Emerald & Jade Gites
Jade - 5 guests
Emerald & Jade Gites offers two family-friendly gites, situated in the Vienne department of Nouvelle Aquitaine (which was previously known as Poitou-Charentes), in the South West of France. This area is the second sunniest region, after the South of France.
*** 2019 -2020 : The Jade Gîte isn’t currently available due to a long-term let. ***
Whether you have travelled to France many times, or if it’s your first visit, we welcome you to stay with us, and experience the peaceful and relaxing French rural way of life.
Behind Emerald & Jade Gites, is our family : Fiona, Barry, Siena & Hugo. We also have a fair amount of cats!
Barry, Fiona, Siena & Hugo, Your Hosts
You can find Emerald & Jade gites in a small hamlet called Chambe, just on the outskirts of the village of Voulême. The hamlet is lovely and quiet, nestled into a corner of the Charente river, surrounded by gentle, rolling hills, wide open fields and forests. The hamlet has its own mill, and just a short walk away you can have a dip in the beautiful clear water. You might meet the odd vehicle on the way, but most likely a tractor, a deer or two, or some horseriders.
The gîte shares the garden with our house. It offers views onto the garden, where you can spot Hoopoes and many other birds, as well as keep an eye on the children playing while you enjoy your morning cuppa.
The main bedroom looks onto the fields, where deer, hares and rabbits can be spotted daily. The skies are filled with a variety of birds, including cranes during their great migration. The garden offers a great space for the children to run around with ours, a meadow which makes the crickets sing, trees for the birds to nest in, and plenty of seating areas dotted around for you to sit down and relax. At night, as there is no light pollution, the stars are simply magical. We are looking to have a fire pit put in, allowing nights of star gazing. Magical for all ages!
Open All Year Round
We are Open all year. Emerald & Jade gites are ideally located for longer holidays or for stopovers. We are just 5 minutes drive off the N10, which provides easy access to the main routes that lead to the South of France, Spain and Portugal. It also provides easy access to bigger towns such as Futuroscope/Poitiers and Angoulême, as well as Bordeaux, Saintes, Cognac, Limoges and La Rochelle.
Having two children of our own, we love exploring the area and sharing our favourite spots with other families. Whether you want to stay local, enjoying bike rides, walks around the hamlet and swimming in the river, lakes and local pools, or whether you like travelling further afield to visit the historical villages and towns, or even enjoy family days out to the Futuroscope, La Vallée des Singes, La Planète aux Crocodiles to name just a few, the area is perfect for families so that everyone can make the most of their holiday.
We are a French / British family who love travelling and meeting new people. We left Bristol in the UK to offer our children a new lifestyle, and have an adventure. We live onsite, and remain available to help you make the most of your time in France, to ensure you will enjoy your holiday.
- Self catered cottage with everything you need for your stay with us, whether just one night or a longer stay.
- Sleeps 4 comfortably :
- Bedroom with double bed (there is also room for a travel cot – available on demand),
- smaller bedroom with bunkbeds (90 x 190cm)
- There is also a one-person sofa-bed in the living room
- Fully fitted kitchen with full size fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, oven, gas hob, cooking utensils, crockery & table to sit 4
- Coffee, tea, chocolate powder, olive oil and milk included for each stay
- High chair and travel cot available upon request
- Bedding and towels included for each guest
- Access to washing machine and clothes line
- Toys and books provided for children
- TV and DVD player, with DVDs
- Shared garden with the owners
- Countryside views
- Free Parking space for 1
Price Per Night
- Currently let out long term.
Fantastic break over the long Easter weekend, we were looking for peace and quiet, this was absolutely perfect. Great to be able to let little ones run around outside. Gite was impeccably clean and very nicely decorated and equipped (including cot/high chair). Lots of lovely little villages and churches nearby, lots of nature too – we even saw an otter in the river!
A lovely confortable gîte. I love the beautiful surroundings. I love it, and will definately be returning soon. Thank you so much.
Lovely Gite in beautiful rural location. Perfect for families. Great hosts – nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend for family holiday or stopover on way to southern France. We’ll be back! ❤️
Great location and family who run this business. Lots of attention to detail in their Gîte.
Plus Barry and Fiona are relaxed and friendly too.
You have access to our washing machine and drying line during your stay. We have a small honesty box for contributions towards the use of the washing machine.
Bedding & towels
Towels and bed linen are provided for each guest during your stay.
Plastic free living
We recycle as much as we can.
We are also happy to lend you picnic equipment and glass jars to help reduce your plastic waste during your stay.
When You Arrive
When you arrive in the hamlet of Chambe, we’re situated at the “Impasse des Chaumes”. You can park in front of the gates, at n°1, which is at the end of the “impasse” on the left hand side. Just make sure you park close to the gates, between the gates and the telephone line, leaving room for our neighbours.
Please note there is only space for one car, if you have two cars, please let us know in advance.
If you have any questions before booking your stay, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
Check-in & Check-out
We can be fairly flexible with check-in and check-out times, depending on other bookings we have. Just let us know in advance if you need specific timings agreed.
Please read our terms and conditions before booking to familiarise yourself with our cancellation policy.
Location & exploring
We love where we live, and we love making sure our guests make the most of their stay and the local area. Don’t hesitate to ask for recommendations, here are just a few of our favourites:
Restaurants & Cafés
The local area is filled with history, from medieval churches and villages, to beautiful villages set on the river, and of course the chateau in Verteuil Sur Charente. Plenty to be done, whether as a family, a couple or with friends.
The area is filled with events, especially in the Summer months. From markets, to fairs, fireworks etc, we will be happy to let you know what’s going on during your stay.
Cycling & Hiking
The area around the hamlet is great for country walks and bike rides.
Being so close to the N10 gives us great access to areas further afield, such as Bordeaux, La Rochelle, but also Poitiers and Angoulême.
Breakfast hampers & More
Breakfast Hampers & Food
If you have a long journey and would like to have some food available in the cottage for when you arrive, let us know in advance. We’ll get the shopping done for you, and the receipt will be provided to you when you arrive, to be paid on arrival.
If you’re celebrating a special event during your stay, we’re happy to help you make it extra special. Whether by collecting a flower bouquet, making reservations for a meal out, just let us know!
Get in touch
Whether you require further information, or if you’d like to go ahead and make a booking, get in touch with us today!
You can either book through Airbnb via the link on the right, or contact us with the form below if you would rather book directly with ourselves. Either way, we don’t operate an automatic booking system, as we like to know our guests a little beforehand, and also to ensure that our gîte will be a perfect fit for you!