Vieux Café is situated in the pretty village of St Pardoult in the Boutonne Valley. Recently renovated to a high spec, this three bedroomed, attractive cottage easily sleeps 10 and offers comfortable, child friendly accommodation and, together with the beautiful original features of the café, guarantees an enjoyable and relaxing stay.
St Pardoult is only 10 minutes away from the bustling, medieval market town of St Jean d'Angely. With its royal abbey, cobbled alleys, timber-framed facades and tiny squares, it's easy to spend an afternoon in St Jean, lingering on a cafe terrace or exploring the many activities at the lake.
The long sandy beaches of Chatelaillon-plage and Fouras, both near the beautiful port of la Rochelle, are less than an hour away. Not to mention the idyllic islands of Ile de Re, Ile d'Aix and Ile d'Oleron, which are well worth a day trip if you can spare the time.
And for those looking for an active holiday, St Jean also boasts an impressive indoor pool with water slide, go-kart race track and mini golf; in nearby Aulnay there is an outdoor pool, Loulay has tennis courts for hire and the nearest golf course is in Niort.
The scenery surrounding St Pardoult is simply breathtaking, with fields of yellow rapeseed in spring and brilliant yellow sunflowers in summer. Sleepy villages, winding rivers and inviting market towns abound and, with the airports of la Rochelle and Angouleme both accessible in around an hour, it is the ideal base for a relaxing, short break or indulgent summer holiday.
Welcome to the warm, sunny micro-climate of Charente Maritime, the ideal holiday destination for all ages