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Our pretty family home in Charente-Maritime

Translated from Français

House • Ozillac France

    5 Guests  
    4 Bedrooms  
    4 Beds  
    2 Bathrooms  
    4 Car spaces 
  Primary home

Exchange types accepted

  Simultaneous  
  Non-Simultaneous  
  Non-Reciprocal & Globe  

Statistics

Listed  March 2019
Views  3401

General overview

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Features


Washer
Washer
Dishwasher
Dishwasher
Oven
Oven
Coffee machine
Coffee machine
Fridge
Fridge
Iron
Iron
Hair dryer
Hair dryer
Heating
Heating
TV
TV
WiFi
WiFi
Bathtub
Bathtub
First aid kit
First aid kit
Smoke alarms
Smoke alarms
Fire extinguisher
Fire extinguisher
Bed sheets
Bed sheets
Towels
Towels
Fireplace
Fireplace
BBQ
BBQ
Garden / yard
Garden / yard

Travel Styles

    Budget
    Family
    Romantic
    Relaxing
    Village
    Hiking

House rules

    Suitable for infants under 2
    Suitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets not allowed
    No smoking

Allergens

    Smoke free

Dates of Availability

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Neighbourhood

We are in the middle of the countryside, landscapes of vineyards, crops, forest and architecture of the Romanesque Haute Saintonge. 5 minutes from Jonzac where you will find all the facilities. It is a very pleasant spa town. Open all year round, the Les Antilles de Jonzac water park and spa is 5 minutes away. I have listed below the centers of interest and activities from the closest to the house until 1h15 by car at the furthest. Jonzac is a very pleasant spa town crossed by the Seugne, a feudal castle, a cloister and a stone bridge, a few streets and medieval houses that are a little secret, nice to explore and discover with children. And even a very secret stretch of Roman road (which led to Saintes) in the middle of the forest, it's very nice to walk on these ancient cobblestones, we also have a Gallo-Roman villa under excavation that we can visit in the summer. Every Wednesday evening in summer a very nice night market. In summer there are really a lot of events and activities, it's rural but lively. Recreational water park and spa Les Antilles de Jonzac and Les Thermes, The Labyrinthes Mysterra park in Montendre. Most of the sites for visiting the community of communes are open all year round, here they are: a super Base de Loisirs (tree climbing, supervised swimming, climbing wall, inflatable structures), the Château de Jonzac, the watermill on the Seugne which produces walnut oil, the windmill of Cluzelet which produces flour (many mills on the surrounding hills, restored or not), the house of the Forest in Montlieu La Garde and the House of la Vigne and des Saveurs d'Archiac are a must see and often offer entertainment during school holidays, I often go there with my children. We even have prehistory with a beautiful Dolmen in Montguyon. Our community of communes has kept the open-air swimming pools of our childhood... in Vibrac, Réaux and Archiac, for example, you swim in the middle of the Tournesol fields... it's not bad... and not expensive at all . The medieval town of Pons is very pleasant, the Dungeon will be open to visitors, Medieval Hospital for pilgrims (UNESCO World Heritage and yes). And you have to go with the children to the Château des Enigmes: life-size treasure hunt in a magnificent setting for adults! It is the country of Romanesque Churches and Romanesque Art, there are many Romanesque walks (the Church of Moings for example and those of Fontaines d'Ozillac famous for their unique and preserved frescoes) to go from village in the village to discover these churches throughout the Haute Saintonge, it's very easy to get the files (I have collected them all but not all done yet!). These Romanesque circuits can take you through the villages between Angoulême and up to Saintes (Jonzac is in the middle). Saintes, crossed by the Charente, is very pleasant, the Church of St Eutrope and the Cathedral of St Pierre. And especially the Abbaye Aux Dames and its magnificent musical carousel. These must-see sites will be open. Saintes also has many Gallo Roman remains, a very well preserved amphitheater, triumphal arch and an archaeological museum. The Gironde Estuary, where you can reach it in 30 minutes, is one of my favorite places to walk, many villages and their small ports, Talmont sur Gironde, a fortified city, is magnificent, you must also see Mortagne Sur Gironde, the Pôle Nature de Vitrezay: great for children to discover the fauna and flora of the Marais de l'Estuaire, a unique landscape. I also mention the Gallo Roman site of Fa with workshops for children in the summer, it is an archaeological site currently being excavated. Every autumn there is an event that I do not miss: the Sentiers des Arts, artists create ephemeral Land Art works there: the opportunity to go hiking again. You should also see the Blue Fountains of the Château de Beaulon in Saint Dizant du Gua. Going up the Estuary, I stop at Meschers sur Gironde and its cliffs with troglodyte habitats (very fun visits) and its very pleasant little beaches. Regarding geocaching, there are many caches around Jonzac (c geo application) and a specific free application specific to New Aquitaine: Terra Aventura. The South Charente: Strolling through the vineyard between Archiac and Cognac, the landscapes and areas scattered there are magnificent. The city of Cognac is not far either and if you are interested you can visit a large Cognac house like Hennessy and the Royal Castle of Cognac, you must combine this visit with the visit of a distiller of vintage distiller between Jonzac and Cognac...well, that's my job, so I'm not going to advertise myself too much ;)..we are a network of winegrowers who take part in Cognac Tuesdays in the summer and offer wine tourism activities such as storytelling night walks...wine grower's breakfasts in winter and many other things...advice to amateurs. In the south of Charente, an hour away, the small village of Aubeterre sur Dronne is worth seeing for its monolithic underground church, it is very old, a passage for the pilgrims of St Jacques: I have never seen that elsewhere, it is very amazing and unique. Finally I will recommend a day in Bordeaux if you do not know the city too well, you can get there in an hour by car or by train, I recommend the train from Jonzac, the station is 10 minutes from the house, you can leave there the car, and then we travel very well by Tram in Bordeaux, otherwise there is a large car park when arriving in Bordeaux where we then go by tram: La Cité du Vin, the exhibitions of the Museum of Aquitaine, Cap Sciences . The architecture of the city is also a goal of visit in itself. If you want to move, major tourist sites throughout the south-west of France are very easily accessible: 1 hour from Bordeaux, 1 hour 20 minutes from La Rochelle, 1 hour 30 minutes from Ile d'Oléron and Ile de Ré. 1 hour from Royan, La Palmyre zoo. 35 mins from Cognac and Jarnac, visits to the cellars in Cognac, walks on the Charente. Saintes and the Paléosite (prehistory at Sainte Césaire) 1 hour, 2 hours from the Futuroscope in Poitiers. But, especially if you are a city dweller, you will not necessarily want to move because I think you will appreciate the calm and the wide open spaces!

Nearest airport

Bordeaux Mérignac airport 90 km (1h15)

Getting around

The town of Jonzac where you will find all amenities is 4 km away, 5 minutes by car. We are one hour from Bordeaux airport by the N10 or the A10. One hour from Bordeaux by car or direct train via Jonzac station. We are in the countryside, you need a car to get around

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Sylvie

We are Sylvie and Hugues, in our forties, accompanied by our children (born 2002, 2005, 2011). Today we travel most often as a group of three. We take our summer vacation in August and are open to all destinations accessible by car or plane from Bordeaux. Looking for reciprocal exchange or globe exchange. See you soon! Accustomed to exchanges, we are interested in reciprocal exchanges, simultaneous or not, and in the exchange of "globes". All destinations in France and Europe interest us, capitals and countryside, sea and mountains. For abroad we currently favor neighboring countries or in Europe possible departures from Bordeaux airport but why not go further! Wine growers and distillers in Charente Maritime, we like to discover our beautiful Haute Saintonge and exchange our main house or our gîte. (we have two files). For us, house exchange is about trust and simplicity: I would like to point out that we do not want financial supplements to be involved in our exchanges (cleaning, linen, electricity for example) in both directions. I would like to point out that we do not have a cleaning woman/man. We believe that everyone will take care of our home as if it were their own. We will leave your house leaving it in the condition we found it and we know that our guests will do the same, trust is the basis of the exchange! See you soon!
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Aug 10 - 24, 2024 (Flexible)

Aug 10 - 24, 2024 (Flexible)
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