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Les Capucines (L'Ecurie Gite)

C18th Charentaise Farmhouse + Large Pool near La Rochelle, Ile de Re and Atlantic Beaches
3 reviews
C18th Charentaise Farmhouse + Large Pool near La Rochelle, Ile de Re and Atlantic Beaches
One of the Most Popular and Well Equipped Gite Properties in the Charente Maritime
Large Sunny Terraced Pool with Sun Lounges, Umbrellas and Side Tables
Bathed In Sunshine from Dawn to Dusk
The Beautiful Stone Facade and Entrance to L'Ecurie
King Sized Bedroom overlooking Gardens and French Countryside Beyond
Spacious 2nd Bedroom with up to 4 Single or 2 Double Beds
Large Family Bathroom with Shower
Fully Equipped Kitchen and Dining Area
Comfortable Lounge with Satelite UK TV and DVD
Alfresco Dining with BBQ in Sunny Courtyard
Overlooking Manicured Gardens and Beautiful French Countryside
Manicured Lawns and Gardens
Spectacular Floral Displays
Large Shady Play Area
Popular Kids Play Area
Communal Veggie Garden
Spectacular Countryside Views
Warm Balmy Evenings and Gorgeous Late Night Sunsets
Friendly On-Site Aussie Hosts to Help Advise and Maintain
Choice of Golden Sandy Beaches Nearby
Glorious Countryside Walks and Cycle Rides
Colourful Local Markets
Historic Ports
Ancient Towns and Villages
Riverside Boating
Canoeing and Kyaking
Cycling for All Ages and Ability
Activities for All Ages
Festivals Throughout the Year
Gourmet French Cuisine
Great Nightlife
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Moragne, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Les Capucines is regarded as one of the Charente Maritime's finest and best equipped holiday properties and L'Ecurie, the most popular of of 3 gites, can comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests.

This unique property, which is built on the site of an old Roman encampment, is set in a tranquil but not isolated location, on the edge of a quiet village of just 15 houses.

Les Capucines is surrounded by lush countryside, fields of sunflowers and is a short distance to shops and facilities as well as being only 20 minutes from the nearest sandy beach.

Being so centrally located, there is an enormous variety of activities and places to visit within easy reach...

To the west, the gorgeous Atlantic beaches are right on the doorstep, as well as the historic old seaport of La Rochelle and the glamorous islands of Ile de Re, Oleron and Ai...
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About the Owner, Mark H
Languages spoken: German, English, French
Response Rate: 63 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 57 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 15 reviews and 4 properties
Interaction with guests
The owners are from Sydney, Australia and live on-site in a separate gite with its own entrance. They are there to offer assistance and advice, where needed, on where to eat as well as places to visit and activities in the surrounding area.

They also ensure that the property is fully maintained during your stay and your holiday enjoyment is maximised.
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Listing #HL1376192
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Excellent - based on 3 reviews
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English first
York, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 October 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Les Capucines was exactly what we wanted for our very large family of 10 adults and 10 children, relaxed, beautiful and typically French. We all had such a relaxing time in the gites with such fabulous facilities, family orientated pool and on site sports equipment. The accommodation is outstanding with everything you could wish for, BBQ areas perfect for individual...

Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 26 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

This was our second stay at Les Capucines. What can we say other than – it’s perfect. The standard of accommodation is of the highest quality and the hosts Mark and Margy are so helpful you instantly feel as if you are staying with friends. The gites are extremely well resourced for a self-catering holiday with everything provided (including basic...

Mick H
Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
person found this review helpful

What a fantastic holiday. From the welcome to the post departure team photo. This was a fantastic family holiday in a great part of France. Mark and Margy were excellent hosts and accommodation was first class. This is one of the few holiday destinations that we would return to. I'm looking forward to it already.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Children's Pool
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Smoking in designated outdoor areas only
    1 Full bath
    4 Twins
    1 King
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per week Per month
Default 90 nights --
R 23 095
£1 350
30 Sep 2017 -
25 May 2018
Off Season
90 nights --
R 23 095
£1 350
26 May 2018 -
29 Jun 2018
Spring Season (2018)
7 nights
R 11 547
30 Jun 2018 -
13 Jul 2018
Early Summer Season (2018)
7 nights
R 14 456
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: R 2 566 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
All bed linen and towels (bath towels, hand towels, tea towels and beach/pool towels) are included in the rates quoted above.
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About the neighbourhood
Les Capucines is only 20 minutes from the gorgeous Atlantic beaches to the West and a few minutes more to the historic old harbour town of La Rochelle as well as the glamorous offshore islands of Isle de Re, Oloron and Aix.

Along the Charente to the East you will find a number of historic towns including Saintes, with its rich Roman heritage, and Cognac with its brandy houses such as Remy Martin, Martell, Ottard as well as the fascinating cobbled town centre.

On arrival, you will find your gite fully stocked with brochures for all the local attractions together with recommendations from the owners and previous guests for many local shops, restaurants and markets.
Getting around
With its fantastic motorways nearby it only takes just over an hour to get to the amazing city of Bordeaux and then onto the nearby vineyards of St Emillon. They will also take you North to the Medieval Town of Tours and the chateaux of the Loire Valley.

Alternatively you can take a more leisurely drive through the beautiful countryside of the Charente-Martime and rolling hills of neighbouring Dordogne.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: La Rochelle: 45.0 km
Railway: Surgeres (TGV): 15.0 km
Ferry: St Malo, Cherboug or Caen: 300.0 km
By Air:

There are several budget airlines that fly direct to the regions international airports. The nearest airport is La Rochelle (only 35 minutes), and this has flights directly from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cork, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Manchester, Stansted and Southampton throughout the late spring, summer, and early autumn months.

Other airports to consider are Poitiers, Limoges, Bergerac and Bordeaux. Low cost car hire is also available from all airports.

By Rail:

For a relaxed alternative there are a variety of train routes you may wish to consider, such as the TGV to Surgeres, which is only 20minutes away

By Car:

A short ferry ride (i.e. Dover to Calais or Boulogne) followed by a 500 mile drive in France, or a longer Channel crossing (eg Portsmouth or Poole to St...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 15.0 km.
Nearby cities
Dordogne Gites (2 198)
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