Le Puits Marteau

Le Puits Marteau - From £800-£3100 per Week

Region: Poitou-Charentes / Department: Charente-Maritime

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  • Pool

  • Large 12x6m pool with roman end

  • Covered eating area

  • Dining outside

  • Shade

  • Front view

  • Large Games room

  • Kitchen

  • Upstairs TV/sitting room

  • Ground floor sitting room

  • Upstairs sitting room

  • Upstairs bedroom

  • Huge Master Bedroom (with en suite)

  • Upstairs Twin

  • Master bedroom

  • Large downstairs twin

  • Master bedroom

  • Master bedroom ensuite

  • St George Beach

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This large traditional Charentaise property has been renovated to provide the comfort of modern conveniences and yet the owners have managed to keep its charming character, retaining original decorative features such as the fireplaces in the sitting room and kitchen and exposed beams.

It sleeps 13 people in 6 bedrooms, the 3 bathrooms, (1 ensuite) have both bath and shower facilities. There are 2 comfortable lounge areas in which to relax. At the rear of the property leading onto the patio and pool area is a large bright and airy games room, well equipped with table tennis, pool and table football.


Large sitting room: features two decorative original fireplaces, comfortable lounge seating and dining area.
Farmhouse style kitchen: Features original fireplace, fully equipped, lightly varnished wooden work tops, dining table with bench seating. Door leading to patio area.
Bedroom 1/ ensuite bathroom 1: Large double bedroom with French windows onto secluded front garden is accessed via Bedroom 2. The full ensuite bathroom has both bath and shower facilities.
Bedroom 2: Twin bedded room which can accommodate a third person on the additional under bed pull out mattress on roller base
Games room: Beautifully appointed with large French windows onto patio/pool area and walled garden. Well equipped with table tennis, pool and table football.
Bathroom 1/Utility: has both bath and shower facilities. The washing machine and tumble dryer are also situated in here.


Upstairs Reading / Sitting room: Relax away from the heat of the sun for a while with a good book in this comfortable sitting room.
Bedroom 3: Double bed with ensuite wash basin. Views overlooking countryside and front garden.
Bedroom 4:. Twin bedroom .Window overlooking front garden and countryside.
Bedroom 5: The smallest of the bedrooms with bunk beds. Window with views of front garden.
Bedroom 6: Double bed. Views of spring flower meadow and surrounding countryside.
Bathroom 3: Both bath and shower facilities available.


Garden : 7 acres in all, includes spring flower meadow, orchard, walled garden. Also features restored windmill without sails and rose covered well.
Pool: (12m x 6m) private heated swimming pool with Roman end.
Patio: There is a patio area beside the pool and also a terrace to the side of the house for dining outdoors.
If you have need of assistance during your stay at the property there is a local manager available nearby

Charente Maritime bathes in a micro-climate created by the Gulf stream making it the second sunniest area in France. It benefits from an average of 2500 hours of sunshine per year, and is proving to be a popular and ideal holiday destination, whilst retaining its unspoilt beauty.

The tiny hamlet of Puits Marteau, is set along quiet country lanes, in a tranquil rural location. Being close to the mouth of the Gironde estuary the property is just 20 minutes from the sandy cove beaches at Meschers. Numerous beaches continue from there up along the Atlantic coastline to Royan and further on to the beautiful wood-lined sands of La Palmyre and La Tremblade, (popular holiday destinations). A number of these beaches hold the coveted “Blue Flag” award for cleanliness.

The region is also popular for it’s architecture and ancient port towns like La Rochelle, which is included in the itinerary of world-class cruise liners. The local town of Saintes is also noted for it’s archaeological importance. The architectural interest continues with the exquisitely ornate stone and wrought iron work on the buildings at Bordeaux and Cognac.

No visit to this region would be complete without viewing some of the many vineyards which blanket the area, producing grapes not only for the local market, but also for the world-famous brands of cognac. Pineau des Charentes is a local speciality produced by adding sugar to the first pressing of the cognac grape. Nectar of the gods!!

This is your nearest village just a couple of minutes drive form the house. You will be able to buy wonderful fresh French bread from the ‘boulangerie’ and there is also a bar/restaurant/general store for your convenience.

The village of Mortagne just 5 Kms away is set up on white chalk cliffs overlooking the ancient village fishing port and the Gironde estuary. Today it has a beautiful marina with some superb yachts moored there, but you can also find amongst these local fishing boats bringing in their catch of fish. A nice place to stop off for a relaxing drink and a meal in one of the café / restaurants that look out onto the marina. The village has several small shops including a boulangerie, general store and of course the local bars / cafés where you can quench your thirst.

One of the most modern towns in the area, having been heavily bombed by the allied forces in World War II. It is now a popular seaside resort with long sandy beaches and a separate lido. Many sea trips are available from here and it is from this port that you can take the ferry over to the Medoc Peninsula, where you can spend the day luxuriating in some of the worlds most famous of French chateaux – Chateau Lafitte and Chateau Mouton Rothschild. What about a day out to visit La Palmyre Zoo which has over 1600 different animals in large environmentally friendly surroundings? If you are feeling active there is a school at Royan for surfing, body boarding, long boarding etc.

Just 20 minutes away from Puits Marteau this is where you will find your nearest beach. An amazing place to visit are the grottos carved into the cliffs. These are open to the public. The sound and light shows in the summer season really add to the atmosphere. Enjoy a visit to Tina’s Café on the Plage des Nonnes. Tina (from Chicago) sings in the evenings and invites other musicians to jam along. Can you play?

Probably one of the oldest preserved port towns on the estuary. It’s pedestrianised streets are lined with hollyhocks in the summer. It is a charming and very quaint village with plenty of gift shops and bars etc. The tiny picturesque church of St. Radegonde was built in 1904 on a spit of land overlooking the Gironde. The apse of the church was designed in the shape of the prow of a ship. This was quite appropriate as the nave has unfortunately since fallen into the water!

Les Antilles de Jonzac:
A touch of the exotic in tropical surroundings all year round. 10,000m² dedicated to pleasure and well being. This park offers fun, excitement, entertainment, and relaxation all in one. Something for every member of the family. There are water slides into the lagoon, toboggan rides, indoor and outdoor beaches, swimming pools, jacuzzi, a beauty salon, restaurants etc. etc. (An ideal place to visit on one of those rare rainy days, maybe.)

A visit to this old city rich in architectural detail is highly recommended. You will be taken on a voyage of discovery with buildings adorn

  • Bedrooms 6
  • Sleeps Up To 13
  • Holiday Type Beach
  • Price From £800-£3100 per Week

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