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Saturday, 21 June 2008

Châtelaillon beach

So hot here today, so this evening we decided to cool off at Châtelaillon beach and have a pic-nic tea on the sand. This photo was taken at 9 o'clock at night.

Customer comment for the Pigeonnier

21st June 2008

The end of a lovely week in this delightful Pigeonnier & area of La Rochelle here in France. Reluctantly leaving to head south, but would love to re-visit again, especially with such welcoming hosts.
Would recommend eating at La Fumeé in Fouras for great fish dishes.
The Bateau Lavoir in the village of Landrais made a magnificent end to the week.
Many thanks & best wishes

Thursday, 19 June 2008

For all our guest who visited us here near La Rochelle last year that saw the beginning of my re-building of the Barn, At last here it is (hurrah) just finished putting the roof on before the arrival of our summer guests this year. We have now received planning permission to make the barn into a gite so I will keep you posted on my progress as we will be offering it next year as a single bedroom gite with a sofa bed in the lounge and windows overlooking the fields on the other side, We are calling it the Pressoir (note the photo's before and after) as our neighbour the local farmer across the field lived here as a child and his father used the barn to press his grapes and ferment his wine, there is still an old stone vat in the ground.

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Custormer review

Wir hatter 10 wunder schöne tage hier in Landrais, mit viel Sonnenschein, schönen ausflüger und leckeren wein!!
In der Charente- Martime gibt es vides zh entdecken schöne strände und kleine städte und es war schön sicle abends hier von der ausflüger zh eshoren!
Es war ein selr esholsamer urlaub!!!
Vielen dank für der schönen abend bei ench, Nigel Suzanne!

We think it's a good review!

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Tides out

Beautiful day here again so we decided to go off to the beach at Fouras near La Rochelle. The tide was so far out today when we arrived at the beach you could barely see the sea. Lukily we were on center beach, there is a large salt water pool for swimming and to cool off!

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Customer review "Beautiful Farmhouse"

"This is just what a gite should be, beautifully restored without losing any of it's "Frenchness" but with all mod.cons. Rural enough to be able to relax in the garden with a book and a glass of wine, but within easy reach of our favourites, Chatelaillon Plage and La Rochelle. David and I had a very happy stay there in 2006, left it too late to book in 2007, so made sure to book early for 2008! Would recommend this property with it's helpful owners to anyone".

Reviewer Location: Cornwall England
Date of Arrival : Aug 30, 2006
Name on Contact : Victoria
Review Rating: 5/5
Review Title "beautiful farmhouse"

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Family fun day out

We had a great day out today, we decided to go north of La Rochelle for a change, to the South of the Vendée which is the next department to the Mervent Forest it's about 45mins from here. A complete change of scenery. We visited the small zoo which was very well run and kind to the animals they had plenty of space. In some of the enclosures we were allowed to walk freely with the animals and feed them popcorn, it was great.

Afterwards we went down to the Vendée river and hired a pedal boat and sat on the river bank under the warm rays of the sun. A fantastic family Sunday outing.