Architect-designed beauty in sought-after river village near La Rochelle

Light and spacious 140sqm family home, with the best 1980s features together with modern touches and mod cons.

2 extra large bedrooms, one with ensuite and super king 2m x 2m bed and the second with bathroom and double, each suitable for a couple. A 3rd room with double bed 1.2m x1.9m, normally for child or teenager, with bathroom opposite.

Gasp-worthy indoor-outdoor living, with three terraces overlooking a fourth, under pergola beside the 5m x 10m big pool. In a quiet 2700sq m garden with mature trees.

Few minutes to the centre of the village or to hop in the river to swim. Good wifi and an office for home working, if needed.

About the location

In the highly sought-after Nouvelle Aquitaine village of Port d'Envaux, famous for it's world-class limestone sculpture parks; fascinating Charentes river history, chateaux, riverside beach and beauty spots.

Convenience store/ boulangerie, market and multiple restaurants to choose from to suit all budgets, providing all the fresh oysters and seafood you can eat.

Ideally come from Bordeaux Airport (more flights, cheaper), La Rochelle, Poitiers, Nantes or Bergerec airports with a car, but the Port d'Envaux village taxi service can also pick you up from Saintes rail station. If coming long haul, fly to Paris then fly or train down or London and fly over.

Lots to do on foot or within 15-60 minutes by car:
- April to Summer, the sandy Port d'Envaux village beach, has 'Les Canotiers' guinguette, or outdoor bar and restaurant, plus stand-up paddle, canoe and electric boat hire, 3 mins walk.
- Les Lapidiales, sculpture park, 5 mins walk
- Château de Crazannes, le Château du Chat Botté (Puss in Boots castle) and Château de Panloy, 5 mins walk
- La Pierre de Crazannes limestone park, 5 mins drive
- Saintes (population 40,000), a famous former Roman city and place for supermarket, extra restaurants etc, 15 minutes drive
- La Rochelle, 50 mins drive
- Chic Ile de Re, 1 hour drive
- Ile d'Oleron and right onto the beautiful, wide white sandy beaches, 1 hr drive
- Futuroscope family technology and visual effects (3D, 4D) theme park (2 million visitors/ year), 1 hr 30 mins drive.
- Incredible Puy du Fou historical theme park (3 million visitors/ year) with: spectacular shows with full decor, costumes, special effects and animals. Electronic translators available, 2 hr 10 mins drive.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Housesitting Wanted
  • Open to Offers

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • Children welcome
  • No small children

Port d'Envaux (HE41278)

Charente Maritime,   France

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 5) 3 bath

Preferred destinations

  • London
  • Open to offers
  • Gisborne
  • Waikato
  • Auckland
  • Canada

Dates available

December 2022 - January 2022
April 2023 - May 2023

Swap duration: Open to offer

Meet the member

Adults: 2      Children: 1

Membership expiry date: 13 Apr 2023