For Sale:

Please note that if you have missed the ad on French Locations our beautiful cottage is up for sale. Until a sale is agreed it is available for rental for a maximum of three months at a time in order to allow a sale completion to be achieved.




Grand Sejour

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Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2


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Maison Pilet


This charming French cottage is a 400 year-old traditional Charentaise cottage and while it has every modern day convenience it has been sensitively restored and lost none of its original charm. Once part of a chateau that existed in Azay many years ago, the cottage became the home of farm labourers.

The cottage is located in the department of Charante-Maritime which has the second sunniest climate in France. The area where the cottage is situated enjoys a microclimate all of its own -warm enough to swim outdoors even in October. Only 30 minutes from the nearest beaches at Fouras.

You enter into the grand sejour complete with massive Charentaise stone fireplace, corner kitchen and dining area. The house is fully equipped, with an eye-level electric cooker, gas hob, microwave, toaster, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. For the winter months there is a wood-burning fire and oil central heating.

There are 2 main bedrooms.

Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor, with a double bed and its own front door as well as a large fireplace. The ground floor bathroom, complete with shower and toilet, is next door.

Bedroom 2 is upstairs, accessed from the staircase in the garage.It has a double bed with a canopy. This room also has a decorative fireplace. The upstairs bathroom is next door with its shower and hand basin. There is a separate toilet adjacent to the bathroom.

Additional sleeping is up a step from the grand sejour and has a single bed on the ground floor and up to two singles on a mezzanine for occasional use. A door leads out to the rear garden from this room.

Maison Pilet is situated in the Poitou-Charente region (Charente-Maritime department) of western France bordering on the Atlantic Ocean.