Villa Salena is in an ideal position for exploring the delights of the Charente-Maritime, a region renowned for its exceptional climate and its wealth of French culture. Situated near the towns of Pons and Jonzac in the “Haute-Saintonge” – the heart of the Champagne-Cognac region. About an hour’s drive takes you to the Charente coast at Royan, whilst at just 10 miles you will find a lovely bathing lake with plenty of activities for the children.
The villa has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, accommodating up to 10 people in comfort.
(A further camp bed is available, if required, for a total of 11).
The spacious living area has large patio doors leading to the pool and there is a superb covered terrace with comfy furnishings – ideal for that evening drink watching the sun go down over the vineyards. The 10 metre heated swimming pool is equipped with a safety alarm and it can be closed off by a removable fence for peace of mind with young children. All the comforts of home, including a huge TV, a DVD player (with home cinema sound) and broad-band internet.
You will be astounded by the vast range of tourist attractions and places to visit in the Charente-Maritime. There are hoards of activities for the children, medieval towns and dozens of chateaux to visit, theme parks in abundance, colourful local markets, not to mention the local Cognac and Pineau producers. There are spectacles and events throughout the summer season – so never a dull moment.
If you can tear yourself away from the poolside or the nearby bathing lake at Jonzac, (heated by a natural spring) the coastal area around Royan and leading down into the Gironde estuary is well worth a visit – sleepy fishing villages, salt marshes abounding with birdlife and sumptuous sea-food to enjoy. Within half an hour you have and aqua-playground complex and health spa, the medieval town of Pons, the Cognac discovery centre “Maison des Vignes”, a casino, river fishing, a go-kart track and much more… Further afield you can enjoy a visit to the historic towns of La Rochelle, Saintes and Cognac, the islands of Oleron and Re or head off for a day trip to the fabulous city of Bordeaux and the Medoc wine region.
The Charente-Maritime has long been a well loved holiday destination, being easily accessible, yet far enough south to enjoy a warm climate. There is a vast choice of self catering holiday accommodation in this area, ideal for families with children. Finding a holiday property to rent, be it a gite, cottage or villa, can be a daunting task. You will find many gites and cottages to let in the Charente Maritime that are on holiday complexes with a shared pool, but much fewer holiday rentals with private pool or large villas to rent.
Villa Salena offers spacious quality accommodation – a house which is ideal for large family groups, extended family gatherings or 2 or 3 families holidaying together, and with your own private swimming pool. Its location gives you the best of both worlds, in the heart of the lovely authentic countryside, yet the Charente coast is easily accessible for day trips. It is well placed for visiting the major tourist attractions, but you don’t need to go further than the nearby bathing lake to keep the children amused. Villa Salena is the holiday home you’ve been dreaming of.