Our holiday cottage / gite is situated in Puy Bardon on the edge of the village of Lozay near to Saint Jean d'Angely in the department of Charente-Maritime, its set in a beautiful part of the world and a perfect location for getting away from it all.
Please take time to review all the pages of our web site which is full of information about our gite, the location, surrounding facilities, etc. But don't just take our word for it, read the customer reviews on the Guestbook page to hear about what they have to say.
Please be sure to find the two video links on the Details page, about 3/4 of the way down, these show you in detail both the inside of our gite and also the heated pool, garden and surrounding areas.
Lozay is in south-western France region of Poitou-Charentes, why not come and stay with us and become Lozéens. We are within the Canton of Loulay, itself integrated with the Country of Vals de Saintonge in the northeast of the Charente-Maritime a land of stone and water which Lozay is perfectly representative.
The Charente-Maritime region has a climate second only to the South of France. The micro climate means that we enjoy mild winters and warm, sunny summers making it the ideal holiday destination.
Our cottage has two bedrooms with permanent sleeping for four people, wardrobes and drawers to store all your belongings, we also provide a double sofa bed downstairs to sleep up to six people in total. If you like the outdoors then there is ample room for camping or just sleeping under the stars.
The village is beautiful, peaceful, tranquil and the perfect location to get away from the busy daily life. With only around 150 inhabitants resulting in a population density of 13 people per square kilometre, during the year we are surrounded by corn, sunflower, wheat and rapeseed fields, with a plethora of wildlife including partridges, cuckoos, hares, rabbits, hawks, bats and our friendly hens.
A little bit of history .... The villa Losiacus was mentioned for the first time in 966 by the cartulary of Saint-Jean d'Angely. Until the Middle Ages the town was mostly occupied by woodland. Then, around the year 1000, the Benedictine monks came to clear the woodland and to plant vines. It was at this time that the building of the village took place.
There are many signed walkways and cycle paths around which pass through the village so it's a perfect location for ramblers and cyclists, the land around is gently undulating and an absolute pleasure with many tracks and roads through the fields, you may even see the occasional car or tractor, there are also a number of routes designated VTT (Velo Tout Terrain or Bike All Terrain) and VTC (Velo Tout Chemin or Bike All Road).
Our location is within 2 minutes drive of the town of Loulay which has a bar / restaurant, post office, newsagent, supermarket, butchers, flower shop and two boulangeries as well as a weekly market, outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts. Our nearest large town is St Jean d'Angely (10 minutes by car) in which you will find everything you need with supermarkets that sell all you can get at home and more.
If you wish to spend a day at the seaside then in around an hour you will be at the beautiful beaches of Royan, Chatelaillon Plage, Saint-Palais-Sur-Mer, La Rochelle, La Tremblade and Ile de Re.
The holiday cottage has its own access drive/parking places, outdoor dining area and sheltered outdoor relaxing area with a main living/dining/kitchen area, one double, one twin bedroom, shower room and toilet and access to our beautiful 9m x 4 metre pool which is bathed in sunshine from first thing in the morning to last thing at night.
We are pleased to welcome couples of all ages or families and, whether you arrive by car, motorbike, push bike, train or camper van you will be made very welcome.
Our gite is available for rental all year round, whether it be for a relaxing sunshine summer vacation, a christmas and new year break in front of the log burner or for someone who is looking to get away from it all for a long winter break. The location is perfect for writing a book, researching local history including Templar legends or whatever takes your interest.
If you wish to keep up with events around the world the gite is equiped with UK and French TV. Wifi is provided in and around the gite as well as around the pool area to ensure that we can all keep up with events on social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
Please contact us to request more information about the gite, the area or possible vacancies. Our details can be found on the Enquiries page, we look forward to hearing from you.
Cordialement Stewart and Alison