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Excellent
10 reviews
Fully equipped modern kitchen
Dining area
nearest beach - La Grande Cote, 40 minutes away.
Winter sunrise from garden
View of Saintes
Our Hamlet, La Basse Pommeraie. Ours are the last two buildings on the left.
Track from the garden to La Charente, 300m away
La Charente at the end of the track
Just arriving at La Charente
Weeping willow outside Jachinthe Des Bois in spring.
Main garden
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Port d'Envaux, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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MargaretH...
Arbroath, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“A Real Gem!”
Reviewed 6 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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From the moment we arrived to Morag and Vince’s warm, friendly welcome, we knew that we had chosen well for our stay in the Charente Maritime. Set in the owners’ delightful garden, Jacinthe Des Bois is a real gem in every respect. The setting is a haven of peace and tranquillity – we loved our “outdoor lounge” under the beautiful willow tree and enjoyed watching and listening to the birdlife, whilst sipping a glass of wine or delicious Pineau!

The cottage itself is bright, fresh and airy, prettily furnished, extremely well-equipped and is absolutely pristine, both inside and out. Morag and Vince have literally thought of everything to ensure a relaxing, comfortable and perfect stay for their guests - their attention to detail is second to none. We appreciated the generous range of welcome goodies on arrival – a huge help to start your holiday after a long journey.

The cottage handbook was also beautifully organised and packed full of helpful tips and information on places to visit. A perfect base for visiting the many attractive towns, villages, châteaux, gardens, beaches, etc, that the area has to offer, Jacinthe Des Bois is ideally located for touring inland as well as within easy reach of the coast. The beautiful, historic town of Saintes is literally minutes away!

All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay in this beautiful cottage and very definitely hope to return soon. Thank you so much, Morag and Vince – it was a pleasure to meet you both - you are the perfect hosts in every respect. Of course, we musn’t forget to mention your adorable dog, Ruby – we miss her padding over to see us! À la prochaine! Un grand merci!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Jul 2017
Thank you for your amazing review. It means so much to us to know that you enjoyed your holiday in Jacinthe des bois. You were delghtful guests and we look forward to welcoming you back anytime.
Best regards Morag, Vince & Ruby
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Venture71...
2 reviews
“Clean and modern gite with very welcoming hosts”
Reviewed 18 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Ideal location about 40 minutes from the coast and other places of interest. 10 minutes from Saintes and Port D'Envaux on the river Charente. A compact gite, set in a lovely large garden in a quiet hamlet with excellent equipment inside and outside. Two good sized double bedrooms and bathroom, ideal for four adults. We arrived late evening having driven straight from the ferry and had not had time to food shop. We need not have worried as the welcome pack was excellent, allowing us to eat on arrival and have breakfast the following morning before we headed to the Hyper U down the road. We had a lovely relaxing week in this lovely area of France.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Jul 2017
Thank you for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure to meet you and your family, We're so happy that you enjoyed your holday and hope you will return again soon.
Morag &Vince
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Sharon R
2 reviews
“Perfect compact Gite in lovely countryside”
Reviewed 14 November 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We stayed for a month in this lovely Gite near Port D'Envaux, travelling from Australia and it did not disappoint. The owners Morag and Vincent were very helpful but not intrusive. The Gite was very clean and beautifully decorated and the outside area under the trees with Ruby the dog as an occasional visitor was very restful. The area has lots to offer, near Saintes a biggish town with all the history and restaurants you need, as it a short drive to the coast, la Rochelle or Congac. For one week of our stay relatives joined us as well and it was still private enough. Very happy to recommend this lovely Gite.

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Management Response
7 Jul 2017
Thank you for your positve comments. We were so pleased to have guests from Australia to stay for a month in our first year of opening.
We hope to see you back again soon.
Morag & Vince.
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kp387
Southampton
2 reviews
“Beautiful cottage perfect for a relaxing break”
Reviewed 24 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Jacinthe des Bois. Morag and Vince were both great hosts and really endeavoured to ensure that we had everything we needed so that the holiday was as relaxing as possible. The welcome basket on arrival was particularly useful!

The cottage itself has been fitted out to the highest standard, with all the amenities that you'd need. The barbecue area was great for relaxing during the long evenings.

The location is great for accessing much of the surrounding sights and areas of interest. The beach at Royan is lovely and is only about 30 minutes away. Saintes has all the amenities you might need, and some great historic Roman sights. Plus the bigger cities of La Rochelle and Bordeaux aren't too far by road.

We would definitely recommend the cottage for others vying for a chilled out break in a beautiful part of France. Hope to be back soon!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Sep 2016
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Morag & Vince
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knight220...
Aveley, United Kingdom
1 review
“Mrs”
Reviewed 2 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

I stayed in a gite at this location 23 - 26 April 2016 the gites has recently been renovated and is absolutely fantastic it was so comfortable and could be used all year round the location is very tranquil and relaxing but within easy distance there is so much to do and see for both adults and children to cater for lazy days, sightseeing, walking, cycling the beaches are amazing and so safe for children. The is also a huge variety of places to eat and drink it was a wonderful few days I will definitely be going again and recommending it to everyone

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