TRADITIONAL CHARENTE FARMHOUSE WITH PRIVATE POOL IN CHARMING VILLAGE

Iain Macmillan

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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TRADITIONAL CHARENTE FARMHOUSE WITH PRIVATE POOL IN CHARMING VILLAGE

Saint-Jean-d'Angely area Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Lovingly restored luxury self-catering accommodation in un-spoilt rural idyll

Built in 1817, La Grille is set on the edge of the charming hamlet of Fresneau with its honey-coloured stone walls and canal roof tiles. Surrounded by vineyards and fields of sunflowers as far as the eye can see, it is the perfect haven for lazy days in the sun. Beautiful Charentaise arched entrance gates open onto a large gravel sweep edged with flowering shrubs and climbing roses. The pool and cottage (with original bread oven, sleeps 2) are nestled in a secluded walled garden, filled with colourful borders and an abundance of passion flowers and hollyhocks. Both the covered terrace and paved pool area are the perfect setting for enjoying hot summers days and dining 'al fresco'. The original character of the house (sleeps 6), with its attractive stone fireplaces, exposed beams, wood paneling and tiled and wooden floors throughout has been carefully integrated with up-to-date facilities to create this charming and luxurious property.

The Local Area - Things to Do and Places to Visit: Whether you want an active holiday or simply to relax soaking up the summer sun in this idyllic spot, there is something for everyone at La Grille! The neighbouring town of MATHA is well serviced by supermarkets, butchers, patissiers, banks, a post office and a thriving weekly market. Many of the surrounding villages have a family-run boulangerie selling freshly-baked bread and pastries. There are several good restaurants nearby and plenty of local vineyards where you can sample and buy excellent wines for next to nothing. And of course, you could try the local aperitif - Pineau des Charentes. Play tennis only a few minutes walk away in the neighbouring village of HAIMPS, or enjoy a round of golf at the course in COGNAC. With very little traffic, the area is ideal for both walking and cycling. There are lots of interconnecting lanes which gently weave their way through fields, woodland and forgotten hamlets. With plenty of spots to enjoy long, lazy picnics in the heat of the day.

Beautiful beaches are under an hour away and there are some very pretty towns and villages well worth a visit:

ST JEAN D'ANGELY with its colourful twice weekly market selling fresh regional produce, cobbled streets and medieval timber framed buildings; SAINTES with its Roman amphitheatre and river trips along the Charente;

LA ROCHELLE with its chic shopping, charming harbour and state of the art aquarium; COGNAC with its famous brandy houses and river cruises; the island of ILE DE RE with its wonderful seafood restaurants.

There are plenty of activities on offer for the younger guest:

The Futuroscope theme park at POITIERS; a fantastic swim centre at ST JEAN D'ANGELY (Atlantys);

The world famous zoo at LA PALMYRE near ROYAN; make your own chocolate at the Chocolate Factory in Tous Palis near ANGOULEME; visit The Valley of the Monkeys in VIENNE; a wonderful park in COGNAC offering crazy golf, playgrounds, a large sandpit, canoes and pedalos on the Charente and much more.

GETTING THERE: The Charente Region benefits from good transport connections which make travel to La Grille easy.

There are airports at LA ROCHELLE, POITIERS, LIMOGES and ANGOULEME all within 90 minutes. BORDEAUX airport is less than two hours away.

There is a wide range of flights from airports around the UK to choose from, including direct flights to LA ROCHELLE and POITIERS from SCOTLAND, and arranging car hire for your onward journey is straightforward.

If you prefer to travel by train, take EUROSTAR to PARIS or LILLE and connect with a high speed TGV to ANGOULEME.

Yet another option is to take your own car. La Grille is only a seven hour drive from CALAIS on non-congested roads. Alternatively, by taking the ferry to LE HAVRE or CAEN, you can complete your journey in a leisurely five hours.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Iain Macmillan (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Children loved the huge park in Cognac - trampolines, climbing, pedalos. The chocolate factory and boat trips on the river in Saintes. Great places to eat.
Aug 2013
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Angouleme
Nearest Ferry
300 Miles
Caen
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Angouleme
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
A10, junction 34 at St Jean D'Angely
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
beach
Car: necessary

The nearby town of Matha is well serviced by supermarkets, butchers, patissiers, banks, a post office and thriving weekly market. Many of the surrounding villages have a family-run boulangerie selling freshly-baked bread and pastries.

There are several good restaurants nearby and plenty of local vineyards where you can sample and buy excellent wines for next to nothing. And of course, you could try the local aperitif - Pineau des Charentes, or visit the famous brandy houses in Cognac.

If you fancy exploring further afield, there are some very pretty towns and villages well worth a visit - Saint Jean d'Angély, Saintes, La Rochelle on the coast or the island of Île de Ré to name but a few. And so, whether you want an active holiday or simply to relax soaking up the summer sun in this idyllic spot, there is something for everyone at La Grille!

Other Activities: Wine tasting, Bird watching, Theme Parks, Sightseeing, Picnics, Exploring Local Markets

Golf: There is an 18-hole golf course at St Brice, near Cognac.

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Availability & Rates

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Saint-Jean-d'Angely area Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 6
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,125
 
 
Rate 7
Sep 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
 
 
Low season
Dec 27 2014 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
 
 
Mid Season
May 30 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,125
 
 
Mid season
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
 
 
High season
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
 
 
High Season
Jul 25 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,345
 
 
Mid Season
Aug 22 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
 
 
Mid Season
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,125
 
 
Low Season
Sep 19 2015 - Dec 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £500
Notes BOOK FOR 2 WEEKS OR MORE AND RECEIVE A DISCOUNT OF £100 OFF THE TOTAL HOLIDAY COST!!

Cheques payable to CHRISTOPHER STEVENS
A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total booking value is payable in order to confirm the booking. The balance (together with a breakages deposit of £500) is payable within 8 weeks of the commencement of the booking. You will receive confirmation in writ
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Amenities

Amenities

Saint-Jean-d'Angely area Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 266 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Extra large bath with powerful overhead shower
    En-suite - toilet , shower , En-suite to master Bedroom
    Family shower room - toilet , shower , Next to Twin 1 & Twin 2 bedrooms
    Cottage en-suite - toilet , shower , En-suite to cottage twin
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Super King-Size Bed
    Twin 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Twin 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Cottage Twin - 2 twin/ single
  • This large farmhouse provides spacious, comfortable accommodation for up to 6 people in the main house, and a further 2 people in the cottage (included in the overall price). Two travel cots are available on request. There are electric fans in every bedroom. The Cottage (sleeps 2 - included in overall price) is a former bakehouse and still contains the original bread oven and stone fireplace. It the ideal retreat for anyone wanting a bit of peace, away from the main house. Set at the end of the garden, it has a comfortable seating area downstairs and twin beds upstairs. It has its own shower room with basin and WC.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
Notes:
A complimentary 'welcome pack' awaits you on arrival, comprising bread, butter, milk, eggs, water and a bottle of local wine. The heated, floodlit pool measures 8m x 4m, is 1.2 m deep at the shallow end, dropping to a depth of 1.8m. Surrounded by paving, beautiful plants and with plenty of sun loungers and garden furniture, it is the ideal spot for sunbathing. For safety reasons it is securely enclosed by a fence and has a safety cover. Adjacent to the main house is a very large barn housing a ping-pong table, dartboard and barbecue. Bathroom towels are provided, but please bring your own swimming towels. There are plenty of games, packs of cards and jigsaw puzzles. Children's equipment can be provided on request, including two booster-style high chairs and two travel cots.
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