Gites de Brives – Luxury Family-Friendly Gites

We live surrounded by vineyards, sunflowers and swathes of wild flowers in the pretty village of Brives sur Charente, bordering the majestic Charente. Our luxury family-friendly gites are 10 minutes’ drive from Cognac, sharing exclusive use of a large swimming pool, children’s play area, boule court, volley-ball/badminton court, table-tennis, football pitch and gym in 6 acres.  Enjoy!

Share the tranquillity and the wonderful climate of the Charente Maritime – relax in an idyllic setting in Poitou-Charentes.  Our luxury family-friendly gites and chambres d’hôtes are near Cognac in the heart of the ‘Petite Champagne’, the grape growing region that produces the world renowned Cognac brandy and the local aperitif, pineau.

There is a mouth-watering choice of places to visit locally (the beautiful beaches of the Cote Sauvage, Royan, La Rochelle, Cognac, Pons, Saintes, Angouleme, Aubeterre, Blaye, Talmont, Oradour, Bordeaux, La Palmyre Zoo and sleepy villages) and a host of activities, including walking, cycling, fishing, canoeing, horse-riding, golf, tennis, swimming and surfing. You can enjoy a relaxing walk or cycle ride to the nearby village for your breakfast croissants or bread. Or – if you are feeling lazy, wait for the daily boulangerie van to sound its ‘klaxon’ and buy your fresh croissants/bread!

We hope you will choose Gites de Brives to savour what France has to offer the discerning visitor.  Come and make memories…

Our Gites

Our spacious gites have been sympathetically restored and furnished to a high standard, blending contemporary with traditional features (enjoy the old oak beams and honey-coloured stone).  All gites have a flat screen satellite TV, DVD player, stereo, microwave, cooker, washing machine, dishwasher and WiFi together with a private patio and BBQ for dining alfresco.  Our gites have well-equipped, modern kitchens.

We provide Egyptian cotton bedlinen and towels (not beach or swimming pool towels).  Gites are cleaned weekly and all linen is changed weekly.  Cots, highchairs and stair gates are available at no cost.

All of our gites have a high speed broadband connexion and WiFi.  We have a large selection of bicycles available for hire. Children of all ages can enjoy our 5 acre field and adults can ‘play’ in the Gym before cooling off in our pool!

Our B&B

We have four well-equipped and comfortable B&B bedrooms. Guests who stay in our family-friendly gites often use our B&B rooms to extend their stay with us by arriving early or staying an extra day or two. In this way, we can accommodate most people’s travel plans. Similarly, guests often have other family members visiting them for two or three days, whilst they are on holiday with us. Again, our B&B bedrooms are perfect for seeing the whole family. We can provide additional beds, as needed, in some bedrooms. We have a selection of cots and high-chairs which are available at no charge for guests with babies.

Our B&B guests have access to all our amenities as well as having exclusive access to their own TV lounge (with Freeview UK TV channels and French satellite TV), dining area, breakfast room and external sun terrace (with furniture). We have fast, free WiFi throughout Gites de Brives.

(…) Phil and Glyn were very warm and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble. We would definitely recommend Gites de Brives. Thanks for a lovely holiday Phil and Glyn.’

Rachel, Simon & Family - Yorkshire, UK 2013