Número de referencia: FR3217.630.1
Casa de vacaciones La Charentaise ★★★
Francia, Poitou Charentes, Vaux Sur Mer
Oude hoeve die mooi gerenoveerd is. Zeer vriendelijke eigenaar die er naast woont. Wie sportief is en een fiets meebrengt, kan met de fiets naar het strand. Fietspad ligt tot vlak bij de wijk (opgepast : het is heuvelachtig).
Slechts 1 klein minpuntje. De straat is weliswaar vrij rustig, maar er is geen mooi panorama ( het huis ligt in een gewone wijk) en slechts een kleine hoekje waar juist plaats genoeg is voor 1 terrastafel en enkele fietsen. Elke nacht passeert de huisvuilophaling (waarvan u misschien wakker wordt indien u geen goede slaper bent).
Stay: Mid June 2013
Interior Review: Clean, nicely presented house with roomy open plan downstairs in quiet village setting; kitchen is well equipped but kitchen light is set too low for those of about 6ft (headache!). Interior is dark as there is only a small porthole window, main window and split door for light (but it's cool in hot weather) but feels a bit closed in. Lighting is poor for reading. Tiled floor. No CD/DVD or radio provided, just the TV. Upstairs is larger (goes over adjacent property) with two spacious bedrooms, store room for hanging clothes and shower/toilet with twin wash basins. Wood effect flooring/tiles.
Exterior review: This has changed since the picture above was taken. The tiny 'garden' (gravel) now has shrubs surrounding it extending from those pictured to the road, just out of photo to right. There is a large gate extending from the door wall. This photo shows some of a neighbour's property in foreground. There is enough space to BBQ set out a table (supplied) or sunbathe (!) beside the road (quiet) but no comfortable chairs. Parking is infront of the main downstairs window which can mask any view out of it.
Food: Car is essential to drive short distance to Intermarche superstore for all requirements and to discover the area. Mussles and oysters are abundant and restaurants serve these, pizza, fish and steak as standard. Prices fro 11 to 16 euros for standard main course, upwards for more gastronomique.
Best for: Those using the house as a base to explore the area rather than famlies as it's out of the centre and quietly located and lacks outdoor space.
Area: Beautiful beaches and coves, pine forested coastal routes and excellent cycle paths through villages and along the coast (tarmac surfaced). Royan sur Mer adjoins Vaux for a larger resort. Palmyre is 20 mins drive for a busy resort and superb zoo. Bordeaux is about 85 miles and worth a visit for grand buildings and brand shopping. Many pretty villages in area worth visiting. Main season is July/August and some facilities are closed until then.