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HOLIDAY RENTAL RIVER COTTAGE WITH 17TH CENTURY SURROUNDINGS CHANIERS

Nathalie Jarrard

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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HOLIDAY RENTAL RIVER COTTAGE WITH 17TH CENTURY SURROUNDINGS CHANIERS

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Chaniers Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Country cottage 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4. Self catering rental

Gîte L'Ancienne Ferme de La Baine: a riverside cottage built with the famous white stone of Saintonge. Typical charentaise farmhouse facing a large sunny garden. Accomodation rental ideally located: hamlet of the village of CHANIERS, near Saintes (7 kms), Cognac, Royan (40 kms). An alley leads to the property, giving at once a sense of privacy and of the picturesque: the Charente River is right there, the cottage is surrounded by fields, and the views are amazing.

Detached 100 m² house, functional, comfortable, many original features with the added benefit of all modern facilities.

In historical Saintonge Romane: close to village (700 m, shops), long beaches of the Atlantic Coast. Golf courses nearby. Plenty of things to do in the countryside or seaside. All year round rentals, convenient base for house hunting. Central heating, enjoy the charm of fireplaces in winter or the pleasure of swimming in the river or ocean, fishing, cycling, canoeing (rental) or relaxing in the courtyard in summer.

Holds the distinguished 'Three Seagulls' label. 3 stars rating.

Golf : Three 18 holes golf courses nearby.

Golf de Saintes, only 10 min away. Friendly atmosphere. Golf de Royan, 44 km away. In the sand dunes, 1 km from the sea shore, magnificent views. Golf de Cognac, 20 min away: in the vineyards.

Have a nice holiday rental in Charente-Maritime.

Service +: We pay attention to your comfort during booking, preparation and your stay.

Check our ''Guest Manual' available in the house: detailed tips and hints, both in English and French, whether for discovering the area or making the house your own. Kit of photos, house floor map available on request, no bad surprise on arrival!

We tell you the beaches not to miss, the best spots of the Poitou-Charentes Région for both adults and children, the best bike rides, even where to get the best oysters and your bottle of Cognac, the most famous world brandy!

Booking form and Rental Terms and Conditions sent on request.

According to Guests arrival schedule and our possibilities, we can supply you with a food basket and dinner, on your arrival day. (extra charge).

Comfort and safety :::: Shops and Restaurants

: For the comfort of all our guests, we do not allow smoking inside the house. Pets not allowed.

: The house is close to the river and has its own direct access (about 30-50 m). However, the access to the river is protected by 2 gates which remain shut at all times and cannot be opened by young children. Secured garden. Big walls.

No tent, no camping car, thank you.

: SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS

in the nearby village: bakeries, small grocery store, excellent butcher, fruits and veggetable market twice a week, oyster stand, tobacconist and newspapers, ATM machine, pharmacy, doctors, post office, flower shop

Several restaurants, crêperie, pizza stand on Fridays

And a big selection in SAINTES, 7 kms away, amazing fresh food markets and grocery stores.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nathalie Jarrard (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french

Why Nathalie Jarrard chose Chaniers

It is quite a story!

The property was a former agricultural domain, built in 1675. You can still see the date engraved on the front porch, as well as two beautiful écussons on the main house.

It was bought during the french revolution by one of our ancestors, as a 'bien national', while the former owner had to flee France so as not to be killed by the révolutionnaires as he was as an aristocrat.

We have managed to pass it down through the generations! Thanks to the women of the family! We have bookshelves full of old papers which are fascinating!

There was a farm and its farm house, which is now a cosy gîte, a wine store house : ''le chai'', a dairy: la ''laiterie'', an orangery with high ceiling, the main house ''le logis'' facing the river, with its tower to watch the Charente river, and the mill with seven wheels. Also fields, woods, and vineyards. At one time, we owned two of the seven mill wheels...

The property stretched out to the village probably, at a time when there were no roads, no railways...

Today, and since 2005, we are proud and happy to share it with our guests and they all ove their stay here !

Welcome at La Baine

Nathalie and her family

What makes this cottage unique

1. Our guests mention a cosy house !

2. The gîte environment is special !

3. The sightseeing program is very rich as the area where the gîte is located has a lot to offer !

4. Enjoy the river and the sea, which is about 50 kms away, beautiful long sandy beaches and pine forests !

As soon as you enter the property, you get a sense of uniqueness... as the private driveway takes you straight to the river - we have our own access to the Charente, and this feeling will last throughout your whole stay... wether you relax in the easy chairs in the garden looking at the old stones around you, go for long walks along the river banks - a very special path from the house takes you to the village to buy your croissants or baguette aux graines, or enjoy melon au pineau bought at the local market, along with Bordeaux white wine in the garden after touring the pedestrian streets of Saintes and La Rochelle, or after a day at the long white sand beaches of the Atlantic or a trip to the local islands ('Aix' - by boat only! 'Madame' - by foot or bike only, 'Oléron' - drive on a beautiful bridge, 'Ré', the trendiest)!

We hope you will like to do what we like the most on a perfect summer day with bright blue sky : go to the Alassins beach on the Oléron island, enjoy the waves, their sound, the heat; drive back at sunset and jump in the river where it feels so quiet after the Ocean -;)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Nathalie,



Just to say how much we enjoyed our stay in the cottage. The trip did us a lot of good as we were able to relax and move at our own rhythm.



Thank you.
Aug 2014
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Holiday rental River Cottage with 17th century surroundings Chaniers
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Chaniers Saintes area
5

exceptional and an idyllic place of unique charm

  • 5 of 5
We have used Homeaway offers many times, but this place we liked the most.
We spent the most beautiful vacations of our lives. The house is beautiful, clean, comfortable, very tastefully decorated. The area is full of interesting places you can visit (the children and adults). We stayed with our two children (6 years old and 14 years old) and all had a great time. The house, the wonderful garden, the surroundings and its inhabitants provide the opportunity to know France with the best. We appreciated the charm of a clean river that flows behind the house, where we bathed and swam on the pontoon every day. The owner of the house is a wonderful, open person, full of inner peace and joy of life. She provides guests with professional information about the area and places worth visiting. I recommend this place with all my soul.
Agata Jalowiecka
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Holiday rental River Cottage with 17th century surroundings Chaniers
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Chaniers Saintes area
5

Beautiful property, peaceful picturesque setting

  • 5 of 5
We fell in love with this beautiful property in the most wonderful of settings and the peace was just bliss!
The lovely owner Nathalie and her family are the most warmest of hosts of whom were very discreet during our stay.
The river is just a stone throw away ideal for canoeing ,fishing and swiming.
We enjoyed the daily walks along the river bank into the village for fresh bread and croissant and a bière at the bar in the evenings!
The coast just 30 mins away and many other places of interest not far. Admittedly we just went to chill and barely left the property and its surroundings.
A highly recommended gite (although we would like to keep it a secret! )Very well equipped, comfy beds all the things that make it home from home!
We can not wait to return! :0)
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Holiday rental River Cottage with 17th century surroundings Chaniers
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Chaniers Saintes area
5

charming cottage

  • 5 of 5
We keep very good memories of our 15 days in Chaniers. The cottage is very nice situated on the Charente and 40 minutes from the beaches.
Hosting Nathalie is very warm.
Cottage that we recommend.
Delicata family.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Holiday rental River Cottage with 17th century surroundings Chaniers
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Chaniers Saintes area
5

L'ancienne ferme de la Baine

L'ancienne ferme de la Baine
  • 5 of 5
Beautiful, characterful cottage, exactly as described and pictured, with all the facilities and accoutrements we needed. The large, walled garden was a delight to relax and eat in, and the river a few yards a way down the lane and the village ten minutes or so walk away. The owner was welcoming, helpful and efficient, answering all our queries and supplying lots of useful leaflets on the many places of interest nearby. We are thinking of staying there again and would warmly recommend it to friends.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Beautiful Cottage ....

  • 5 of 5
Our family of four including our 13 and 9 year old daughters had a wonderful stay at La Baine. The cottage is well equipped and comfortably furnished with traditional fixtures and fittings along with some modern conveniences. It has some beautiful features and a wonderful, spacious, and peaceful garden. The photos do not do the property justice especially the garden which is now more mature.
There is ample storage space inside and parking is provided at the rear of the cottage, next to the private driveway access.
The owners are friendly and welcoming and although are on hand to assist with anything from directions and local knowledge to interesting places to visit they allow you privacy. Nathalie and her family are the perfect hosts.
The cottage is ideally located with just an easy 40 minute drive to the beautiful clean beaches at St Georges de Didonne or nearby charming Saintes, (10 minutes), for brandy fans Cognac, (25 minutes) and beautiful,historic La Rochelle, (50 minutes).
Also of interest and not to be missed is Oradour-sur-Glane which has been preserved as a memory to the 642 men, women and children massacred by the German SS in 1944. It is a 2 hour drive but well worth it.
La Baine is the ideal location if you want a either a quiet and relaxing stay or if you want to sample the locality. Without travelling too far you can visit La Chappelle de Pots with it's beautiful pottery factory shop, take a ten minute walk along the river into quaint Chaniers for your Pains/baguettes from either of the two bakeries, or go horse riding at the nearby stables.
This was a wonderful holiday that will live long in the memory and choosing La Baine will ensure you have only to worry about where to visit next.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Holiday rental River Cottage with 17th century surroundings Chaniers
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p19123
Chaniers Saintes area
5

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5
The house was very comfortable, clean and well equipped. The owners were friendly and the location was wonderful, one minute's walk from a lovely river. You could walk along the river to the nearest village and also to an island. The garden area was lovely for sitting out in. We had a fantastic holiday with lots of things to see and do in the area. Didn't want to go home. The owner presented us with a bottle of wine on departure.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Chaniers
Nearest Ferry
430 Kilometres
Saint Malo
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Saintes
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Saintes
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Saintes
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Chaniers
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Royan and the coast
Car: recommended

Tranquil setting perfect for a different holiday 'A la Française'. Holiday Rental within walking distance of the village of Chaniers with its bakeries, restaurants and shops.

Saintes: 10 min, shops, famous markets and cultural activities. River cruise from the house dock to Saintes. Cognac and its distilleries: 15 min.

Famous beaches of Royan, Côte Sauvage, Ile d'Oléron : 30 to 45 min. Wonderful Ile de Ré and Ile d'Aix nearby, La Rochelle, a must, 60 min. Easy day trips to Bordeaux vineyards and Chateaux visits aroud Saint Emilion. Day trip to Green Venice (Marais Poitevin). Be among the first ones to visit the Paléosite in Saint Cézaire, 4 km.

Easy access: motorway A 10 Paris-Saintes junction 35: 10 min. Train station connecting to TGV Paris-Angoulême: 10 min. La Rochelle, Rochefort or Poitiers airports and their Ryan Air flights, Bordeaux Airport. Saint Malo 430 km, Calais 700 km. ‘So many things to enjoy around here. One week is not enough’: a quote from one of our guests.

Other Activities: Rowing, canoeing, horse riding (to rent or fees)

Golf: 3 beautiful golf courses in the area, more information in our Local Guide

In the nearby village: yoga class in summer. 4 kms away: aqua gym in summer in outdoor swimming pool and horse riding club

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Rates & Availability

From €410 Per week

Chaniers Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
school holidays and mid season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€580
 
 
low season
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 6 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€410
 
 
school holidays and mid season
Feb 7 2015 - Mar 7 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€580
 
 
low season
Mar 8 2015 - Apr 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€410
 
 
school holidays and midseason
Apr 11 2015 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€580
 
 
peak season
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€680
 
 
mid season
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€580
 
 
low season
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 16 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€410
 
 
school holidays and mid season
Oct 17 2015 - Oct 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€580
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €300
Notes € 1,00 = 0,7859 £ GBP (september 2014).
- Low season (€ 410): a € 55 heating fixed sum is charged on top of the weekly rate.
- In case of heating in the months of may to september, € 55 charged per week. This is due to the high rise in gas supply prices.
We can supply, for you convenience, bed linen, towels, cleaning service, baby sitting, wood : cf. brochure/service rates sent by e mail.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Chaniers Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Backpack
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , With a view on the garden
  • The bathroom is equipped with both a bathtub with shower, and with an independent shower. Toilets on each floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Vigne Bedroom - 1 queen , Master bedroom bed 63 in/160 cm
    Chambre Bleue - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 master bedroom with a Queen size bed (160 cm) , 1 twin bedded bedroom with 2 single beds (90 cm). Plenty of wardrobes and cabinets, duvets and blankets.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Very practical house to live in. Open-plan kitchen with sizable cooking space and lots of cabinets. Spacious and modern bathroom overlooking the greenery with independent shower, big bathtub, 2 wash basins and WC. 2nd WC downstairs. Large wardrobes in bedrooms and hanging space. Terracotta tiles on the ground floor. Convenient laundry room + storage room (for bicycles, canoe, beach, golf or fishing equipment, etc). ‘Guest Manual' at your disposal. Tourism guides. Private outdoor parking. Extractor hood, ironing equipment, kettle, coffee machine, toaster, blender, mixer, juicer. Books. Games for children. Cot available on request. For your convenience, sheets, bath linen, wood for fireplace, cleaning service, babysitting: can be supplied (extra charge). Internet at the village library and in town. also wifi at our home if needed 'Perfect place for couples; ideal for families': this is a quote from one of our guests. Enjoy this gite rental in Charente Maritime.

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