Holiday Gites in Poitou Charentes with pool, near the border of Charente Maritime and the town of La Rochelle. Quiet rural setting with two acre field.

Visitor Book

From 2017 Visitor Book

” Simply beautiful. We all felt so lucky spending our holiday here !  A mix of markets, theme parks, canal boat rides and idyllic walks in gorgeous villages and of course our love of French food !  Mike and Christina were like familiar friends and always there with recommendations and a friendly chat. Thank you.” The Webb and Preston families.

” This is our first time visiting this area – and what can we say ?  Very beautiful cottage surrounded by lovely, quiet countryside !  Mike and Christina have been fabulous hosts- so welcoming and knowledgeable ! Also, loved the goodies that were in the gite to get us started |! The four of us have enjoyed exploring the area including the beautiful La Rochelle, Rochefort and many other places.  We would certainly recommend this gite as we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay.”  Locke family.

” This is our second holiday here where we have enjoyed the peaceful and idyllic surroundings.  We will go away with fabulous memories, feeling refreshed and relaxed after days out, boating trips, cycling adventures and much more.  Mike and Christina have always been on hand to offer advice and make suggestions.  We will be recommending this beautiful gite to all our friends and family and hope to return in the future.”  Tompkins family.

” A fabulous gite perfect for any family. You are greeted with two smiling faces when you arrive and the amount of extras you get is exquisite. The pool is just fabulous and you can relax a lot and have a dip |!! This was an amazing holiday. Thank you for a lovely week.”  Matthews family.

From 2016 Visitor Book.

” A wonderful week spent in a lovely area of France. Beautiful garden and pool made for great relaxation in between trips away. The space outside and the games room were a big hit with the children.  La Rochelle, Ile de Re and Coulon all lovely to explore.  Thanks Christina and Mike. ” Donnelly family.

” Thank you Mike and Christina for our first family holiday to France and a lovely week spent relaxing and enjoying the local area. Such beautiful countryside  — we are sure we will return ! “  Fielder family.

” Thank you very much for such an amazing holiday. Ypu have been so kind and accommodating. The gite, pool and general area were clean, welcoming and so easy to use. The facilities and games room all created a fantastic place for a great family holiday.”  Smith family.


From 2014 Visitor Book

“We have had a lovely week in ‘Trisant’. The gite had everything we needed and every place you recommended was great. We are looking at places to visit next time we come. The pool was great, the weather was great – what more could you ask ! You made us very welcome. Hope to come again”. Bernard and Sandra.

“Thank you for the lovely stay. We all really enjoyed it. Thank you for your hospitality and for being baby-friendly. It was a great place to relax and to visit the area.” Lynne, Darren, Mirianna, Ella and Alissa.

“Having had a few ‘landlocked’ holidays in France before this area has been a revelation – lovely sandy beaches that have kept three boys very happy! Logis de Tertre has been the perfect base – thanks to you Mike and Chris for all your advice on days. This would be a great place to bring our extended family and we’re sure you will see our clan again.”Sam, Neil,Barney, Oscar and Henry.

“We have had a thoroughly enjoyable week. Mike and Chris were so welcoming and hospitable — thank you! We all loved the pool and the grounds. The gite was great – so beautifully done with lovely touches. A great time was had by all.” James, Serena, Daniel and Sean.

2013 Season -Our Visitor Comments

“Mike and Christina have been so welcoming and friendly and are happy to suggest places to eat or visit…… don’t be surprised if you see us back again. Our week in this beautiful, unspoilt area of France has flown by. We have had a lovely time and will be sad to leave… we found something to keep every member of the family happy. Having the amenities of our fully equipped gite was great to come back to after a day sightseeing and it was a delight to immerse ourselves in the pool !” – Jane, Mark, Eleanor & Sam —  Surrey

“This has been exactly what we needed – and more! Mike and Christina have been wonderfully welcoming and always there with good advise and recommendations. The gite has been so comfortable and equipped with everything we could have needed – and the pool has gone down a total hit with everyone. Really really don’t want to go home — hope we can return soon! ” – Holly, Chris, Eleanor and Poppy.

“I have loved staying here and playing in the pool….. I loved going to the beaches too.  I would recommend it to anyone. Mike and Christina are very,very kind! ” — Poppy ( aged 8)

“This is just what we needed to relax! Cosy gite, big skies, lots of space to play, nice and quiet and a pool we never seem to leave………Lovely weather. lovely food and wine, lovely hosts. What more could we ask for? ” — Liz, James, Ben & Charlotte.

“Our third visit to the gites, our favourite place we have stayed in France. Pool fab, grounds fab, accommodation fab! Thank you. Sad to be leaving ” – Claire, Spencer, Harry and Rebecca.

“Our first visit but hopefully not our last!  Very sad to be leaving. Thank you for making our stay so welcoming.” – Joanne, Lawrence, Barnaby(11) and Emelia(9).

2012 Season – Our Visitor Comments

“Many thanks for your wonderful hospitality. We have all enjoyed a relaxing and peaceful holiday… all gone far too quick but a great time has been had by all”   -Dave, Paula, Jan, Paul, Lewis and Charlotte.

“We had a wonderful week. The gite is so comfortable and well equipped.  Camilla and Emily enjoyed the swimming pool and the swing and slide. A big thank you to you for your warm welcome and helpful advice. ”  Mark, Daniela, Camilla and Emily.

” Thank you yet again for a lovely holiday. It has been a real pleasure to return again this year. We hope to see you again soon.”  Bill, Ceceilia, Celeste, peter, Aine,Colette, Ruairi, and Eithlin.

” Our first trip to France with the boys and we have thoroughly enjoyed it! ‘Trisant’ has been a fabulous base from which to explore the region….. Pool and garden are fab!!  Thank you for your warm welcome and assistance. We really don’t want to leave ! Au revoir!! ” Mike, Lynn, Luke, Sam — Cumbria.

” Thank you for a fabulous time we have had in your beautiful gite ‘Bronwain’ You have been very friendly and helpful which has made our stay relaxed and delighful. Pool has been a welcome relief from the heat andhas been enjoyed by all.”  Bev, Glen, James, Bethany and Sofia.

” We have had a fabulous time once again and have found more new places to visit. Thank you again for all your help. We are sad to be leaving and so envious of your place in the sun!”  Michelle, Steve, Holly and Ethan. – Birmingham.

” Came last year for two weeks and had a great time- -came back this year and wished we’d have booked two weeks again instead of just one!! Always a warm welcome and friendly advise. gite is excellent- great space inside. Great places to visit… hoping to come back next year — asked the kids and they seemed amazed we’d even asked!!!”  – Tricia, Graham, Juliet, Adam, Claire, Spencer, Harry and Rebecca.


2011 Season – Our Visitor Comments

“First family visit to France and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Friendly atmosphere from Christina and Mike made us very relaxed and comfortable. Enjoyed cycling around the quiet lanes in warm sunshine. We would very much consider returning and venturing further afield now we have found a great place which suits our needs.” Paul, Allison, Reece and May.

“We are very sad to leave having had two such wonderful weeks. Our gite
was perfect, comfortable and thr grounds beautiful. The children n especially enjoyed the slide, barn and pool. The surroundings are great too and we have had a fantastic holiday. Great memories of the beaches, La Rochelle, Green Venice and Ile de Re. Thank you for making us so welcome.” Vinay, Marianne, Raul and Jolie

“This really is a superb location for adults and toddlers! The pool was a huge hit and we had a great treasure hunt on the field. Some great places to visit – nobody wants to go home! Here’s to another visit really soon.” Mark, Charley, Owen, Elliot, Pete, Rachel, and Charlie.

“We have had a fantastic week here in France. Zoodysee was great for the children and we also highly recommend the aquarium at La Rochelle.”
Tom, Charlotte,Toby, Matt, Becky and Freddie.

“We have had an excellent two weeks in our gite which is perfect located for exploring the area. Thank you for your very welcome hospitality and a great holiday.” Colin, Mary and Catherine.

“Many thanks for the warm welcome and making us feel at home.The gite is lovely and the pool and outside space gave us hours of fun with the kids. Great evenings in the peace and quiet – a super holiday!”

“A wonderful setting – huge starry skies – we felt at home immediately! Gite was perfectly located. Surgeres was lovely as was the evening at Thorigny. The children have enjoyed the pool, the space and finding crickets in the grass. Happy we came – sad we are leaving.”

“Thank you for your warm welcome – a beautiful gite.We have enjoyed relaxing by the pool and visiting the local area. This is a perfect location for families. You have been so attentive and thoughtful – perfect hosts. We look forward to a return visit in the future.” Bill, Cecilia, Peter, Celeste, Aine, Ruaire,Colette and Eithlin.

2010 Season – Our Visitor Comments

“ A wonderful way to celebrate 50 years of marriage! The gîte is impressive – it’s great to see the original features of the building preserved – and the setting is marvellous …….. Christina and Mike are caring hosts..” — Joan, Peter, Helen, Sue, Phil — Bristol.

“ What a fabulous place to spend a weeks ‘Vacances en France’ ! We have thoroughly relaxed in this peaceful and homely setting…….our boys chose the pool over a trip to the beach” — James, Helen, Finlay and Archie

“ Our second visit and it was just as good if not better than last year! We feel totally relaxed here and the girls love the pool. The gîte is home from home – everything you need! Thanks for two fab weeks” – Dave, Jo, Becky and Stephie – Birmingham.

“ Many many thanks for a fabulous weeks stay here! The gîte, weather pool etc have been fantastic, as has Mike and Christina’s kind hospitality. We are impressed have they have produced a beautiful and private area to enjoy. We will definitely return!” – Rob, Clare, Flora and Annie – Bristol.

“ A fabulous second visit to stay in ‘Bronwain’ – every bit as good as last year. Hopefully we will return again.” – Chris, Sarah, George and Thomas – Reading.

“ We think it was great coming here again. The pool was fun and we would like to come here in the future.” – George and Thomas – Reading.

“ It has been absolutely fabulous to return to ‘Trisant’ for our second year. We enjoyed visiting old favourite places and even found new ones. Everything about this holiday is perfect – accommodation, pool, weather and the area. We would find it difficult not to return again! – Kate, Ant and Dan – Monmouth.

“ Many thanks for a lovely 10 days in ‘Trisant’. The gite was perfect for our needs – and baby Emmas!!! We very much appreciated your advice on places to visit……… We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend ‘Logis de Terte’ and will hopefully see you again at some point.” — John, Katy and Emma – Fife.

2009 Season – Our Visitor Comments

A mixture of returning friends, owner’s family and first timers — we had a truly memorable week in both gites and will leave as one happy family together. the five kids have loved the field and secure environment. The eight parents have forged friendships we hope to renew here again, Many thanks to Mike and Christina Pete, Rach and Charlie – June 2009.

We have loved our first time her. What a wonderful warm and inviting place, and a great secure place for the children to run around in. Everything you could have asked for in a holiday, plus the great hospitality of Christina and Mike,Thank you so much. Justin, Georgina, Joshua and Emily – June 2009.

A wonderful holiday. Your welcome was friendly but not intrusive and the accommodation is great. We have had an enjoyable stay and would recommend your gites to anyone — Carol, Roy, Nick and Donna — June 2009.

Thank you for looking after us so well this week. We have really enjoyed our stay here. Highlight of the trip were St Martin on Ile de Re, the Marais Poitevin and Niort. — Rich, Kim, Em, Lou, Josie and Lex — July 2009 .

Another wonderful stay! We all leave feeling far more relaxed and ready to return to school and work — well almost!! — Mike, Sarah, Lucy, Amy and Emma — July 2009.

Thank you so much for a wonderful two weeks in your lovely gite and your very warm welcome. The gite was everything we expected, very comfortable with everything we needed. we especially enjoyed exploring your local beaches — Il de re being our favourite– and a dip in your pool to cool off was very inviting. We hope to be back very soon! — Ant, Kate, and Dan — Monmouth – August 2009.

2008 Season

“What a great two weeks..children could run around the field …fantastic. Area is great to explore … beaches at Fouras and Chatelaillon were definite hits…Look forward to visiting again” – Marie, Donald, Matthew and Anna – Warrington – August 2008.

“Thank you for a fabulous two weeks – we all had such a fun and relaxing time. We look forward to another visit” – Mike, Sarah, Lucy, Amy and Emma – Cheshire – August 2008.

“Thanks for a very enjoyable week! Sean, Bernie, Hugo and Maeve – County Down – July 2008.

“Thanks for a wonderful week in ‘Le Bronwain’. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay” – Margaret, Kieran, Killian and Conall – Co. Fermanagh – July 2008.

“Thank you for being such excellent hosts for our stay. Your friendly and often timely advice was very useful. We enjoyed our trip with you to the Bastille Day meal and fireworks. The gite is superbly done and the garden a joy. We wish you all the best for the future’ – Ian, Lynn and Helen – Berkshire July 2008.

‘Having read through your visitor’s book, all we can do is echo what has been said before. The surroundings are wonderful’ Alan, Kate, Catriona and Jamie – Peebles June 2008.

‘Where has the week gone? It’s only one hour ahead here but the time goes so fast as it is so good. A real successful family holiday – you have helped please everyone all the time – a rare experience! 10 out of 10 for accommodation, facilities and hosts’ – Keith, Wendy. Kayleigh , Nicole and Zak – -May 2008.

2007 Season

“What can we say- but THANK YOU very much for a lovely stay. The hosts were wonderful, setting was lovely, pool was fantastic and thegite was very homely. Hope to visit again.” Rachel, Andrew and Joshua – Kendal — Aug/Sept 2007.

“Thank you for a lovely time. I especially enjoyed the swimming pool. Hope to see you again soon” Love from Joshua Age 4 – Aug/Sept 2007

“Many thanks to Christina and Mike for a wonderful two weeks and for making us feel so welcome. Loved the pool and all the other facilities. Hope to be back soon” Amanda and John – Aug/Sept 2007.

“The high standard of the gite and lovely surroundings were thoroughly enjoyable. We enjoyed the amazing sunsets too. The children really enjoyed the pool and the table tennis. We liked the location and visiting the various places – particularly the Vallee des Singes. Thank you for all your helpful advise, information and for making us all feel so welcome. We shall certainly recommend your lovely gites to friends and family. A thoroughly relaxing stay” – Hugh, Karen, Tara and Ciaran – Bath – August 2007

” A truly fantastic holiday- the gite was a real home from home. The pool was a big hit with the children. Happy children- relaxed parenst! Many thanks for providing everything we needed- and more.” Kate and Derek – Staffs – August 2007. “Thanks for the best holiday ever” – James- Age 12- August 2007.

“The holiday has unfortunately ended. Kisses from Sophie” – Age 8 – August 2007.

“Lovely, Excellent, Table tennis, Relaxation, Interesting, Swimming, Adventures, Nature, Tranquillity – with thanks for the most warm welcome to your extended ‘home’ ” – The Hollins Family – Bucks – August 2007.

“500 miles from home, finding the perfect place to stay – sun shining – what more can a family want from a holiday. The pool made the children’s holiday. Thanks to both of you for your welcome and your attention to detail. What a place!! – Richard, Tina, Rebecca and Caitlin – Hemel Hempstead – July/August 2007

“Thank you for the wonderful experience of Logis de Tertre. Our two weeks have been full of fun, adventure and relaxation, The children loved the pool, play field and games room. We loved the warm evenings and tranquillity. Thank you for your advice and suggestions on where and when to visit places. The Grand Parc at Puy du Fou was well worth the drive — get there early and take your own food!! Our cycling experience in Arsais was an adventure with La Bicyclette Verte being very helpful.” Sarah, James, Grace, Joe, Isaac and Noah.- Basingstoke – August 2007

“Our hosts, Christina and Mike were very welcoming and helpful without being intrusive, in Logis de Tertre-le Trisant. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We have two boys (13 and 11) and they were fully accommodated for with the swimming pool and converted table tennis room and various board games made available during our stay. The house was spotlessly clean and very well equipped and we look forward to returning in the future. Kieran and Fiona Murray, Dublin, Ireland”

“We feel so lucky to have stumbled upon Logis de Tertre on the internet. This is our first holiday in a gite and it has been absolutely lovely. thank you for your help from the emails to and fro organising our trip, to the very warm welcome we received when we arrived. You have been the perfect hosts. Everything has been so easy for us – even travelling with a 3 month old baby. the gite is brilliant with everything one could need, right down to the corkscrew. This has been such a lovely, relaxing week in beautiful and peaceful surroundings. A fantastic location, particularly with children. We won’t hesitate to recommend you and hope to return next year.” Sue and Dave – Liverpool – July 2007

“Thank you for a great reception, accommodation and relaxing stay” The Forsters and Papworths – Lincoln – July 2007

“Thank you for a lovely stay. a nice and comfortable place to come home to!” Gill and Chris – Kent- March 2007

“Thank you again for our second stay in very clean and well equipped gite — excellent hosts who are helpful and cheerful ..the gite is a very good base.. we will come again in the future” – John and Doreen – Lincolnshire – March 2007 “

” Another delightful, relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable holiday .. our second at Logis de Tertre.. we will leave with many treasured memories… three wonderful weeks.. hope to see you next year” – Ian, Heather, Laura, Lucy and Harry – Solihull – April 2007

2006 Season

“Very well equipped, very clean, attractively presented, Mike & Christina provided a warm welcome and were great hosts, Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend “Gerard from Thames Ditton, Surrey, UK – Mar 2006

“Our gite was perfect in every sense: spotlessly clean, well equipped and beautifully decorated. The gite is situated in a fantastic position enabling visits to many beautiful places. I have no doubt in recommending either gite (two on site). Our hosts were on hand when we needed them yet kept a distance to allow us to soak up the peace and tranquillity. Book early – you will not be disappointed. ” – Ian, Solihull, April 2006

“Mike & Christina are great hosts. The Gite was just as described by the web site. Great time was had by one and all. ” – Rick, Dublin, July 2006

“We had a lovely, relaxing, soothing and very enjoyable weeks stay….The recommended restaurants were super… pool very much appreciated…. all slept extremely well in the comfy beds…..everything we needed was supplied… thank you for being so helpful” – Sandra, Jeffrey and Mary Belfast July 2006.

“How lucky we were to find L d T on the internet…Le Trisant is delightful … you have thought of everything… a lovely welcome… we’ve had a great holiday.. it will be tough going home… will be recommending you” – Maurice, Elaine, Andrea and Ebru – Nottingham, August 2006.

“Two families and four small boys had a wonderful time … pool a great hit… great days out … thank you for your warm welcome and invaluable help…boys want to stop all summer” Paul, Ali, Henry and Matthew, Thom, Lucy, Ben and Jacob – Sheffield August 2006

“A beautifully presented and clean gite …lovely relaxing stay with very friendly and welcoming hosts” – Brenda, David and Alice – Croydon, August 2006

Thanks for a relaxing and peaceful holiday… gite is beautiful and perfect for the whole family … a great base for the whole area — you have been perfect hosts” – Sue, Malcolm and Family – Wolverhampton – September 2006

” A wonderful week … facilities were superb and spotless — wildlife entrancing… wall to wall sunshine .. hope to come again” – Steve, Barbara and Nicki – Stourbridge – September 2006