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Beaumont Holiday Cottages - our location in France

What they said...

The (London) Observer, in an unsolicited testimonial from June 2006 said:

"These traditional cottages are set in a lovely 10-acre site on the Atlantic coast with a large heated swimming pool and play areas for children. The beautiful beaches of the Cote Sauvage and the Ile d’Oléron are close, and the historic towns of La Rochelle and Saintes a short drive away."

See what other guests had to say on our comments pages.

See the video of Beaumont made by Joe, (aged twelve).

Beaumont Holiday Cottages - enjoying the Beaumont plums!
 - a view north  up the property

Welcome to Beaumont Holiday Cottages

Beaumont Holiday Cottages - Your hosts Alan and Caroline LumsdenAlan & 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.

Beaumont Holiday Cottages - in the Beaumont swimming pool.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.

Beaumont Holiday Cottages - having fun in the poolThe 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.

Beaumont Holiday Cottages - Enjoing the sunflowers at Beaumont.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).

Beaumont Holiday Cottages - the games roomThe 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.

Beaumont Holiday Cottages - the pond Beaumont holiday Cottages - the view south towards Brouage