Gîtes With Pool … now with pool bar

An old friend and me were sitting by the swimming pool last summer daydreaming about having cold beer and wine at hand, since it is a bit of a walk back to the house to refresh one’s glass. And so the idea of The Kon Tiki bar was born, something that you might be lucky enough to find on a desert island and where you could find pirates and landlubbers sharing a drink.

French gite with pool and bar

Kon Tiki arrives on and in Terry’s ’64 split screen VW bus

The Kon Tiki bar began life as an elegant summer house before having a corner cut off and metamorphosing into a pool bar. It was then built in a garden in Brighton, fitted out with the very best pirate paraphernalia, disassembled and flat packed for transport in the VW bus. Not much room in there for sleeping or eating!

Gites with swimming pool and bar France, sunny holiday in France

The New Pool Bar with Split Screen VW Transporter

Now ready for service on a bright and quite warm day in late March. We don’t allow glassware in the pool area and so all drinks are served in plastic drinkware.

View from the patrons side of the bar

The Kon Tiki bar was built for a bit of fun and to provide our friends and us with the luxury of a poolside bar. It can be open to guests staying on holiday in our gites and we keep it stocked through an honesty box – just come and ask for the key.

To find out more about our gîtes and taking a French holiday here visit our web site. You can find out what others thought about their stay by visiting our Guestbook Comments page.

Special thanks go out to Terry Burke for his creative and artisan skills in the concept, design and build of The Kon Tiki bar. You can talk to Terry about your own bar project or any other building project on 07973 252813 or email him at terryf2c@gmail.com. Thanks also to Cliff, Marianne and Pete for photographs.