Jacinthe des Bois

Jacinthe des Bois on River Charente near Saintes

Set in an idyllic location, the lazy river for swimming, boating and fishing. The roman town of Saintes 10 mins, 20 mins to Cognac, 35 mins to stunning sandy beaches. Our beautiful Gite with woodburner and central heating make it a perfect year-round destination for all the family.

Our beautifully renovated and transformed 2 bedroom gite with its own patio and bbq area is ideal for long relaxing sunny days. In a small hamlet just 300m from the river Charante where you can swim, fish or take out our kayak. Our location is ideal for walking, cycling, bird watching and horse riding. 

There is an abundance of local chateaux and vineyards where they are happy for you to taste their wines.

Our picturesque village Port D'envaux has a small sandy beach, diving pontoon and various boats for hire. As well as a large picnic green there are a few excellent restaurants/bars.

The nearby village of Taillebourg offers waterskiing, riverfront restaurants and excellent views of the countryside from its ancient ramparts.

You are 10 minutes from the roman market town of Saintes with its ampitheatre, cathedral, shops, markets and reastaurants. There is something for everyone.

5 minutes from Saintes there is an excellent 18 hole golf course.

The beautiful sandy beaches are just 30/40 mins drive. Whether you are looking for peaceful calm waters or somewhere to ride the waves, the Charante coast has it all. Discover your favourite.

The zoo at Palmyre & the aquarium at La Rochelle are excellent days out for all the family.

Cognac is 20 mins away where a visit to one of the famous distilleries is not to be missed.

We look forward to welcoming you to our gite. Morag & Vince 

See further pages for more details on the cottages & things to do in the area.

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