Charente Assistance

      Home  |  Garden  |  Pool

Hard work pays dividend

Owning a gite can be rewarding but its also hard work!  We have met many people who successfully run one or several gites.  One thing most of these people have in common is that, perhaps from time to time, they need a little help.  That might be with cleaning, the laundry or with some of the maintenance.  Guess what.....  we can help with all those aspects.


Taylor made services

As we have developed Charente Assistance from its humble beginnings much of what we have done has in some ways been alongside those who rent out houses. We have listened to our clients needs and responded by providing the assistance that they need. Sometimes we have been asked to clear an area of neglected garden, sometimes season long garden maintenance or occasionally a one-off emergency job.

Whatever the need we are sure we can help.

Gite 'Quad Cover'

We hear, from time to time, the horror stories of how gite owners are let done by unlucky or unreliable help.  We hear tales of how owners take on one person to do the changeover, another to do the garden and, heaven forbid, perhaps a third to do the laundry or the pool.  With each person waiting on another to complete their part in this time pressured job it can be frustrating at best, disastrous at worst!
In order to avoid these potential disasters we have developed what we call 'Quad Cover'.  That means when we take on a gite for the season, we will take responsibility for all four aspects:

Changeovers - Laundry - Garden & Pool

That way we can ensure that each element is completed on time and to the highest standard.


Changeover cleans

Meet and greet

Emergency call outs

Pre Season Opening That first clean of the season that means you can start as you mean to go on.

Post Season Works

After what is hopefully a successful season of rentals we can handle any redecoration works that may be required.

Security Checks

Weekly, bi-weekly or monthly - whatever you need out of season.


We have a purpose built dedicated Laundry Service Area for our rental clients.

This is a smoke-free and pet-free area used exclusively for this purpose.


Grass Cutting


Hedge Trimming



As well as all other aspects of

Garden Maintenance


We can offer a full package of seasonal pool services that will ensure your pool remains crystal clear and ready to use whenever you want it.

Spring Opening including our unique 

Clear Water Guarantee*.

If we open your pool for you in spring we will guarantee the clarity of the water all the time it is not in use. If, for example the water should go green, we will rectify the problem FREE of charge.

Weekly Pool Care


Clear Water Guarantee*

Fixed weekly fee.  

Chemicals to be tested and adjusted accordingly on any visit.

Cost of chemicals included*.

1 clean per week using our professional robot (debris removed not recycled into your filter system).

Manual brushing of the pool corners, edges, water line, steps and skimmers.

Filter materials cleaned and skimmer baskets emptied.

Water levels checked and adjusted.

Winter Closure

All the necessary work required to prepare and close your pool for winter. 

Cover Cleaning

Summer and Winter covers cleaned and stored

*  Conditions apply.  See our conditions page for full details.

Garden and Pool services are available to all customers on a one-off or regular basis.  Please contact us if you have any enquiries.

At this time, Gite Changeovers and Laundry are only available as part of our 'Quad Cover' service.  If your gite does not have a pool, do not worry, we may still be able to help you.  Contact us for more information.