Welcome to Beaumont Holiday Cottages
Alan & Caroline Lumsden welcome you to Beaumont Holiday Cottages in South West France. Beaumont consists of a large farmhouse dating from 1822 and 5 cottages on a 10-acre site in the sunny Charente Maritime, about 30 miles south of La Rochelle and within easy reach of glorious beaches, both on the mainland and on the Ile d’Oléron, France’s largest island.
The immediate surroundings at Beaumont are tranquil and unspoilt. The sunflower fields at the edge of the property are quintessentially French in flavour and are enjoyed by young and old alike. There are far reaching views over the open countryside. The heat of the day can always be relieved by constant plunges into the swimming pool which is fully fenced and meets all the latest standards.You can be assured of a very warm welcome to our beautiful home. English, French, German and Russian are spoken.
The grounds include a wonderful, heated swimming pool, kept at 27 degrees, a pond teeming with wildlife with a boat for parents to take children “fishing” (we provide buckets and fishing nets), an all-weather tennis court, a croquet lawn and a huge grassed area for other games. There is a special enclosed area for younger children containing a sandpit, Wendy house, swings etc. leading to an indoor play area well equipped with toys plus a vast library of books for all ages.
Other communal areas are the flourishing orchard with lots of fruit trees (you are welcome to help yourself to the plums, figs, nuts, grapes etc.). This leads to the shed which houses 12 bicycles of various sizes some of which have children’s seats (children’s helmets provided).
The adjoining games barn has table tennis and table football and houses over 600 videos and DVDs. It also serves as an information centre giving up-to-date weather forecasts, details of local markets and events and contains maps, leaflets and guide books.