenced with a child safety lock. It’s heated so you can enjoy a swim even on milder days. Temperatures reach 29 degrees during high season. We provide lots of pool toys for children - noodles, soft volley balls and diving toys.
- Spacious playground with swings, slides, climbing frames, trampoline, football goal, badminton, volleyball, basketball, swing ball, giant Jenga and giant connect 4 etc
- Games room with full size pool table, table tennis, mini kitchen, Smoby workbench, shop, washing machine, garage, rocking horse, music table and a large selection of toys for babies and toddlers. Childrens and family dvd's, and books for all ages.

Exterior Facilities in La Chouette- Bel Air Gites

  • Balcony/Terrace
  • BBQ
  • Parking space
  • Shared garden
  • Shared outdoor swimming pool
  • Children's playground

Interior Details

La Chouette (the Owl) is a spacious, two bedroomed gite, perfect for families and friends. A large, sunny living area is furnished with two leather sofas, a coffee table, and an LCD TV, with UK and French channels, and DVD player. Grab a film from the games room and enjoy in the comfort of your own living room. Patio doors lead out to your large private patio area with BBQ. Sit back and relax in our comfy garden furniture and enjoy the views to the gardens.

The spacious kitchen has been refurbished and is equipped to a high standard with washing machine, gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, and plenty of cooking equipment and utensils.

La Chouette comprises of one double bedroom and one family bedroom with a double bed and two single beds. Both bedrooms are furnished with a wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables and lamps. Double doors (secured with child locks) lead from the family room onto a balcony overlooking the complex. The cottage has a large bathroom with bath and shower cubicle.

Facilities in La Chouette- Bel Air Gites

  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Dish washer
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Microwave
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Bedrooms / Bathrooms

  • Bedrooms (2)
  • Bathrooms (1)
  • Showers (1)
  • WCs (1)

Sleeps a Maximum of 6 people:

  • Single Beds (2)
  • Double Beds (2)
  • Cots (1)

Furniture

  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Lounge Seats (6)

Period

15/4/2017-16/6/2017
EUR €895.00
GBP £
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Period

17/6/2017-14/7/2017
EUR €1,395.00
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USD $

Period

15/7/2017-01/9/2017
EUR €1,600.00
GBP £
USD $

Period

02/9/2014-30/9/2017
EUR €895.00
GBP £
USD $

Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.

Guest Book

Bel Air also provides all the little extras that you usually have to pack for a holiday with kids e.g.: travel cot, blankets, blackout blinds, beach toys etc. REALLY great feature that we have never gotten anywhere else.

All in all I really can't rate Bel Air enough, Patricia, Paul and Cian have thought of everything and are really excellent hosts.

Our gite ( La Chouette) was lovely and spacious and had everything we needed. Kids loved the pool, playroom and outside play are . Beautiful area with so many places to visit including Bordeaux, Cognac, Royan,Saintes and the great zoo at La Palmyre

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